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This is the Privacy and Cookies Policy for the website at www.himsworthscott.com (the “website”). The website is operated by or on behalf of Himsworth Scott Limited (we, us and our). We are a company providing legal services. Our registered office is at Fountain Court, 2 Victoria Square, Victoria Street, St Albans, Hertfordshire, AL1 3TF. We are committed to protecting and respecting your privacy.

This policy (the “Policy”) sets out the basis on which any personal data we collect from you via the website 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. By visiting our website, you are accepting and consenting to the practices described in this Policy.

For the purposes of European data protection law, (the “Data Protection Law“), the data controller is Himsworth Scott Limited.

Information we collect from you

We will collect and process the following personal data about you:

  • technical information, including the Internet protocol (IP) address used to connect your computer to the Internet, your login information, browser type and version, time zone setting, browser plug-in types and versions, operating system and platform;
  • information about your visit, including the full Uniform Resource Locators (URL), clickstream to, through and from our website (including date and time), pages you viewed or searched for, page response times, download errors, length of visits to certain pages, page interaction information (such as scrolling, clicks, and mouse-overs), methods used to browse away from the page.

Cookies

Our website uses cookies to distinguish you from other users of our website. This helps us to provide you with a good experience when you browse our website and also allows us to improve our website. Cookies are pieces of information that a website transfers to your hard drive to store and sometimes track information about you.  Most web browsers automatically accept cookies, but if you prefer, you can change your browser to prevent that and your help screen or manual will tell you how to do this.  However, you will not be able to take full advantage of our website if you do so.  Cookies are specific to the server that created them and cannot be accessed by other servers, which means they cannot be used to track your movements around the web..

We use the following types of cookies:

  • Strictly necessary cookies. These are cookies that are required for the operation of our website.
  • Analytical/performance cookies. They allow us to recognise and count the number of visitors and to see how visitors move around our website when they are using it. This helps us for our legitimate purposes to improve the way our website works, for example, by ensuring that users are finding what they are looking for easily.

You can find more information about the individual cookies we use and the purposes for which we use them in the table:

Cookie Name Purpose Expiry Period
Google Analytics “_ga” Used to distinguish users

More info: https://developers.google.com/analytics/devguides/collection/analyticsjs/cookie-usage

2 years
Google Analytics “_gat” Used to throttle request rate

More info: https://developers.google.com/analytics/devguides/collection/analyticsjs/cookie-usage

1 minute
Google Analytics “_gid” Used to distinguish users

More info: https://developers.google.com/analytics/devguides/collection/analyticsjs/cookie-usage

1 day
Google Analytics “AMP_TOKEN” Contains a token that can be used to retrieve a Client ID from AMP Client ID Service.

More info: https://developers.google.com/analytics/devguides/collection/analyticsjs/cookie-usage

30 seconds to 1 year
Himsworthscott.com “shift-cookies-policy” Trac user interaction with cookies policy notice 1 year
WordPress “wordpress_test_cookie” Tests cookies are supported by the browser Internet session

 

Disabling cookies

The effect of disabling cookies depends on which cookies you disable, but in general the website may not operate properly if cookies are switched off.

If you want to disable cookies you need to change your internet browser settings to reject cookies.  How you do this will depend on the browser you use.  These websites tell you how to remove cookies from your browser: www.aboutcookies.org  or www.allaboutcookies.org

How we use your information

We will use the information that we collect:

  • to administer our website under our terms and for internal operations, including troubleshooting, and, in our legitimate interests, data analysis, testing, research, statistical and survey purposes;
  • to improve our website to ensure that content is presented in the most effective manner for you and for your computer;
  • as part of our legitimate efforts to keep our website safe and secure.

You agree that we have the right to share your personal information with selected third parties including analytics and search engine providers for the purposes of assisting us in the improvement and optimisation of our website.

Disclosure of your information

We may disclose your personal information to third parties:

  • In the event that we sell or buy any business or assets, in which case we will disclose your personal data to the prospective seller or buyer of such business or assets subject to the terms of this Policy;
  • If Himsworth Scott Limited or substantially all of its assets are acquired by a third party, in which case personal data held by it about its customers will be one of the transferred assets;
  • If we are under a duty to disclose or share your personal data in order to comply with any legal obligation, or to protect the rights, property, or safety of Himsworth Scott Limited, our customers, or others.

Storage of your personal data

All information you provide to us is stored on our secure servers. We retain personal data acquired from you via the cookies explained above in accordance with the functionality of each of those cookies and that cookie’s expiry period (as described in the cookie table above).

Unfortunately, the transmission of information via the internet is not completely secure. Although we will do our best to protect your personal data, we cannot guarantee the security of your data transmitted to our website; 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 unauthorised access.

Your rights

You have the right under certain circumstances:

  • to be provided with a copy of your personal data held by us;
  • to request the rectification or erasure of your personal data held by us;
  • to request that we cease processing your data;
  • to request that we restrict the processing of your personal data (while we verify or investigate your concerns with this information, for example);
  • to request that your data be transferred to a third party.

You can exercise the rights listed above at any time by contacting us at

If your request or concern is not satisfactorily resolved by us, you may approach your local data protection authority, (see http://ec.europa.eu/justice/data-protection/bodies/authorities/index_en.html ).

Our website may, from time to time, contain links to and from the websites of third parties.  If you follow a link to any of these websites, please note that these websites have their own privacy policies and that we do not accept any responsibility or liability for these policies.  Please check these policies before you submit any personal data to these websites.

Changes to this policy

Any changes we make to our privacy policy in the future will be posted on this page and, where appropriate, notified to you by e-mail. Please check back frequently to see any updates or changes to our privacy policy. This policy was last updated on 30 April 2018.

Contact Us

Questions, comments and requests regarding this Privacy and cookie policy are welcomed and should be addressed to Gemma Steffensen by post at Himsworth Scott Limited, Fountain Court, 2 Victoria Square, Victoria Street, St Albans, AL1 3TF, by telephone – 020 7698 2738 or by email to the.team@himsworthscott.com.