Magara Law Limited is committed to protecting and respecting your privacy. This privacy notice is designed to provide information about our practices concerning the collection, use and disclosure of your personal information in the course of providing legal, advisory and/or consultancy services and carrying out marketing activities. This privacy notice sets out how we use and protect your personal information.
2. Who are we?
Magara Law Limited (“we”), are the Data Controller for the purposes of data protection law in relation to any personal information we hold about you.
Magara Law Limited is a private limited company registered in England and Wales with registration number 12656617 and our registered address is 61 Lucerne Avenue, Bicester, OX26 3EG. We are regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority (Reg. No. 803067)
We are committed to maintaining high standards of confidentiality in relation to the information provided to us in the course of our business.
Please read this notice carefully and should you have any questions please contact us if you have any queries by emailing us at email@example.com, or by calling us on: 01869 389 247.
3. Who does this privacy notice apply to?
This privacy notice applies to everyone whose personal information we collect and process. This includes individuals in the categories below or who work for any of the following:
4. What personal information do we collect?
Personal data, or personal information, means any information about an individual from which that person can be identified.
In the course of our business, we will need to collect and process various types of personal information for various purposes. Given the nature of our business and the services we provide, it is impractical to list all the categories of personal information that may be collected and processed. We will however only process and collect personal information where we have a legal basis to do so.
We most commonly collect and process the following kinds of personal data about you:
For details about information we collect automatically from your use of our website, please see our Cookie Notice below.
5. How do we collect your personal information?
We use different methods to collect personal information from and about you including:
Direct interactions: you may voluntarily provide us with your personal information, for instance when you:
Publicly available sources: we may collect personal information available publically from the publically accessible and online sources such as:
Third party sources: we may collect personal information from the following third party sources:
6. How do we use your personal information?
Legal basis on which we will use your personal data
We will only use your personal information when the law allows us to do so, i.e. where we have a lawful basis for processing. Most commonly, we will use your personal information in the following circumstances:
and/or for the legitimate purposes of our clients or other third parties in receiving those services. We will only rely on this lawful basis where we consider that your interests and fundamental rights do not override such interests.
When processing your personal information we comply with the provisions of this privacy notice and, in respect of the provision of legal services we are also bound by professional obligations of confidentiality.
Special category data
In most cases, when we process special category data as defined by the General Data Protection Regulation 1 it is because it is necessary to do so for the establishment, exercise or defence of legal claims or whenever instructed by the courts acting in their judicial capacity. We may however process special categories of data with your explicit consent (for example for the purpose of providing legal advice), where it is necessary to protect your vital interests (for example in the event of an emergency where you are attending our offices) or where the data has been manifestly made public by you.
Purposes for which we use your personal data
We may process your information for the following purposes:
Legal, advisory and/or consultancy services
Where we receive personal data in connection with the provision of legal, advisory and/or consultancy services, we process that data for the purposes of the provision of those services. This includes:
(a) Providing legal and related services, such as:
(b) Complying with our legal obligations or making disclosures to government, regulatory or other public bodies where in our reasonable opinion the disclosure is appropriate and permitted by law. This includes:
(c) Providing access to our files for audit, review or other quality assurance checks, by our clients, regulators, auditors, professional advisers and certification/accreditation bodies.
(d) Processing required in connection with the day to day operation of our business such as billing and payments, complaints handling and internal record keeping. For this we may use third party service providers such as IT service providers.
(e) Processing required in connection with any actual or proposed reorganisation, merger, sale, joint venture, assignment, transfer or other transaction relating to all or any portion of our business or assets.
We process personal information in connection with marketing or communications purposes, including so that we can:
7. Who might we share your information with?
For the purposes set out in the section above, we may share your personal information with the following categories of third parties, some of whom we appoint to provide services, including:
Additionally, we will disclose your personal information to the relevant third party:
Where we share your personal information with third parties, as described above, we will only do so where in our reasonable opinion that information will be adequately protected.
