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13/02/2008
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privacy policy

Privacy Policy

Your privacy is important to us. To better protect your privacy, leavinglaw.com provides this privacy policy to describe how we handle your personal information. We collect, use, and share personal information to help the website work and to keep it safe (details below). Please note that leavinglaw.com contains banners for and links to other websites which are operated by third parties and are outside of our control and which are therefore outside the scope of this privacy policy. This privacy policy applies only to the information collected by leavinglaw.com from our users, and does not apply to information collected in any other way, including offline.

Collection, Use & Disclosure

Our servers are located in the United Kingdom and will hold and transmit your information in a safe, confidential and secure environment. Any information posted on leavinglaw.com is publicly available.

We do track certain information about the visits to leavinglaw.com. For example, we compile statistics that show the numbers and frequency of visitors to our website and its individual pages. These aggregated statistics are used internally to improve our website and for product development and marketing purposes generally. Those aggregated statistics may also be provided to advertisers and other third parties, but again, the statistics contain no personal information and cannot be used to gather such information.

The website uses cookies for some interactive features. A cookie is a small amount of data, which includes an anonymous unique identifier, that is sent to your browser from a website's computers and stored on your computer's hard drive. Most browsers will automatically accept cookies. You can set your browser to reject cookies but some parts of the web site may not function properly if the cookies are rejected.

When you supply any personal information in order to register with leavinglaw.com, we have legal obligations towards you in the way we use such data. We must collect the information fairly, that is, we must explain how we will use it.

When you register with leavinglaw.com, you are required to submit your display name, email address and your password. This information will not be made publicly available, however, if you choose to provide us with personal information, we collect and store the following personal information: email address, computer sign-on data, other information, including users IP address and standard web log information. If you choose to complete the leavinglaw experience questionnaire however, this can be posted on the external website to be made publicly available. Leavinglaw.com reserves the right to edit the content of a questionnaire uploaded to the site Content Management System for any material which may contravene the leavinglaw.com terms and conditions. Any content which does contravene these terms and conditions and which is nevertheless posted on the external site via the 'share your experience' facility, remains the responsibility of the author. Any contact details supplied for any business or enterprise will be displayed on the external website only with the user's consent. In choosing to complete the optional section of the questionnaire that requests details of your enterprise, and in ticking the box 'I wish for the details of my new enterprise to appear on the site', you will be deemed to have granted this consent. No personal contact information will otherwise be reproduced on the external site, unless it is contained in the body of the user's submitted profile, in which case they shall be deemed to have provided such details for posting externally. If you choose to upload your CV to the leavinglaw website, we will store the information you provide to enable ourselves to make this information known to our afiliates, who may subscribe to an agreed service or arrangement and therefore may be entitled to access your profile. In submitting your CV you are deemed to have agreed to such disclosure to third parties. If you use any job search facilities, we may store your details to enable us to forward them to firms or recruitment consultants who advertise jobs in which you are interested. If you choose to upload a story under the feature 'I'll get my coat', via the 'share your own story' application, this may be displayed externally on the site, at the discretion of leavinglaw.com, and your consent for us to make this publicly available is deemed to have been provided.

If any of the information that you have provided to leavinglaw.com changes, it is the responsibility of the user to update that information via login to the website and access of that information. If changes to your information prevent login for whatever reason, please let us know the correct details by sending an e-mail to info@leavinglaw.com.

When you supply any personal information in order to register with leavinglaw.com, we have legal obligations towards you to explain if we want to pass the information on to anyone else.

In general, any information you provide to the leavinglaw.com will only be used within leavinglaw.com and by its agents and service providers. We do not sell or rent users' personal information to third parties for their marketing purposes. We will not sell user's personal information other than as part of a sale of the whole or a substantial part of the assets of leavinglaw / Leaving Ltd. Your information will be disclosed where we are obliged or permitted by law, i.e. we may disclose personal information to respond to legal requirements, enforce our policies, respond to claims that a posting or other content violates other's rights, or protect anyone's rights, property, or safety. Leavinglaw.com may also share personal information with corporate affiliates and partner service providers, or agencies who operate in the detection and prevention of potentially illegal acts. We may also use aggregate information and statistics for the purposes of monitoring usage of the website in order to help us develop the site and our service, and may provide such aggregate information to third parties. Leavinglaw.com or our agents and sub-contractors may occasionally contact you including by post, email or telephone to ask you for your feedback and comments on our services.

We take reasonable precautions to ensure that any personal information which you provide is used only for the express purposes set out in these conditions. However, the internet is not a completely secure network and we cannot guarantee that such information will not be intercepted by other parties.

Security

We use many tools to protect your personal information against unauthorized access and disclosure, but we cannot give any guarantees for circumstances which may be beyond our control. It is your responsibility to keep your password secure at all times to avoid unauthorised use of your account.

General

If we or our corporate affiliates are involved in a merger or acquisition, we may share personal information with another company, and this other company shall be entitled to share your personal information with other companies but at all times otherwise respecting your personal information in accordance with this policy.

Acceptance of our Privacy Policy

Use of the leavinglaw website and associated services implies acceptance of this Privacy Policy. If you are not satisfied with any aspect of it please do not continue to use the website and services. This policy may change from time to time and you are deemed to have accepted the current version each time you use leavinglaw.com or any site powered by us.

How to Contact Us

If you would like to contact us for any reason regarding our privacy practices, please contact us via email at You have a right of access to personal data that is held about you. To obtain a copy of such information, please send an email to info@leavinglaw.com.

leaving is a registered trademark in the United Kingdom. We do not permit the use of the leaving logo by third parties without a written license agreement. We do not permit the use of the leaving logo on any type of promotional materials, flyers or other websites. We do not permit any other website to be connected to leavinglaw.com by way of hyperlink or otherwise without the prior written consent of Leaving Limited.

All information and materials appearing on leavinglaw.com are protected by copyright and are the property of leaving limited or the party credited as the poster of the information.

You may not copy, reproduce, distribute, publish, create derivative works, store electronically, transmit or in any way exploit for commercial gains or otherwise, any content or posted information on leavinglaw.com

If you make postings to leavinglaw.com providing false contact details or impersonating another party we reserve the right to pass your details and IP address on to the aggrieved third party, their agents or any law enforcement agency.

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