MJC Law Privacy Policy

We are MJC LAW LIMITED trading as MJC LAW. We are committed to protecting and respecting your privacy. This policy sets out the basis on which any personal data we collect will be processed by us. Please read this privacy policy carefully to understand our views and practices and your rights regarding your personal data. By visiting www.mjc-law.co.uk (our site) your personal information will be processed as described in this policy.

For the purpose of data protection legislation, the data controller is MJC LAW LIMITED of 20 Sansome Walk, Worcester, Worcestershire, United Kingdom WR1 1LR

Our data protection officer is JOHN BENJAMIN SCRUTON (“DPO”).  If you have any queries, complaints or requests please contact our DPO at john.scruton@mjc-law.co.uk or 07711 528450.

What information do we collect from you?

We will collect and process the following data about you:

  • Information you give us. This is information about you that you give us by filling in forms on our site or by corresponding with us by phone, email or otherwise. The information you give us may include (without limitation) your name, address, email address and phone number and financial information.
  • Information we collect from your use of our site. With regard to each of your visits to our site we will automatically collect technical information, such as the Internet protocol (IP) address used to connect your device to the Internet, whereabouts you connected to our service, your internet service provider (ISP), and what type of device you are using to access our service
  • Information we collect throughout our relationship. This is information relating to your identity, use of our services, criminal record (of applicable) and financial information .
  • Information we collect when you call us. If you call us we will automatically collect the following information:
  • the phone number used to call us
  • Information we receive from other sources. We are working closely with other organisations, including:
    • The Legal Aid Agency
    • Ministry of Justice
    • Office of the Public Guardian
    • Official Solicitor
  • Providing us with your details online. This is information you may choose to provide us with using the mjc-law.co.uk page on our site. It includes your name, address, telephone number, email address and preferences for receiving emails from us. Please let us know if any of this information changes so we can keep our records up to date.

Why do we collect this information?

We use this information in the following ways:

  • Information you give to us. We use this information:
  • in order to take steps necessary to assess whether we can enter into a contract with you and in order to perform our contract with you. This includes carrying out our obligations to you and providing you with our products and services
  • for the purpose of improving our service to you, to ensure that content from our site is presented in the most effective manner for you and for your device
  • to deal with any legal queries relating to your use of our service
  • to provide you with service communications so that you receive a full and functional service and so we can perform our obligations to you. These may be sent by email or post or, if the circumstances require it, we may contact you by phone. These will include notifications about changes to our service
  • to provide you with marketing communications including, with your permission, information about other goods and services we offer that are similar to those that you have already purchased or enquired about
  • Information we collect from your use of the site. We will use this information for the following purposes:
  • to administer our site and for internal operations, including troubleshooting, data analysis, testing, research, statistical and survey purposes
  • to improve our site to ensure that content is presented in the most effective manner for you and for your device
  • as part of our efforts to keep our site safe and secure
  • to measure or understand the effectiveness of advertising we serve to you and others, and to deliver relevant advertising to you
  • Information we collect throughout our relationship. We will use this information to help us provide you with our services.
  • Information we receive from other sources. See the ‘Who might we share your information with?’ section below for details of how we use information in conjunction with our associated third parties.

How long do we keep hold of your information?

  • We will keep information about you for a maximum of 6 years after the end of our relationship with you unless obligations to our regulators require otherwise or we are required remove such data from our records.

Who might we share your information with?

You agree that for the purposes set out in the ‘Why do we collect this information?’ section above, we have the right to share your personal information with:

  • Selected associated third parties, some of whom we appoint to provide services, including:
  • business partners, subsidiaries, suppliers and sub-contractors for the performance of any contract we enter into with you
  • analytics and search engine providers that assist us in the improvement and optimisation of our site
  • customer survey providers in order to receive feedback and improve our services
  • government agencies or other central bodies for the performance of any contract we enter into with you

Additionally, we will disclose your personal information to the relevant third party:

  • If we are under a duty to disclose or share your personal data in order to comply with any legal obligation, or in order to enforce or apply our terms of use and other agreements or to protect the rights, property, or safety of our customers, our regulator, or others. This includes exchanging information with other companies and organisations for the purposes of fraud protection and prevention of money laundering and credit risk reduction.

How is your data stored and kept secure?

