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This privacy policy is for this website www.lothiannotarypublic.com

Privacy Policy for Lothian Notary Public also trading as Edinburgh Notary Public

This policy statement tells you how we collect information and how we use it. It will assist you in making informed decisions when using our site and our services.

What We Do

We are registered Notaries and agents for the issuing of Apostilles.

The Data We Collect

We do request information such as your name, address, postcode, telephone number, email address and company details which you can choose to provide.

We need to collect this information in order to provide you with our services. It also helps us personalise and deliver relevant, benefit-driven content in any update e-mails.

The legal basis for our collection of this data is ‘Legitimate Interest’ as per Recital 47 of Article 6(f) of the General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) as it is reasonable for you to expect that you will be contacted about your enquiry having entered your contact details into an enquiry form.

We do not collect ‘sensitive data’ about you (as specified in Article 9 of the GDPR as data about ‘racial or ethnic origin, political opinions, religious or philosophical beliefs, or trade union membership’.)

We do not knowingly collect, process or share the Personal Data of children or minors, if you are under 18, please do not provide any personal information to us.

You do not have to provide us with any Personal Data if you do not want to, however we will be unable to contact you about your enquiry if you do not.

We also collect aggregate information from all website visitors using cookies. This aggregate data is used to customise our web content to deliver a better experience for our users and will not personally identify you. Please see the ‘Use of IP Address’, ‘Use of Cookies’ and ‘Use of Clear GIFs’ sections of this Privacy Policy below.

Use of Personal Data

If you submit your telephone number or email address via our website we will contact you via phone or email to qualify your enquiry and ascertain your requirements.

We may also contact you via email with information about offers or promotions we believe will be of interest to you.

We also use personal information for the purposes of administering and expanding our business activities, providing customer service and making available our products and services to our customers.

 

We will retain your Personal Data only during the term of our dealings. The reasons we retain your Personal Data for this period are as follows:

It may take us some time to contact you after you have made your enquiry.

Once we have contacted you we may contact you by way of a courtesy call to ensure that your requirements have been met and to maintain the standards of the service we provide.

We run promotions and launch new products from time to time. We will update you with this information if we believe it is of interest or benefit to you.

Your Rights

You may not know it but under GDPR you have certain rights regarding your Personal Information. The rights that apply to the Personal Data we collect are as follows:

The right to be informed – this means you have a right to know what happens with your Personal Data. Hopefully this Privacy Policy should provide you with this information.

The right of access – this means you have the right to know what Personal Data we hold about you. Upon request, we will provide this information to you free of charge within a reasonable amount of time.

The right of rectification – if the Personal Data we hold about you is incorrect or incomplete you have the right to correct it or complete it.

The right to erasure – sometimes known as ‘the right to be forgotten’ this means if you request us to do so, we will delete the Personal Data we hold about you.

The right to restrict processing – this means that you can request for us to cease processing your data rather than deleting it.

The right to data portability – this means if you request Personal Data from us we will provide it in a commonly used, machine readable form.

The right to object – this means you can object to us processing your Personal Data if you do not believe it is in your interest.

The right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority if you so wish.

Contact Us

Should you wish to opt in to any of the above options, you may contact us by phone on 0131 210 0172

Use of clear GIFs

A clear GIF (Graphics Interchange Format) or pixel tag (also known as a ‘Web beacon’) is a line of code placed on some of our web pages and in e-mails which, in a similar way to our use of cookies above, allow us to analyse the specific usage patterns of visitors.

Links to Other Sites / ‘Public’ Areas

You should be aware that when you are on our website, you could be directed to other sites that are beyond our control. There are links to other sites from our website pages that take you outside our service. These other sites may send their own cookies to users, collect data or solicit personal information. The privacy policies of these other sites may significantly differ from that of our site(s). We are not responsible for the privacy practices of any other sites and cannot guarantee the security of any of your personal information collected there.

Security

Protecting the security of all personally-identifiable information associated with our visitors is of the utmost concern to us. Once we receive your transmission, we will take reasonable precautions to ensure its security on our systems. Unfortunately, no data transmission over the Internet can be guaranteed to be 100% secure. As a result, while we take all reasonable steps to ensure the security of our users’ personal information and maintain their privacy, we cannot guarantee or warrant the security of any information you disclose or transmit to us online and cannot be responsible for the theft, destruction, or inadvertent disclosure of such personal information.