Clients rely and have relied for decades on the quality of Curtis’ legal advice as well as its high level of discretion and sensitivity in looking after its clients’ needs.
We take the same care in our approach to our clients’ and contacts’ privacy. This includes contact details and other data, which we use in order to send valuable insight, news alerts, legal updates and occasional event invitations (“Mailings”).
In order to send you news alerts, updates and to invite you to events, which we think you will find relevant and be happy to receive, we retain certain of your personal data within our systems.
1. Whose personal data do we collect and process?
In the context of our Mailings, we collect and process your personal data because you are our client or other valued contact.
2. How do we collect and process your personal data and why?
We may collect information about you:
We have two legal bases for processing personal data with respect to our Mailings:
3. What personal data do we collect and process about you and why?
4. With whom do we share your personal data?
In the context of our marketing Mailings detailed in the above table, we may share your personal data with third parties such as event organizers or our online mailing tool supplier, with whom we have appropriate contractual safeguards to protect the security of your personal data and restrict its use in line with current data protection regulations. We may occasionally share your personal data with a local event provider in order to, e.g. produce name badges locally, in which case it shall be ensured that measures are taken to ensure adequate protection of your personal data in accordance with applicable data protection legislation.
We may also share your personal data with other Curtis offices. If a Curtis office within the European Economic Area (“EEA”) transfers your personal data to a Curtis office outside the EEA, the Curtis offices within the EEA shall ensure that the country to which the data is transferred is protected by:
5. How long do we store your personal data?
We will store your personal data as listed above until you inform us that you no longer wish to receive our Mailings, or unsubscribe via our mailing system, after which we will stop sending you Mailings.
Please note that we keep a record of all email addresses, which have been the subject of an Unsubscribe request. This is to ensure that such email addresses are not added back into mailing lists without the data subject’s consent.
If it appears that your email address is no longer current (e.g. we have received a “hard bounce” notification from our mailing system) we will cease to send to that email address.
6. What are your rights and how you can exercise them?
You can change your preferences through our Preference Manager at any time – and change your mind later.
If you unsubscribe either through our Preference Manager or by clicking unsubscribe at the bottom of every mailing, we will stop sending you Mailings.
You have, or may have, one or more of the following rights under the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR):
Finally, individuals to whom the GDPR applies have the right to lodge a complaint with the relevant Data Protection Authority, such as the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO).
To exercise any of the above rights, please email email@example.com to obtain and complete a Request Form.
Our Mailings make use of tracking cookies through our Mailing provider, Vuture, to track visitor statistics. We use these statistics to refine and improve our Mailings, the aim being to ensure the relevance of our Mailings.
8. How to get in contact about Privacy
Curtis’ Chief Privacy Officers are Jonathan Walsh and Winta Jarvis. You can contact them at firstname.lastname@example.org