Farrar’s Building is committed to safeguarding the privacy of those whose personal data comes into our possession. We take your privacy rights and the security of your personal data very seriously.
If you need to contact Chambers about your personal data or the processing carried out, the relevant contact details are:
What data will be collected
The information that we may collect about you could include, but is not limited to:
How and why this data is used
We will only use your personal data if we have a proper reason for doing so.
We may use your personal data to:
We will process data in those ways on the following legal bases:
A legitimate interest is when we have a business or commercial reason to use your personal data, so long as this is not overridden by your own rights and interests.
We may use your personal data to send you (by email, text message, telephone or post) updates about legal developments that might be of interest to you, information about our services, or invitations to forthcoming events.
We have a legitimate interest in processing your personal data for marketing purposes. This means that we may not need your consent to send you promotional communications. However, where consent is needed, we will ask for this consent separately and clearly.
We will always treat your personal data with the utmost respect and never share it with other organisations for marketing purposes.
You have the right to opt out of receiving marketing communications at any time by contacting us or unsubscribing from emails.
Who we will share data with?
In addition, we may disclose your personal data:
We will not share your personal data with any other third party unless we have your specific permission to do so.
How long we will keep data
Different retention periods apply for different types of personal data. We have a specific data retention policy which provides more detail in this respect, which we can send on request.
Names and contact details held for marketing purposes will be stored indefinitely or until we become aware or are informed that the data subject has ceased to be a potential client.
When it is no longer necessary to retain your personal data, we will delete or anonymise it or return it in so far as this is possible.
International data transfers
It is unlikely that we will have to transfer your personal data to a non-EEA country. If there is a requirement to transfer data to a non-EEA country which does not have the same data protection laws as the United Kingdom and EEA, we will ensure the transfer complies with data protection law and all personal data will be secure.
You have a number of rights in relation to the personal data we hold about you.
Where you have provided your consent to us processing your personal data, you are entitled to withdraw your consent at any time.
You are entitled to ask us to provide you with access to any personal data we hold about you and you can request a copy of your personal data.
You also have the following rights:
Any request to exercise any of the above rights should be made in writing (with a contact address and proof of your identity) to the Chambers Manager at the following address:
Keeping your data secure
No data transmission over the internet can be entirely secure, and therefore we cannot guarantee the security of your personal information and/or use of our site. However, we have in place appropriate security measures to prevent personal data from being accidentally lost, or used or accessed unlawfully.
We will limit access to your personal data to those who have a genuine business need to access it. Those processing your data will do so only in an authorized manner and are subject to a duty of confidentiality.
We also has procedures in place to deal with any suspected data security breach. We will notify you and any applicable regulator of a suspected data security breach when it is legally required to do so.
Please see the following link for our cookies policy:
If you have any concerns or wish to make a complaint about how we are collecting, using or sharing your personal data, you can contact the Director of Compliance at Farrar’s Building, Temple, London EC4Y 7BD.
We hope that we can resolve any query or concern you may raise about our use of your information. However, you do have the right to complain to the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) whose website is at www.ico.org.uk if you are in the UK, or with the supervisory authority of the Member State where you work, normally live or where the alleged infringement of data protection laws occurred.