Privacy Policy

Last Updated: 08-03-18

This privacy policy (“Policy”) describes how Counsel Search Limited collects and uses personal data of users of this website, www.counselsearch.co.uk.

Please take a moment to read this Policy which explains how we collect, use, disclose and transfer the personal information that you provide to us when you visit our site.

By visiting our site and providing us with your personal data, you acknowledge and agree that your personal data may be processed for the purposes identified in this Policy.

You can find out more about Counsel Search Limited and the Terms of Use for using our site at www.counselsearch.co.uk/website-terms-use/.

Who We Are & Contact Information

Counsel Search Limited is a company registered in England & Wales under number 11159878 with registered offices at Level 30, The Leadenhall Building, 122 Leadenhall Street, City of London, EC3V 4AB. If you have any questions about how we use your personal data, please do not hesitate to contact us with enquiry topic “Data Privacy” at:

Level 30, The Leadenhall Building,
122 Leadenhall Street, City of London,
EC3V 4AB
E-mail: support@counselsearch.co.uk
Phone: 0203 026 5000

What We Collect

We obtain information about you in a range of ways:

Information You Give Us

We collect your name, email address and phone number as well as other information you directly give us on our site. In addition, we may also collect personal information from you when you correspond with use (for example, when you send us e-mail communications or letters, or by telephone).

Information We Get From Others

We may get information about you from other sources. We may add this to information we get from this site.

Information Automatically Collected

We automatically log information about you and your computer. For example, when visiting our site, we log your computer operating system type, browser type, browser language, the website you visited before browsing to our site, pages you viewed, how long you spent on a page, access times and information about your use of and actions on our site.

Cookies

Our site (like most platforms) uses cookies and other similar technology such as ‘web beacons’.

What Are Cookies?

Cookies are text files containing small amounts of information which are downloaded to your computer or mobile device when you visit a website or mobile application. Cookies are then sent back to the originating site on each subsequent visit, or to another site that recognises that cookies. You can find out more information about cookies at www.allaboutcookies.org.

Cookies are widely used in order to make sites work, or to work more efficiently, as well as to provide information to the owners of the platform.

We use cookies to enhance the online experience of our visitors and to better understand how our site is used. Cookies may tell us, for example, whether you have visited our site before or whether you are a new visitor.

Types of Cookies

Our site (like most platforms) uses cookies and other similar technology such as ‘web beacons’.

There are two broad categories of cookies:

First Party Cookies, served directly by [name of business] to your computer or mobile device. They are used only by [name of business] to recognise your computer or mobile device when it revisits our site.

Third party cookies, which are served by a service provider on our site, and can be used by the service provider to recognise your computer or mobile device when it visits other sites. Third party cookies are most commonly used for platform analytics or advertising purposes.

Cookies can remain on your computer or mobile device for different periods of time. Some cookies are ‘session cookies’, meaning that they exist only while your browser is open. These are deleted automatically once you close your browser. Other cookies are ‘permanent cookies,’ meaning that they survive after your browser is closed. They can be used by the site to recognise our computer or mobile device when you open your browser and browse the Internet again.

What Type Of Cookies Do We Use?

Our site uses the following types of cookies:

Essential Cookies: These cookies are essential to provide you with services available through our site and to use some of its features, such as access to secure areas. Without these cookies, services you have asked for, like transactional pages and secure login accounts, would not be possible.

Analytics Cookies: These cookies are used to collect information about how visitors use our site. The information gathered does not identify any individual visitor and is aggregated. It includes the number of visitors to our site, the sites that referred them to our site and the pages that they visited on our site. We use this information to help operate our site more efficiently, to gather broad demographic information and to monitor the level of activity on our site.

Performance Cookies: These cookies collect information about how visitors use the site, so that we can analyse traffic and understand how our visitors use our sites. [We use Google Analytics for this purpose. Google Analytics uses its own cookies. These cookies don’t collect information that identify a visitor. All information these cookies collect is aggregated and therefore anonymous. It is only used to improve how the site works. You can find out more information about Google Analytics cookies here: https://developers.google.com/analytics/resources/concepts/gaConceptsCookies
You can avoid the use of Google Analytics relating to your use of our site by downloading and installing the browser plugin available via this link: http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=en-GB

Functionality Cookies: These cookies allow our site to remember choices you make (such as your user name, or the region you are in) and provide enhanced, more personal features. These cookies can also be used to remember changes you have made to text size, fonts and other parts of web pages that you can customize. They may also be used to provide services you have asked for such as watching a video or commenting on a blog. The information these cookies collect may be anonymised and they cannot track your browsing activity on other websites.

How To Control or Delete Cookies

You have the right to choose whether or not to accept cookies and we have explained how you can exercise this right below. However, please note that if you do not accept our cookies, you may experience some inconvenience in your use of our site.

You can set your cookie preferences by changing your browser settings so that cookies from this site cannot be placed on your computer or mobile device. In order to do this, follow the instructions provided by your browser (usually located within the “help” “tools” or “Edit” facility).

Further information about cookies, including how to see what cookies have been set on your computer or mobile device and how to manage and delete them, visit www.allaboutcookies.org and www.youronlinechoices.eu.

IP Addresses

We may collect information about your computer or mobile device, including where available your IP address, operating system, log in times and browser type. We use this information to better understand how visitors use our site and for internal reporting purposes.

Use Of Personal Data

We use your personal data for the following purposes:
• to operate, maintain, and improve our site, products and services;
• to link or combine user information with other personal data; and
• to protect, investigate, and deter against fraudulent, unauthorized, or illegal activity.

Sharing Of Personal Data

We do not rent, sell or share personal information about you with other people or non-affiliated companies outside Counsel Search Limited except under the following circumstances:
• With your consent. For example, you may let us share your personal data with our clients.
• When we do a business deal, or negotiate a business deal, involving the sale or transfer of all or substantially all of our business or assets. These deals can include any merger, financing, acquisition, or bankruptcy transaction or proceeding.
• For legal, protection, and safety purposes;
• to comply with laws or any regulatory obligation;
• to respond to lawful requests and legal processes;
• to protect the rights and property of Counsel Search Limited, our agents, customers and others. This includes enforcing our agreements, policies and Terms of Use.
• With those who need it to do work for us.

Protecting Your Information

We want you to feel confident about using our site, and we are committed to protecting the personal information we collect. We limit access to personal information about you to employees who reasonably need access to it, to provide products or services to you or in order to do their jobs. We have appropriate technical and organisational physical, electronic, and procedural safeguards to protect the personal information that you provide to us against unauthorised or unlawful processing and against accidental loss, damage or destruction.

Retention Period

We will retain your personal data for the period necessary to fulfil the purposes outlined in this Policy unless a longer retention period is required or permitted by law.

How To Edit, Delete Or Access Your Personal Data

You have the right to ask for a copy of any personal information that we hold about you in our records, to correct any inaccuracies and to update any out of date information. You can also ask us not to send you direct marketing communications (however please note that we may continue to send you service related (i.e. non-marketing) communications, such as email updates). If you wish to exercise any of these rights, or wish to object to our use of your personal information, please write to us at the address given above.

Changes To This Policy

From time to time we may change this Policy. If we make any changes, we will change the Last Updated date above. If you do not agree to these changes, please do not continue to use our site. If material changes are made to this Policy, we will notify you by email or by placing a prominent notice on the site.