Pure Business Law
IMPORTANT LEGAL NOTICE
This legal notice applies to the entire contents of the Website under the domain name www.purebusinesslaw.com (“Website”).
Pure Business Law Ltd (“PBL”) is committed to protecting and respecting your privacy.
This notice sets out the basis on which any personal data we collect from you, or that you provide to us, will be processed by us. Please read the following carefully to understand how we will treat it, protect it and to understand more about your rights. By providing your personal information to us you are agreeing to us using your information as described in this policy.
We or Us: Pure Business Law Ltd (10405413), a company registered in England & Wales, 3 Duke Street, Bedford MK40 3HR
Personal data: Any data or information, in electronic or organised hard copy, that identifies you personally or which relates to you when you are identifiable.
Special categories of personal data: Sensitive information relating to you, namely: health records; information regarding your sex life, sexual orientation, political opinions, religious or philosophical beliefs, racial or ethnic origin, trade union membership; and genetic and biometric data
Personal data we process
• Your name and contact details
• ID and other information we require to conduct due diligence on you
• Personal and financial information relating to your matter
• Special categories of personal data, where relevant to your matter
Our lawful basis for processing your personal data and special categories of personal data (sensitive information)
You have instructed us to give you advice and/or representation. Our relationship is a contractual one, and it is a requirement that you agree to our terms of business. To perform this contract, it is unavoidable that this requires us to collect, process and store personal information about you.
We have legal and regulatory duties to process certain personal data, including ID and other information we require to conduct due diligence on you.
The information requested when you instruct us is required in order to identify you and perform our service for you. If you do not provide the requested information we will not be able to provide our service to you.
We have a legitimate interest in contacting you in the future to provide you with relevant professional updates and promote our services to you.
For special categories of personal data, we are permitted to process your data (e.g. health records) with your consent.
How will we use your personal data
We use information you provide to us in the following ways:
to identify you and provide you with the services you have requested;
to provide you with information you have requested about services we offer;
to carry out our obligations arising from any contracts entered into between you and us and to provide you with the information and services that you request from us;
to notify you about changes to our service;
to deal with your feedback, query or complaint;
we also use your information to administer, support, improve and develop our business generally and to enforce our legal rights.
Where we get your personal data from
You or your representatives
Other parties you instruct us to contact (e.g. doctors, employers, estate agents, accountants, banks, surveyors, medical professionals, courts, regulatory bodies and other advisors and specialists related to your matter)
Our clients and matter contacts may also provide us information about you if you are involved in a transaction or dispute with one of our clients or have a connection with them such as being a tenant or employee of a client.
Your data rights
You have the right, free of charge, to:
Access your personal data (known as a subject access request)
Have mistakes rectified
Have your personal data erased by us or restrict the way we process your personal data (subject to certain conditions)
‘Port’ your personal data to another provider
Object to us using your personal data for direct marketing
Not be subject to ‘automated processing’ (often referred to as ‘profiling’).
You simply need to contact us to exercise any of your rights. In the case of newsletters and email marketing, there is always an ‘unsubscribe’ button in our emails.
For more information on your legal rights see the Information Commissioner’s website (www.ico.org.uk).
Retention of personal data
We are required by our insurers and regulators to keep your file and personal data for minimum periods. We are not however permitted to keep your personal data indefinitely or for longer than is necessary.
Our retention policy is that the minimum period we will keep files and other personal data relating to a matter is six years. We may keep your file for significantly longer than that if it is necessary and in our legitimate interests to do so.
We operate a rolling annual programme of file destruction. All our files and other documents containing personal data are destroyed securely.
Sharing your personal data
We may need to share your personal data with other professionals who we instruct on your behalf, third parties who are vital to a matter (e.g. regulators, insurers), providers of services that are necessary to progress a matter (e.g. to perform our client due diligence checks on you), and people who you ask us to share your personal data with (such as estate agents, family members or other representatives).
We may also need to share your personal data with our regulators, insurers, and law enforcement agencies.
We may use external auditors to review our files for training, compliance and quality.
Where we share your personal data with third parties, we will ensure that they have appropriate data protection arrangements in place.
Where we hold your personal data
Your data will be stored at our offices and on our IT equipment, or where your information is shared with a third party, at their premises or on their IT equipment.
Transferring your personal data outside of the EEA
Since we do not have offices outside England & Wales, we have no reason to transfer your personal data outside the European Economic Area unless you or a third party with whom we must share your personal data are based outside the EEA.
