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ASK Immigration Lawyers knows that you care how information about you is used and shared and we appreciate your trust in us to do that carefully and sensibly. ASK Immigration Lawyers processes personal data (including sensitive personal data) so that we can provide our services. ASK Immigration Lawyers are committed to protecting your privacy, the privacy of our clients and users of our website.

The aim of our Privacy Notice is to explain how Ask Immigration Lawyers collect, process and use your personal data and in doing so how we comply with data protection law and our obligations to you.

By visiting www.askimmigrationlawyers.co.uk, you are accepting and consenting to the practices described in this Privacy Notice. We may amend this policy from time to time by updating this page. Therefore, we suggest you check this page occasionally to ensure you are aware of and are happy with any amendments.

 

When you interact with us in the different ways described below, we may ask you for the following information:

  • Personal and contact details (for example your name, email address, date of birth, gender).

  • Recent photograph

  • Copies of your passport, driving licence and/or identity card

  • Your right to work documents, details required for equality and discrimination legislation checks and your personal preferences, choices and requirements specific to particular requests or services.

  • Personal and contact details you give us when subscribing to receive emails, newsletters or marketing information from us.

  • Details of your education, employment history, bank details and national insurance number, references, right to work and other information you tell us about yourself (e.g. the information contained within your CV) when you engage with us for the provision of services.

  • Information required for pre-assignment vetting, such as DBS checks and results of medical screenings for recruitment purposes.

  • Information from social media activity (such as likes, shares and tweets) when you interact with us on social media.

  • Information we collect via cookies or similar technology stored on your device Referee details, including information referees choose to divulge – for recruitment purposes.

  • Your IP address.

  • Mandatory training and/or CPD records – for recruitment purposes.

  • Information regarding prior professional misconduct, disciplinary action and investigations-

  • Information you provide if you report a problem with our website or service.

  • Additional information which you provide voluntarily and/or which we may ask from you to better understand you and your interests.

  • We may also collect sensitive Personal Information about you (including details of your physical or mental health, racial or ethnic origin, criminal allegations or offences, trade union membership and/or other sensitive Personal Information that you may choose to provide to us voluntarily from time to time.

Personal data is held securely by ASK Immigration Lawyers which may be processed, used, stored and disclosed as follows:

  • To provide our services

  • To maintain our relationship with our clients, candidates (for recruitment / Educational services) and website users

  • To enable you to submit your CV for consideration- for recruitment / educational services.

  • To subscribe to job alerts and other marketing information, you may opt out of this type of processing by withdrawing your consent at any time

  • To assist ASK Immigration Lawyers in finding suitable positions this may involve declaring personal data to our clients to allow them to make recruitment decisions, this may include divulging sensitive personal data. Please be aware that where sensitive personal data is required to be disclosed, as a contractual requirement, ASK Immigration Lawyers will ensure that your data is anonymised where appropriate.

  • To Assist ASK Immigration Lawyers in finding suitable place in relation to educational services.

  • To fulfil contractual obligations with our clients – for recruitment / educational purposes

  • To answer queries

  • To monitor equal opportunities

  • To verify details or request external validation of the information you have provided

  • To trusted third party organisations such as intermediary companies – for recruitment / educational purposes.

  • To other third party organisations who carry out checks on behalf of or provide services for ASK Immigration Services for example educational checks, training provision, occupational health purposes and DBS processing

  • To enable ASK Immigration Lawyers to monitor traffic and movements around our website. Website data is stored securely and not shared with anyone.

  • We may share your Personal Information with our third party service providers based in the European Economic Area (“EEA”) who we engage to help us to process the information that we collect from you as part of our business – for recruitment purposes.

  • The information you provide may also be transferred in transit to countries outside the European Economic Area that do not have similar protections in place regarding your data and its use as set out in this policy. By submitting your information, you consent to these transfers- for recruitment purposes.

  • It is acknowledged that ASK Immigration Lawyers may contact any referees that have been provided with regards to information on current and previous employment – for recruitment purposes.

  • We may also provide your information to other third parties such as regulators and law enforcement agencies, where we are required by law to do so, where necessary for the purposes of preventing and detecting fraud, other criminal offences and/or to ensure network and information security.

Please be aware that you have the following data protection rights:

  • The right to be informed about the personal data the Company processes on you;

  • The right to rectification of your personal data;

  • The right of access to the personal data the Company processes on you;

  • The right to erasure of your personal data in certain circumstances;

  • The right to restrict processing of your personal data;

  • The right to data portability in certain circumstances;

  • The right to object to the processing of your personal data that was based on a public or legitimate interest;

  • The right not to be subjected to automated decision making and profiling; and

  • The right to withdraw consent at any time by emailing infoo@askimmigrationlawyers.com.

  • It is our policy to retain your Personal Information for the length of time required for the specific purpose or purposes for which it was collected. However, on occasion we may be obliged to store some data for a longer time, for example, where a longer time period is required by applicable laws. In this case, we will ensure that your Personal Data will continue to be treated in accordance with this Privacy Policy.

  • We employ appropriate security measures to help protect your Personal Information and guard against access by unauthorised persons. Information storage is on secure computers in a secure environment, or in secure, locked storage in the case of hard copy information. The information is encrypted wherever possible and we undergo periodic reviews of our security policies and procedures to ensure that our systems is secure and protected. However, the transmission of information via the Internet is not completely secure so we cannot guarantee the security of your information when it is transmitted to our website or from third party websites such as job boards.

  • We acknowledge that the information you provide may be confidential. We do not sell, rent, distribute or otherwise make Personal Information commercially available to any third party, but we may share information with our service providers for the purposes set out in this Privacy Policy. We will keep your information confidential and protect it in accordance with our Privacy Policy and all applicable laws.

 

Compliance with privacy laws

ASK Immigration Lawyers complies with the data protection and privacy laws to which it is subject.  You should satisfy yourself that we are familiar with those laws, including any exceptions which may apply under them.  You should also be aware that privacy laws in various jurisdictions may change from time to time. 

Except to the extent expressly stated otherwise in this policy, ASK Immigration Lawyers accepts no obligations with respect to the handling of personal information other than those mandated by law in the country which has, or counties which have jurisdiction over ASK Immigration Lawyers in any given circumstances.

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