Who we are
Pennine Law operates the www.penninelaw.co.uk website which provides the Service.
This page is used to inform website visitors regarding our policies with the collection, use and disclosure of personal information if anyone decides to use our Service.
The Practice is committed to ensuring that the use of personal data throughout the business is dealt with in accordance with legal requirements to ensure that the integrity and protection of that data is maintained at all times.
Under this policy the Practice commits to:
- comply with both the law and good practice
- respect individuals’ rights
- be open and honest with individuals whose data is held
- provide training and support for any staff who handle personal data, so that they can act confidently and consistently
- Notify the Information Commissioner voluntarily, even if this is not required
What personal data we collect and why we collect it
For a better experience while using our Service we may require you to provide us with certain personally identifiable information, including but not limited to your name, phone number, postal address and/or email. The information that we collect will be used to contact or identify you. Generally, we may collect information about you in the following manner:
- you may provide your personal information to us via email or other written correspondence, telephone calls, web-based forms, or other means;
- when you access or sign up to any of the Firm’s services including newsletters, bulletins, competitions, webinars etc., we may collect and process personal information such as your name, address, telephone number, email address, IP address and other information relating to you.
- we will store and use your personal information for purposes such as administering and maintaining our relationship with you; providing services or information requested by you; providing you with further information about our products and services; and for auditing usage of the Website. Your information will not normally be disclosed to third parties except where that is necessary for fulfilment of our obligations to you or we are obliged or permitted to do so by law.
Under no circumstances will your personal information be sold or used by any other organisation.
When visitors leave comments on the site we collect the data shown in the comments form, and also the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection.
If you upload images to the website, you should avoid uploading images with embedded location data (EXIF GPS) included. Visitors to the website can download and extract any location data from images on the website.
Cookies are files with small amount of data that is commonly used – an anonymous unique identifier. These are sent to your browser from the website that you visit and stored on your device hard drive.
Cookies stay on your device for different periods of time:
Session cookies generally only last while you have your internet browser open and once you close your browser they’re automatically deleted from your device.
Persistent cookies generally stay on your device after you close your internet browser unless your browser is set up to automatically delete them. They can be used by websites to remember your preferences when you open up your browser again.
If you leave a comment on our site you may opt-in to saving your name, email address and website in cookies. These are for your convenience so that you do not have to fill in your details again when you leave another comment. These cookies will last for one year.
If you visit our login page, we will set a temporary cookie to determine if your browser accepts cookies. This cookie contains no personal data and is discarded when you close your browser.
When you log in, we will also set up several cookies to save your login information and your screen display choices. Login cookies last for two days, and screen options cookies last for a year. If you select “Remember Me”, your login will persist for two weeks. If you log out of your account, the login cookies will be removed.
If you edit or publish an article, an additional cookie will be saved in your browser. This cookie includes no personal data and simply indicates the post ID of the article you just edited. It expires after 1 day.
Referrer tracking cookies allow us to see if a user has found our website through one of our marketing campaigns. They are not linked to any data that can allow us to identify users individually.
Analytical cookies collect anonymous information about how users use our website. These allow us to identify trends to improve our service. They are not linked to any data that can allow us to identify users individually.
Marketing cookies collect information about how visitors interact with our website and our marketing campaigns. They are not linked to any data that can allow us to identify users individually.
Social media cookies allow users to interact with social media through our website. They are not linked to any data that can allow us to identify users individually.
How to delete cookies
Embedded content from other websites
Articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website.
Who we share your data with
We may employ third party companies and individuals due to the following reasons:
- To facilitate our Service
- To provide the Service on our behalf
- To perform Service-related services; or
- To assist us in analysing how our Service is used.
We want to inform our Service users that these third parties have access to your personal information. The reason is to perform the tasks assigned to them on our behalf. However, they are obliged not to disclose or use the information for any other purpose.
How long we retain your data
If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so we can recognize and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue.
For users that register on our website (if any), we also store the personal information they provide in their user profile. All users can see, edit, or delete their personal information at any time (except they cannot change their username). Website administrators can also see and edit that information.
What rights you have over your data
If you have an account on this site, or have left comments, you can request to receive an exported file of the personal data we hold about you, including any data you have provided to us. You can also request that we erase any personal data we hold about you. This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.
Where we send your data
We value your trust in providing us with your personal information, thus we are striving to use commercially acceptable means of protecting it. However, transmission of information via the internet can never be completely secure, and whilst we use reasonable endeavours to protect your personal data we cannot guarantee the security of your data transmitted to our site and any transmission is at your own risk. Once your data is received we use strict procedures and security features to try to prevent unauthorised access.
Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service.
Links to other sites
We are registered as a Data Controller with the Information Commissioner (ICO) – registration number ZA042095. The types of personal data we process are listed under our registration records. All information we hold concerning individuals will be held and processed lawfully in accordance with the provisions of the Data Protection Regulations. The lawful bases we rely on for processing this information are:
(a) With your consent.
(b) We have a contractual obligation.
(c) We have a legal obligation.
You may raise any query that you have with regard to your confidentiality, privacy and data protection with our Data Protection Officer at the address noted below.
You also have the right to lodge a complaint with the ICO in the event that you believe we have mishandled your personal data. Please see the ICO’s website for details of their complaints handling process. https://ico.org.uk/for-the-public/.
We keep information passed to us confidential and respect your right to privacy. We will keep your personal information confidential except to the extent that it is necessary to disclose it by law or to comply with a regulatory or legal process or where we need to process the information to provide a product or service that you have requested. We have procedures designed to ensure that personal data is used only by appropriately authorised and trained personnel and to safeguard such information against accidental loss or unauthorised disclosure.
If you are an individual, you have a right under the Data Protection Regulations to obtain the personal data that we hold on you. Should you have any queries concerning this right, please contact our Data Protection Officer. We will comply with your access rights without delay and within a month in any event. Providing you with access to the personal data we hold about you is free of charge although we may charge or refuse a request if it is deemed to be manifestly unfounded or excessive. If we refuse a request, we will tell you why and how you may complain about our decision.
Under data protection law, you also have rights including:
Your right of access – You have the right to ask us for copies of your personal information.
Your right to rectification – You have the right to ask us to rectify personal information you think is inaccurate. You also have the right to ask us to complete information you think is incomplete.
Your right to erasure – You have the right to ask us to erase your personal information in certain circumstances.
Your right to restriction of processing – You have the right to ask us to restrict the processing of your personal information in certain circumstances.
Your right to object to processing – You have the right to object to the processing of your personal information in certain circumstances.
Your right to data portability – You have the right to ask that we transfer the personal information you gave us to another organisation, or to you, in certain circumstances.
We will retain your personal data for a period in accordance with Law Society guidance and relevant legislation.