What is our Privacy Policy?

Somerset Ryckmans complies with the Privacy Act 1988.

What information is covered by the Privacy Act 1988?

The act covers personal information and sensitive information.

Personal information is “information or an opinion (including information or an opinion forming part of a database), whether true or not, and whether recorded in a material form or not, about an individual whose identity is apparent, or can reasonably be ascertained from the information or opinion”.

Sensitive information is “information or an opinion about an individual’s racial or ethnic origin, political opinions, membership of a political association, religious beliefs or affiliation, philosophical beliefs, membership of a professional or trade association, membership of a trade union, sexual preferences, or criminal record, which is also personal information, or any health information about an individual”.

What information do we collect?

Somerset Ryckmans only collects information that is necessary for us to carry out your instructions.

This information includes your name, address, telephone number, date of birth and all other information provided by you to us during the course of your matter. This may include sensitive information and may also include information contained in allegations you have made against another person, or in allegations that a person has made against you.

How do we use this information?

Somerset Ryckmans uses the information to enable us to carry out your instructions and to contact you in relation to them.

We may also use the information to send out newsletters and other legal information, and to update you in relation to our services.

When do we disclose the information?

Somerset Ryckmans only discloses information in order to effectively carry our your instructions when required to do so by law.

Can you access the information?

You are entitled to ask what information Somerset Ryckmans holds about you. We will, within a reasonable time, inform you of the personal information and/or sensitive information that we hold about you.

You may ask us to show you the information so that you can check to ensure that it is accurate, complete and up to date. We are entitled to charge you a reasonable fee for the access, including all copying charges and our time to collect and collate the information.

Who do you contact?

Please contact our team here should you have any questions or concerns regaring our provacy polidy.