Privacy Policy

This is the Privacy and Cookie Policy (“Privacy Policy”) for The Legal Stop website.

The Legal Stop is committed to protecting and respecting your privacy. Respect for your privacy is part of our DNA, we have built our Services with a set of strong privacy principles in mind.

This Privacy and Cookie Policy together with our Terms and Conditions and any other documents referred to on it provides important information about how any personal data we collect from you, or that you provide to us, will be processed by us. 

Please read this Privacy Policy carefully as it contains important information about our practices regarding your personal data, how we will treat it and the steps we take to protect your privacy.

Who We Are

When we say “The Legal Stop” we’re talking about The Legal Stop Limited, a company incorporated in England & Wales with company number 7394508, and having its registered office at 86-90 Paul Street, London, EC2A 4NE, England (“The Legal Stop,” "we," or "us"). Our website is www.legalstop.co.uk  ("Site").

For the purpose of the Data Protection Act 2018 (“Act”), The Legal Stop Limited is the data controller (ICO registration number: Z320631X).

The Legal Stop provides legal and business document templates, bespoke document drafting, legal services and information to users around the world. This Privacy Policy applies to our website and all of our apps, services, products, features and software (collectively, our “Services”), unless specified otherwise.

Your Acceptance of These Terms

This Privacy Policy applies to information we collect about visitors to our Site, people who access and/or purchase our Services, and people who do business with us.

In this Privacy Policy, references to “visitors” and “you” are references to the person who visits our Site and/or accesses, uses or purchases our Services. By using our Site and Services you are accepting and consenting to the practices described in this Privacy Policy.

We keep our Privacy Policy under regular review and we reserve the right to make changes to our Privacy Policy at any time. Any changes we may make to our Privacy Policy will be posted on this page and, where appropriate, notified to you by e-mail. Please check back frequently to see any updates or changes to our Privacy Policy. Your continued use of our Site following the posting of the updated Privacy Policy will constitute your acceptance of the changes. If you do not agree to our Privacy Policy, as amended, you must stop using our Site and Services.

Please email any questions, concerns or comments you have about this Privacy Policy to: admin@thelegalstop.co.uk.

Information We Collect

Personal Data: means any information relating to an identified or identifiable natural person; an identifiable person is one who can be identified, directly or indirectly, in particular by reference to an identifier such as a name, an identification number, location data, online identifier or to one or more factors specific to the physical, physiological, genetic, mental, economic, cultural, or social identity of that person. Occasionally we collect and process what may be considered sensitive personal information. Sensitive personal information is a subset of personal information and is generally defined as any information related to racial/ethnic origin, political opinions, religious beliefs, trade union membership, physical or mental health, other medical information including biometric and genetic data, or sexual life or preferences. In some instances, sensitive personal information may also include criminal allegations or convictions, precise geolocation information, financial and bank account numbers, or unique identifiers such as passport numbers. Information that is considered sensitive under applicable law will be handled in accordance with such laws.

We receive, collect, use, disclose, transfer, and store personal data when needed to provide our Services and for our operational and business purposes as described in this Privacy Policy.

We may collect and process the following personal data about you:

