Privacy Policy GDPR and Website Terms & Conditions

 

Website Terms & Conditions

Nothing on the web site accessible via www.goodmanderrick.com, www.gdlaw.co.uk or www.goodmanderrick.co.uk (“Web Site”) constitutes legal advice or gives rise to a solicitor/client relationship. Specialist legal advice should be taken in relation to specific circumstances.

Availability of our Web Site

We will try to make our Web Site available but cannot guarantee that our Web Site will operate continuously or without interruptions or be error free and can accept no liability for its unavailability. You must not attempt to interfere with the proper working of our Web Site and, in particular, you must not attempt to circumvent security, tamper with, hack into, or otherwise disrupt our computer system, server, Web Site, router or any other internet connected device.

Exclusions

The information on this Web Site is given for general information purposes only we do not give any warranty as to the availability, accuracy, completeness, currency or reliability of the information and material published on the Web Site and expressly disclaim (to the maximum extent permitted by any applicable law) all liability for any damage or loss resulting from your use of or reliance on the information and material published on the Web Site.

We shall not be liable for any damage (including, without limitation, damage for loss of profits or loss of business) arising in contract, tort or otherwise from the use of, or inability to use this Web Site or any information contained on it, or from any action or decision taken as a result of using this Web Site or any such information.

We accept liability for death or personal injury caused by negligence or responsibility for fraudulent misrepresentation that cannot, under English law, be excluded.

General

Copyright in the information on this Web Site belongs to Goodman Derrick LLP, you may print any page or download it to a local hard disk for your personal non commercial use only.

By accessing this Web Site you are deemed to have accepted this disclaimer in full.

This disclaimer shall be governed by and construed in accordance with English law and is subject to the exclusive jurisdiction of the English courts.

Online Privacy Practices

We are keen to strike a fair balance between your personal privacy and ensuring you obtain full value from the internet and the services we may be able to market to you. Please read the following carefully to understand our views and practices regarding your personal data and how we will treat it.

We are fully registered under the Data Protection Act 2018 (“the Act”) and ensure we comply with all the protection the Act affords you. Further information on the Act is available on the internet at www.dataprotection.gov.uk.

Registration

We collect the details such as the e-mail address and name (where possible) of visitors to our Web Site, the e-mail addresses of those who communicate with us via e-mail and information volunteered by users when they request information such as newsletters or marketing information from us.

What we do with your information

The information we collect is used by us to:

  • contact you for marketing purposes, for example, so that we may provide you with information about the firm and newsletters;
  • to improve the content of our Web Site;
  • to support your relationship with us and fulfil any agreements entered into between you and us;
  • to allow you to participate in interactive features of our services, when you choose to do so; and
  • to notify you about changes to our services.

If you do not want to receive e-mail or correspondence from us in the future, please let us know by contacting us using the details below and telling us that you do not want to receive e-mail or correspondence from Goodman Derrick LLP.

If you supply us with your postal address on-line you may receive periodic mailings from us with information on new services or upcoming events. If you do not wish to receive such mailings, please let us know by contacting us using the details below. Please provide us with your exact name and address. Please also use the address below if you have any queries regarding the personal information we hold about you, and make sure you clearly mark your communication as a “Data Protection Query”.

Except as set out above, the information you provide will be kept confidential and will be used only to support your relationship with us. We will not sell or transfer your personal data to any third parties for direct marketing purposes.

Keeping your Personal Information Safe and Current

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 our Web Site; 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.

Cookies

Interested in this issue but short of time? Here's what we think you need to know:

  • We use cookies to make our website easier for you to use
  • We use cookies to help stop our online-forms from being used to send spam-email
  • We use cookies to monitor usage so we can spot trends and make improvements
  • We DO NOT use cookies to identify individuals (and never will)
  • We DO NOT store personal information in cookies

We believe that our use of cookies is necessary for the smooth functioning of the website. We do not believe that they pose any threat to your personal privacy or online security and we recommend that you indicate that you will "allow" cookies. If you "disable" cookies the interactive functions of the website will not operate. For example, data-submission via forms, as well as user-registration, user-login, and many other features of the website can not work fully without using cookies.

More Detailed Information

Is this GDPR or PECR?

The original EU legislation that became known as the “E-Privacy Directive“ was published in 2003 and implemented as European Directive - 2002/58/EC then amended by Directive 2009/136/EC that included a requirement to seek consent for cookies and similar technologies. The EU Directive entered UK law on 26th May 2011 as “The Privacy and Electronic Communications (EC Directive) (Amendment) Regulations 2011” often referred to as PECR - and this is still in force today. PECR sits alongside the more widely known legistration GDPR - both are regulated by the Information Commissioner's Office (ICO) www.ico.gov.uk .

What Are Cookies?

A cookie is used by a website to send 'state information' to a users' browser and for the browser to return the state information to the website. The state information can be used for authentication, identification of a user session, user preferences, shopping cart contents, or anything else that can be accomplished through storing text data on the user's computer.

Cookies cannot be programmed, cannot carry viruses, and cannot install malware on the host computer. However, they can be used to track users browsing activities which was a major privacy concern that prompted European and US law makers to take action.

Cookies are used by most websites for a variety of reasons - often very practical reasons to do with the operation of the website. However, they are also used to monitor how people are using the website (which pages are visited and how long is spent on each page). Each "visitor session" is tracked even though no effort is made to try to identify the user in person.

The new legislation now states that you must be able to opt-out from having cookies stored on their computer.

What Happens If You Opt-Out

If you decide to disable cookies we record this so you don't get asked the question again. You will find that most of the website works as expected although functions that rely on cookies are obviously disabled. These functions include using online forms (e.g. our enquiry form) or any feature that requires login. We use a cookie to remember your cookie preferences, which has a couple of consequences:

  • If you delete all your cookies you will have to tell us your preference again
  • If you use a different device, computer profile or browser you will have to tell us your preference again

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