Privacy Policy

Birkett Long is committed to preserving the privacy of all visitors to birkettlong.co.uk. Please read the following privacy policy to understand how we use and protect the information that you provide to us.

By using this site you consent to Birkett Long collecting, storing and processing certain information about you, and where you are a Company, about the Company’s employees or agents, under the terms of this policy.

1. Information that we collect from you

When you visit this site you may be asked to provide certain information about yourself including your name, contact details and credit or debit card information.
We may also collect information about your usage of our website as well as information about you from e-mails or letters you send to us.

2. Use of your information

Your information will be used to provide legal and associated services and for the purposes set out below. Other than as set out below, the information will not be used other than in the normal course of Birkett Long’s business.

Where you have consented, Birkett Long will use your information to keep you informed of current legal issues, products and services that may be of interest. If you change your mind about being contacted in the future, please let us know by contacting us at the address provided below.

3. Disclosure of your information

Birkett Long may disclose information about you to its financiers, credit reference and debt recovery agencies, and third party service providers. They will add this information to their records and this may be seen by other organisations that carry out credit assessment searches.

Birkett Long may disclose your information to a person to who it proposes to transfer its rights and/or responsibilities under any contract with you or to whom Birkett Long transfers its business or a relevant part of its business. Such a person shall be entitled to process your data in the same manner set out in this policy.

The information you provide to us may be transferred outside the European Economic Area for the purposes of carrying out your instructions. Countries outside the European Economic Area do not always have strong data protection laws.  However, we will always take steps to ensure that your information is used by third parties in accordance with this policy.

Unless required to do so by law, we will not otherwise share, sell or distribute any of the information you provide to us without your consent.

4. Cookies

We may obtain information about your general internet usage by using a cookie file which is stored on your browser or the hard drive of your computer. Cookies contain information that is transferred to your computer's hard drive. They help us to improve our site and to deliver a better and more personalised service. Some of the cookies we use are essential for the site to operate.

If you continue to use our site, you agree to our use of cookies.

You block cookies by activating the setting on your browser which allows you to refuse the setting of all or some cookies. However, if you use your browser settings to block all cookies (including essential cookies) you may not be to access all or parts of our site. Unless you have adjusted your browser setting so that it will refuse cookies, our system will issue cookies as soon you visit our site.

5. Security and data retention

We employ security measures to protect your information from access by unauthorised persons and against unlawful processing, accidental loss, destruction and damage. We will retain your information for a reasonable period or as long as the law requires.

6. Accessing and updating

You are entitled to see the information held about you and you may ask us to make any necessary changes to ensure that it is accurate and kept up to date. If you wish to do this, please contact us at the address below.  We are entitled by law to charge you a reasonable fee to meet our costs in providing you with details of the information we hold about you.

7. Changes to our privacy policy

If we make any changes to our privacy policy in the future these will be posted to this page to keep you fully up to date with such changes.

8. Contact

All comments, queries and requests relating to our use of your information are welcomed and should be addressed to:

Birkett Long Solicitors
Data Protection Officer
Essex House
42 Crouch Street
Colchester
Essex CO3 3HH

Email: tracey.dickens@birkettlong.co.uk