Bonnard Lawson is committed to ensure your privacy and the confidentiality of your personal data (“Personal Data”) when you use our website or communicate with us.
Personal Data we process
The exact information we will request from you will depend on what you have asked us to do or what we are contracted to do for you.
The basic personal data are the general information that you supply about yourself when communicating with us such as your name, email, address, gender, date of birth, preferred language, job title, contact details, financial information and the content of your communication.
Your personal data may be obtained from a number of sources including yourself, your authorized representative, public records or third parties in order that we can undertake your legal work on your behalf, such as financial or medical institutions and organizations that have referred work to us.
Why we process your Personal Data
We use Personal Data for the purposes of caring out your requests, mainly legal work on your behalf, managing our relationship with you, including conducting our compliance checks, as well as communicating with you, including sending you our newsletters and invitations to events, training programs or lectures, to maintain our list of contacts and/or to provide you with other information you may request from us.
Your Personal Data will only be used by us and our technology suppliers (who are obliged to protect your Personal Data to the same extent as we are).
How we protect your Personal Data
We have a data protection regime in place to oversee the effective and secure processing of your personal data. We do not sell, rent or otherwise transfer your Personal Data to third parties except with your prior consent or as we are required under applicable law or regulation. We do not monitor your behavior, track your physical location or subject you to profiling or automated decision-making.
Generally, we will only use your information within Bonnard Lawson. However there may be circumstances, in carrying out your legal work, where we may need to disclose some information to third parties such as public authority and administration, private regulated firm such as translation agency, insurance, auditor, legal experts etc.
In the event any of your information is shared with the aforementioned third parties, we ensure that they comply, strictly and confidentially, with our instructions and they do not use your personal information for their own purposes unless you have explicitly consented to them doing so.
Your personal information will be retained, usually in computer or manual files, only for as long as necessary to fulfill the purposes for which the information was collected, as required by law or as long as is set out in any relevant contract you may hold with us (example: 10 years after the conclusion or closure of our legal work, the duration of a trust or indefinitely for wills and related documents).
Under GDPR, you are entitled to access your Personal Data. In addition, you have the following rights:
- The right to be informed: which is fulfilled by way of this privacy notice and our transparent explanation as to how we use your personal data
- The right to rectification: you are entitled to have personal data rectified if it is inaccurate or incomplete
- The right to erasure: you have the right to request the deletion or removal of your personal data where there is no compelling reason for its continued processing.
- The right to object: you have the right to object to processing based on legitimate interests.
- The right to restrict processing: you have the right to request the restriction or suppression of your data. When processing is restricted, we can store the data but not use it.
If you have any questions, are dissatisfied with any aspect of our processing of your Personal Data or wish to exercise any of your above-mentioned and/or legal rights, please feel free to contact us at or at our addresses set out on our website.