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Privacy Policy

We value your privacy. To help safeguard your privacy, we provide this Privacy Statement to explain our online information policies and the options you have regarding the collection and processing of your information.

This Privacy Statement governs the collection and use of information by Lawyers-UK, LLC.

Lawyers-UK, whose registered office is at 15-17 Pitgaveny St, Lossiemouth, Morayshire IV31 6NT, United Kingdom, is the Controller for the purposes of processing your personal data set forth below.

What personally identifiable information is gathered about you?

Lawyers-UK provides a variety of services, like our search functionality, that do not require you to create an account or give us with any personal information. We may gather the following categories of information in order to deliver our complete range of services:

1.1 The data you supply us with

Lawyers-UK will gather personal data about you when you subscribe to lawyers-uk.org or other Lawyers-UK services or campaigns that require registration. The primary categories of data gathered include your name, the name of your firm/company, your email address, your phone number, your state (if you are located in the United Kingdom), your nation, and your city, as well as the content of the message you submit with your request.

When you submit an email or other communication to Lawyers-UK, the contents of your message and our response are collected.

You may also send payment information to us for particular goods or services, which will be encrypted and securely kept on our computers.

1.2 Logging Data

When you use Lawyers-UK services, our servers automatically log the information sent by your browser everytime you visit our website. The following kinds of data are collected: web request, request date and time, IP address, browser type, and browser language.

Additionally, Lawyers-UK employs cookies and other tracking technology. More information on this may be found in our Cookie Policy.

Lawyers-UK incorporates links into its website in a way that enables it to track which links have been followed.

1.3 Additional information gathered about you

Attorneys-UK invites nominations, as well as votes and criticism, for inclusion in its directory of prominent lawyers, expert referrals, and other service providers.

Nominations on the website: third parties will send your personal data to Lawyers-UK (clients, lawyers, marketing teams, other references). The following data is gathered about you: your name, gender, firm suffix, specialisation, firm name, address, country, city, state (if situated in the United Kingdom), zip code, fax number, and email address. Additionally, the individual who nominates you may convey your firm’s phone number, your phone number, and a link to your firm’s website.

If you nominate a lawyer, Lawyers-UK will also gather your personal information. The primary categories of data gathered are your name, the name of your firm, your complete address, your position/title, and your email address. You may also provide a link to your company/website, firm’s your phone number, and how you were acquainted with the candidate (“I’m a lawyer”/”I work in a legal firm” / “I’m an outside publicity consultant” / “I’m a client” / “Other” with a description if you pick “Other”).

Lawyers-associated UK’s websites include the following: Lawyers-UK provides services in conjunction with the operation of other websites. Personal information that you provide to these websites may be shared with Lawyers-UK for the purposes set out below. If you would like to learn more about the personal data you may share on these websites, please review their Privacy Policies.

Personal information is processed by Lawyers-UK only for the purposes for which it was obtained. We examine our data collection, storage, and processing methods on a regular basis to ensure that we are only collecting, storing, and processing personal information that is necessary to offer or enhance our services.

Personal Information Options

When you register for a service that needs registration, we will request personal information from you. If we use this information for a reason other than the one for which it was gathered, we will get your consent prior to doing so.

If we plan to use personal information for reasons other than those specified in this Policy and/or in special service notices, we will provide you with an appropriate mechanism to opt out of such use. Unless we get your explicit consent, we will not collect or use sensitive information for reasons other than those mentioned in this Policy and/or in the individual service notices.

You may opt out of providing personal information for any of our services; but, Lawyers-UK may be unable to deliver those services to you. Additionally, lawyers may opt out of Lawyers-UK and Lawyer Directory. To have your information deleted from our database, send an email to [email protected]

Who will receive your data?

Your data will be used by authorised Lawyers-UK workers in order to carry out the above-mentioned activities.

Additionally, Lawyers-UK sends your data to the following kinds of approved Processors:

  • Lawyers-UK may share your information with regional and worldwide media partners in order to publicise the Lawyers-UK rankings.
  • Lawyers-UK may share your information with publishing partners in order to publish our Lawyers-UK rankings in a Lawyers-UK magazine or book.
  • Lawyers-UK may share information about you if forced to do so by applicable law or in order to comply with a court order or a public authority order.

Any disclosure to EU residents will be made in line with relevant data protection regulations, including the General Data Protection Regulation (Regulation (EU) 2016/679), to ensure that Lawyers-UK offers an acceptable degree of protection for your personal data. Lawyers-UK collaborates with a number of European media outlets (including Handelsblatt and Les Echos) to raise awareness of the Lawyers-UK awards among a targeted audience. Please contact Katie Morgan (Public Relations Manager) at [email protected] for further information on our media partners.

Safety

Lawyers-UK will take suitable technological and organisational means to guarantee an adequate degree of security in light of the risk and to safeguard your personal data against unauthorised access, disclosure, modification, or destruction.

Lawyers-UK will make every commercially reasonable effort to keep updates to Lawyers’, Experts’, and Service Providers’ Bio Pages current, provided the request is in writing and signed by the Lawyer, Expert, or Service Provider, or his or her company contact.

