PRIVACY & COOKIE POLICY

BACKGROUND:Personal Injury Overseas understands that your privacy is important to you and that you care about how your information is used and shared online. We respect and value the privacy of everyone who visits Our Site and will only collect and use information in ways that are useful to you and in a manner consistent with your rights and Our obligations under the law.

This Policy applies to Our use of any and all data collected by us in relation to your use of Our Site. Please read this Privacy Policy carefully and ensure that you understand it. Your acceptance of Our Privacy Policy is deemed to occur upon your first use of Our Site. If you do not accept and agree with this Privacy Policy, you must stop using Our Site immediately.

1. Definitions and InterpretationIn this Policy the following terms shall have the following meanings:

“Account”

means an account required to access and/or use certain areas and features of Our Site;

“Cookie”

means a small text file placed on your computer or device by Our Site when you visit certain parts of Our Site and/or when you use certain features of Our Site. Details of the Cookies used by Our Site are set out in section 10, below;

“Our Site”

Means this website, personalinjuryoverseas.co.uk

“UK and EU Cookie Law”

means the relevant parts of the Privacy and Electronic Communications (EC Directive) Regulations 2003 as amended in 2004, 2011 and 2015; and

“We/Us/Our”

means Personal Injury Overseas, a limited company registered in England under 9999888, whose registered address is 68 Northleigh Road, Manchester M16 0EQ.

2. Information About Us

2.1 Our Site, personalinjuryoverseas.co.uk is owned and operated by Personal Injury Overseas Ltd, a limited company registered in England under 9999888, whose registered address is 68 Northleigh Road, Manchester M16 0EQ.
2.2 We are regulated by Solicitors Regulation Authority under number 627291.

3. Scope – What Does This Policy Cover?This Privacy Policy applies only to your use of Our Site. It does not extend to any websites that are linked to from Our Site (whether We provide those links or whether they are shared by other users). We have no control over how your data is collected, stored or used by other websites and We advise you to check the privacy policies of any such websites before providing any data to them.

4. What Data Do We Collect?Some data will be collected automatically by Our Site, other data will only be collected if you voluntarily submit it, for example, when making an enquiry with Us and when you provide Us with information about your case. Depending upon your use of Our Site, We may collect some or all of the following data:

4.1 name;
4.2 date of birth;
4.3 gender;
4.4 business/company name
4.5 job title;
4.6 profession;
4.7 contact information such as email addresses and telephone numbers;
4.8 demographic information such as post code, preferences and interests;
4.9 IP address (automatically collected);
4.10 web browser type and version (automatically collected);
4.11 operating system (automatically collected);
4.12 a list of URLs starting with a referring site, your activity on Our Site, and the site you exit to (automatically collected);

5. How Do We Use Your Data?

5.1 All personal data is stored securely in accordance with the principles of the Data Protection Act 1998. For more details on security see section 6, below.
5.2 We use your data to provide the best possible services to you.
5.3 With your permission and/or where permitted by law, We may also use your data for marketing purposes which may include contacting you by email and post with information, news and offers on Our services. We will not, however, send you any unsolicited marketing or spam and will take all reasonable steps to ensure that We fully protect your rights and comply with Our obligations under the Data Protection Act 1998 and the Privacy and Electronic Communications (EC Directive) Regulations 2003, as amended in 2004, 2011 and 2015.

6. Do We Share Your Data?

6.1 We may share your data with third parties, including experts that we instruct in dealing with your case such as medical experts, barrister and authorities such as the Inland Revenue or the Police.
6.2 In some cases, the third parties may require access to some or all of your data. Where any of your data is required for such a purpose, We will take all reasonable steps to ensure that your data will be handled safely, securely, and in accordance with your rights, Our obligations, and the obligations of the third party under the law.

7.Your Right to Withhold Information

7.1 You may access certain areas of Our Site without providing any data at all.
7.2 You may restrict your internet browser’s use of Cookies. For more information, see section 8.

8. What Cookies Do We Use and What For?

8.1 Our site uses one First Party Cookie and this cookie is ‘Absolutely Necessary’ for the functioning of Our website. This cookie is called ‘ASP.NET_SessionId’ and it stores a ‘Session ID’ which is used by Microsoft .NET Framework to deliver the web pages to the visitor. This cookie also expires at the end of the session which is when a visitor goes to another website or closes their browser window. Therefore this cookie does not remain on your computer and has no function in tracking your website usage. Cookie Name: ASP.NET_SessionId
8.2 Our Site also uses analytics services provided by Google Analytics. Website analytics refers to a set of tools used to collect and analyse usage statistics, enabling Us to better understand how people use Our Site. This, in turn, enables Us to improve Our Site and the services offered through it. You do not have to allow Us to use these Cookies, as detailed below, however whilst Our use of them does not pose any risk to your privacy or your safe use of Our Site, it does enable Us to continually improve Our Site, making it a better and more useful experience for you.
8.3 The analytics service(s) used by Our Site use(s) Cookies to gather the required information. Certain of these Cookies may be placed immediately when you first visit Our Site and it may not be possible for Us to obtain your prior consent. You may remove these Cookies and prevent future use of them by following the steps set out below in section 8.4.
8.4 The analytics service(s) used by this Website use(s) the following Cookies:

Third party cookies used by Personal Injury Overseas website
Google Analytics
Cookie Purpose
_utma Determining a unique visitor. Each unique browser used to visit our website is issued this cookie. Any subsequent visits by the same browser are identified as being from the same visitor – which assists in distinguishing between all and unique visits.
Expires: 2 Years
_utmb
_utmc
Determining a visitor session. When a visitor views a page on our website, Google Analytics attempts to rewrite the _utmb cookie and will expire after 30 minutes of no activity by the visitor. The _utmc expires when the visitor closes the browser. If either of these cookies is not present, Google Analytics knows the session has ended for that visitor.
Expires: 30 Minutes
_utmz Determining traffic sources and navigation. This cookie contains referral information about how a visitor arrived at our website- E.g. via a search engine, by clicking an advert, a link in an email campaign, via a direct link, etc. It is also updated when visitors view our web pages, helping us understand how visitors are navigating around our website.
Expires: 6 Months
We may also use the following cookies:
AddThis Social Bookmarking
Cookie Purpose
_atuvc Social bookmarking.

8.5 You can choose to enable or disable Cookies in your internet browser. Most internet browsers also enable you to choose whether you wish to disable all cookies or only third party cookies. By default, most internet browsers accept Cookies but this can be changed. For further details, please consult the help menu in your internet browser or the documentation that came with your device. Or for more information click here
8.6 You can choose to delete Cookies at any time however you may lose any information that enables you to access Our Site more quickly and efficiently including, but not limited to, login and personalisation settings.
8.7 It is recommended that you keep your internet browser and operating system up-to-date and that you consult the help and guidance provided by the developer of your internet browser and manufacturer of your computer or device if you are unsure about adjusting your privacy settings.

9. Contacting UsIf you have any questions about Our Site or this Privacy Policy, please Contact Us by email at info@personalinjuryoverseas.co.uk. Please ensure that your query is clear, particularly if it is a request for information about the data We hold about you.

10. Changes to Our Privacy PolicyWe may change this Privacy Policy as we may deem necessary from time to time, or as may be required by law. Any changes will be immediately posted on Our Site and you will be deemed to have accepted the terms of the Privacy Policy on your first use of Our Site following the alterations. We recommend that you check this page regularly to keep up-to-date.

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