Your privacy is important to us. This policy explains how we may collect and use information about you through our website.
What we collect and how we use it
Ashley Murray Chambers and its staff monitor visits to our website. We may collect your name and job title, your contact details including your email address or we may collect demographic information such as postcode, preferences and interests. The information we collect is used to improve the website so that you are able to benefit from it. The information that we collect in this process may identify you as an individual, however, we do not seek to identify individual visitors unless they volunteer their contact details through one of the forms on the site. In some circumstances, our records will identify organisations visiting our site and we may use that information in managing our relationships with those organisations – for example, in considering how to develop the services that we offer them.
Various forms on our site invite you to submit your contact details and other information about yourself or your organisation, or to send us emails which will, of course, also identify you. In each case, the purpose for which you are invited to give us information is clear and we also indicate which of the requested information is essential for the relevant purpose and which is optional – fields for essential information are marked with an asterisk.
If we propose to use your details to send you information from Ashley Murray Chambers about barristers, events or legal developments, which we believe may be of interest to you (other than information that you have specifically requested), we give you the opportunity to tell us that you do not wish to receive such information. We will not use your information for purposes that are not clear when you provide your details and will not disclose them outside Ashley Murray Chambers except in very limited circumstances, for example, with your agreement or where we are legally obliged to do so. Under no circumstances will your information be sold or used by any other organisation.
We monitor visits to our website by recording the IP address (a unique number which identifies your computer and its location on the internet) of visitors to our site. We may collect information about your computer, including where available your IP address, operating system and browser type, for system administration and to report aggregate information for internal purposes only. This is statistical data about our users’ browsing actions and patterns, and does not identify any individual. This is principally so that we can make sure that it is easy to navigate, identify the areas that are of particular interest to visitors and generally improve the site and our services. The information that we collect in this process will not identify you as an individual.
A cookie is a small file which asks permission to be placed on your computers 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 respond to you as an individual. The web application can tailor its operations to your needs, likes and dislikes by gathering and remembering information about your preferences. We may use traffic log cookies to identify which pages are being used. This helps analyse data about web page traffic and improve our website in order to tailor it to customer needs. We only use this information for statistical analysis purposes and then the data is removed from the system. Overall, cookies help us provide you with a better website, by enabling us to monitor which pages you find useful and which you do not. A cookie in no way gives us access to your computer or any information about you, other than the data you choose to share with us.
You can choose to accept or decline cookies. 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.
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