At MJC Law Limited, we take your safety and security very seriously and we are committed to protecting your personal and financial information. All information kept by us is stored on our secure servers. Where we have given you (or where you have chosen) a password that enables you to access certain parts of our service, you are responsible for keeping this password confidential. We ask you not to share a password with anyone.

We do not transfer your data outside the European Economic Area ("EEA"). If in future we do need to transfer your data outside the EEA, we will only do so if adequate protection measures are in place in compliance with data protection legislation.

What are your rights?

Where processing of your personal data is based on consent, you can withdraw that consent at any time.

You have the following rights.  You can exercise these rights at any time by contacting us at 20 Sansome Walk, Worcester, Worcestershire, United Kingdom WR1 1LR or john.scruton@mjc-law.co.uk.  You have the right:

  • to ask us not to process your personal data for marketing purposes. We will inform you (before collecting your data) if we intend to use your data for such purposes or if we intend to disclose your information to any third party for such purposes
  • To ask us not to process your personal data where it is processed on the basis of legitimate interests provided that there are no compelling reasons for that processing
  • To ask us not to process your personal data for scientific or historical research purposes, where relevant, unless the processing is necessary in the public interest.
  • to request from us access to personal information held about you
  • to ask for the information we hold about you to be rectified if it is inaccurate or incomplete
  • to ask for data to be erased provided that the personal data is no longer necessary for the purposes for which it was collected, you withdraw consent (if the legal basis for processing is consent), you exercise your right to object, set out below, and there are no overriding legitimate ground for processing, the data is unlawfully processed, the data needs to be erased to comply with a legal obligation or the data is children’s data and was collected in relation to an offer of information society services
  • to ask for the processing of that information to be restricted if the accuracy of that data is contested, the processing is unlawful, the personal data is no longer necessary for the purposes for which it was collected or you exercise your right to object (pending verification of whether there are legitimate grounds for processing)
  • to ask for data portability if the processing is carried out by automated means and the legal basis for processing is consent or contract.

Should you have any issues, concerns or problems in relation to your data, or wish to notify us of data which is inaccurate, please let us know by contacting us using the contact details above. In the event that you are not satisfied with our processing of your personal data, you have the right to lodge a complaint with the relevant supervisory authority, which is the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) in the UK, at any time.  The ICO’s contact details are available here: https://ico.org.uk/concerns/.

Changes to our privacy policy

This policy may be updated from time to time. Please check back frequently to see any updates or changes to our privacy policy.

Cookies

We use cookies and similar technology to distinguish you from other users of our site. This helps us to provide you with a good experience when you use our site and also allows us to improve our site.

We use the following cookies for the following purposes:

  • Strictly necessary cookies. These are cookies that are required for the operation of our website. They include, for example, cookies that enable you to log into secure areas of our website.
  • Analytical/performance cookies. They allow us to recognise and count the number of visitors and to see how visitors move around our website when they are using it. This helps us to improve the way our website works, for example, by ensuring that users are finding what they are looking for easily.
  • Functionality cookies. These are used to recognise you when you return to our website. This enables us to personalise our content for you and remember your preferences.
  • Targeting cookies. These cookies record your visit to our website, the pages you have visited and the links you have followed. We will use this information to make our website more relevant to your interests.

You can find more information about the individual cookies we use and the purposes for which we use them in the table below:

Cookie name Type Purpose Expires
CookieConsent Functionality Stores the user's cookie consent state for the current domain 1 year
_ga Analytical Registers a unique ID that is used to generate statistical data on how the visitor uses the website. 2 years
_gat Analytical Used by Google Analytics to throttle request rate Session
_gid Analytical Registers a unique ID that is used to generate statistical data on how the visitor uses the website. Session

Third Party Cookies:

Cookie name Type Purpose Expires
Collect Analytical Used to send data to Google Analytics about the visitor's device and behaviour. Tracks the visitor across devices and marketing channels. Session

You can block cookies by activating the setting on your browser that allows you to refuse the setting of all or some cookies. However, if you use your browser settings to block all cookies (including essential cookies) you may not be able to access all or parts of our site.

Contact us

Questions, comments and requests regarding this privacy policy are welcomed and should be addressed to MJC Law Limited of 20 Sansome Walk, Worcester, Worcestershire, United Kingdom WR1 1LR or john.scruton@mjc-law.co.uk or you can call us on 07711 528450.