By continuing to Use the Services and/or the Website after such amendment, you will be deemed to have accepted any amendment to these Terms.
These Terms shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of England and Wales and you irrevocably submit to the exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of England and Wales to settle any dispute which may arise out of or in connection with these Terms. If you live outside the United Kingdom, English law shall apply only to the extent that English law shall not deprive you of any legal protection accorded in accordance with the law of the place where you are habitually resident (“Local Law”). In the event English law deprives you of any legal protection which is accorded to you under Local Law, then these terms shall be governed by Local Law and any dispute or claim arising out of or in connection with these Terms shall be subject to the non-exclusive jurisdiction of the courts where you are habitually resident.
You may print and keep a copy of these Terms, which form the entire agreement between you and Yellow Silk Attorneys and supersede any other communications or advertising in respect of the Service and/or the Website.
No delay in exercising or non-exercise by you and/or Yellow Silk Attorneys of any of its rights under or in connection with these Terms shall operate as a waiver or release of each of your or Yellow Silk Attorneys’ right. Rather, any such waiver or release must be specifically granted in writing signed by the party granting it.
If any part of these Terms is held unenforceable, that part shall be enforced to the maximum extent permissible so as to give effect to the intent of the parties, and the Terms shall continue in full force and effect.
Yellow Silk Attorneys shall not incur any liability to you on account of any loss or damage resulting from any delay or failure to perform all or any part of these Terms if such delay or failure is caused, in whole or in part, by events, occurrences, or causes beyond the control of Yellow Silk Attorneys. Such events, occurrences or causes will include, without limitation, acts of God, strikes, lockouts, server and network failure, riots, acts of war, earthquakes, fire and explosions.
Yellow Silk Attorneys (“We“, “Us”) is committed to protecting and respecting your privacy. This Privacy and Cookies Notice (“Notice”) (together with and any other documents referred to therein) sets out the basis on which the personal data collected from you, or that you provide to Us will be processed by Us when you use our website at www.yellowsilkattorneys.com (“Website”) or any of our services, or where we enter into any other business relationship with you. Please read the following carefully to understand our views and practices regarding your personal data and how We will treat it.
For the purpose of the General Data Protection Regulation (“GDPR”, from the GDPR implementation date) or, until GDPR implementation date, the Data Protection Act 1998, (collectively the “Data Protection Laws”) the Data Controller is Yellow Silk Attorneys.
YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION
Information we collect from you
We collect and process some or all of the following types of information from you in the course of your use of the Website, our provision of our services, or otherwise conducting any business relationship with you:
- Information that you provide by filling in forms on the Website. This includes information provided at the time of registering to use the Website, subscribing to our services (including but not limited to news alerts), or requesting further information or services. We may also ask you for information when you complete a survey or enter contests.
- Specifically, personal details such as name, email address, place of work, position, country, telephone number or any information input by you when using the Website, completing our survey forms or using our services.
- In respect of the personnel engaged by our customers and suppliers (or prospective customers and suppliers), and with whom we come into contact in connection with the relationship between Us and our customer and supplier, we will process your contact details and any other information that you provide to us.
- If you contact Us, We may keep a record of that correspondence.
- We may also ask you to complete surveys that We use for research purposes, although you do not have to respond to them.
- Details of your visits to the Website including, but not limited to, traffic data, location data, weblogs and other communication data, and the resources that you access.
The provision of name, email address, place of work, position, country and telephone number is required from you to register to use the Website. Your name and email address are required from you to register for news alerts. We will inform you at the point of collecting information from you, whether you are required to provide the information to Us.
Information We Collect from Other Sources
We use public sources such as LinkedIn to obtain the contact details of individuals who we reasonably believe may have an interest in our products and services.
USES MADE OF YOUR INFORMATION
Provision of data to our content contributors
Yellow Silk Attorneys hopes that our registered users will support us in maintaining our free to view business model by consenting to our use of your personal data as described below.
Yellow Silk Attorneys has some “free to view” business model. Our services are paid for by content contributors (“Contributors”) in exchange for Yellow Silk Attorneys providing them with access to information about who reads their content. Once personal data is transferred to our Contributors they become a data controller of this personal data. They use it to measure the response that their articles are receiving, as a form of market research. They may also use it to provide Yellow Silk Attorneys users with information about their products and services.
Details of each Contributor to which your personal data will be transferred is clearly stated within the summary of the content that you are able to view before you access the applicable Content. Contributors may be located within or outside the EEA – their location will also be clearly indicated. For full details of how this Contributor will use your personal data, you should review the Contributor’s own Privacy Notice.
