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Privacy Statement and Cookies

 

SCOTT-LAW LTD collects and uses information for a variety of purposes about its customers and other individuals with whom it comes into contact (including through its website). Some of this information will be ‘personal data’ (the meaning of ‘personal data’ is explained in the ‘Definitions’ section of this Policy). This Policy explains what information SCOTT-LAW LTD collects and what it uses that information for. If you have any questions about this Policy or about how SCOTT-LAW LTD collects and uses information you can contact Scott-Law’s Operations Manager.

 

In the rest of this Policy any reference to “we”, “our” or “us” means SCOTT-LAW LTD and any legal entity that takes on its rights and/or obligations in the future. In the rest of this Policy any reference to “you” means the individual person in relation to whom we hold personal information.

 

Legal background

 

The Data Protection Act 1998 (“the Act”) places a number of obligations on us in relation to the way in which personal information is collected, used and disclosed.

 

Objective

 

This Policy explains what we do to comply with our obligations under the Act, including by ensuring that we collect and use information fairly, store it safely and do not disclose it to any other person unlawfully.

 

Definitions

 

Various terms are used in this Policy which have specific meanings. These include:

  • “personal data”;
  • “processing”;

The meanings of these terms are set out below:

 

“Personal data”: this means information about a living individual which can be identified from that information or from that information and other information held by us and can include an opinion about an individual or any indication as to our intentions in respect of an individual. The Act protects personal data which is held electronically and in some manual records;

 

“Processing”: this means obtaining, recording, organising, retrieving, using, disclosing and holding information, and “process” and “processed” have an equivalent meaning;

 

Scope

 

This Policy applies to all personal data collected and processed by us.

 

Legal requirements

 

Data Protection Principles

 

In collecting and using personal data, we must comply with the eight Data Protection Principles. These principles state that personal data MUST:

 

  • be processed fairly and lawfully;
  • be obtained only for specified and lawful purposes and shall not be processed in any manner incompatible with those purposes;
  • be adequate, relevant and not excessive for those purposes;
  • be accurate and kept up to date;
  • not be kept for longer than is necessary for those purposes;
  • be processed in accordance with the individual’s rights under the Act;
  • be kept safe from unauthorised access, accidental loss or destruction; and
  • not be transferred to a country outside the European Economic Area, unless we ensure that there are measures in place to ensure adequate protection for personal data.
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We must ensure that whenever we or any of our staff process or use any personal information that we follow these principles at all times.

 

Scott-Law’s use of cookies

 

Cookies are small text files. Many websites place cookies on your computer when you visit. Cookies are used to make websites work, or to make them work more efficiently, and to provide useful information to website operators. The following explains what cookies TLT uses on its website and why:

 

Cookie – Google analytics

Name – utma; utmb; utmc; utmz

 

Purpose – These cookies collect information about how visitors use our site. We use this information to prepare reports and improve the site. This information is anonymous. The information includes the number of visitors to the site, where visitors have come to the site from and the pages they visited.

 

Further information – You can read more about Google’s privacy policies here.

 

Many web browsers allow users to control most cookies through their browser settings. More information about cookies, including details on viewing what cookies have been set and how to delete them is available at: http://www.allaboutcookies.org.

 

You can opt out of being tracked by Google Analytics across all websites at http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout

 

Our responsibilities

 

We maintain personal data in secure conditions and process and disclose personal data only within the terms of our notification to the Information Commissioner.

 

Where personal data is collected, we will ensure that we:

 

  • make the purpose for which it is collected clear to you when we collect it and give you any other information which in the circumstances is required to make the processing fair;
  • ensure that you have given your consent to the processing of your personal data (unless we are otherwise satisfied that we are processing the personal data lawfully);
  • collect and process your personal data only to the extent that it is needed to fulfil operational needs (such as ensuring our website works properly when you use it), to comply with legal requirements, or to fulfil any request you have made to us (for example, to receive an e-mail know-how alert);
  • apply strict checks to ensure we do not hold your personal data for any longer than we reasonably need to hold it;
  • ensure that you can exercise your rights under the Act;
  • apply appropriate technical and organisational security measures to safeguard your personal data; and
  • ensure that your personal data is not transferred outside of the European Economic Area abroad without your consent or without suitable safeguards in place.
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How we use your personal data

 

We may do any of the following with your personal data:

 

  • record and monitor your use of our website for internal purposes, which may include analysis of use, measurement of site performance and generation of marketing reports;
  • use it to provide agreed services and products to you and disclose it to third parties where such disclosure is connected with the provision of those agreed services and products;
  • use it to market Scott-Law’s products and services to you in the future, and this may involve contacting you using any of the contact details you give us.

 

Third party websites

 

This Policy covers personal data we collect about you, including through our website at http://www.theofficeexperts.co.uk and http://scott-law.co.uk . Other websites accessible through links on our website are not covered by this Policy and may not protect your personal data in the same way that we do. You should ensure that you have read and agree with the privacy policy of any website you visit by clicking a link on this website before continuing to use it.

 

Further information

 

Any questions or concerns about the interpretation or operation of this Policy should be referred to the Operations Manager, James Mullins.