Privacy Policy

Welcome to the Anti Money Laundering Lawyer website (the “Website”).

We understand that your privacy is important to you. That’s why we are committed to safeguarding the privacy of all our users. Our Privacy Policy, which is set out below, explains how we will look after the information you provide to us, including your “personal data”, and what we will do with it. By “personal data”, essentially we mean any information about you that could be used to help identify you. Nothing in this Privacy Policy limits your statutory rights in relation to your personal data.

By providing us with personal data and/or using our Website, you consent to our processing of your personal data in accordance with this Privacy Policy, our Website Terms of Use and our Cookie Policy. If you are a client of Howard Kennedy, then you should also consult the relevant section of the Howard Kennedy standard terms and conditions which are sent to all new clients and will also apply to you.

If you do not agree to the terms set out in these terms and policies, please do not continue to use our Website. You can find out how to withdraw your consent to our collection and use of your information in clause 6 below.

1. WHO HOLDS YOUR INFORMATION?

1.1 The Website is operated by Howard Kennedy LLP (“Howard Kennedy”, “we, “us”, “our”). Howard Kennedy is a limited liability partnership registered in England and Wales (No OC 361417) and regulated by The Solicitors Regulation Authority. Our registered office is at No.1 London Bridge, London, SE1 9BG, UK. Our VAT number is GB 108285810.

1.2 We are the data controller for the purposes of the Data Protection Act 1998, which means that we will be responsible for deciding how and for what purposes your personal data is processed by us or on our behalf and for safeguarding your personal data stored by us. We are registered with the Information Commissioner’s Office under registration number Z2609794.

1.3 “Anti Money Laundering Lawyer” is a brand entity brought to you by the Business Crime team at Howard Kennedy. Any reference on our Website to “Anti Money Laundering Lawyer” is to Howard Kennedy trading as Anti Money Laundering Lawyer.

1.4 Any reference on our Website to this “firm” or “practice” is to Howard Kennedy and any reference to a “Partner” is to a member of Howard Kennedy or an employee or consultant who is a lawyer with equivalent standing and qualifications. These words do not indicate practice in an unlimited partnership. A list of the members of the LLP is displayed at the above address, together with a list of those non-members who are designated as partners.

 

2. WHAT KIND OF INFORMATION DO WE COLLECT?

2.1 We may receive and keep a record of your personal details, such as your name, telephone number, address, email address and any other information you volunteer to us (such as details about legal services or events for which you have expressed an interest) when you:

2.1.1 subscribe to the Anti Money Laundering Lawyer newsletter on the Website;

2.1.2 request or accept invitations to any events we may host from time to time;

2.1.3 request us to provide information, products or services to you;

2.1.4 download information from our Website; and

2.1.5 contact us via the “contact us” form on the Website or by telephone, post or email using our contact details on the Website.

2.2 When you visit our Website, we may also collect information about your computer, including where available your IP address, operating system and browser type. We may also collect information about your use of our Website, including, but not limited to, traffic data, location data, weblogs and the resources that you access. We may also collect page response times, download errors, length of visits to certain pages, page interaction information (such as scrolling, clicks, and mouse-overs), and methods used to browse away from the page and any phone number used to call our customer service number. This is statistical data about our users’ browsing actions and patterns, and does not identify any individual.

2.3 We also collect information about your computer and browsing actions by the use of cookies. Our Website uses cookies to distinguish you from other users of our Website. This helps us to provide you with a smoother experience when you browse our Website and also allows us to improve the Website. For detailed information on the cookies we use and the purposes for which we use them see our Cookie Policy.

 

3. WHAT DO WE DO WITH YOUR INFORMATION?

3.1 We may use the information collected from you under clause 2 above in the following ways:

3.1.1 to provide you with the information, products or services that you request from us;

3.1.2 to administer and maintain our records and systems;

3.1.3 to ensure that the service we offer you continues to be the most appropriate service for your needs and that content from our Website is presented in the most effective manner for you and your computer;

3.1.4 to verify your identity and conduct any appropriate anti-money laundering, anti-fraud or credit checks;

3.1.5 to help us in our efforts to keep the Website safe and secure;

3.1.6 to respond to any query that you may raise with us;

3.1.7 for the purpose of research and statistical analysis and internal customer service monitoring; and

3.1.8 to keep you informed (by post, telephone or email) about the products and services offered by Anti Money Laundering Lawyer or Howard Kennedy which may be of interest to you. If you would rather not receive this information, please send an email to unsubscribe@howardkennedy.com or write to us at the Data Controller address below, quoting “Anti Money Laundering Lawyer” and your contact details which you would like removed.

3.2 If you are a client of Howard Kennedy, then you should consult the Howard Kennedy privacy policy, which will also apply to you.

