Privacy & Cookies
Please read the following carefully to understand our views and practices regarding your personal data and how we will treat it.
For the purpose of the applicable data protection legislation, with effect from 25 May 2018 the General Data Protection Regulations 2016 (EU2016/679) (the Regulations), the data controller is Blacks Solicitors LLP of City Point, 29 King Street, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS1 2HL.
Our nominated representative for the purpose of the Regulations is Mr James Ricketts.
As a Data Controller we take the necessary steps to ensure to comply with the Regulations when handling any data that you provide to us.
Information we may collect from you
We may collect and process the following data about you:
- Information that you provide to us in circumstances such as requesting services from us or reporting a problem with our site
- If you contact us, we may keep a record of that correspondence, in accordance with the policies set out in our Data Protection & Privacy Notice.
We may collect information about your computer, including where available your IP address, operating system and browser type, for system administration and to report aggregate information to our advertisers. This is statistical data about our users’ browsing actions and patterns, and does not identify any individual.
A cookie is a small file of letters and numbers that we store on your browser or the hard drive of your computer if you agree. Cookies contain information that is transferred to your computer’s hard drive.
The cookies we use are “analytical” cookies. They allow us to recognise and count the number of visitors and to see how visitors move around the site when they are using it. This helps us to improve the way our website works, for example, by ensuring that users are finding what they are looking for easily.
You may block cookies by activating the setting on your browser that allows you to refuse the setting of all or some cookies. However, if you use your browser settings to block all cookies (including essential cookies) you may not be able to access all or parts of our site.
Uses made of the information
We use information held about you in the following ways:
- To ensure that content from our site is presented in the most effective manner for you and for your computer
- To provide you with information, products or services that you request from us or which we feel may interest you, where you have consented to be contacted for such purposes
- To carry out our obligations arising from any contracts entered into between you and us
- To notify you about changes to our service.
Subject to receiving suitable consent from you, we may also use your data to provide you with information about services which may be of interest to you and we may contact you about these by post, e-mail or telephone.
Disclosure of your information
We may disclose your personal information to any member of our group, which means our subsidiaries, our ultimate holding company and its subsidiaries, as defined in section 1159 of the UK Companies Act 2006.
We will not disclose your personal information to third parties, except in the following situations:
- In the event that we sell or buy any business or assets, in which case we may disclose your personal data to the prospective seller or buyer of such business or assets
- If Blacks Solicitors LLP or substantially all of its assets are acquired by a third party, in which case personal data held by it about its customers will be one of the transferred assets
- To protect the rights, property, or safety of Blacks Solicitors LLP, our clients, or others. This includes exchanging information with other companies and organisations for the purposes of fraud protection and credit risk reduction.
You have rights to ask us to confirm that we process your personal data, and to provide access to and copies of the data that we hold about you.
You can require us to correct any mistake in any information that we hold.
In certain limited circumstances you have the right to ask us to erase personal information about you.
You have the right to object at any time to the processing of personal information for the purposes of direct marketing.
We will usually inform you (before collecting your data) if we intend to use your data for such purposes or if we intend to disclose your information to any third party for such purposes.
You can exercise your right to prevent such processing at any time by writing to James Ricketts at our office address (see below) or by contacting him at JRicketts@LawBlacks.com or Complaints@LawBlacks.com.
Our site may, from time to time, contain links to and from the websites of our partner networks, advertisers and affiliates. If you follow a link to any of these websites, please note that these websites have their own privacy policies and that we do not accept any responsibility or liability for your experience with these policies. Please check these policies before you submit any personal data to these websites.
Access to information
The Act gives you the right to access information held about you. Your right of access can be exercised in accordance with the Regulations. If the request is unfounded, excessive or especially repetitive we may charge a “reasonable fee” to comply with requests for further copies of the same information (based on the administrative cost of providing the information).
Changes to our Privacy & Cookies Policy
Any changes we may make to our privacy & cookies policy in the future will be posted on this page and, where appropriate, notified to you by e-mail.
James Ricketts (Risk, Quality & Compliance Team)
Blacks Solicitors LLP, City Point, 29 King Street, Leeds LS1 2HL.