PRIVACY AND COOKIES POLICY – SCOTT AND SCOTT LLP – ANTI TRUST – SECURITIES FRAUD – CONSUMER RIGHTS
This Privacy and Cookies Policy is applicable to www.scott-scott.com and all other web sites on the World Wide Web (the “Web sites“) owned or operated by Scott+Scott, Attorneys at Law, LLP (together with Scott+Scott Europe 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 Web sites will be processed by Scott+Scott. Please read this policy carefully to understand our views and practices regarding your personal information and how we will treat it. By visiting the Web sites you are accepting and consenting to the practices described in this policy.
In relation to the processing of information by Scott+Scott Europe LLP, for the purpose of the UK Data Protection Act, Scott+Scott Europe LLP is the data controller and is registered under that Act under registration number ZA149936.
Information we may collect about you
Scott+Scott may collect and process the following information about you:
- Information you provide to us. You may give us information about you by filling in forms on the Web sites or by corresponding with us by phone, e-mail message (or attachment to any e-mail message), or otherwise.
- Information we collect about you. With regard to each of your visits to the Web sites, your web browser software may automatically provide to our web server technical information, such as the address of the web site you linked from, the identity of your Internet Service Provider, and the type and version of the browser you are using.
Uses made of the information
Any information you provide to us will only be used for the specific purpose in which it was submitted. This includes:
- to carry out our obligations arising from any contracts entered into between you and Scott+Scott and to provide you with the information and services that you request from us; and
- to provide you with information about other services Scott+Scott offers that are similar or related to those that you have already purchased or enquired about.
We will use the information we collect about you:
- to administer the Web sites and for internal operations, including troubleshooting, data analysis, testing, research, statistical and survey purposes;
- to improve the Web sites in order to ensure that content is presented in the most effective manner for you and for your computer; and
- as part of our efforts to keep the web sites safe and secure.
Disclosure of your information
Scott+Scott may disclose your personal information to third parties:
- In the event that Scott+Scott sells or buys any business or assets, in which case Scott+Scott may disclose your personal information to the prospective seller or buyer of such business or assets.
- If Scott+Scott is acquired by a third party, in which case personal information held by Scott+Scott about our customers will be one of the transferred assets.
- If substantially all of Scott+Scott’s assets are acquired by a third party, in which case personal information held by us about our customers may be one of the transferred assets.
- If Scott+Scott is under a duty to disclose or share your personal information in order to comply with any legal obligation.
A ‘”cookie” is a small electronic file that may be written to your hard drive by a web site you are visiting. A cookie records on your device information relating to your internet activity (such as whether you have visited the Web sites before).
Scott+Scott uses a single cookie with the Web sites called PHPSESSID. The cookie contains a short, unique alphanumeric string so that we may recognize a specific user. There is no personal information contained in this cookie.
We use the cookie to:
- Improve privacy by storing information a user may submit to us on our secure server and referencing it with a cookie. This enables us to transmit user information in a secure manner.
- Keep track of user requests to search and sort through information on the Web sites.
- Personalize the Web sites for our users. For example, certain confirmation pages may display the name users provide to us.
- Provide administrative services.
Storage of your personal information
The information Scott+Scott Europe LLP collects from you may be transferred to, and stored at, a destination outside the European Economic Area (“EEA”). It may also be processed by staff operating outside the EEA who work for Scott+Scott Europe LLP. By submitting your personal information, you agree to this transfer, storing, or processing. Scott+Scott Europe LLP will take all steps reasonably necessary to ensure that your information is treated securely and in accordance with this policy.
Unfortunately, the transmission of information via the internet is not completely secure. Although Scott+Scott, Attorneys at Law, LLP and Scott+Scott Europe LLP will do our best to protect your personal information, we cannot guarantee the security of your information transmitted to the sites; 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.
Access to information under the UK Data Protection Act 1998
The UK Data Protection Act 1998 gives you the right to access information held about you by Scott+Scott Europe LLP. Your right of access can be exercised in accordance with that Act. Any access request may be subject to a fee to meet our costs in providing you with details of the information we hold about you.
Changes to this policy
Scott+Scott reserves the right to change this policy at any time by posting a new policy at this location. Please check back frequently to see any updates or changes to this policy.
If you have questions concerning this policy, please contact us.
PRIVACY PROTECTION POLICY TO COMPLY WITH CONNECTICUT PUBLIC ACT 08-167 and C.G.S. §42-471
Scott+Scott understand 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.
Non-Public Personal Information
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.
Confidentiality and Security
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.