Privacy & Cookie Policy

Woodfines LLP ("Woodfines") are committed to protecting and respecting your privacy. In this Privacy and Cookie Policy any reference to "we", "our" or "us" means Woodfines.

This policy (together with our Terms and Conditions and any other documents referred to therein) sets out the basis on which any personal data we collect from you, or that you provide to us, will be processed by us. Please read the following carefully to understand our views and practices regarding your personal data and how we will treat it.

For the purpose of the Data Protection Act 1998 (the “Act”), the data controller is Woodfines LLP of 16 St Cuthbert's Street, Bedford, MK40 3JG.

Information We May Collect from You

We may collect and process data about you, including:

  • Information that you provide by filling in forms www.woodfines.co.uk (the “Website”). This includes information provided at the time of requesting further services. We may also ask you for information when you report a problem with our Website.
  • If you contact us, we may keep a record of that correspondence.
  • Details of your visits to our Website and the resources that you access.

Cookies

Cookies are small text files. Many websites place cookies on your computer when you visit. Cookies are used to make websites work, or to make them work more efficiently, and to provide useful information to website operators. If you agree to receive cookies a small text file will be placed in your browser.

Our Website uses the following Google Analytics cookies: utma; utmb; utmc; utmz.

These cookies help us analyse how our visitors use the Website. We use this information to prepare reports and improve the Website. This information is anonymous. The information includes the number of visitors to the Website, where visitors have come to the Website from and the pages they visited. A different cookie is used for each website, and visitors are not tracked across multiple sites. The information generated by the cookie about your use of the Website (including IP address) is transmitted to Google. This information may then be used to evaluate visitors' use of the Website and to compile statistical reports on Website activity for Woodfines.

Many web browsers allow users to control most cookies through their browser settings. You may wish to visit http://www.allaboutcookies.org/ which contains comprehensive information on how to do this on a wide variety of browsers. You will also find details on how to delete cookies from your computer as well as more general information about cookies.

You can also install the Google Analytics Opt-out Add-on in your browser, which prevents Google Analytics from collecting information about your website visits.

Uses Made of the Information

We may use information held about you for the following reasons:

  • to record and monitor your use of our Website for internal purposes, which may include analysis of use, measurement of site performance and generation of marketing reports
  • internal record keeping and administration
  • to improve products and services
  • to send information to you which we think may be of interest
  • recruitment and selection
  • compliance with applicable laws and regulations

If you have supplied contact details Woodfines may contact you by e-mail, phone, fax or mail.

Woodfines will not disclose any personal information received in respect of your use of the Website to any third party without your permission except as required by law. Woodfines will take all reasonable precautions to protect any personal data you may input via this Website but cannot be responsible for and therefore excludes all liability for loss or misuse of personal data which is intercepted or otherwise accessed by unauthorised persons.

By using the Website and not advising Woodfines to the contrary, you consent to Woodfines using the data in the way set out in this Privacy and Cookie Policy.

Third Party Websites

This Website may contain links to other websites. Woodfines does not have any control over these websites, which are not covered by this Privacy and Cookie Policy. Accordingly, Woodfines cannot be responsible for the protection and privacy of any information which you have provided while visiting such websites. You should exercise caution and look at the privacy statement applicable to the website in question before continuing to use it.

Your Rights

All individuals whose personal data we process have a number of rights under the Act.

The Act gives you the right to know and, in most instances, access a copy of the personal information we hold about you. Your right of access can be exercised in accordance with the Act. Any access request may be subject to a fee of £10 to meet our costs in providing you with details of the information we hold about you. We are entitled to request sufficient details to assist us in responding to a request.

You also have the right to ask us not to process your personal data for direct marketing purposes.

If you do not wish to receive further information about services and events offered by Woodfines please contact the Practice Manager by writing to Woodfines LLP, 16 St Cuthbert's Street, Bedford, MK40 3JG. You may also contact Woodfines this way if you wish to have access to, modify, correct or object to the further processing of your information.