Privacy Policy

HGW Solicitors Privacy Notice

We at HGW will always treat your personal and commercial data with the highest standard of security and confidentiality. We will never share your personal information (data) unnecessarily and will only use your personal information to administer your account and provide the products and services that you have requested from us. However, it is sometimes necessary to share your personal or commercial information with third parties such as search providers, expert witnesses and other Legal Firms. We will only use your personal information to progress your transaction for you, or to comply with the law or our regulatory bodies, or for fraud protection. When sharing your personal information with third parties, we will endeavour to check as far as we can that those third parties are compliant with the General Data Protection Regulations 2018, but no specific confirmation of this can be given.

We will never sell, disclose, or use any of your personally identifiable information for the purposes of marketing.

This website may include links to third party websites such as those relating to legal articles of interest. We do not control these third party websites, and clicking the links may enable third parties to collect data about you. If you are directed to an external website, we would encourage you to read their Privacy Notice and Cookie Policy before proceeding.

HGW use a fully hosted online computer system. This means that our servers are not on site at our offices and are dealt with by an IT specialist company who also provide our cyber security and virus protection. This means that the personal information that we hold about you on our computer systems is accessible to our IT hosted provider company. Our IT hosted provider is also bound by the General Data Protection Regulations 2018 and will not use or share your data without consent or another lawful basis for doing so.
The personal information that we hold about you will be held on our computer systems and also in a physical file. Depending on the type of work that we are carrying out for you, we are required to store your data and physical file for many years after your matter has been completed. These physical files are stored off site with a professional, secure, storage company. The physical files are destroyed when the appropriate amount of time has lapsed. At this time, any personal information that is stored on our computer system will remain unless you specifically request us to remove it.

You have a right of access to any of the personal information (data) that we hold about you. Any request for this should be put in writing to Jo Perrett, 30 West Borough Wimborne Dorset BH21 1NF.

The lawful basis for us storing and sharing your data in accordance with this Privacy Notice is called a legitimate interest. Our business is constantly changing and therefore our Privacy Notice may also change. We will not contact you directly to notify you of any changes once your matter has completed, but we will publish any changes on our website. If you have any concerns about how your data is stored or shared, then you can contact our Compliance Manager, Jo Perrett at our Wimborne Branch on 01202 881454 with any questions.

Cookie Policy for Harold G Walker Solicitors

What Are Cookies

As is common practice with almost all professional websites this site uses cookies, which are tiny files that are downloaded to your computer, to improve your experience. This page describes what information they gather, how we use it and why we sometimes need to store these cookies. We will also share how you can prevent these cookies from being stored however this may downgrade or ‘break’ certain elements of the sites functionality.

How We Use Cookies

We use cookies for a variety of reasons detailed below. Unfortunately in most cases there are no industry standard options for disabling cookies without completely disabling the functionality and features they add to this site. It is recommended that you leave on all cookies if you are not sure whether you need them or not in case they are used to provide a service that you use. Please be aware Harold G Walker Solicitors do not use cookies to extract personal information or data from you during your visit of this website.

Disabling Cookies

You can prevent the setting of cookies by adjusting the settings on your browser (see your browser Help for how to do this). Be aware that disabling cookies will affect the functionality of this and many other websites that you visit. Disabling cookies will usually result in also disabling certain functionality and features of the this site. Therefore it is recommended that you do not disable cookies.

The Cookies We Set

When you submit data to through a form such as those found on contact pages or comment forms cookies may be set to remember your user details for future correspondence.

In order to provide you with a great experience on this site we provide the functionality to set your preferences for how this site runs when you use it. In order to remember your preferences we need to set cookies so that this information can be called whenever you interact with a page is affected by your preferences.

Third Party Cookies

In some special cases we also use cookies provided by trusted third parties. The following section details which third party cookies you might encounter through this site.

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