Our Privacy Policy

This Notice sets out YOUR RIGHTS under General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) from 25 May 2018 & Data Protection Act 2017, and the information we must give you by law.

Who we are (identity of the data controller): Levi Solicitors LLP. Registered No. OC316402, Registered Office 33 St Paul’s Street, Leeds, LS1 2JJ. Tel. 0113 244 9931.Solicitors Regulation Authority No. 440411.VAT number 169907416

Contact responsible for data protection: Janet Babington; janet@levisolicitors.co.uk; tel. 0113 244 9931

Our purpose in processing your personal data & our lawful basis for the processing:

  1. To provide you with legal professional services, we need to obtain, use and store your personal information. The provision of relevant personal data is a statutory and contractual obligation; failure to provide the required personal data means we will be unable to act for you. Our lawful basis for processing your personal information when we act for you as a client is: Performance of a contract to which the data subject is party, or steps prior to entering into a contract at the request of the data subject, and Compliance with a legal obligation the controller is bound to comply with. We may also when necessary rely upon the following lawful bases: Protection of your vital interests; Performance of a task carried out in the public interest; Legitimate interest.
  2. We would also like to provide you with information about our services. In order to do so we may collect and process information that you provide by completing forms and surveys on our website; giving information to us during telephone calls; and, correspondence with us. We may keep a record of details of your visits to our website Our websites may store “cookies” on your computer, designed to remember your browsing preferences. We may obtain information about your general internet usage by using a cookie file which is stored on the hard drive of your computer. You may refuse to accept cookies by activating the setting on your browser (learn more about how to disable cookies by visiting allaboutcookies.org). If you put personal information on publicly available parts of our websites, this will be accessible to persons in countries outside the EU. We do not undertake automated decision making or profiling. Our lawful basis for processing your personal information when we provide you with information about our services is: Legitimate interestWe may also rely on Consent if your consent has been obtained for a specific purpose.

YOUR RIGHT TO OBJECT TO DIRECT MARKETING

You have the right to object to direct marketing by us at any time. As soon as you object, we will stop processing your personal data for direct marketing purposes.

OBJECT TO DIRECT MARKETING BY CLICKING HERE

OR send an email to unsubscribe@levisolicitors.co.uk 

We do not sell your personal information to third parties. We will keep your personal information confidential.  The Firm has a duty to keep your personal data safe, secure, and up to date; to use it fairly and lawfully and only for the said stated purposes; and, to handle it according to your rights.

The Firm will not transfer your personal data outside the EU unless it is necessary for the performance of your contract with us, or other legal basis, or without adequate safeguards.

The Firm may disclose your personal information to the extent that the Firm is required to do so by law; in connection with any legal proceedings or prospective legal proceedings; and, in order to establish, exercise or defend the Firm’s legal rights. If our assets are acquired by a third party, personal data held about our customers will be one of the transferred assets.

Our websites may contain links to internet sites owned by others. The transmission of information via the internet is not completely secure and as we cannot guarantee the security of your data transmitted to our site, such transmission is therefore at your own risk. We are not responsible for the content, privacy policies or personal information that such sites may collect or place on your computer.

The Firm will keep your personal data confidential save for the purposes set out herein, and will take reasonable technical and organisational precautions to prevent the loss, misuse or alteration of your personal information.

Retention period – Client files may be destroyed once the potential limitation date for bringing a claim in law has expired. Personal data unrelated to a client file and held for marketing purposes will be deleted as soon as consent is withdrawn OR once there is no legitimate business interest in retaining it, whichever is the sooner.

Your Right To Access

You have a right to know what Personal Information we hold about you. Your ‘Subject access request’ should be made in writing to Janet Babington, Levi Solicitors LLP, 33 St Paul’s Street, Leeds LS1 2JJ or by email at janet@levisolicitors.co.uk. (Reasonable adjustment will be made under the Equality Act 2010 to accept a verbal request in case of unreasonable difficulty in making a written request).

We are required to verify your identity before providing information, in line with our duty of confidentiality. If there is a large amount of information, we may ask you to specify the information the request relates to. We will provide the information within 1 month unless it is complex. There is normally no charge for the first copy. Please see ico.org.uk for more detail on your rights regarding timescales/costs.

Your Right To Rectification

You are entitled to have personal data rectified if it is inaccurate or incomplete. Please make your request in writing to Janet Babington, Levi Solicitors LLP, 33 St Paul’s Street, Leeds LS1 2JJ or by email at janet@levisolicitors.co.uk. (Reasonable adjustment will be made under the Equality Act 2010 to accept a verbal request in case of unreasonable difficulty in making a written request)

Your Right To Portability

Portability allows you to transfer your personal data easily from one IT environment to another. Requests should be made in writing to Janet Babington at janet@levisolicitors.co.uk.  The Firm will respond within 1 month with the data or to explain why an extension is necessary. We will provide the personal data, free of charge, in a structured, commonly used and machine-readable form. If you ask, we may be able to transmit the data directly to another organisation. If the personal data concerns more than one individual, we will consider whether providing the information would prejudice the rights of another individual. If we can’t do what you ask, we will explain why and inform of your right to complain to the supervisory authority & to a judicial remedy.

Your Right To Erasure

We have a duty to keep your personal data for no longer than is absolutely necessary. You have the right to erasure of your personal data by the Firm where the personal data is no longer necessary in relation to the purpose for which it was originally collected/processed, or when you object to the processing and there is no overriding legitimate interest for continuing the processing. Requests should be made in writing to Janet Babington at Levi Solicitors LLP, 33 St Paul’s Street, Leeds LS1 2JJ or by email at janet@levisolicitors.co.uk (although reasonable adjustment will be made under the Equality Act 2010 to accept a verbal request in case of unreasonable difficulty in making a written request). We can refuse if the data is being held or processed in connection with any legal proceedings or prospective legal proceedings; and, in order to establish, exercise or defend the Firm’s legal rights.

Your Right To Lodge A Complaint With A Supervisory Authority

You have the right to make a complaint to the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) if you are concerned that the Firm is: not keeping your information secure; holds inaccurate information about you; has disclosed information about you; is keeping information about you for longer than is necessary; or, has collected information for one reason and is using it for something else. You must first raise your concern in writing to Janet Babington at Levi Solicitors LLP, 33 St Paul’s Street, Leeds LS1 2JJ or by email at janet@levisolicitors.co.uk. If you remain dissatisfied, you can report the concern to the ICO by ringing 0303 123 1113 or visiting the website ico.org.uk. Timescales apply; see the ICO website for details.