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Privacy Statement and Cookies

SCOTT-LAW LTD collects and uses information for a variety of purposes about its customers and other individuals with whom it comes into contact (including through its website). Some of this information will be ‘personal data’ (the meaning of ‘personal data’ is explained in the ‘Definitions’ section of this Policy). This Policy explains what information SCOTT-LAW LTD collects and what it uses that information for. If you have any questions about this Policy or about how SCOTT-LAW LTD collects and uses information you can contact Scott-Law’s Operations Manager.

In the rest of this Policy any reference to “we”, “our” or “us” means SCOTT-LAW LTD and any legal entity that takes on its rights and/or obligations in the future. In the rest of this Policy any reference to “you” means the individual person in relation to whom we hold personal information.

Legal background

The Data Protection Act 1998 (“the Act”) places a number of obligations on us in relation to the way in which personal information is collected, used and disclosed.

Objective

This Policy explains what we do to comply with our obligations under the Act, including by ensuring that we collect and use information fairly, store it safely and do not disclose it to any other person unlawfully.

Definitions

Various terms are used in this Policy which have specific meanings. These include:

The meanings of these terms are set out below:

“Personal data”: this means information about a living individual which can be identified from that information or from that information and other information held by us and can include an opinion about an individual or any indication as to our intentions in respect of an individual. The Act protects personal data which is held electronically and in some manual records;

“Processing”: this means obtaining, recording, organising, retrieving, using, disclosing and holding information, and “process” and “processed” have an equivalent meaning;

Scope

This Policy applies to all personal data collected and processed by us.

Legal requirements

Data Protection Principles

In collecting and using personal data, we must comply with the eight Data Protection Principles. These principles state that personal data MUST:

We must ensure that whenever we or any of our staff process or use any personal information that we follow these principles at all times.

Scott-Law’s use of cookies

Cookies are small text files. Many websites place cookies on your computer when you visit. Cookies are used to make websites work, or to make them work more efficiently, and to provide useful information to website operators. The following explains what cookies TLT uses on its website and why:

Cookie – Google analytics

Name – utma; utmb; utmc; utmz

Purpose – These cookies collect information about how visitors use our site. We use this information to prepare reports and improve the site. This information is anonymous. The information includes the number of visitors to the site, where visitors have come to the site from and the pages they visited.

Further information – You can read more about Google’s privacy policies here.

Many web browsers allow users to control most cookies through their browser settings. More information about cookies, including details on viewing what cookies have been set and how to delete them is available at: http://www.allaboutcookies.org.

You can opt out of being tracked by Google Analytics across all websites at http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout

Our responsibilities

We maintain personal data in secure conditions and process and disclose personal data only within the terms of our notification to the Information Commissioner.

Where personal data is collected, we will ensure that we:

How we use your personal data

We may do any of the following with your personal data:

Third party websites

This Policy covers personal data we collect about you, including through our website at http://www.theofficeexperts.co.uk and http://scott-law.co.uk . Other websites accessible through links on our website are not covered by this Policy and may not protect your personal data in the same way that we do. You should ensure that you have read and agree with the privacy policy of any website you visit by clicking a link on this website before continuing to use it.

Further information

Any questions or concerns about the interpretation or operation of this Policy should be referred to the Operations Manager, James Mullins.