Privacy Policy

Privacy Policy

Onsidelaw.co.uk is the website of Onside Law Limited, registered in the United Kingdom (company number 06544860, registered address 642 Kings Road, London SW6 2DU, England). Any reference in this policy to “Onside Law”, “we”, “us” or “our” is to Onside Law Limited.

When you interact with us through our website (or otherwise) you may provide, or we may collect, certain information from which you are personally identifiable (which is referred to as personal data). For the purposes of the General Data Protection Regulation or “GDPR” (and all other laws relating to the use your personal data), we are the “data controller”, meaning that we are responsible for deciding how your personal data is used and more importantly, for keeping your data safe and only using it for legitimate reasons.

We are committed to protecting your privacy and will take all steps necessary to comply with our legal obligations when using your personal data. This Privacy Policy explains how we fulfil this commitment, so please read this document carefully.

WHAT THIS POLICY TELLS YOU

  1. What types of personal data you provide to us (or which we collect from you) when using our website or when you directly interact with us on other occasions;
  2. How and why we use this data and the reasons we are legally allowed to do so;
  3. Who we share your data with;
  4. Your rights over your data and how you can exercise those rights; and

WHAT INFORMATION DO WE COLLECT AND WHAT DO WE USE IT FOR?

We collect information from you as part of our business acceptance processes and about you and others as necessary in the course of providing legal services. You may also provide us with the following types of personal information when you become a client of Onside Law or otherwise when you directly interact with us (when using our website or otherwise):

  • Identity - first name (including prefix or title), surname, the company you work for, your title or position
  • Contact – email address, telephone numbers and postal address
  • Financial – all payment related information including background information provided by you or collected as part of our business acceptance processes
  • Personal Information – provided to us by or on behalf of our clients or applicants, or generated by use in the course of providing services to our clients, which may include special categories of data
  • Technical – information in relation to materials and communications we send to you electronically
  • Marketing – contact information to send you newsletters, publications and invitations
  • Any other information relating to you which you may provide to us (this may include information provided to us for the purposes of attending meetings and events)

The table below sets out how we use your personal data and our lawful basis for doing so. We may process your personal data for more than one lawful basis depending on the specific purpose for which we are using it. Importantly, we will only use your personal data when the law allows us to.

Reason why we use the data What data Legal ground for using the data
Register you as an Onside Law client and carry out our business acceptance procedures (including anti-money laundering, conflict and financial checks) Identity, Contact, Financial Performance of a contract with you
To provide you with legal services Identity, Contact, Personal Information Performance of a contract with you
To issue invoices for our services Identity, Contact, Financial, Technical Performance of a contract with you
To fulfil our legal, regulatory and risk management obligations, including establishing, exercising or defending legal claims Identity, Contact, Financial, Technical, Personal Information Performance of a contract with you

Necessary to comply with a legal obligation

For the purposes of recruitment Identity, Contact, Personal Information Necessary for our legitimate interests (recruitment of personnel)
For internal administration and record keeping purposes All Performance of a contract with you

Necessary to comply with a legal obligation

Necessary for our legitimate interests (for effective business administration and service provision)

Notify you of changes to our Privacy Policy, our Terms of Business or other changes to our services Identity, Contact Performance of a contract with you

Necessary to comply with a legal obligaiton

To provide information requested by you which may involve contacting you by post, e-mail or phone Identity, Contact, Personal Information Performance of a contract with you

Necessary for our legitimate interests (to ensure our clients are informed and satisfied with our services)

To promote our services, including sending legal updates, publications and details of events Identity, Contact, Marketing, Technical Necessary for our legitimate interests (to develop our business and provide pertinent information to our clients and business contacts)

Consent

Verify your identity and detect fraud and security issues All Necessary for our legitimate interests (to prevent and detect fraudulent activity, security incidents and criminal activity)

Use of Onside Law website

The ‘Contact’ section of our website invites you to provide us with personal information through our email queries facility.  The purpose of this facility is apparent at the point that you provide your personal information and we only use that information for those purposes.

Our website also used cookies – please see our cookies policy for further details.

Marketing and other emails

If you receive marketing communications from us and no longer wish to do so, you can opt-out at any time either by Contacting Us or by using the opt-out function detailed in the relevant marketing email. Please note that we may still need to send you service notifications by email, such as advising you of updated privacy terms or terms of business.

Meetings, events and seminars

We will collect and process personal data about you in relation to your attendance at our offices or at an event or seminar organised by Onside Law or its business partners. We will only process and use special categories of personal information about your dietary or access requirements in order to cater for your needs and to meet any other legal or regulatory obligations we may have. We may share your information with service providers or business partners involved in organising or hosting the relevant event.

WHO DO WE SHARE YOUR DATA WITH?

