- Who we are;
- What information we may collect about you and when;
- How we might use your information;
- How we protect your information; and
- Your choices regarding the information you provide.
For the purpose of the Data Protection (Jersey) Law 2018 (the “Law”), the Data Controller is Corbett Le Quesne, 1a West’s Centre, St Helier, Jersey, JE2 4ST.
All questions, comments and requests regarding this Policy should be addressed to Advocate Barbara Corbett, at the above address.
- WHO ARE WE?
We are a specialist family law firm based in Jersey, Channel Islands and are regulated by the Law Society of Jersey.
We are also registered with the Office of the Information Commissioner as a Data Controller under the Law and further details may be found on the Commissioner’s website.
- WHAT INFORMATION DO WE COLLECT?
We may collect and process the personal information you provide to us when you:
- Fill out forms on our site http://www.corbettlequesne.com (“Website”);
- Register or subscribe to our newsletters and/or e-alerts;
- Contact us with a request for services.
Depending on the reason for interacting with us, we may collect and hold the following information from you:
- Your name and contact details (including telephone number(s), postal and email address);
- Banking details (if you’re paying for our services or an event we are hosting);
- Your contact preferences; and
- Any other information we may need in order to enable us to provide you with our services.
The Law recognises that certain types of information are more sensitive than others. This is known as “special category data” and means information about health, race, religious beliefs, political opinions, trade union membership, genetic or biometric data, sex life or orientation, or criminal record or alleged criminal activity. We do not collect this kind of information unless there is a clear reason for doing so, such as it is necessary in the context of legal proceedings.
We also collect information about your computer, including where available your IP address, date and time of your visit, operating system, browser type, the URLs of websites that referred you to the website and the path that you take through the website. This is statistical data about users' browsing actions and patterns, and does not identify any individual.
The accuracy of your personal information is important to us and you can help keep our records up to date by telling us when your contact details and other personal information changes, and if you change your mind about how we contact you. If you would like to update the details we hold or change your contact us by sending a request by email to the contact details below.
We may also collect data from third parties.
- WHO DO WE GIVE YOUR INFORMATION TO?
We will keep all personal information which is not publicly available confidential unless:
- you have authorised the disclosure of that information;
- We are required to disclose it for the purposes of any legal or regulatory requirement binding on us; and/or
- We consider that such disclosure is necessary in order to defend against any claim threatened or brought against us by any person.
We may disclose your personal information to third parties:
- if we sell, buy or merge any business or assets, in which case we may disclose your personal data to the prospective seller, buyer or acquirer of such business or assets; or
- if we or substantially all of our assets are acquired by a third party, in which case personal data held by us about our clients will be one of the transferred assets; or
- if we are under a duty to disclose or share your personal data in order to comply with any legal obligation, or in order to enforce or apply our website terms and conditions and other agreements; or
- to protect our rights, property, or safety, the website, our users and any third party we interact with to provide the website.
We may also share your information with our trusted service providers (i.e. our IT supplier) who are authorised to act on our behalf but we will only do so when it is necessary to allow us to provide our services to you.
- HOW DO WE PROTECT YOUR INFORMATION?
We take appropriate measures to ensure that any personal data are kept secure and are kept for the duration of your use of our service. Unfortunately, the transmission of information via the internet is not completely secure. Although we will do our best to protect your personal data, we cannot guarantee the security of your data when transmitted to our site; any transmission is at your own risk. Once we have received your information, we will use strict procedures and security features to try to prevent unauthorised access.
To safeguard against unauthorised access to personal information, all electronic personal information held by us is maintained on systems protected by secure network architectures that contain firewalls and intrusion-detection devices. The servers holding personal information are “backed-up” on a regular basis in an effort to avoid any inadvertent erasure or destruction of such personal information and are stored in facilities with appropriate security and fire-detection and response systems.
Your information is only accessible by those who need access to it and they are required to keep the information secure and confidential.
We only keep your personal information for as long as is required to operate the service you have signed up for, and in accordance with legal requirements, Law Society, tax and accounting rules. Where your information is no longer required, we will ensure it is disposed of, deleted (insofar as is possible to do so) or cached in a secure manner.
- HOW DO WE USE YOUR INFORMATION?
We may use information held about you in the following ways:
- To ensure that content from our site is presented in the most effective manner for you and for your computer.
- To provide you with information, products or services that you request from us or which we feel may interest you, where you have consented to be contacted for such purposes.
- To carry out our obligations arising from any contracts entered into between you and us.
- To allow you to participate in interactive features of our service, when you choose to do so.
- To notify you about changes to our service.
- YOUR RIGHTS
You have the right to access information held about you and you have the right to get any inaccurate information we hold about you corrected. You may also ask for us to erase your information in certain circumstances.
You have the right to ask us not to process your personal data for marketing purposes. We will usually inform you (before collecting your data) if we intend to use your data for such purposes or if we intend to disclose your information to any third party for such purposes. You can also exercise the right at any time by contacting us using our contact details set out below.
If you wish to exercise any of those rights, please contact:
Advocate Barbara Corbett
Corbett Le Quesne
1a West’s Centre
T: +44 (1534) 733030
- RECIPIENTS AND TRANSFER OF DATA
We may transfer personal information to relevant third parties/intermediaries, including Service Providers, legal advisors (including law firms acting for other parties), regulators, the court, and other professional services providers and accountants.
Where we transfer personal information outside the EU/ the EEA to a country that has not been formally assessed as providing “an adequate level of protection” under the European data protection standards we will ensure it is protected and adheres to the requirements in the Data Protection Law. Corbett Le Quesne reserves the right to change Service Providers at any time and without notice to the Client. If you would like specific information including the identity of our Service Providers, please contact us.
Please also see section 16 of our terms and conditions in relation to disclosure in the context of legal proceedings.
If you have any complaints regarding the manner in which we deal with your personal data you may also contact the Information Commissioner:
The Jersey Office of the Information Commissioner
5 Castle Street