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Privacy policy

This web site is produced by the members of 20 Essex Street, a set of barristers’ chambers. We have no collective legal identity of any kind; all barristers practising from a set of chambers are self-employed individuals. By agreement of the barristers in these chambers, this web site has been prepared for information purposes only. 

We are committed to safeguarding the privacy of our website visitors; this policy sets out how we will treat your personal information. Please read it together with our website disclaimer.

(1) What information do we collect?

We may collect, store and use the following kinds of personal data:

(a) information about your computer and about your visits to and use of this website (including your IP address, geographical location, browser type, referral source, length of visit and number of page views);

(b) information that you provide to us for the purpose of applying for a pupillage or mini-pupillage;

(c) information that you provide to us for the purpose of subscribing to our website services, email notifications and/or newsletters;

(d) any other information that you choose to send to us

(2) Cookies and statistical tracking

A cookie consists of information sent by a web server to a web browser, and stored by the browser. The information is then sent back to the server each time the browser requests a page from the server. This enables the web server to identify and track the web browser.

We use cookies on the website to keep track of you whilst you navigate the website, to enable our website to recognise you when you visit, and to enhance the functionality of the website. Please see our Cookie Audit.

Some cookies will be deleted from your computer when you close your browser, but some will remain stored on your computer until deleted, or until they reach a specified expiry date.

Most browsers allow you to reject all cookies, whilst some browsers allow you to reject just third party cookies. For example, in Internet Explorer you can refuse all cookies by clicking “Tools”, “Internet Options”, “Privacy”, and selecting “Block all cookies” using the sliding selector. Blocking all cookies will, however, have a negative impact upon the usability of many websites, including this one.

We use Google and Clicky Web Analytics to analyse the use of this website. Both Google and Clicky Web Analytics generate statistical and other information about website use by means of cookies, which are stored on users’ computers, and otherwise. The information generated relating to our website is used to create reports about the use of the website. Google and Clicky will store this information. Google’s privacy policy is available at: http://www.google.com/privacypolicy.html. Clicky’s is available at http://getclicky.com/terms#privacy

(3) Using your personal data

Personal data submitted on this website will be used for the purposes specified in this privacy policy or in relevant parts of the website.

We may use your personal information to:

(a) administer the website;

(b) improve your browsing experience by personalising the website;

(c) enable your use of the services available on the website;

(d) send you general (non-marketing) commercial communications;

(e) send you email notifications which you have specifically requested;

(f) send to you our newsletter and other business related marketing communications which we think may be of interest to you by post or, where you have specifically agreed to this, by email or similar technology (you can inform us at any time if you no longer require marketing communications);

(g) deal with enquiries and complaints made by or about you relating to the website

(4) Disclosures

We may disclose information about you to any of our employees, agents, suppliers or subcontractors insofar as reasonably necessary for the purposes as set out in this privacy policy.

In addition, we may disclose information about you:

(a) to the extent that we are required to do so by law;

(b) in connection with any legal proceedings or prospective legal proceedings; and

(c) in order to establish, exercise or defend our legal rights (including providing information to others for the purposes of fraud prevention and reducing credit risk)

Except as provided in this privacy policy, we will not provide your information to third parties.

(5) International data transfers

Information that we collect may be stored and processed in and transferred between any of the countries in which members of chambers operate in order to enable us to use the information in accordance with this privacy policy.

Information which you provide may be transferred to countries (including Singapore) which do not have data protection laws equivalent to those in force in the European Economic Areas (EEA).

You expressly agree to such transfers of personal information.

(6) Security of your personal data

We will take reasonable technical and organisational precautions to prevent the loss, misuse or alteration of your personal information.

Of course, data transmission over the internet is inherently insecure, and we cannot guarantee the security of data sent over the internet.

(7) Policy amendments

We may update this privacy policy from time-to-time by posting a new version on our website. You should check this page occasionally to ensure you are happy with any changes.

(8) Your rights

You may instruct us to provide you with any personal information we hold about you. Provision of such information may be subject to the payment of a fee (currently fixed at £10.00).

You may instruct us not to process your personal data for marketing purposes by email at any time. (In practice, you will usually either expressly agree in advance to our use of your personal data for marketing purposes, or we will provide you with an opportunity to opt-out of the use of your personal data for marketing purposes.)

(9) Third party websites

The website contains links to other websites. We are not responsible for the privacy policies or practices of third party websites.

(10) Updating information

Please let us know if the personal information which we hold about you needs to be corrected or updated.

(11) Contact

If you have any questions about this privacy policy or our treatment of your personal data, please write to us by email to clerks [at] 20essexst [dot] com or by post to 20 Essex Street, London WC2R 3AL.

(12) Data controller

The data controllers responsible for our website are the joint Heads of Chambers.

His data protection registration number is Z9254277.