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Privacy and Cookies Policy for the Free Legal Advice Centre

Free Legal Advice Centre Limited ("we", "us" or "our") is committed to protecting and respecting your privacy. We own and operate the Free Legal Advice Centre website at www.freelegaladvicecentre.co.uk (the “Website”).

In this Privacy and Cookies Policy, references to “you” are to any person who submits data to us or the Website about him/herself or about any living individual in relation to use of the Website or the services that are available through the Website. When you use the Website or aspects of it, we may ask you to provide us with information about you. This Privacy and Cookies Policy sets out how we might use that information.

This Privacy and Cookies Policy (together with our Terms of Use and any other documents referred to in them) sets out the basis on which any personal data we collect from you, or that you provide to us, will be processed by us.  Please read this Privacy and Cookies Policy carefully to understand our views and practices regarding your personal data and how we will treat it.

We will only use your personal data in the manner set out in this Privacy and Cookies Policy. We will only use your personal data in a way that is fair to you. We will only collect personal data where it is necessary for us to do so and where it is relevant to our dealings with you. We will only keep your personal data for as long as it is relevant to the purpose for which it was collected or for as long as we are required to keep it by law.

For the purpose of the Data Protection Act 1998 (the “Act”), the data controller is Free Legal Advice Centre Limited, a company registered in England and Wales under company number 09092717 and with registered office at Peter House, Oxford Street, Manchester, M1 5AN.

  1. Information we may collect from you

We may collect and process the following data about you:

  • Information that you provide by filling in forms on the Website, including your name and email address. We may also ask you for information when you report a problem with the Website.
  • Information about how you use the Website and the services available through it.
  • If you contact us, we may keep a record of that correspondence.

You should only submit to us or the Website information which is accurate and not misleading. You should keep that information up-to-date and let us know if any of that information changes by emailing us at dez@mmadigital.co.uk. By submitting your or anyone else’s data to us or the Website, you must ensure that you have full authority and consent to supply us with that data on their behalf and you warrant to us that you have that authority.

The Website allows you to share information with other users by posting on the Website and connecting with other users. The information that you post may be visible to other users and may be publicly available, depending on your account settings. If there is any information that you do not want to be widely available, do not post it or otherwise submit it to the Website, or make sure your account settings are configured to provide you the privacy you would like to have.

In addition, some information that you submit to us or the Website may reveal certain characteristics about you, such as ethnicity, nationality and age. You acknowledge that you submit such information in full knowledge of the potential wider availability of that information to other users and, possibly, the general public.

  1. IP addresses

We may collect information about your computer, including where available your IP address, operating system and browser type, for system administration. This is statistical data about our users' browsing actions and patterns, and does not identify any individual.

  1. Cookies

The Website uses cookies. Cookies are tiny text files which identify your computer or device to our server as a unique user when you visit certain pages on the Website and they are stored by your Internet browser on your computer's or device’s hard drive. Cookies can be used to recognise your Internet Protocol address, saving you time while you are on the Website. 

We only use cookies for your convenience in using the Website and not for obtaining or using any other information about you (for example targeted advertising). Your browser can be set to not accept cookies, but this would restrict your use of the Website. 

Your browser can be set to not accept cookies, but this would restrict your use of the Website. 

If you want to find out more information about cookies, go to http://www.allaboutcookies.org or to find out about removing them from your browser, go to http://www.allaboutcookies.org/manage-cookies/index.html.

The Website uses the following cookies:


Name

Expiration date

Purpose

Google Analytics

No Expiry

To track visitor traffic to website

 

  1. Where we store your personal data

All information you provide to us is stored on our secure servers. We use industry standard security and firewalls on our servers.

We maintain physical, electronic and procedural safeguards in connection with the collection, storage and disclosure of your information. Our security procedures mean that we may occasionally request proof of identity before we disclose personal information to you.

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 the Website; any transmission is at your own risk. Once we have received your information, we will use strict procedures and security features to try to prevent unauthorised access.

  1. Uses made of the information

We use information held about you in the following ways:

  • To ensure that content from the Website is presented in the most effective manner for you and for your computer or device.
  • To manage the Website, detect fraud or Website abuses, send you information relevant to the Website and in case we have any queries.
  • To carry out our obligations arising from any contracts entered into between you and us.
  • To notify you about changes to our services.

We also need to use your contact details and other information for any aspect of the Website (including, without limitation, providing customer support, preventing or investigating prohibited activity, enforcing the Terms of Use and verifying information).

We may transfer our databases containing your personal information if we sell our business or part of it to an actual or potential purchaser.

We may also disclose your details as described elsewhere in this Privacy and Cookies Policy.

Other than as set out in this Privacy and Cookies Policy, we shall NOT sell or disclose your personal data to third parties without obtaining your prior consent unless this is necessary for the purposes set out in this Privacy and Cookies Policy or unless we are required to do so by law.

You can manage how we use the personal data that you provide to us and the Website in your user account on the Website by logging in to your account and changing your account settings.

  1. Other websites

The Website may, from time to time, contain links to and from the websites of third parties.  If you follow a link to any of these websites, please note that these websites 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 these websites.

  1. 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.

  1. Consent

By submitting data to us and using the Website, you consent to our use of your data and of anyone you represent in the manner set out in this Privacy and Cookies Policy (as amended from time to time, as described below) and you are responsible for ensuring that you have authority to consent on behalf of anyone about whom you submit data to us.

Please note that you can revoke any consent you have given us under this policy at any time by contacting us on 0161 452 0311, and referencing this Privacy and Cookies Policy in the email subject line, using the body of the email to say what consent you are revoking.

  1. Changes to our Privacy and Cookies Policy

Any changes we may make to this Privacy and Cookies Policy in the future will be posted on the Website and, where appropriate, notified to you by e-mail. Each time you enter the Website, you agree that the Privacy and Cookies Policy current at that time shall apply to all information held by you.

10. Contact

Questions, comments and requests regarding this Privacy and Cookies Policy are welcomed and should be addressed to Dez Derry, CEO.

 

This Privacy and Cookies Policy was most recently updated on Friday 18th July 2014.

DISCLAIMER: The ‘free legal advice centre’ is a Solicitor directory service and, as such, does not offer free legal advice. Always consult a professional.