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In this section of the privacy notice we set out information which is particularly relevant to people who use our website and to those who use our social media sites.

Please also read the section on marketing to learn more about the controls we have put in place for when we are using your personal data for marketing purposes.

Please read our section on disclosures of your data for further information on recipients of your data.

Intended audience

HRC Law’s website, which we refer to as “our website”, is not intended for children.  Our social media sites are similarly not intended for children. We do not knowingly collect data relating to children.

Third-party links

Our website may include links to third-party websites, plug-ins and applications.  Clicking on those links or enabling those connections may allow third parties to collect or share data about you.  We do not control these third-party websites and are not responsible for their privacy statements.

When you leave our website, we encourage you to read the privacy notice of every website you visit.

Purposes for which we will use your personal data  

We have set out below a description of all the ways we plan to use your personal data, and which of the legal bases we rely on to do so.  We have also identified what our legitimate interests are, where appropriate.

The types of data are defined in our glossary.

How we use data from our website and social media site users at present

Our website contains information about us, including details of our team, our services and how we can help you.  Its main purpose is therefore to provide users with information, rather than to collect or process users’ data.  We do, however, collect and use some personal data for the following purposes:

PURPOSE: To register you onto our seminars when we, and/or you, use external websites such as Eventbrite to facilitate bookings.

Type of data: (a) Identity; (b) Contact; (c) Financial.

Lawful basis/bases for processing including basis of legitimate interest: (1) Performance of a contract with you; and (2) Necessary for our legitimate interests (to facilitate your booking onto and payment for a seminar place).

PURPOSE: To manage our relationship with you which will include: (a) Notifying you about changes to our terms or privacy policy; (b) Asking you to leave a review or take a survey.

Type of data: (a) Identity; (b) Contact; (c) Profile; and (d) Marketing and Communications

Lawful basis/bases for processing including basis of legitimate interest: (1) Necessary for our legitimate interests (to keep our records updated and to study how customers use our products/services).

PURPOSE: To enable you to complete a survey (including when we, and/or you, use external survey providers).

Type of data: (a) Identity; (b) Contact; (c) Profile; and (d) Marketing and Communications

Lawful basis/bases for processing including basis of legitimate interest: Necessary for our legitimate interests (to keep our records updated and to study how customers use our products/services)

PURPOSE: To use data analytics to improve our website, social media sites, products/services, marketing, customer relationships and experiences.

Types of data: (a) Technical; and (b) Usage.

Lawful basis/bases for processing including basis of legitimate interest: Necessary for our legitimate interests (to define types of customers for our products and services, to keep our website updated and relevant, to develop our business and to inform our marketing strategy).

PURPOSE: To administer and protect our business and this website (including troubleshooting, data analysis, testing, system maintenance, support, reporting and hosting of data).

Types of data: (a) Identity; (b) Contact; (c) Technical

Lawful basis/bases for processing including basis of legitimate interest: (a) Necessary for our legitimate interests (for running our business, provision of administration and IT services, network security, to prevent fraud and in the context of a business reorganisation or group restructuring exercise); and (b) Necessary to comply with a legal obligation.

PURPOSE: To operate our social media accounts on Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn and use them for active social media marketing. 

Types of data: a) Identity; (b) Contact; (c) Technical; (d) Usage; (e) Profile; and (f) data concerning your engagement on social media (likes, retweets, shares, reactions, comments etc.).

Lawful basis/bases for processing including basis of legitimate interest: Necessary for our legitimate interests (to maintain a social media presence and engage with you using it).

How we may use data from our website and social media site users in the future

We do not currently use your data for the purposes below.  If we decide to do so, we will update this privacy notice accordingly, but, for completeness, we have set out below the bases etc. that we may rely upon in future.

PURPOSE:  To deliver relevant website and social media site content and advertisements to you and measure or understand the effectiveness of the advertising we serve to you

Types of data: (a) Identity; (b) Contact; (c) Profile; (d) Usage; (e) Marketing and Communications; (f) Technical

Lawful basis/bases for processing including basis of legitimate interest: Necessary for our legitimate interests (to study how customers use our products/services, to develop them, to grow our business and to inform our marketing strategy).

PURPOSE: To make suggestions and recommendations to you about goods or services that may be of interest to you

Types of data: (a) Identity; (b) Contact; (c) Technical; (d) Usage; (e) Profile.

Lawful basis/bases for processing including basis of legitimate interest: Necessary for our legitimate interests (to develop our products/services and grow our business).