Fairmont Lawyers recognizes that its clients are particular about the confidentiality and security of the personal information given to the firm and are devoted to ensure that the privacy of every client is safeguarded.
Consequently, this private policy (Legal Notice) as well as our term of use or any document referred to on it, is planned to notify you about our privacy practices, the category of personal information we request of you, how we use the information in respect to the client’s services we offer.
Additionally, we make available, information on how to get in touch in order for you to gain access to, update or delete your personal information. This information also allows you the right to choose the processing time of your personal information according to the appropriate laws as well as clarify and answer any questions you may have about our privacy practices.
For the purpose of the Data Protection Act 1998 (the Act), the data controller is Fairmont Lawyers of 1 Canada Square, London.
Information We May Collect From You
With the intention to provide immigration consulting and legal services, Fairmont Lawyers will request your name, email address, phone number and a summary about your case when you contact us through our ‘Contact Us’ page on our website (www.fairmontlawyers.com). If you contact us, we may keep a record of the conversation between you and our representative. We may also request that you complete the research purpose surveys, although not obligatory.
We may also be needing the details of your visits to our site which will include your location, traffic and other message data upon visitation which are essential for our advert purposes and that could be accessible to you.
Questions and Answers Service
When you contact us through our Question and Answers or Frequently asked questions (FAQ) page of our website, we will display the information you submit as well as your enquiry to our website. We may be retrieving your name, email and any other information you provided that you would like to be treated as confidential.
Perhaps we receive a notification from you that an information which you have submitted is invalid, inappropriate or false; or you would prefer we took it off the website, we will respond with an immediate action by either amending or getting rid of the information from the site.
Uses of Personal Information
The personal information we receive from you is preserved for the purpose of contacting you with the intention to provide legal services to you. We also seek to establish a lawyer-client relationship with you, which is created on the basis of your communication to us through our contact Us page. The lawyer-client relationship can only be established, once we have reached a pact and you have met the requirements involved in setting you up as a client for the firm.
The personal information is also necessary to enable us send you updates on your legal developments, our services, news and events which may be beneficial to you and to ensure that content from our site is presented in the most effective manner for you and for your computer. Similarly, for the need to communicate with you about your question which we will put up on our question and answer section of our website and to generally send invitations to you on our professional parties and promotional activities.
We may at some point employ the services of Data Processors who specialize in Advertising, marketing, printing, IT and other related areas to enable us modify our services to you. Although it may require us to reveal your personal information to these professionals which will be essentially administered for a course; be rest assured that the services of the data processors employed on your account, will conform to the Data Protection Act 1998.
Fairmont Lawyers may have some exceptions to maintaining the privacy of your personal information these include in situations where we may be required to release information to the government or other law enforcement agencies or in the case of an investigation for unlawful activities. The interception of third parties or private communications or access transmission may also be an exemption in the restriction to disclosing your personal information.
In the case of a change in business where our business is merged, sold or transferred to another business, we may see the need to disclose your details to our advisers and the involved parties who may also pass your personal information to their advisers as well as to the new owners of the business or assets.
Otherwise, your personal information will not be revealed or released to any third parties for any other reason. We will ensure that we safeguard your information and secure your identity.
IP Adresses & Cookies
Fairmont Lawyers may collect information about your computer, including where available your IP address, operating system and browser type, for system administration. This is statistical data about our users’ browsing actions and patterns, and does not identify any individual.
For the same reason, we may obtain information about your general internet usage by using a cookie file which is stored on the hard drive of your computer. Cookies contain information that is transferred to your computer’s hard drive. They help us to improve our site and to deliver a better and more personalised service. They enable us to:
- Estimate our audience size and usage pattern;
- Store information about your preferences, and so allow us to customise our site according to your individual interests;
- Speed up your searches; and
- Recognise you when you return to our site.
Where we store your personal data
Where we have given you (or where you have chosen) a password which enables you to access certain parts of our site you are responsible for keeping this password confidential. We ask you not to share a password with anyone.
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 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.
Links with other websites
Our site, (www.fairmontlwayers.com) may, from time to time, contain links to and from third parties’ websites. If you follow a link to any of these websites, please note that these websites have their own privacy policies and that we do not accept any responsibility or liability for these policies. Please check these policies before you submit any personal data to these websites.
Your rights to access personal information
The Act gives you the right to access information held about you. You can exercise right of access in accordance with the Act. Any access request may be subject to a fee to meet our costs in providing you with details of the information we hold about you.s