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Privacy & Cookies

This statement sets out Devereux Chambers’ Privacy Policy regarding the use and protection of any information that you give when you access this website.  We are committed to protecting your privacy and any information you provide when using this website will only be used in accordance with this Privacy Policy.  This Policy is effective from 30 April 2012 and may be updated from time to time.

Collection of information

We may collect personal information such as your name, job title and contact information including postal address, telephone number and email address as well as details such as preferences, interests.  Such information is requested in order that you might receive or use services on our website such as newsletters, articles, invites to seminars and legal updates. Other information might be gathered in relation to mini-pupillage applications or our annual Open Day.

Use of information

By entering your details in the fields requested, you enable us to provide you with the services you select.  Where you give your consent, we may make use of the information to contact you via email or postal mail (e.g. to send invitation to events, brochures, etc.). We will treat the personal information that is provided in accordance with this Policy. Furthermore when using your personal information we will act in accordance with current legislation and aim to meet current Internet best practice.

Security

We are committed to ensuring that your information is secure.  In order to prevent unauthorised access or disclosure, we have in place suitable physical, electronic and managerial procedures to safeguard and secure any information we may collect online.

External Links

This site contains links to other web sites and Devereux Chambers is not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of such sites.

Cookies

A cookie is a small file which asks permission to be placed on your computer's hard drive.  Once you agree, the file is added and the cookie helps analyse web traffic or lets you know when you visit a particular site.

We use traffic log cookies to identify which pages are being used.  This helps us analyse data about web page traffic and improve our website in order to tailor it to user needs.  We only use this information for statistical analysis purposes and then remove the data from the system.

Cookies help us provide you with a better website by enabling us to monitor which pages you find useful and which you do not.  A cookie in no way gives us access to your computer or any information about you, other than the data you choose to share with us.

You can choose to accept or decline cookies.  Most web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser setting to decline cookies if you prefer.  This may prevent you from taking full advantage of the website.

You may refuse the use of cookies by selecting the appropriate settings on your browser, however please note that if you do this you may not be able to use the full functionality of this website.  By using this website, you consent to the processing of data about you in the manner and for the purposes set out above.

The traffic logging cookies used by this site are part of the Google Analytics system.

Google Analytics uses a number of first-party cookies, all prefixed __utm:

  • __utma: contains a unique and anonymous identifying ID, which allows us to ensure that subsequent visits to our website are recorded as belonging to the same (unique) visitor. This cookie expires after two years.
  • __utmb: used to establish and continue a unique user session. Each time you request another page from the website the cookie is updated to expire after 30minutes.
  • __utmc: works with __utmb to determine when to create a new session for a website visitor. This is a session cookie and expires when you exit the browser.
  • __utmz: tracks how you found us and is used to calculate traffic and navigation within the website. It is updated with every new page view and expires after 6 months.
  • You may also sometimes find a __utmv cookie which relates to custom reporting segments, a feature which we occasionally use on Google Analytics.

Full details of the cookies which Google Analytics uses can be found in Cookies & Google Analytics in documentation for Google's Analytics tracking code. You can also read Google's Privacy Policy for Google Analytics. To opt out of our use of Google Analytics you may wish to consider using the Google Analytics Opt-out Browser Add-on.

Control of your personal information

We will ask for your consent before using information for a purpose other than those that are set out in this Policy. Should you wish to have your information removed from any of our mailing lists or believe the information we have is incorrect, please contact the person named at the end of this Policy. You may request details of personal information which we hold about you under the Data Protection Act 1998. 

If you believe that any information we are holding on you is incorrect or incomplete, or if you have any queries about this Privacy Policy, please contact Vince Plant, Chambers Director.