Lawyers-UK makes a good faith attempt to give you with access to your personal information and to either rectify it if it is wrong or to delete it upon your request if it is not necessary to be maintained by law or for legitimate business purposes.

We require individual clients to discover themselves and the requested information to be accessed, corrected, or removed prior to processing such requests, and we reserve the right to decline to refers to users that are excessively repetitive or structured, require disproportionally technical effort, jeopardise the privacy of others, and would be extremely unsuitable to process (for example, requests concerning backup tape information), or for which access is not otherwise required.

In all cases when we give information access and rectification, we do it without charge, unless doing so would involve an undue amount of work. Certain of our services require users to follow certain processes for accessing, correcting, or deleting their personal information. We outline these methods in full in the Privacy Policies or FAQs associated with each of these services.

Residents of the European Union should refer to Article 6 for information on their rights under the General Data Protection Regulation (Regulation (EU) 2016/679) (“GDPR”).

For inhabitants of the European Union alone

Additionally to the foregoing, please find information below that is relevant solely to inhabitants of the European Union under applicable data protection law, most notably the General Data Protection Regulation (“GDPR”).

6.1 Which rights do you have?

You have a variety of rights in relation to your personal data under relevant European data protection law, most notably the General Data Protection Regulation (“GDPR”). These are the following rights:

  • Right of Access — You have the right to request access to the personal information that Lawyers-UK maintains on you. We may require particular information about you in response to a request in order to verify your identity and right of access, as well as to search for and give you any personal information Lawyers-UK maintains on you. If we are unable to give you with access to your personal information for whatever reason (for example, because it has been deleted, erased, or rendered anonymous), we will advise you of the reason.
  • Personal Information Correction or Deletion — Lawyers-UK strives to keep personal information in its possession accurate, current, and complete. If you believe that the personal information Lawyers-UK maintains on you is incorrect, inexact, incomplete, or out of date, you may request that the information be revised or corrected. We will update personal information if it is discovered to be erroneous, incomplete, or out of date.
  • Withdrawal of Permission — If you have consented to the processing of personal data, you have the right to withdraw that consent at any time, which will have no effect on the lawfulness of the processing conducted prior to the withdrawal of your consent.
  • Objection to Processing — Under Data Protection law, you have the right to object to the processing of your personal data, including profiling, on grounds relevant to your individual circumstances. When profiling is associated with direct marketing, you always have the right to object.
  • Limitation of Processing — Under certain circumstances, as specified by data protection law, you have the right to demand from us a restriction of processing.
  • Right to Data Portability – When we handle your personal data with your consent or according to a contract, you have the right to obtain it in a structured, generally used, and machine-readable format. Additionally, you have the right to request that we transfer it to another data controller of your choosing.
  • Complaints — If you consider that Lawyers-UK has not complied with the GDPR’s regulations regarding your personal data, you have the right to make a complaint with the Data Protection Authority in the country where you live or work.

To exercise any of your rights, please write an email to [email protected]

6.2 How long will your personally identifiable information be retained?

We will preserve your personal information in an identifiable format for as long as necessary to fulfil the objectives indicated in this privacy statement or as later allowed. We may continue to process your personal information for longer periods of time, but only if and to the extent that such processing is reasonably necessary for the purposes of public interest archiving, journalism, literature and art, scientific or historical research, and statistical analysis, and is subject to the protection of this Privacy Policy. When we no longer have a legitimate business reason to process ones personal details, we will either remove or anonymize it; if this is not possible (for example, if your private information is stored in backup archives), we will securely store it and isolate from any more processing until deletion is possible.

Enforceability

Lawyers-UK monitors its compliance with this Policy on a quarterly basis. Please feel free to contact us with any questions or concerns about this Policy or Lawyers-handling UK’s of personal information using this web site’s contact form or by writing to us at Privacy Matters,

Lawyers-policy UK’s is to contact the complaining user on his or her issues when we receive official written complaints at this address.

We shall work with applicable regulatory authorities, including local data protection authorities, to settle any concerns about personal data transfers that cannot be resolved between Lawyers-UK and an individual.

Do Not Disclose My Personal Information

You have the right to choose whether or not your personal information is sold. This implies that your personal information will not be shared with any third parties for the purpose of publishing (including coverage in local magazines and newspapers). We do not sell any personal information to firms that engage in interest-based advertising. For further information, please contact us at [email protected]

Signals indicating “Do Not Track”

Do Not Track is a privacy setting that web browsers allow users to select. When a user activates the Do Not Track signal, the browser notifies websites to refrain from tracking the user. Visit www.allaboutdnt.org for more information about Do Not Track. We are not currently responding to Do Not Track browser settings or signals.

Modifications to this Policy

Please be aware that this Privacy Statement may be updated from time to time. Any modifications to the Policy will be posted on this page, and if the changes are important, we will offer a more prominent notice (including, for certain services, email notification of Policy changes). Each version of this Privacy Statement will be recognised at the top of the page by its effective date, and we will also maintain an archive of past versions for your inspection.