PRIME Commitment Limited
2. How we use your personal information and the basis on which we use it
3. Your rights over your personal information
4. Information Sharing
5. Information Security and Storage
7. Contact Us
8. Changes to the Policy
This privacy notice describes how PRIME Commitment Limited (“PRIME” “we” or “us”) collects and processes personal information about you, how we use and protect this information, and your rights in relation to this information.
This privacy notice applies to all personal information we collect or process about you. Personal information is information, or a combination of pieces of information that could reasonably allow you to be identified.
We are a controller of your personal information, which means that you we make decisions about your personal information. The law firm, or the organisation through which your PRIME programme was organised, may also be a controller of your personal information, and you should review their privacy notice to see how they will process your personal information.
(a) Personal details (e.g. name, date of birth, gender)
(b) Contact details (e.g. home postcode)
(c) Unique identification code
(d) Educational history (e.g. school attended, grades and start/finish dates)
(e) Information about your socioeconomic status, including whether your parents/guardians attended university, whether you hold refugee or asylum seeker status, whether you are a parent or registered carer, whether you have free school meals, whether you have been in local authority care, and whether you undertook paid work during school or university term time
Some of the categories of information that we collect are special categories of personal data (also known as sensitive personal information). In particular, we process personal information that relates to your ethnic origin.
(a) further improve access to the legal profession by conducting statistical analysis to understand, for example, the breakdown of participants on PRIME programmes by region, the percentage of social mobility students attending PRIME programmes and the breakdown of participants’ background (e.g. how many were in receipt of free school meals). We also use your personal information in order to track the effectiveness of the PRIME programme.
(b) communicate with you and respond to your enquiries and feedback.
We must have a legal basis to process your personal information. In most cases the legal basis will be to meet our legitimate interests, for example to conduct statistical analysis to support our goal of providing fair access to the legal profession and monitoring our progress in achieving this. When we process personal information to meet our legitimate interests, we put in place robust safeguards to ensure that your privacy is protected and to ensure that our legitimate interests are not overridden by your interests or fundamental rights and freedoms. For more information about the balancing test that we carry out to process your personal information to meet our legitimate interests, please contact us at the details below.
We may obtain your consent to disclose sensitive personal information when we are required to do so by law (for example, when we disclosure sensitive personal information such as information about your race or ethnic origin to our evaluation partners). If we ask for your consent to process your personal information, you may withdraw your consent at any time by contacting us using the details at the end of this privacy notice.
If you would like to discuss or exercise such rights, please contact us at the details below.
We encourage you to contact us to update or correct your information if it changes or if the personal information we hold about you is inaccurate.
We will contact you if we need additional information from you in order to honour your requests.
If we change this privacy notice, we will notify you of the changes. Where changes to this privacy notice will have a fundamental impact on the nature of the processing or otherwise have a substantial impact on you, we will give you sufficient advance notice so that you have the opportunity to exercise your rights (e.g. to object to the processing).
Updated 16 December 2020.