Privacy policy

Musa Patels LLP Solicitors take your privacy very seriously and is committed to protecting your personal date. This privacy policy outlines information on who we are and how and why we collect, store, use and share your personal data and should be read carefully. This privacy policy will also tell you about your privacy rights and how the law protects you.
We are regulated under the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) which applies across the European Union (including in the United Kingdom) from 25th May 2018 and we are responsible as ‘controller’ of that personal data for the purposes of the GDPR. Our use of your personal data is subject to your instructions, the GDPR, other relevant UK and EU legislation and our professional duty of confidentiality.


Who we are
We are Musa Patels LLP (“we”, “us”, “our”), a limited liability partnership registered in England and Wales (OC359700) and regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA registration number: 533645). Our registered address is 73 Bradford Road, Dewsbury, West Yorkshire, WF13 2EG.
We are registered with the Information Commissioners Office (“ICO”) with registration number ZA028215. This registration covers the uses of personal information set out in the privacy policy below.


We have appointed a data protection compliance manager who is responsible for overseeing questions in relation to this privacy notice. If you have any questions about this privacy notice, including any requests to exercise your legal rights, please contact the data protection compliance manager using the details set out below.


Contact details

Our full details are:
Full name of legal entity: Musa Patels LLP Solicitors Name or title of data protection compliance manager: Zafar Iqbal, Director/ Managing Partner Email address: z.iqbal@musapatels.co.uk Postal address: 73 Bradford Road, Dewsbury, West Yorkshire, WF13 2EG. Telephone number: 01924 437800


You have the right to make a complaint at any time to the ICO, the UK supervisory authority for data protection issues (www.ico.org.uk). We would, however, appreciate the chance to deal with your concerns before you approach the ICO so please contact us in the first instance. Changes to the privacy notice and your duty to inform us of changes

We may change this privacy notice from time to time. Any changes we make to this privacy notice in the future will be posted on our website and, where appropriate, notified to you by email. This version was last updated on 11th February 2019.

It is important that the personal data we hold about you is accurate and current. Please keep us informed if your personal data changes during your relationship with us.


Data we collect about you
Personal data, or personal information, means any information about an individual from which that person can be identified.


We may collect, use, store and transfer different kinds of personal data about you depending on the nature of services we are providing and what we are contracted to do for you or the business on whose behalf you are acting. We may collect the following personal data from you:


How your personal data is collected
However we may also collect information from:

When you provide personal information to us which does not relate directly to you but is personal information of a third party (for example, details of other officers or employees where our client is the business on whose behalf you are acting or details of family members where we are providing personal services to you), you confirm that you are authorised to do so and shall ensure that this privacy notice is brought to the attention of such individuals so that those individuals understand how their data will be used by us. We will hold and use such personal information in accordance with this privacy notice and data protection laws.

Third-party links on our website
Our website may include links to third-party websites, plug-ins and applications. Clicking on those links or enabling those connections may allow third parties to collect or share data about you. We do not control these third-party websites and are not responsible for their privacy statements. When you leave our website, we encourage you to read the privacy notice of every website you visit.


How we use your personal data
In accordance with data protection law, we will only use your personal date when the law allow us to such as in the following circumstances:

We do not use your information for automated decision making.
We have set out below, in a table format, what we use your personal data for and which of the legal bases (our reasoning) for doing so.

What we use your personal data for

Who we share your personal data with
We may have to share your personal data with selected people or organisation for the purposed set out in the table above. This will include, but is not limited to , sharing personal data with:

We require all third parties to respect the security of your personal data and to treat it in accordance with the law. We do not allow our third-party service providers to use your personal data for their own purposes and only permit them to process your personal data for specified purposes and in accordance with our instructions.


We only allow our service providers to handle your personal data if we are satisfied they take appropriate measures to protect your personal data. We also impose contractual obligations on service providers relating to ensure they can only use your personal data to provide services to us and to you.
Where your personal date is held


Information may be held at our offices and third party agencies, service providers, representatives and agents as described above (see ‘Who we share your personal data with’).


Where your personal data is held
We will only retain your personal data for as long as necessary to fulfil the purposes we collected it for, including for the purposes of satisfying any legal, accounting, or reporting requirements.


To determine the appropriate retention period for personal data, we consider the amount, nature, and sensitivity of the personal data, the potential risk of harm from unauthorised use or disclosure of your personal data, the purposes for which we process your personal data and whether we can achieve those purposes through other means, and the applicable legal requirements.

We shall retain your data for one of these reasons:

Your rights
Under certain circumstances, you have rights under data protection laws in relation to your personal data.

You have the right to:

For further information on each of those rights, including the circumstances in which they apply, please contact us or see the Guidance from the UK Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) on individuals’ rights under the General Data Protection Regulation

If you wish to exercise any of the rights set out above, please contact us.


What we may need from you
We may need to request specific information from you to help us confirm your identity and ensure your right to access your personal data (or to exercise any of your other rights). This is a security measure to ensure that personal data is not disclosed to any person who has no right to receive it. We may also contact you to ask you for further information in relation to your request to speed up our response.


How to complain
We hope that we can resolve any query or concern you may raise about our use of your information.
From 25 May 2018 the General Data Protection Regulation also gives you right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority, in particular in the European Union (or European Economic Area) state where you work, normally live or where any alleged infringement of data protection laws occurred. The supervisory authority in the UK is the Information Commissioner who may be contacted at https://ico.org.uk/concerns or telephone: 0303 123 1113.


Time limit to respond
We try to respond to all legitimate requests within one month. Occasionally it may take us longer than a month if your request is particularly complex or you have made a number of requests. In this case, we will notify you and keep you updated.

Changes to this privacy policy
This privacy policy was published on 11th February 2019
We may change this privacy policy from time to time, when we do we will inform you via email or post, as appropriate.

How to contact us
Please contact us by post, email or telephone if you have any questions about this privacy policy or the information we hold about you.


Our contact details are shown below:
Musa Patels LLP Solicitors, 73 Bradford Road, Dewsbury, WF13 2EG

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DX 23371 Dewsbury

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