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.
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).
Your Acceptance of These Terms
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 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:
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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 email@example.com;
- 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
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.
- 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
How We Protect Your Information
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
- 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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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 email@example.com. 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: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
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
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.
The Legal Stop Limited
86-90 Paul Street