Privacy policy of Adlex Solicitors

Effective Date 2 June 2012

1. Who are we?

1.1 We are Adlex Solicitors. Our contact details are in the "contact us" section on our site. Please get in touch if you have any questions or feedback about this policy. We'd be delighted to help.

2. What's the point of this policy?

2.1 The idea is that we tell you how we deal your "personal data". (This is the technical term for information about any identified or identifiable living person). Please read on to find out what kinds personal data we collect, how we use and protect it, to whom we disclose it and how you can access and rectify it.

2.2 We want you to feel comfortable with what we do. If you do use our site, we'll assume that you do accept the policy.

3. Might the policy change?

3.1 It may well do and so you should check it whenever you visit our site. We'll assume you agree to the revised policy if you use the site after the effective date shown at the top of the policy.

4. What personal or other data do we collect?

4.1 We may collect and store any information which you give us via any forms on our site - such as your name, address, email address, phone number and so on - or when communicating with us by email or in some other way.

4.2 We may receive and store certain information automatically when you interact with us. Examples include the internet protocol (IP) address used to connect your computer to the internet and connection information such as browser type and version.

5. Cookies

5.1 We use cookies. As you may know, a cookie is a small file of letters and numbers which usually includes an anonymised unique identifier. If you visit a website, its computer asks your computer for permission to store the file in the cookies section of your hard drive. Cookies are widely used to make websites work, or work more efficiently, as well as to provide information to the site owner or others. Session cookies are temporary cookies that remain in the cookie file of your browser until you leave the site. Persistent cookies stay in the cookie file of your browser for longer (though how long will depend on the lifetime of the specific cookie). For further information on cookies, including how to use your browser to block them, visit the helpful cookie information page on the website of the Information Commissioner

5.2 We use non-essential persistent cookies (up to 2 years) set by Google to recognize and count the number of visitors to our site as well as providing other information about the visit such as duration, route through the site and what sites the visitor came from. This information helps us to improve the way our site works, for example by making sure users find what they need easily. Google requires us to tell you the following: "This website uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google, Inc. ("Google"). Google Analytics uses "cookies", which are text files placed on your computer, to help the website analyze how users use the site. The information generated by the cookie about your use of the website (including your IP address) will be transmitted to and stored by Google on servers in the United States. Google will use this information for the purpose of evaluating your use of the website, compiling reports on website activity for website operators and providing other services relating to website activity and internet usage. Google may also transfer this information to third parties where required to do so by law, or where such third parties process the information on Google's behalf. Google will not associate your IP address with any other data held by Google. You may refuse the use of cookies by selecting the appropriate settings on your browser. However please note that if you do this you may not be able to use the full functionality of this website. By using this website, you consent to the processing of data about you by Google in the manner and for the purposes set out above". Click here for information about Google Analytics cookies.

5.3 By continuing to use our site you are deemed to consent to use of the cookies mentioned above and to use of a persistent cookie (30 days) to remember your preference and avoid showing you our cookie notice repeatedly.

6. How do we use your personal data?

6.1 If you have agreed on our site, we may use your personal data to send you emails (or other communications) comprising newsletters or details of our services which may be of interest to you.

6.2 We may use IP addresses or personal data to recognize you when you visit or return to our site so we can track anonymised traffic and usage patterns or to help us improve our site.

7. How do we protect personal data?

7.1 Security is a high priority. We take appropriate precautions to protect personal data from loss, misuse, unauthorised access or disclosure, alteration or destruction using the same safeguards as we use for our own proprietary information.

7.2 Don't forget that email and other electronic communications are not secure if they haven't been encrypted. Your communications may pass through servers in a number of countries before they reach us. So we don't accept responsibility for any unauthorised access to or loss of personal data that stems from a cause beyond our control. Nor can we be held responsible for the actions or omissions of other users or third parties who may misuse your personal data which they collect from the site.

8. To whom do we disclose personal data?

8.1 We don't provide your personal data to third parties.

9. How can you access and rectify personal data?

9.1 You can access and rectify your personal data by contacting us via the "contact us" page on our website. We may charge an administration fee in line with data protection laws.

9.2 For information about your rights under UK data protection laws, see the website of the UK Information Commissioner's Office.

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