Privacy Statement

This website www.atkinsthomson.com (the “Site”) is operated by Atkins Thomson Solicitors of 3 Fleet Street London EC4Y 1AU and Low Green Barn Nowton Bury St Edmunds Suffolk IP29 5ND, also referred to in this Privacy Statement as “we” or “us”. Atkins Thomson Solicitors is committed to protecting and respecting your privacy.

This Privacy Statement should be read together with our Terms of Use and sets out how we will treat any personal information that you provide us or that we collect from you. There is a separate privacy statement that governs the online application process for trainee recruitment to our firm that can be accessed during the application process.

Please read the following carefully to understand how we will treat your personal information.

Information we may collect from you 
We may collect information from you in a number of ways, such as through your use of this Site and through our use of cookies (see the Internet Cookies section below). Some sections of the Site invite you to request publications and information about events or legal topics, or to contact us with enquiries and comments. If you do so, we may collect and process personal information about you such as:

Your name, address, email address and other contact details;
Records of your correspondence with us, if you have contacted us;
Details of your visit to our Site and the resources that you access;

Internet Cookies
We may also obtain information about your general internet usage through the use of ‘cookies’ which enable us to make certain parts of the Site easier to use, such as when you register for one of our events online. Cookies function by placing a small text file on your computer’s hard drive, allowing your computer to be recognised by the Site when you next access it.

You may refuse to accept cookies by altering the settings on your internet browser. Please note that if you adjust your internet browser settings to refuse the settings of cookies, you may be unable to access or use fully certain parts of the Site.

When you enter the Site, we may also collect information, where available, about your computer for system administration purposes such as your IP address, operating system and browser type. This information is statistical data about our users’ browsing patterns and generally does not individually identify our users.

Our use of your personal information 
We may use information collected from you in the following ways:

To ensure that the Site is presented to you in an effective manner;
To provide you with information that you have requested from us;
Where you have registered to do so, to send you electronic and/or paper form marketing and other materials relating to our services; and,
To consider any recruitment application or curriculum vitae that you submit though the Site (please note that for trainee recruitment our processing of the information you include in your application is governed by a separate Privacy Statement).
We will not share your personal information with any third party, except where:

You have expressly consented for us to share your personal information with third parties;

  • We are under a legal or regulatory obligation to disclose your personal information, or in order to enforce or apply our Terms of Use; or to protect the rights, property, or safety of our firm, our clients or others;
  • In the event that our firm, or substantially all our firm’s assets are merged or acquired by a third party, in which case your personal information may form part of the transferred or merged assets;
  • To provide anonymous statistical information about our users and related usage information to reputable third parties;
  • We are using a third party service provider to provide services that involve data processing.

Where we store your personal information
In order to provide the Site and our services, any personal information that we collect from you may be transferred to and stored by a third party at a destination inside or outside the European Economic Area, including in a country where the law provides less protection for personal information. By continuing to use the Site and by providing any personal information, you are consenting to such transfers, storing or processing of your personal information. If we engage a third party to process personal information on our behalf we contractually require them to apply appropriate safeguards for personal information.

Links to third party websites 
The Site may contain links to third party websites. If you follow a link to any third party website, please be aware that these websites have their own privacy policy and that we do not accept any responsibility or liability for their policies.

Your rights
You have the right to ask us not to process your personal information for marketing purposes, which can be exercised by checking the relevant boxes when you complete an online form or by contacting us at law@atkinsthomson.com.

Please note that by continuing to use the Site and by providing any personal information to us via the Site or email addresses provided on the Site, you are consenting to our use of your personal information as set out in this Privacy Statement. Please do not send us any personal information if you do not want that information to be used by us in this manner.

This Privacy Statement and/or the Terms of Use may be amended by us at any time. Please check this page periodically to inform yourself of any changes.

If you have any questions or need further information about our privacy practices, please contact us at law@atkinsthomson.com or write to us at Atkins Thomson Solicitors, 3 Fleet Street London EC4Y 1AU.