We have always been completely transparent about the provision of users’ personal data to our Contributors, and until 24th May 2018 have relied on legitimate interest to collect and process our users’ information in this way. As a courtesy to our users, we have in the past provided the right to opt-out from this use of their personal information.
From 24th May 2018 although we believe that we continue to have a legitimate interest in providing your information to the Contributors whose content you access, and that the Contributors continue to have a legitimate interest in receiving this personal data, we have decided to give you more control by asking for your express consent to this processing when you register. Users who register after 24th May 2018 will therefore be required to opt in or out of this use. Users who registered prior to 24th May 2018 will not be asked to expressly consent to the use, but may opt out at any time by amending the settings in their profile or by contacting Us at the contact details set out below.
YELLOW SILK ATTORNEYS’ own use of your personal data
We use information held about you in accordance with the following “legal bases” and for the following purposes:
- To provide you with our Website and associated functionality (such as password reminders) and to carry out any other obligations arising from any contracts entered into between you and Us. We rely on “performance of a contract with you” as the legal basis for this processing.
- To provide you with news alerts. We rely on “consent” as the legal basis for this processing.
- To notify you about changes to our service. We rely on “performance of a contract with you” as the legal basis for this processing.
- To ensure that content on the Website is presented in the most effective manner for you and for the device(s) you use to access and view the Website. We rely on “legitimate interest” as the legal basis for this processing, and the legitimate interest is the maintenance and improvement of our Website for the benefit of all our users.
- To allow you to participate in interactive features of our service, when you choose to do so.
In any case, if you would prefer that we do not use your data to market or promote our products and services to you, please either (i) tick the relevant box on the form through which We collect your data (for example, the registration form); (ii) unsubscribe from our electronic communications using the method indicated in the relevant communication; or (iii) contact Us at the contact details set out below.
DISCLOSURE OF YOUR INFORMATION
We routinely disclose your personal data to third parties as follows:
- To our Contributors, as described above.
- To our third party service providers, agents, subcontractors and other associated organisations for the purposes of completing tasks and providing services to you on our behalf (e.g. to host our servers).
We may disclose your personal data to any member of our corporate group, which means our subsidiaries, our ultimate holding company and its subsidiaries, as defined in section 1159 of the UK Companies Act 2006 (where applicable).
We may also disclose your personal data to third parties:
- in the event that We sell or buy any business or assets, in which case We may disclose your personal data to the prospective seller or buyer of such business or assets; or
- if We or substantially all of our assets are acquired by a third party, in which case personal data held by Us about our customers will be one of the transferred assets; or
- if We are under a duty to disclose or share your personal data in order to comply with any legal obligation, or in order to enforce or apply our Terms and Conditions or the Terms and Conditions that we have in place with our content providers; or
- to protect Our rights, property, or safety or that of our affiliated entities and our users and any third party We interact with the to provide the Website.
Other than as set out above, and save insofar as is necessary in order for Us to carry out our obligations arising from any contracts entered into between you and Us, We will not share your data with third parties unless We have procured your express consent to do so.
STORING YOUR PERSONAL DATA
We take appropriate measures to ensure that any personal data are kept secure, including security measures to prevent personal data from being accidentally lost, or used or accessed in an unauthorised way. We limit access to your personal data to those who have a genuine business need to know it. Those processing your information will do so only in an authorised manner and are subject to a duty of confidentiality.
We also have procedures in place to deal with any suspected data security breach. We will notify you and any applicable regulator of a suspected data security breach where We are legally required to do so.
Unfortunately, the transmission of information via the internet is not completely secure. Although We will do our best to protect your personal data, We cannot guarantee the security of your data transmitted to the Website; any transmission is at your own risk. Once We have received your information, We will use strict procedures and security features to try to prevent unauthorised access.
Keeping your personal data up to date
If your personal details change you may update them by accessing the relevant page of the Website, or by contacting us at firstname.lastname@example.org. If you have any questions about how We use data collected which relates to you, please contact Us by emailing email@example.com
We will endeavour to update your personal data within seven (7) working days of any new or updated personal data being provided to Us, in order to ensure that the personal data We hold about you is as accurate and up to date as possible.
How long we keep your personal data
- For Website Users will hold your personal data (eg name, address and contact details) for a minimum of 3 years unless you ask Us to delete it.
- For Yellow Silk Attorneys employees we will retain your personal data for a minimum of six years.
Where we store your personal data
All information We hold about you is stored on our secure servers within the EEA.
