This privacy policy sets out the commitment of ODT Solicitors to safeguarding the privacy of your data and applies to all personal data as defined in the Data Protection Act 1998.

If you have any queries concerning your personal information please contact Tim Morgan direct on tmorgan@odt.co.uk or call him on 01273 710712.

Information collected and its use

We collect personal information from you in order that our services can be offered as effectively as possible. In particular, we may hold information for the following purposes:

(a) generally, for any purpose for which you give us express or implied consent to use the information, or for any other purpose permitted under the Data Protection Act 1998;

(b) specifically, where information is submitted by you in relation to an enquiry about our services, for the purpose of responding to your enquiry. If you subsequently instruct us to act for you, the information will be held in accordance with our data protection procedures for clients. If you do not subsequently instruct us to act for you we may retain your details for the purpose of contacting you in future about our services, seminars or bulletins, unless you request us not to do so; and

(c) specifically, where information is submitted by you in relation to any job application, for the purpose of assessing your application as part of the decision-making process relating to job vacancies. Information will be retained after a decision has been reached on your application, unless you ask us not to retain the information. If we offer you a position which you accept, the information will be held in accordance with our data protection procedures for employee records.

Security

We use a number of technologies and operational procedures to protect data submitted to us. Security of data on our equipment is provided by a combination of firewalls, website authentication services and data encryption.

Disclosures

Unless required to do so by law, we will not pass your information to any third party other than a data processor acting on our instructions pursuant to the Data Protection Act 1998 or to other organisations with whom we provide joint training or seminars. Please let us know if you do not want us to do this.

Cookies

Cookies are small pieces of text-only information that are stored by your browser on your computer’s hard drive.

The only cookies we currently use are Google Analytics cookies (__utma, __utmb, __utmc, __utmz). We use these to collect information about how visitors use our site. The information includes the time of the current visit, whether you have been to the site before and what site referred you here. We use this information to estimate our audience size and usage pattern, so that we can improve our site by understanding how people use it. Click here for further information from Google on Google Analytics and your privacy.

You can block cookies by activating the setting on your browser which allows you to refuse the setting of all or some cookies. Unless you have adjusted your browser setting so that it will refuse cookies, our system will issue cookies as soon you visit our site.

By continuing to use our site, you agree to our use of cookies as set out above.

Your rights

If at any stage you would like to remove, check or amend the information held by us about you please contact Mr Paul Barnes who will use all reasonable endeavours to take the necessary action within a reasonable time. We reserve the right to take reasonable steps to confirm your identity before making any disclosure of information held by us.

Change to Privacy Policy

If we change this Privacy Policy, the amended Privacy Policy will be posted on this website and the revised Policy will take effect once posted. Your continued use of this website after the posting will signify your agreement to the new terms.

Transmission of data

Whilst we have taken all reasonable steps to ensure that the information you provide will be kept secure from unauthorised access we cannot guarantee that the information will be secure during transmission by you to this website.