What information do we collect?
We may collect, store and use the following kinds of personal information:
- information about your computer and about your visits to, and use of, this website
- information that you provide to us for the purpose of registering with us
- information that you provide to us for the purpose of subscribing to our newsletters
- any other information that you choose to send to us
A cookie is a data file that is stored on your computer or mobile phone by a web browser, which is able to collect data on what actions you have performed in the web browser, such as what buttons have been clicked on or how much time has been spent on a web page.
We use four types of cookies from Google Analytics on our website. We use the information collected by these cookies to help us improve our website.
Two of the cookies we use are short-term, one expiring once you leave our website and the other after 30 minutes of inactivity on the website page you have visited. Google Analytics uses these two cookies in conjunction with each other to record information regarding which pages have been visited and the time spent on each page of the website.
The other two cookies we use remain on your computer for a longer period of time (unless they are removed). The first, which collects data about how each visitor has been directed to our website, expires after 6 months. The second, which collects data on how many people visit our website, expires after 2 years.
Google Analytics only uses first – party cookies which means that the information collected is only available to us and not to any third parties.
It is possible to reject some or all cookies in some browsers. Please see your internet browser’s settings for information on how to do this.
Using your personal information
We may use your personal information to:
- administer and improve the website
- send you general (non-marketing) commercial communications;
- send you our newsletter and other marketing communications relating to our firm which we think may be of interest to you by post or, where you have specifically agreed to this, by email or similar technology (you can inform us at any time if you no longer wish to receive marketing communications)
- provide third parties with statistical information about our users – but this information will not be used to identify any individual user;
- deal with enquiries and complaints made by or about you relating to the website.
In addition, we may disclose your personal information:
- to the extent that we are required to do so by law;
- in connection with any legal proceedings or prospective legal proceedings;
- in order to establish, exercise or defend our legal rights (including providing information to others for the purposes of fraud prevention and reducing credit risk);
- to the purchaser or prospective purchaser of any business or asset which we are or are contemplating selling; and
- to any person who we reasonably believe may apply to a court or other competent authority for disclosure of that personal information where, in our reasonable opinion, such court or authority would be reasonably likely to order disclosure of that personal information.
Security of your personal information
We will take reasonable technical and organisational precautions to prevent the loss, misuse or alteration of your personal information.
Data transmission over the internet is inherently insecure, and we cannot guarantee the security of data sent over the internet.
You may instruct us to provide you with any personal information we hold about you.
We may withhold such personal information to the extent permitted by law.