Privacy and Cookies Statement

Disclaimer

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Privacy Policy

This privacy policy applies to your use of the Hempsons website and the ways in which Hempsons may communicate with you. Hempsons is registered with the Law Society of England & Wales and we are authorised and regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority No 51059. A list of partners who are all solicitors in England is available here on our website and it is also open to inspection at our head office Hempsons House, 40 Villiers Street, London WC2N 6NJ England. Hempsons is committed to protecting your privacy in accordance with its obligations under the Data Protection Act 1998. This privacy policy explains what information Hempsons collects about you and how it will be used. When you access and use this website you agree to be legally bound to the privacy policy outlined below.

What information does Hempsons collect?

Hempsons collects information from you to enable it to provide you with the services you ask for. This may include your name, job title, organisation, address, telephone numbers, email address and other details. If any of the information you have provided changes at any time or appears to be incorrect please let Hempsons know by sending an email to mail@hempsons.co.uk

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Hempsons will use the information you enter into the website only for administration and marketing purposes and any other purposes made clear in the data entry forms themselves, in any relevant terms or conditions and on any pages or emails that link to such forms.

Whenever Hempsons asks you for information about yourself you may, by ticking the relevant box, opt out of or opt into receiving other communications. In addition, whenever you receive other communications by email you will be told how to opt out of being updated by email in the future. If you choose to opt out of being updated as described above Hempsons will cease all such future disclosure of data.

Please let Hempsons know if you want details of the personal information it holds about you by emailing mail@hempsons.co.uk

In no circumstances will Hempsons collect any data that is not directly related to the use of this website or its electronic communications so, for example, it will not record other sites that you have visited.

Hempsons will not provide any of the personal information you give to it to any third party for any purpose unconnected with your use of its website, except with your prior express consent.

IP Addresses and Cookies

IP Addresses

Hempsons may also collect internet protocol addresses to diagnose problems with its servers and for system administration, but Hempsons does not link these addresses to any person’s name or identity.

Cookies

Also known as browser cookies or tracking cookies, cookies are small, often encrypted text files, located in browser directories. They are used by website owners to help users navigate their websites efficiently and perform certain functions. Due to their core role of enhancing/enabling usability or site processes, disabling cookies may prevent users from using certain websites.

Cookies are created when a user’s browser loads a particular website. The website sends information to the browser which then creates a text file. Every time the user goes back to the same website, the browser retrieves and sends this file to the website’s server. Computer Cookies are created not just by the website the user is browsing but also by other websites that run ads, widgets, or other elements on the page being loaded. These cookies regulate how the ads appear or how the widgets and other elements function on the page.

If you are uncomfortable with the use of cookies you can amend your browser settings to prompt you each time a cookie is downloaded, or to disable cookies completely.

Most browsers are set to automatically accept cookies. If you are using Microsoft’s Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome or Safari you should be able to configure your browser to restrict, block, or delete cookies by changing your browser’s settings.

Click here for instructions on how to manage Cookies in different browsers.

Please bear in mind that disabling cookies may impact on the functionality of the Hempsons website.

We also implement Twitter and LinkedIn across our site.  Cookies are served to facilitate these options. Please check the respective policies of these sites to see how they use your information and find out how to opt out, or delete, such information.

Independent Information about cookies including how to block or delete them can be found at www.allaboutcookies.org (opens in a new window).

International transfer of information

Hempsons will retain the personal information you provide within the United Kingdom, and will not transfer it to any other country except with your prior and express consent; however the internet is global and it is possible that information you provide to Hempsons will be temporarily transferred via a route outside the European Economic Area as it passes between you and this website or a third party provider.

How Hempsons collects data about your use of this website and its electronic communications

Hempsons tries to ensure that its website offers visitors an enjoyable experience and that its electronic communications are relevant. To help it achieve this goal Hempsons and its appointed agency may collect information about your use of this website and your reading of its electronic communications by using customised links and or by the use of pixel tags.

Customised links to the Hempsons website allow Hempsons to identify that you have clicked on a link in an electronic communication sent to you by Hempsons and pixel tags may identify that you have opened a communication. Most mail programmes will give you the option to download images to display in an e-mail and if you choose not to do so pixel tags will not operate.

Security

Hempsons is committed to the security of your personal information and it has security procedures in place to protect the loss, misuse or alteration of information under its control.