Privacy Policy

Smith Jones Solicitors Ltd (“the company”) is committed to protecting and respecting your privacy. Our Privacy Policy details how we use any personal information you provide to us and the procedures we have in place to safeguard your data.

Smith Jones Solicitors are registered under the Data Protection Act 1998 (the “Act”) ICO Registration Reference: Z1906240.

The Privacy Policy may be amended periodically without notice to you. The most recent terms will apply to you, from the date of the change, in relation to your use of the Site and continued use of the Site will imply that you agree to any such changes.

By using the Site you agree to Smith Jones Solicitors Ltd using your data as set out in the Privacy Policy. Any pages collecting personal data from you will have a link to this Privacy policy.

By using the Smith Jones Solicitors Ltd website (The “Site”) you agree that the company may hold and use the personal information which you supply to us in accordance with this Privacy Policy.

The company will use the personal information to supply such services/documents to you, to contact you as required (including use in the establishment/maintenance of our client contact/marketing databases) and, if appropriate, to arrange payments to/from you.

The personal information may be disclosed where disclosure is reasonably required for our business purposes. For example as part of a reconstruction, amalgamation or the sale of the whole or a substantial part of our business undertaking.

If you provide any information about your racial or ethnic origin, your political opinions or associations, religious beliefs, trade union association, medical conditions, sexual life, the commission or alleged commission by you of any offence, the disposal of such proceedings; you consent to our processing that information for the purposes described above.

We may use demographic information to help improve overall user experience.

Any personal information sent in respect of employment opportunities will be used for administration and management purposes and statistical analysis. If your application is unsuccessful we will hold your information for a reasonable period in accordance with legal requirements. We may also contact you if other job opportunities arise in the future which we feel may be suitable for you.

Overview

Under the Data protection Act 1988 you have a right to request a copy of the information that we hold on you, for which we may make a small administration charge, and to correct any inaccuracies.

You can choose to limit the collection or use of your personal data or if you believe that any data held about you is incorrect or incomplete you should provide us with the correct information so that we can amend the details. This can be done at any time by writing to: Data Controller, Smith Jones Solicitors Ltd, Towneley House, Kingsway, Burnley, BB11 1BJ.

The Site may contain links that enables users to visit other third party sites. As Smith Jones Solicitors Ltd does not have control over third party sites the company cannot be responsible for the protection and privacy of information a user provides to these third party sites. Users should check the Privacy Statements on individual third party sites.

 

Cookies policy (information our website collects from you)

What is a cookie?
Cookies are used to improve your experience on the web by e.g. remembering your passwords, enabling you to set the size of text, or making it easy to add items to a shopping cart. Analytics cookies which track your behaviour across a site without identifying you in anyway are collected to help website owners understand what works well on the site and what could be improved.

Cookies are small text files that are stored on the hard drive of your computer / device so that when you visit a site again it remembers whether you have been there before and what your preferences were. Some cookies are only temporary and are deleted at the point you close your browser. Other cookies are stored for longer. Some cookies are designed to track your behaviour and remember what you have been searching for or looking at online in order to be able to tailor specific content to you when you visit the site again. The International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) has produced a guide for website owners (ICC UK Cookie guide) about the use of cookies and this site adheres to the guidance provided by them.

Types of Cookie? as defined by the ICC Cookie guide

Category 1: strictly necessary cookies:
These cookies are essential in order to enable you to move around the website and use its features, such as accessing secure areas of the website. 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 website, 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 website works. By using our website you agree that we can place these types of cookies on your device.

Category 3: functionality cookies
These cookies allow the website 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 website 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 watching a video or commenting on a blog. The information these cookies collect may be anonymised and they cannot track your browsing activity on other websites. By using our website you agree that we can place these types of cookies on your device.

Category 4: targeting cookies or advertising cookies:
These cookies are used to deliver adverts more relevant to you and your interests. They are also used to limit the number of times you see an advertisement as well as help measure the effectiveness of the advertising campaign. They are usually placed by advertising networks with the website operator’s permission. They remember that you have visited a website and this information is shared with other organisations such as advertisers. Quite often targeting or advertising cookies will be linked to site functionality provided by the other organisation.

How we use cookies?
We only use cookies that enable us to improve your experience using our site or that provide services which you have directly requested (such as logging in to our secure area). We collect anonymous site usage statistics using cookies through Google Analytics which do not identify who you are. These statistics are aggregated so that we can look at ways of improving our website and how it works.

Third party cookies?
We may use ShareThis functionality on our site to help you pass on useful information to your colleagues or friends. You can find out about their privacy policy and opting out of it here: http://sharethis.com/privacy . The cookies set by third party sites when using sharing functionality (such as Facebook and Twitter) are not within our control and we take your choice to use this functionality as an agreement for these cookies to be placed on your device.

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__stid            Share this cookie                                                                365 Days                   3

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__nam           Share this cookie                                                                275 Days                   3

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How can I prevent cookies from being set?
You can edit the preferences within your browser to prevent cookies being set. For help on doing this visit the help or tools section of your browser software. Note that if you do this it may limit the functionality of the website and you may not have access to the full features of the site.

Opting out of ShareThis cookies: http://sharethis.com/privacy

How can I remove cookies from my device?
The method for removing cookies depends on which browser you are using. A useful starting point for this is either to search online for “How to remove cookies from [insert your browser] …” and insert your browser or you can take a look at: http://www.wikihow.com/Clear-Your-Browser’s-Cookies

For more information on how your data will be shared you can view our Data Protection Notice here.