The Chambers of Howard Stevens QC at 3 Hare Court (herein “3 Hare Court”), is a Barrister’s Chambers providing legal services and advocacy. Chambers is comprised of individual self-employed members who share central resources and staffing. 3 Hare Court is registered with the Information Commissioner’s Office by the registration of Howard Stevens QC (Head of Chambers) under no. ZB339014. Individual members and pupil barristers have their own ICO registrations and privacy policies. Our registered address is 3, Hare Court, Temple, London EC4Y 7BJ and our Data Protection Lead can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org.
This policy explains when and why we collect personal information, the information we collect about you, how we use it, the conditions under which we may disclose it to others and how we keep it securely. We are committed to protecting and respecting your privacy. We want you to know that when you use our organisation you can trust us with your information. We are determined to do nothing that would infringe your rights or undermine your trust.
3 Hare Court acknowledges its obligations as a data controller and data processor.
PERSONAL DATA WE MAY COLLECT
Personal data relates to a living individual who can be identified from that data. Identification can be by the information alone or in conjunction with any other information in the data controller’s possession or likely to come into such possession. The processing of personal data is governed by the UK General Data Protection Regulation (the UK GDPR).
The personal information which 3 Hare Court may collect includes the following:
Sensitive and special data including:
You provide us with personal data when you contact us online, by email or telephone. Personal data we collect and process may include: first name, last name and contact details, IP address, cookies and information regarding the pages of our website that you have accessed and when. This data is essential for us to provide legal services to you.
3 Hare Court may also obtain information from third parties, including individual members, pupil barristers, door tenants, members of the public, family and friends, witnesses, courts, tribunals, suppliers of goods and services, government departments, and public records including the media.
3 Hare Court complies with its obligations under the GDPR:
HOW 3 HARE COURT USES YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION
The legal basis of our holding your personal data is for legitimate business interests of 3 Hare Court. 3 Hare Court may use your personal information for the following purposes:
In relation to personal information collected for marketing purposes, the personal information consist of:
The above information may be used to provide you with marketing information, information about 3 Hare Court and its members, and to invite you to events. You can contact 3 Hare Court on the details below if you no longer wish to receive such marketing, information and invitations.
INFORMATION THAT MUST BE PROVIDED BY YOU
Certain information may be required from you in order for 3 Hare Court to comply with legislative requirements, for example terrorist financing and anti-money laundering checks.
To comply with legal obligations, including relating to record keeping, administration and regulatory activities (such as anti-money laundering and terrorist financing checks), employment related legal obligations and the investigation, resolution and management of expressions of dissatisfaction, claims or complaints in line with our obligations to members and the Bar Standards Board (BSB).
Activities relating to a legal contract for goods and services either provided by or to 3 Hare Court. Activities relating to the performance of an employment contract.
To prevent or detect unlawful acts where it is in the substantial public interest and must be carried out without consent so as not to prejudice those purposes.
We will rely on the legitimate interest of 3 Hare Court when processing information for the purposes set out above to include marketing, event planning, business development and all operational and employment functions of 3 Hare Court. If we are processing special categories of data such as medical records, we are entitled by law to do so where it is necessary for the purposes of employment law and to support individuals with a particular disability or medical condition.
On occasion we may rely upon your consent, particularly in relation to our marketing activity. Where we have recorded your consent to receive marketing materials, you retain the right to withdraw such consent and in our marketing literature we provide you with the capacity to unsubscribe or opt out. Where we have relied upon your consent previously and it is subsequently withdrawn this does not invalidate our lawful basis for processing data historically.
WHO WILL 3 HARE COURT SHARE YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION WITH?
It may be necessary to share your information with the following:
3 Hare Court may be required to provide your information to regulators, such as the BSB, the Financial Conduct Authority or the Information Commissioner’s Office. In the case of the Information Commissioner’s Office, there is a risk that your information may lawfully be disclosed by them for the purpose of any civil or criminal proceedings, without 3 Hare Court’s or your consent, which includes privileged information.
3 Hare Court may also be required to disclose your information to the police or intelligence services, where required or permitted by law.
Your personal data will be treated as strictly confidential. Except for legitimate business interests, to meet health and safety obligations or as required or permitted by law, including in those instances detailed above, 3 Hare Court will not share your personal data with third parties without obtaining your prior consent. Any third parties that we may share your data with are obliged to keep your details securely, and to use them only to fulfil the service they provide on our behalf.
TRANSFER OF YOUR INFORMATION OUTSIDE THE EUROPEAN ECONOMIC AREA (EEA)
This privacy notice is of general application and as such it is not possible to state whether it will be necessary to transfer your information out of the UK in any particular case or for a reference. However, if you reside outside the UK or your case or the role for which you require a reference involves persons or organisations or courts and tribunals outside the UK then it may be necessary to transfer some of your information to that country outside of the UK for that purpose. If you are in a country outside the UK or if the instructions you provide come from outside the UK then it is inevitable that information will be transferred to those countries. If this applies to you, 3 Hare Court is satisfied that such transferred data is fully protected and safeguarded as required by the UK GDPR and the EU-General Data Protection Regulation by the adoption of a UK Adequacy Decision safeguard approved by the European Commission.
Chambers may also transfer your personal information to the following which are located outside the UK:
Chambers is satisfied that sufficient safeguards are in place to protect the transfer of data to the USA.
3 Hare Court may decide to publish a judgment or other decision of a Court or Tribunal containing your information.
3 Hare Court will not otherwise transfer personal information outside the UK except as necessary for the conduct of any legal proceedings.
HOW LONG DO WE KEEP YOUR PERSONAL DATA?
We retain your personal data while you remain a client, member, pupil barrister, door tenant or employee unless you ask us to delete it. Our Retention and Disposal Policy (copy available on request) details how long we hold data for and how we dispose of it when it no longer needs to be held. We will delete or anonymise your information at your request unless:
Under the UK GDPR, you have a number of rights that you can exercise in certain circumstances. Where those circumstances are established, you may have the right to:
If you want more information about your rights under the UK GDPR please see the Guidance from the Information Commissioners Office on Individual’s rights under the UK GDPR.
If you want to exercise any of these rights, or for any further enquiries relating to data protection at 3 Hare Court please contact email@example.com or write to Data Protection, 3 Hare Court, Temple, London EC4Y 7BJ
You may also raise a complaint directly with the Information Commissioners Office on 0303 123 1113 or via email https://ico.org.uk/global/contact-us/email/ or at the Information Commissioner’s Office, Wycliffe House, Water Lane, Wilmslow, Cheshire. SK9 5AF.
For any enquiries relating to data protection at 3 Hare Court please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or write to Data Protection, 3 Hare Court, Temple, London EC4Y 7BJ
3 Hare Court does not intend to process your personal information except for the reasons stated within this privacy notice. In the event of changes, this privacy notice will be updated.
CHANGES TO THIS PRIVACY NOTICE
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We aim to keep cookies to a minimum, and we only use the following cookies:
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