Anyone who visits our website can be assured we will only collect and use personal data in ways that are described here and in a way that is consistent with our obligations and your rights under the law
This website is owned and operated by M & B Family Services Ltd, trading as M & B Solicitors & Barristers limited company number 117 117 16.
Registered address, 194 Cowbridge Road East, Cardiff CF5 1GW.
VAT registration number 329 347974
We are regulated by the Bar Standards Board number 84406
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What is Personal Data?
Personal data is defined by the General Data Protection Regulation (EU Regulation 2016/679) commonly known as GPDR. Personal data is in simple terms any information about you that enables you to be identified. Personal data covers obvious information such as your name and your contact details but it also covers less obvious information such as identification numbers, electronic location data and other online identifiers.
What are my Rights?
GPDR provides the following rights to you;
The right to access the personal data we hold about you, this policy will tell you how to do this.
The right to have your personal data rectified if any of your personal data held by us is inaccurate or incomplete.
The right to be forgotten. This means you can ask us to delete any of your personal data that we have.
The right to restrict. This means you can prevent the processing of your personal data
The right to object to us using your personal data for a particular purpose or purposes
The right to data portability. This means if you have provided personal data to us directly, we are using it with your consent and you can ask us for a copy of that personal data to reuse with another service or business in many cases
Rights relating to automated decision-making and profiling. We do not use your personal data in this way
For more information about the use of your personal data or exercising your rights please contact us using the details provided in this policy.
Further information about your right can be obtained from the Commissioner’s Office or your local Citizens Advice Bureau
If you have any cause for complaint about our use of your personal data you have the right to lodge a complaint with the Information Commissioners Office
What Data do we Collect?
Depending upon your use of our site we may collect some or all of the following personal and non-personal data
Date of birth
Web browser type and version
A list of URLs, sharing sites, your activity on our site and the site you exit from
How do you use my Personal Data ?
Under the GPDR are we must always have a lawful basis for using personal data this may be because the data is necessary for a performance of a contract with you, or because you have consented to our use of your personal data, or because it is in a legitimate business interest to do so. Your personal data may be used for the following purposes
Communicating with you. This may include responding to emails or calls from you
To enter into and performs contracts with you
For marketing purposes by supplying you with information by email and or post. Where you have opted in to receive marketing communications from us, we will process your personal data in line with the preferences you have provided. Where you have opted in to receive marketing communication from third parties we select, we will transfer your personal data to them in order for them to send you such communications. You may unsubscribe to these forms of communication by contacting us on
To make our website better by analysing your use of our site and gathering feedback to enable us to continually improve our site and your user experience
With your permission and/or where permitted by law, we may also use your personal data for marketing purposes, which may include contacting you by email and or post with information, news, and offers on our services. You will not be sent unlawful marketing or spam. We will always work to fully protect your rights to comply with our obligations under the GPDR are and the Privacy and Electronic Communications (EC directive) Regulations 2003 and you will always have the opportunity to opt out.
How long will you keep my personal data?
We will not keep your personal data for any longer than is necessary in light of the reason for which is was first collected. Your personal data will therefore be kept for the following periods and where there is no fixed period the following factors will be used to determine how long it is kept:
If you have made an enquiry on our contact form, we will keep your information for a reasonable time whereby we can contact you with the details you provided to us. We will not keep your details for longer than one month.
How and where do you store my store or transfer my personal data
All of the information you provide is stored on secure servers. We will only store or transfer your personal data within the European Economic Area (EEA). The EEA consists of all EU member states plus Norway Iceland and Liechtenstein. This means that your personal data will be fully protected under the GPDR or equivalent standards by law.
Do you share my personal data?
If you agree, we may email you about other products or services that we think may be of interest to you. This is outlined in section 5 above.
In some limited circumstances we may be legally required to share certain personal data which might include if we are involved in legal proceedings or complying with legal obligations to a court order or on the instructions of a government authority.
How can I control my personal data?
In addition to your rights under the GPDR we will ensure that you are able to opt out of any communications we send you and any communications you receive from a third party who has contacted you as a result of our supplying them with your information.
You may also wish to sign up to one or more of the preference services operating in the UK. The Telephone Preference Service, or the Corporate Telephone Preference Service and the Mail Preference Service
Can I withhold information?
You may access our site without providing any personal data at all. However, to use all features and functions available on our site you may be required to submit or allow for the collection of certain data.
How can I access my personal data?
If you want to know what personal data we have about you can ask us for details of that personal data and for a copy of it. This is known as a subject access request. All subject access request should be made in writing and sent to the email or postal address as stated in this policy.
We will respond to your subject access request within one month of receiving it, normally we aim to provide a complete response including a copy of your personal data within that time. In some cases however particularly if your request is more complex more time may be required up to a maximum of three months from the date we receive your request. You will be kept fully informed of our progress