Introduction

Bates Wells & Braithwaite London LLP (BWB) is committed to protecting and respecting your privacy. This policy (together with any other documents referred to on it) sets out the basis on which any personal data we collect from you, or that you provide to us, will be processed by us. Please read the following carefully to understand our practices regarding your personal data and how we will treat it.

The BWB website (www.bwbllp.com) is owned and operated by BWB, a limited liability partnership, registered in England and Wales with company number OC325522, and whose registered office and principal place of business is at 2-6 Cannon Street, London, EC4M 6YH.

Information we may collect from you

We may collect information from you online in the following ways:

  • Through our use of Google Analytics cookies (please see the cookies section below);
  • Through your request for publications and other marketing materials;
  • Through your request for information about legal topics and events;
  • Through your registration for events;
  • Through your contacting us with enquiries and comments.

If you take one the steps mentioned above, we may collect and process personal information about you such as:

  • Your name, address, email address and other contact information;
  • Records of your correspondence with us, if you have contacted us;
  • Details of your visit to the website.

Where we store your personal data

The data that we collect from you may be transferred to, and stored at, a destination outside the European Economic Area (EEA). It may also be processed by persons operating outside the EEA who work for us or an organisation we have instructed. If we do send your personal data outside the EEA we will take steps to ensure that the recipient implements appropriate measures to protect your information.

Uses made of the information

We will process any of your personal data, in accordance with our obligations under applicable data protection laws and regulations, for the following reasons: to provide you with the services you have requested; to comply with applicable laws and regulations; for administrative purposes; and to provide you with information about us and our services, including legal updates. If, at any time, you do not wish to receive further information about us and our services, contact us at marketingdepartment@bwbllp.com.

Disclosure of your information

We may disclose your personal information to third parties if we are under a duty to disclose or share your personal data in order to comply with any legal obligation, or in order to enforce or apply any agreements; or to protect the rights, property, or safety of BWB, or others. This includes exchanging information with other companies and organisations for the purposes of anti-money laundering legislation and credit risk reduction.

Your rights

You have the right to ask us not to process your personal data for marketing purposes. We will usually inform you (before collecting your data) if we intend to use your data for such purposes or if we intend to disclose your information to any third party for such purposes. You can exercise your right to prevent such processing by checking certain boxes on the forms we use to collect your data. You can also exercise the right at any time by contacting us at marketingdepartment@bwbllp.com.

IP Addresses

BWB may collect information about your computer, including where available your IP address, operating system and browser type, for system administration. This is statistical data about our users' browsing actions and patterns, and does not identify any individual.

Cookies

The BWB Website uses cookies to record visits to the Website. This helps BWB to improve the Website and provide you with a good experience when you browse the Website.

Please see our Cookie Policy for more information.

Changes to the BWB privacy policy

This privacy policy was last updated on 25 May 2012. BWB reserves the right to vary this privacy policy from time to time. Such variations become effective on posting on this website. Your subsequent use of this website or submission of personal information to BWB will be deemed to signify your acceptance to the variations.

Contact

Questions, comments and requests regarding this privacy policy should be addressed to marketingdepartment@bwbllp.com.