Website Management Policy
Scope of this Statement
This policy covers the website found at the following URL: www.timms-law.com
The website referred to is managed and operated by Timms Solicitors.
Third party website developers, Greendog Digital, are employed by Timms to develop and host the website. Appropriate service level agreements are in place to ensure optimum quality control measures.
Control and production of website content, all contributions and amendments are created and managed in-house by the Marketing Team.
The materials contained on this website are provided for general information purposes only and do not constitute legal or other professional advice. Timms Solicitors does not accept any responsibility for any loss which may arise from accessing or reliance on information contained in this website.
Any issues arising from this website, and your use of this website will be subject to interpretation under the laws of England and Wales, and the Courts of England and Wales shall have non-exclusive jurisdiction to resolve such issues.
Head Office address: St Michael’s, Queen Street, Derby, DE1 3SU
Timms Solicitors are authorised and regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority, SRA Number 55618.
To access the rules, guidance and regulations binding our professional conduct please visit www.sra.org.uk and follow the links to the Solicitors’ Code of Conduct.
A list of our partners is available for inspection at the above address.
The Marketing Team have responsibility for the management of the website including: –
• ensuring content is up to date;
• ensuring content does not infringe copyright;
• specifying conditions for downloading material;
• ensuring any publicity conforms to the Solicitors Code of Conduct 2007, Rule 7;
• ensuring compliance with the Disability Discrimination Act 1995;
• overseeing linking arrangements;
• ensuring posting of a privacy notice explaining how any data collected from visitors will be managed by the practice.
The Marketing Manager may delegate responsibility for inputting and maintaining the website however accountability for any content that is shown remains with the Managing Partner.
Copyright & Trademark Notices
The contents of this site are protected by copyright under international law. Users are permitted to read the content 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 Timms Solicitors is acknowledged as the source, the text is not altered in any way and the attention of the recipient is drawn to the 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. Timms Solicitors is not responsible for examining or evaluating them and their inclusion does not imply endorsement of their content. Timms 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.
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 web service. If you experience problems or have suggestions for improvement, please contact the Marketing Team.
This Website is owned and operated by Timms Solicitors, who is the ‘Data Controller’ for the purposes of the General Data Protection Regulation 2017 (GDPR) and the Data Protection Act 2018 (DPA).
Collection, Utilisation and Security of Data
To comply with the DPA and GDPR we adhere to strict security procedures. The personal information which we hold will be held securely to ensure no unauthorised 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 on our website may include: –
• your name and address;
• your phone number and e-mail address;
• 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 above.
We will never collect sensitive personal information about you without your explicit consent.
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.
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.
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. Timms Solicitors accepts no responsibility for any loss which may arise from accessing or relying upon information contained in this website.
Responsibility and Review
Responsibility for this policy lies with the Marketing Manager who will review this annually.