We are Law Business Research Limited (“LBR”). We’re a UK company, registered number 03205159, and our registered office is Meridian House, 34-35, Farringdon St, Holborn, London EC4A 4HL.
We operate the LBR website. This statement explains what we do with your personal information when you visit that website and how to exercise your rights over it.
If you have any questions about our use of your personal information, or if you want to exercise your rights, you can contact our data privacy team. The best way to do this is by email to [email protected], but if you prefer you can also write to us at: Data Protection Team, Meridian House, 34-35, Farringdon St, Holborn, London EC4A 4HL.
Who is in charge of your information
In respect of the personal information you give us when you visit the LBR website, we are the “data controller” responsible for that information.
The information we collect about you, how we will collect it, why we collect it and what we will do with it
We will collect the information that you provide in any correspondence with us, including your name and address, and we will use that information to respond to you, and to communicate with you about your use of LBR, for example to let you know about any updates or changes to LBR. We will collect the information you provide to us when submitting a job application directly on the LBR website, and will use this to communicate with you regarding your application.
We also gather certain statistical information about how you access and use our website, such as your browser version and the pages you access during a session, in order to help us build a general picture about how people use our website, and to identify technical or usability problems with it. We do this in order to help us make our website better. We do not retain this statistical information in a way which identifies you personally.
Who we will share your personal information with
We will not share your data with any third parties and we will not transfer your data outside the European Economic Area.
The legal basis on which we deal with your personal information
Under the new data protection law starting in May 2018 we have a number of lawful reasons that we can use (or “process”) your personal information. One of the lawful reasons is called “legitimate interests”.
Broadly speaking, legitimate interests means that we can process your personal information if we have a genuine and legitimate reason and we are not harming any of your rights and interests.
So, what does this mean? When you visit our website, we may use legitimate interests for preventing fraud, maintaining the security of our system, data analytics, enhancing, modifying or improving our services, identifying usage trends and determining the effectiveness of our campaigns.
When we use your personal information in order to process your job application, we do this on the basis that it is necessary for us to do so in order to perform the contract we are entering into with you to.
Keeping your information up to date, and how long we will keep your information for
It is your responsibility to ensure that the information you provide when submitting a job application to LBR is complete, accurate and up to date and it is your responsibility to notify us if that information changes.
We will keep the information that you provide us when you visit the LBR website for a period of 3 years, after which it will be deleted.
We will keep the information that you provide us when you submit a job application to LBR for 1 year, after which it will be deleted.
Your rights and how to exercise them
The law gives you certain rights in respect of the information that we hold about you. Below is a short overview of the most commonly used rights. It is not a complete, exhaustive statement of your rights in respect of your personal data. The website of the Information Commissioner’s Office (http://www.ico.org.uk) has a wealth of useful information in respect of your rights over your personal data.
If you wish to exercise your rights, the best way to do so is by email to the office of our data protection officer at [email protected], but if you prefer you can also write to us at the address above.
Your right to a copy of the information we hold about you
With some exceptions designed to protect the rights of others, you have the right to a copy of the personal data that we hold about you, as well as information about what we do with it, who we share it with and how long we will hold it for. We may make a reasonable charge for additional copies of that data beyond the first copy, based on our administrative costs.
Your right to have inaccurate information about you corrected
You have the right to have the information we hold about you corrected if it is factually inaccurate. In most cases the easiest way to do that is to contact us and let us know what information needs to be changed.
Your right to have your information deleted in some circumstances
In some circumstances, you have the right to require us to delete the information that we hold about you. In particular, if you withdraw your job application and we no longer need to process your personal data, then we will delete the relevant data from our systems.
Your right to complain to the ICO
You also have the right to lodge a complaint about our handling of your personal information with the Information Commissioner’s Office. You can contact them on 0303 123 1113.