3.3 The period of use of the information supplied by you will not be longer than we deem necessary, but may be unlimited.

 

4. DISCLOSURE OF YOUR INFORMATION

4.1 We will not trade or sell your personal information without your consent save as set out in this Privacy Policy.

4.2 We may share personal data with our service providers to enable us to deliver services to you or to provide you with information in accordance with this Privacy Policy. These third parties may include without limitation IT support teams. If you are a client of Howard Kennedy it may also be necessary from time to time to share information with your other professional advisors as explained in our standard terms of business, which are sent to all new clients.

4.3 We may disclose information about you to any of our employees, officers, agents, suppliers or sub-contractors insofar as reasonably necessary for the purposes set out in this Privacy Policy. Such parties are under an obligation to use your information only in accordance with our instructions and for the purpose of complying with their obligations to us.

4.4 We may disclose your information to any member of our group, which means our subsidiaries, our ultimate holding company and its subsidiaries, as defined in section 1159 of the UK Companies Act 2006.

4.5 We may disclose any of your information to third parties if we are under a duty to do so in order to comply with any legal or regulatory obligation, for example, to law enforcement authorities or in response to a court order or in accordance with our professional conduct rules.

4.6 We may disclose your information to third parties if we reasonably believe that disclosure of your information to third parties is necessary in order to enforce or apply any of our terms and conditions and other agreements; or to protect our rights, property or safety, or that of our users or others.

4.7 We may disclose your information in the event that we sell or buy any business or assets, in which case we may disclose your information to the prospective seller or buyer of such business or assets and their advisers. If our business is sold your details will be passed onto the new owners of the business.

 

5. KEEPING INFORMATION SECURE

5.1 We have in place a level of security appropriate to the nature of the data and the harm that might result from a breach of security. All information that you send via the Website is encrypted whilst in transit between you and the servers where we store the information.

5.2 The information that we collect from you may also be transferred to other destinations outside the European Economic Area (EEA), where it will be stored by us or by one of our suppliers. It may also be processed by staff operating outside the EEA who work for us or for one of our suppliers. Such staff maybe engaged in, among other things, the provision of support services. We will take all steps reasonably necessary to ensure adequate security for any of your information transferred outside the EEA.

5.3 By submitting your information, you agree to the transfer, storing or processing of such information outside the EEA as set out in this Privacy Policy.

5.4 Unfortunately, the transmission of information via the internet is not completely secure and, although we will do our best to protect your information, we cannot guarantee the security of your data transmitted through the Website. Consequently, any transmission is at your own risk. If we become aware that the security of your personal information has been compromised, we will notify you as required by law.

5.5 If any of the information that you have provided to our Website changes, for example if you change your email address or other contact details, please let us know details by sending an email to datacontroller@howardkennedy.com or by writing to us at the address below, quoting ” Anti Money Laundering Lawyers ” and your change of details (including previous details).

 

6. YOUR RIGHTS

6.1 You have certain rights under the Data Protection Act in relation to the information that we hold about you. These rights include the rights set out below (which you can invoke by contacting us using contact details in clause 8):

6.1.1 you are entitled to have access to your personal data. You may request details of your information which we hold and the purposes for which it is held. We will provide this information within 40 days of your request, subject to any routine processing continuing between that time and the time of response. You may be charged a reasonable fee (as permitted by the Data Protection Act 1998) for this information;

6.1.2 you are entitled to require that we stop using information about you for the purpose of direct marketing (i.e. the communication to you by whatever means of any advertising or marketing material). You can unsubscribe to any newsletter or other communication by emailing us at unsubscribe@howardkennedy.com, quoting “Anti Money Laundering Lawyers ” and your contact details which you would like removed;

6.1.3 you are entitled to require us to ensure that no decision taken by or on behalf of us and which significantly affects you is based solely on the automated processing of your information, for the purpose of evaluating such matters as, for example, your creditworthiness, reliability or conduct; and

6.1.4 you are entitled to require a correction of errors in the personal information held about you. If we disagree that information is inaccurate you are entitled to apply to ask the court for an order that such erroneous information be rectified, blocked, destroyed, or erased.

7. CONSENT AND CHANGES TO THIS PRIVACY POLICY

7.1 If we change our Privacy Policy, we will post the changes on this page and may place notices on other pages of the Website, so that you may be aware of the information we collect and how we use it at all times. You should visit this page regularly to see if any changes have been made and to ensure you are happy with those changes.

 

8. CONTACT DETAILS

8.1 If you would like to contact us with any queries or comments regarding our privacy policy, please send an email to datacontroller@howardkennedy.com or write (quoting “Anti Money Laundering Lawyer”) to:

The Data Controller
Howard Kennedy LLP
No.1 London Bridge
London
SE1 9BG

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