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TERMS OF USE

“We” are Bellwether Green Limited, a company registered in Scotland (Number: SC345113) and Scottish solicitors practice, regulated by the Law Society of Scotland. Our registered office and principal business address is 225 West George Street, Glasgow G2 2ND. Our VAT Registration Number is 935 940 695. Commercial Law Network is a referral network run by Bellwether Green Limited. These Terms of Use incorporate our Privacy Policy and they are collectively known as the ‘Terms’. When you use www.commerciallawnetwork.com (the ‘Site’), you agree to be bound by the Terms.

 

Copyright Notice

All rights to the intellectual property within or used to build this Site are reserved including without limitation, the copyright, database rights, trademarks, trading names, text, graphics, code, files and links. The content of the Site may not be reproduced, transmitted or otherwise made available in whole or in part without our prior consent. Site pages may be downloaded or printed for your personal and private use provided that you make no alteration to any of the pages and you do not use any part of the pages in any other publication, in whatever medium, without our prior written consent.

 

Disclaimer

The materials in this Site are provided for general information purposes only and do not constitute legal or other professional advice. Links to other sites are for information only and we take no responsibility for material found on them.

We endeavour to ensure that all information on this Site is correct and fairly stated, but do not accept liability for any error or omission. The development of our products and services is a continuous process and published information may not be up to date. It is important to check the current legal position with us.

We try to make sure that the Site is free from viruses and not contaminated in anyway, however, we do not warrant that any material available for download is free from virus, infection, and/or similar code.

Nothing in these Terms will exclude our liability to you for death or personal injury arising from our negligence, or fraudulent misrepresentation. Subject to this:-

  1. we accept no responsibility for any loss, which may arise from reliance on the information contained in this Site;
  2. any failures due to software or internet errors or unavailability, or any other circumstances beyond our reasonable control;
  3. any direct, indirect or consequential loss, damage, costs and expenses including without limitation:-
  • loss of profit;
  • loss of reputation;
  • iii. depletion of goodwill; or
  • loss of, damage to or corruption of data.

 

Misuse

You must not, and must not assist any person to hack into, circumvent security or otherwise disrupt the operation of our Site or attempt to use any automated program to access the Site, or to search, display or obtain links to any part of this Site.

You must not include links or ‘deep links’ to this Site or any part of it without our prior written consent.

 

General

We may vary these Terms from time to time, such variations becoming effective immediately upon posting to the Site and by continuing to use the Site, you will be deemed to have accepted them.

These Terms shall be governed by Scots Law. If any provision shall be unlawful, void or for any reason unenforceable then that provision shall be deemed severable and shall not affect the validity and enforceability of the remaining provisions.

 

PRIVACY POLICY

This privacy policy outlines how Bellwether Green Limited (“we”) will use, store and share any Personal Data obtained by or submitted to us. Personal Data is information which relates to people (not businesses) from which they may be identified. This Privacy Policy is expressly incorporated into our Terms of Use and Terms and Conditions of Business.

We will process Personal Data provided to us by you or your employees or agents in accordance with data protection standards required by applicable law, in particular the General Data Protection Regulations (“GDPR”). We are a Data Controller in terms of GDPR.

 

How we may collect your Personal Data?

Your Personal Data may be collected by us in a number of ways, including:

  • through our provision of legal services to you
  • during the course of dealings with you for or on behalf of a client
  • when you provide us with information in relation to your attendance at any of our seminars or other hosted events
  • when we collect your Personal Data from third parties (for example our clients or other law firms)
  • through web forms and email links
  • via our website
  • social media

We may also collect Personal Data using cookies. Cookies are temporary internet files and are used by us to enhance the ease of use of this Site, and to allow us to build up a more detailed profile of you. Sometimes cookies are required as part of the Site’s operation. We will not collect Personal Data about you using cookies outside of this purpose. If you prefer not to allow the use of cookies, you can change the configuration of your browser to either warn you when you receive a cookie, or to automatically reject them. You may find, however, that disabling cookies means certain areas of the site do not function correctly.

 

What categories of Personal Data will we collect?

The categories of your Personal Data that we may collect includes, but is not limited to, the following:

  • Contact details (including names, postal addresses, email addresses and telephone numbers);
  • IP address
  • Professional information such as job titles, previous jobs, and professional experience and qualifications; and
  • Where necessary and legally permitted, we may also collect more sensitive data such as diversity and health data, and details of offences and related proceedings.

 

How will we use your Personal Data?

We may process personal information about you:

  • to provide you or your client with, and to improve, our services
  • to verify your identity
  • to verify the source of funds
  • to deal with your enquiries and requests
  • to contact you in the course of providing services to our clients
  • to seek advice from third parties, such as legal and non-legal experts
  • to provide you with information about our services, seminars and events that, following careful consideration, we think will specifically be of interest to you and to your benefit
  • to provide you with any other information that you request from us
  • to comply with our legal and professional responsibilities
  • in connection with our referral network www.commerciallawnetwork.com
  • where we have other legitimate reasons, such as for internal compliance and security purposes

 

Will we share your Personal Data with any third parties?

