Data Privacy Policy

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.

Privacy Policy

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.

Data Controller

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.

Cookies

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/

Collection of general data and information

In operating our Website we may collect and process the following data about you:

  • Details of your visits to our Website and the resources that you access including, but not limited to, traffic data, location data, weblog statistics, Google analytics, Google AdWords and other communication data.
  • Information that you provide by filling in forms on our Website, such as when you contact us via the ‘contact us’ page.
  • Information provided to us when you communicate with us for any reason.

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.

Your rights in relation to your data

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:-

  1. ask us if we are processing data relating to you:
  2. ask for copies of the information we hold;
  3. ask us to correct any inaccurate information held about you;
  4. ask us to delete any information held about you;
  5. ask us not to process your information;
  6. ask us to send copies of your data to a third party;
  7. ask us not to process your data;
  8. ask us not to use your data for the purposes of automated processing;
  9. withdraw your consent to us processing your data

If you require further details, have any questions or wish to exercise one of the above rights, please contact Oliver Kew.

Basis for the processing

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:-

  1. You have consented to the processing;
  2. The processing is necessary for the performance of a contract or in order to take steps to enter into the contract;
  3. The processing is necessary for compliance with a legal obligation to which the Hewetts is subject;
  4. The processing is necessary for the protection of your or someone else’s vital interests; or
  5. The processing is necessary for the performance of a task carried out in the public interest or exercise of official authority; or
  6. The processing is necessary for the purposes of legitimate interests of the Company or a third party, except where those interests are overridden by the interests of fundamental rights and freedoms of the data subject.

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.

Storage and Retention of data

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.

Disclosing your information

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.

 

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