Privacy

Cookies

 

Cookies are tiny software files that are stored on a computer or mobile device when an individual visits a website. Cookies allow websites to recognise that a user on an individual computer has previously visited the site. The cookies save some information about that user for when they access the site again in the future.

We may use both “session” cookies and “persistent” cookies on the Beacon website. Session cookies will be deleted from your computer when you close your browser. Persistent cookies will remain stored on your computer until deleted, or until they reach a specified expiry date. Session cookies are used to keep track of you whilst you navigate the website; prevent fraud and increase website security. Persistent cookies are used so that we can recognise you when you visit and keep track of your preferences in relation to the use of our website.

We use Google Analytics to analyse the use of this website. Google Analytics generates statistical and other information about website use by means of cookies, which are stored on users’ computers. The information generated relating to our website is used to create reports about the use of the website. Google stores this information and you can view Google’s privacy policy at: http://www.google.com/privacypolicy.html.

Privacy Policy

This Privacy Policy applies to Ethical Legal Services Ltd, trading as and referred to in this policy as Beacon.

Beacon is committed to protecting and respecting your privacy and security. Whenever you provide us with your personal information via our website “Site(s)”, we will treat that information in accordance with this policy, our terms and conditions and current UK Data Protection legislation. By using this site and any services we offer via our site, you are agreeing to be bound by this policy.

Please read the following carefully to understand our practices regarding your personal data and how we will treat it. This policy may change from time to time, so please check this page periodically.

This website is managed by Ethical Legal Services Ltd trading as Beacon. Registered company number 8649926. The registered address is St Edmund House, 39 West Saint Helen Street, Abingdon, Oxfordshire, OX14 5BT.

Data Protection

Beacon would like to keep in touch with you to let you know about the work we are doing. By submitting your email, address and/or phone number(s), you are agreeing to be contacted by Beacon. You can unsubscribe from any of our communications at any time by emailing marketing@beaconchc.co.uk with the subject line ‘unsubscribe’ or by phoning 0345 548 0300.

  • What personal information is collected from you

When you visit the Site we collect various personal information which may include your name, address, contact details, IP address, and information regarding what pages are accessed and when.

  • How your information is used

Information you provide may be used in the following ways:

  • To carry out our obligations arising from any contracts entered into by you and us;
  • Verify your identity;
  • Seek your views or comments on the services we provide;
  • Improve our services;
  • For marketing purposes;
  • Send you communications which you have requested and that may be of interest to you.
  • Who has access to your information

We are committed to protecting the personal data of our supporters, customers and members. Any details you give us will be held in accordance with the Data Protection Act 1998. Beacon is the sole owner of the information collected on this site. We will not sell, share, or rent this information to third parties, unless we have your explicit permission to do so, or we are required to do so by law, for example, by a court order or for the purposes of prevention of fraud or other crime. Where you have given us permission we may contact you about other services and products.

  • How you can access, update or delete your information

The accuracy of your information is important to us. If you change email address, or any of the other information we hold is inaccurate or out of date, please email marketing@beaconchc.co.uk or write to us at Beacon, 10 Napier Court, Barton Lane, Abingdon, Oxfordshire OX14 3YT.

If you do not wish to continue receiving information by email from us, please follow the instructions at the bottom of the email, which will tell you how to unsubscribe.

  • Security precautions in place to protect the loss, misuse or alteration of your information

When you give us personal information, we take steps to ensure that it is treated securely.

When you are on a secure page, a lock icon will appear on the bottom of web browsers such as Microsoft Internet Explorer.

Non-sensitive details (your email address etc) are transmitted normally over the Internet, and this can never be guaranteed to be 100% secure. As a result, while we strive to protect your personal information, Beacon cannot guarantee the security of any information you transmit to us and you do so at your own risk. Once we receive your information, we make our best effort to ensure its security on our systems. Where we have given (or where you have chosen) a password which enables you to access certain parts of our Sites, you are responsible for keeping this password confidential. We ask you not to share your password with anyone.

  • What happens when visitors link to another site?

From time to time our site may contain links to other websites. This privacy policy applies only to our Site, so visitors should always be aware when they are moving to another site and read the privacy statement of any site which collects personal information. We cannot be responsible for the privacy policies and practices of other sites even if you access them by using links from our site.

We do not pass on any personal information about our visitors to any other site. In addition, if you linked to this site from a third party site, we cannot be responsible for the privacy policies and practices of the owners and operators of that third party site and recommend that if you check the policy of that third party site and contact the owner or operator if you have any concerns or questions.

  • 16 or Under

If you are aged 16 or under, please get your parent/guardian’s permission beforehand whenever you provide personal information to the Site. Users without this consent are not allowed to provide us with personal information.

  • Contact us

If at any time you would like to contact us with your views about our privacy practices, or with any enquiry relating to your personal information, you can do so by calling us on 0345 548 0300.

  • Transferring your information outside of Europe

As part of the services offered to you through the Site, the information which you provide to us may be transferred to countries outside the European Union (“EU”). By way of example, this may happen if any of our servers are from time to time located in a country outside of the EU. These countries may now have similar data protection laws to the UK. By submitting your personal data, you are agreeing to this transfer, storing or processing. If we transfer your information outside of the EU in this way, we will take steps with the aim of ensuring that your privacy rights continue to be protected as outlined in this privacy policy.

If you use our services while you are outside the EU, your information may be transferred outside the EU in order to provide you with those services.