Who we are

Your personal information will be held by Brodies LLP. This privacy statement covers Brodies LLP and a number of companies that it owns, each of whom processes your personal information for different purposes. Further information is provided at the Legal Information section at the end of this privacy statement.

Types of personal information we collect and how we use personal information generally

This privacy statement explains how we collect and use personal information about you.

In general terms, we collect and use personal information to:

  • deliver our services and meet our legal responsibilities
  • verify your identity where this is required
  • contact you by post, email or telephone
  • understand your needs and how they may be met
  • maintain our records
  • process financial transactions
  • prevent and detect crime, fraud or corruption

Please take any of the links below to understand in greater detail the types of personal data we collect and how we use your personal information. Where we hold and use your personal information in different contexts, each relevant link explains how we use your personal information in that context. In other words, more than one link may apply – they are not mutually exclusive.

If you are a client
Individuals within client organisations
If you are another professional with whom we work
If we market to you
If you are a supplier or work for one
If you are a visitor to our website
If you visit our offices
If you are a complainant
If you are anyone else

 

Your rights

Under data protection law you have the following rights in respect of the personal data about you that we process.

Access to your information – You have the right to request a copy of the personal information about you that we hold.

Correcting your information – We want to make sure that your personal information is accurate, complete and up to date and you may ask us to correct any personal information about you that you believe does not meet these standards.

Deletion of your informationYou have the right to ask us to delete personal information about you where:

  • You consider that we no longer require the information for the purposes for which it was obtained
  • We are using that information with your consent and you have withdrawn your consent – see Withdrawing consent to using your information below
  • You have validly objected to our use of your personal information – see Objecting to how we may use your information below
  • Our use of your personal information is contrary to law or our other legal obligations.

Objecting to how we use your information – You have the right at any time to require us to stop using your personal information for direct marketing purposes. In addition, where we use your personal information to perform tasks carried out in the public interest or for our legitimate interests or those of a third party then, if you ask us to, we will stop using that personal information unless there are overriding legitimate grounds to continue.

Restricting how we use your information – in some cases, you may ask us to restrict how we use your personal information. This right might apply, for example, where we are checking the accuracy of personal information about you that we hold or assessing the validity of any objection you have made to our use of your information. The right might also apply where this is no longer a basis for using your personal information but you don't want us to delete the data. Where this right to validly exercised, we may only use the relevant personal information with your consent, for legal claims or where there are other public interest grounds to do so.

Transferif we process personal information that you provide to us on the basis of consent or because it is necessary for the performance of a contract to which you are party, and in either case that processing is carried out by automated means, then you have the right to have that personal information transmitted to you in a machine readable format. Where technically feasible, you also have the right to have that personal information transmitted directly to another controller.

Withdrawing consent using your information – Where we use your personal information with your consent you may withdraw that consent at any time and we will stop using your personal information for the purpose(s) for which consent was given.

Please contact us in any of the ways set out in the Contact information and further advice section if you wish to exercise any of these rights.

Changes to our privacy statement

We keep this privacy statement under regular review and will place any updates on this website. Paper copies of the privacy statement can be obtained by using the printer icon or by e-mailing us at privacy@brodies.com with your address.

This privacy statement was last updated on 14 May 2018.

Contact information and further advice

Brodies has appointed a data protection officer. If you have any questions about this privacy statement or how we handle your personal information please contact the data protection officer by e-mailing privacy@brodies.com.

Complaints

We seek to resolve directly all complaints about how we handle personal information but you also have the right to lodge a complaint with the Information Commissioner’s Office:

Legal Information

Brodies LLP, a limited liability partnership (incorporation no: SO300334) incorporated under the Limited Liability Partnership Act 2000 and having its registered office at 15 Atholl Crescent, Edinburgh EH3 8HA, Scotland, UK

Brodies Secretarial Services Limited, a limited liability company (incorporation no: SC210264) having its registered office at 15 Atholl Crescent, Edinburgh EH3 8HA, Scotland, UK

Brodies & Co (Trustees) Limited, a limited liability company (incorporation no: SC36854) having its registered office at 15 Atholl Crescent, Edinburgh EH3 8HA, Scotland, UK