The data that We collect from you may be transferred to, and stored at, a destination outside the European Economic Area (“EEA”). It may also be processed by staff operating outside the EEA who work for Us or for one of our suppliers. Such staff maybe engaged in, among other things, the fulfilment of your orders, the processing of your payment details and the provision of support services.
Such countries do not have the same data protection laws as the United Kingdom and EEA. Whilst the European Commission has not given a formal decision that [such countries] provide an adequate level of data protection similar to those which apply in the United Kingdom and EEA, any transfer of your personal data will be subject to a [provide details of the appropriate or suitable relevant safeguards eg European Commission approved contract] (as permitted under Article 46(5) of the General Data Protection Regulation that are designed to help safeguard your privacy rights and give you remedies in the unlikely event of a misuse of your personal data.
If you would like further information please contact Us, or our Data Protection Officer (see ‘Contact’ below). We will not otherwise transfer your personal data outside of the United Kingdom OR EEA or to any organisation (or subordinate bodies) governed by public international law or which is set up under any agreement between two or more countries.
Under the General Data Protection Regulation you have a number of important rights free of charge. In summary, those include rights to:
- access to your personal data and to certain other supplementary information that this Notice is already designed to address
- require Us to correct any mistakes in your information which We hold
- require the erasure of personal data concerning you in certain situations
- receive the 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 those data to a third party in certain situations
- object at any time to processing of personal data concerning you for direct marketing
- object to decisions being taken by automated means which produce legal effects concerning you or similarly significantly affect you
- object in certain other situations to our continued processing of your personal data
- otherwise restrict our processing of your personal data in certain circumstances
- claim compensation for damages caused by our breach of any data protection laws.
For further information on each of those rights, including the circumstances in which they aply, see the Guidance from the UK Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) on individuals rights under the General Data Protection Regulation.
If you would like to exercise any of those rights, please:
- email, call or write to Us,
- let Us have enough information to identify you [(eg account number, user name, registration details)],
- let Us have proof of your identity and address (a copy of your driving licence or passport and a recent utility or credit card bill), and
- let Us know the information to which your request relates [, including any account or reference numbers, if you have them]
HOW TO COMPLAIN
We hope that We can resolve any query or concern you raise about our use of your information.
The General Data Protection Regulation also gives you right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority, in particular in the European Union (or European Economic Area) state where you work, normally live or where any alleged infringement of data protection laws occurred. The supervisory authority in the UK is the Information Commissioner who may be contacted at https://ico.org.uk/concerns/ or telephone: 0303 123 1113.
We reserve the right to modify this Notice at any time. Any changes We may make to our Notice in the future will be notified and made available to you using the Website. Your continued use of the services and the Website shall be deemed your acceptance of the varied Privacy Notice.
We may collect information about your mobile phone, computer or other device from which you access the Website including where available [your IP address, operating system and browser type], for systems administration [and to report aggregate information to third parties affiliates]. This is statistical data about our users’ browsing actions and patterns, and does not identify any individual. We may, however, use such information in conjunction with the data We have about you in order to track your usage of our services.
A cookie is a small file of letters and numbers that We store on your browser or the hard drive of your computer if you agree. Cookies contain information that is transferred to your computer’s hard drive.
The cookies We use include:
- “Analytical” cookies. They allow Us to recognise and count the number of visitors and to see how visitors move around the Website when they are using it. This helps Us to improve the way our Website works, for example, by ensuring that users are finding what they are looking for easily.
- “Strictly necessary” cookies. These are cookies that are required for the operation of our Website. They include, for example, cookies that enable you to log into secure areas of our Website, use a shopping cart or make use of e-billing services.
- “Functionality” cookies. These are used to recognise you when you return to our Website. This enables Us to personalise our content for you, greet you by name and remember your preferences (for example, your choice of language or region).
- “Targeting” cookies. These cookies record your visit to our Website, the pages you have visited and the links you have followed to our affiliates websites. We will use this information to make our Website, offers e-mailed to you and the advertising displayed on it more relevant to your interests. We may also share this information with third parties for this purpose.
All questions, comments and requests [except where specified above] regarding this Privacy and Cookies Notice should be addressed to firstname.lastname@example.org write to Us at Yellow Silk Attorneys, 6 Ashabi Cole Street, Central Business District, Alausa, lkeja, Lagos, Nigeria.
- Google’s use of advertising cookies enables it and its partners to serve ads to your users based on their visit to your sites and/or other sites on the Internet.
- Notify your site visitors of the third-party vendors and ad networks serving ads on your site.
- Provide links to the appropriate vendor and ad network websites.
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