Privacy Policy

Privacy Notice

Le Gallais & Luce is a local partnership law firm (the “Firm”), a Member Firm of The Law Society of Jersey and is registered with the Jersey Office of the Information Commissioner in their capacity as the Data Protection Authority.  Your privacy is treated with utmost respect and importance, and we would like to assure you the Firm is compliant with the current data protection laws.

The following sets out our privacy policy and provides you with an explanation of what we do with the information you provide to us.  If you have any further questions in relation to this policy please contact us on LeGallais& or by post at the address below:

PO Box 696
6 Hill Street
St Helier

Personal information and the lawful basis for processing

The Firm obtains your personal information in the course of the Client Due Diligence process and satisfactory completion of our take-on procedures.  The personal information held is restricted to that required for Anti-Money Laundering/Counter-Terrorist Financing purposes and for the execution of your business in accordance with your explicit instructions.  The Firm may also obtain additional personal information during the course of providing legal services to you.

Some examples of personal information include: full name, residential address, social security number, driver’s license number, bank account number, passport number, and email address.

We will retain your personal information for as long as necessary for the purpose of completing the work instructed.  In accordance with our document retention policy, Le Gallais & Luce will hold personal information for at least 11 years from the last material entry on the file and shall not destroy it unless it is reasonable in the circumstances to do so.  There are certain exceptions to the above and those include work related to wills, probate and conveyancing, or disputes where personal information would be still pertinent after work has been completed.  In addition, there may be situations where the information cannot be deleted for legal, regulatory or technical reasons.

As part of the service provided to you by Le Gallais & Luce, we may use third party agents.  We shall ensure that those third party agents provide us with their confirmation of compliance with the new data protection law.  Your information shall not be released or disclosed to any third party without your prior consent unless there is an explicit reason to do so, or it is required by Court Order or otherwise required by law.

Information security

We process your information using secured technologies.  Our systems are regularly monitored for any exposures and risk of cyber-attacks, enabling us to identify ways to further improve our security.

Your rights

The new data protection law gives increased rights in relation to the information we hold about you. You have the right to request access to the information we hold or to request your information be amended where incorrect or erased. You may also request for the information, which you have provided to us to be restricted from processing or ask for it to be transferred to another controller. In the event that you wish to exercise any of your rights please request this in writing via email or at our address stated above. If you chose not to provide us with your personal information, or use your right to request that the information be restricted or erased before the work is completed, we may be unable to provide you with the service as originally instructed.

For further information on your rights please read our Data Protection FAQ page.

Amendments to the Privacy Notice

This policy may be amended at any time without further notice.  It would be recommended to visit our website and review the Privacy Notice on a regular basis.

This document was last updated on 08 June 2018.

Please also read our Data Protection FAQ page.