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Privacy Policy

Lake Legal LLP is committed to protecting the personal data that you provide to us and recognise the importance of being clear about how we intend to use it.

All personal data provided by you through this website will be held by Lake Legal LLP. Our registered address is Park House, Park Square West, Leeds, LS1 2PW. Our data protection registration number is: Z1851217. Full details of our notified purposes can be viewed at the website of the Information Commissioner’s Office ico.org.uk

This privacy policy relates to personal data that you provide to us through the www.lakelegal.co.uk website. There are hyperlinks contained within our website which link to other websites owned and operated by third parties. These third parties have their own privacy policies and we recommend that you consider those when using their websites. We do not accept any liability or responsibility in terms of the privacy and security practices of these third party organisations and their websites.

Information we may collect from you

When you receive a service from our website we may ask you for personal data and other information to allow us to provide you with the services that you require. This could include the following:

  • Full name
  • Email address
  • Telephone number
  • Details of your enquiry
  • Name of your organisation

The internet is not completely secure. We cannot guarantee the security of your personal data transmitted through our website or by email. Any transmission is at your own risk. Some of the information you provide to us may be considered sensitive personal data as defined under the Data Protection Act 1998. This means information about the data subjects ethnic or racial origin, political opinions, religious beliefs, trade union membership, physical or mental health, sexual life or criminal record. We would advise users of this website to send such information by a more secure system such as encrypted email or fax. Our fax number is: 0113 357 1271. Sensitive personal data will only be processed following your explicit consent.

How do we intend to use your personal data?

To provide a service: We may contact you for reasons relating to the service you have made a request for. We would use your contact details to manage this and may retain them for marketing purposes. Please refer to the marketing section below on how we may use your personal data for marketing purposes.

If you are interested in working for us we will only use your personal data to process your application, monitor recruitment and provide statistics. Personal data about unsuccessful candidates will be retained for six months after the recruitment process is completed, at which point it will be disposed of securely.

Will my personal data be shared with other organisations?

Your personal data provided by you via our website will only be used by Lake Legal LLP.

In exceptional circumstances such as dealing with fraud, credit risk, dealing with abusive online behaviour, to enforce rights, to protect property, to protect human safety, if the law requires it; or if we sell or merge any part of our business, we may pass your personal data to another person or organisation to use for their own purposes. We will not otherwise disclose your personal data to anyone outside Lake Legal LLP to use for their own purpose without telling you, for example, by updating this privacy statement.

How long will Lake Legal LLP retain my personal data?

We will retain your personal data for as long as is necessary for the required service to be provided to you. All retained personal data is subject to the controls of our data protection policy and will be securely disposed of when it is considered to be of no further use.

Where will my personal data be kept?

Once we have received your personal data we will use recognised industry standard procedures and security features to try to prevent unauthorised access.

Your personal data will be under the control of Lake Legal LLP. It will be held on our computer system. Parts of our computer system, including our website and email are provided by our UK suppliers of computer systems, and are provided for Lake Legal’s sole use. When we print your personal data this will be in the possession and control of our employees at all times and will be securely disposed of when it is considered to be of no further use.

Marketing

We would like to contact our clients for marketing purposes and to promote new services to you. This may be by post, telephone, fax or email. If you do not wish to receive direct marketing from us please contact us with your request.

Cookies

Cookies are text files placed by websites onto your computer. They collect standard internet log and visitor behaviour information. Lake Legal’s website does not use cookies.

For further information please visit the websites www.aboutcookies.org or www.allaboutcookies.org.

The table below explains the cookies we use and why:

Cookie Name Purpose Further Information
Google Analytics __utma This cookie is used to determine unique visitors to the site, and is written upon your first visit to this site from your web browser. The cookie is updated with each page view, and expires 2 years from being set or updated.
__utmb This cookie is used to establish the length of your visit to the site. The cookie is updated with each page view, and expires 30 minutes from being set or updated.
__utmz This cookie stores the type of referral used by you to reach your site, whether via a direct method, a referring link, a website search, or a campaign such as an ad or an email link. It is used to calculate search engine traffic, ad campaigns and page navigation within the site. The cookie is updated with each page view, and expires 6 months from being set or updated.
__utmv This cookie may be set from some pages which are used to track file downloads, or which are used in advertising campaigns. The cookie is updated with each page view, and expires 2 years from being set or updated.
WordPress wordpress_ WordPress cookie for a logged in user. Duration: session
wordpress_logged_in_ WordPress cookie for a logged in user Duration: session
wordpress_test_ WordPress cookie for a logged in user Duration: session
wordpress_test_cookie WordPress test cookie Duration: session
wp-settings- WordPress also sets a few wp-settings-[UID] cookies. The number on the end is your individual user ID from the users database table. This is used to customize your view of admin interface, and possibly also the main site interface. Duration: 1 year
wp-settings-time- WordPress also sets a few wp-settings-{time}-[UID] cookies. The number on the end is your individual user ID from the users database table. This is used to customize your view of admin interface, and possibly also the main site interface. Duration: 1 year

Your rights

You have rights under the Data Protection Act which you can exercise at any time by writing to the Data Controller at the address above. Exercising your rights may make it difficult or impossible for us to provide you with services.

Updated July 2015

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