www.stratuslegalsolutions.co.uk (the “Site”) is owned and operated by Stratus Legal Solutions Ltd.
Stratus Legal Solutions understands that your privacy is important to you and that you care about how your personal data is used. We respect and value the privacy of everyone who visits the Site, and will only collect and use personal data in ways that are described here, and in a way that is consistent with our obligations and your rights under the law.
Definitions and Interpretation
In this Policy the following terms shall have the following meanings:
|“Account”||means an account required to access and/or use certain areas and features of the Site;|
|“Cookie Law”||means the relevant parts of the Privacy and Electronic Communications (EC Directive) Regulations 2003;|
|“User”||refers to anyone accessing the Site on any device|
Information About Us
The Site is owned and operated by Stratus Legal Solutions Ltd, a Limited Company registered in England under company number 10965377.
Registered address: 13 Swindells Street, Hyde, England, SK14 4TP.
Main trading address: 13 Swindells Street, Hyde, England, SK14 4TP
Data Protection Officer: Allan Phillips
Email address: firstname.lastname@example.org
Telephone number: 0333 344 5324.
Postal address: 13 Swindells Street, Hyde, England, SK14 4TP
The Purpose of This Policy
- The personal data we collect;
- Use of collected data;
- Who has access to the data collected; and
- The rights of Site users.
This website may contain links to other websites – please note that we have no control over how your data is collected, stored, or used by other websites; we advise you to check the privacy policies of any such websites before providing any data to them.
What is Personal Data?
Personal data is defined by the UK GDPR and the Data Protection Act 2018 (collectively, “the Data Protection Legislation”) as ‘any information relating to an identifiable person who can be directly or indirectly identified in particular by reference to an identifier’.
Personal data is, in simpler terms, any information about you that enables you to be identified. Personal data covers obvious information such as your name and contact details, but it also covers less obvious information such as identification numbers, electronic location data, and other online identifiers.
What are my rights?
Under the Data Protection Legislation, you have the following rights, which we will always work to uphold:
- The right to access the personal data we hold about you
- The right to have your personal data rectified if any of your personal data held by us is inaccurate or incomplete.
- The right to be forgotten, i.e., the right to ask us to delete or otherwise dispose of any of your personal data that we hold.
- The right to restrict (i.e., prevent) the processing of your personal data.
- The right to object to us using your personal data for a particular purpose or purposes.
- The right to withdraw consent. This means that, if we are relying on your consent as the legal basis for using your personal data, you are free to withdraw that consent at any time.
- The right to data portability. This means that, if you have provided personal data to us directly, we are using it with your consent or for the performance of a contract, you can ask us for a copy of that personal data to re-use with another service or business in many cases.
- Rights relating to automated decision-making and profiling. We do not use your personal data in this way.
For more information about our use of your personal data or exercising your rights outlined above, please contact us.
It is important that your personal data is kept accurate and up to date. If any of the personal data we hold about you changes, please keep us informed as long as we have that data. Further information about your rights can also be obtained from the Information Commissioner’s Office or your local Citizens Advice Bureau.
If you have any cause for complaint about our use of your personal data, you have the right to lodge a complaint with the Information Commissioner’s Office. We would welcome the opportunity to resolve your concerns ourselves, however, so please contact us first.
What data is collected and how?
|Data collected||How we collect the data|
|Identity Information including: Name.||Through web forms.|
|Contact information including : Email Address, Phone Number||Through web forms.|
|Technical information including IP Address, Browser Type, Device Type, Device Location.||Through Google Analytics.|
How do you use Personal Data?
Under the Data Protection Legislation, we must always have a lawful basis for using personal data.
With your permission and/or were permitted by law, we may also use your personal data for marketing purposes, which may include contacting you by email, telephone, text message, or post, with information, news, and offers on our products or services. You will not be sent any unlawful marketing or spam. We will always work to fully protect your rights and comply with our obligations under the Data Protection Legislation and the Privacy and Electronic Communications (EC Directive) Regulations 2003, and you will always have the opportunity to opt out. We will always obtain your express opt-in consent before sharing your personal data with third parties for marketing purposes and you will be able to opt-out at any time.
We will only use your personal data for the purpose(s) for which it was originally collected unless we reasonably believe that another purpose is compatible with that or those original purpose(s) and need to use your personal data for that purpose. If we do use your personal data in this way and you wish us to explain how the new purpose is compatible with the original, please contact us.
If we need to use your personal data for a purpose that is unrelated to, or incompatible with, the purpose(s) for which it was originally collected, wewill inform you and explain the legal basis which allows us to do so.
