Privacy Policy

The Good Solicitor Guide (''we'', ''our'' or ''us'') is committed to protecting the privacy of all visitors, subscribers and members of The Good Solicitor Guide website (Site). This policy is intended to inform you how we gather, define, and use your personal information.

All your Information shall be held and used in accordance with the Data Protection Act1998 where applicable. For more information on what data we collect please contact us here.

Information That We Collect

In operating and maintaining our site we may collect and handle the following data about you:

  • Information that you provide to us on during registration or when submitting solicitor reviews including your name and email address. If you contact us by email or via a contact form on the Site we may retain the content of any correspondence as well as your name, email address.
  • usage information collected as you browse our Site including pages viewed
  • any personal preferences selected upon registration
  • information provided in surveys

Although we endeavour to meet the most stringent security protocols, data transmitted over the internet may not be secure. Any transmission is carried out entirely at your own risk. Any information or data that we receive from you will be subject to strict procedures and secure handling to prevent any unauthorised access.

We may collect and retain data about your computer and applications used to access our Site including your IP address, operating system and internet browser in order to help deliver the best experience to visitors to the Site, for system administration and to provide useful data for our advertisers. This data is used to compile statistics and can not be used to identify you or any other individual.

Cookie Handling

The Good Solicitor Guide's Site employs a standard internet technology called ''cookies'' and web server logs to collect information about how our Site is being used.

Cookies and web server log files let us assess the number of people visiting our Site and in particular which areas of the Site are most popular. This process assists us in constantly improving user experience.

By continuing to use and browse our Site you are consenting to cookies being used in accordance with our policy.

We may use 'session' cookies to enable the Site to carry information across multiple pages of the Site and which can limit the number of times in which you may have to re-enter information. Session cookies enable us to compile statistics that help us to understand how the Site is being used and to improve and personalise its content and structure. We may also use 'persistent' cookies which remain in the cookies file of your internet browser for longer than your particular session. This can help us to recognise you as a unique or repeat visitor to the Site thus tailoring the content of certain areas of the Site to your individual preferences.

If wish to refuse the handling of cookies on our Site you can change the settings on your chosen browser. Instructions on how to do this can be found here.

If you choose to reject cookies then you may be unable to access certain parts of the Site.

Use of your Information

We use Your Information in the following ways:

  • to help ensure that content from our Site is displayed in the most effective manner for you, your browser and you computer or device used to gain access
  • to notify and keep you updated about any changes to our service
  • to contact you in accordance with your registration

We may disclose your information to any member of our group, which means our holding company and its subsidiaries, as defined in section 736 of the Companies Act 1985.

Storing Your Personal Data

In operating our Site it may on occasion be necessary to transfer data that we collect from you to locations outside of the EU for hosting, processing, storing and backing up of information. When you provide your personal data to us you agree to this transfer, storing, processing and backing up.

We will always take all reasonable steps to ensure that data is stored securely.

Disclosing Your Information

We will not disclose your personal information to any third party other than in accordance with this Privacy Policy and in the circumstances detailed below:

  • To prevent fraud and reduce the risk of fraud.
  • In the event that The Good Solicitor Guides is sold to the buyer.
  • Where we are required by law to disclose your personal information.

Third Party Links

On occasion we include links to third parties on this Site. Should we include links to other sites it does not mean that we endorse or approve that site’s policy towards your privacy. You should read their privacy policy before sending them any personal data.

Access to Your Information

In accordance with the Data Protection Act 1998 you have the right to access any information that we hold relating to you. Please note that we reserve the right to charge a fee of £10 to cover costs incurred by us in providing you with the information.