Privacy Policy

Privacy Policy of MIYA SOLICITORS:

We take your privacy very seriously. Our Privacy Policy describes how we will safeguard the personal information you provide to us through our website or which you provided to us during the course of our services to you.

This privacy policy sets out how Miya Solicitors uses and protects any information that you give Miya Solicitors when you use our Website (www.miyasolicitors.co.uk) and our services. We will only obtain and use your personal information as allowed by current applicable law.

Miya Solicitors may change this policy from time to time by updating this page. You should check this page from time to time to ensure that you are happy with any changes. This policy is effective from May 2018.

Who are we and what we do

Miya Solicitors is an innovative and niche law firm operating from London.  At Miya we take pride in listening, advising and catering to the needs of our clients. We offer a full range of legal services in Personal Injury, Medical Negligence, Immigration Law and Family Law and have clients all over the UK, from different background and ethnicities.

Our offices have excellent transport links and are fully accessible to those with disabilities.

How to contact us

If you do not understand any aspect within this Privacy Policy, please contact us sending an email to: info@miyasolicitors.co.uk or telephone us on 0203 750 4445. Please ask for one of our directors.

What information we collect

We may collect personal information from you in order to provide services to you when you ask for information from us, when you use our legal services or when you use our Website. The type of information we may collect includes:

  • Name, date of birth, national insurance number, postal address, the address of the company you work, your job title and in some occasions your social media account where needed.
  • contact information such as your telephone number and your email address
  • demographic information such as postcode, address, preferences and interests
  • banking Account details
  • health details
  • racial or ethnic origin
  • other information required so that we can fulfil our services to you.

What we do with the information we  gather:

We require this information to understand your needs and to be able to provide you with the service you need. We will only use this information to the extent allowed by law. In particular, we may use it in order to provide services to you and respond to enquires and comply with a legal obligation and run the firms business including recruitment to communicate with you.

If you are applying to for a role at Miya Solicitors

We need certain information from you when you apply for a role in Miya Solicitors so that we can consider your suitability for the position and so that we can ensure compliance with our equal opportunity policy.

How do we use your personal information

As a firm we may use your personal information to fulfill our services to you, for the purposes of legal compliance, recruitment, and marketing purposes.

Who do we share your personal information with

We may share your personal information with Third Parties where you have consented to do so or where it is necessary for the purposes of the services we provide to you or the legal proceedings we undertake on your behalf.

We are under a legal professional or regulatory duty to do so, you have consented that we do so.

Security

We are committed to ensuring that your information is secure. In order to prevent unauthorised access or disclosure, we have put in place suitable physical, electronic and managerial procedures to safeguard and secure the information we collect online.

All our employees who have access to your personal information are obliged to follow our confidentiality regulations.

How we use cookies

A cookie is a small file which asks permission to be placed on your computer’s hard drive. Once you agree, the file is added and the cookie helps analyse web traffic or lets you know when you visit a particular site. Cookies allow web applications to respond to you as an individual. The web application can tailor its operations to your needs, likes and dislikes by gathering and remembering information about your preferences.

We use traffic log cookies to identify which pages are being used. This helps us analyse data about web page traffic and improve our website in order to tailor it to customer needs. We only use this information for statistical analysis purposes and then the data is removed from the system.

Overall, cookies help us provide you with a better website, by enabling us to monitor which pages you find useful and which you do not. A cookie in no way gives us access to your computer or any information about you, other than the data you choose to share with us.

You can choose to accept or decline cookies. Most web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser setting to decline cookies if you prefer. This may prevent you from taking full advantage of the website.

Links to other websites

Our website may contain links to other websites of interest. However, once you have used these links to leave our site, you should note that we do not have any control over that other website. Therefore, we cannot be responsible for the protection and privacy of any information which you provide whilst visiting such sites and such sites are not governed by this privacy statement. You should exercise caution and look at the privacy statement applicable to the website in question.

Google Analytics

If you visit our Website we would like to inform you that we use, Google Analytics, to collect standard internet log information and details of visitor’s behavior patterns. We undertake this to make sure we find out things such as the number of visitors to the various parts of our website. This information is only processed in a way which does not identify anyone. We do make sure that Google does not make any attempt to find out your identity while visiting our website.

How long do we keep your personal information for

For the visitors to the website we retain the information for at least 3 years from the last time you access the site unless we are legally required to hold it for longer. For clients who instruct us to act for them we retain the information for at least 6 years from the conclusion of our services to you unless we are legally required to hold at for longer.

Your Right and The Controlling and access of your personal information

You may choose to restrict the collection or use of your personal information in the following ways:

  • whenever you are asked to fill in a form on the website, look for the box that you can click to indicate that you do not want the information to be used by anybody for direct marketing purposes
  • if you have previously agreed to us using your personal information for direct marketing purposes, you may change your mind at any time by writing to or emailing us at info@miyasolicitors.co.uk

We will not sell, distribute or lease your personal information to third parties unless we have your permission or are required by law to do so. We may use your personal information to send you promotional information about third parties which we think you may find interesting if you tell us that you wish this to happen.

You may request details of personal information which we hold about you under the Data Protection Act 1998. A reasonable fee will be payable. If you would like a copy of the information held on you please write to:

Miya Solicitors
247 High Road,
Wood Green,
London,
N22 8HF

If you believe that any information we are holding on you is incorrect or incomplete, please write to us or email us as soon as possible, at the above address. We will endeavor to promptly correct any information found to be incorrect.

Changes to the Privacy Policy

We can make changes to this Privacy Policy from time to time in order to comply with changes applicable by law. We encourage you to routinely check our policy in case there are further updates to it.