Privacy Policy

Privacy Policy

Pritchetts Law (“We”) are committed to protecting and respecting your privacy.
 
This policy (together with our website Terms of Use and any other documents referred to on it) sets out the basis on which any personal data we collect from you, or that you provide to us via this website or the social media accounts that we operate, will be processed by us. Please read the following policy carefully to understand our views and practices regarding your personal data and how we will treat it.

 By visiting http://www.pritchettslaw.com (“our Site”) or the social media accounts that we operate, you are accepting and consenting to the practices described in this policy.
 
For the purpose of the Data Protection Act 1998 (the “Act”), the data controller is Pritchetts Law of The Moat, 1a Rosery Close, Westbury-on-Trym, Bristol, BS9 3HF.  We may be contacted at info mailto:info@pritchettslaw.com?subject=  or at +44 (0)117 307 0266.  

Pritchetts Law are registered with the UK Information Commissioner’s Officer under registration number Z2040809.  Our nominated representative for the purpose of the Act is our Compliance Officer for Legal Practice, Stephanie Pritchett.

Information we may collect from you

We may collect and process the following data about you:

 
  • Information you give us. This is information about you that you give us by filling in forms on our Site, via the social media accounts we operate or by corresponding with us by phone, e-mail or otherwise. It includes information you provide when you subscribe to our services, post material on our Site or via the social media accounts we operate, request or use our services, participate in discussion groups or social media functions on or connected to our site, enter a competition, promotion or survey, and when you report a problem with our site. The information you give us may include: your name; address; e-mail addresses; phone numbers; or other information for provision of our services.  It may, where relevant, also include personal details that you provide relating to actual or potential job applications.
  • Information we collect about you via our Site or via the social media accounts we operate. With regard to each of your visits to our Site or the social medial accounts that we operate, we may automatically collect the following information:
  • Technical information, including the Internet protocol (IP) address used to connect your computer to the Internet, your login information, browser type and version, time zone setting, browser plug-in types and versions, operating system and platform;
  • Information about your visit, including the full Uniform Resource Locators (URL), clickstream to, through and from our Site or the social media accounts we operate (including date and time), information you viewed or searched for, page interaction information (such as scrolling, clicks, mouse-overs and likes etc.) and any phone number used to call our customer service/ receptionist office number.
  • Information we receive about you from other sources. This is information that we receive about you if you use any of the other services we provide. In this case we will have informed you when we collected that data if we intend to use and share those data internally and/or to combine it with data collected on this Site or the social media accounts we operate. We will also have told you for what purpose we will share and combine your data generally. We work closely with third parties and may receive information about you from the following, by way of example only, where relevant and appropriate:
 
  • Other persons associated with you;
  • Current, past or prospective employers;
  • Education and training establishments and examining bodies;
  • Financial organisations and advisers;
  • The Police, the Inland Revenue; 
  • Employment and recruitment agencies;
  • Credit reference agencies, the Companies House Register and other identity checking agencies.
Please note that this is not an exhaustive list.  
Where possible we will notify you when we receive information about you from third parties and will inform you about the purposes for which we intend to use that information.
COOKIES  
Our Site and the social media accounts that we operate use cookies to distinguish you from other users. This helps us to provide you with a good experience when you browse our Site and the social media accounts that we operate and also allows us to improve these. For detailed information on the cookies that we use and the purposes for which we use them, please see our Cookie Policy.
 
USES MADE OF THE INFORMATION  
We use information held about you in the following ways:
 
  • Information you give to us. We will use this information:
  • To carry out our obligations arising from any contracts entered into between you and us and to provide you with the information and services that you request or receive from us;
  • To provide you with information about services we offer that are similar to those that you have already purchased, used or enquired about and about services offered by third parties which we feel may interest you;
  • To provide you with information about services we feel may interest you. If you are an existing consumer (as opposed to business) client or contact of ours, we will only contact you by electronic means ( for example, by e-mail or SMS) with information about services similar to those which were the subject of a previous sale or negotiations of a sale to you. If you are a new consumer (as opposed to business) customer or contact, we will contact you by electronic means only if you have consented to this. If you do not want us to use your data in this way, please let us know using the means indicated on the form on which we collect your data;
  • To notify you about changes to our services;
  • To ensure that content from our Site and the social media accounts that we operate is presented in the most effective manner for you and for your computer.
  • Information we collect about you via our site or the social media accounts we operate. We will use this information:
  • To administer our site and the social media accounts that we operate and for internal operations, including troubleshooting, data analysis, testing, research, statistical and survey purposes;
  • To improve our site and the social media accounts that we operate to ensure that content is presented in the most effective manner for you and for your computer;
  • To allow you to participate in interactive features of our service, when you choose to do so;
  • As part of our efforts to keep our Site and the social media accounts we operate safe and secure;
  • To measure or understand the effectiveness of advertising we serve to you and others, and to deliver relevant advertising to you;
  • To make suggestions and recommendations to you and other users of our Site and the social media accounts we operate, about goods or services that may interest you or them.
  • Information we receive from other sources. We will combine information you give to us and information we collect about you from other sources. We will use this combined information for the purposes set out above (depending on the types of information we receive).
All of our contractors, suppliers and staff (including volunteers, agents, temporary and casual workers) who have been permitted access by us to personal data must comply with the Data Protection Act 1998 and the terms of our Pritchetts Law Data Protection Policy in relation to the handling or processing of personal data. 
 
