Stork & May is committed to protecting and respecting your privacy. This policy sets out the basis on which any personal data we collect from you, or that you provide to us, will be processed by us. Please read the following carefully to understand our practices regarding your personal data. For the purpose of UK data protection law, the data controller is Stork & May.
What information will we collect from you?
We will collect information that you give us or that you ask us to collect on your behalf.
How will we use your information?
We will use this information to carry out our obligations to you arising from any contracts entered into between you and us and to provide you with the information and services that you request from us. We will also use your information to keep in touch with you from time to time.
Who will we share your information with?
We will not share your information with organisations or people outside the Firm unless you ask us to, or if we are under a duty to disclose data in order to comply with a legal obligation.
How long will we keep your information?
If you are a client, corporate contact, professional advisor or other friend of the firm we will keep your data for up to two years from when we last received confirmation from you that you agree to us keeping your information.
If you are a source of feedback your comments on the individual to whom they relate are consolidated in a way such that they are never attributable back to you. Once this consolidation has taken place the content of your conversation with us is destroyed. The summary report may be kept by us for up to 2 years.
You have the right to ask us at any time not to keep your information. You can exercise this right at any time by clicking on the UNSUBSCRIBE link in those emails that have it or by emailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
UK data protection law also gives you the right to access your personal information, to object to the use of your personal information for certain purposes, and the right to erase, restrict or receive a machine-readable copy of your personal information. You can exercise any of these rights by contacting us at the address below.
You have the right at any time to raise any concerns with the Information Commissioner’s Office at: Information Commissioner’s Office, Wycliffe House, Water Lane, Wilmslow, Cheshire, SK9 5AF
MODERN SLAVERY POLICY
Stork & May is dedicated to encouraging a supportive and inclusive culture amongst the whole workforce. It is within our best interest to promote diversity and eliminate discrimination in the workplace.
Our aim is to ensure that all employees and job applicants are given equal opportunity and that our organisation is representative of all sections of society. Each employee will be respected and valued and able to give their best as a result.
This policy reinforces our commitment to providing equality and fairness to all in our employment and not provide less favourable facilities or treatment on the grounds of age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, ethnic origin, colour, nationality, national origin, religion or belief, or sex and sexual orientation. We are opposed to all forms of unlawful and unfair discrimination.
This policy applies to all persons working for us or on our behalf in any capacity, including Partners, staff, temporary workers, contractors and suppliers.
Stork & May strictly prohibits the use of modern slavery and human trafficking in our operations and supply chain. We have and will continue to be committed to implementing systems and controls aimed at ensuring that modern slavery is not taking place anywhere within our firm or in any of our supply chains. We expect that our suppliers will hold their own suppliers to the same high standards.
Modern Slavery and Human Trafficking
Modern slavery is a term used to encompass slavery, servitude, forced and compulsory labour, bonded and child labour and human trafficking. Human trafficking is where a person arranges or facilitates the travel of another person with a view to that person being exploited. Modern slavery is a crime and a violation of fundamental human rights.
Stork & May expects everyone working with us or on our behalf to support and uphold the following
measures to safeguard against modern slavery:
- We have a zero-tolerance approach to modern slavery in our organisation.
- The prevention, detection and reporting of modern slavery in our organisation is the responsibility of all those working for us or on our behalf. Partners and employees must not engage in, facilitate or fail to report any activity that might lead to, or suggest, a breach of this policy.
- We are committed to engaging with our stakeholders and suppliers to address the risk of modern slavery in our operations.
- We take a risk based approach to our contracting processes and keep them under review. We assess whether the circumstances warrant the inclusion of specific prohibitions against the use of modern slavery and trafficked labour in our contracts with third parties. Using our risked based approach we will also assess the merits of writing to suppliers requiring them to comply with our Code of Conduct, which sets out the minimum standards required to combat modern slavery and trafficking.
- Consistent with our risk based approach we may require:
- Employment and recruitment agencies and other third parties supplying workers to our organisation to confirm their compliance with our Code of Conduct
- Suppliers engaging workers through a third party to obtain that third parties’ agreement to adhere to the Code
- As part of our ongoing risk assessment and due diligence processes we will consider whether circumstances warrant us carrying out audits of suppliers for their compliance with our Code of Conduct.
- If we find that other individuals or organisations working on our behalf have breached this policy we will ensure that we take appropriate action. This may range from considering the possibility of breaches being remediated and whether that might represent the best outcome for those individuals impacted by the breach to terminating such relationships.