and practices regarding your personal data and how we will treat it.
For the purpose of the Data Protection Act 1998 (the "Act"), the data controller is Burges Salmon LLP of One Glass Wharf, Bristol BS2 0ZX with registration number Z4563265.
1 INFORMATION WE MAY COLLECT FROM YOU
1.1 We may collect your personal information through various means, including via our Site, through email or other electronic correspondence, by telephone, and by direct contact (for example, at client events, law fairs, or other meetings).
1.2 We may collect and process the following data about you:
(a) Details of your visit to our Site including, but not
(i) Traffic data
(ii) Location data and other communication data
(iii) The resources that you access:
(b) Information that you provide when you make an enquiry
with us. This information may include your:
(i) Name and Contact Details (such as your address, telephone number, and email address)
(ii) Any messages or content you submit or choose to provide.
(c) Information that you provide as a job applicant
through our on-line job application facility. This may include your:
(i) Name and Contact Details (such as your address, telephone number, and email
(ii) Job application
(iv) Covering letter
(vi) Equality monitoring information.
1.3 We may also ask you for information when you report a
problem with our Site.
1.4 Providing personal information to us is optional,
except where we are required by law to collect personal data (for example, to
comply with money laundering regulations) in which case the provision of
personal data is mandatory. We may not be able to provide the services you
request where you fail to provide us with such required information.
you contact us, we may keep a record of that correspondence.
2 HOW WE WILL
USE THE INFORMATION WE COLLECT ABOUT YOU
2.1 We use information held about
you in the following ways:
(a) If you are a visitor of our Site and you have
accepted the relevant cookies, we may use this information for website analytic
purposes. The information we collect from cookies will be processed in
anonymised, aggregated form.
(b) If you are submitting your details to
receive publications, the information is used to send you the publications that
you have requested. We may also use it to send you other legal briefings or
information about us and the services we offer. We may share your information
with carefully selected third party service providers that help us to market our
(c) Information you provide to us, including personal information
such as name and contact details, may be stored and processed on our systems.
This may include:
(i) Using your name to search our internal systems for
(ii) Searching publically available records, such as the
bankruptcy and insolvency register.
(iii) Sharing your information with
carefully selected third party service providers and other organisations who
provide support services to us (such as Know Your Client screening providers,
printers, mailing house, web host, data management, and promotional services) or
that help us to market our services. We provide these companies with the
information needed for them to perform their functions.
(d) If you are a job
applicant using the Careers section of the Site, we ask you to register with our
on-line job application facility, provided by a carefully selected third party
service provider. The information provided to us through this service will be
used to process your job application and for general recruitment and selection
purposes. It may also be included in management information used to monitor
recruitment initiatives and equal opportunity policies.
(e) If you are an
ex-employee of Burges Salmon and you are submitting your details for the purpose
of the alumni programme, the information may be used to send you information
about the programme, relevant events and other publications that we think may be
of interest to you.
3 DISCLOSURE OF YOUR INFORMATION
3.1 As detailed in
this Policy, we may share your personal information with carefully selected
third party service providers and other organisations that provide support
services to us or help us to market our services.
3.2 We may also disclose
your personal information to third parties:
(a) In the event that we sell or
buy any business or assets, in which case we may disclose your personal data to
the prospective seller or buyer of such business or assets.
(b) If Burges
Salmon LLP or substantially all of its assets are acquired by a third party, in
which case personal data held by it about its customers and web site users will
be one of the transferred assets.
(c) If we are under a duty to disclose or
share your personal data in order to comply with any legal obligation, or in
the rights, property, or safety of Burges Salmon LLP, our clients, or others.
4 PROTECTING YOUR INFORMATION
4.1 We will use all reasonable efforts to
safeguard your personal data. We have put in place strict procedures and
security features to try to prevent unauthorised or unlawful access to your
information, and to protect against accidental loss, damage, or destruction.
4.2 We have put in place confidentiality clauses or confidentiality agreements
(including data protection obligations) with our third party service providers.
4.3 Transmission of data
4.4 The transmission of information via the internet
is not completely secure. Although we will do our best to protect your personal
data, we cannot guarantee the security of your data transmitted to our Site via
the Internet. Any transmission is at your own risk.
4.5 Overseas Transfers
4.6 The information you provide may be transferred to countries outside the
European Economic Area (EEA), including the USA, that do not have similar
protections in place regarding your data and restrictions on its use as set out
in this Policy. However, we will take steps to ensure adequate protections are
in place to ensure the security of your information. By submitting your
information you consent to these transfers for the purposes as set out in this
5 MARKETING PURPOSES
5.1 You have the right to ask us not to
process your personal data for marketing purposes. We will usually inform you if
we intend to use your data for such purposes or if we intend to disclose your
information to any third party for such purposes.
