Privacy policy

Introduction

Altmore Business Law Limited is a UK based firm of solicitors specialising in company and commercial law. See here for further details about the firm.

We are committed to ensuring that when we collect and use information provided to us or information about visitors to our websites (as described below) we do so in accordance with applicable data privacy laws.

This privacy policy explains how we may use information that we obtain about you.

Scope of privacy policy

This privacy policy applies to your use of any of our services, including when you request information from us or engage our legal and other services, or as a result of your relationship with one or more of our clients, or to any information collected from third parties.

Information collection

We collect personal information directly from you, from clients or from authorised representatives. We may also collect personal information from third parties such as regulatory authorities, credit reporting agencies, information or service providers, publicly available records and the third parties described in the ‘Disclosure of your information’ section below. We will handle any unsolicited information in accordance with law, including destroying or de-identifying such information where we are required to do so by a relevant law.

Use of your information

We use your information in order to provide you with, and improve, our services, for example:

  • To ensure that content from our online services is presented in the most effective and secure manner for you and for your device and settings;
  • To provide you on an ongoing basis with information and services, including legal advice, that you request from us or which we feel may interest you as permitted under applicable law, and to measure the popularity and effectiveness of services such as newsletters and seminar invitations, in order to improve what we offer to you and other recipients;
  • To maintain and develop our relationship with you;
  • For research, planning, service development, security or risk management;
  • To maintain and update our records;
  • To carry out our obligations arising from any contracts entered into between you and us; and
  • To facilitate our internal business operations, including to fulfil our legal requirements and professional obligations.

We may not be able to do these things without your personal information. For example, we may not be able to provide our services to you. Under applicable data protection legislation we have a duty of care to ensure that your personal information is accurate and up to date. Therefore, please advise us of any changes to your information via our contact page using the title “privacy”.

Disclosure of your information

We own the database rights in the information collected. We do not trade in or rent out this information.

In addition, we may exchange your personal information with third parties where:

  • You have consented to us sharing your personal information in this way;
  • We are under a legal, regulatory or professional obligation to do so (for example, in order to comply with anti-money laundering requirements) or in order to enforce or apply our terms of business (or other client terms) or to protect the rights and interests, property, or safety of Altmore Business Law, our clients or others;
  • All, or substantially all the assets of an entity within Altmore are merged with or acquired by a third party, or we expand or re-organise our business, in which case your personal information may form part of the transferred or merged assets or we may need to transfer your information to new entities or third parties through which our business will be carried out;
  • We provide anonymous statistical information about users of our websites and related usage information to reputable third parties, including analytics and search engine providers; or
  • We use a third party service provider to provide services that involve data processing, for example archival, auditing, reference checking, professional advisory (including legal, accounting, financial and business consulting), delivery, technology, website, research, banking, payment, client contact, data processing, insurance, forensic, marketing and security services.

Security

The transmission of information via the internet is not completely secure. We cannot guarantee the security of your data transmitted to our online services; any transmission is at your own risk. Additionally, electronic communications through non-secure web platforms may not be secure, virus-free or successfully delivered. Once we have received your information, we will take reasonable steps to use procedures and security features to try to prevent unauthorised access, modification or disclosure.

We take reasonable steps to hold information securely in electronic or physical form. We store information in access controlled premises or in electronic databases requiring logins and passwords. We require our third party data storage providers to comply with appropriate information security industry standards.

The data that we collect from you may be transferred to, and stored at, a destination outside the European Economic Area. It may also be processed by staff operating outside the European Economic Area who work for us or for one of our suppliers.

Cookies

Our online services use cookies and other similar technologies, for example, to distinguish you from other users when you browse our websites or use our online services and also to allow us to improve our online services. For more information about the cookies we use, the purposes for which we use them and details on how to block or delete cookies, please see here.

Third party sites

We also use and provide links to websites which are controlled by third parties. If you use or follow a link to any of these third party websites, please be aware that these websites have their own privacy policies and that we cannot accept any responsibility for their use of information about you.

Your rights

If you would like to request a copy of your data or would like to change the information we hold about you, please contact us using the title “privacy”. At any time if you would prefer to stop receiving newsletters and updates from us, please reply to the communication placing the word “unsubscribe” in the header.

Status of this policy

Your use of this web site or your provision of personal information to us constitutes your acceptance of the terms of this privacy policy. Technologies and information governance practices are constantly developing. We may therefore need to revise this privacy policy in future. You should therefore review this page regularly to ensure that you are aware of any changes to its terms.

Contact and further information

If you have any questions about this privacy policy, or want to submit a written complaint about how we handle your personal information, please contact us using the title “privacy”.

If you make a privacy complaint, we will respond to let you know how your complaint will be handled. We may ask you for further details, consult with other parties and keep records regarding your complaint.