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Privacy & Cookies

This policy was updated on 9th May 2012.  Any changes we make to this policy in the future will be posted on this page.

Waterfront Solicitors is committed to protecting and respecting your privacy.  This policy describes how we use any personal information you provide to us and any other information we collect about you.

If you have any questions or comments about this policy or about the way in which we use your information, please feel free to contact us.

What information do we collect?

Personal Information

The only personal information that we collect is the personal information that you give us when you complete a form on our website or when you contact us.

If you have also provided us with personal information about any other person, you confirm that he/she consents to our use of of his/her personal data and that you have informed him/her of our identity and provided him/her with a copy of this this policy.

Other information collected automatically

In addition to the information that you may provide to us, we (and our external web hosting service provider) may also collect details of your visits to the website and the resources that you access, however, such information does not identify you as an individual.

We may collect information about your mobile phone, computer or other device from which you access our website including, where available, your IP address, operating system and browser type, for systems administration. This is statistical data about our users’ browsing actions and patterns, and does not identify any individual. We may, however, use such information in conjunction with the data we have about you in order to track your usage of our services.

Cookies

Our website uses cookies - small files stored by your browser that allow it to recognise you as a user and store your preferred settings. Cookies are widely used to make websites function efficiently. Details of all the cookies used by our website are set out at the bottom of this page.

You may refuse to accept cookies by activating the setting on your browser which allows you to refuse the setting of cookies, however, this may lead to loss of some of the functionality of our website.  Unless you have adjusted your browser setting so that it will refuse cookies, our system will issue cookies when you log in to our website.

How do we use your information?

We use your information:

  • to try to ensure that content from our website is presented in the most effective manner for you and your device;
  • to provide you with information and/or services that you request from us or which we think may interest you;
  • to respond to any communication received from you;
  • to carry out our obligations arising from any contracts entered into between you and us;
  • to notify you about changes to our services.

Do we disclose your information to anyone else?

We will NEVER sell your information or pass it to any third party for marketing purposes or for any other purpose unconnected with our business.

The only circumstances under which we would ever disclose your information to a third party are:

  • if we are under a duty to disclose or share your personal data in order to comply with any legal obligation or to protect or enforce our own or another person’s rights;
  • in the event that we enter negotiations to merge with or sell our business to a third party, in which case your information may be shared with that third party either before or after the merger or sale; or
  • where third party subcontractors do work for us, in which case they are only allowed to use your information to do that work for us and not for any other purpose.

What are your rights?

You have the right to ask us not to process your personal data for marketing purposes.

You can do this by: selecting the opt-out option when you provide your information via a web form, selecting the opt-out option in any email that we send to you, or notifying us by email or in writing that you do not wish to receive marketing information from us.

You have the right to request a copy of the information that we hold about you.  Any request may be subject to a reasonable administrative fee to meet our costs in providing you with details of the information we hold about you.

You are entitled to have any inaccuracies in your personal information corrected.

Please contact us if you would like us to take any action in respect of the rights set out above.

THE COOKIES WE USE

Site Functionality

The following cookies are set by Waterfront Solicitors and enable the functionality of our website, including the ‘captcha’ codes on our enquiry forms.

Name: is_returning

Typical content: randomly generated number

Expires: 5 Years


Name: waterfront

Typical content: randomly generated number

Expires: 25 Years

Google Analytics

The following cookies are set by Google Analytics.  This helps us to work out how visitors have arrived at our website and which parts of our website are of most interest to visitors.  We use this information to help us work out what amended and additional content to include on our website and blog and to plan our marketing and social media activities.

Name: _utma

Typical content: randomly generated number

Expires: 2 years

 

Name: _utmb

Typical content: randomly generated number

Expires: 30 minutes

 

Name: _utmc

Typical content: randomly generated number

Expires: when user exits browser

 

Name: _utmz

Typical content: randomly generated number + info on how the site was reached (e.g. directly or via a link, organic search or paid search)

Expires: 6 months

For more information about Google Analytics, please go to Google Analytics website.

Social Media

Our website contains links to third party websites such as LinkedIn, Twitter and other social media.  If you click on any of these links, the third party website may set one or more cookies.  We have no control over the setting or use of such cookies and you should refer to the privacy and cookies policies of the relevant social media site(s) for information on which cookies they set and how they are used.