‘AA Thornton’ (the “firm”, “us”, “we” or “our”), is committed to ensuring that any personal data collected via the firm’s website, www.aathorton.com, in respect of any natural person(s), including but not limited to, clients, suppliers, foreign associates, and employees (including prospective employees) is appropriately protected in accordance with the EU General Data Protection Regulation (Regulation 2016/679) (“GDPR”).
We may ask you to provide personal data via our website in a number of circumstances, including, but not limited to: when you ask us to contact you via our website, for example, to provide you with legal advice, to provide you with information about the firm or any events hosted by the firm; when you access an on-line client portal available via our website; when you sign up to receive any information from us including, but not limited to: legal updates, social media posts, and any other marketing information; or when you apply for or accept employment with the firm.
If you have supplied us with personal data via our website previously but have not previously given formal consent for us to store, process or use that information, we will ask for your formal consent, and in the absence of such consent being given, delete the information from all of our records within sixty calendar days from the date on which we sought your consent.
We collect personal data via our website in a number of circumstances, which may include:
We will only process your personal data to the extent that the law allows us to do so. Under the GDPR, we rely on the following legal bases for processing:
In any circumstances in which we request or obtain personal data from you via our website, our reason(s) for collecting that data, the intended use of the data by us, and the extent to which, if any, the data will be processed by us, shall be made clear to you. If you do not provide us with the information requested by us from time to time, we may not be able to provide services to you or otherwise fulfil the purpose for which we have requested this information; in these circumstances, we shall inform you accordingly where we have your contact information.
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When we obtain personal data from you via our website we shall keep that information for no longer than 6 months, should we not engage with your further.
If you do not wish for us to keep your personal data for the period that we have specified, upon request from you, we shall undertake to remove the data from our records or reduce the period in question, as appropriate, within thirty working days of receipt of your request.
We take the safety of personal data received via our website very seriously. Appropriate precautions will be taken by us to ensure that any personal data we receive is kept confidential and secure in accordance with our internal procedures. Further details regarding these procedures may be made available upon request. Personal data that we receive via our website may be stored by us either in hard or soft copy.
The transmission of information via the internet is not completely secure. When we correspond with you via the internet, although we will do our best to protect your personal data, we cannot guarantee its security. Any transmission of information by you is at your own risk.
You agree that we have the right to share your personal data with selected third parties including our business partners, suppliers and sub-contractors for the performance of any contract we enter into with them which relates to you or the services which we are going to provide to you.
We will also disclose personal data to third parties:
In order to provide our services to you, we may be required to share your personal data with organisations outside of the European Economic Area. We will only do so if we have ensured that there are appropriate safeguards in place, if we have your explicit consent to do so, or if it is necessary for the performance of a contract between you and us, or the implementation of pre-contractual measures taken at your request.
Further detail can be found in our Terms of Business.
Under the GDPR, in certain circumstances you have the right to:
If you want to exercise any of these rights, please contact us using the details below.
If you no longer wish to receive our marketing emails, you can unsubscribe by selecting the option at the bottom of those emails. You will have the option to opt out of just that particular type of email, or opt out of all of our marketing emails in general. Once you have opted out we will not contact you again for marketing purposes unless you re-subscribe through our website.
If you wish to contact us or have any questions relating to this policy please email email@example.com.