Privacy Policy

In relation to the website: www.stoneking.co.uk (“the Site”).

Owner: Stone King LLP, trading as ‘Stone King’, a limited liability partnership registered in England and Wales with registered number OC315280, whose principal place of business is at 13 Queen Square Bath BA1 2HJ. (“we/us”). It is authorised and regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority.  A list of the members of the LLP is displayed at the above address, together with a list of those non-members who are designated as partners.

Client services:  Contact our Client Services here

Postal address: 13 Queen Square Bath BA1 2HJ.

The Site is a UK-based website and takes reasonable care to comply with the requirements of the UK Data Protection Act 1998 (‘the Act’) relating to the personal information you supply on the Site.  The Site uses a security system that protects your information from unauthorised use.  However, as no data transmissions over the Internet can be guaranteed to be one hundred percent secure, we cannot ensure or warrant the security of any information you transmit to us and you do so at your own risk.

Save as provided below, we will not sell, rent, distribute or disclose information about you as an individual or your personal usage of the Site (‘Information’) without your consent or unless required or permitted to do so by law. The Information we gather may include name, delivery address, email address, telephone number, and any personal preferences.  

We do not handle payments and cannot store credit or debit card data. When you go to checkout, you will be automatically redirected to a secure server managed by WorldPay (UK) Ltd to guarantee your safety. Our servers are PCI/DSS compliant and security-monitored.

Updating your Information

If any of the information you provide when subscribing to the services on the Site changes, please update your profile by logging in or alternatively, please notify Client Services.

Accessing your Information

We are ‘Data Controllers’ for the purposes of the Act and if you wish to request access to your Information held by us, you may contact Client Services.

Mailing Lists

If you subscribe to our mailing lists for our newsletter and other information, we may also ask you to answer various general questions about yourself. You will be asked to specify the areas in which you are interested so that we can tailor the information which we send to you to cover the new products and services which we believe you might be interested in.

Newsletter

If you subscribe to our newsletter and at any time you wish to stop receiving this or any other information you may have requested from us or any other company, please email or write to Client Services at the address given for us above or click the Unsubscribe link (if available) at the bottom of any document you receive from us.

Surveys and user groups

We always aim to improve the services we offer. As a result we occasionally canvass our clients using surveys. Participation in surveys is voluntary, and you are under no obligation to reply to any survey you might receive from us. Should you choose to do so, we will treat the information you provide with the same high standard of care and confidentiality as we do for all other client information.

Competitions

Your participation on our Site may mean that we occasionally contact you with the opportunity to enter competitions. Entry to competitions is voluntary, and you are under no obligation to take up an invitation from us to enter. Should you choose to enter a competition, we will treat the information you provide with the same high standard of care as all other customer information, and use the information provided strictly within the entry terms of the competition and this Privacy Policy.

‘Email a friend’

We may from time to time operate an ‘Email a Friend’ service or ‘Share’ functionality. This is a referral service, designed to make it easy for clients to recommend our Site and related websites or offers to a friend, and is a two-step process. First, a client sends us the friend's name and email address, and secondly, we contact the friend, telling them who we are, and inviting them to take advantage of a particular offer, or to visit the Site. When we contact your friend, we always advise them of the name and email address of the friend who made the original referral. We will not use your friend’s details for any other purpose.

Links to third parties’ sites

Please note that we do provide links to other sites, which may not be governed by this Privacy Policy and you should view the privacy policy of those sites for further information.

Traffic Patterns/Site Statistics

We may monitor customer traffic patterns, Site usage and related Site information in order to optimise your use of the Site and we may give aggregated statistics to a reputable third-party, but these statistics will include no information personally identifying you.

Transfers to Third Parties

We may also use the Information we gather to notify you about important functionality changes and alterations to the Site, or offers of products, services or information that might be of particular interest to you (where you have consented to this). We may also share your personal information with our affiliates in order to facilitate transactions and delivery of our services.  We ensure that our affiliates protect the confidentiality of your personal information as tightly as we do. This may involve transferring or selling your Information to other companies, inside or outside the EU.

Your information may also be transferred to another entity in the event of the sale of our assets to a third party.  In that event, we will endeavour to ensure that your rights and freedoms in respect of the processing of your personal data are adequately and appropriately protected. 

By submitting your Information and subscribing to the services available on our Site, you consent to such use and transfer. 

Cookies

In addition to the Information which you supply to us, information and data may be automatically collected through the use of cookies. Cookies are small text files the Site can use to recognise repeat users, allow us to observe behaviour and compile aggregate data in order to improve the experience of the Site for you. For example, cookies will tell us whether you viewed the Site with sound or with text on your last visit. Cookies also allow us to count the number of unique and return visitors to our Site.  Some of our associated companies may themselves use cookies on their own websites. We have no access to, or control of these cookies, should this occur.

If you do not wish to receive cookies from us or any other website, you can turn cookies off on your web browser: please follow your browser provider’s instruction in order to do so.  To find out more about cookies, including how to see what cookies have been set and how to manage and delete them, visit www.allaboutcookies.org.  Unfortunately, we cannot accept liability for any malfunctioning of your PC or its installed web browser as a result of any attempt to turn off cookies.

Amendments to this Privacy Policy

We may occasionally modify this Privacy Policy, such variations becoming effective immediately upon posting to the Site and by continuing to use the Site, you will be deemed to accept any such variations.

 

1 March 2013

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