This Privacy and Cookies Policy is applicable to www.scott-scott.com (the “Site”) owned or operated by Scott+Scott Attorneys at Law LLP together with Scott+Scott UK LLP and Scott+Scott Germany LLP (“Scott+Scott”, “we”, “our”, or “us”).
This policy sets out the basis on which any personal information we collect from you, or that you provide to us, through the Sites will be processed by Scott+Scott. This policy also sets out the basis on which we process personal information relating to individuals which we obtain indirectly in connection with the lawsuits we bring on behalf of our clients. Please read this policy carefully to understand our views and practices regarding your personal information and how we will treat it.
Scott+Scott Attorneys at Law LLP, Scott+Scott UK LLP and Scott+Scott Germany LLP are joint controllers of the personal data we process in connection with this Privacy and Cookies Policy. If you would like further information regarding the joint controller arrangement in place between the parties, including the allocation of responsibilities between the parties for adherence to applicable data protection laws, please contact us using the details set out in the “Contacting Us” section below.
This Privacy and Cookies Policy does not apply to our client or employee personal information or candidate recruiting practices. We have separate privacy policies pertaining to those activities. Please let us know if you wish to request further information about our data protection practices in relation to recruitment. Our Client Data Protection Policy is available via our website: www.scott-scott.com.
Data Protection Principles
Personal information we may collect about you
Disclosure of your information
How Long We Keep Your Personal Information
Your Legal Rights
Changes to this policy
CT PUBLIC ACT 08-167 and C.G.S. §42-471
Non-Public Personal Information
Confidentiality and Security
If you have any questions about this Privacy and Cookies Policy or your personal information, or to exercise any of your rights as described in this Privacy and Cookies Policy or under data protection laws, you can contact us as follows:
Scott+Scott UK LLP
St. Bartholomew House
90-94 Fleet Street
t: +44 20 3911 5510
Scott+Scott adheres to the following principles when processing your personal information as data controller:
Scott+Scott may collect and process the following information about you:
Information you provide to us:
Information we collect about you:
Source of the information:
If we are processing personal information which you have not provided to us directly, we may have obtained such information from the following third parties:
Uses made of the information:
Scott+Scott will only use your personal information if it has a legal basis for doing so. The purpose for which we use and process your information and the legal basis on which we carry out each type of processing is explained in the table below.
|Purposes for which we will process the information||Legal Basis for the processing|
|To provide you with the information and services that you request from us.||It is in our legitimate interests to respond to your queries and provide any information and materials requested in order to generate and develop business. We consider this use to be proportionate and will not be prejudicial or detrimental to you.|
|To provide you with information about other services Scott+Scott offers that are similar or related to those that you have enquired about.||It is in our legitimate interests to develop our services and grow our business. We consider this use to be proportionate and will not be prejudicial or detrimental to you.|
||For all these categories, it is in our legitimate interests to continually monitor and improve our services and your experience of the website and to ensure network security. We consider this use to be necessary for our legitimate interests and will not be prejudicial or detrimental to you.|
|To carry out investigations to assess the viability of claims prior to commencing formal legal proceedings.||It is necessary in our and our clients’ legitimate interests to assess the viability of claims to ensure we only engage in legal proceedings where it is appropriate to do so.|
|Use of information about third parties which are the subject of or relevant to a case or transaction which we are involved in on behalf of our clients. We will use such personal information in order to seek, and fulfil, our clients’ instructions.||To do this, it is necessary in order to pursue our legitimate interests in carrying out our clients’ instructions and acting in the best interests of our clients.|
We do not rely on consent as a legal basis for processing your personal information which we collect from you, or which you give to us, in relation to your visiting the Sites.
As joint controllers, the personal information referred to in this policy is shared between the Scott+Scott group members referred to above. Please see the “International Transfers” section below for further details on this.
Scott+Scott may disclose your personal information:
For example, we may monitor how many times you visit this Website, which pages you go to, traffic data, location data and the originating domain name of a user’s internet service provider. Some of this data will be aggregated or statistical, which means that we will not be able to identify you individually.
You can set your browser not to accept cookies and the website referred to below tells you how to remove cookies from your browser. However, some of the features on the Site may not function as a result.
The cookies we use:
The table below provides more information about the cookies we use and why:
|The cookies we use||Name||What they do|
|Google Analytics||_ga||Used to identify unique users. Expires after 2 years.|
|_gat||Used to throttle the request rate. Expires after 1 minute.|
|_gid||Tracks users as they navigate the website and help improve the website’s usability.|
|Scott & Scott||_privacy_embeds||This cookie registers that you have given consent to the cookies on the Site. The cookie expires after 30 days during which time you will not be asked to provide consent again.|
How to turn off cookies:
If you do not want to accept cookies, you can change your browser settings so that cookies are not accepted. If you do this, please be aware that you may lose some of the functionality of the Site.
To find out more about cookies, including how to see which cookies have been set and how to manage and delete them, you can visit the third party website: www.allaboutcookies.org.
