Registered with the Information Commissioner’s Office
The purpose of this notice is to explain how we collect, process and retain personal data in the course of providing notarial services
Further information may be requested from The Data controller:
How do we collect personal information?
We collect information and data: –
• directly from you at the point of your initial enquiry or instructions
• directly from the documents that you provide to us for notarisation or from third parties with a relevant and legitimate interest in the transaction
• as a result of any additional due diligence enquiries necessary to complete the notarisation process
How do we use your personal data?
We will only process personal data in accordance with the 8 principles of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), for the following purposes:
• responding to your queries, requests and other communications;
• providing notarial services, including the translation and legalisation of documents
• enabling suppliers and service providers to carry out certain functions on our behalf in the provision of notarial services including, but not limited to, webhosting, data storage, identity verification, technical, logistical and courier services
• in the resolution of any complaints
Who do we share your personal information with?
• Your personal data may need to be shared with third parties if: –
• further processing is required, additional processing may include
• where documents need to be legalised at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office or at the Embassy or Consulate of the foreign jurisdiction where the document is to have effect
• we have a statutory duty to disclose it for legal and regulatory reasons.
Where personal data is shared with third parties, we ensure that such third parties comply with all current data protection legislation. Where such third parties are located outside of the UK, for example your personal data is be transferred to foreign Embassies located in the UK or abroad, such organisations will process personal data in accordance with the laws to which they are subject and international treaties over which we have no control.
How long do we keep your personal information?
Basic data regarding you, the client, and the nature of the notarial transaction is kept in perpetuity as required by our Regulator, the Law Society of Scotland. Further details of the nature of data retained is provided to clients when instructing the firm to act.
We have in place a range of physical and electronic security safeguards to protect your personal information against loss or theft, as well as unauthorised access, disclosure, copying, use, or modification. Note that from time to time data is transferred across the Internet and we do not always have control over the processes involved
Data subject rights
Your data is processed in accordance with Principle six of the GDPR; that personal data is processed in accordance with the individuals’ rights.
• We do not use personal data for direct marketing
• No decisions are made by automated means
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