Privacy and Cookie Policy

Ashton Bond Gigg Solicitors (‘We’) are committed to protecting and respecting your privacy.  We ask that you read this Privacy Policy (‘the Policy’) carefully as it contains important information about how we will use your personal data.  By visiting www.abg-law.com you are accepting and consenting to the collection and processing of your personal data in accordance with provisions of this Policy.

For the purposes of the Data Protection Act 1998, We are the ‘data controller’ (i.e. We are responsible for, and control the processing of, your personal data).

Personal data we may collect about you and how we use it

We will obtain personal data about you (such as your name, address, telephone number etc.) whenever you complete an online form.  We may also obtain sensitive personal data about you if you volunteer it during the completion of an online form.  If you volunteer such information, you will be consenting to our processing it for the purpose of responding to you and for the purposes described in the relevant form.

If you contact us we will keep a record of that correspondence.

We may monitor your use of this website through the use of cookies and similar tracking devices.  For example, we may monitoring how many times you visit, which pages you go to, traffic data, location data and the originating domain name of a user’s internet service provider.  This information helps us to build a profile of our users, provide you with a good experience when you browse our website and also allows us to improve our site.  Some of this data will be aggregated or statistical, which means that we will not be able to identify you individually.  Please see further the section on ‘Use of cookies’ below.

Disclosure of your personal data

We may disclose your personal data in the following circumstances:-

  • to third party subcontractors providing services which involve the processing of personal data (for example, maintaining our website).  We will seek assurance from any third party subcontractor that requires access to your personal data that the appropriate safeguards are in place to comply with the Data Protection Act.
  • to a third party where we are under a legal, professional or regulatory obligation to do so.  This includes exchanging information with other companies and organisations for the purpose of fraud protection and credit risk reduction.

Keeping your data secure

We will use technical and organisational measures to safeguard your personal data and all of the information you provide to us is stored on our secure servers.

Whilst we will use all reasonable efforts to safeguard your personal data, unfortunately, the use of the internet is not entirely secure.  Although We will do our best to protect your personal data, we cannot guarantee the security or integrity of any personal data which is transferred from you or to you via the internet.

Any transmission of personal data is at your own risk.

Use of cookies

A cookie is a small text file which is placed onto your computer (or other electronic device) when you access our website. We use cookies on this website solely to estimate our audience size and usage pattern. No personal information is contained in any cookies used by this website.

Cookie Name Purpose/Expiry More Information
Google Analytics __utma Used to distinguish users and sessions / 2 Years Click Here
Google Analytics __utmb Used to determine new sessions/visits / 30 Minutes Click Here
Google Analytics __utmz Stores the traffic source of visitors. / 6 Months Click Here
Google Analytics __utmv Used to store visitor-level custom variable data / 2 Years Click Here

The information we obtain from our use of cookies will not usually contain your personal data.  Although we may obtain information about your computer or other electronic device such as your IP address, your browser and/or other internet log information, this will not usually identify you personally.  In certain circumstances we may collect personal information about you – but only where you voluntarily provide it (eg by completing an online form).

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 this website.  For further information about cookies and how to disable them please go to: www.aboutcookies.org or www.allaboutcookies.org

Your rights

You have the right, subject to the payment of a small fee (currently £10) to request access to personal data which we may process about you.  If you wish to exercise this right you should put your request in writing and include proof of your identity and address (e.g. a copy of your driving licence or passport, and a recent utility or credit card bill) and specify the personal data you want access to.

You also have the right to require us to correct any inaccuracies in your data free of charge.

You have the right to ask us not to process your personal data for marketing purposes. We will usually inform you (before collecting your data) if we intend to use your data for such purposes or if we intend to disclose your information to any third party for such purposes. You can exercise your right to prevent such processing by checking certain boxes on the forms we use to collect your data. You can also exercise the right at any time by contacting us at mailbox@abg-law.com.

Our site may, from time to time, contain links to third parties, such as government websites or other websites which We consider may contain helpful or useful information, or to social media.  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.