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Association of Personal Injury Lawyers – Privacy Policy Statement

The Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (APIL) is committed to safeguarding privacy of visitors to its website and social media outlets while providing the highest possible quality of service. We will only use the information that we collect about you lawfully, in accordance with General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) (EU) 2016/679.

You can check the information that we hold about you by contacting APIL. If you find any inaccuracies we will delete or correct them promptly. If you have any requests concerning your personal information or any queries about this policy please contact mail@apil.org.uk.

This page explains how APIL uses any information you provide on the APIL website and the ways in which we protect your privacy.

Security

We are committed to ensuring that your information is secure. To prevent unauthorised access or disclosure, we have put in place suitable physical, electronic and managerial procedures to safeguard and secure the information we collect online.

Information collected

We collect information you supply to us through enquiry or registration forms, the ‘contact us’ form, course and conference booking enquiries and registrations, every time you e-mail us and information posted on the APIL discussion forums, LinkedIn, Facebook and Twitter accounts and pages.

We also collect information automatically about your visit to our site. The information obtained in this way includes demographic data and browsing patterns.

This information is used to:

  • Construct marketing profiles;
  • Aid strategic development;
  • Audit usage of the site;
  • Identify potential changes to the layout of our website and social media pages and the information they contain.

Use of personal information

We process personal information for the purposes of:

  • Providing the best possible service;
  • Processing any orders or bookings you have made;
  • Conducting market research surveys;
  • Running competitions;
  • Providing you with information about products and services we offer;
  • Providing you with any information or materials you have requested;
  • Putting you in touch with APIL members at your request.

If you join any of APIL’s regional or special interest groups, your personal contact information will be shared with the co-ordinator and secretary of that group for the purpose of keeping you up to date with activities which may be of interest to you.

If you would like to be kept up to date with special offers and information from APIL by email, please tick the appropriate box on your membership application / renewal registration form.

If you do not wish to receive ANY information, news or offers from the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers, please email us at mail@apil.org.uk or write to APIL, 3 Alder Court, Rennie Hogg Road, Nottingham NG2 1RX.

Data retention

We will not retain your information for longer than is necessary for our legitimate business purposes or for legal requirements.

Right to be forgotten

You have the right to request any/all data we hold on you to be deleted. To raise your right to be forgotten, please email your request to mail@apil.org.uk. The day of your request will begin a 28 day process in which all information we hold on you will be deleted unless we have a legitimate reason to retain it.

Disclosures

We will not pass your information to any third parties unless you have agreed that we can. You can email us to stop receiving any information about us and our services by clicking here. If you have any queries about our privacy policy statement you should contact us by ringing 0115 9580585 or e-mail: mail@apil.org.uk.

Use of cookies

We use ‘session cookies’ on our website, which store some of your preferences while you move around the site. Cookies are pieces of data created when you visit our website. You can set your computer so that it does not accept cookies.

If you visit the APIL website and do not log in to the private areas, then the session cookies are deleted when you leave the site. They do not contain any personal information about you and do not hold any information about which sites you have visited before APIL’s website.

If you visit the APIL website and log in to the members’ discussion forums, the session cookies are deleted when the session ends: currently a one month session period. This enables you to return the discussion forums without the need to log in on each visit. These cookies contain details of your name, membership number and email address.

Details of the cookies which we use on the APIL website are listed at the end of this page.

APIL’s use of cookies is fully compliant with all United Kingdom data protection and data privacy regulations.

How can I manage cookies?

If you would prefer not to receive cookies, you can change your browser settings so that it notifies you when cookies are sent or you can refuse cookies completely. You can also delete cookies existing cookies.

For more information about how to manage cookies please visit www.aboutcookies.org.

What happens when visitors link to another site?

The APIL website contains links to other websites. This privacy policy applies only to our site, so you should always be aware of this when you are moving to another site. You should read the privacy statement of any separate site which collects personal information. We do not pass on any personal information about you to any other site.

Changes to this privacy policy

If this privacy policy changes in any way, we will place an updated version on this page. Regularly reviewing this page ensures that you are aware of what information we collect, how we use it and under what circumstances, if any, we will share it with others.