This policy explains how and for what purposes we use the information collected about you by, or supplied to, us through this site and our liabilities in relation to the site. By using the site and any services we offer through the site, you are agreeing to be bound by this policy. By accessing any part of this site, you shall be deemed to have accepted these terms in full.
Nothing on this site constitutes legal advice or gives rise to a solicitor/client relationship. Specialist legal advice should be taken in relation to specific circumstances.
The contents of this site are for general information purposes only. Whilst we endeavour to ensure that the information on this site is correct, no warranty, express or implied, is given as to its accuracy and we do not accept any liability for error or omission. In addition, we do not represent or warrant that the information accessible from or via this web site is complete or current
We shall not be liable for any damage (including, without limitation, damage for loss of business or loss of profits) arising in contract, tort or otherwise from the use of, or inability to use, this site or any material contained in it, or from any action or decision taken as a result of using this site or any such material.
Any reliance you place on such information is therefore strictly at your own risk and our liability howsoever arising from or in connection with any such information or its use is expressly excluded to the fullest extent permitted by law.
Some of the material on this site may have been prepared some time ago. Please contact us if you need a comprehensive and up-to-date statement of the relevant law.
The copyright in all material on this site is held by Astle Paterson Ltd. You may not copy any part of this site nor do any other act in relation to any part of this site which is prohibited by copyright other than the following:
You may print any page or download it to a local hard disk for your personal use only.
In material issued to third parties, you may quote from this site so long as you give due accreditation.
You may provide a link (but not a framed link) to this site from any other business information or business service web site, but not (save with our prior written agreement) in any way which gives the impression that we are associated with or have approved such other site.
Apart from this you may not reproduce or store any part of this site on any other web site without our prior consent.
The above consents do not authorize you to incorporate any part of this site in any commercial document or in any material sold or otherwise made available for profit without our prior consent.
Your personal information is only collected when voluntarily submitted by you. When you request information from our web site, you specifically consent to our use of the information that you provide to us in accordance with this policy. We may use the information we collect to provide you with news and other information which you may have requested. Occasionally we may notify you about important changes to the site and new information or services which we think you may find valuable. This includes sending you information by email. If you do not wish to receive this information or wish to opt-out of receiving email from us, please send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.
A cookie is a piece of text which asks permission to be placed on your computer’s hard drive. If your browser allows it, it adds that text in a small file. A cookie helps analyse web traffic or lets you know when you visit a particular site. Cookies allow web applications to respond to you as an individual. The web application can tailor its operations to your needs, likes and dislikes by gathering and remembering information about your preferences. For example, when you visit an electronic store, a cookie makes it easier to shop, by allowing you to place things into a shopping basket; the basket itself is not the cookie, the cookie is placed on your hard drive and keeps track of your basket versus others in use at the same time.
We use traffic log cookies to identify which pages are being used. This helps us analyse data about web page traffic and improve our Website in order to tailor it to customer needs. We only use this information for statistical analysis purposes and then the data is removed from the system. Denial of a traffic log cookie should not prevent you from using one of these sites.
Overall, cookies help us provide you with a better Website, by enabling us to monitor which pages you find useful and which you do not. A cookie in no way gives us access to your computer or any information about you, other than the data you choose to share with us. This practice is strictly in force. We know that people have concerns about cookies, but we believe that the benefit we both gain from their proper use is worthwhile. You may set your web browser (Microsoft Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome or Safari) to notify you of cookie placement requests or decline cookies completely and you can delete the files that contain cookies.
Our website stores the following Cookies on your computer:
Session Cookie – with a random name: This Cookie monitors your use of the site and enables you to login, remember entries into forms, text sizing etc. It auto-expires when you leave the site.
__utma: Google Analytics cookie used to track if you have been on the site before. Does not expire.
__utmb: Google Analytics cookie used to take a timestamp of the exact moment in time when a visitor enters a site. It auto-expires when you leave the site.
__utmc: Google Analytics cookie used to take a timestamp of the exact moment in time when a visitor leaves a site. It auto-expires 30 minutes after you leave the site.
__utmz: Google Analytics cookie used to store referral details (where a visitor came from (search engine, search keyword, link). It auto-expires 6 months after you leave the site.
We may transfer information to a successor firm or company which acquires the legal practice carried on by Astle Paterson. If this happens, we will require the firm or company to which we transfer personal information to observe standards of data protection and privacy no less secure than those set out in this statement.
Save as above, any personal information received from you will be retained by us and will not be sold, transferred or otherwise disclosed to any third party, unless such disclosure is required by law or other court order.
Whilst every member of the Astle Paterson team has a personal private email address, email which you send to us or which we send to you may be monitored by Astle Paterson to ensure compliance with professional standards and our internal compliance policies. Monitoring is not continuous or routine, but may be undertaken on the instruction of a director where there are reasonable grounds for doing so. Occasional spot checks or audits may also be undertaken on the instruction or with the authority of a director.
In accordance with the Data Protection Act 1998, you are entitled to request a copy of the information we hold about you. We may charge a fee for complying with this request.
If you become aware that the personal information we hold about you is inaccurate, you may request that we amend it. Any requests should be made in writing to us (see contact us for our contact details).
Our information technology systems are operated by Astle Paterson but some data processing in relation to web and email services is carried out on our behalf by a third party. We endeavour to ensure appropriate security measures are in place to prevent unauthorised disclosure of personal information.
Whilst we endeavour to ensure that this site is normally available 24 hours a day, we will not be liable if for any reason the site is unavailable at any time or for any period due to technical issues beyond our control.
These terms shall be governed by and construed in accordance with English Law.
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