Privacy Policy

Scott Farnsworth

Scott Farnsworth is an independent, self-employed barrister, whose place of business is at BioCity Nottingham, Pennyfoot Street, Nottingham, NG1 1GF.  United Kingdom.

Scott operates the website www.scottfarnsworth.biz (the “Website”).

The purpose of this policy

Scott wants to protect the privacy of visitors to the Website and that of his clients and contacts.  Please read the following policy; it will help you to understand how Scott uses your personal data.  Scott may change his privacy policy at any time without giving you notice, so please check it each time you visit the Website.

Whenever you give Scott personal data, you are consenting to its collection and use in accordance with this privacy policy.

What personal data does Scott collect?

When you visit the Website, subscribe to Scott’s marketing updates, use Scott’s services, make an enquiry, or make a booking with Scott, you may be asked to provide some personal data, which may include:

    • Name and company
    • Contact information including email address and postcode
    • Demographic information such as preferences and interests
    • Other information relevant to surveys, offers and enquiries

Scott automatically collects data about visitors to the Website (for example on browsing patterns, by using cookies and your Internet Protocol (IP) address).  This data is used in an anonymous form.

What Scott does with the data he collects?

Scott uses your personal data to provide legal services to you or your organisation and to let you know about other services in which you may be interested.

Scott may also use your personal data to carry out research about his visitors’ and clients’ demographics, interests and behaviour.  Scott does this to better understand his visitors, clients and potential clients. This research is compiled and analysed on an aggregated and anonymous basis.

From time to time, Scott may also use your information to contact you for market research purposes.  Scott may contact you by email, phone or mail.

Whenever and wherever Scott collects, processes or uses personal data, he take steps to ensure that it is treated securely and in accordance with his privacy policy.

The legal basis for the processing of your personal data is your consent and/or any other applicable legal basis, such as Scott’s legitimate interest in engaging in commerce and offering products and services of value to you.  Scott assumes that if you are client of Scott Farnsworth, have made an enquiry or subscribed to his marketing updates that you are interested in hearing about Scott’s legal services.

Scott retains the personal data processed by him for as long as is considered necessary for the purpose for which it was collected (including as required by applicable law or regulation).  Specific retention periods can be obtained by emailing scott@scottfarnsworth.biz.

Security

Unfortunately, no data transmission over the Internet or any other network can be guaranteed as 100% secure, but Scott takes appropriate steps to try and protect the security of your personal data.

Cookies

A cookie is a small file which asks permission to be placed on your computer’s hard drive.

Once you agree, the file is added, and the cookie helps analyse web traffic or lets you know when you visit a particular site.  Cookies allow web applications to tailor its operations to your needs, likes and dislikes by gathering and remembering information about your preferences.

In Scott’s practice, he only use cookies to monitor the performance of the Website and to improve user experience.  If you are not happy with Scott’s use of cookies, then you should either not use the Website, delete the cookies once you have visited the Website, or browse the Website using your browser’s anonymous usage setting.

A cookie in no way gives Scott access to your computer or any information about you, other than the data you choose to share with Scott.

Most web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser setting to decline cookies if you prefer. This may prevent you from taking full advantage of the Website.

Cookies on the Website

Google Analytics – Scott uses this to understand how the Website is being used in order to improve the user experience.  Your user data is all anonymous.  You can find out more about Google’s position on privacy as regards its analytics service at http://www.google.co.uk/intl/en/analytics/privacyoverview.html

Other web services and links

External web services.

Scott may use a number of external web services on the Website, mostly to display content within his web pages.  For example, to show videos Scott may use YouTube and Vimeo.  This is not an exhaustive or complete list of the services Scott uses, or might use in the future, when embedding content, but these are the most common.  Scott cannot prevent these sites, or external domains, from collecting information on your usage of this embedded content.  If you are not logged in to these external services then they will not know who you are but are likely to gather anonymous usage information e.g. number of views, plays, loads etc.

Links to other websites

The Website may contain links to other websites of interest.  However, once you have used these links to leave the Website, you should note that Scott does not have any control over that other website.  Therefore, Scott cannot be responsible for the protection and privacy of any information which you provide whilst visiting such sites and such sites are not governed by this privacy policy.  You should exercise caution and look at the privacy statement applicable to the website in question.

Email marketing communications

Where you receive a marketing email or other direct mailing from Scott, he may collect information using tracking so that he can tell how much traffic those emails send to the Website and Scott can track, at an individual level, whether the user has opened and clicked on the email.  Scott rarely uses this information at a personal level, rather he uses it to understand open and click rates on his emails to try and improve them. Sometimes Scott does use the personal information e.g. to re-email people who did not click the first time. If you want to be sure that none of your email activity is tracked then you should unsubscribe from Scott’s marketing updates.

Other emails that Scott sends you have no tracking in at all, for example personal correspondence or emails with invoices attached.

Controlling your personal information

You may choose to restrict the collection or use of your personal information.  Under the GDPR you have the right to:

    • Request a copy of the personal information Scott holds about you. Please provide as much information as possible about the nature of your contact with Scott to help him locate your records.
    • Object to certain types of processing such as direct marketing.
    • Have the data Scott holds about you transferred to another organisation.
    • Request that Scott deletes your personal data, so it is erased from his records.
    • Have any inaccuracies in your data corrected.
    • Object to automated processing.

If you wish to carry out any of the above, you can do so by writing to Scott at Scott Farnsworth, BioCity Nottingham, Pennyfoot Street, Nottingham, NG1 1GF.  United Kingdom or by emailing Scott at: scott@scottfarnsworth.biz.

Scott will not sell, distribute or lease your personal information to third parties unless he has your permission or is required by law to do so.

You have the right to lodge a complaint about an organisation’s data practices with the ICO who are the supervisory authority.

Disclaimer

The material on the Website is given for general information only, and does not constitute professional advice.  You should take specific advice before taking a course of action as Scott does not accept directly or indirectly any responsibility for loss arising directly or indirectly from reliance on information on the Website.

Given that the Internet uses an open system, Scott cannot warrant that the Website and downloads reach you virus-free. You must, therefore, take all appropriate precautions for your own safety.

Copyright

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