Privacy Policy

Our Plain English Privacy Policy
M Patterson & Co are committed to respecting the privacy of your personal information.

This privacy notice explains our policy for dealing with personal information that we collect. Throughout this Policy we refer to your “personal information” which means information which identifies you as an individual or from which your identity can be reasonably ascertained.. Your email address and telephone number are examples of personal information.

We will email any changes to this Privacy Policy and our service documentation will be updated as required.

Information Collected
The information about you which we may collect includes;
Information collected when you accept our services, specifically your name contact details and email address.
Any messages or comments you submit to us eg through an email .
Use of 'cookies'

Main Cookies used on our site

GDPR Cookie ConsentPersistent1 yearWhen you click to accept the Cookie notification on this website, a cookie is used to remember your consent. That way you can enjoy our site without the nagging notification appearing at the bottom of the site.
Google AnalyticsThird Party2 yearsUsed to track how the website is used and provide feedback to help us improve user experience. Your information is passed to Google to help with the analysis but NOT used for direct marketing.
WordpressSession2 weeksCookies used by Wordpress for core functionality. These cookies are required for the website to work properly

Google Analytics

These cookies are used to collect information about how visitors use our site. We use the information to compile reports and to help us improve the site. The cookies collect information in an anonymous form, including the number of visitors to the site, where visitors have come to the site from and the pages they visited For more information on Google Analytic’s privacy policy visit here –

Click here to opt-out of Google Analytics

Use & Disclosure Of Information
We will only use your personal information for legitimate business reasons with the sole use of checking your identification for AML purposes.
Data Retention
We will keep data in accordance with Guide to Data Protection – Retaining Personal Data, we retain all records while you have on-going services with us. If you do not have any services with us your data may be held for a period of up to 15 years in secure storage following completion of your matter.
Your Rights
Your rights under the General Data Protection Regulations 2016

You have the right to be informed about what data is being collected, how and why it is being used and any third parties that rely on the information.

The right of access

You may request details of personal information which we hold about you.

The right to rectification

If you believe that any information we are holding on you is incorrect or incomplete, please email or write to us as soon as possible. We will promptly correct any information found to be incorrect.

The right to erasure

Where the data we hold is not required for legal record keeping you may request that it is erased.

The right to restrict processing

If you believe the data we are processing is incorrect you may request that the data is no longer processed until corrected

The right to Data portability

You may request that the data you have provided be transferred to another data controller in a machine readable format.

The right to object

You have a right to object to the processing of your data.

Further information can be obtained from the Information Commissioners Office website


We use a number of mechanisms to protect the security and integrity of your personal information. Unfortunately, no data transmission over the Internet an be guaranteed as completely secure. So while we strive to protect such information, we cannot ensure or warrant the security of any information you transmit to us and you do so at your own risk. Once any personal information comes into our possession, we will take reasonable steps to protect that information from misuse and loss and from unauthorised access, modification or disclosure

Contact Details

If you have any questions or feedback about privacy please contact our office.

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