As you might expect of a business owned and run by experienced lawyers, we take your privacy very seriously. Particular Legal Limited, the company behind *particular, is intimately acquainted with issues of client confidentiality.
In making use of this website, you consent to the use of that information by Particular Legal Limited as set out below.
The information we collect and how we use it
From time to time we may provide the information that you have provided in connecting with *particular to contractors working for us on client service and communication so that we can monitor and improve the services we provide. We work with some really good people so you don’t have to worry about this, but just in case you do, rest assured that all these contractors sign up to a confidentiality agreement with us concerning the client data that they handle.
We may wish to provide you with information about special features of our business or any other services, products or information from *particular that we think may be of interest to you. Some of the information we provide to you may be about third parties who we also think you might find helpful or interesting. But hey, your inbox is your own and we definitely don’t want to feel uninvited so if you would rather not receive this information, please send an email message to email@example.com with the words “No info please” in the title line.
We will not provide your information to any third party under any circumstances, whether carefully selected or otherwise, unless you expressly say we can (e.g. we say “shall we?” and you say “please, if you wouldn’t mind…”) because to be frank, we wouldn’t want anyone to do that with our personal information either. The one exception to this is where somebody has come in and bought the business, and to be honest that’s only so they can keep supplying *particular services to you.
Please see paragraph 6 below for information on other methods for updating your preferences and details.
Aside from the matters laid out above, your personal data will never be disclosed to any third party save with your consent or as required by a regulatory body or under a court order. Ever. And that’s all we have to say on the matter.
We employ information gathering technologies for the purposes of collecting information and statistics about the users of this site, but such information will not be used deliberately to identify any individual, although it may in practice do so since we want to see what you’re interested in so that we can direct you to other stuff we think you might find helpful. It’s because we’re helpful people, that’s all. And also doing this helps us work out what’s popular so we can keep the content fresh and improving the efficiency of the site, which benefits you and all of our clients. As we said, helpful, that’s all.
You may adjust your computer’s settings so as to block cookies, to accept or reject cookies from specific websites, or to accept them only on confirmation from you. Because of the wide variety of browsers and operating systems used by our customers we cannot provide detailed instructions for this, but your browser should contain details in its help facility. If it doesn’t, frankly we suggest you ditch it and have a go with something better, like Firefox for example, which we love and which you can download for free from here: www.mozilla.com. You should be aware that if you choose to block cookies, the site may not work as efficiently as it should.
How we protect your information
The internet is not a secure medium. It’s much better than it used to be in the bad old days but just as the good technology has improved, so have the baddies gotten more devious. We have put in place various security measures but please don’t take any chances. However, any payments made through this website will be handled using secure socket layer technology or other technology which is at least (if not more) secure than that as provided by PayPal and other reputable providers.
Your payment information will not be disclosed to anyone under any circumstances other than as necessary for the sale concerned and will not be retained by us should you withdraw your instructions.
Sale of business
If *particular or the business operated through this website is integrated into any other company or organisation your details may be disclosed to our advisers and any prospective operators and their advisers and will be passed on to the new operators of *particular. If we didn’t do this, your retainer might have to come to an end and that’s not in anyone interests, especially yours.
Updating your details
If any of the personal information that you have provided to *particular changes, for example if you change your email address, please advise us by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org and include the words “updated information” in the title line.
Owing to the global nature of the internet’s infrastructure the information you provide may be temporarily transferred to and stored in countries outside the European Economic Area that do not have similar protections in place regarding your data and its use as set out in this policy whilst in transmission.