Cookies, Privacy, Data and GDPR

OVERVIEW

Effective: 22nd May 2018

Cotswoldbarristers.co.uk is committed to protecting and respecting your privacy.

This webpage tells you the data protection and privacy practices for Cotswoldbarristers.co.uk, specifically:

  • What personally identifiable information is collected
  • Which organisation is collecting this information
  • How this information is used
  • Our policy on sharing this information
  • How we protect your information
  • How you can correct any inaccuracies in this information

PLAIN ENGLISH SUMMARY

We take your privacy very seriously.

Children (under 18s) are not eligible to use our services and should not submit any personal information to Cotswoldbarristers.co.uk.

Cotswoldbarristers.co.uk does not actively track you as an individual.

Should you send us an email via the contact form below, your name, email address and message will be emailed to us (as you would expect). This information is kept private. We will store this information within our own email system so that we are able to respond to you.

Should you comment on a blog post or web page on this site, then your name, email address, IP address and message will be stored in our website database (as you would expect). This makes your name, website address and comment (but not your email address) viewable by the general public on the website.

The website does use some cookies when you browse this website. These are used to ensure proper running of this website, and also to help us improve your experience when browsing.

We do not use 3rd Party / Tracking / Advertising cookies.

If you don’t know what cookies are or if you would like to find out more, please research before continuing to use our site.

NONE OF THE INFORMATION WE GATHER VIA COOKIES IDENTIFIES YOU AS AN INDIVIDUAL – IT IS ALL ENTIRELY ANONYMOUS.

The cookies we use are detailed below:

Cookie Type Duration Description
Blog/Comments     If you leave a comment on the website e.g. on a page, article or blog post, then a cookie may be stored to 'remember' your email address for the next time you post (should you choose the "remember me" option).
Cookie Footer     In the header of each web page on this site you will see a message alerting you of our privacy and cookie policy. If you've seen this message once, you probably won't want to see it again. We use a cookie to remember this setting. User data is all anonymous.
Google Analytics     To understand how people use our site, and to discover areas on our site with issues, we use Google Analytics. Most websites use some sort of analytics program like this. The data it collects helps us see things like how many people visit our site, which country they are from, how many pages they visited, how fast our site loaded, and so on. All data collected is completely anonymous, it does not identify you as an individual in any way.

WHICH ORGANISATION IS COLLECTING THIS INFORMATION

Cotswoldbarristers.co.uk is a website owned by Cotswold Barristers LTD a UK-based company.

GENERAL DATA PROTECTION REGULATIONS

We currently hold personal data in order to provide legal services to you. This data may include some or all of the following:

         Full name

         Family names

         Dates of birth

         Home addresses

         Previous home address

         Email addresses

         IP address

         Contact telephone numbers

         National insurance numbers

         Unique tax reference (UTR) numbers

         Passport details

         Driving licence details

         Bank details

         Income, gains and expenses details

         Business and company information where relevant

We need to hold these details to meet our legal obligations and contractual commitments to you. We usually retain records during the period we are engaged by you to provide services and for a period afterwards; usually 7 years. Your details are held securely and are never shared with third parties for marketing purposes unless you authorise us to do so.

If you engage the services of any member of Cotswold Barristers or Cotswold Mediators you must consent to the storage and processing of such data as is necessary for us to provide you with the contracted services.

We may pass your information to our third-party service providers, agents, subcontractors and other associated organisations for the purposes of completing tasks and providing services to you on our behalf.  However, when we use third party service providers, we disclose only the personal information that is necessary to deliver the service and we require them to keep your information secure and not to use it for their own purposes.

We never use personal data for marketing or non-service purposes without your explicit advance written consent.

To ensure we fulfil our GDPR obligations, from 25th May 2018 you will be able to manage your consent options by communication with us at clerks@cotswoldbarristers.co.uk This address should also be used for any queries or concerns about GDPR and data. The email is accessed only by data protection trained staff.

 

You have the right to access your data

Upon request, and at no charge, we will provide you with a copy of the personal data we have stored about you. We will also tell you with where that data is processed, by whom, and for what purpose. After we have received your request we will record the request in an audit log, confirm your identity and meet your request within 20 days

You have the right to be forgotten

You are entitled to have us not store personally identifiable information about you provided, of course, that request does not violate any other legal or professional obligation on us.

You have the right to take data elsewhere

The data we provide you with must be in a commonly-used and machine-readable format.

Privacy by Design

We only collect data we actually need. If we do not need the data we will not ask you for it.

HOW TO CONTACT US

Please use the contact form

CHANGES TO THE PRIVACY POLICY

From time to time we may update this Privacy Policy in line with website changes that may affect the personal information we gather about you. It is assumed that you accept such changes if you continue to use the site and services. If you do not accept such changes then you should stop using Cotswoldbarristers.co.uk’s website and services, and contact us (details above) if you would like any information removed.

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