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This policy relates to the management of the website owned by Powellslaw and covers the website found at the following URL http://www.powellslaw.com
The website is provided by Powellslaw who use the services of a third party website developer to host the website and develop it when required. Appropriate agreements are in place to ensure optimum quality control measures.
The material published on the website is provided for general information purposes only and does not constitute legal or other professional advice. Powellslaw do not accept any responsibility for any loss which may arise from accessing or reliance on information contained in this website.
Any issues arising from this website and your use of this website will be subject to interpretation under the laws of England and Wales, and the courts of England and Wales shall have non-exclusive jurisdiction to resolve such issues.
7-13 Oxford Street
Weston super Mare
Powellslaw is authorised and regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority. To access the rules, guidance and regulations binding our professional conduct please visit www.sra.org.uk and follow the links to the Solicitors’ Code of Conduct.
The Managing Partner presently Stephen Soper has responsibility for the management of the website including:-
• Ensuring content is up to date;
• Ensuring content does not infringe copyright;
• Specifying conditions for downloading material;
• Ensuring any publicity conforms to the most recent Solicitors Code of Conduct
• Ensuring compliance with the Disability Discrimination Act 1995;
• Overseeing linking arrangements;
• Ensuring posting of a privacy notice explaining how any data collected from visitors will be managed by the practice.
• Ensuring content preserves client confidentiality save where the client has consented to any information being used
• To ensure that content does not include any defamatory material and complies with anti-discrimination legislation.
The Office Manager presently Rebecca Sage under the supervision of the Managing Partner is responsible for inputting data onto the website and for its maintenance on a day to day basis however accountability for any content that is published on the website remains with the firm.
The Managing Partner has responsibility for the review of this policy on an annual basis.
The firm does not permit staff to publish content directly to its website. Content is created by both Fee Earning staff within the office and the firm’s external provider. Where content is provided by staff, it is still submitted to the firm’s external provider to put into house style and the appropriate format of the website. The firm’s Practice Administrator facilitates the process. Any content provided by either staff or the firm’s external provider is submitted to the Managing Partner who has overall control of the content and style in accordance with the policy statement above
There are technical safeguardings to minimise automated and most complex attacks, such as a firewall, malware scanning, file change scanning, frequent security updates to the website; its plugins and also server level updates. There is a Firewall at server level to block threats to the server, with strong passwords at website level together with a firewall at website level which includes malware scanning. In addition, there are regular backups. Clone reviews are undertaken regularly.
Powellslaw is committed to making its website accessible for all website visitors, including those with disabilities. We have the option on our website to make the font larger if required. We are committed to providing an accessible web service, and our website is also designed to load on portable devices such as notebooks and mobile phones. If you experience problems or have any suggestions for improvement, please contact the Managing Partner.
Copyright and Trademark Notices
The domain name www.Powellslaw.com is owned by Powellslaw (“the Site”)
Users are permitted to download, store and use material from the Site for their own personal use and/or research or that of their firm or company. Users must not republish, retransmit, redistribute or otherwise make downloaded material available to any other party or make the same available on any website, on-line service or bulletin board of their own or of any other party or make the same available in hard copy or on any other media without Powellslaw expressing prior written consent, and strictly upon the terms that Powellslaw is acknowledged as the source, the text is not altered in any way and the attention of the recipients is drawn to such warning.
Links to Third Party Sites
This website may include hyperlinks to websites operated by other parties. Powellslaw is not responsible for examining or evaluating them and their inclusion does not imply endorsement of their content. Powellslaw do not receive any fee from any website owner who may be cited or linked to from the website. All external links should be considered for information only purposes.
Unless you specify otherwise by opting in, Powellslaw will opt you out of the promotional mailing list. If you do opt in, you agree that Powellslaw shall be free to send you from time to time additional product or company information, including newsletters, product advertisements and / or announcements. Each newsletter, advertisement etc will also provide an opportunity for you to opt out at any time. We will never sell or disclose your email address to anyone.
This Website is owned and operated by Powellslaw with the Managing Partner being the ‘Data Controller’ for the purposes of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). This document is intended to explain how we use the information we collect about you; how you can instruct us if you prefer to limit the use of that information, and the procedures we have in place to safeguard your privacy.
Collection, Use and Security of Data
To comply with the General Data Protection Regulation we adhere to strict security procedures. The personal information which we hold will be held securely to ensure no unauthorised disclosure or access and will only be held when it is reasonable to do so.
The information you provide to us when using this Website will be processed for the following reasons:
- To process any request for advice or information supplied by us
- To comply with our statutory and regulatory obligations
- To process any application made by you for a position with us
- To notify you of our bulletins, information packs and services, should you consent to this and if you opt in, to receiving promotional material
The type of information we will collect about you may include:-
- Your name and address
- Your phone number and e-mail address
- Your occupation
- Your interests
- Details about the services you specifically request
- Information you complete in relation to our client surveys
By submitting your information you consent to the use of that information as set out in this document. If we change our terms and conditions we will post the changes on this page, and may place notices on other pages of the Website, so that you may be aware of the information we collect and how we use it at all times.
We will never collect sensitive personal information about you without your explicit consent and where we do, it will only be held for such time as is reasonable in the circumstances.
Any information that we collect about you is stored electronically on our database. It may also be printed and stored in our filing system.
We will keep your personal information confidential except to the extent that we are compelled to disclose it by law (for example where fraud or other crime is involved) or to comply with an instruction of a regulatory body or competent jurisdiction.
If you believe that the information we hold about you is inaccurate or if you wish us to cease processing your data for any particular purpose or purposes, write to Powellslaw at its address
Powellslaw use a secure online payment facility using specialist software provided by Lloyds. All credit card transactions from the Site are carried out over a secure link. By transmitting card details a user is consenting to the use of their details for the purposes of:-
- authorising their card
- debiting their card account for the service they use
- advising us that payment has been made.
The Managing Partner monitors all compliance issues associated with any financial transactions.
This means we automatically collect and store only the following information about your visit:-
The internet domain and IP address from where you access our website;
The type of browser software and operating system used to access our website;
The date and time you access our website;
If you linked to our Website from another website, the address of that website; and
The pages you enter, visit and exit our website from.
You may adjust your computer’s settings to block cookies, or to accept them only on confirmation from you. Because of the wide variety of browsers and operating systems used by our customers we cannot provide detailed instructions for this, however your browser should contain details in its help facility.
Powellslaw employs information gathering technologies for the purposes of collecting information and statistics about the users of this site, but such information will not be used to identify any individual. The purpose of gathering such information is to assist us to analyse the use of the website and revise it for the benefit of our customers by making your visit to the site more efficient and to improve and increase the content found to be most popular.
Google Analytics is the only such platform used for analysing traffic data as above. Google Analytics’ terms require us to state the following disclaimer:-
The material displayed on our site is provided without any guarantees, conditions or warranties as to its accuracy. The content on our website is deemed to be for general information purposes only and should not constitute legal or professional advice. Winston Solicitors LLP accepts no responsibility for any loss which may arise from accessing or relying upon on information contained in this website.