STS Solicitors is the controller and is responsible for your personal data. STS Solicitors is the trading name of ST Sisters Solicitors Limited, registered at Companies House in England and Wales under company registration number 8015676 and authorised and regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) under SRA number 567643. The firm’s registered address is at 27A Prayle Grove, London, NW2 1BA.
THE DATA WE COLLECT ABOUT YOU
The firm collects personal data of all prospective and current clients for the purpose of providing legal services. There may be circumstances whereby the firm collects personal data of individuals who are not a client of the firm but the data is provided by a client of the firm (who are authorised to disclose such data), in the course of providing legal services or pursuant to legal requirements.
We may collect, use and store different kinds of personal data about you which is required to effectively provide legal services or pursuant to legal requirements, which may include, but not be limited to:
We collect personal data by way of telephone, email, post, through this website and in person.
IF YOU FAIL TO PROVIDE PERSONAL DATA
Where we need to collect personal data by law, or under the terms of a contract we have with you and you fail to provide that data when requested, we may not be able to perform the contract we have or are trying to enter into with you.
HOW WE PROCESS YOUR PERSONAL DATA
We will only use your personal data when the law allows us to. Most commonly, we will use your personal data in the following circumstances:
DISCLOSURE OF YOUR PERSONAL DATA
We may have to share your personal data with the parties set out below:
We require all third parties to respect the security of your personal data and to treat it in accordance with the law. We do not allow third-party service providers to use your personal data for their own purposes and only permit them to process your personal data for specified purposes and in accordance with our instructions.
HOW LONG WE RETAIN YOUR PERSONAL DATA
We will only retain your personal data for as long as necessary to fulfil the purposes we collected it for, including for the purposes of satisfying any legal, accounting, or reporting requirements. By law we have to keep basic information about our clients for at least six years after they cease being clients for tax purposes. To determine the appropriate retention period for personal data, we consider the amount, nature, and sensitivity of the personal data, the potential risk of harm from unauthorised use or disclosure of your personal data, the purposes for which we process your personal data and whether we can achieve those purposes through other means, and the applicable legal requirements.
YOUR DUTY TO INFORM US OF CHANGES
It is important that the personal data we hold about you is accurate and current. Please keep us informed if your personal data changes.
We have put in place appropriate security measures to prevent your personal data from being accidentally lost, used or accessed in an unauthorised way, altered or disclosed. In addition, we limit access to your personal data to those employees, agents, contractors and other third parties who have a business need to know. They will only process your personal data on our instructions and they are subject to a duty of confidentiality.
YOUR LEGAL RIGHTS
Your rights under data protection laws in relation to your personal data are as follows:
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