This policy will explain areas of this website that may affect your privacy and personal details, how we process, collect, manage and store those details and how your rights under the GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation), the DPA (Data Protection Act) [pre GDPR enforcement] and the PECR (Privacy and Electronic Communications Regulations) are adhered to.
We may change this policy from time to time by updating this page. You should check this page from time to time to ensure that you are happy with any changes.
What we Collect
We may collect the following information:
- Your name
- Contact information including email address and phone number
- Demographic information such as postcode
- Engagement with business development emails
- Other information relevant to enquiries made through our site
What we do with the information we gather
We require this information to understand your needs and provide you with a better service, and in particular for the following reasons:
- Necessary internal record keeping;
- We may use the information to improve our services;
- Where we have clearly stated and made you aware of the fact, and where you have given your express permission, except for where we have legitimate interests in doing so, we may use your details to send you information related to our services/products through a mailing list system. This is done in accordance with the regulations named above.
Security and Retention of Data
We are committed to ensuring that your information is secure. For this purpose, we will not hold your personal data for any longer than is reasonable. Further, we have taken reasonable steps to protect your information against unauthorised access and against unlawful processing, accidental loss, damage and destruction. Nevertheless, any personal data submitted by you is at your own risk.
We will not transfer your personal details to any third party for the purpose of direct marketing without your permission. We use certain third-party service providers who may have access to your personal data so that they can provide services to us. When this occurs, we have a data protection compliant contract in place with these third parties. If you provided your details through our website then Minx Creative who manages our online strategy will have access to your details.
Users are advised that if they wish to deny the use and saving of cookies from this website onto their computer’s hard drive they should take necessary steps within their web browser’s security settings to block all cookies from this website and its external serving vendors or use the cookie control system if available upon their first visit.
Measuring Website Usage (Google Analytics)
We use Google Analytics software to collect information about how you use this website. We do this to help make sure the site is meeting the needs of its users and to help us make improvements.
Google Analytics stores information about:
- the pages you visit
- how long you spend on each page
- how you got to the site
- what you click on while you’re visiting the site
We don’t collect or store your personal information (for example your name or address) so this information can’t be used to identify who you are. We don’t allow Google to use or share our analytics data.
This helps us count how many people visit the site by tracking if you’ve visited before (Expires 2 years)
This helps us count how many people visit the site by tracking if you’ve visited before (Expires 24 hours)
Used to manage the rate at which page view requests are made (Expires 10 minutes)
Like _ga, this lets us know if you’ve visited before, so we can count how many of our visitors are new to the site or to a certain page (Expires 2 years)
This works with _utmc to calculate the average length of time you spend on the site (Expires 30 minutes)
This works with _utmb to calculate when you close your browser (Expires when you close your browser)
This tells us how you reached the site (for example from another website or a search engine) (Expires 6 months)
Sometimes we run Google Ads which highlight specific services and redirect to relevant pages of our website. If you access our website via an Ad (clearly demarcated on Google search results by the word ‘Ad’) we may collect anonymised data about your interaction with the site. This includes the search terms used, pages visited, whether a call was placed to us via our Google listing and if so, the date, time and length of the call.
Call Tracking and Recording
We use telephone tracking numbers to link a user’s call to the marketing channel that they originated from. This is done using cookies — you can choose to decline cookies, as explained above, if you would prefer not to be tracked.
When BLL uses third-party media platforms, such as Zoom and Mailchimp, data consisting of names, email addresses and dates and times of response is collected by the sites. This can also include receipt, opening and engagement with emails sent in line with the legitimate purpose or consent principles. This data is collected and stored to improve services and to maintain up to date contact information.
If consent to be contacted by BLL through such platforms or in general is withdrawn, please let us know immediately by emailing email@example.com.
Downloads and Media Files
Any downloadable documents, files or media made available on this website are provided to users at their own risk. While all precautions have been undertaken to ensure only genuine downloads are available, users are advised to verify their authenticity using third party antivirus software or similar applications.
We accept no responsibility for third party downloads and downloads provided by external third-party websites and advise users to verify their authenticity using third party antivirus software or similar applications.
External Website Links and Third Parties
Social Media Usage
While we may have official profiles on social media platforms, users are advised to verify authenticity of such profiles before engaging with or sharing information with such profiles. We will never ask for user passwords or personal details on social media platforms. Users are advised to conduct themselves appropriately when engaging with us on social media.
There may be instances where our website features social sharing buttons, which help share web content directly from web pages to the respective social media platforms. You use social sharing buttons at your own discretion and accept that doing so may publish content to your social media profile feed or page. You can find further information about some social media privacy and usage policies in the resources section below.
Social media analytics allow us to see anonymised numbers of views and clicks on specific posts. We do not collect, store or act upon this data outside the automated collection by the social media site.
If you have any queries in relation to the above please do not hesitate to contact us through any of the contact methods on our site.
Resources and Further Information
- Overview of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)
- Data Protection Act (DPA) 2018
- Privacy and Electronic Communications Regulations (PECR) 2003
- The Guide to the PECR 2003
Your personal information
We will not sell, distribute or lease your personal information to third parties unless we have your permission or are required by law to do so.
You may request details of personal information which we hold about you under the Data Protection Act 2018. If you would like a copy of the information held on you please email firstname.lastname@example.org
If you have any queries in relation to the above please do not hesitate to write to us at Bright Line Law, Central Court, 25 Southampton Buildings, London, WC2A 1AL or email email@example.com