GDPR Privacy Notice

New Temple Chambers is committed to protecting your data and respecting your privacy in accordance with GDPR.

  1. About this GDPR Privacy Notice

The purpose of this GDPR Privacy Notice is to:

  • Assure you that New Temple Chambers respects your privacy and the information relating to you, otherwise known as your Personal Data, which is provided to New Temple Chambers and that you can trust us with your information. We are determined to do nothing that would infringe your rights or undermine your trust.
  • Provide information and explain the personal data that New Temple Chambers collects about you, how we use and share it and your rights regarding it.
  1. Data Controller

2.1       New Temple Chambers is registered via the Head of Chambers, Charles Edwards with the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) as a Data Controller for the Personal Data that it holds and processes.  Our registration number is ZA029664 and our Data Protection Officer is Charles Edwards, the Head of Chambers.

2.2       New Temple Chambers is a specialist set of Barristers’ chambers specialising in Construction, Chancery and Commercial.  All barristers practising from this set of chambers are self-employed individuals.

2.3       New Temple Chambers is responsible for providing the management and administrative support functions on behalf of all barristers practising from New Temple Chambers for all matters where such barristers are instructed through New Temple Chambers.

2.4       Members of New Temple Chambers and employees of New Temple Chambers are based at 2nd Floor Berkeley Square House, Berkeley Square, Mayfair, London, W1J 6BD, United Kingdom and can be contacted via the New Temple Chambers website at www.newtemplechambers.com, via email at admin@newtemplechambers.com or by telephone on +44 (0)20 7887 6098.

 

  1. Data collection – How New Temple Chambers may collect information (“Personal Data”) relating to you and the purpose New Temple Chambers may collect such information?

New Temple Chambers may collect your personal data in a number of ways:

3.1       During the management and administration of each Barrister’s practice and work, New Temple Chambers may obtain your personal data, including special categories of personal data as defined in the General Data Protection Regulation (“GDPR”) for the purpose of instructing or potentially instructing a Barrister who is a member of New Temple Chambers to provide legal services (including legal advice and/or representation).

3.2       You may have provided New Temple Chambers with your personal business details in relation to instructing a Barrister on legal matter or for the purposes of communicating with a Barrister regarding legal advice.

3.3       You may have provided New Temple Chambers with your personal business contract details in relation to legal updates, seminars, events, marketing and business development opportunities.

3.4       If you have completed ‘Contact Forms’ on our website, we may collect any personal information which you choose to provide when you fill in any of these forms on www.newtemplechambers.com. This may include details such as your name, position, company and your contact details.  We may use this personal data to respond to any queries and/or provide the services and/or information that you have requested from New Temple Chambers.

3.5       If you register for a seminar or event, New Temple Chambers we may share your name, professional title and your company details with other people that are attending the same seminar or event.  With regard to other marketing, we may have obtained limited personal data at an event or through an introduction by a third party or through mutual networking activity in person or via social media, email or other digital communications.

3.6       If you visit New Temple Chambers’ website www.newtemplechambers.com, your personal data may also be collected.

3.7       Where personal contact details have been provided to New Temple Chambers by you or on your behalf, New Temple Chambers may use it to keep you updated about legal updates including articles, blogs, seminars, events, future events and our services by Linkedin, Twitter, email, telephone or postal mail. You may be contacted via Linkedin, Twitter, email, telephone or by post for marketing purposes relating to our legal services and legal updates, seminars, events, where we are legally permitted to do so, unless you let us know that you do not want to receive this type of marketing. You have the right to object to this processing if you wish and if you wish to do so then please opt out by following the process set out in section 3.8 below (marketing opt-out).

 3.8       Opting out of our Marketing. You may opt out of communications from our organisation at any time if they are not directly related to a contract between New Temple Chambers or any member of New Temple Chambers, with you or your company, or the management of a legal case or proceedings.  You may do so by replying to any marketing message (via LinkedIn or Twitter etc) or e-mail or other marketing material sent by us with the statement “unsubscribe”.

3.9       New Temple Chambers may also use your personal data on an anonymised basis to analyse how to improve the service that barristers and staff provide to you.

3.10       New Temple Chambers does not use automated decision-making in the processing of your personal data.  If you choose not to provide personal data requested by New Temple Chambers, or if you object to New Temple Chambers processing your personal data, New Temple Chamber may not be able to provide you with the information and/or services you have requested or otherwise fulfil the purposes for which we have asked for the personal data.

  1. Lawful basis for processing, using or storing your information

4.1 Legal basis

The GDPR requires all organisations that process personal data to have a legal basis for doing so. The lawful bases identified in the GDPR, and which provide our legal bases for processing your personal data, are:

  • Consent of the data subject – Performance of a contract with the data subject or to take steps to enter into a contract.
  • Compliance with a legal obligation.
  • To protect the vital interest of a data subject or another person.
  • Performance of a task carried out in the public interest or in the exercise of official authority vested in the controller.
  • The legitimate interests of ourselves, or a third party, except where such interests are overridden by the interests, rights or freedoms of the data subject.

