PRIVACY POLICY:

Leaders-in-Law respects your right to privacy. We now meet the high standards for data privacy introduced by the new European data protection law known as the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), which goes into effect during May 2018.

Any details that you give to us via this platform or in any other way may be added to our database. You do not have to give us any personal information in order to use most of this platform. However, if you wish to take full advantage of some of the more special personalised member services that we offer, you will need to provide certain information.

You may visit and/or use the services only if you fully agree to this privacy policy – and by accessing and/or using any of the services, you signify and affirm your informed consent to this privacy policy, including to the collection and processing of your personal information as defined and explained below.

Please note: you are not obligated by law to provide us with any information. You hereby acknowledge, warrant and agree that any information you do provide us is provided of your own free will and consent, for the purposes and uses described herein.

YOUR CONSENT:

By using our platform you consent to the collection and use of your personal information in the manner set out in this privacy policy. If we change or modify this privacy policy we shall post these changes clearly on this page.

VISITORS TO OUR PLATFORM:

When someone visits Leaders-in-Law we use a third party service to collect standard internet log information and details of visitor behaviour patterns. We do this to find out things such as the number of visitors to the various parts of the platform. This information is only processed in a way which does not identify anyone. We do not make any attempt to find out the identities of those visiting our platform.

LINKS TO OTHER PLATFORMS:

This privacy notice does not cover the links within this platform linking to other platforms. We encourage you to read the privacy statements on the other platforms you visit.

SECURITY AND PERFORMANCE:

Leaders-in-Law uses a third party service to help maintain the security and performance of Leaders-in-Law. To deliver this service it processes the IP addresses of visitors to the platform.

PEOPLE WHO EMAIL LEADERS-IN-LAW:

Both inbound and outbound email delivery is secured and filtered using a 3rd party anti-spam service. Email service runs on Microsoft Office 365 which uses TLS by default to encrypt the connection/session between two servers. You should be aware that any emails we send or receive may not be protected in transit.

We will also monitor any emails sent to us, including file attachments, for viruses or malicious software. Please be aware that you have a responsibility to ensure that any email you send is within the bounds of the law.

PEOPLE WHO JOIN LEADERS-IN-LAW AS MEMBERS:

We collect information which you provide us voluntarily. For example, we collect the personal information you provide us when you register to our services; and/or when you contact us directly.

Regardless of the measures and efforts taken by Leaders-in-Law, we cannot and do not guarantee the absolute protection and security of your personal information and recommend that you avoid providing us with any sensitive information which you believe its disclosure could cause you substantial or irreparable harm.

USE OF PERSONAL DETAILS:

Our database of personal details (however collected) is used by us, and third parties acting on our behalf, for client administration. We do not rent, sell or disclose your contact details to any other third party.

DATA RETENTION:

We may retain your personal information for as long as your membership is active or as otherwise needed to provide you with our services.

We may continue to retain such personal information even after you cancel your membership and/or cease to use any particular services, as reasonably necessary to comply with our legal obligations, to resolve disputes, prevent fraud and abuse, enforce our agreements and/or protect our legitimate interests.

COOKIES:

Leaders-in-Law may use a session cookie to identify your browser session as you move between pages on the platform and perform activities. The platform cookie allows our platform to recognise each subsequent request from your browser as being the same browser that made the initial request to our platform.

By knowing that each subsequent request is related to the first, our platform is able to track your actions as you move around the platform and to provide interactive features. By analysing how our platform is being used in general, we can improve the platform experience for future visitors. Should you experience any problems in using our platform, our platform developers may be able to use this information to track down your specific user journey and investigate and fix any issues that might arise.

Each page on our platform is generated by a Content Management System (CMS). This system may provide a number of interactive features where your experience may be tailored according to your past activity on the platform. Such features require the session cookie to operate. As we improve our platform over time, more advanced features may be added that also require a session cookie to operate.

HOW TO CONTROL AND DELETE COOKIES:

Cookies are a very small text file that is stored on your device (for example, your PC or your mobile) by your web browser. It contains a simple text code that your browser sends back to our platform each time you browse to a new page. This allows the platform to look up your specific session and associate data for that session with your browser. The data itself is not stored in your cookie but on the server(s) operating the platform.

You may restrict or block the cookies which are set by Leaders-in-Law, or any other platform, through your browser settings.

Please be aware that restricting cookies may have a negative impact on the functionality of our platform.