Ashurst (comprising Ashurst LLP, Ashurst Australia and their
respective affiliates) is committed to ensuring that your privacy
you we may collect and how we may use and disclose it, how you can
instruct us if you would prefer to limit the use and disclosure of
that information; and the procedures that we have in place to
safeguard your privacy. Our client confidentiality obligations are
By providing us with information about yourself, you consent to the
collection, use, disclosure and transfer of that information as set
website, and may place notices on other pages of this website, so
that you may be aware of the information we collect and how we use
it at all times.
The information about you which we collect and how we use
and disclose it
We may collect information about you in a number of circumstances,
including when you seek legal advice from us; when you make an
enquiry on any area of the website; when you attend a seminar or
other event provided by us; when you sign up to receive information
from us, including training; or when you apply for employment with,
or to provide services to, us.
The information we collect may include your name, postal address,
email address, telephone number, information regarding your job
and/or other information regarding your preferences. From
time to time, it may include information about your membership of a
professional or trade association or union, health information and
details of any criminal record you may have.
If you do not provide information requested by us from time to
time, we may not be able to provide services to you or otherwise
fulfil the purpose for which we have requested the
In some circumstances, we collect personal information about you
from a third party source. For example, we may collect
personal information from a company for whom you work, other
organisations with whom you have dealings, a credit reporting
agency, an information service provider or from a publicly
We, our agents, consultants and sub-contractors, may use any of the
information about you which we have collected to provide you with
legal advice or legal technology services or solutions; to send you
information on news, publications, seminars and events; to improve
our services and communications to you; for the purposes of
employment or the retention of services; to send you invoices or
reminder notices; to process your requests of, and applications to,
us; and for any other purpose for which this information was
provided to us or for any purpose related or ancillary to any of
We may disclose your personal information in the following
If you are a client of Ashurst, or you are employed by, contracted
to or are an agent of, a client of Ashurst, we may disclose your
personal information to:
If we have collected your personal information in the course of
providing legal services to any of our clients, we may disclose it
to that client;
We may disclose your personal information to our agents,
consultants and sub-contractors who assist us in running our
business, including this website, or provide related services, and
who are subject to security and confidentiality obligations;
We may disclose your personal information between the various
Ashurst entities on a confidential basis for our internal
administrative, billing and other business purposes; and
We will make whatever disclosures of your personal information that
the law requires us to make.
We may also use aggregate information and statistics for the
purpose of monitoring website usage in order to help us develop
this website and our services.
Information about other people which you provide to
If you provide personal information to us about someone else (such
as one of your directors or employees, or someone with whom you
have business dealings) you must ensure that you are entitled to
disclose that information to us and that, without our taking any
further steps, we may collect, use and disclose that information as
ensure the individual concerned is aware of the various matters
individual, including our identity, how to contact us, our purposes
of collection, our information disclosure practices, the
individual's right to obtain access to the information and the
consequences if the information is not provided (such as our
inability to provide services).
Keeping information about you secure
We will take appropriate measures to keep your information
confidential and secure in accordance with our internal procedures
covering the storage, access and disclosure of information.
Transferring information about you abroad
We may transfer information about you between countries if required
for a relevant purpose described above. These may include
countries which do not provide the same level of protection as the
laws of your home country (for example, the laws within the
European Economic Area or Australia).
However, all Ashurst offices throughout the world will at all times
ensure a level of data protection at least as protective as that
required in the European Economic Area and Australia. We will
also require our agents, consultants and sub-contractors to whom we
transfer information about you to ensure a similar level of data
other information-gathering technologies
A "cookie" is a small text file which is either stored on the
user/client hard drive, or in memory until the browser is closed.
Cookies help in tracing users from page to page on an internet
site. They are generated by web servers when the user enters an
internet page, and are passed to the user's computer and stored for
subsequent future access.
to remember login details and passwords so that users do not need
to log on every time they access those areas of the website. You
are not obliged to accept a cookie and you can modify your browser
so that it will not accept cookies. However, this may affect your
personalised settings and mean that we cannot identify the
preferences you have selected.
The list below shows details of the cookies that are used on
ashurst.com and their purpose.
The session cookie is stored in temporary memory and is not
retained after the browser is closed. It does not collect
information from the user's computer, and does not personally
identify the user.
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are used by Google Analytics, which monitors traffic levels, search
queries and visits to our website.
Google Analytics stores IP addresses anonymously on its servers in
the US, and neither Ashurst or Google associate your IP address
with any information that can identify the user personally.
These cookies enable Google to determine whether you are a return
visitor to the site, and to track the pages that you visit during
your session. They are only used if the user has given his or her
This cookie stores the preferred language that the visitor has
When a visitor has been redirected from www.blakedawson.com this cookie
ensures that the explanatory popup message does not appear again
after the user has seen it once.
Updating information about you
If any of the information that you have provided to us changes, for
example if you change your email address or if you wish to cancel
any request you have made of us, please let us know by sending an
email either to email@example.com, or if you
are in Australia you may instead send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
You have the right to request a copy of the personal information
about you which we hold, to have any inaccurate personal
information corrected and to object to our using your personal
information for a marketing purpose. To do so, please send your
request either to email@example.com, or if you
are in Australia you may instead send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
How to contact Ashurst
you would like to contact us with any queries or comments, please
send an email to email@example.com or send a
letter to Data Steward Manager, Ashurst LLP, Broadwalk House, 5
Appold Street, London EC2A 2HA, or if you are in Australia you may
instead send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org or
send a letter to Marketing Information Services Manager, GPO Box
9938 Sydney, New South Wales, Australia.