WEBSITE POLICY

Policy Scope
This policy covers the website found at the following URL:-
https://www.sarahbentleysolicitors.co.uk
The website referred to is provided by Sarah Bentley.  We use the services of a third party website developer to host the website and develop it when required.  Appropriate agreements are in place to ensure optimum quality control measures.
The materials contained in the above website are deemed to be for general information purposes only and does not constitute legal or professional advice.  Sarah Bentley Solicitors does not accept any responsibility for any loss which may arise from accessing or relying upon information contained in this website.
Organisation Details
Registered office:-
Ribble Court
1 Mead Way
Padiham
BB12 7NG
Policy Statement
Sarah Bentley Solicitors have taken steps to ensure that its website is compliant with all relevant legal obligations.  The COLP Sarah Bentley has ultimate responsibility for ensuring continuing compliance on a day to day basis and 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 SRA Standards and Regulations 2019
• Ensuring compliance with the Equality Act 2010;
• Overseeing linking arrangements;
• Ensuring posting of a privacy notice explaining how data that is collected from visitors will be managed by the company.
The COLP Sarah Bentley has responsibility for the review of this policy on an annual basis.
Accessibility
We are committed to making our website accessible for all our website visitors including those with disabilities.  We are committed to providing an accessible web service.  If you experience problems or have any suggestions for improvements please contact Sarah Bentley.
Copyright and Trademark Notices
The contents of this site are protected by copyright under English law.  Users are permitted to read the contents 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 Sarah Bentley Solicitors is acknowledged as the source.  The text is not altered in any way and the attention of the recipients is drawn to this warning.  All other use and copying of any of the contents of this site is prohibited.  Copying from website of third parties is subject to any requirements applicable to their sites.
Links to Third Party Sites
This website may include hyper links to websites operated by other parties.  Sarah Bentley Solicitors are not responsible for examining or evaluating them and their inclusion does not imply endorsement of their content.  Sarah Bentley Solicitors does not receive any fee from any website owner who may be sited or linked to from the website.  All external links should be considered for information purposes only.
Data Protection
This website is owned and operated by Sarah Bentley Solicitors who is the “data controller” for the purposes of the Data Protection Act 2018.  This document is intended to explain how we use the information we collect, how a client can instruct us if they prefer to limit the use of that information and the procedures we have in place to safeguard their privacy.
Collection, Utilisation and Security of Data
Without limitation any of the following data may be collected:-
• Name
• Gender
• Contact information such as e-mail addresses and telephone numbers
• Address and postcode
• Financial information such as credit/debit card numbers
• IP address
• Web browser type and version
• Operating system
Any information that we collect about you is stored electronically on our database. It may also be printed and stored in our filing system.
We will keep your personal information confidential except to the extent that we are compelled to disclose it by law (for example where there may be fraud) or to comply with an instruction of a regulatory body or any other competent jurisdiction.
Cookies
We also use cookies on this site. Cookies are small text files used on the internet for a variety of purposes. We use Cookies to make your use of the website more efficient.  You have a right to refuse this and can modify your browser accordingly.  Although the cookie may provide an automated identification of your computer to our work station no personal data is stored in the cookie.
What this means is that 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.
Liability
Sarah Bentley Solicitors cannot accept responsibility for any loss which may arise from accessing or relying upon information contained in this website.
Security
Sarah Bentley and the website developers are the only personnel with direct access to the website. Passwords will be changed on a quarterly basis which will be authorised solely by Sarah Bentley.
Content Procedure
The procedure following drafting of all content including news stories and blogs is for that material to be put through a two stage approval by the original author and Sarah Bentley. Key members of the website development team have access to the website at all times and any articles or content deemed surplus or unsuitable can be removed within 24 hours.
Scope of permitted and prohibited content is agreed in advance by Sarah Bentley to ensure that content is legally correct and in no way prohibited.