Any other service providers with whom we share information are approved by us and subject to contractual obligations designed to ensure that those providers comply with data protection legislation.
Transferring personal information outside the EEA
We will not transfer personal data outside the European Economic Area ("EEA").
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8. How can you change your marketing preferences?
We strive to provide you with choices around what marketing communications you receive from us. To ensure that we continue to provide you with the most relevant information, you can review and update your marketing preferences at any time by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org, and we shall stop processing your information for those purposes.
If you have consented to receive marketing communications from us, you can withdraw this consent at any time by emailing email@example.com, and we shall stop processing your information for those purposes.
9. How long we keep hold of your information?
We retain personal data in accordance with our terms of engagement.
If you withdraw your consent for us to contact you, we will store your information for a period of two years to ensure that you no longer receive emails from us.
10. How is your information kept secure?
We are strongly committed to data security and we take reasonable appropriate steps to protect the personal information we hold from unauthorised access, loss, misuse, alteration or corruption. We have put in place physical and electronic procedures to safeguard and secure that information.
11. What are your rights in respect of your data?
We process your personal data, you have the following rights. You can exercise these rights at any time by emailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
You have the right:
12. What can you do if you have concerns about our use of data?
Should you have any issues, concerns or problems in relation to your data, or wish to notify us of data which is inaccurate, please let us know by contacting email@example.com in the first. If we are unable to resolve your concerns and you remain dissatisfied, you have the right to complain to the relevant supervisory authority, which is the Information Commissioner’s Office in the UK. The ICO’s contact details are available here: https://ico.org.uk/concerns/.
What are cookies?
Cookies are small text files of letters and numbers that are placed and stored on your computer by the websites you use. These files can be read by website servers and can be used to help identify you when you return to a website.
They are widely used in order to make websites work, or work more efficiently, as well as to provide information to the owners of the site, for example, remembering your preferences, recording what you have put in your shopping basket, and counting the number of people looking at a website.
We use the following cookies:
We have one cookie which is used for operational reasons; it is strictly necessary for us to use this cookie in order the site to work. The cookie is set by our content management system and only lasts for the length of your visit.
We use some cookies for enhancing the search functionality on the site. This helps the website remember your selections and makes the search tool easier to use. None of these cookies last for longer than 5 minutes.
The other cookies we use are ‘analytical’ cookies. The analytical cookies we use contain an ID number which is used to uniquely identify your browser and track each site you visit that has Google Analytics enabled.
Our analytical cookies are operated by Google Analytics and store the following data:
They allow us to recognise and count the number of visitors and to see how visitors move around the site when they’re using it. This helps us to improve the way our website works, for example by making sure users are finding what they need easily.
If you already have Google Analytics cookies, they will be updated with the latest information about your visit to our website. We cannot access these cookies and are not the data controller for information held by Google Analytics.
Third party cookies
How do I change my cookie settings?
Your consent is generally required for cookies to be placed on your computer and for the use and storage of personal information relating to you provided by the cookies. If you do not disable them but continue to use our site we will take this as your consent to the use of those cookies. You may withdraw your consent at any time by updating your cookie settings.
Consent is not needed for cookies to be placed on your computer (for example, where a cookie is needed for the operation of our website or for the provision of a service to you), the use and storage of any personal information provided by the cookies will be based on legitimate interests. The legitimate interests we are pursuing are the operation of our website and promotion of our business.
Please be aware that if you decide to disable some or all cookies, you may not be able to access or use parts or all of the features of our website and you will not receive a personalised service.
Cookies can also be controlled by your web browser settings. Whether our cookies are used will depend on your browser settings, so you are in control. All browsers allow you to reject and/or delete cookies either one at a time or all at once. The procedure for this depends on the browser you use.
Please note that where our site contains links to other sites and resources provided by third parties, these links are provided for your information only. We have no control over the contents of those sites or resources.
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