Privacy Policy

Your privacy is important to us. This notice explains our online information practices and the choices you can make about the way your information is used at our site.

Information about you

We do not collect personally identifiable information about you - such as your name, address, telephone number, fax number, e-mail address, etc. - unless you choose to fill out a "Sign Up" form, found on many of the pages of the site or to email us directly.

How we will use the information we collect

We regularly use non-personally identifiable information to analyse site usage (such as aggregated information on the pages visited by our users), which allows us to improve the design and content of our site.

We may from time to time contact you with targeted news and information, but we will always offer you the option to "opt-out" of these communications and will we not share, rent, or sell your personally identifiable information outside Winckworth Sherwood. If you are interested in applying for a job at the firm and choose to submit curriculum vitae information by email, we will use it only for the internal application review process. We will then destroy it according to our data destruction policy.

However, it is possible, though unlikely, that we might be forced to disclose personally identifiable information in response to legal process or when we believe in good faith that the law requires it, for example, in response to a court order, subpoena or a law enforcement agency's request.

Also, we cannot guarantee the privacy of personal information you transmit over the web or that may be collectable in transit by others, including contractors who provide services to us.

 

Third-party sites and sponsors

Our site contains links to other sites whose information practices may be different than ours. We have no control over information that is submitted to, or collected by, these third parties therefore you should consult the other sites' privacy notices before entering any data. Winckworth Sherwood posts information about events that are sponsored by or co-sponsored other firms or organizations. Should you choose to register electronically for any of these events, Winckworth Sherwood will have no control over the third-party sponsors' use of this information.

Cookies

A cookie is a text-only string of information that a website transfers to the cookie file of the browser on your computer's hard disk so that the website can remember who you are. A cookie will typically contain the name of the domain from which the cookie has come, the "lifetime" of the cookie, and a value, usually a randomly generated unique number.

When you visit our website we send you a cookie. Cookies may be used in the following ways:

  • To enable the personalisation features on our website (which give you the ability to recall recently viewed pages and see information which you have input on line).
  • To compile anonymous, aggregated statistics that allow us to understand how users use our site and to help us improve the structure of our website. We cannot identify you personally in this way.
  • Two types of cookies may be used on this website, session cookies, which are temporary cookies that remain in the cookie file of your browser until you leave the site, and persistent cookies, which remain in the cookie file of your browser for much longer (though how long will depend on the lifetime of the specific cookie).

Cookie

Purpose

More information

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A Google Analytics cookie which helps us understand how visitors are using our website, so we can make it more useful.

Lifespan: Persistent

Tracks the number of times a visitor has been to our website, when their first visit was, and when their last visit occurred.

__utmb

A Google Analytics cookie which helps us understand how visitors are using our website, so we can make it more useful.

Lifespan: 30 minutes

Tracks approximately how long a visitor stays on our website.

 

__utmc

A Google Analytics cookie which helps us understand how visitors are using our website, so we can make it more useful.

Lifespan: At end of session

Tracks approximately how long a visitor stays on our website.

__utmz

A Google Analytics cookie which helps us understand how visitors are using our website, so we can make it more useful.

Lifespan: 6 months

Tracks where a visitor came from, for example which search engine, search keyword or link they used.

show_bar

Determines whether the cookie information bar at the top of the site is shown.

Lifetime: 10,000 days

 

_stid,_uset, _unam

Third party cookies domains not set by Winckworth Sherwood but are set via widget on page

seg.sharethis.com
edge.sharethis.com
These cookies are set by ShareThis. ShareThis is a widget which enables easy sharing of pages and links

Lifespan:
_stid: 1 Year
_uset: 8 hours. 
_unam: 1 Year
The ShareThis service only personaly identifies you if you have seperately signed up with ShareThis for a ShareThis account and given them your consent. You can read the ShareThis privacy policy here. This page also explains how you can opt out of the tracking aspects of the ShareThis Service.

 

Disabling/enabling cookies

You have the ability to accept or decline cookies by modifying the settings in your browser. However, you may not be able to use all the interactive features of our site if cookies are disabled.

 

Security measures

We employ security measures to prevent unauthorised access to information that we collect online. However, we cannot guarantee the security of your personal information.

 

Contact us

If you have any questions or concerns about the privacy policy for Winckworth Sherwood or its implementation, you may contact us at info@wslaw.co.uk.

 

Privacy policy updates

We reserve the right to update this policy or any part of it from time to time. Please review the policy periodically for changes.

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