5.2 You can exercise your
right to prevent such processing by checking or not checking (as the case may
be) certain boxes on the forms we use to collect your data.
5.3 You can also
exercise your right not to receive any marketing materials from us at any time
by contacting us at email@example.com.
6.1 Our Site
tablet or phone when you visit a website. These cookies allow us to distinguish
you from other users of our Site. This helps us to provide you with a good
experience when you browse our Site and also allows us to improve our Site.
6.2 There are two main types of cookies:
(a) Session cookies: These are
deleted shortly after you finish browsing a website and are not stored on your
computer longer than this.
(b) Persistent cookies: These are stored on your
computer after you have finished using a website so that the website provider
can remember your preferences the next time you use it.
6.3 How do we use
6.4 The table below shows what cookies we use and why.
||Why do we use this cookie?
||To keep track of any information that is stored during a visit of
the Site. This cookie will only be created when it is needed and will
expire at the end of the session.
||This cookie stores the amount of visits, the time of the first
visit, the previous visit and the time of the current visit. The cookie
expires two years from setup or update.
||These cookies are used to check approximately how long you remain on
the Site (by storing when the visit starts and approximately when the
visit ends). The cookies expire thirty minutes after setup or update.
||This cookie is used to throttle request rate. It expires after ten
||This cookie stores where you have navigated from (for example, from
a Search Engine). The cookie expires six months from setup or update.
||This cookie is used to track the pages that you visit during a
single browsing session and the date/time that they were accessed. The
cookie expires when the browser is closed.
||This cookie is used to identify repeat visits from a single user.
||This cookie is used to help record your use of the Site. It is used
to collect statistics about Site usage, such as when you last visited
the Site. This cookie expires after one thousand days.
||This cookie is used to track the sequence of pages you looked at
during a visit to the Site. This information can be used to enable
future visitors to find relevant information more quickly.
||This cookie is used to determine if you have accepted or declined
cookies. This is only set if you use the Siteimprove Cookie Info Banner
||These cookies are used to facilitate the sharing of Burges Salmon
content via a range of social media and networking platforms. These
cookies expire after two years. More information can be found in the
6.6 Google stores cookies
whenever an embedded YouTube video is played. Details of these cookies have not
6.8 We use the Google AdWords Remarketing service to advertise
online. Using a Google AdWords tracking cookie, Google serves relevant Burges
Salmon ads to users based on their past visits to our website. Users can opt out
6.12 We provide users with the opportunity to
clicking "Decline" within the footer of the Site.
6.13 If you continue to
use the Site without indicating your preference, we will assume that you are
happy to receive all cookies from the Site.
6.14 Any cookies you accept can
be deleted from your computer. Most modern browsers also allow you to change
your cookie settings. These settings will typically be found in the 'options' or
'preferences' menu of your browser. For more information on cookies, please
visit All About Cookies.org
7 LINKS TO OTHER WEBSITES
7.1 The Site may,
from time to time, contain links to and from other websites, such as our partner
networks, advertisers and affiliates. If you follow a link to any of these
websites, please note that these websites have their own privacy policies and
that we do not accept any responsibility or liability for these policies. Please
check these policies before you submit any personal data to these websites.
ACCESS TO YOUR INFORMATION AND ENSURING ITS ACCURACY
8.1 You have the right
to request a copy of the personal data that we hold about you. If you would like
a copy of some or all of your personal data please contact us. Any request for a
copy of the personal data we hold about you may be subject to a small charge.
8.2 We want to ensure that your personal information is accurate and up to date.
If any of the information that you have provided to us changes, for example if
you change your email address or name, please contact us with the correct
details. You may ask us, or we may ask you, to correct information you or we
think is inaccurate, and you may also ask us to remove information which is
8.3 To contact us to request a copy of your personal information
or to make changes to the information we hold about you, please send an email
to: firstname.lastname@example.org or send a letter to: Data Protection Officer,
Burges Salmon LLP, One Glass Wharf, Bristol BS2 0ZX.
9 CHANGES TO OUR PRIVACY
AND COOKIES POLICY
9.1 We keep our Privacy and Cookies Policy under review.
If we change this Policy we will post the changes on this page, and place
notices on our Site, so that you may be aware of the information we collect and
how we use it. This Policy was last updated on 29 April 2016.
10.1 Questions, comments and requests regarding this Privacy and Cookies Policy
are welcomed and should be addressed to contact