Spouse Visa Lawyers is managed by Gulbenkian Andonian Solicitors, a central London-based immigration law firm. We hold and protect your privacy in the highest regard. This document, together with our Legal Notice and any other referenced guidelines, outlines the protocols we adhere to concerning any personal data we obtain from you or that you share with us.

Please take the time to go through this policy attentively, as it provides insights into our practices with respect to handling your personal data.

As per the Data Protection Act 2018 and the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), the data controller responsible for your personal data is Gulbenkian Andonian Solicitors.

Data We May Collect

When you initiate contact with us via our website, email or other channels, the data we might collect can encompass but is not limited to:

  • Your name, address, contact number, and email.
  • Any documents, forms, or correspondence you send to us.
  • Records of your visits to our website and the resources you use.
  • We may accumulate this information via online forms, emails, records of website activity, and additional methods of communication.

Legal Basis for Processing Data

When you inquire or become a client of Gulbenkian Andonian Solicitors, our basis for processing your data rests on the contractual relationship between you and us. Concerning individuals associated with you, like officers or employees, if you represent an organisation, we rely on legitimate interest when the processing doesn’t directly relate to contractual performance.

If you opt to subscribe to one or more of our newsletters, your explicit consent serves as our basis for data processing. You hold the liberty to revoke this permission at any point in time.

We may occasionally share with you details of upcoming events or other matters of potential interest. The basis for handling your data either comes down to your clear approval or our justified reasons for doing so.

Question and Answers

When you reach out to us via the ‘Questions & Answers’ section on our website or specialised expertise pages, we collect only the inquiry you make, your email address, and any supplemental information you opt to share. Your query, relevant to your legal matter, will be publicly shown on our website. Should you find that the information you’ve submitted is either erroneous or potentially misleading or wish for it to be removed, we will act swiftly to rectify, amend, or delete said data upon your request. You can notify us

We utilise the acquired information for the provision of services, communication, and efficient management of our operations. External service providers, such as IT and advertising experts, may also be granted limited access to your data, but only for purposes aligned with this Privacy Statement.

We may be obliged to unveil information by statutory requirements, by law enforcement, or during inquiries into illicit activities.

We may engage in cooperative events or marketing activities with trusted third parties. While we will not share your personal data with these third parties for their independent use, your name may appear on an attendee list that could be shared with event co-hosts and other attendees.

We do not sell, distribute, or broadcast your personal data to irrelevant third parties for their promotional endeavours. Exceptional scenarios, such as corporate mergers or takeovers, may necessitate data disclosure.

IP Addresses

We may gather particulars about your computing device, such as your IP address, operating system, and browser specifications, for the dual purposes of systems management and internal analytics. This aggregated data gives us insight into user interactions and behaviours but does not specifically identify individuals.

Holding Your Personal Information

Your information is safely kept on our secure servers. It is appropriate to note that the internet, by its nature, does not guarantee absolute security. While we strive diligently to safeguard your personal data, the risk associated with data transmission to our platform lies with you. Upon receipt, rigorous security protocols are employed to deter any unauthorised intrusion.

Data Security and Retention 

We implement suitable security protocols to safeguard your data from unauthorised access and from illicit processing, unexpected loss, demolition, or damage.

We retain your personal data only for the duration required to fulfil the specific objectives for which it was initially gathered, to adhere to statutory obligations, or to safeguard our legitimate business concerns. Once these conditions are no longer met, rest assured that your data will be either securely eradicated or anonymised.

Access to Information

You have the privilege to access your stored data and to ask for corrections or deletions where applicable. You may also request data portability to a different organisation. These rights can be exercised by reaching us using the details provided in this privacy statement.

Feel free to reach out to info@spousevisalawyers.co.uk If you have complaints or queries about our privacy policies or data collection procedures.

The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) is the UK’s supervisory authority for matters relating to privacy and data protection. For further details, please visit www.ico.org.uk/concerns.

Modifications to Privacy Statement 

We retain the liberty to modify this Privacy Statement at any time to mirror modifications in our procedures or for other functional, lawful, or regulatory causes. Please regularly review this policy to stay knowledgeable about how we are protecting your confidential data.

Your Consent

Your submission of personal data signifies your explicit agreement with the terms outlined in this policy. For sensitive information, such as racial background or health status, your active consent also allows for its use in equal opportunities monitoring.

By supplying your personal details to us, you are­ granting consent for its use in accordance with our policy. If you disclose­ sensitive details such as your e­thnic background or health status for specific purposes like­ applying for a job or making travel inquiries, you explicitly authorize­ us to utilise this data for the stated objectives and equality monitoring.

As the scale­ of internet infrastructure is international, there is a possibility that your data might be­ sent to countries outside the­ European Economic Area. These­ countries may not provide the same­ level of data security as outline­d in this policy. By providing your details, you are granting consent for such transfers to occur ove­rseas.  

By signing up for our newsletters email updates, or utilising any services on our website, or instructing us regarding any matter, you are agreeing to the gathering, utilisation, and processing of your data as per the terms of this policy.

We will document the time and method by which you gave your consent. Should you wish to revoke your consent, you can do so whenever you want by sending us a email at info@spousevisalawyers.co.uk

Contact 

Should you have any queries, comments, or recommendations about this privacy policy, feel free to get in touch. We may employ external companies to provide services on our behalf. These entities will only be given access to the personal data essential for executing their designated responsibilities and for no other purposes.

We might also collaborate on marketing initiatives or occasions with third-party service providers. In such cases, it’s possible that your data could be shared with these external parties, as well as with other attendees of the event or activity you participate in.

To assess your suitability for credit, we may need to share your details with credit reference agencies, but only if this is a necessary step for entering into an agreement with you. Rest assured that, unless required by law, your information will not be sold, distributed, or shared without your explicit approval.

By subscribing to our newsletters, receiving email updates, using services on our website, or providing us with instructions on any matter, you are consenting to the collection, use, and processing of your personal data in alignment with this policy.