4.2 Legitimate interests

The legitimate interests purposes for which we process personal data are as follows:

  • To administer the legal services provided by barristers at New Temple Chambers to their clients.
  • To make, investigate, respond to or address complaints or concerns, including any legal or regulatory action.
  • To ensure network and information security, including preventing unauthorised access to personal data.
  • To assess and improve our services.
  • For marketing purposes.
  • To report possible criminal acts or threats to public security.
  1. New Temple Chambers’ Storage, processing, sharing of your personal data

5.1 Where is your personal data stored?

New Temple Chambers stores personal data.  This includes name, email, phone number, address, bank or payment details, date of birth, family or next of kin, company name and information from companies house about you provided to it on our contact management database.

New Temple Chambers will not keep personal data longer than required.  You can request New Temple Chambers at any time to suspend processing of your personal data or remove your personal data or to correct any inaccuracies at any time.

5.2 Storage

Your personal data is processed at New Temple Chambers’ office and in any other places where the parties involved with the processing are located.

Your personal data is stored on securely in the European Economic Area (EEA).

5.3 Security

New Temple Chambers will take reasonable precautions to prevent unauthorised access, disclosure, modification, or unauthorised destruction of your personal data.

5.4 Sharing

Sharing your personal data.  Your personal data may be accessible to such barristers or other employees at New Temple Chambers or external parties (such as our third-party technical service providers, mail carriers, hosting providers, IT companies, communications agencies) as reasonably necessary for the purposes as set out in this GDPR Privacy Notice. Where such sharing takes place, New Temple Chambers will take all reasonable steps to ensure that your personal data is processed in compliance with the GDPR.

We may also share personal data with:

  • Regulators or legal advisers in the event of a dispute with you or a complaint;
  • Law enforcement officials, government authorities or other third parties in order to comply with our legal obligations; and
  • Legal directory publishers for the purposes of feedback and peer review of members of New Temple Chambers and our staff.
  1. Your Rights

GPDR gives you specific rights in connection with your personal data.

  • You have the right to request access to the personal data we hold about you.
  • If your personal data we hold is inaccurate, you can ask us to correct any inaccuracies.
  • You can request that we should stop sending you direct mail or emails.
  • You have the right to request erasure of your personal data.
  • You have the right to request us to stop processing of your personal data.

To find out more information about how to exercise these rights, please refer to the website of the Information Commissioner’s Office (“ICO”): https://ico.org.uk

You also have the right to make a complaint about the processing of your personal data.  For further information refer to the ICO website: https://ico.org.uk

  1. The New Temple Chambers website (www.newtemplechambers.com)

The New Temple Chambers website may collect some personal data from you.

The types of personal data collected will be in the form of:

7.1 Information provided by you through our website, social media or by email or email when you register for updates or events at New Temple Chambers. This personal data may include details such as your name, your work email address or your company name.

7.2 Cookies

The New Temple Chambers website uses cookies for a number of reasons.  This includes to improve the user’s experience while visiting our website. Cookies are tiny files that are downloaded to your computer to improve use experience.  This information describes what information we gather, how we use it and why we sometimes need to store these cookies.

Where applicable this New Temple Chambers’ website uses a cookie control system allowing you on your first visit to our website to either allow or disable cookies on your browser on your computer or electronic device.  However, beware that by disabling cookies it may affect functionality of this and may other websites.

In some cases we use cookies from trusted third parties such as Google (Google Analytics).  The cookies we use identify which pages of the website are being used and helps us to improve New Temple Chambers’ website.  As stated above, you can disable cookies by adjusting the appropriate settings in your browser.  Please note that by accessing New Temple Chambers’ website, you consent to the processing of personal data about you in the manner and for the purposes set out above. This website uses cookies from Google Analytics.  This service provided by Google and is described in detail on Google’s website.   These cookies may track how long you spend on our website, the time you visited, the pages you visited so that we can improve our website experience.  We also use social media buttons on this website which allows you connect with your social media in various way.  This includes, where applicable, Linkedin, Twitter and Instagram.

7.3 Website links to www.newtemplechambers.com from another website

Where our website is visited from another website, it may receive information from the other website.  New Temple Chambers does not use this personal data.  You may wish to read the GDRP Privacy policy of the website you came from to find out more.

7.4 Website links from www.newtemplechambers.com

Where applicable, New Temple Chambers’ website contains website links to other websites. New Temple Chambers is not responsible for the content of or the GDPR Privacy Notices of those websites and you should read the GDPR Privacy Notices of those websites for more information.

  1. Changes to this GDPR Privacy Notice

New Temple Chambers may from time to time update this GDPR Privacy Notice. When we make significant changes, we will notify you of these through email. We will also publish the updated GDPR Privacy Notice on our website.