Use of Personal Information
We process personal information to enable us to carry out our work as insolvency practitioners which includes processing data which was held by companies/individuals before our appointment, together with data collected during an insolvency procedure or a fixed charge receivership. Our legal obligation to process personal data arises from work which we are required to carry out under insolvency and other related legislation.
Insolvency practitioners are Data Controllers of personal data in so far as defined by data protection legislation. N & PI will act as Data Processor on their instructions, about personal data, in relation to an insolvency procedure or fixed charge receivership.
Personal data will be kept secure and processed only for matters relating to the insolvency procedure being dealt with.
The data we may process
The personal data insolvency practitioners may process, in most cases will be basic details that may identify an individual and will typically be sufficient to allow us to carry out our work as insolvency practitioners, for example, in dealing with the claims of individuals to whom monies are owed by the companies/individuals over whom we have been appointed.
However, insolvency practitioners may be appointed over entities that process personal data that is considered more sensitive, for example health records, and such data will usually have been created before our appointment. Although we will take appropriate steps to safeguard such data (or to destroy it where it is appropriate to do so), subject to limited exceptions, for example where we identify previous conduct and/or action that requires further investigation, we will not be processing sensitive data.
We may share personal data with third parties where we are under a legal or regulatory duty to do so, or it is necessary for the purposes of undertaking our work as insolvency practitioners. We may also share personal data to lawfully assist the police or other law enforcement agencies tasked with the prevention and detection of crime, where disclosure is necessary to protect the safety or security of any persons, and/or otherwise as permitted by law.
How long will we hold it?
Personal data will be retained for as long as any legislative or regulatory requirement requires us to hold it. Typically, this may be up to 6 years, after which it will be destroyed.
What are your rights?
You have the right to receive the information contained in this document about how your personal data may be processed by us. You also have the right to know that we may be processing your personal data and, in most circumstances, to have information about the personal data of yours which we hold, and you can ask for certain other details, such as for what purpose we may process it and for how long we need to hold it.
Individuals have the right to request that incorrect or incomplete data is corrected and in certain circumstances, you may request that we erase any personal data which may be held or processed, as part of our work as insolvency practitioners. If you have any complaints about how we handle your personal data, please contact Laurence Factor of N & PI, Lynwood House, 373-375 Station Road, Harrow, Middlesex, HA1 2AW, (Telephone: 020 8357 2727, E: insolvency@newmanand partners.co.uk) so that we can resolve the issue. You also have the right to lodge a complaint with the Information Commissioner’s Office, the UK data protection regulator.