We are committed to protecting and respecting your privacy as a user of our Site. This notice explains how any personal data that we collect from you, or that you provide to us, will be processed by us. Please read the following carefully to understand our views and practices regarding your personal data and how we will treat it.
The Data Protection Act 2018 (including the implementation of General Data Protection Regulations – GDPR) controls how your personal information is used by organisations, businesses or the government.
Everyone responsible for using personal data has to follow strict rules called ‘data protection principles’. They must make sure the information is:
There is stronger legal protection for more sensitive information, such as:
There are separate safeguards for personal data relating to criminal convictions and offences.
. This will include details of the wide range of value added services available to consortium members including booking to attend training courses & other events, newsletters, annual conference and other legal updates.
We may also use your Personal Data to provide you with website support, to notify you about changes to our site or to provide other information relating to EM Lawshare e.g. surveys, information about the framework generally .
We always try to make sure that the information we collect is correct and does not become an invasion of your privacy. The data collected will only be used by EM Lawshare and its appointed partner firms (and their agents involved in the delivery of value added services). We will never pass on your Personal Data to a third-party unless we have obtained your consent or if we are legally required to do so.
We may process (that is collect, store and use) the following personal data provided by you:
Our Site does not collect sensitive personal information, but it may collect and allow us to process the following:
IP addresses and other technical information; We 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 you as an individual. Collecting this information allows us to ensure that our Site is presented in the most appropriate manner for you and your computer.
We may also collect information about your visit, including full Uniform Resource Locators (URL) clickstream to, through and from our Site (including date and time), page response times, download errors, lengths of visits to certain pages, page interaction information (such as scrolling, clicks, and mouse-overs), and methods used to browse away from the page.
Where you have chosen a password, which enables you to access certain parts of our Site, you are responsible for keeping this password confidential. We ask you not to share a password with anyone outside of your organisation.
The transmission of information via the internet is not completely secure. Although we will do our best to protect your personal data, we cannot guarantee the security of your data transmitted to the Site; any transmission is at your own risk.
The data that we collect from you will not be transferred to, or stored at, a destination outside of the EAA and will be stored on the secure servers utilised by Geldards LLP (who are one of our appointed legal partners) on behalf of the EMLS Consortium. Please note that the transmission of information via the internet is not completely secure. Although EMLS, and Geldards LLP, will do our best to protect your personal data, we cannot guarantee the security of your data transmitted to our Site and any transmission is at your own risk.
Under the Data Protection Act 1998, you can make a formal request for the following information:
Our Site may, from time to time, contain links to and from the websites of our consortium members, legal partners, advisors and affiliates. If you follow a link to any of these websites, please note that these websites have their own privacy policies and that we do not accept any responsibility or liability for these policies.
Last updated 24 October 2023