Welcome to www.simcocks.com, the website owned and operated by Simcocks (referred to as “we”, “us”, “our”).
We are committed to protecting and respecting your privacy and to protecting the data you provide to us through our website.
This policy sets out the basis on which any personal data we collect from you, or that you provide to us, will be processed by us and the conditions under which it may be disclosed to others and how it is kept secure. Please read the following carefully to understand how we will treat it. Using the website indicates your acceptance of this policy.
This policy may change from time to time so please re-visit this page occasionally to ensure you are happy with any changes.
Please note that this Website Policy relates only to the treatment and use of personal data incurred by visiting our website.
Our full Privacy Notice can be viewed here.
The Privacy Notice explains the basis for processing your data.
- Who we are
Simcocks Advocates Limited of Ridgeway House, Ridgeway Street, Douglas, Isle of Man, IM99 1PY is the controller of your personal data when you engage us to provide services to you; this means that Simcocks decides why and how your personal data is processed. Simcocks is registered with the Isle of Man Information Commissioner.
- Information we may collect from you
By using and interacting with our website, we collect and process the following data about you:
Information that you provide voluntarily by accessing and using our site (including your name and contact information including email address and address details), for instance in order for you to complete an enquiry or contact form. We may also ask you for information when you report a problem with our site.
We may also automatically collect information about you which we may observe, detect or create without directly asking you to provide the information to us. In common with most other businesses, this will mainly include information gathered automatically through your use of our website or online services, such as your IP address, telephone number or the pages of our website that you have visited.
We may also ask you to complete surveys that we use for research purposes, although you do not have to respond to them.
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 any individual.
All information you provide to us for our use is stored on our secure servers which are located within the Isle of Man and the EEA.
Unfortunately, the transmission of information via the internet is not completely secure. Although we will take reasonable steps to protect your personal data, we cannot guarantee the security of your data transmitted to our site; any transmission is at your own risk. Once we have received your information, we will use appropriate procedures and security features to try to prevent unauthorised access.
- Uses made of the information
By using and interacting with our website, we use information held about you in the following ways:
- To ensure that content from our site is presented in the most effective manner for you and for your computer;
- To provide you with information or service that you request from us to which we feel may interest you;
- To carry out our obligations arising from any contracts entered into between you and us;
- To provide you with fee estimates for legal work;
- To allow you to participate in any interactive features of our service, when you choose to do so; and
- To notify you about changes to our service.
You may restrict our use of your personal information to supply you with information we feel may be of interest to you in the following ways:
- Whenever you are asked to fill in a form on the website, look for the box that you can click to indicate that you do not want the information to be used by anybody for direct marketing purposes.
- If you have previously agreed to us using your personal information for direct marketing purposes, you may change your mind at any time by writing to or emailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- How long we keep your personal information for
If we collect your personal data, the length of time for which we retain it, is determined by a number of factors including the type of data, the purpose for which we use that data and our legal and regulatory obligations attached to the use of your personal data. We do not retain personal data in an identifiable format for longer than is necessary.
- 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 agreement or to protect the rights, property, or safety of, our clients, or others. This includes exchanging information with other companies and organisations for the purposes of fraud protection and credit risk reduction.
- Links with other websites
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 our website and any transmission is at your own risk. Once we have received your personal data, we have in place reasonable and appropriate controls to ensure that it remains secure against accidental or unlawful destruction, loss, alteration, or unauthorised access.
Our site may from time to time, contain links to and from third parties’ websites. If you follow a link to any of these websites, please note that these websites have their own privacy policies and that we not accept any responsibility or liability for these policies. Please check these policies before you submit any personal data to these websites.
In addition, if you have linked to our website from a third party website, we cannot be responsible for the privacy policies and practices of owners and operators of that third party website and recommend that you check the policy of that third party website.
- Your rights to access personal information
Where we rely on your consent as the legal basis for processing your personal data, as set out within our privacy notice under HOW AND WHY WE USE YOUR PERSONAL DATA, you may withdraw your consent at any time by emailing email@example.com.
If you withdraw your consent, our use of your personal data before you withdraw your consent is still lawful.
- Legal advice
Use of and access to this website does not of itself create an Advocate/Client relationship between you and Simcocks and where such an arrangement does exist it is governed by separate off line terms of engagement.
If you require advice on a specific legal problem please contact the relevant fee earner listed on the website or alternatively you can send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org the content on this website is for general information only and should not be regarded as an exhaustive analysis of the law. It is provided to the public free of charge, does not constitute legal advice and must not be relied upon as such to make any decisions. For that reason users should seek specific legal advice about any matter which concerns them.