DISCLOSURE OF YOUR INFORMATION  
You agree that we have the right to share your personal information as required internally and also with selected third parties that we work with closely including, by way of example only, where relevant and appropriate:
 
  • Current, past or prospective employers;
  • Education and training establishments and examining bodies;
  • Financial organisations and advisers;
  • The Police, the Inland Revenue; School and Educational Establishments; 
  • Employment and recruitment agencies;
  • Business partners;
  • Our business partners,  suppliers and sub-contractors and providers of goods or services for the performance of any contract we enter into with them or you;
  • Sub-contractors in technical, payment and delivery services, advertising networks, analytics providers, search information providers;
  •  Analytics and search engine providers that assist us in the improvement and optimisation of our Site and the social media accounts that we operate;
  • Credit reference agencies for the purpose of assessing your credit score where this is a condition of us entering into a contract with you.
Please note this is not an exhaustive list.  
We will also disclose your personal information to third parties:
 
  • In the event that we sell or buy any business or assets, in which case we will disclose your personal data to the prospective seller or buyer of such business or assets.
  • If Pritchetts Law or substantially all of its assets are acquired by a third party, in which case, personal data held by it about its clients will be one of the transferred assets;
  • If we are under a duty to disclose or share your personal data in order to comply with any legal obligation, or in order to enforce or apply our website Terms of Use or our standard terms and conditions of business or other agreements; or to protect the rights, property, or safety of Pritchetts Law, our clients, or others. This includes exchanging information with other companies and organisations for the purposes of fraud protection and credit risk reduction.
WHERE WE STORE YOUR PERSONAL DATA  
The data that we collect from you will be transferred to, and stored at, a destination outside the European Economic Area (“EEA”). It may be processed by staff operating outside the EEA who work for us or for one of our suppliers (for example, call answering services, data back-up services, email provision services, customer record management services, newsletter providers or social media providers). This includes staff engaged in, among other things, the fulfilment of services for you, the processing of your payment details and the provision of support services. By submitting your personal data, you agree to this transfer, storing or processing. We will take all steps reasonably necessary to ensure that your data is treated securely and in accordance with this privacy policy and our internal staff Data Protection Policy.
 
All information you provide to us is stored on our secure servers. Where we have given you (or where you have chosen) a password which enables you to access certain parts of our Site or the social media accounts that we operate, you are responsible for keeping this password confidential. We ask you not to share a password with anyone.
 
Unfortunately, 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 or via the social media accounts that we operate; any transmission is at your own risk. Once we have received your information, we use strict procedures and security features to try to prevent unauthorised access.
 
YOUR RIGHTS  
You have the right to ask us not to process your personal data for marketing purposes. We will usually inform you (before collecting your data) if we intend to use your data for such purposes.  You can exercise your right to prevent such processing by letting us know using the means indicated on the form on which we collect your data.
You can also exercise the right at any time by contacting us by postal mail or by email using the details set out on our Contact Us page.
 
Our Site or the social media pages we operate may, from time to time, contain links to and from the websites of our partner networks, advertisers and affiliates. If you follow a link to any of these websites or use social media accounts, please note that these websites and social media accounts 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 those third party websites or social media accounts.
 
ACCESS TO INFORMATION  
The Act gives you the right to access information held about you. Your right of access can be exercised in accordance with the Act. Any access request may be subject to a fee of £10 to meet our costs in providing you with details of the information we hold about you.


 
CHANGES TO OUR WEBSITE PRIVACY POLICY
Any changes we may make to our website privacy policy in the future will be posted on this page and, where appropriate, notified to you by e-mail. Please check back frequently to see any updates or changes to our privacy policy.
 
CONTACT  
Questions, comments and requests regarding this privacy policy are welcomed and should be addressed to us by postal mail or by email using the details set out on our Contact Us page.

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