Cromwells takes data privacy seriously and adheres to a strict confidentiality policy. Where we invite you to give us information, the purpose of this is clear. We will not use your information for purposes that are not clear when you provide your details, or disclose identifiable information outside Cromwells, except to service providers acting on our behalf or in other very limited circumstances, for example, with your agreement or where we are legally obliged to do so.
Collection of Information
1. Anonymous Browsing. When you browse our website, you are able to do so anonymously. Generally, we do not collect personal information when you browse – not even your email address. However, when you access our website your computer’s browser may automatically provide us with certain information, including information about your computer’s browser type, operating system and IP address, as well as your access date and time and your referring and exiting URLs.
2. Registration and other personal information. In order to access certain areas of our website, or to obtain further information from us via our website, we may ask you to provide information about yourself, including your name, contact information, the organisation you come from and certain other information that we may use to identify you. If you choose not to provide such information, you may not be able to access certain areas of our website or to receive information that you have requested from us.
3. Cookies. Our website servers may also place a cookie on the hard drive of your computer (a small data file) when you first connect to our website. This allows us to recognise your computer on return visits, and helps us study traffic patterns on our website, to improve the website and the services that we provide.
You acknowledge that the information provided by you in any manner may amount to personal or sensitive data under the Data Protection Act 1988 and by continuing to use the website you give your consent to your data being processed as set out in this statement.
Use of your Information
Information that is provided by your computer when you browse our website is used by Cromwells for purposes such as evaluation of website use, assessment and improvement of website performance and improvement of the functionality and services that we are able to offer, and may be transferred outside the European Economic Area to facilitate such use. We may use your information for marketing or recruitment, including passing the information to third parties working with us.
Where you register with us and provide information about yourself, we will use your information to contact you and provide you with the information that you have requested from Cromwells. We may also use your information to keep you informed about events, publications and services provided by Cromwells that may be of interest to you.
The transmission of information via the internet is not completely secure. Although we will do our best to protect your personal data, we cannot guarantee the security of data transmitted to the website. By continuing to use our website you acknowledge that any transmission is at your own risk.
If you want to exercise your right to see the information we hold about you, or think that the information we hold about you may need to be corrected or want to delete all or part of it, or object to the processing on legitimate grounds, please send a signed letter addressed to the Managing Partner. We reserve the right to make a small administrative charge to cover our costs of doing this.
Cromwells reserves the right to disclose any information that it obtains through the Cromwells website to appropriate governmental or regulatory authorities, if required by law or by any governmental or law enforcement agency.
Access to certain areas of Cromwells’s website may require you to register by providing your email address and certain other information. By registering, you are representing that you are at least 18 years old and that you are able to enter into a valid agreement with Cromwells.
Upon registration, you will either select or receive from us a login ID and a unique password (“Codes”). You will be solely and fully responsible for the security of your Codes, and for any and all actions taken using them. Your Codes are for your personal and individual use only.
You may cancel your registration with our website by emailing a request to email@example.com, providing your correct Login ID and password with a statement to the effect, “Please terminate my registered user status for the Cromwells website” and indicating “Cancel Registration” in the subject line. After receiving such request, we will deactivate your Codes.
International Transfer of Information
How long do cookies stay on my computer/device?
Persistent cookies — these will allow our website to recognise you when you return to our website another time. This provides us with useful analytics that help us to optimise our website and your visits.
Session cookies — these exist just for the life of your current visit whilst you have your browser open. They are not stored on your hard disk and are erased when you exit your web browser.
How do I manage my cookies preferences?
There are a number of ways you can manually manage cookies on your computer/device. If you access the internet from more than one computer/device it is important to ensure each browser is configured to suit your cookie preferences. If you wish to block all cookies all the time you can set your browser to do this.
Depending on the type of browser you use, you can set the browser to accept or reject all or certain types of the cookies. Your browser can also be set to tell you every time a cookie is sent to you.
Please note that blocking cookies may result in some parts of our website not working as efficiently as they might otherwise do or at all. This may affect your browsing experience.