This website is the property of Hewetts Law Limited and Hewetts Family Law Limited (together and separately ‘Hewetts’, ‘us’, or ‘we’). We take the privacy or our clients, prospective clients and visitors to this website very seriously and want to be transparent in how we use your data.
Thank you for your interest in Hewetts. This policy covers all data that is shared with us directly or indirectly via our website or e-mail and explains what happens to any such personal data that you share with us, or that we collect from you. Broadly speaking, the term ‘personal data’ refers to any information that can identify you such as your name and contact details etc.
If you have any questions about our approach to data protection of this policy, please contact our data controller, Oliver Kew, who can be contacted via the enquiries section of the website or 0118 957 5337.
On occasion, we may gather information about your computer for our services.
Such information will not identify you personally, it is statistical data about visitors to our website and their use of our site. This statistical data does not identify any personal details whatsoever. It is used by us to analyse how visitors interact with the Website so that we can continue to develop and improve this Website.
We may gather information about your general Internet use by using a cookie file that is downloaded to your computer. Where used, these cookies are downloaded to your computer automatically. This cookie file is stored on the hard drive of your computer as cookies contain information that is transferred to your computer’s hard drive. They help us to improve our Website and the service that we provide to you.
All computers have the ability to decline cookies. This can be done by activating the setting on your browser which enables you to decline the cookies. Please note that should you choose to decline cookies, you may be unable to access particular areas of our Website.
For more information on cookies you can read the guidance at All About Cookies and http://cookiestatement.eu/
In operating our Website we may collect and process the following data about you:
This information is stored in the server log files and is used to deliver the content of our website correctly, optimise it’s content, ensure the long-term viability of our IT systems and website technology, and provide law enforcement authorities with the information necessary for criminal prosecution in case of a cyber-attack.
Under current data protection legislation, you have various rights to access and, in certain circumstances, control the information that we hold about you. In summary, you may:-
If you require further details, have any questions or wish to exercise one of the above rights, please contact Oliver Kew.
The information that we collect and store relating to you is only used to enable us to provide our services to you and to keep you informed about Hewetts.
We will only process your data if one of the following grounds applies:-
If any sensitive personal information is processed, we will also identify a lawful special condition for processing that information in accordance with data protection legislation.
Data that is provided to us is stored on our secure servers.
The transmission of information via the internet is not completely secure and therefore we cannot guarantee the security of data sent to us electronically and the transmission of such data is entirely at your own risk.
The criteria used to determine the period of storage of personal data is the respective statutory retention period. After expiration of that period, the corresponding data is routinely deleted, as long as it is no longer necessary for the fulfilment of the contract or the initiation of a contract.
We will only disclose your personal information to third parties for one of the reasons listed under “Basis for the Processing” above.
Third parties includes but is not limited to other solicitors, barristers, accountants, mortgage lenders, government bodies, individuals, the other side, medical professionals, regulating bodies, insurers, law enforcement agencies.