- This notice applies to data used for business development purposes.
- All tenants (including Members of Chambers and Door Tenants) of Brick Court Chambers (“Chambers”) are joint data controllers for the purposes of processing business development data.
- Personal data is collected and processed for business development purposes by the Chambers’ Business Development Committee, by individual Members of Chambers and Door Tenants, and by members of Chambers’ staff working under their direction or on their behalf. To view a list of our Members and Door Tenants on our website, where the contact details for each of them are available, please click here.
COLLECTION OF PERSONAL DATA
- We collect personal data from you when you correspond with Members of Chambers or Chambers’ staff, by telephone, email or otherwise, including during the carrying out of professional instructions, in the course of any enquiries you make with regard to instructing or engaging a Member of Chambers, when you attend a Chambers event or when you subscribe to Chambers email or news updates.
- We may also collect personal data about you from publicly available sources such as the website of your firm or company or from other individuals within your firm or company.
- The personal data we process may include any personal details including your name, job title and business contact details e.g. business address, email and phone numbers.
WHY WE PROCESS PERSONAL DATA
- We process your personal data for the purpose of marketing the work of Chambers, including providing information to you regarding Chambers’ work and related marketing activities such as seminars or conferences that Chambers might conduct or in which Chambers might have an involvement, or to invite you to social events.
- We may send you electronic news items (such as updates about recent cases) and invitations to conferences, seminars and similar events that we believe may be of interest to you. You are able to opt out of receiving such communications. In certain cases (where this is required by law), you will only receive electronic marketing communications if you have opted in to do so.
- Your personal data may be shared internally within Chambers e.g. if you are listed on an event attendance list, your data will be shared with those Members of Chambers, Door Tenants, Pupils and Mini-pupils and staff who may be attending the event.
- We will not routinely share your personal data for marketing purposes with external organisations, except where we are required to provide attendance lists to external venues of Chambers events for security and fire safety regulations or where a service provider is engaged to assist us in our external communications (e.g. by sending out mail or post on our behalf). We may also provide your personal data to bodies or publications that rank lawyers or organise awards (such as the legal directories) where you are put forward to provide a reference.
- The legal basis for the processing of your personal data is that the processing is necessary for the purposes of Chambers’ legitimate interests, including for planning and organising business development and marketing of Chambers’ work. In addition, the processing may be based on your consent where you have expressly given that to us.
TRANSFER OF DATA OVERSEAS
- In some cases, we may transfer your personal data to a country outside the EEA or to an international organisation, for example in connection with the organisation of a Chambers overseas event or when a Member of Chambers or member of Chambers’ staff needs to access this data whilst overseas. A transfer of this type may be made:
(1) Where the European Commission has determined that the non-EEA country (or a territory or sector within it) or international organisation provides an adequate level of data protection; or
(2) Where you have explicitly consented to the proposed transfer after having been informed of the possible risks.
- We intend to review our business development contact lists at least every two years for the purpose of ensuring that it remains necessary to retain your personal data for the purposes referred to above.
- Annual back-up tapes of Brick Court Chambers’ electronic systems will be retained centrally for 16 years and stored securely. Any personal data recorded on such tapes will not be deleted whilst the tape is retained. However, such tapes will be used only in order to restore, where necessary, specific files or emails when it is permissible to do so under our Data Retention Policy.
- If you have consented to receive marketing communications you may opt out at a later date. If you no longer wish to be contacted for marketing purposes please email email@example.com.
- You have the right to object to the processing of your personal data for the purposes referred to in this notice. To do so, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
- You also have the right to request a copy of, deletion of or correction of, your personal data. To do so, please email email@example.com.
- Full details of these rights are set out in articles 15 to 21 of the GDPR.
- You have the right to lodge a complaint regarding the processing of your personal data with the Information Commissioner: https://ico.org.uk/.
Any questions, comments and requests regarding this privacy notice should be addressed to firstname.lastname@example.org.