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Our Privacy Policy

Privacy policy

Introduction

This website is operated by Clerwood Legal Services. Your privacy is important to us and we take care to safeguard it. Clerwood Legal Services is a data controller in terms of the Data Protection Act 1998. This policy statement explains how we use your personal information. Please read it to understand how we may use and how we look after your personal information. If you then have any questions or concerns, you should contact us using the details given at the end of this statement.

Please note that this policy applies only to the Clerwood Legal Services website and not to the websites of other organisations to which we may provide links. We are not responsible for the privacy policies or practices of such third party sites and you should make your own enquiries in respect of them.

Collection of your information

We may collect personal information from you when you access the website for auditing usage of the site and for general administration purposes. The information we may collect will comprise some or all of the following: your name, address, telephone and fax numbers, e-mail address, IP address and post code. Your IP address is a unique identifier for your computer, but should not be linked to any information from which you are personally identifiable. If you do not wish us to collect your personal data please do not provide it.

Clerwood Legal Services may in some cases collect information about you that may not be personal data. For example the type of Internet browser you are using, the type of computer operating system you are using, and the domain name of a website from which you linked to the Clerwood Legal Services site.

Use of your information

We will use the information we collect to track and monitor the usage of our website and help us understand the patterns of site visitors. This will help us operate the site more effectively, identify what sort of information is of interest to our users and assist us in business processes such as accounting, marketing and record keeping.

We may use “cookies” from time to time. A cookie is a small text file stored on a user's hard drive and contains information about the user. Cookies are used to make a website user's experience more efficient. They help our website tailor the information presented to you based on your preferences by collecting information such as which areas of the website you have visited and for how long, so the next time you visit the site, those pages may be accessible readily. Cookies also allow us to collect statistical information such as search engines used, how many visitors download files and which files these were. We may also use cookies to track the interests of users so that we can enhance the website. Once you close your browser the relevant cookie will be deactivated

A cookie cannot read data off your hard disk or read cookie files created by other sites and cookies do not damage your system. You can choose whether to accept cookies by changing the settings on your browser so that is rejects them or notifies you when a website tries to send you a cookie. Rejecting cookies may affect the scope of your enjoyment of a website and may mean that some features do not operate as intended. We do not use single-pixel gif images, sometimes referred to as “web bugs” or “web beacons”.

Sharing of your information

We may share your personal information with third parties but only in the strictly limited circumstances set out below.

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    • We may supply your personal information to third parties (such as our internet service providers) who help us administer our website. These third parties must at all times provide the same levels of security for your personal information as Clerwood Legal Services and, where required, are bound by a legal agreement to keep your personal information private, secure and to process it only on the specific instructions of Clerwood Legal Services.
    • We may also supply your personal information to government bodies and law enforcement agencies but only:- if we are required to do so by the requirements of any applicable law; if in our good faith judgement, such action is reasonably necessary to comply with legal process; to respond to any legal claims or actions; or to protect the rights of Clerwood Legal Services, its customers and the public.

Using your information to contact you

To keep you informed about our services or provide information we believe might be useful to you, we may contact you by e-mail or post. If you wish not to receive such communications please contact us at the address below, e-mail us at info@clerwoodlegal.com.

Security: Internet and Data Storage

The Internet is inherently insecure. Personal Data submitted by means of the Internet may be vulnerable to unauthorised access by third parties. Submission of Personal Data using the Internet is at your own risk. We will take reasonable and appropriate technical measures to ensure that your Personal Data is stored in a secure manner. However, we shall have no liability for disclosure of data due to errors in transmission or the fraudulent, negligent or other illegal acts of a third party, such as ‘Hacking’. Any transmission of personal information on or through the use of our website is at your own risk.

Transmission of Data Overseas

Clerwood Legal Services will not transfer your Personal Data to a country outside the European Economic Area without your prior consent and without first having assessed the adequacy of protection for individual rights in respect of personal data available in that country.

Accessing your personal information

You have certain rights as a Data Subject under the Data Protection Act 1998 to request details and in certain circumstances a copy of the personal data which we hold about you. The law states that we may charge you a fee (currently £10) for providing this information. If you would like a copy, please write to us at the address below and mark your envelope “Personal information request”. Should you discover any inaccuracies in such personal data, please notify us as soon as possible at the same address. We will then correct our records and notify any third parties to whom such personal data may have been supplied.

Changes to the privacy policy

We reserve the right to modify or amend this privacy policy at any time and for any reason. Details of any changes will be posted at the top of the privacy policy web page.

Consent

By using this website you consent to the collection, use and transfer of your information in accordance with the privacy policy set out above. 

Contact Address:

Clerwood Legal Services

51 Clermiston Road

Edinburgh

EH12 6XD