In some circumstances, where permitted or required by law, we may process your personal data without your knowledge or consent. This will only be done within the bounds of the Data Protection Legislation and your legal rights.
How long will Personal Data be kept?
We will not keep your personal data for any longer than is necessary in light of the reason(s) for which it was first collected. Your personal data will therefore be kept for the following periods (or, where there is no fixed period, the following factors will be used to determine how long it is kept):
|Type of data||How long we keep it|
|Identity information including: Name||Up to 6 years unless requested removal of stored data|
|Contact information including: Email Address, Phone Number||Up to 6 years unless requested removal of stored data|
|Technical information including: IP Address, Browser Type, Device Type, Location (Town/City/Country)||Up to 6 years unless requested removal of stored data|
How and where is Personal Data stored?
We will only store your personal data within the European Economic Area (the “EEA”). The EEA consists of all EU member states, plus Norway, Iceland, and Liechtenstein. This means that your personal data will be fully protected under the EU GDPR and/or to equivalent standards by law. Transfers of personal data to the EEA from the UK are permitted without additional safeguards.
The security of your personal data is essential to us, and to protect your data, we take a number of important measures, including the following:
- limiting access to your personal data to those employees, agents, contractors, and other third parties with a legitimate need to know and ensuring that they are subject to duties of confidentiality
- procedures for dealing with data breaches (the accidental or unlawful destruction, loss, alteration, unauthorised disclosure of, or access to, your personal data) including notifying you and/or the Information Commissioner’s Office where we are legally required to do so
Do you share Personal Data?
We will not share any of your personal data with any third parties for any purposes, subject to the following exceptions.
In some limited circumstances, we may be legally required to share certain personal data, which might include yours, if we are involved in legal proceedings or complying with legal obligations, a court order, or the instructions of a government authority. We may sometimes contract with the following third parties to supply certain products AND/OR services:
|Recipient||Activity carried out||Sector||Location|
|Courmacs Legal Ltd (Data Processor)||In order to qualify whether you have a valid claim and where contracted to do so provision of legal services||Legal Representation||Alexander House
Beehive Trading Est
|Blackfire Surveys Ltd (Data Processor)||Conduct site survey in relation to qualification of claim and provide Expert Witness Services for legal representation||Consultant Surveyor||Ainsworths, Stansfield Street, Nelson, England, BB9 9XY|
|Independent Quantity Surveyors Ltd, (Data Processor).||Conduct site survey in relation to qualification of claim and provide Expert Witness Services for legal representation||Consultant Surveyor||The Old Red King, Bury New Road, Whitefield, Manchester, M45 6AD|
If any of your personal data is shared with a third party, as described above, we will take steps to ensure that your personal data is handled safely, securely, and in accordance with your rights, our obligations, and the third party’s obligations under the law.
If any personal data is transferred outside of the UK, we will take suitable steps in order to ensure that your personal data is treated just as safely and securely as it would be within the UK and under the Data Protection Legislation, as explained above.
Controlling your own Personal Data
In addition to your rights under the Data Protection Legislation, when you submit personal data via this Site, you may be given options to restrict our use of your personal data. In particular, we aim to give you strong controls on our use of your data for direct marketing purposes (including the ability to opt-out of receiving emails from us which you may do by unsubscribing using the links provided in our emails and/or at the point of providing your details.
You may also wish to sign up to one or more of the preference services operating in the UK: The Telephone Preference Service (“the TPS”), the Corporate Telephone Preference Service (“the CTPS”), and the Mailing Preference Service (“the MPS”). These may help to prevent you from receiving unsolicited marketing. Please note, however, that these services will not prevent you from receiving marketing communications that you have consented to receive.
Witholding Personal Data
You may access certain areas of Our Site without providing any personal data at all. However, to use all features and functions available on Our Site you may be required to submit or allow for the collection of certain data.
How to access Personal Data
If you want to know what personal data we have about you, you can ask us for details of that personal data and for a copy of it (where any such personal data is held). This is known as a “subject access request”.
We will respond to your subject access request within 30 days and, in any case, not more than one month after receiving it. Normally, we aim to provide a complete response, including a copy of your personal data within that time. In some cases, however, particularly if your request is more complex, more time may be required up to a maximum of three months from the date we receive your request. You will be kept fully informed of our progress.
How to contact us
To contact us about anything to do with your personal data and data protection, including to make a subject access request, please use the following details (for the attention of Allan Phillips):
Email address: email@example.com
Telephone number: 0333 344 5324
Postal Address: 13 Swindells Street, Hyde, England, SK14 4TP
We may change this Privacy Notice from time-to-time. This may be necessary, for example, if the law changes, or if we change our business in a way that affects personal data protection.