Terms of use & Privacy policy

General

This website is provided by Shoosmiths LLP, a limited liability partnership registered in England and Wales under company number OC374987, whose registered office is at Witan Gate House, 500-600 Witan Gate West, Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire MK9 1SH ("Shoosmiths")

Shoosmiths LLP is authorised and regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority. Our professional rules can be found at www.sra.org.uk/rules. Shoosmiths is also recognised as a multi-national practice with the Law Society of Scotland under number 43932. The Law Society of Scotland regulates Scottish activities through its professional rules which can be found at www.lawscot.org.uk

References on this website and in these terms and conditions to ‘Shoosmiths’ or ‘we’ or ‘our’ or ‘us’ shall mean Shoosmiths LLP and/or its affiliated undertakings.

Your privacy is critically important to Shoosmiths and there are fundamental principles we will never compromise:

  • We will never ask you for personal information unless we truly need it.
  • We will never share your personal information with anyone except to comply with the law, develop our products, or protect our rights.
  • We do not store your personal information on our servers unless required for the on-going operation of one of our services.

Website

Like most websites, our site may collect non-personally-identifying information of the sort that web browsers and servers typically make available, such as the browser type, language preference, referring site, and the date and time of each visitor request. Our purpose in collecting this information is to better understand how visitors use the website.

From time to time we may also collect potentially personally-identifying information like Internet Protocol (IP) addresses. We do not use such information to identify visitors do not disclose such information, other than under the same circumstances as described below.

Gathering of Personally-Identifying Information

Certain visitors to Shoosmiths website choose to interact in ways that require us to gather personally-identifying information. The amount and type of information that we gathers depends on the nature of the interaction. Shoosmiths collects such information only insofar as is necessary or appropriate to fulfil the purpose of the visitor's interaction. Shoosmiths does not disclose personally-identifying information other than as described below. Visitors can refuse to supply personally-identifying information, however this may prevent them from engaging in certain website-related activities.

Protection of personally-identifying information

Shoosmiths discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only to those of its employees, contractors and affiliated organisations that need to know that information in order to process it on our behalf or to provide services available through our websites and have agreed not to disclose it to others. Some of those employees, contractors and affiliated organisations may be located outside of your home country and by using this website, you consent to the transfer of such information to them.

Shoosmiths will not rent or sell potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information to any other firm, company or individual. We will only disclose potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information when required to do so by law, or when Shoosmiths believes in good faith that disclosure is reasonably necessary to protect the property or rights of Shoosmiths, third parties or the public at large.

If you have supplied your email address, you may occasionally receive an email to tell you about new features, solicit your feedback, or just keep you up to date with what's going on at Shoosmiths. We keep this type of email to a minimum and you can choose not to receive any such communication if you prefer.

Cookies

A cookie is a string of information that a website stores on a visitor's computer which the visitor's browser then provides to the website each time the visitor returns. Shoosmiths uses cookies to help us identify and track visitors, their usage of our website, and their website access preferences. Visitors who do not wish to have cookies placed on their computers should set their browsers to refuse cookies before using Shoosmiths website, although be aware that certain features of the website may not function properly without the aid of cookies.

Privacy policy changes

Although most changes are likely to be minor, Shoosmiths may change its privacy policy at our sole discretion. Visitors should check this page from time to time for any changes to our privacy policy. Continued use of this site after any change in this privacy policy will constitute your acceptance of any such changes.