Privacy Policy

Information you provide to us

Your privacy is important to us. By providing personal information such as your name and e-mail address via the forms on this website, you agree to us contacting you with regard to the information you request.

Some forms on our website also include a check box asking you for permission for us to add you to our mailing list. This is an opt-in mailing list and your personal information will be used solely by us. Under no circumstances will your personal information be sold or used by any other organisation.

From time to time, we may include links in our e-mails to other web sites which we think may be of interest to you. Each email communication you receive from us will have the option to remove your e-mail address from our list.

Information we monitor about visitors

During the course of any visit to our site, the pages you see, along with a short text file called a 'cookie', are downloaded to your computer. Many websites do this, because cookies facilitate useful features such as the ability to identify whether a user has successfully logged into the site or to  find out whether the computer (and probably its user) has visited the website before.

Stephensons Solicitors LLP is committed to ensuring that your privacy is protected. This Privacy Policy explains how we use the information we collect about you, how you can instruct us if you prefer to limit the use of that information and procedures that we have in place to safeguard your policy.

This Privacy Policy may be updated from time-to-time, without notice to you. The most recent terms of the Privacy Policy will apply to you, from the date of the amendment, in relation to you viewing and your use of the Site and continued use of the Site will signify that you agree to any such changes.

By using the Site and not advising Stephensons to the contrary, you agree to Stephensons using the data in the way set out in this Privacy Policy.

Stephensons may ask you to provide certain information when you use the Site. When collecting information , the web page will contain a link to this Privacy Policy.

Miscellaneous data

By using this Site you agree that we may hold and use the personal information which you supply to us concerning you in accordance with this Privacy Policy.

We will use the personal information to supply services and/or documents to you, to contact you as required (including use in the establishment and ongoing maintenance of our client contact and/or marketing databases) and (if appropriate) to arrange payments to or from you.

Employment

If you are sending your personal details to us in relation to possible employment with us, we will use the information you have provided on this application to assess your suitability for employment with us, for administration and management purposes and for statistical analysis.

If your application is unsuccessful, we will keep your information for a reasonable period in accordance with legal requirements and for administration purposes. We may also contact you if other job opportunities arise in the future which we think may be suitable for you.

Personal sensitive data

If you provide us with any information about your racial or ethnic origin, your political opinions, religious or other similar beliefs, whether you are a member of a trade union, your physical or mental health or condition, sexual life, the commission or alleged commission by you, the disposal of such proceedings; you consent to our processing that information for the purposes described above.

Subject access requests

Under the Data Protection Act 1988, you can ask to see any personal information that we hold about you. Such requests are called ‘subject access requests’.

In order to get a copy of your personal data, you need to make a request in writing and provide:

  • Proof of identity e.g. copy passport or copy photo driving licence;
  • Proof of address e.g. copy recent (less than 6 months old) utility bill
  • Any relevant information to locate the information you are seeking e.g. our reference and any specific dates or types of data you are requesting (letter, e-mail etc)

The fee – there is a £10 fee for making a subject access request which should accompany the written request. Cheques should be made payable to Stephensons.

Please send your request to: The Data Protection Officer, Stephensons Solicitors LLP, 24 Lord Street, Leigh, Lancs, WN7 1AB or email riskteam@stephensons.co.uk

Generally

The personal information may be disclosed where disclosure is reasonably required for our business purposes (for example, as part of a reconstruction, amalgamation or the sale of the whole or a substantial part of our business undertaking).

If you believe that any information Stephensons holds about you is incorrect or incomplete, you should write to the Data Protection Compliance Officer at Stephensons at the above address. Any information which is found to be incorrect will be corrected as soon as possible. If any of the information you have provided to us changes, please let us know the correct details by writing to us at the above address.

The Site may contain links that make it easy for users to visit other websites. If the user uses the links to leave the Site and visit a website operated by a third party, Stephensons does not have any control over that website. Accordingly, Stephensons cannot be responsible for the protection and privacy of any information which users have provided whilst visiting such websites. Users should exercise caution and look at the Privacy statement applicable to the website in question.