Privacy Policy

This website is run by Jennifer Wiss-Carline, a Solicitor and Chartered Legal Executive based in Nottingham, UK.

The website address is: https://www.solicitormidlands.co.uk.

What personal data I collect and why I collect it

Comments

When visitors leave comments on the site I collect the data shown in the comments form, and also the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection.

An anonymised string created from your email address (also called a hash) may be provided to the Gravatar service to see if you are using it. The Gravatar service Privacy Policy is available here: https://automattic.com/privacy/. After approval of your comment, your profile picture is visible to the public in the context of your comment.

Contact forms

If you submit data to me via my contact form, I will collect this data for the purpose of dealing with your enquiry. 

Embedded content from other websites

Articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website.

These websites may collect data about you, use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking, and monitor your interaction with that embedded content, including tracking your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.

Analytics

I use Google Analytics to collect data about how visitors use my website. This data is anonymous. 

Client data

If you become a client, I will collect data about your matter from you. This may be stored in paper form (within a file) and electronic form, such as email correspondence between us or on a Practice Management System. 

Cookies

This Cookie Policy explains what cookies are and how I use them, the types of cookies I use i.e, the information I collect using cookies and how that information is used, and how to control the cookie preferences. For further information on how I use, store, and keep your personal data secure, see my Privacy Policy below. You can at any time change or withdraw your consent from the Cookie Declaration on my website. Use the Manage Consent link (bottom right). Your consent applies to the following domains: www.solicitormidlands.co.uk

What are cookies?

Cookies are small text files that are used to store small pieces of information. They are stored on your device when the website is loaded on your browser. These cookies help us make the website function properly, make it more secure, provide better user experience, and understand how the website performs and to analyze what works and where it needs improvement.

How do I use cookies?

As most of the online services, my website uses first-party and third-party cookies for several purposes. First-party cookies are mostly necessary for the website to function the right way, and they do not collect any of your personally identifiable data. The third-party cookies used on my website are mainly for understanding how the website performs, how you interact with my website, keeping my services secure, providing advertisements that are relevant to you, and all in all providing you with a better and improved user experience and help speed up your future interactions with my website.

What types of cookies do I use?

Essential: Some cookies are essential for you to be able to experience the full functionality of my site. They allow us to maintain user sessions and prevent any security threats. They do not collect or store any personal information. For example, these cookies allow you to log-in to your account and add products to your basket, and checkout securely.

Statistics: These cookies store information like the number of visitors to the website, the number of unique visitors, which pages of the website have been visited, the source of the visit, etc. These data help me understand and analyze how well the website performs and where it needs improvement.

Marketing: My website sometimes displays advertisements. These cookies are used to personalize the advertisements that I show to you so that they are meaningful to you. These cookies also help me keep track of the efficiency of these ad campaigns. The information stored in these cookies may also be used by the third-party ad providers to show you ads on other websites on the browser as well.

Functional: These are the cookies that help certain non-essential functionalities on my website. These functionalities include embedding content like videos or sharing content of the website on social media platforms.

Preferences: These cookies help me store your settings and browsing preferences like language preferences so that you have a better and efficient experience on future visits to the website.

The below list details the cookies used on my website.

CookieDescription
cookielawinfo-checkbox-analyticsThis cookie is set by GDPR Cookie Consent plugin. The cookie is used to store the user consent for the cookies in the category "Analytics".
cookielawinfo-checkbox-functionalThe cookie is set by GDPR cookie consent to record the user consent for the cookies in the category "Functional".
cookielawinfo-checkbox-necessaryThis cookie is set by GDPR Cookie Consent plugin. The cookies is used to store the user consent for the cookies in the category "Necessary".
cookielawinfo-checkbox-othersThis cookie is set by GDPR Cookie Consent plugin. The cookie is used to store the user consent for the cookies in the category "Other.
cookielawinfo-checkbox-performanceThis cookie is set by GDPR Cookie Consent plugin. The cookie is used to store the user consent for the cookies in the category "Performance".
viewed_cookie_policyThe cookie is set by the GDPR Cookie Consent plugin and is used to store whether or not user has consented to the use of cookies. It does not store any personal data.

This website uses two Google solutions: Google Analytics and Google Adsense. Find out HOW GOOGLE USES INFORMATION FROM SITES OR APPS THAT USE THEIR SERVICES here.

  • Third party vendors, including Google, use cookies to serve ads based on your previous visits to this website or other websites.
  • Google’s use of advertising cookies enables it and its partners to serve ads based on your visit to my sites and/or other sites on the Internet.
  • Users may opt out of personalised advertising by visiting Ads Settings (or www.aboutads.info.)
  • This is a list of third-party vendors and ad networks that may serve ads on this site.
  • This is a list of ad technology providers that may serve ads on this site.
  • You may visit the websites linked in the above list to opt out of the use of cookies for personalised advertising (if the vendor or ad network offers this capability).
  • Alternatively, you can direct users to opt out of some third-party vendors’ uses of cookies for personalised advertising by visiting www.aboutads.info.

How long I retain your data

If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so I can recognise and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue.

If you contact me through my contact form, I retain the data for as long as is needed to deal with your enquiry, or as required by law.

If you become a client, I will retain your file(s) including any data therein for at least six years. 

What rights you have over your data

If you have left comments on this site or submitted a contact form, you can request to receive an exported file of the personal data we hold about you, including any data you have provided to me. You can also request that I erase any personal data I hold about you. This does not include any data I am obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.

Your paper files belong to you. You can request that they are returned to you. I am entitled to keep any paperwork on the file that is for internal purposes only.

Where I send your data

Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service. I use Dropbox to store backups of the data on the website which may include comments currently displayed the website and contact form submissions (not publicly visible). Backups are retained for 3 days although sometimes a master backup will be retained for up to 6 months. My server provider EuroVPS takes daily backups and these are retained for 30 days.

How I protect your data

Your data once submitted (for example, through an enquiry form) may be backed up to Dropbox. You can see how Dropbox keeps your data safe here. Once your enquiry is complete, I will delete the information from the backup drive. 

I also use Gmail as our email provider. You can find out how Gmail keeps your data safe here.

Any Practice Management Software used will be fully GDPR compliant.

Who I share your data with

I may need to pass the information you have provided to another solicitor if I cannot deal with the enquiry myself. In this case, I will ask your permission to pass on your details first. 

Other than this, I will not share your data with anyone else except with your express permission, unless required to do lawfully by an authority such as the Police. 

Get in touch

To get in touch, please use the form below.