This policy confirms how any personal data you provide to The Little IP Company when you interact with us directly and through this website is used. In this privacy notice we will refer to ourselves as ‘we’, ‘us’ or ‘our’.
You can get hold of us in any of the following ways:
We take the privacy, including the security, of personal information we hold about you seriously. This privacy notice is designed to inform you about how we collect personal information about you and how we use that personal information. You should read this privacy notice carefully so that you know and can understand why and how we use the personal information we collect and hold about you.
We do not have a Data Protection Officer, but if you have any questions about this privacy notice or issues arising from it then you should contact Gemma Ryan, who is responsible for matters relating to data protection at our organisation, including any matters in this privacy notice. You can contact us using the details set out above.
We may update this privacy notice from time to time. This version was last updated on 22 February 2022.
1. Key Definitions
The key terms that we use throughout this privacy notice are defined below, for ease:
2. Details of personal information which we collect and hold about you
2.1 Set out below are the general categories and in each case the types of personal information which we collect, use and hold about you:
3. Details of special information which we collect and hold about you
Special information is explained in section 1 above. We do not collect or hold any special information about you.
We do not collect information from you relating to criminal convictions or offences.
4. Details of how and why we use personal information
We are only able to use your personal information for certain legal reasons set out in data protection law. There are legal reasons under data protection law other than those listed below, but in most cases, we will use your personal information for the following legal reasons:
So that we are able to provide you with legal services we will need your personal information. If you do not provide us with the required personal information, we may be prevented from supplying the services to you. It is important that you keep your personal information up to date. If any of your personal information changes, please contact us as soon as possible to let us know. If you do not do this then we may be prevented from supplying the services to you (for example, if you move address and do not tell us, then letters may be delivered to the wrong address).
Where we rely on consent for a specific purpose as the legal reason for processing your personal information, you have the right under data protection law to withdraw your consent at any time. If you do wish to withdraw your consent, please contact us using the details set out at the beginning of this notice. If we receive a request from you withdrawing your consent to a specific purpose, we will stop processing your personal information for that purpose, unless we have another legal reason for processing your personal information, in which case, we will confirm that reason to you.
Sometimes we may anonymise personal information so that you can no longer be identified from it and use this for our own purposes. In addition, sometimes we may use some of your personal information together with other people’s personal information to give us statistical information for our own purposes. Because this is grouped together wither other personal information and you are not identifiable from that combined data we are able to use this.
Under data protection laws we can only use your personal information for the purposes we have told you about, unless we consider that the new purpose is compatible with the purpose(s) which we told you about. If we want to use your personal information for a different purpose which we do not think is compatible with the purpose(s) which we told you about then we will contact you to explain this and what legal reason is in place to allow us to do this.
5. Details of how we collect personal information and special information
We usually collect Identity Information, Contact Information, Payment Information, Transaction Information, Survey Information, Marketing Information, directly from you when you fill out a form, survey or questionnaire, purchase services, contact us by e-mail, telephone, in writing or otherwise. This includes the personal information which you provide to us when you subscribe to our mailing list.
6. Details about who personal Information may be shared with
We may need to share your personal information with other organisations or people. These organisations include:
a) Third parties who are not part of us. These may include:
i) Overseas Attorneys for the purpose of instructing them to carry out legal work on your behalf.
b) any organisations which propose to purchase our business and assets in which case we may disclose your personal information to the potential purchaser.
Depending on the circumstances, the organisations or people who we share your personal information with will be acting as either Data Processors or Data Controllers. Where we share your personal information with a Data Processor we will ensure that we have in place contracts, which set out the responsibilities and obligations of us and them, including in respect of security of personal information.
We do not sell or trade any of the personal information which you have provided to us.
7. Details about how long we will hold your personal information
We will only hold your personal data for as long as is necessary. How long is necessary will depend upon the purposes for which we collected the personal information and whether we are under any legal obligation to keep the personal information (such as in relation to accounting or auditing records or for tax reasons). We may also need to keep personal information in case of any legal claims.
You can contact us (using the details at the beginning of this notice) to request a copy of our retention policy which sets out how long different types of personal data will be kept for.
8. Your rights under data protection law
Under data protection laws you have certain rights in relation to your personal information, as follows:
In addition to the rights set out in this section, where we rely on consent as the legal reason for using your personal information, you have the right to withdraw your consent. You can do so by contacting us as detailed at the beginning of this notice.
If you want to exercise any of the above rights in relation to your personal information, please contact us using the details set out at the beginning of this notice. If you do make a request then please note:
You may receive marketing from us about similar services, where either you have consented to this, or we have another legal reason by which we can contact you for marketing purposes.
However, we will give you the opportunity to manage how or if we market to you. In any e-mail which we send to you, we provide a link to either unsubscribe or opt-out, or to change your marketing preferences. To change your marketing preferences, and/or to request that we stop processing your personal information for marketing purposes , you can always contact us on the details set out at the beginning of this notice.
If you do request that we stop marketing to you, this will not prevent us from sending communications to you which are not to do with marketing (for example in relation to services which you have purchased from us).
We do not pass your personal information on to any third parties for marketing purposes.
If you are unhappy about the way that we have handled or used your personal information, you have the right to complain to the UK supervisory authority for data protection, which is the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO). Please do contact us in the first instance if you wish to raise any queries or make a complaint in respect of our handling or use of your personal information, so that we have the opportunity to discuss this with you and to take steps to resolve the position. You can contact us using the details set out at the beginning of this privacy notice.
Gemma Ryan is a sole trader, trading as The Little IP Company. Gemma Ryan is a Chartered Trade Mark Attorney regulated by the Intellectual Property Regulation Board (IPReg). Further details can be found on their website here.
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