Only where it is required for communicating with you or for providing services to you and we are legally permitted to do so.  When we share data with others, we are obliged to implement appropriate technical and organisations to protect the Personal Data and to comply with GDPR.

We may employ or engage other persons, companies or organisations to perform functions on our behalf. We will only pass information to them which is required to help us fulfil your instructions or where it will be beneficial to your interests.  From time to time, we engage the help of self-employed solicitors and their personal services companies. We may also pass Personal Data to third party organisations that provide us IT or administrative services to us.   We may use third parties to support us in providing our services and to help provide, run and manage our internal IT systems.  For example, providers of information technology, cloud based software as a service providers, identity management, website hosting and management, data analysis, data back-up, security and storage services.

If we are providing services to you, we may also be required to pass your Personal Data to the following:-

  • auditors and other professional advisers
  • property registrars
  • HM Revenue & Customs
  • court or tribunal
  • solicitors acting on the other side
  • asking an independent Barrister or Counsel for advice; or to represent you
  • banks or building societies; or other financial institutions
  • insurance companies
  • providers of identity verification
  • any disclosure required by law or regulation; such as the prevention of financial crime and terrorism
  • if there is an emergency and we think you or others are at risk

Occasionally, we may receive requests from third parties with authority to obtain disclosure of Personal Data, such as to check that we are complying with applicable law and regulation, to investigate an alleged crime, to establish, exercise or defend legal rights.  We will only fulfil requests for Personal Data where we are permitted to do so in accordance with applicable law or regulation.

Personal Data may be transferred outside the countries where we and our clients are located, including to countries outside the European Union (“EU”).  An example of where this might be the case is with cloud infrastructure where the servers powering and facilitating such a service may be located in secure data centres around the world (outside of the EU) and Personal Data may be stored in any one of them.  In each such case, we will take appropriate steps to try to ensure all Personal Data transferred in this way is subject to adequate levels of protection and that all transfers of Personal Data outside the EU are done lawfully.

 

How long will we hold your Personal Data for?

We will retain your information only for as long as is necessary for the purposes set out in this policy. We will retain and use your information to the extent necessary to comply with our legal obligations, resolve disputes, and enforce our agreements.

 

Your rights

You have certain rights over your Personal Data. These rights include:-

 

Access to your Personal Data

You have a right of access to Personal Data held by us as a data controller.  This right may be exercised by emailing us at info@bellwethergreen.com. We will aim to respond to any requests for information promptly, and in any event within 30 days.

 

Amendments

To update, correct or rectify any Personal Data held to us, you may email us at info@bellwethergreen.com with details of the required changes and we will make the necessary amendments.

 

Request to cease use

You have a right to ask us to stop processing your Personal Data or ask us to erase any Personal Data that we hold at any time. We will only be able to comply with this request to the extent that other legislation does not require us to keep your data.  To request cessation or erasure, please email us at info@bellwethergreen.com.

 

Right of Data Portability

You have the right to receive any Personal Data concerning you, which you have provided to us, in a structured, commonly used and machine-readable format and have the right to transmit that data to another controller without hindrance from us.  In exercising this right, you shall have the right to have the Personal Data transmitted directly us to another data controller where technically feasible.

If you have any questions about this Privacy Policy, how and why we process Personal Data or wish to exercise any of the rights contained herein, please contact us at info@bellwethergreen.com

 

Changes to this privacy policy

This Privacy Policy will be kept under regular review and therefore may change from time to time in order to ensure our continued compliance with data protection legislation.
Last modification was made 13th September 2018.

 

Cookies we use

CookieTypeDurationDescription
__gatsession1 minuteUsed to throttle request rate
__gidpersisant24 hoursUsed to distinguish users
__utmapersisant2 yearsA persistent cookie – remains on a computer, unless it expires or the cookie cache is cleared. It tracks visitors.
__utmbsession30 mins from setupUsed to determine new sessions/visits. The cookie is created when the javascript library executes and no existing __utmb cookies exists. The cookie is updated every time data is sent to Google Analytics.
__utmcsessionEnd of browser sessionNot used in ga.js. Set for interoperability with urchin.js. Historically, this cookie operated in conjunction with the __utmb cookie to determine whether the user was in a new session/visit.
__utmtsession10 minsUsed to throttle request rate.
__utmvpersisant2 yearsUsed to store visitor-level custom variable data. This cookie is created when a developer uses the _setCustomVar method with a visitor level custom variable. This cookie was also used for the deprecated _setVar method. The cookie is updated every time data is sent to Google Analytics.
__utmzpersisant6 months from set/updateStores the traffic source or campaign that explains how the user reached your site. The cookie is created when the javascript library executes and is updated every time data is sent to Google Analytics.
_gapersisant2 YearsUsed to distinguish users
AMP_TOKENpersisant30 seconds to 1 yearContains a token that can be used to retrieve a Client ID from AMP Client ID Service
cc_analyticsSessionEnd of browser sessionThese cookies are set by our Cookies bar.
cc_necessarySessionEnd of browser sessionThese cookies are set by our Cookies bar.

 

Contact Information

Supervisory Authority
Email: international.team@ico.org.uk
Phone: +44 1625 545 745