We take the privacy of all of our clients, suppliers and employees seriously and we take great care to protect their and your personal information.
Any details that you provide to us (whether via this website or otherwise) may be added to our database. You are not obliged to give us any personal information in order to use most of the functions contained on this website, however, if you wish to benefit from the bespoke services that we offer, you will need to provide certain specific information.
OUR WEBSITE MAY, FROM TIME TO TIME, CONTAIN LINKS TO OTHER WEBSITES WHICH ARE PROVIDED TO IMPROVE YOUR WEBSITE EXPERIENCE AND, HOPEFULLY, INTEREST YOU. IN THE EVENT YOU DECIDE TO VISIT SUCH OTHER WEBSITES WE SUGGEST THAT YOU CHECK THE PRIVACY AND SECURITY POLICIES AND PROCEDURES ON THOSE WEBSITES, AS WE ARE ONLY RESPONSIBLE FOR OUR OWN PRIVACY AND SECURITY PRACTICES.
Use of Personal details
Our database of personal details (however collected by us including via this website, from telephone conversations, emails or other communications) is used by us (and third parties acting on our behalf), for administration and marketing related purposes. We will also use your personal information to manage any account you have with us (e.g. for banking arrangements and debt collection) and for fraud prevention purposes (e.g. to comply with our money laundering obligations).
We may occasionally send you mail or messages which you have requested or we feel may interest you or which we feel may be relevant to your business. Such mail or messages may include details of our products and services, newsletters, legal updates and invitations to various events which we may be involved with.
We may also request and record more sensitive details, including details of any disability, health needs or dietary requirements you may have when you sign up for or otherwise express a desire to attend one of our events to enable us to ensure your safety and the safety of third parties we deal with.
We may supplement the information that you provide with other information that we obtain from our dealings with you.
We will not normally share your personal information with any other third party, however, for some of the services you accept to be provided by us and for events which may be held at premises of third parties we may need to provide limited information to them to enable you to participate.
Contacting us in relation to your information
If you would like to see the information we hold about you or would like to be removed from our database and/or any mailing lists, please send a request in writing to the Data Protection Compliance Officer, Freeman Fisher LLP, Level 10, Tower 12, 18-22 Bridge Street, Manchester, M3 3BZ or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. We reserve the right to request you to provide additional information in order to enable us to identify your personal data and/or to verify your identity. We are entitled to charge a small fee towards the cost of administering any request.
To help us prevent using an out-of-date database, we would be grateful if you would let us know as soon as any of your contact details change or if you notice any mistakes in them. Please also let us know if you no longer wish to receive information or services from us.
To ensure you get the best from our website, we advise that users keep cookies active on their machine whilst visiting our website.
Cookies (often referred to as HTTP cookies, web cookies, or browser cookies), are small files sent from a website and stored in the user’s web browser. Cookies were designed to be a reliable mechanism for websites to remember information or to record a user’s browsing activity. Cookies are also able to store passwords and recognise content a user has previously entered. EU law requires all websites targeting EU member states gain “informed consent” from users before storing non-essential cookies on their devices.
The cookies we use on our website help us find out what parts of the site you visit, what you like and what’s most relevant to you. They do not store personal or confidential information about you.
How the Cookies are used
Session cookies are limited and only last the duration of your visit. Personally-identifiable data isn’t collected. We only store one session cookie, which enables us to identify that the same user is moving from page to page.
You can choose to disable this session cookie through your browsers’ settings, however, if you do, some areas of the website may lose some functionality.
We use certain cookies that are persistent, meaning that they last beyond your session enabling us to improve the user’s experience of our website.
This website uses Google Analytics which allows us to track how popular our website is and to record user trends over time. To do this, Google Analytics makes use of certain cookies to help track which pages are accessed (details can be found here http://www.google.com/analytics/). Again, as with the session cookies, these cookies do not contain personally-identifiable information. Instead, it records and makes use of the user’s computer’s IP address to determine where in the world the site is being accessed from, in addition to tracking page visits within the website.
Your acceptance of the Cookies we use
In addition, if you sign up for our legal updates or newsletter, you consent to our use of pixel tags in emails that we may send to you. You may withdraw this consent at any time by unsubscribing from our mailing list (which will be contained in the footer of the respective legal update or newsletter).
Alternatively, if you wish to keep your cookies settings but want to opt-out of Google Analytics tracking (you can download the following add-on: http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout).
For further information the Interactive Advertising Bureau has produced a guide (see www.allaboutcookies.org) which explains to users how cookies work and can be managed.