We do not pass your personal data onto any third parties for them to market their products/services to you. If in the future we decide that we want to, we will only do so if we have your consent.

We do however share your personal data with third parties to help us deliver our services to you in the most effective way possible. These include third parties who assist us with:

  • Delivering relevant Onside Law email marketing (to the extent you have not unsubscribed)
  • Detecting fraud or criminal activity

We may also share your personal information with certain trusted third parties in accordance with contractual arrangements in place with them, including:

  • Our professional advisers and auditors
  • Suppliers to whom we outsource certain support services such as word processing, translation, photocopying and document review
  • IT service providers
  • Third parties engaged in the course of the services we provide to clients and with their prior consent, such as barristers and local counsel
  • Third parties involved in hosting or organising events or seminars

Where necessary, or for the reasons set out in this policy, personal data may also be shared with regulatory authorities, courts, tribunals, government agencies and law enforcement agencies.  While it is unlikely, we may be required to disclose your information to comply with legal or regulatory requirements. We will use reasonable endeavours to notify you before we do this, unless we are legally restricted from doing so.

If we share personal data with third parties, we will ensure that access is limited on a strictly need to know basis and is subject to suitable obligations relating to confidentiality and security.

DO WE SEND ANY OF YOUR DATA OUTSIDE OF THE EEA?

The European Economic Area or “EEA” is deemed to have good standards when it comes to data privacy. As such, we consciously limit the occasions when we may need to transfer or handle your data outside of the EEA. Where we do, for example where our service providers are based outside of the EEA, we make sure that your data is still treated fairly and lawfully in all respects (including making sure we have a legal ground for sending your data outside the EEA and putting in place all necessary safeguards for such arrangement).

Where relevant, you will have the right to see a copy of any safeguards we put in place for international transfers of your data. Just get in touch with us if you would like to find out more.

HOW WE KEEP YOUR DATA SECURE?            

We adopt industry standard processes to ensure your data is kept safe and secure and to prevent unauthorised access or use or loss of your data. We also make sure that third parties who need to handle your data when helping us to deliver our services are subject to suitable confidentiality and security standards.

Despite the security measures we implement, please be aware that the transmission of data via the internet is not completely secure. As such, we cannot guarantee that information transmitted to us via the internet will be completely secure and any transmission is at your own risk.

HOW LONG DO WE KEEP YOUR DATA FOR?

We will keep your data for as long as you are an Onside Law client and/or where you are still happy to hear from us about our latest news, events and services. Once you no longer wish to be engaged with Onside Law we may still need to keep hold of your data based on the requirements of applicable data protection laws and the purpose for which the information is collected and used, taking into account legal and regulatory requirements to retain the information for a minimum period, limitation periods for taking legal action, good practice and Onside Law’s business purposes.

CHANGES TO OUR PRIVACY POLICY

If we amend our Privacy Policy, it will be published on our website so please check back regularly to see if there have been any updates. If we make any substantial changes, we may also email you if it’s appropriate.

YOUR RIGHTS

In certain situations, you are entitled to:

  • access a copy of your personal data;
  • correct or update your personal data, which you can do by contacting us and informing us of any changes;
  • erase your personal data;
  • object to the processing of your personal data where we are relying on a legitimate interest (as set out in the above table);
  • restrict the processing of your personal data;
  • request the transfer of your personal data to a third party; or
  • where you have provided your consent to certain of our processing activities, in certain circumstances, you may withdraw your consent at any time.

Your objection (or withdrawal of any previously given consent) could mean that we are unable to perform the actions necessary to achieve the purposes set out above (see ‘WHAT INFORMATION DO WE COLLECT AND WHAT DO WE USE IT FOR?’) or that you may not be able to make use of the services offered by us. Please note that even after you have chosen to withdraw your consent we may be able to continue to process your personal information to the extent required or otherwise permitted by law, in particular in connection with exercising and defending our legal rights or meeting our legal and regulatory obligations.

 If you want to exercise any of these rights, please Contact Us. The good news is that you don’t have to pay a fee to exercise your rights, unless your request is clearly unfounded, repetitive or excessive (in which case we can charge a reasonable fee). Alternatively, we may refuse to comply with your request in these circumstances. Where your request is legitimate, we will always respond within one month (unless there is a legal reason to take longer, such as where your request is particularly complex). We may also need you to confirm your identify before we proceed with your request if it is not clear to us who is making the request.

In addition to the above, you may get in touch with the ICO (Information Commissioner’s Office) if you are concerned about the way in which we are handling your personal data. However, where possible, we would really appreciate you speaking with us first if you have any concerns.

 CONTACT US

If you would like to discuss anything in this policy or if you want to exercise your rights, please get in touch:

Email: info@onsidelaw.co.uk

 Please write to us at:

The Practice Manager

Onside Law Limited

642A Kings Road

London

SW6 2DU

United Kingdom