As joint controllers, your personal information may be shared between any of the Scott+Scott group members referred to above, including in the USA. As such, your personal information may be transferred to, and stored at, a destination outside the European Economic Area (“EEA”) or UK. Your information may also be transferred or accessed internationally in the context of a litigation matter which you are involved.
Where personal information is transferred to and stored in a country outside the EEA which is not determined by the European Commission as providing adequate levels of protection for personal information (such as the US), we take steps to provide appropriate safeguards to protect your personal information, including entering into standard contractual clauses approved by the European Commission. Scott+Scott UK LLP, Scott+Scott Attorneys at Law LLP and Scott+Scott Germany LLP are parties to a Data Transfer Agreement which incorporates the standard contractual clauses.
We use appropriate technical and organizational security measures to protect personal information both online and offline from unauthorized use, loss, alteration or destruction. We use physical and procedural security measures to protect information from the point of collection to the point of destruction. Where data processing is carried out on our behalf by a third party, we take steps to ensure that appropriate security measures are in place to prevent unauthorized disclosure of personal information.
Despite these precautions, however, the transmission of information via the internet is not completely secure. Although Scott+Scott will do its best to protect your personal information, we cannot guarantee the security of your information transmitted to the Sites and any transmission is at your own risk. Once we have received your information, we will use strict procedures and security features to try to prevent unauthorized access.
We will only retain your personal information for as long as necessary to fulfil the purposes for which we collected it, including for the purposes of satisfying any legal, accounting or reporting requirements.
To determine the appropriate retention period for personal information, we consider the amount, nature and sensitivity of the personal information, the potential risk of harm from unauthorized use or disclosure of your personal information, the purposes for which we process your personal information and whether we can achieve those purposes through other means and the applicable legal requirements.
Subject to certain limitations, you have rights under data protection laws in relation to your personal information. These rights include the rights to:
If you wish to exercise any of the rights set out above, including withdrawing consent, please contact us and give us specific details regarding which right you choose to exercise.
Save as described in this Privacy and Cookies Policy or provided under data protection laws, there is no charge for the exercise of your legal rights. However, if your requests are manifestly unfounded or excessive, in particular because of their repetitive character, we may either: (a) charge a reasonable fee taking into account the administrative costs of providing the information or taking the action requested; or (b) refuse to act on the request.
Where we have reasonable doubts concerning the identity of the person making the request, we may request additional information necessary to confirm your identity.
Scott+Scott reserves the right to change this policy from time to time. Any changes will be posted on this page with an updated revision date.
Scott+Scott understands its clients’ and employees’ concerns for privacy and the need to ensure the privacy of all personal information. Privacy is important to us and maintaining trust and confidence is a high priority. Lawyers have been and continue to be bound by professional standards of confidentiality. The purpose of this notice is to explain Scott+Scott’s Privacy and Cookies Policy with regard to personal information that we obtain and how the firm keeps that information secure.
Scott+Scott collects non-public personal information that is provided to it by its clients and employees or obtained by us with its clients’ or employees’ authorization or consent.
SCOTT+SCOTT DOES NOT DISCLOSE ANY PERSONAL INFORMATION ABOUT ITS CLIENTS, FORMER CLIENTS OR EMPLOYEES TO ANYONE, EXCEPT AS PERMITTED OR REQUIRED BY LAW AND ANY APPLICABLE STATE ETHICS RULES.
Scott+Scott does not disclose any non-public personal information about current and former clients or employees obtained in the course of representation of those clients or employment of employees, except as expressly or impliedly authorized by those clients or employees to enable the firm to effectuate the purpose of its representation, as set out in this Privacy and Cookies Policy, or as required or permitted by law or applicable provisions of codes of professional responsibility or ethical rules governing the firm’s conduct as an employer. One such implied authorization is to non-lawyer employees of the firm so that they may assist the lawyers in representation. Scott+Scott’s policy specifically means that it protects the confidentiality of its clients’ and employees’ Social Security numbers, prohibits unlawful disclosure of its clients’ and employees’ Social Security numbers and limits access to its clients’ and employees’ Social Security numbers in the same manner as it does all other non-public personal information. Scott+Scott safeguards the data, computer files, and documents containing personal information and destroys, erases, or makes unreadable such data, computer files, and documents prior to disposal.
Scott+Scott makes reasonable efforts to restrict access to non-public personal information about its clients and employees to those employees who need to know that information in order to provide products or services. Scott+Scott makes reasonable efforts to train those employees to protect the privacy of its clients and employees. Scott+Scott maintains physical, electronic, and procedural safeguards that comply with federal and state laws to guard non-public personal information.
Scott+Scott retains records relating to professional services that it provides so that it is better able to assist with its clients’ professional needs and to comply with professional guidelines or requirements of law. In order to guard non-public personal information, Scott+Scott maintains physical, electronic, and procedural safeguards that comply with the firm’s professional standards.