Protecting your personal details on this blog.
Last updated: 12 November 2016
The Blog is brought to you by Cohen Davis Solicitors. Cohen Davis Solicitors believes it is important to protect your Personal Data (as defined in the Data Protection Act 1998) and we are committed to giving you a personalised service that meets your needs in a way that also protects your privacy. This policy explains how we may collect Personal Data about you. It also explains some of the security measures we take to protect your Personal Data, and tells you certain things we will do and not do. You should read this policy in conjunction with the Blog Terms.
Some of the Personal Data we hold about you may be ‘sensitive personal data’ within the meaning of the Data Protection Act 1998.
1. COLLECTING INFORMATION
We may collect Personal Data about you when you contact us with an enquiry or in response to a communication from us, in which case, this may tell us something about how you use our services.
2. USING YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION
2.1 Personal Data about our customers is an important part of our business and we shall only use your Personal Data for the following purposes and shall not keep such Personal Data longer than is necessary to fulfil these purposes:
2.1.1 To help us to identify you when you contact us.
2.1.2 To help us to identify services which you could have from us.
2.1.3 To allow us to contact you, about services offered by us.
2.1.4 We may monitor and record communications with you (including phone conversations and emails) for quality assurance, notes taking and compliance.
2.3 We may allow other people and organisations to use Personal Data we hold about you in the following circumstances:
2.3.1 If we are obliged by law to do so. This will be highly unusual.
3. PROTECTING INFORMATION
We have strict security measures to protect Personal Data. We maintain physical, electronic and procedural safeguards in connection with the collection, storage and disclosure of personally identifiable customer information. Our security procedures mean that we may occasionally request proof of identity before we disclose personal information to you.
4. THE INTERNET
4.1 If you communicate with us using the internet, we may occasionally email you about our services and products. When you first give us Personal Data through the Blog, we will normally give you the opportunity to say whether you would prefer us not to contact you by email. You can also always send us an email (at the address set out below) at any time if you change your mind.
4.2 Please remember that communications over the internet, such as emails and webmails (messages sent through a Blog), are not secure unless they have been encrypted. Your communications may go through a number of countries before they are delivered – this is the nature of the internet. We cannot accept responsibility for any unauthorised access or loss of Personal Data that is beyond our control.
When we provide services, we want to make them easy, useful and reliable. This sometimes involves placing small amounts of information on your computer. These are called ‘cookies’.
These cookies cannot be used to identify you personally and are used to improve services for you, for example through:
- Letting you navigate between pages efficiently
- Enabling a service to recognise your computer so you don’t have to give the same information during one task
- Recognising that you have already given a username and password so you don’t need to enter it for every web page requested
- Measuring how many people are using services, so they can be made easier to use and that there is enough capacity to ensure they are fast
To learn more about cookies, see:
Users typically have the opportunity to set their browser to accept all or some cookies, to notify them when a cookie is issued, or not to receive cookies at any time. The last of these options, of course, means that personalised services cannot be provided and the user may not be able to take full advantage of all of a Blog’s features. Refer to your browser’s Help section for specific guidance on how it allows you to manage cookies and how you may delete cookies you wish to remove from your computer.
Multiple cookies may be found in a single file depending on which browser you use.
The cookies used on this Blog have been categorised based on the categories found in the ICC UK Cookie guide, as follows:
Category 1: strictly necessary cookies
These cookies are essential in order to enable you to move around the Blog and use its features, such as accessing secure areas of the Blog. Without these cookies services you have asked for, like shopping baskets or e-billing, cannot be provided.
Category 2: performance cookies
These cookies collect information about how visitors use a Blog, for instance which pages visitors go to most often, and if they get error messages from web pages. These cookies don’t collect information that identifies a visitor. All information these cookies collect is aggregated and therefore anonymous. It is only used to improve how a Blog works.
Category 3: functionality cookies
These cookies allow the Blog to remember choices you make (such as your user name, language or the region you are in) and provide enhanced, more personal features. For instance, a Blog may be able to provide you with local weather reports or traffic news by storing in a cookie the region in which you are currently located. These cookies can also be used to remember changes you have made to text size, fonts and other parts of web pages that you can customise. They may also be used to provide services you have asked for such as a live chat session. The information these cookies collect may be anonymised and they cannot track your browsing activity on other Blogs.
By using this Blog, you agree that we can place these types of cookies on your device.
6.1 The Blog may include third-party advertising and links to other websites. We do not provide any personally identifiable customer Personal Data to these advertisers or third-party websites.
6.3 We exclude all liability for loss that you may incur when using these third party websites.
7. FURTHER INFORMATION