- Who We are;
- What information We may collect about you and when;
- How We might use your information;
- How We protect your information; and
- Your choices regarding the information you provide.
For the purpose of the Data Protection (Jersey) Law 2018 (the “Law”), the Data Controller is Advocate Françoise Binet t/a Binet Law, Channel House, Green Street, St Helier, Jersey, JE2 4UH.
All questions, comments and requests regarding this Policy should be addressed to Advocate Françoise Binet, at the above address.
2. WHO ARE WE?
We are a law firm based in Jersey, Channel Islands and are regulated by the Law Society of Jersey. We specialise in matrimonial law and related advice.
We are also registered with the Office of the Information Commissioner as a Data Controller under the Law and further details may be found on the Commissioner’s website.
3. WHAT INFORMATION DO WE COLLECT?
We may collect and process the personal information you provide to us when you:
- Fill out forms on our site http://www.binetlaw.com/ (“Website”);
- Contact Us with a request for services;
- Provide Us with information in order to provide you with services you request from Us (the “Services”).
Depending on the reason for interacting with us, We may collect and hold the following information from you:
- Your name and contact details (including telephone number(s), postal and email address);
- Banking details (if you’re paying for our services);
- Your contact preferences; and
- Any other information We may need in order to enable us to provide you with our services.
The Law recognises that certain types of information are more sensitive than others. Such information is known as “special category data” and includes information about health, race, religious beliefs, political opinions, trade union membership, genetic or biometric data, sex life or orientation, or criminal record or alleged criminal activity. We do not collect this kind of information unless there is a clear reason for doing so, such as it is necessary in the context of legal proceedings.
We do not track your use of our Website nor collect any Website usage information (we do not collect cookies).
The accuracy of your personal information is important to us and you can help keep our records up to date by telling us when your contact details and other personal information changes, and/or if you change your mind about how We contact you. If you would like to update the details We hold or change your contact us by sending a request by email to the contact details below.
Failure to provide accurate information or to update information when it changes may have a detrimental impact upon our ability to provide services to you.
4. WHO DO WE GIVE YOUR INFORMATION TO?
We will keep all personal information which is not publicly available confidential unless:
- you have authorised the disclosure of that information;
- We are required to disclose it for the purposes of any legal or regulatory requirement binding on Us; and/or
- We consider that such disclosure is necessary in order to defend against any claim threatened or brought against Us by any person.
We may also share your information with our trusted service providers who are authorised to act on our behalf but We will only do so when it is necessary to allow us to provide our services to you.
The third parties may include:
- authorities (including Government departments, financial regulators, law enforcement)
- information technology providers
- legal and tax advisors
- due diligence screening firms
- other persons authorised to act on your behalf
- medical professionals
- your emergency contact
Sometimes We may need to transfer your personal data to other countries (i.e. if we need to liaise with a foreign lawyer in respect of the Services we are providing to you). Where such transfers are made outside Jersey and the European Economic Area, we will make sure that the recipient of your data is able to keep your information safe (by use of appropriate technical and organisation measures) and that appropriate contractual arrangements are in place with those entities.
5. HOW DO WE USE YOUR INFORMATION?
We may use information held about you in the following ways:
- to ensure that content from our site is presented in the most effective manner for you and for your computer;
- to carry out our obligations arising from any contracts entered into between you and Us (including providing legal services and/or responding to any requests, queries, or complaints We receive from you);
- to comply with any legal and/or regulatory obligations
- to establish, exercise or defend Our legal rights;
- to notify you about changes to our service; and/or
- for other legitimate business purposes.
6. HOW DO WE PROTECT YOUR INFORMATION?
We take appropriate measures to ensure that any personal data are kept secure and are kept for the duration of your use of our service. 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 when 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.
To safeguard against unauthorised access to personal information, all electronic personal information held by Us is maintained on systems protected by secure network architectures that contain firewalls and intrusion-detection devices. The servers holding personal information are “backed-up” on a regular basis in an effort to avoid any inadvertent erasure or destruction of such personal information and are stored in facilities with appropriate security and fire-detection and response systems.
Your information is only accessible by those who need access to it and they are required to keep the information secure and confidential.
We only keep your personal information for as long as is required to operate the service you have signed up for, and in accordance with legal requirements, Law Society, tax and accounting rules. Where your information is no longer required, We will ensure it is disposed of, deleted (insofar as is possible to do so) or cached in a secure manner.
7. YOUR RIGHTS
You have rights under data protection law:
Right of access:
You have the right to know what type of personal data we hold about you and details about how we use it. You also have the right to obtain copies of your personal data.
Right to rectification:
You have the right to have any errors or incomplete personal data corrected.
Right to erasure (to be forgotten):
In certain circumstances, you have the right to request the deletion of all personal data relating to you.
Right to restriction of processing:
You have the right to restrict how we use your data e.g., you can request that we do not process your data for a particular purpose.
Right to object to processing:
You have the right to object to our use of your personal data (including for direct marketing purposes).
Right to withdraw consent:
If you have previously given us consent to process your data for a particular purpose, you have the right to withdraw that consent at any time.
Right to data portability:
You have the right to be supplied with all of your personal data you have given to us in a structured, commonly used and machine readable format. You also have the right to have your personal data transferred from one controller to another.
Right to lodge a complaint:
You have a right to lodge a complaint with the relevant data protection authority.
You also have the right to ask us not to process your personal data for marketing purposes. We will usually inform you (before collecting your data) if We intend to use your data for such purposes or if We intend to disclose your information to any third party for such purposes. You can also exercise the right at any time by contacting Us using Our contact details set out below. Binet Law does not, at this time, carry out any direct marketing activities.
If you wish to exercise any of those rights, please contact:
Advocate Françoise Binet
T: +44 (1534) 747730
If you have any complaints regarding the manner in which We deal with your personal data you may also contact Jersey’s Information Commissioner (but please contact us first):
Office of the Information Commissioner
One Liberty Place
La Route de la Liberation
T: +44 (1534) 716530
Last updated: 4 September 2018