  • Information You Provide: You may give us information about you by filling in forms on our Site or by corresponding with us by phone, e-mail or otherwise. This includes information you provide when you use our Site, register for an event, place an order on our Site, purchase our Services, use our Services, enter a competition, promotion or survey, participate in discussion boards or other social media functions on our Site, request information or request customer support. The information you give us may include your name, company, address, email address, phone number, financial and credit card information. The information you provide us through our Site will be used for the purposes of satisfying your requests. If you have emailed us with an enquiry we will use your email address to respond to your query. If you purchase our Services we will collect payment information, such as financial or bank card information, and other information necessary for us to process the transaction. Please note that we do not store financial or bank card information.
  • Automatically Collected Information: This is statistical data about our users' browsing actions and patterns and does not identify any individual. With regard to each of your visits to our Site we may automatically collect the following information:
  1. Usage Information. We collect information about your visit, including the full Uniform Resource Locators (URL) clickstream to, through and from our Site (including date and time); Services you viewed or searched for; page response times, download errors, length of visits to certain pages, page interaction information (such as scrolling, clicks, and mouse-overs), and methods used to browse away from the page.
  2. Device and Connection Information. We collect device-specific information when you access our Site. This includes technical information such as hardware model, the Internet protocol (IP) address used to connect your computer to the Internet, browser information, time zone setting, operating system and platform information, mobile network information and device identifiers.
  3. Cookies. We use cookies to operate our Site and provide our Services. This helps us to provide you with a good experience when you browse our Site and also allows us to improve our Site. For detailed information on the cookies we use and the purposes for which we use them see Cookies section below.
  4. Third-Party Information. Not all of the personal information we hold about you will always come directly from you. We also collect personal information from third parties such as our business partners and service providers to help us provide and enhance our Services.
  5. Third-Party Providers. We work closely with third-party providers to help us operate, provide, improve, understand, customize, support, and market our Services. For example, we work with companies to process payments, help us understand how people use our Services, and market our Services. These third-party providers may provide us information about you; for example, when you purchase our Services or join our platform as a provider you will be required to provide our third party partner with financial data in order to: authorise your payment or receive a payment via the Site. We may receive information and confirmations such as payment receipts from our third-party payment processing partners. Please note that when you use third-party services, their own terms and privacy policies will govern your use of those services.

How We Use Information

We use all the information we have to help us operate, provide, improve, understand, customize, support, and market our Services.

We use information held about you in the following ways:

  • to carry out our obligations arising from any contracts entered into between you and us;
  • to process any orders you may make, and to provide you with the Services that you request from us;
  • to provide you with the information that you request from us, and to communicate with you on any matter relating to the provision of our Services in general;
  • to provide you with information about other Services we offer which we think may interest you, to deliver marketing and event communications to you or keep you informed of legal updates through our periodic newsletters. If we send you a marketing email, it will include instructions on how to opt out of receiving these emails in the future. You can tell us not to contact you with updates and information regarding our Services by following the unsubscribe instructions on any communications sent to you. You can also exercise this right at any time by contacting us at admin@thelegalstop.co.uk;
  • to ensure that content from our Site is presented in the most effective manner;
  • to administer our Site and for internal operations, including troubleshooting, data analysis, testing, research, statistical and survey purposes;
  • to keep our Site safe and secure;
  • to allow you to participate in interactive features of our Service, when you choose to do so. A number of our Services provide features including forums for collaboration and information exchange purposes. Depending upon the Service, the personal information you choose to post, share, upload, or make available is public and visible to others who use those Services. You should never post or share any information that is confidential or about others unless you have permission to do so. We may use information you provide in forums to personalize your experience and to make content and connection recommendations. We moderate these Services for compliance with our Terms and Conditions;
  • to measure or understand the effectiveness of advertising we serve to you and others, and to deliver relevant advertising to you;
  • to comply with any legal obligation, such as the prevention, detection, or investigation of a crime; loss prevention; or fraud. We may also use personal information if we believe to be necessary or appropriate: (a) under applicable law; (b) to respond to requests from courts, law enforcement agencies, regulatory agencies, and other public and government authorities, which may include such authorities outside your country of residence; (c) to enforce our Terms and Conditions and any other applicable terms and policies, including for investigations of potential violations; and (d) to protect our rights, privacy, safety, or property, or those of other persons.

Disclosure of Your Information 

We shares or disclose personal information when necessary to provide Services or conduct our business operations or when we believe that the law permits or requires it as described in this Privacy Policy. When we share personal information, we do so in accordance with data privacy and security requirements. We may occasionally share non-personal, anonymized, and statistical data with third parties.

Below are the parties with whom we may share personal information and why.

