Some of the information you supply to us in connection with your claim (including your personal information) will be held in electronic and/or manual format.
The information you disclose to us may include the following: your name, address, contact details, date of birth, details of the circumstances of the claim or incident and any damage, injury or loss suffered by you, National Insurance number, employment and GP details including records held by your employer and GP.
We will use the information you provide to us for the following purposes:
We will keep your personal information confidential and will take appropriate measures to protect it against loss, theft or misuse and to safeguard your privacy.
In the course of providing our services to you, we may need to communicate your personal information (including sensitive information such as information related to your health for example) to parties involved in your claim including but not limited to:
In dealing with your claim, we may also transfer your information to people providing us with support and administrative services for the more efficient processing of your claim. Your details will be processed in each case in strict confidence and we have set up adequate measures to ensure that your privacy is protected when transferring your data to third parties for the purposes of providing our services to you.
If after providing us with your personal information it becomes apparent we are unable to offer our service to you, we may pass your details to another company in order that they may attempt to secure legal representation for you.
By formally appointing us to act on your behalf you agree to the processing of your personal data (including where relevant your sensitive personal data) for the purposes described above.
For any of the above purposes, we may transfer some or all of your personal data to countries outside the European Economic Area ("EEA"). Countries outside the EEA may not have data protection laws as comprehensive as those that exist in the EEA. We have, however, taken steps to ensure that data is held securely where it is transferred to our service providers outside the EEA.
Under the Data Protection Act 1998, you have a right to access your personal information held in our records, whether electronically or manually [we may charge a fee of a maximum of £10 for this]. You should contact us should you wish to have access to this information. We also recommend that you advise us should we need to update or complete any of our records containing your personal information.