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  • “The SBA confirms my professional standing as a lawyer

  • “No one should feel their life is in such a state that they can’t ask for help”

  • “You know that there are people there to support you and that you are not alone”

  • “I was not yet suicidal but I was close to breaking point

Our approach to Data Protection

SBA The Solicitors’ Charity is committed not only to ensuring that it meets all legal requirements but also that it establishes and maintains a culture of excellent practice regarding personal information.

The fact that SBA collects and processes information is registered with the Information Commissioner’s Office. Details are collected and stored in keeping with the Data Protection Act 1998 and SBA’s data protection policy. Your personal data is processed only for the purposes for which it was collected, to comply with any instructions you may have given us, to respond to any enquiries or to facilitate any disclosures required by law. SBA does not sell or supply data to outside parties.

Your data will only be passed onto specific agencies that work with us as an integral part of our charitable mission. To that end your personal information may be shared – with your consent – with:

but only as part of the fair processing of your application or administering any award.

You may request access to or amend any personal information that we hold about you at any time. Your personal data will not be kept for longer than is necessary for any of the aforementioned purposes.

If you have any concerns at all about how your data is being processed we welcome the opportunity to discuss them with you.  Please contact us on 020 8675 6440 or email sec@sba.org.uk.

The Information Commissioner’s Office is the UK’s independent supervisory body set up to uphold information rights in the public interest and you retain the right to raise complaints with that body if you are not satisfied with the way your personal data has been processed.

November 2017