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What are ‘cookies’?
‘Cookies’ are small text files, which often include a unique identifier in the form of an anonymous number (randomly generated) stored by the browser (e.g. Internet Explorer or Safari) on your computer or mobile phone. They allow websites to store such things as user preferences. You can think of cookies as providing a ‘memory’ for your website, enabling it to recognise a user and respond appropriately. Some cookies expire at the end of your website session; others remain on your computer for longer.
A visit to a page on www.elkfife.com may generate the following types of cookie:
Strictly necessary cookies
When browsing the website, you may, as a visitor, be asked to accept a particular disclaimer, which will in turn set an anonymous cookie. This cookie ensures that our visitors are only asked the question once, before proceeding to display the requested content. All disclaimer cookies expire automatically at the end of your website session.
Every time a user visits this website, web analytics software generates anonymous performance cookies. These cookies can tell us whether or not you have visited the Site before. This allows us to track how many individual unique users we have, and how often they visit the Site. These cookies are completely anonymous and cannot be tracked.
The following cookies are set on the Site:
We would emphasise again that none of the cookies we use contain any personal information about you and cannot be used to identify an individual user.
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Our privacy promise
- To keep your data safe and private;
- Not to sell your data; and
- To give you ways to manage and review your marketing choices at any time.
Why we need your data and what we do with it
Elkington and Fife LLP will be the ‘Controller’ of the personal data you provide to us. To allow us to provide you with your chosen service, we may be required to collect sensitive data. However, we will not collect any data about you that we do not need in order to provide you with our service.
The types of data we may collect about you include:
- your name;
- your email address;
- your address;
- your phone number
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We use Google Analytics to analyse our website usage and create reports for internal use at Elkington and Fife LLP only.
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Security of information
Elkington and Fife LLP has implemented accepted standards of security policies and controls that are aimed at protecting the personal data it has under its control from:
- unauthorised access;
- improper use or disclosure;
- unauthorised modification; and
- unlawful destruction or accidental loss.
Elkington and Fife LLP personnel are required to keep personal information confidential and only authorised persons have access to such information.
What we do with your data
Our staff processes all the personal data we receive, however for the purposes of IT hosting, maintenance and regulatory reporting, this information may be stored on digital servers within the European Union. No third parties have access to your personal data unless it is necessary unless the law allows them to do so.
We have a Data Protection regime in place to oversee the effective and secure processing of your personal data.
Provision of information to third parties
A Data Processor is a third party with which we are required to share personal detail in the provision of legal services to the individual. Elkington and Fife LLP will only share personal information in the following circumstances:
- where the transfer is necessary to fulfil the requirements of the operation for which the information was provided, and the third party is a Data Processor;
- in order to fulfil a request which involves other Data Processors;
- so as to assist Elkington and Fife LLP’s professional advisors regarding matters referred to them concerning the operation of the website;
- where requested explicitly by an authorised user of the website; or
- as required by a court order or any other legal or regulatory requirement.
Elkington and Fife LLP does not collect or compile personal data or information obtained through the website for dissemination or sale to outside parties. Elkington and Fife LLP does not undertake marketing activities for third parties.
We may share your personal information with these third party organisations:
- HM Revenue & Customs, regulators and other authorities;
- Fraud prevention agencies;
- Organisations that introduce you to us; or
- Companies you ask us to share your data with.
Your rights and your personal data
Unless subject to an exemption under the GDPR, you have the following rights with respect to your personal data:
- The right to request a copy of your personal data which Elkington and Fife LLP holds about you;
- The right to request that Elkington and Fife LLP corrects any personal data if it is found to be inaccurate or out of date;
- The right to request your personal data is erased where it is no longer necessary for Elkington and Fife LLP to retain such data;
- The right to withdraw your consent to the processing at any time;
- The right to request that Elkington and Fife LLP provide the data subject with his/her personal data and where possible, to transmit that data directly to another data controller, (known as the right to data portability);
- The right, where there is a dispute in relation to the accuracy or processing of your personal data, to request a restriction is placed on further processing;
- The right to object to the processing of personal data;
- The right to lodge a complaint with the Information Commissioner’s Office.
How long we keep your data
Elkington and Fife LLP routinely delete data collected through the website, at least every 30 days.
- Job applicants – See Privacy Notice for Job Applicants – I) Retention.
If you are not satisfied with our response or believe we are not processing your personal data in accordance with the law you can complain to the Information Commissioner’s Office on 0303 123 1113 or via email: https://ico.org.uk/global/contact-us/email/
Your acceptance of this policy
Amended on 03 September 2018.