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Privacy Statement

Watermans Solicitors Limited respects your privacy. We are bound by the Data Protection Act 1998.

Information Collected and How We Use It

We collect personal information when we provide our goods or services to you or a customer or client requires us to collect information on their behalf. Generally, if appropriate, we will tell you why we are collecting personal information and how we plan to use it or these things will be obvious when we collect the information. We usually collect personal information such as contact details, job title or position. As a general rule we do not collect sensitive information. However, if we do, it will usually be for the purpose of providing our services and, if the law requires us to, we will collect it with your consent. We use your information to provide and market our goods and services and to enhance and develop our relationship with you.

When you visit our website, or download information from it, our Internet Service Provider, makes a record of your visit and records the following: your internet address, your domain name if applicable, the date and time of your visit to the website, the pages you accessed and the documents you downloaded, the previous website you have visited and the type of browser you are using. This information is only used for statistical and website development purposes.

Internet Browsing Cookies

We make limited use of cookies on our website. We only use cookies to improve the functionality of our website, not to store any of your personal information.

A cookie is a small message given to your web browser by our web server. The browser stores the message in a text file, and the message is then sent back to the server each time the browser requests a page from the server. When cookies are used on this site, they are used to store information relating to your visit such as a unique identifier, or a value to indicate whether you have seen a web page. They are used to distinguish your Internet Browser from the thousands of other browsers. This site will not store personal information such as email addresses or other details in a cookie.

Most Internet browsers are set up to accept cookies. If you do not wish to receive cookies, you may be able to change the settings of your browser to refuse all cookies or notify you each time a cookie is sent to your computer, giving you the choice whether to accept it or not.

Cookies used within this site:

All cookies within our site are related to tools and services offered.

  • Internal site cookies (PHPSESSID, ciapp_session) - We use these cookies to make our website work (this includes checking if you are logged in or not, storing if you are logged in)
  • Google Analytics cookies (__utma, __utmb, __utmc, __utmz) - We use Google Analytics to helps us refine the site content and tailor the sites content.
  • Open Web Analytics cookies (owa_s, owa_v) - We use OWA to helps us refine the site content and tailor the sites content.
  • Adtraka (_adtraka) - We use Adtracka for phone call conversation statistics so we can improve our services.

We also use social services on our website which use cookies too:

They allow you to share pages from our website and comment on them using social networks like Facebook and Twitter. Disabling any of them will probably result in stopping the functionality offered by these third parties.

Privacy Policy

We will handle personal information relying on the employee and the related bodies corporate exemptions in the Privacy Act, where these exemptions are applicable. We use a variety of physical and electronic security measures including restricting physical access to our offices, firewalls and secure databases to keep personal information secure from misuse, loss or unauthorised use or disclosure. The Internet is not a secure environment. If you send us information, including your email address, it is sent at your own risk.

You have a right to access to most personal information we hold about you. Please contact us to ask for access to your information or if you have a complaint concerning your information privacy. We may deny your request in circumstances, if we do this we will tell you why.

If you would like more information about our approach to privacy please contact us at our head office:

Watermans Accident Claims & Care
The Oval Office
83, The Shore
T: 0131 454 3103