PRIVACY NOTICE

ECOMLEX PRIVACY NOTICE

Introduction

Ecomlex is an association of independent law firms (the “Member Firms”) with leading IT, data protection and e-commerce expertise.

Fieldfisher LLP owns and operates the Ecomlex website available at http://www.ecomlex.com/ (the “Website”) and is fully committed to protecting your privacy and any personal information that you provide, or we collect when you use the Website;

In this Privacy Notice, we use the terms “we”, “us” and “our” to refer to Fieldfisher LLP, a firm of solicitors, whose address is Riverbank House, 2 Swan Lane, London, EC4R 3TT.

Further information about Fieldfisher LLP is available here: http://www.fieldfisher.com/about-us

Information we collect

We collect personal information from visitors to the Website through the use of on-line forms and every time you correspond with us (for example, when you send us e-mail communications).  We will collect personal information, such as your name, email address and telephone number when you use our ‘Contact Us’ page, together with any other information you choose to provide to us when you send a question, request or enquiry.

We also collect certain information automatically about visitors to our Website, as described in our Cookies Notice.

Our use of your personal information

We use the personal information we collect from you for the following purposes:
to provide you with the information or services that you have requested from us;
to respond to your correspondence, so that we can reply to your enquiries and requests in an efficient and effective manner; and to understand the interests of visitors to the Website, so that we can continuously improve it.

We may also generate, use and disclose aggregated and/or anonymised information and statistics about the Website visitors for marketing and strategic purposes. However, no visitor will be individually identifiable from these aggregated and/or anonymised information and statistics.

In addition to the above, we may disclose your personal information to any third party that purchases all or substantially all of our assets and business, to suppliers we engage to process data on our behalf, and/or to any law enforcement agency, court, regulator, government authority or other third party where we believe this is necessary to comply with a legal or regulatory obligation, or otherwise to protect our rights or the rights of any Member Firm or other third party.

Our legal basis for collecting and using the personal information described above will depend on the personal information concerned and the specific context in which we collect it, as described above. For the most part, the information you provide to us on the contact form will be processed on the basis of our legitimate interests which include responding to your request for information, fraud prevention and network and information systems security.

We may also disclose your personal information to one or more Member Firms if we believe that this is necessary or desirable in order to efficiently respond to an enquiry or request you have made. Further information about our Member Firms can be found on the Members page of this website. Your personal information will generally be retained inside the European Economic Area and Switzerland.

Where we transfer your personal information to Switzerland we do so on the basis that Switzerland’s protection of personal information has been deemed adequate by the European Commission. Member Firms may also share your personal information with their offices around the world in which case they will do so in a manner compliant with EU privacy law, such as on the basis that the offices are located in countries whose laws are deemed to be adequate by the European Commission, or on the basis of the EU-US or Swiss-US Privacy Shield, binding corporate rules or on the basis of the European Commission’s model contracts.

The personal information which Member Firms obtain will be deleted in accordance with their individual information retention policies which may vary according to their individual business and regulatory requirements.

Cookies

Cookies are small text files that websites often store on computer hard drives or mobile devices of visitors to their sites. They are widely used in order to make websites work, or work more efficiently, as well as to provide information to the owners of the site.  You can find out more detailed information about what cookies are used on the Website, why they are used, and how you can control their use here.

In addition to cookies, we also collect other information that is automatically provided to us by your browser when you visit the Website.  This may include your computer’s IP address, operating system, log in times and browser type.  We use this information to better understand how visitors use the Website and for internal reporting purposes.

Other websites

Our Website contains links to other websites, including the websites of Member Firms which are outside our control and are not covered by this Privacy Notice.  If you access other sites using the links provided, the operators of these sites may collect information from you which will be used by them in accordance with their privacy notice, which may differ from ours.

Changes to this Privacy Notice

We reserve the right, at any time, to modify, alter, or update this Privacy Notice. When we do so we will publish the revised version on the Website.  If you do not agree to these changes, please do not continue to use the Website.  If material changes are made to this Privacy Notice, we will notify you by placing a prominent notice on the Website.

Any queries or comments about this Privacy Notice should be sent to us using the contact details listed below.

Your rights

Individuals have certain rights under data protection laws where certain conditions apply. You may access, correct, update or request deletion of your personal information. In addition, you can object to processing of your personal information, ask us to restrict processing of your personal information or request the portability of your personal information.

You also have the right to opt-out from receiving of marketing communications we send you at any time. You can exercise this right by clicking on the “unsubscribe” or “opt-out” link in the marketing e-mails we send you.

Similarly, if we have collected and processed your personal information with your consent, then you can withdraw your consent at any time. Withdrawing your consent will not affect the lawfulness of any processing we conducted prior to your withdrawal, nor will it affect processing of your personal information conducted in reliance on lawful processing grounds other than consent.

You have the right to complain to a data protection authority about our collection and use of your personal information.

We respond to all requests we receive from individuals wishing to exercise their data protection rights in accordance with applicable data protection laws.

Contact details

If you need to contact us regarding our Privacy Policy or any other related issue please write to:

Data Protection Officer
Fieldfisher LLP
5th Floor, Free Trade Exchange
37 Peter Street
Manchester, M2 5GB

or email: dataprotection@fieldfisher.com