Using your information for your matter (sensitive information)

  1. Who we are

Livingstons Solicitors Limited, 9 Benson Street, Ulverston, Cumbria, LA12 7AU (Co No: 06113698)

  1. Why we need to process your data

We need to process your personal data in order to fulfil our contractual obligations to you.  This might, for example, include obtaining information so that we can agree service levels with you and will almost certainly include gathering information which we need in order to properly advise you on your legal rights and to assist you in your matter.

Because of the nature of your claim, we also need to process special category data.  Special category data is personal data which is regarded as particularly sensitive.  It includes things like ethnic origin, religion, social orientation and trade union membership.  Where are we processing special category data, we need to show that one or more additional criteria apply.  One of these is that the processing of data is necessary for the establishment, exercise or defence of legal claims and the special category data which we hold about you will be used for these purposes.

We will not use any information gathered from you for any other purpose other than to satisfy the terms of our client retainer with you.

We consider that we are not able to carry out the steps outlined above without processing your data.

  1. Your rights

You have the right to ask us to rectify any data we hold about you if that data is incorrect or incomplete.  Please refer to our more detailed guidance on your rights which can be accessed via our website (www.livingstons.co.uk).

You also have the right to obtain and re-use the data which we hold for your own purposes.  This is known as “data portability”.  Please refer to our more detailed guidance on your rights which can be accessed via our website (www.livingstons.co.uk).

You also have the right of erasure where there is no compelling reason for us to continue holding your data.  Please refer to our more detailed guidance on your rights which can be accessed via our website (www.livingstons.co.uk).

You also have the right to complain if you are not happy about the way we have used your personal data.  Please refer to our more detailed guidance on your rights which can be accessed via our website (www.livingstons.co.uk).

Information about your other rights is set out in our individual rights policy which can be accessed via our website (www.livingstons.co.uk).

Coronavirus

Our employment team has received a huge number of requests for help from companies who are unsure how to interpret Government guidance and how best to deal with their employees at this difficult time. 

We are producing regular factsheets for our employees which explain the latest Government guidance.  Our factsheets also sets out practical advice on issues such as furloughing (the new procedures by which employees can remain at home but employers can claim a grant to cover their wages), re-negotiation of contracts and sick pay. 

If you would like to receive these factsheets, please contact Gail Black of our employment team at g.black@livingstons.co.uk.  If you have any specific queries about any particular employment issue, please e-mail Gail Black or Steve Walker at s.walker@livingstons.co.uk.

Full details of how we are dealing with Coronavirus are available here.

We will do everything possible to keep disruption to a minimum during this difficult time.