Privacy policy

Purpose/Scope

This document describes the privacy policy in place to ensure that information coming within Clinco’s control, in particular personal data, is protected and treated appropriately.  Clinco has separate detailed data protection and retention policies which will apply to much of the same information and which are available on request.

Principles

In the normal course of Clinco’s work, we will have access to and in some cases will need to record personal data relating to employees, suppliers, individual fee earners, experts, claimants and others involved in the case.  The basis on which we hold information is contractual.  The only purpose for which data is processed is to deliver specific services as instructed by our clients and to meet our obligations as a business organisation.  Where personal data is retained, this will be for business purposes only and subject to our retention policy as above.

Clinco  will not disclose personal data to any third party, for any reason other than fulfilling our services, legal obligation or in the unlikely event that we need to enforce our terms of business.

Clinco is not responsible for the privacy of organisations other than our own, including those linked to Clinco’s website.

Privacy ensured

Data protection is at the centre of our processing activities and we maintain administrative, technical and physical systems to protect personal information under our control from loss, access, disclosure or unauthorised use.  All those who come into contact with personal data at Clinco are subject to a duty of confidentiality.  We will report any personal data breach to the data controller and the ICO within 72 hours of becoming aware of it should it occur.  Clinco is subject to the regulation of the ICO, which will deal with any complaints that may arise.