Website Terms & Conditions and Disclaimer

HAWKINS RYAN WEBSITE – Terms and Conditions of Use

The use of this website is subject to the following terms and conditions

No Legal Advice

The materials contained on the website are deemed to be for general information purposes only and do not constitute legal or professional advice. Hawkins Ryan Solicitors does not accept any responsibility for any loss which may arise from accessing or relying upon on information contained in this website.

Copyright and Trademark Notices

The contents of this site are protected by copyright under international law. Users are permitted to read the contents of our website and make copies of such content for their own personal use. They may also give copies to colleagues for their personal use on terms that Hawkins Ryan Solicitors is acknowledged as the source, the text is not altered in any way and the attention of the recipients is drawn to this warning. All other use and copying of any of the contents of this site is prohibited. Copying from websites of third parties is subject to any requirements applicable to those sites.

Links to Third Party Sites

This website may include hyperlinks to websites operated by other parties. Hawkins Ryan Solicitors is not responsible for examining or evaluating them and their inclusion does not imply endorsement of their content.  Hawkins Ryan Solicitors is not responsible for the content of external internet sites that link to this website or which are linked from it. This policy relates only to information that we obtain from you. If you visit a website operated by a third party through a link included on this Website, your information might be used differently by the operator of the linked Website.

Accessibility

We are committed to making our website as accessible as possible for all our website visitors, including those with disabilities.

We are committed to providing an accessible service. If you experience problems or have any suggestions for improvement, please email us at:- enquiries@hawkinsryan.com

Data Protection

This Website is owned and operated by Hawkins Ryan Solicitors, who is the ‘Data Controller’ for the purposes of the Data Protection Act 1998. This document is intended to explain how we use the information we collect, how you can instruct us if you prefer to limit the use of that information, and the procedures we have in place to safeguard your privacy.

Collection, Utilisation and Security of Data

To comply with the Data Protection Act 1998 we adhere to strict security procedures. The personal information which we hold will be held securely to ensure no un-authorized disclosure or access.
The information you provide to us when using this Website will be processed for the following reasons:-

  • to process any request for advice or information supplied by us;
  • to notify you of our bulletins, information packs and services, should you consent to this;
  • to customise this Website according to your interests;
  • to comply with our statutory and regulatory obligations; and
  • to process any application made by you for a position with us.

The type of information we will collect about you may include:-

  • your name and address;
  • your phone number and e-mail address;
  • your occupation;
  • your interests;
  • details about the services you specifically request; and
  • information you complete in relation to our client surveys.

By submitting your information you consent to the use of that information as set out in this document. If we change our terms and conditions we will post the changes on this page, and may place notices on other pages of the Website, so that you may be aware of the information we collect and how we use it at all times.

We will never collect sensitive personal information about you without your explicit consent.
Any information that we collect about you is stored electronically on our database. It may also be printed and stored in our filing system.

We will keep your personal information confidential except to the extent that we are compelled to disclose it by law (for example where fraud or other crime is involved) or to comply with an instruction of a regulatory body or competent jurisdiction.

If you believe that the information we hold about you is inaccurate or if you wish us to cease processing your data for any particular purpose or purposes, write to us at the above address or e-mail enquiries@hawkinsryan.com

Cookies

We also employ cookies on this site. Cookies are small text files used on the internet for a variety of purposes. We use cookies to make your use of the Website more efficient, for example by saving you the trouble of re-entering information. You have a right to refuse this and can modify your browser accordingly. Although the cookie may provide an automated identification of your computer to our workstation, no personal data is stored in the cookie.

By this means we automatically collect and store only the following information about your visit:-

  • the internet domain and IP address from where you access our website;
  • the type of browser software and operating system used to access our website;
  • the date and time you access our website;
  • if you linked to our Website from another website, the address of that website; and
  • the pages you enter, visit and exit our website from.

You may adjust your computer’s settings to block cookies, or to accept them only on confirmation from you. Because of the wide variety of browsers and operating systems used by our customers we cannot provide detailed instructions for this, however your browser should contain details in its help facility.

Traffic Data

Hawkins Ryan employs information gathering technologies for the purposes of collecting information and statistics about the users of this site, but such information will not be used to identify any individual. The purpose of gathering such information is to assist us to analyse the use of the website and revise it for the benefit of our customers by making your visit to the site more efficient and to improve and increase the content found to be most popular.

Google Analytics is one such platform used for analysing traffic data as above. Google Analytics’ terms require us to state the following disclaimer:-

“This website uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google, Inc. (“Google”). Google Analytics uses “cookies”, which are text files placed on your computer, to help the website analyse how users use the site. The information generated by the cookie about your use of the website (including your IP address) will be transmitted to and stored by Google on servers in the United States. Google will use this information for the purpose of evaluating your use of the website, compiling reports on website activity for website operators and providing other services relating to website activity and internet usage. Google may also transfer this information to third parties where required to do so by law, or where such third parties process the information on Google’s behalf. Google will not associate your IP address with any other data held by Google. You may refuse the use of cookies by selecting the appropriate settings on your browser, however please note that if you do this you may not be able to use the full functionality of this website. By using this website, you consent to the processing of data about you by Google in the manner and for the purposes set out above.”

Liability

The material displayed on our site is provided without any guarantees, conditions or warranties as to its accuracy. The content on our website is deemed to be for general information purposes only and should not constitute legal or professional advice. Hawkins Ryan Solicitors accepts no responsibility for any loss which may arise from accessing or relying upon on information contained in this website.