1. This Privacy Policy explains how personal data is collected and used by me, Jonathan Chadd, in my capacity as a Notary Public. I am registered with the Information Commissioner’s Office (“ICO”).

2. If you have any questions about this Privacy Policy, please contact me by email.

3. I will process your and third parties’ personal data, as further explained below, in the course of providing you with notarial and associated services (“Services”). 

4. I will let you know if I make any changes to this Privacy Policy from time to time. Your continued use of the Services after being notified such changes will amount to your acknowledgement of the amended Privacy Policy. 



5. “Personal data” means any information relating to an identified or identifiable natural person, known as ‘data subject’, who can be identified directly or indirectly; it may include name, address, email address, phone number, IP address, location data, cookies and similar information. It may also include “special categories of personal data” such as racial or ethnic origin, political opinions, religious or philosophical beliefs, or trade union membership, and the processing of genetic data, biometric data for the purpose of uniquely identifying a data subject, data concerning health or data concerning a natural person's sex life or sexual orientation.

6. I may process personal data and special categories of personal data which you provide in connection with the Services about yourself and other data subjects, e.g. individuals whose details are included in any materials provided by you. I may obtain information about you and other data subjects from third party service providers, such as due diligence platforms. 

7. The provision of certain personal data is mandatory in order for me to comply with mandatory client due diligence requirements and consequently to provide the Services. 



8. I will only process personal data, in accordance with applicable law, for the following purposes:

(a) responding to your queries, requests and other communications;

(b) providing the Services, including, where applicable, procuring acts from foreign organisations;

(c) enabling suppliers and service providers to carry out certain functions on my behalf in order to provide the Services, including data storage, identity verification, technical, logistical, courier or other functions, as applicable;

(d) ensuring the security of the Services and preventing or detecting fraud;

(e) complaints resolution;

(f) developing and improving the Services; and

(g) complying with applicable law, including Notary Practice Rules, guidelines and regulations or in response to a lawful request from a court or regulatory body.


9. The legal basis for my processing of personal data for the purposes described above will typically include: 

(a) processing necessary to fulfil a contract that I have in place with you or other data subjects;

(b) processing necessary for our or a third party’s legitimate interests in processing which is carried out on the basis of my legitimate interests to ensure that the Services are properly provided, the security of the Services and my clients and the proper administration of the Services; or

(c) processing necessary for compliance with a legal obligation to which I am subject.



10. There are circumstances where I may wish to disclose or am compelled to disclose your personal data to third parties. These scenarios include disclosure to:

(a) my colleagues in the law firm Leathes Prior (for which I act as a consultant) for the purposes of acquainting them with my services as a Notary Public;

(b) my suppliers and service providers to facilitate the provision of the Services, including couriers, translators, IT consultants and legalisation and other handling agents, identity or documentation verification partners (in order to verify your identity or the authenticity of your document(s) against public databases);

(c) public authorities to carry out acts which are necessary in connection with the Services, such as the Foreign Office;

(d) foreign organisations to carry out acts which are necessary in connection with the Services, such as Embassies, Consulates and High Commissions;

(e) professional organisations exercising certain public functions in relation to the notaries profession, such as Chambers of Commerce;

(f) public authorities where I am required by law to do so; and

(g) any other third party where you have provided your consent.



11. I may transfer your personal data to a third party in countries outside the country in which it was originally collected for further processing in accordance with the purposes set out above. In particular, your personal data may be transferred to foreign organisations such as foreign Embassies located in the UK or abroad. Such organisations will process personal data in accordance with the laws to which they are subject and international treaties over which I have no control.

12. If I transfer personal data to private organisations abroad, such as subcontractors, I will, as required by applicable law, ensure that your privacy rights are adequately protected by appropriate technical, organisation, contractual or other lawful means. You may contact me for a copy of such safeguards in these circumstances.


13. Your personal data will be retained for as long as is reasonably necessary for the purposes listed above or as required by the law. For example, the Notaries Practice Rules require that that notarial acts in the public form shall be preserved permanently. Records of acts not in public form shall be preserved for a minimum period of 12 years. Please contact me for further details of applicable retention periods. Personal data may for reasons of security and convenience be stored on remote data facilities but in an encrypted form.

14. I may keep an anonymized form of your personal data, which will no longer refer to you, for statistical purposes without time limits, to the extent that I have a legitimate and lawful interest in doing so. 



15. I will implement technical and organisational security measures in order to prevent unauthorised access to your personal data.

16. However, please be aware that the transmission of information via the internet is never completely secure. Whilst I can do my best to keep my systems secure, I do not have full control over all processes involved in, for example, you sending confidential materials to me via email, and I cannot therefore guarantee the security of your information transmitted to me on the web.



17. Data subjects have numerous rights in relation to their personal data. For further information about your data protection rights please visit the ICO website.

(a) Right to make a subject access request (SAR). Data subjects may request in writing copies of their personal data. However, compliance with such requests is subject to certain limitations and exemptions and the rights of other data subjects. Each request should make clear that a SAR is being made. You may also be required to submit a proof of your identity and payment, where applicable.

(b) Right to rectification. Data subjects may request that I rectify any inaccurate or incomplete personal data.

(c) Right to withdraw consent. Data subjects may at any time withdraw their consent to the processing of their personal data carried out by me on the basis of previous consent. Such withdrawal will not affect the lawfulness of processing based on previous consent.

(d) Right to object to processing, including automated processing and profiling. I do not make automated decisions or carry out profiling. I may use third party due diligence platforms which provide recommendations about data subjects by automated means. I will comply with any data subject’s objection to processing unless I have a compelling overriding legitimate ground for the processing, the processing is for the establishment, exercise or defence of legal claims or I have another lawful reason to refuse such request. I will comply with each valid opt-out request in relation to marketing communications.

(e) Right to erasure. Data subjects may request that I erase their personal data. I will comply, unless there is a lawful reason for not doing so. For example, there may be an overriding legitimate ground for keeping the personal data, such as, the archiving obligations with which I have to comply.

(f) Data subjects may request that I restrict the processing of their personal data in various circumstances. I will comply, unless there is a lawful reason for not doing so, such as, a legal obligation to continue processing your personal data in a certain way.

(g) Right to data portability. In certain circumstances, data subjects may request the controller to provide a copy of their personal data in a structured, commonly used and machine readable format and have it transferred to another provider of the same or similar services. To the extent such right applies to the Services, I will comply with such transfer request. Please note that a transfer to another provider does not imply erasure of the data subject’s personal data which may still be required for legitimate and lawful purposes.

(h) Right to lodge a complaint with the supervisory authority. I suggest that data subjects contact me about any questions or complaints in relation to how I process personal data. However, each data subject has the right to contact the relevant supervisory authority directly.


R.Jonathan Chadd

Notary Public
74 The Close, Norwich, Norfolk NR1 4DR

Direct line: +44 (0)1603 281102

25 April 2018

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