Ashurst (comprising Ashurst LLP, Ashurst Australia and their
respective affiliates) (the "Ashurst Entities") is
committed to ensuring that your privacy is protected. References in
"our" are references to the Ashurst Entities or any of them.
References to "you" and "your" are to the individual who is using
this website or otherwise providing personal information or data to
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 not
By providing us with information about yourself through this
website or otherwise, you consent to the collection, use,
disclosure and transfer of that information as set out in this
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 changes will take effect as soon as they are
posted on this website.
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; when you apply for or accept
employment with us; or when you offer to provide or provide
services to us.
The information we collect may include your name, job title, postal
address, email address, telephone number, information regarding
your job and/or other information regarding your preferences or
where it is relevant to legal services that we provide. 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 information.
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, government agencies, a credit
reporting agency, a recruitment agency, an information or service
provider or from a publicly available record.
We, our members, employees, agents, consultants and
sub-contractors, may use any of the information about you which we
have collected to provide you with legal advice or information 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,
partnership or the supply or retention of services; for insurance
purposes, 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 the above. We may also use personal
information or data where we are permitted by law to do so. This
includes circumstances where you have expressly or impliedly
consented to such use.
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:
- Barristers, other legal specialists (including mediators),
consultants or experts engaged in your matter; or
- foreign law firms for the purpose of obtaining foreign legal
advice, who may not be within the European Economic Area.
- 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, and where permitted by law to others for the
purpose of providing those services;
- We may disclose your personal information to our members,
employees, 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
- We may disclose your personal information between the various
Ashurst Entities on a confidential basis for our internal
administrative, billing and other business purposes, or for the
purpose of providing legal services. A list of the countries in
which Ashurst Entities are located can be found on our website at /office.aspx?id_Content=14; and
- We will make whatever disclosures of your personal information that
the law requires or authorises us to make.
We may also collect, use and disclose personal data or information
where it is reasonably necessary for the establishment, exercise or
defence of a legal or equitable claim, or for the purposes of a
confidential alternative dispute resolution process.
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
the individual concerned is aware of the various matters detailed
including our identity, how to contact us, our purposes of
collection, our information disclosure practices (including
disclosure to overseas recipients), the individual's right to
obtain access to the information and make complaints about the
handling of the information, and the consequences if the
information is not provided (such as our inability to provide
Keeping information about you secure
We will take appropriate technical and organisational measures to
keep your information confidential and secure in accordance with
our internal procedures covering the storage, access and disclosure
of information. Information may be kept on our information
technology systems or in paper files.
Transferring information about you abroad
We may transfer information about you between countries if required
for a relevant purpose as 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 and others who
are outside the European Economic Area or Australia and to whom we
transfer information about you to ensure a similar level of data
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 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. You may also make a complaint
if you have a concern about our handling of your personal
If you wish to do any of the above please send an email to
email@example.com. If you are in Australia, please copy
our Australian office email address which is
firstname.lastname@example.org. If you are in Australia you may
also call (612) 9258 6000 and ask to speak to our Privacy
We will consider any complaints which we receive and provide you
with a response in a timely manner (usually 30 days of receipt). If
you are not satisfied with our response, you may take your
complaint to the relevant privacy regulator. We will provide you
with details of your relevant regulator upon request.
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
Protection Officer, Ashurst LLP, Broadwalk House, 5 Appold
Street, London EC2A 2HA, or to the Privacy Officer, Ashurst
Australia, GPO Box 9938 Sydney, New South Wales, Australia 2000.