Data Protection and Privacy

APP Law and APP Law, Solicitors are trading names of APP Law Limited, an incorporated solicitors practice registered in England, company registration number 06459416.  Our registered office address is 21 Fifehead Magdalen, Gillingham, Dorset, SP8 5RR, UK.  For our further contact details, see below.  APP Law Limited is the data controller in respect of data collected via this website.  This page explains what personal data we collect, and why, and what we do with it.

Collection of personal data

We actively collect personal data about visitors to our website in one of two ways:

  1. when a visitor completes the signup form in order to subscribe to our mailing list for News updates; or
  2. when a visitor completes the online contact form in order to get in touch with us.

Both processes are described more fully below.

Data provided by subscription to our mailing list

On completing the signup form and clicking “Subscribe” the data entered by the visitor in the fields completed within the form is transferred to our News mailing list, which is a database hosted for us by MailChimp (see below, under Third Party Data Processors).  We use that mailing list to send periodic News emails to subscribers.  We maintain a backup copy of the list, which we store on our own computer system.

The Mailchimp service enables us to analyse and obtain reports on individual news emails to subscribers, which can include information about which subscribers opened the email and/or clicked on any links within it.

We periodically analyse the information subscribers have provided to identify particular categories or groups of subscribers (such as subscribers based in a particular country), and occasionally use that information in order to contact subscribers in that category or group for business development purposes.

By completing the signup process a subscriber is taken to have consented to our using their data in these ways.  Subscribers can readily view and amend the information that we hold about them on the mailing list, and can unsubscribe from it, at any time.

Data provided via the online contact form

On completing the contact form and clicking “Send” the data entered by the visitor in the fields completed by him or her within that form is sent to us in the form of an email.  This is an automated process provided for us by WordPress (see below, under Third Party Data Processors).  We treat the email as we would any email enquiry, and respond to it and deal thereafter with the visitor as we consider appropriate.

If you contact us in that way, we will not add your data to our News mailing list unless you expressly request or agree to our doing so.

If any subsequent dialogue leads to our being formally retained to act for you or your company, the terms and conditions of our engagement for the matter in question, as agreed with you/your company, will then apply.

If it does not, we will retain copies of the email correspondence and any notes, documents or other materials prepared or obtained by us in connection with the enquiry for a minimum of six years from our treating the enquiry as closed.   You can at any time contact us at any time to request details of the data we hold about you, and exercise your rights in relation to that data as below.

Third Party Data Processors

We require all third parties who process personal data on our behalf to maintain it its security and confidentiality and treat it in accordance with the law.  We do not allow our third-party service providers to use visitors’ personal data for their own purposes, and only permit them to process such data for specified purposes and in accordance with our instructions.

Mailchimp

Information about Mailchimp’s privacy policy, and its terms and conditions, can be found here.

WordPress

Information about WordPress’s privacy policy, and terms and conditions, can be found here.

Microsoft

We use Microsoft Office 365 to send, receive and store emails and the data within them securely.  Information about Microsoft’s privacy policy, and terms and conditions, can be found here.

Cookies

Our website uses cookies to capture limited information about visitors and their use of the site for us to analyse, for example by using Google Analytics.

Most browsers can be set to refuse cookies, or some of them, or to alert users when websites set or access cookies.  This can, however, affect the usability of some websites.  For further information about cookies please visit www.allaboutcookies.org.

Processing of personal data in other ways

Except as above, we will not collect or process personal data gained from visits to our website, or knowingly permit third parties to do so, in any other way except in order to comply with any applicable regulatory and/or other legal obligations.

We will not transfer or permit the transfer of visitors’ personal data outside the European Economic Area unless such transfer is permitted by laws applicable in the UK from time to time.

Confidentiality of data

We treat all personal data provided to us by any visitor as above as confidential to that visitor.  Subject to the next paragraph, we will not disclose, rent, sell or otherwise transfer any such data to any other person except as may be necessary in to comply with any applicable regulatory and/or other legal obligations.

Transfer of business

If we are considering selling, transferring, or merging part some or all of our business or assets to or with another business or entity, we may disclose visitors’ personal data that we hold to the other party or parties involved and their professional advisers, if and to the extent that such disclosure is in our view necessary, and then only under such terms as to the confidentiality and use thereof as we consider appropriate to ensure satisfactory data security.

Should we or a relevant part of our business come wholly or partly under new ownership, the new owner(s) may thereafter use such data in the same ways and on the same terms as set out in this notice.

Data subjects’ rights

Information about the rights of data subjects under GDPR is available from the ICO website.  Please do not hesitate to contact us if you wish to exercise any of those rights or have any queries or concerns about any aspect of this notice.

Contact information

APP Law, Solicitors
21 Fifehead Hill
Fifehead Magdalen
Gillingham, Dorset
SP8 5RR, UK

Telephone – +44 (0)1258 821500

Email – andrew@app-law.com.

Last reviewed/revised – 31 May 2018