  • Within Our Group: We may share your personal information with any member of our group, which means our subsidiaries, our ultimate holding company and its subsidiaries, as defined in section 1159 of the UK Companies Act 2006. All of our employees, agents or contractors who assist us in providing the Services we offer are required to follow our data privacy and security policies when handling personal information.
  • Business Partners: We partner with other organizations to deliver Services, provide content, or to host events, conferences, and seminars. As part of these arrangements, you may be a customer of both The Legal Stop and our partners, and we and our partners may collect and share information about you. We will handle personal information in accordance with this Privacy Policy, and we encourage you to review the privacy statements of our partners to learn more about how they collect, use, and share personal information.
  • Third-party Providers: We work with third-party service providers around the world. Personal information will be made available to these parties only when necessary to fulfil the services they provide to us, such as software, system, and platform support; marketing services; advertising and data analytics. Our third-party service providers are not permitted to share or use personal information we make available to them for any other purpose than to provide services to us. Please note we do not disclose information about identifiable individuals to our advertisers, but we may provide them with aggregate information about our users to help them reach their target audience, and we may use information we have collected to display advertisements to that audience.
  • Third-party Services: Our Services may contain links to and may be used by you in conjunction with third-party apps, services, tools, and websites that are not affiliated with, controlled, or managed by us. Examples include Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, and other third-party apps. When you use third-party services that are integrated with our Services, they may receive information about what you share with them. If you interact with a third-party service linked through our Services, you may be providing information directly to such third party. Please note that when you use third-party services, their own terms and privacy policies will govern your use of those services. We are not responsible for the security or privacy of any information collected by these third parties. You should review the privacy statements or policies applicable to these third-party services.
  • Legal Reasons: In the event that we undergo re-organisation or are sold to a third party, you agree that any personal information we hold about you may be transferred to that re-organised entity or third party. We may also disclose personal information if required to do so by law, Court order or for the purposes of prevention of fraud or other crime or if we believe that such action is necessary to protect and defend our rights, users, visitors, property, systems, and Services.

Where We Store Your Data

The data that we collect from you may be stored at, and transferred to, countries outside the European Economic Area (“EEA”) that do not have similar protections in place regarding your data and restrictions on its use as set out in this Privacy Policy. By way of example, this may happen if one or more of our servers are from time to time located in a country outside the EEA or one of our service providers is located in a country outside the EEA. By submitting your personal data, you agree to this transfer, storing or processing. We will take all steps reasonably necessary to ensure that adequate protections are in place and that your data is treated securely.

How We Protect Your Information 

We only collect personal data that we need for the purposes as set out in this Privacy Policy; we retain personal data for as long as we reasonably require it for legal or business purposes. When we no longer need personal data, we securely delete or destroy it.

We use appropriate technologies and procedures to protect personal data.  We have put in place the following security procedures and technical and organisational measures to safeguard your personal information:

  • all information you provide to us is stored on our secure servers. Any payment transactions will be encrypted using SSL technology;
  • we have measures in place to protect against accidental loss and unauthorized access, use, destruction, or disclosure of data;
  • we place appropriate restrictions on access to personal information.

Unfortunately, the transmission of information via the internet is not completely secure and for this reason we cannot guarantee the security or integrity of any personal information which is transferred from you or to you via the Internet.  Although we use all reasonable efforts to safeguard your personal data, any transmission is at your own risk. Once we have received your information, we will use strict procedures and security features to try to prevent unauthorised access.

Links to Other Websites

Our Site may, from time to time, contain links to and from other websites that are not affiliated with, controlled, or managed by us. Examples include Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter and, third-party apps. This Privacy Policy only applies to our Site so if you follow a link to any of these websites, please note that these websites have their own privacy policies and that we do not accept any responsibility or liability for these policies, or for the security or privacy of any information collected by these third parties. Please check these policies before you submit any personal data to these websites.

