Privacy Statement for Website Visitors

About the data we hold

  • We generate log files from various servers: this will include an IP address assigned to you or, more likely, to someone who provides you with Internet access
  • Our website uses cookies to distinguish you from other users of our website in order to provide increased functionality and service. This not only helps us to provide you with a better experience, but also to help us improve our website and services
  • Unless you have adjusted your web browser settings (if and where possible) to refuse cookies, our system will issue cookies as soon as you visit our website or related online services. However, in doing so, you may find that certain functionality or services may be impaired or unavailable to you
  • We may use the logs from our servers to assist in our firm's security, as well as to determine visitor behaviour and help us plan our strategy (e.g. such as working out which pages on the site are most popular, or whether particular events have caused an increase in traffic). We have legal and regulatory obligations to protect our clients and their information and strategy planning is a legitimate thing for a business to do.
  • The cookies we use only contain anonymous information to improve the services we offer, and do not contain personal information
  • It is also important to point out that not all cookies used by this website are created by us. These cookies (referred to as third party cookies) are covered below:
  • Google Analytics
  • Our website uses Google Analytics, a web analytics tool provided by Google, to collect information about how visitors use our site. We use the information to compile reports and to help us improve the site. The cookies collect information in an anonymous form, including the number of visitors to the site, where visitors have come to the site from and the pages they visited.  Google can provide more details about their cookies.
  • Technical data
  • We may use the logs from our servers to assist in our firm's security, as well as to determine visitor behaviour and help us plan our strategy (e.g. such as working out which pages on the site are most popular, or whether particular events have caused an increase in traffic). We have legal and regulatory obligations to protect our clients and their information and strategy planning is a legitimate thing for a business to do.

Transfers of your data outside of the EEA
Almost all of our data is held in the EEA but we do transfer or process data some outside the European Economic Area because we use third parties, based in the US for web analytics. These parties are signed up to the US Privacy Shield (https://www.privacyshield.gov/list ) which means the EU considers them to have adequate measures in place, in line with EU data protection laws, to protect your personal data. 

Third parties
We also have a small number of companies providing services to us. These are our processors and we have confirmed that they all meet the requirements of EU data protection laws. They are mentioned in the relevant parts of our privacy statement so you are aware of when we use them.

Your rights
When we process your data, you have rights as a data subject. The relevant rights are:

  • Request a copy of your personal data and information about our processing of it
  • Request that we delete information on you if we do not need to hold it

If you want to exercise any of these rights, please just contact us on [email protected]

You also have the right to lodge a complaint about our processing with a supervisory authority — in the UK that is the ICO whose details are here: https://ico.org.uk/global/contact-us/postal-addresses/

Contact us
If you want to talk to us about data privacy and how we manage your data, you can contact us on [email protected]