Data Protection law says that we are allowed to use personal information only if we have a proper reason to do so. This includes sharing it outside of Hall Morrice. The reasons we collect and use your data are:
We collect personal data as is required to fulfil our contract with you when you sign an engagement letter or request advice, products or services and, if you agree consent, to email you about other products and services we think may be of interest to you.
Information we may collect includes:
Information may be obtained from you face to face, through e-mail or telephone calls, from public information sources such as Companies House, or completion of online documentation. We may also receive information from your previous advisers such as accountants or lawyers.
As the information is required to enable us to provide our services if you opt not to provide it we may not be able to continue to advise you.
We will collect and use your information only where:
There may be situations where the information we require is a special category of personal data under the legislation. In this case we will explain why we need it and obtain your consent to obtain the data. This situation most commonly occurs where we are arranging life assurance products and need to obtain medical information from you.
We may share your data with these organisations but only for the reasons outlined in "How the law protects you":
We periodically check that these third parties have appropriate safeguards in place to protect your data and that they are compliant with Data Protection Regulations.
The majority of your information is processed in the UK and European Economic Area (EEA). However, as part of the services offered to you, some of your information may be transferred to countries outside the EEA.
Where your information is being processed outside of the EEA we will take steps to ensure that appropriate security measures are taken with the aim of ensuring that your privacy rights continue to be protected as outlined in this Policy. We will put in place legal agreements with said parties to ensure they meet these obligations.
If you use our services while you are outside the EU, your information may be transferred outside the EU in order to provide you with those services.
What personal information do we collect from the people that visit our website?
When submitting an enquiry via our website, you may be asked to enter your name, email address, phone number or other details to help us with your enquiry.
When do we collect information?
We collect information from you when you fill out a form or enter information on our site.
How do we use your information?
We may use the information we collect from you when you browse the website, sign up to our newsletter, submit an enquiry, or use certain other site features in the following ways:
To allow us to better service you in responding to your enquiry
To send you our newsletter if you have opted to receive it
To follow up with you after correspondence (email or phone enquiries)
Do we use 'cookies'?
You can choose to have your computer warn you each time a cookie is being sent, or you can choose to turn off all cookies. You do this through your browser settings. Since each browser is a little different, look at your browser's settings to learn the correct way to modify your cookies.
We do not sell, trade, or otherwise transfer to outside parties any information you submit to us via our website.
We do not include or offer third-party products or services on our website.
The accuracy of your information is important to us and we will update the information as appropriate. If you change your contact information please notify us and we will update our records.
You have a number of specific rights, these are summarised below:
Please contact us in any of the ways set out in the Contact information and further advicesection if you wish to exercise any of these rights.
We keep this privacy statement under regular review and will place any updates on this website. If there are important changes such as changes to where your personal data will be processed; we will contact you to let you know. Paper copies of the privacy statement may also be obtained from our Aberdeen Office.
This privacy statement was last updated on 25th May 2018.
Hall Morrice LLP
6&7 Queens Terrace
We seek to resolve directly all complaints about how we handle personal information but you also have the right to lodge a complaint with the Information Commissioner's Office, whose contact details are as follows:
Information Commissioner's Office
Telephone - 0303 123 1113 (local rate) or 01625 545 745
Website - https://ico.org.uk/concerns