Privacy Policy

1. Introduction

Farrer & Co LLP (“F&Co” or “we”) is a limited liability partnership (“LLP”) authorised and regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority, registered in England and Wales with registered number OC323570 whose registered office is at 66 Lincoln Inn Fields, London, WC2A 3LH.

F&Co is responsible for the www.farrer.co.uk website (“the Website”). F&Co is committed to protecting and respecting your privacy and security.

For the purposes of the Data Protection Act 1998 (“the Act”) the data controller is F&Co.

This Privacy Policy, and our Cookie Policy sets out the basis upon which any personal data we collect from you, or that you provide to us, may be processed by (or on behalf of) F&Co. Personal data collected or provided via any means, for example our website, marketing feedback forms and meetings with and emails and telephone calls to us is covered by this Privacy Policy and or the Cookie Policy unless we expressly state otherwise in writing.

Please read the following carefully to understand our practices regarding your personal data and how we will treat it. By providing your personal data to F&Co, you will be deemed to have consented to processing of such data by us as set out in this Privacy Policy. If you do not agree with use of your personal data as set out in this Privacy Policy you should not submit your personal information to us.


2. Collection and use of your personal data

Your personal data may be collected by F&Co through our website, marketing feedback forms and meetings with and emails and telephone calls to us. Personal data may also be provided about you by third parties.

Your personal data may be processed by (or on behalf of) F&Co for any of the following purposes:

  • providing legal advice to you;
  • communicating with you by telephone, text, email and/or post (in accordance with your opt-in preferences) about F&Co’s activities, promotions and events;
  • communicating with you by telephone, text, email and/or post (in accordance with your opt-in preferences) about the activities, promotions and events of carefully selected organisations that are linked to F&Co;
  • in relation to promotions etc run jointly with a third party – as set out in paragraph 6;
  • conducting analytical studies of the activities of our clients, contacts and other visitors to the Website; and monitoring responses to our email campaigns (e.g. invitations to events and legal updates) as set out in our Cookie Policy;
  • providing aggregate statistics about our clients, contacts and other visitors to the Website, traffic patterns and related site information to third parties, but these statistics will not normally contain any information about you from which you could be identified;
  • if you have given your consent only, we may provide a copy of the personal data that we hold about you to third parties; and
  • as otherwise outlined at the time of collection of your personal data in accordance with the preferences that you express.

If you apply for a job or summer placement online you will need to provide information about your education, employment, racial background and state of health. Your application will constitute your express consent to our use of this information to assess your application and to allow us to carry out the monitoring activities required of us as an equal opportunities employer.


3.  Changing your preferences

We want to make sure that you are happy with the ways in which we hold and use your personal data. If at any time you wish to check, update or amend your personal data or preferences, please contact email us at marketing@farrer.co.uk. Please also see our Cookie Policy for details of how to disable cookies in use on the Website.


4.  Security measures and possibility of international transfer

F&Co is registered in accordance with and seeks to comply with the Act. We follow appropriate security procedures in the storage and disclosure of personal data so as to prevent unauthorised access by third parties. We also require those parties to whom we transfer personal data to comply with the same. However, the Internet is not a totally secure medium and you acknowledge and agree that F&Co shall not be responsible for any unauthorised use, distribution, damage or destruction of personal data, except to the extent we are required to accept such responsibility by the Act.

Please note that we may sometimes transfer your personal data to countries outside the European Economic Area (“EEA”) that may not have the same level of protection as countries within the EEA. If we intend to do this, then, where practical and appropriate, before doing so we will put contractual arrangements in place to ensure the adequate protection of your data and we shall endeavour to ensure that any such contractual arrangements comply with the standards required by the Information Commissioner.


5. Who else will we provide your data to?

We will not pass on your personal details to any third party unless (i) we have your consent or (ii) as set out below:

  • in relation to each of the uses set out in paragraph 2, your personal data may be shared with our partners, employees and/or third party organisations that we appoint to assist F&Co. We shall endeavour to ensure that any such recipients of your personal data use appropriate security measures to protect your personal data - see paragraph 4 above;
  • in relation to any promotions that we run jointly with a third party - see paragraph 6;
  • in relation to any acquisition by F&Co or if F&Co is acquired by or merged with, another company, we may transfer your personal data to purchasers or subsidiaries (and potential purchasers or subsidiaries. This will enable you, for example, to continue your relationship with F&Co despite a change of ownership;
  • in relation to content posted by you as set out in paragraph 7; and
  • in circumstances in which we are required or authorised by law (including, but not limited to, the Act), court order, regulatory or governmental authorities to disclose your personal data.


6. Special promotions

Occasionally we may run a joint initiative with a third party, for example a joint seminar. In those circumstances we may transfer personal data to the named third parties. It will be clear at the point of collection who is collecting the personal data, if the data will be shared with the third part(ies) (where it is F&Co that is collecting the personal data) and whose privacy policy will apply.


7.  Content posted by you

Of course, if you post any personal data to any bulletin boards or forums, this information will immediately be made available to other users throughout the world who may use it to send you unsolicited communications.

Also, if you post any content in breach of our Terms & Conditions we may inform any relevant third parties such as your employer, e-mail/Internet provider and law enforcement agencies about the content and your behaviour.


8.  The use of 'Cookies'

Our Cookie Policy contains details of the cookies in use on the Website, including how to disable them. By continuing to browse the Website, you consent to our use of cookies as set out in the Cookie Policy.


9.  Links and Third Party Advertising

Any links on the Website may take you to third party sites over which we have no control. When linking to another Website you should read the privacy policy stated on that Website. This Privacy Policy does not cover the use of your personal data on any third party Websites.


10. Changes to Privacy Policy and queries

This Privacy Policy was last updated on 7 January 2014. F&Co reserves the right to vary this Privacy Policy from time to time. Such variations become effective immediately upon the posting of the varied Privacy Policy on the Website. By continuing to use the Website you will be deemed to accept such variations.

If you have any queries about this Privacy Policy or any queries about the protection of personal data we hold about you, please do not hesitate to contact us at marketing@farrer.co.uk.


11.  Access to your personal data

You may be entitled to ask us for details of the personal data that we hold about you, the purposes for which it is being or will be processed, and the recipients or classes of recipients to whom it is being or will be disclosed. If you would like to request this data, please contact us at marketing@farrer.co.uk. We may charge a fee for providing this information to you (details of which are available upon request).