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Data Protection and Privacy Statement
B&A Immigration Ltd. ("B&A Immigration") are a limited company incorporated in England; company number 09511007, registered at c/o Taxassist Accountants; Midshires House, Midshires Business Park, Smeaton Close, Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire, United Kingdom, HP19 8HL. Our address for communication purposes is B&A Immigration, 30th Floor, 40 Bank Street, Canary Wharf, London E14 5NR.
This is the data protection and privacy statement for B&A Immigration. “Website” and “Site” are references to www.baimmigrationlaw.com.
What personal data do we collect?
We only collect personal data that is voluntarily submitted by you. When you submit your information to us, you specifically agree to us using your personal data in accordance with this data protection and privacy statement.
Examples of scenarios where you may provide us with your personal information include, but are not limited to:
- Completing our inquiry form;
- Emailing, calling or communicating with a lawyer or the firm;
- Information about your site visit (please see the Cookies Policy below for more information);
- Adding yourself to our newsletter listserve.
Please note that communicating with us does not create an attorney-client relationship. B&A Immigration will use information you have voluntarily provided to us to check for conflicts against existing and former clients. Therefore, sending us any information prior to the existence of an attorney-client relationship could compromise confidential information.
How do we use your personal data?
B&A Immigration may use personal information provided by you for the following reasons:
- Purposes of satisfying your request (such as providing you with further information);
- Checking on client conflicts;
- Provision of legal services (submission of visa and green card applications and petitions, renunciation applications etc);
- Internal record keeping and administration (such as processing payments);
- To send information to you which you have requested or which we think may be of interest to you;
- Compliance with applicable laws and regulations to process payment for services or defend ourselves against a law suit or state bar complaint.
In accordance with the ethical obligations of our respective state bars, we treat all information received in the course of business as confidential. We may disclose personal and confidential information if required to do so by law, any court, governmental, regulatory body, or statute. We may disclose personal and confidential information for the purposes of the prevention of fraud, and in urgent circumstances, to protect personal safety, the public or ourselves.
B&A Immigration Ltd. is registered with the United Kingdom’s Information Commissioner’s Office in accordance with the Data Protection Act 1998 and complies with the requirements of such Act in all respects.
Due to the nature of United States immigration law, our firm transfers necessary client information outside of the United Kingdom to the Government of the United States of America in furtherance of our client’s visa applications, petitions and applications for associated benefits. In the event you become a client of our firm, you agree to this by virtue of entering into a contract with the firm. There are inherent risks with transferring personal data to another nation's government which you agree to when becoming a client.
The lawful bases that the firm uses in processing personal data are consent (which may be withdrawn), processing which is necessary for the performance of a contract to which the data subject is party or in order to take steps at the request of the data subject prior to entering into a contract, that which is necessary for compliance with a legal obligation to which our firm is subject, and where processing is necessary for the purposes of the legitimate interests of the firm (for marketing purposes).
You should be aware that communication through the internet and by e-mail are not a secure means of communication and it is possible that others may have access to our communications by these methods.
We do not sell your information. We use processors to help us send invoices, receive payment, keep client files, complete bookkeeping records, file and pay all applicable taxes, run our website and send you information which we believe is of interest to our clients. Some of our processors are in the United States. We are currently working on updating all of our processor agreements to ensure the companies we use to provide us services take your privacy just as important as we do.
Our website may contain links to other sites. We do not share your personal information with these web sites and are not responsible for their privacy practices. We encourage you to learn about the privacy policies of those companies. To the extent any linked websites you visit are not owned or controlled by us, we are not responsible for the sites’ content, or any use of the sites.
Your rights and our contact information
We reserve the right to change this statement at any time by posting revisions on this website. The latest update was on 8th May 2018.
You have several rights under the General Data Protection Regulation ("GDPR") which becomes enforceable beginning 25th May 2018. Under this regulation, you have the right to rectify, restrict or erase personal data that we hold about you. You have the right to withdraw consent at any time after you have given it. You have the right to lodge a complaint with the supervisory authority. You have the right to request a copy of the information we hold about you. If you would like a copy of some or all of the information we hold on you or to withdraw consent, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call us on +44(0)203 102 7966.
If you have any questions about this statement, or wish to update any personal details, please contact us at:
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Data protection of cookies
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