This website is operated by Allan McDougall McQueen LLP, of which McDougall McQueen Solicitors is a trading name. We, McDougall McQueen Solicitors, take your privacy seriously and we ask that you read this policy carefully, as it contains important information on:
We are the controller of the personal information that we collect from you on our website, which means that we are legally responsible for how we collect, hold and use your personal information. It also means that we are required to comply with data protection laws when collecting, holding and using your personal information.
If you have any questions about this statement or how we hold or use your personal information, please contact us at email@example.com.
Your attention is particularly drawn to section 2 of this policy, which confirms that you consent to your personal information and sensitive personal information being held and used by us as described in section 1 of this policy.
Our website is a place for you to find out more about us, the legal and estate agency services that we offer, available career opportunities and read news updates relating to our areas of practice.
When you visit our website and contact us, we collect personal information about you, including your name, address, telephone number, e-mail address, the nature of your enquiry and any other personal information that you provide.
We use such personal information to:
We may not be able to provide the above services to you if you do not provide us with sufficient personal information to allow us to do so.
We will use your e-mail address to send you our regular e-newsletter if you choose to receive it by completing the form available on our website. You can choose to unsubscribe from our e-newsletter at any time by clicking on the “click here to unsubscribe link” provided in all e-newsletters or by contacting us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We may also collect information about you via cookie files. A cookie is a small text file that is placed on to your computer or other access device when you visit our website. We use cookie files to:
The table below provides more information about the cookies we use and why:
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If you do not want to accept cookies, you can change your browser settings so that cookies are not accepted. If you do this, please be aware that you may lose some of the functionality of this website.
Data protection laws require us to have a legal reason for collecting, holding and using your personal information.
In some circumstances, we may rely on your consent as the legal reason. By providing us with your personal information and sensitive personal information (relating to your health, racial or ethnic origin, religious or other beliefs or sexual orientation) and the personal information and sensitive personal information of other individuals via our website, you:
• consent to it being used by us as described in section 1 of this policy; and
• confirm that you have informed the other individuals of 12 years old and above of the content of this policy and they have provided their consent to their personal information and sensitive personal information being used by us as described in section 1 of this policy.
You and the other individuals have the right to withdraw your consent to us holding and using your and their personal information and sensitive personal information by contacting us. Once you / they have withdrawn your / their consent, we will no longer use your / their personal information and sensitive personal information for the purpose(s) set out in section 1 of this policy, which you originally agreed to, unless we have another legal reason for doing so.
Our other legal reasons for holding and using your personal information are:
We may share your personal information with the following organisations for the purposes described in section 1 of this policy:
We will only keep your personal information for as long as we need to for the purposes described in section 1 of this policy, including to meet any legal, accounting, reporting or regulatory requirements that apply to us as a firm of solicitors in Scotland.
The security of your personal information is of paramount importance to us and we use technical and organisational measures to safeguard your personal information.
However, while we will use reasonable efforts to safeguard your personal information, the use of the Internet is not entirely secure and, for this reason, we cannot guarantee the security of any personal information that is transferred by or to you via the Internet. If you have any concerns about the security of your personal information, please contact us at email@example.com.
We may need to transfer your personal information collected on our website to our service providers based in countries outside the EU. These countries may not have the same standard of data protection laws as the EU. In this case, we will safeguard your privacy rights in accordance with data protection legislation and give you remedies in the unlikely event of a data security breach incident involving your personal information.
It is important that the personal information that we collect, hold and use about you is accurate and current. Please keep us informed of any changes by contacting us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Under certain circumstances, the law gives you the right to request:
You can also object to us holding and using your personal information where our legal basis is a legitimate interest (either our legitimate interests or those of a third party).
Please contact us at email@example.com if you wish to make any of the above requests. When you make a request, we may ask you for specific information to help us confirm your identity for security reasons. You will not need to pay a fee when you make any of the above requests, but we may charge a reasonable fee or refuse to comply if your request for access is clearly unfounded or excessive.
We welcome your feedback on how we hold and use your personal information.
You have the right to make a complaint to the Information Commissioner, the UK regulator for data protection, about how we hold and use your personal information. The Information Commissioner’s website is https://ico.org.uk/ and complaints can be made here.
If you would like to receive this policy in alternative format, for example, audio, large print or braille, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We may update this policy at any time, and you should check this policy occasionally to ensure you are aware of the most recent version that will apply each time you access our website.
Last updated: May 2018