PRIVACY POLICY

1. INTRODUCTION

1.1 Russells Solicitors (“We“/”Us”) are committed to protecting and respecting your privacy.

1.2 This policy (“Privacy Policy”) (together with our Terms of Use, available here and any other documents referred to in it) sets out the basis on which any personal data We collect from you, or that you provide to Us, will be processed by Us.  Please read the following carefully to understand our views and practices regarding your personal data and how We will treat it. By visiting http://russells.co.uk/ (the “Site”) or by contacting Us you are accepting and consenting to the practices described in our Privacy Policy.

1.3 For the purpose of the Data Protection Act 1998 (the “Act”), the “data controller” is Russells Solicitors of Regency House, 1-4 Warwick Street, London W1B 5LJ. Our data protection officer is Mark Sinnott.

2. INFORMATION WE MAY COLLECT FROM YOU

2.1 We may collect and process data about you in the manner set out below:

(a) If you contact Us by phone, e-mail or otherwise, You may give Us information about you and We may keep a record of those data and/or of the correspondence; and

(b) Generic unidentifiable information about your visits to the Site and the resources that you access (such as your IP address, geographic location, browser type and version, time zone setting, browser plug-in types and versions, operating system and length of visit and page views).

2.2 We may receive information about you from other sources such as analytics providers and search information providers.

3. COOKIES

3.1 Like most websites, the Site uses cookies. A cookie is a small, often encrypted file of letters and numbers that We store on your browser, your computer or other device. Cookies contain information that is transferred to your computer’s hard drive. They help Us improve the Site and your general experience on it.

3.2 We may use the information We obtain from the cookie in the administration of the Site, to improve the Site’s usability and for marketing purposes. We may also use that information to distinguish you from other users of the Site and to monitor website traffic.

3.3 If you do not wish We install cookies on your computer for these purposes, you may change the settings on your internet browser to reject cookies. Please do note that if you do set your browser to reject cookies, you may not be able to use all of the features of the Site and/or may be prevented from accessing certain parts of the Site.

3.4 If you continue to use the Site, we will take that as your consent to the relevant cookies being set on your computer or other device.

3.5 The Site currently uses Google Analytics cookies (__ga, __gat ,__utma, __utmc and __utmz). These cookies are inserted by Google Analytics to: (i) throttle request rate; (ii) distinguish users; and (ii) help the Google tracking system provide data such as how You reached the Site and whether You are a new user/ whether it is a new session. For more information about Google’s privacy policy, and more details on how these cookies operate, please use this link: https://developers.google.com/analytics/devguides/collection/analyticsjs/cookie-usage?hl=en.

4. USES MADE OF THE INFORMATION

4.1 We will use information held about you in all or any of the following ways:

(a) to ensure that content from the Site is presented in the most effective manner for you and for your computer;

(b) to provide you with information, products or services that you request from Us or which We feel may interest you, where you have consented to be contacted for such purposes;

(c) to carry out our obligations arising from any contracts entered into between you and Us;

(d) to notify you about changes to our service;

(e) to administer the Site and for internal operations (such as troubleshooting, data analysis, testing, research, statistical and survey purposes); and

(f) as part of our efforts to keep the Site safe and secure.

4.2 We may combine the information We receive from other sources with information you give to Us and information We collect about you. We may use this information and the combined information for the purposes set out above (depending on the types of information We receive).

5. DISCLOSURE OF YOUR INFORMATON

5.1 We may share your information with selected third parties including:

(a) Business partners, suppliers and sub-contractors for the performance of any contract We enter into with them or you; or

(b) Analytics and search engine providers that assist Us in the improvement and optimisation of the Site.

5.2 We may disclose your personal information to third parties:

(a) in the event that We sell or buy any business or assets, in which case We may disclose your personal data to the prospective seller or buyer of such business or assets;

(b) if We or substantially all of our assets are acquired by a third party, in which case personal data held by Us about our clients will be one of the transferred assets; or

(c)if We are under a duty to disclose or share your personal data in order to comply with any legal obligation, and other agreements (including our Terms of Use); or to protect our rights, or property, or safety or those of others. This includes exchanging information with other companies and organisations for the purposes of fraud protection and credit risk reduction.

5.3 Other than as expressly set out in this Privacy Policy or as otherwise required or permitted by law, We will not share, sell or distribute any of the information you provide to Us without your consent.

6. WHERE WE STORE YOUR PERSONAL DATA

All information you provide to Us is stored on our secure servers. Unfortunately, the transmission of information via the internet is not completely secure. Although We will do our best to protect your personal data, We cannot guarantee the security of your data transmitted to Our Site; any transmission is at your own risk. Once We have received your information, We will use strict procedures and security features to try to prevent unauthorised access.

7. THIRD PARTY WEBSITES

The Site may, from time to time, contain links to and from third party websites.  If you follow a link to any of these websites, please note that those websites have their own privacy policies. We do not control such third parties’ websites and as such do not accept any responsibility or liability for these policies.  Please check these policies before you submit any personal data to these websites.

8. ACCESS TO INFORMATION

The Act gives you the right to access information held about you, and your right of access can be exercised in accordance with the Act. Any access request may be subject to a reasonable fee to meet our costs in providing you with details of the information We hold about you.

9. CHANGES TO OUR PRIVACY POLICY

We may revise this Privacy Policy from time to time. Please check this page regularly to take notice of any changes We may have made.

10. CONTACT

Questions, comments and requests regarding this Privacy Policy are welcomed and should be addressed to media@russells.co.uk.