For the purposes of data protection legislation, the Newcastle upon Tyne Law Society, College House,
Northumberland Road, Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 8SF is the data controller. Our telephone number is 0191
The Newcastle upon Tyne Law Society is committed to protecting and respecting your privacy. This policy
sets out the basis on which any personal data we collect from you will be processed.
We may collect and process this data about you:
You may give us information by filling in forms or by corresponding with us by letter, email or
otherwise and in telephone conversations. This includes the information you provide when you apply
to become a member of Newcastle upon Tyne Law Society, attend any seminars or training, meetings,
events, or take part in competitions, promotions and surveys. The information may include your
name, address, email address, telephone number, biographical details, financial details,
employment and education details, goods and services supplied and ordered, business activities of
the person whose details are processed, details of complaints incidents and grievances,
photographs and visual images. We may hold data about the following people: members and supporters,
suppliers, service providers, professional advisers, consultants, sponsors, students, prize
applicants, enquirers, job applicants, MPs and Peers and the Media.
Where members have applied for an entry in our Find a Solicitor Search Facility we
include the name and address of the firm, telephone number and the email contact address provided
by the member for this purpose together with a link to the firm's website.
With regard to each of your visits to our site we may automatically collect the following information:
We use the information you provide
- to carry out our obligations arising from any contracts entered into between us and to provide
you with information about products and services that you request from us.
- to provide you with information about other goods and services that we offer that are similar
to those you have already purchased or enquired about.
- to provide you with information about goods or services which we feel may interest you.
- to notify you about changes to our service.
- to ensure content from our site is presented in the most effective manner for you and your
The basis on which we process your personal data is one or more of the following:
- it is necessary for us to carry our obligations arising from contracts between us including
the delivery of our services to you.
- it is necessary for us to comply with any legal obligations.
- it is in our legitimate interests to do so.
- you have given us your consent (which can be withdrawn by contacting us at any time).
- We will keep your information throughout the period of time that we communicate with you
and afterwards for a period of up to seven years.
Information we receive from other sources
- We may combine this information with information you give to us and information we collect
about you. We may use this information and the combined information for the purposes set out
above. By way of example, we collect data from the following: a place of study, law firms, The
Law Society, Solicitors Regulation Authority and Universities. This list is not exhaustive.
Disclosure of information
(i) Where we use third parties to manage our online activity including website and email or to
maintain our systems, your information may be processed by those providers to the extent strictly
necessary for them to provide their services and not for their own purposes.
(ii) We may disclose your personal information to third parties if we are under a duty to disclose
or share your personal data in order to comply with any legal obligation, or in order to enforce
upon Tyne Law Society, our members or others. This might include exchanging information with other
companies for the purposes of fraud prevention.
Transfer of Information - It may sometimes be necessary to transfer personal information
overseas. When this is needed, information is only shared within the European Economic Area. Any
transfers made will be in full compliance with all aspects of the data protection legislation.
You have the right to ask us not to process your personal data for marketing purposes. You can
exercise your right at any time by writing to
We usually inform you before collecting your data if we intend to use your data for such purposes.
Additionally, if we intend to disclose your data to third parties for marketing purposes (for
example to course providers or speakers) you will be asked to give your specific consent first
for example by consenting in the appropriate place on seminar booking forms.
You have the right to access information held about you. We can be contacted on
firstname.lastname@example.org or by writing
to the address given above.
please contact us using the methods outlined above.
Our site may contain links to and from websites of our sponsors, advertisers and partner
networks. If you follow a link to any of these websites, please be aware that these websites will
have their own privacy policies which you should check before submitting data to these sites.
Updated November 2018.