Where we use third party IT services (e.g. ‘cloud’ based software) we shall ensure that their data centres are either within the EEA or that there are lawful safeguards in place to protect your personal data to the same standard as if it were held within the EEA.
Data Protection Officer
Our Data Protection Officer (DPO) is: Eve Jarrett
Tel: 01234 938089
For the purpose of Data Protection legislation, the data controller is Pure Business Law Ltd.
Complaints and questions
If you have a complaint or question about our use of your personal data, please contact in the first instance our Privacy Manager.
You may also make complaints directly to the Information Commissioner’s Office (web: www.ico.org.uk/concerns tel: 0303 123 1113).
This policy is effective from 25 May 2018.
Please note that the information contained in this website is general information based on English law.
Although we are careful to ensure that the information on our website is up to date and correct, we do not accept responsibility for any omissions or mistakes or for any articles which may be out of date and or warrant its accuracy and completeness.
Please also note that by using this website, you agree that you have read this disclaimer and that you agree the terms and conditions of operation contained in this disclaimer. If you do not agree these terms and conditions you are not authorised to use this website.
We operate in the United Kingdom and we pride ourselves on our reputation for acting fairly and ethically wherever we do business. Our reputation is built on our values as a ﬁrm, the values of our employees and our collective commitment to acting with integrity. We condemn corruption in all its forms and we will not tolerate it in our business or in those with whom we do business.
The contents of this website do not constitute legal advice or other professional advice and is for educational purposes only. It is not intended to amount to advice on which you should rely. Users should not act or rely in any way on information contained on this website. Any reliance upon the information that we have given on this site is at the user’s own risk. You must obtain legal or other professional advice before taking or refraining from any action based on the content of our site.
We disclaim all liability for loss or damage whether direct, indirect or consequential that may arise from your use of the information on this website, failing to access information contained in this website, from delay or the failure to respond to an enquiry, or from any information or omission contained in this website and or for any typographical or other errors or omissions within the material contained in this website or its accurateness and completeness.
Business or Professional Relationship
The contents of this website does not constitute legal or other professional advice. Your use of this website (whether by your submission of any online document to us or to persons acting on our behalf or our confirmation of submission of any document from you) is not intended to create a business or professional relationship with us. No formal relationship between solicitor and client is created until Pure Business Law has accepted instructions from you in writing in accordance with its terms and conditions of business.
Whilst we use our best endeavours to ensure that our website is operational 24 hours a day and free from viruses or bugs, we are unable to guarantee this. Access to our website may be suspended on a temporary basis and without notice for any reason and for reasons beyond our control. We will therefore not be liable if for any reason the website is unavailable at any time or for any period.
You are responsible for configuring your information technology, computer programmes and platform to access the site and should use your own virus protection software. Whilst we do take reasonable care to ensure that our website and the materials available from it are virus-free we cannot accept liability for any viruses you may download.
Links to and from other websites
Links to third party websites are provided for your convenience only and do not mean that we endorse those sites or make any representation about them or any material found there. If you use these links you leave our website. Pure Business Law is not responsible for the content of such websites.
If you decide to access any of the third-party websites linked to our website, you do so entirely at your own risk. You should exercise caution and look at the privacy statement applicable to the website in question.
Intellectual Property Rights
We are the owner of all the intellectual property rights (including, without any limits copyright and trademarks) in our website.
Copying parts or all this website is prohibited without the express written permission of Pure Business Law. This also includes without limitation, all text, claim forms, images and plans unless otherwise stated.
Links to this website must not be included in any other website without our express written permission.
Governing law and Jurisdiction
This website and your use of it is governed by the laws of England and Wales. By accessing our website, you agree that the courts of England and Wales have jurisdiction in respect of any claims or disputes which may arise in relation to the Website.
We may make changes to the material on this website at any time without notice – we, therefore, recommend that you check these pages from time to time.
Please also note that your continued access of this website after the posting of any changes indicates your acceptance of such changes.
This policy is effective from 25 May 2018.
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This policy is effective from 25 May 2018.
WARNING: Cyber-crime is on the increase and, like businesses in other sectors, law ﬁrms and their clients are being targeted. We take our responsibilities very seriously, which is why we employ security measures to try and avoid you and our ﬁrm becoming victims. One way criminals try to steal money is to hack into legitimate emails passing between a law ﬁrm and its clients and then try to convince the client that the law ﬁrm has changed its bank account details, to get the client to transfer money to the criminal’s bank account.
If you ever receive an email or other correspondence saying we have changed our bank account details you MUST contact us before transferring any money to the “new” account, as it is almost certain to be a fraud.