Your Rights

  • Access to Your Information: The Data Protection Act 2018 gives you the right to access information held about you. You have the right to request a copy of the information that we hold about you. If you would like a copy of some or all of your personal information, please send an email to admin@thelegalstop.co.uk. Before providing data to you, we will ask for proof of identity and sufficient information about your interaction with us so that we can locate any relevant data. We may also charge you a small fee to meet our costs in providing you with a copy of your data.
  • Updating and Correcting Your Information: We want to ensure that your personal information is accurate and up to date. If any of the information that you have provided to us changes, please let us know the correct details by sending an email to admin@thelegalstop.co.uk. You may ask us, or we may ask you, to correct information you or we think is inaccurate, and you may also ask us to remove information which is inaccurate. You may also have the right to request deletion of your personal information; however, this is not always possible due to legal requirements and other obligations and factors.
  • Marketing: You have the right to ask us not to process your personal data for marketing purposes. To opt out of email marketing, you can use the unsubscribe link found in the email communication you receive from us. You can also exercise the right at any time by contacting us at: admin@thelegalstop.co.uk.

Cookies

We use cookies on our Site. By using our Site you consent to our use of cookies in accordance with the terms of this Privacy Policy.

What Is a Cookie?

A cookie is a small text file that is placed on a computer or other device by websites that you visit and is used to identify the user or device and to collect information. Cookies are widely used in order to make websites work, or work more efficiently to improve the user experience, as well as to provide certain information to the owners of the site.

Why Do We Use Cookies?

The use of cookies and other tracking technologies is standard across websites and apps through which information is collected about your online activities across applications, websites, or other services.

We use cookies to understand, secure, operate, and provide our Services. Cookies help us to recognize you and your preferences, provide you with a good experience when you browse our Site, and also allow us to make improvements to our Site.  

What Type of Cookies Do We Use?

There are two main kinds of cookies: “session” cookies and “persistent” cookies. Session cookies are deleted from your computer when you close your browser, whereas persistent cookies remain stored on your computer until deleted, or until they reach their expiry date.

Our Site sets both “persistent” and “session” cookies which remain on your computer for differing times. Some expire at the end of each session and some remain for longer so that when you return to our Site, you will have a better user experience.

Cookies are typically assigned to one of four categories, depending on their function and intended purpose: strictly necessary cookies, analytical/performance cookies, functional cookies, and cookies for marketing purposes.

The cookies we use are strictly necessary cookies and analytical/performance cookies. 

Types of cookies and why we use them:

  • Strictly necessary cookies. These cookies are essential to enable you to move around a website and use its features. Without these cookies, services you have asked for, like adding items to an online shopping cart, cannot be provided.
  • Analytical/performance cookies. These cookies collect information about how you use our Site. They allow us to recognise and count the number of visitors and to see how visitors move around our Site when they are using it. These cookies don’t collect information that personally identifies you and only collect aggregated and anonymous information. Analytical/performance cookies help us to improve the functionality of our Site, and enhance your experience.

Google Analytics Cookies 

We use Google Analytics to analyse the use of our Site. Google Analytics generates statistical and other information about website use by means of cookies, which are stored on users' computers. We collect standard internet log information and details of visitor behaviour patterns by using Google Analytics cookies. The information generated relating to our Site is used to create reports about the use of the Site; this information does not identify visitors or collect any personal details. Google will store and use this information.

Third Party Cookies

Please note that third parties (including, our third-party providers) may also use cookies, over which we have no control. These cookies are likely to be analytical/performance cookies or targeting cookies.

Managing Cookies

Web browsers allow you to exercise some control of cookies through the browser settings. You can manage website cookies in your browser settings, and you always have the choice to change these settings by accepting, rejecting, or deleting cookies. If you choose to change your settings, you may find that certain functions and features of our Site will not work as intended. All browser settings are slightly different, so to manage cookies, you should refer to the relevant settings within your browser.

For further information about cookies, including how to see what cookies have been set and how to manage and delete them visit: www.aboutcookies.org or www.allaboutcookies.org.

Contact Us

If you have questions about our Privacy Policy or may wish to file a complaint, please feel free to contact us in one of the following ways:

Email:

 admin@thelegalstop.co.uk

Post:

The Legal Stop Limited
86-90 Paul Street
EC2A 4NE
London
UK

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