This notice tells you what to expect us to do with your
We take your privacy and the security of your personal information seriously.
About Trousset Fawcett Limited
Trousset Fawcett Limited (‘Trousset Fawcett’) is a small, specialised provider of notarial and French legal services, particularly in the context of French property law, French taxes and inheritance law.
Trousset Fawcett Limited is the data controller for the personal information that we process.
Our registered address is -
50 Jermyn Street
London SW1Y 6LX
Our telephone number: +44 (0)203 773 2778
You may also e-mail us at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Our data protection officer
Our data protection officer is Nathalie Trousset. You can contact Nathalie at email@example.com
The types of personal information we may hold about you
We receive and hold the following types of information:-
How your personal data is collected
We collect most of this information from you.
We also collect a limited amount of information from your professional advisors, such as accountants and solicitors.
We may also obtain information about you from electronic identification and verification tools used in order to comply with our anti-money laundering obligations. This information shows whether you are listed on a sanctions list or suspected of fraud, and also helps us to verify your identity.
How and why we use your information
We use your information to provide our legal services to you. We do this on the basis that it is necessary for the performance of a contract between you and ourselves (or in order to take steps at the request of clients before entering into a contract).
We also use your information to comply with our legal and regulatory obligations, such as for the purpose of tax reporting and auditing or compliance with anti-money laundering obligations.
We may also use your information for operational reasons, such as improving efficiency and the service we provide to you, including for the purpose of internal auditing. We do this on the basis of our own legitimate interests to ensure that the services are properly provided.
We may also share your information with external service providers to carry out certain functions on behalf of the business, such as with our IT service provider, our external accountant, office service provider and data storage provider. We do this on the basis of our own legitimate interests to ensure that the services are properly provided.
We process your information for the purpose of administering our business, including complaints resolution. We do this on the basis of our own legitimate interests to ensure the services are properly provided.
We may also use your information to ensure the security of our business and to prevent or detect fraud. We do this on the basis of our own legitimate interests to ensure the security of the Business and its clients.
Where you consent for us to do so, we hold information obtained to comply with anti-money laundering legislation for the lifetime of your file. Where you consent, we may use your information for other purposes.
However, we do not:
We do not carry out automated decision-making or profiling.
Who we share your information with
We share your information where it is necessary to do so for the purpose of your matter.
We routinely share information with:
We may disclose information to law enforcement agencies and regulatory bodies to comply with our legal and regulatory obligations.
We may also share your information with other external service suppliers to make our business more efficient, such as the provider of our IT services and support, the provider of our reception and office services and external secretarial services.
Transferring your personal information out of the EU
The UK GDPR has now been approved as adequate by the EU and this adequacy decision lasts until 2025. We can transfer your personal data in compliance with the GDPR to the EU and they can transfer personal data to us. This covers transfers to and from France.
It is sometimes necessary for us to share your personal information outside the EU/France, for example, if you, or your professional adviser, are based outside the EU, for example, Monaco.
For such international transfers, we will, however, ensure the transfer complies with data protection law and that all of your information will be securely transferred by appropriate technical, organisational, contractual or other lawful means.
How we store and use your information
Your information is stored electronically and we may also keep a paper file.
We will always take appropriate technical and organisational measures to protect your information against accidental or unlawful destruction or accidental loss, alteration, unauthorised disclosure or access.
We limit access to your personal information to those who have a genuine business need to access it.
Our main information storage is on servers, which are located in London.
Following the completion of your matter, any paper folders are stored securely in the United Kingdom.
Retention of your information
For our notarial services, we retain personal information in line with our obligations under the Notarial Practice Rules. Notarial acts in the public form are preserved permanently. Notarial acts in the private form are stored for a minimum period of 12 years.
For our solicitor matters, we retain information for a minimum of seven years and for so long as is necessary in relation to the relevant contract and matters relating to them.
When we delete or destroy personal data, we do so securely. Once we close the file, any original documents received are returned to their owners. When we archive documents, we archive relevant documents securely and keep electronic data on a secure server.
You have the following rights under current data protection rules in relation to your personal information:
You can exercise any of the above rights free of charge, including submitting an access request, by contacting us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Keeping this Privacy Notice updated
We reserve the right to revise or supplement this Privacy Notice from time-to-time. You should bookmark and review this page periodically to ensure you are familiar with the most current version of this Privacy Notice and you are aware of what information we collect, how we use it and under what circumstances we disclose it. You can determine when this Privacy Notice was last revised by checking the "Date of last update" legend at the top of this Privacy Notice.