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Privacy Policy

 

This is the Privacy Policy of 1GC Family Law’s website at www.1gc.com (the ‘Website’). 1GC Management Limited (‘1GC’), registered company number 10532801, manages 1GC Family Law Chambers and employs a team of people including clerks and staff to assist the self-employed barrister members of Chambers in the running of their legal practices. 1GC also manages and operates the Website.

 

1           Privacy

1GC takes a proactive approach to your privacy and ensures that the necessary steps are taken to protect your privacy throughout your visit. The Website complies with all UK national laws and requirements for user privacy.

2           Use of Cookies

The Website uses cookies to improve your experience while visiting. Cookies are small files saved to the user’s computer or mobile device that track, save and store information about your interactions and usage of the Website. Please see our Cookie Policy on this Website for more information.

3           Communication and personal information

Users visiting the Website do so at their own discretion and provide any personal information requested at their own risk. Your personal information is kept private and stored securely until a time it is no longer required or has no use, as detailed in 1GC’s Privacy & Data Protection Policy on this Website .

1GC has made every effort to ensure a safe and secure information request form on our Contact Us and Direct Access pages (know as a ‘form to email process’) but we advise users that they use this request form at their own risk.

All of your personal information relating to email programme subscriptions are held securely and in accordance with current Data Protection rules. Tracking facilities may be used in our emails to refine future email campaigns and to supply you with more relevant content based around your activity. Subscribers to email programmes always have the opportunity to unsubscribe at any time through the clear instructions that are provided at the bottom of each email.

We may also use any information you submit to provide you with further information about the services we offer or to assist you in answering any questions or queries you may have submitted. Your details are not passed on to any third parties without your prior express consent.

4           Access to information

Under the Data Protection Act 1998 you may request a copy of personal information held about you by any email newsletter programme on this Website. If you would like a copy of the information held on you, please write to the Chambers Director whose details are provided in the last section of these Terms of Use.

5           Accuracy of information

1GC takes care to ensure that the information published on the Website is accurate when published. It is in the nature of websites that the information may not be free from error, may be out of date or may be the personal opinion of the author. You may want to verify information gained from the Website by contacting 1GC through other means.

6           External links

Although we aim to include only safe external web links, you are advised to adopt a policy of caution before clicking on any external link on the Website. 1GC cannot guarantee or verify the contents of any externally linked website. Users should therefore note that they click on external links at their own risk and 1GC cannot be held liable for any loss or damage caused.

7           Adverts and sponsored links

The Website may contain adverts and sponsored links. These will typically be served through our advertising partners who may have detailed privacy policies relating directly to the adverts they serve. Clicking on any such adverts will send you to the advertiser’s website through a referral programme which may use cookies and track the number of referrals sent from the Website. This may include the use of cookies which may in turn be saved on your computer or mobile device. You should therefore note that you click on adverts and sponsored links at your own risk and 1GC cannot be held liable for any loss or damage caused.

8           Social media platforms

Communication, engagement and actions taken through external social media platforms that this Website participates on are subject to the terms and conditions as well as the privacy policies of those social media platforms. You are advised to use social media platforms wisely and to communicate and engage on them with due caution in regard to their own rules on privacy and the use of your personal details. 1GC will never ask you for personal or sensitive information through social media platforms and encourages users wishing to discuss sensitive details to contact 1GC through other communication channels such as by letter, telephone or email.

The Website may use social-sharing buttons which help share web content directly from web pages to the relevant social media platform. You are advised before using such social-sharing buttons that you do so at your own discretion and note that the social media platform may track and save your request to share a web page through your social media platform account.

9           Shortened links in social media

Through its social media platform accounts, 1GC may share web links to relevant web pages. By default, some social media platforms shorten lengthy urls (i.e. web addresses). For example, http://bit.ly/zyVUBo is a shortened url. Users are advised to take caution before clicking on any shortened url published on social media platforms by 1GC. Despite our best efforts to ensure that only genuine urls are published, many social media platforms are prone to spam and hacking and therefore 1GC cannot be held liable for any loss or damage caused by visiting any shortened links.

10         Copyright

Please note that all the text and images that comprise the Website are the copyright of 1GC Management Limited.

11         No contract

The Website and the information on it do not form the basis of any sort of contract between you and 1GC.

12         Viruses

Whilst efforts have been taken to ensure that the Website is free from viruses, no warranties are given by 1GC that it is free from viruses. As a user you are responsible for ensuring that you have installed adequate virus-checking software. 1GC is not liable for any viruses or other computer code, files or programmes designed to interrupt, restrict, destroy, limit the functionality of or compromise the integrity of the Website, any hardware on which it is hosted or any hardware or software used by any user.

13         Removal of material

1GC will, upon notification, consider removing any material open to legal objection pending investigation.

14         Liability

Nothing in these terms serves to exclude or limit liability for death or personal injury arising from negligence or any liability which is otherwise prohibited from being excluded by law.

15         Applicable law

In the event of any dispute arising as a result of content posted on the Website, the jurisdiction and applicable law to be invoked is that of England and Wales.

16         Further information

If you have any questions about our privacy policy or the information we hold about you, please contact the Chambers Director who is also the designated Data Protection Officer. Their contact details are:

Address:           Chambers Director, 1GC Management Limited, 10 Lincoln’s Inn Fields, London WC2A 3BP

Tel:                    +44 (0) 20 7797 7900

Email:               gdpr@1gc.com

 


 

1GC Management Limited

10 Lincoln’s Inn Fields

London WC2A 3BP

Tel: +44 (0) 20 7797 7900

Fax: +44 (0) 20 7797 7929

DX: 1034 Chancery Lane

Email: gdpr@1gc.com

Website: 1gc.com

 

This Privacy Policy became operational on: [21/07/2021]

Last reviewed or updated: [30/06/2021]