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        Privacy policy

        This Privacy Policy explains how we use the information which we may collect through the DWF website (the “Website”).

        "GDPR is coming soon …… please note that an updated version of this privacy policy will be published on our website on 25 May 2018.  This is in response to the new General Data Protection Regulation (2016/679 EU) ("GDPR") which will be directly enforceable across all EU Member States with effect from this date.  GDPR provides greater protection to you in terms of your rights with regard to your personal information and places greater obligations on organisations that control and process your personal information.  In particular, you have a right to be informed, which means that we will provide you with more information about how we use, share and store your personal information.  We therefore encourage you to check and read the updated version of this privacy policy when published.  We intend to include a notification on the homepage of this website on 25 May 2018 reminding you of this update." 

        Contact details

        If you have any queries in relation to our Privacy Policy, please contact us at enquiries@dwf.law

        Introduction

        We are registered under, and process personal data in accordance with, the Data Protection Act 1998.

        This Website contains links to other websites. Please note that we are not responsible for the privacy practices of other websites. This privacy statement applies solely to information collected by this Website.

        If we change our Privacy Policy we will place notices on the Website and post the changes on this page. If you are not happy with any changes to the Privacy Policy we must ask that you stop using the Website.

        Personal Information Collected

        It may be necessary for us to collect personal information from you. The types of information collected by us will vary depending on your use of the Website, as described below.

        Newsletters: To subscribe for newsletters and news updates you need to register with us by supplying your name and email address. To unsubscribe, email us at: enquiries@dwf.law

        Events Registration: To register as a delegate for an event you must complete a registration form. During registration you are required to give your contact information (name, address, telephone number and email address). This information enables us to process your enrolment online and contact you about the events for which you have expressed interest. You may also elect to provide demographic information (such as company name and position). Provision of such information enables us to provide you with a more personalized experience on our Website. If you elect to pay by credit card, you must provide financial information such as credit card number and expiration date. Credit card orders are processed securely with the use of SSL technology.

        Job Applications: To apply for a position with DWF you are required to give your contact information (name, address, email address and telephone number). This will trigger an email from us to you inviting you to send your curriculum vitae. Any information you send us for the purpose of a job application will be treated by us with the greatest care and for that purpose only.

        Use of Personal Information

        This information will only be used: for the purpose for which you have provided it and to perform services that you have requested; to communicate with you about your use of the Website and/or changes to the Website; to send you newsletters and updates which you request or which we believe may be of interest to you. If you choose to allow us (by opting-in on the Website), we may also use your information for marketing purposes and to send you e-mails informing you of other company's services and products.

        If necessary, we may pass your information between our offices. Our offices are listed on this Website and the list is updated as appropriate. We may employ the services of a third party to help us in certain areas, such as website hosting. In some cases that third party may receive your information. However, at all times DWF LLP will control and be responsible for the use of your information.

        Apart from the above, we will never pass your personal information to anyone else without your consent unless we are obliged to do so: by law and/or pursuant to government or regulatory requests; by a law enforcement agency requesting it in connection with the commission of any offence (once we are reasonably satisfied as to the circumstances surrounding the request); to protect our users and ourselves or to ensure the proper operation of our systems.

        If your personal information changes or if you no longer wish to receive communication or marketing emails from us, please let us know and we will correct, update or remove your details. This can be done by emailing us at enquiries@dwf.law

        Other Information

        We may also collect and disclose aggregate information to third parties. This information will not include data that can be used to identify any individual and is used for statistical analysis and strategic development purposes.

        Consent

        By using our Website you consent to the collection and use of your personal information in the manner set out in this Privacy Policy.

        Cookies

        A “Cookie” is a small piece of information sent by our web server to your web browser, which enables us to record anonymous details and allows you to move around the Website faster. We may use cookies for a number of purposes, for instance to enable us to simplify a logging on process, to help ensure the security and authenticity of users and to enable traffic monitoring. You can find out more about the way cookies work at www.cookiecentral.com.

        Most browsers allow you to turn off the cookie function. If you want to know how to do this, please look at the help menu on your browser. However, if you turn off the cookie function your use of the Website may be impaired.

        Find out more about the the cookies we are using

        Sale of business

        If this business is sold or integrated with another business, your details may be disclosed to our advisors and any prospective purchasers and their advisors and will be passed on to the new owners of the business to use in the same way as set out in this Privacy Policy.

        Transferring information overseas

        We will only pass on information about you as an individual (as opposed to aggregate information) to third parties overseas to enable us to perform services requested by you.

        Owing to the global nature of the Internet, the information you provide may be transferred in transit to countries outside the European Economic Area that do not have similar protections to ours in place regarding your information and its use as set out in this policy. However, we will do our best to ensure that your personal information is secure.

        Security

        As required by UK data protection laws, we follow strict security procedures in the storage and disclosure of information which you have given to us, to prevent unauthorised access. However, the Internet is not a secure environment and we cannot guarantee the security of any information which you send to us.

        Access rights

        DWF LLP is registered as a Data Controller with the Information Commissioner with entry number Z7429196 in the Public Register of Data Controllers. Under the Data Protection Act 1998, you may request details of personal information that DWF holds about you. If you wish to make a request please write to DWF LLP at the following address: Data Protection Compliance Officer, DWF LLP, 1 Scott Place, 2 Hardman Street, Manchester, M3 3AA enclosing a cheque for £10 payable to “DWF LLP” in respect of the statutory fee. When writing to us, please state your name and postal address and provide brief details of the information that you require.

        If you believe that any information DWF LLP holds about you is incorrect or incomplete please write to the Data Protection Compliance Officer at the above address and we will endeavour to correct any incorrect information as soon as possible.

        Updated: June 2014