Authorised and Regulated by the Solicitors Regulatory Authority under reference 329428
We are committed to ensuring that your privacy is protected. Howard & Byrne Solicitors may change this policy from time to time by updating this page. You should check this page from time to time to ensure that you are happy with any changes. This policy is effective from 01/05/2018.
What we collect
We will only collect personal information where you choose to contact us via the website. You have the option to email us. This will provide your email address and any other information you choose to send to us.
What we do with the information we gather
Kevin Blount is our named Data Protection Officer and responsible for the control of data. We are registered with the Information Commissioner’s Office.
We will only take and retain your personal data for the purposes of acting for you. We will obtain the minimum data necessary. This data will be held securely and confidentially and will not be used otherwise than in accordance with your instructions. The data is held in accordance with our legal and regulatory obligations. We do not use clients’ private information for marketing purposes and do not share it with third parties save as instructed by you, for example to barristers or expert witnesses.
We are subject to professional regulation and audit for the purpose of obtaining and maintaining kitemarks and similar accreditation. We reserve the right to show your file to third parties, including the SRA and LAA, on a confidential basis, for the purpose of satisfying evidential requirements on audit. The data will be retained until the destruction of your file in accordance with our regulatory requirements.
You have the right to request details of the data we hold and to have that data rectified or deleted or to restrict the use of the data. Please contact the Data Protection Officer to discuss this.
We are committed to ensuring that your information is secure. In order to prevent unauthorised access or disclosure, we have put in place suitable physical, electronic and managerial procedures to safeguard and secure the information we collect online.
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We use traffic log cookies to identify which pages are being used. This helps us analyse data about web page traffic and improve our website in order to tailor it to customer needs. We only use this information for statistical analysis purposes and then the data is removed from the system.
Overall, cookies help us provide you with a better website, by enabling us to monitor which pages you find useful and which you do not. A cookie in no way gives us access to your computer or any information about you, other than the data you choose to share with us.
You can choose to accept or decline cookies. Most web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser setting to decline cookies if you prefer. This may prevent you from taking full advantage of the website.
Links to other websites
Our website may contain links to other websites of interest. However, once you have used these links to leave our site, you should note that we do not have any control over that other website. Therefore, we cannot be responsible for the protection and privacy of any information which you provide whilst visiting such sites and such sites are not governed by this privacy statement. You should exercise caution and look at the privacy statement applicable to the website in question.
Controlling your personal information
We will not contact you for marketing purposes unless you have specifically agreed to us doing so.
We will not sell, distribute or lease your personal information to third parties unless we have your permission or are required by law to do so. We may use your personal information to send you promotional information about third parties which we think you may find interesting if you tell us that you wish this to happen.
You may request details of personal information which we hold about you under the Data Protection Act 1998. A small fee will be payable. If you would like a copy of the information held on you please write to Howard & Byrne Solicitors, 148 Lawrence Street, York YO10 3EB.
If you believe that any information we are holding on you is incorrect or incomplete, please write to or email us as soon as possible, at the above address. We will promptly correct any information found to be incorrect.