Information about us:
Fort Solicitors is the trading name of Fort & Co Limited.
Our Registered and Head Office is 271 Farnham Road Slough Berkshire SL2 1HA.
A list of Directors is available at our head office.
Our VAT number is 825 5505 31.
We are authorised and regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority Registration Number: 524639.
Personal Data / Information we may collect from you
We hold names, postal addresses, email addresses, phone numbers and where appropriate personal details such as medical records, bank account names and numbers together with any information you provide at the time of subscribing to any service, making an enquiry, posting material or requesting further services. We process personal data with your consent to enable us to contact you and third parties as necessary. We may add you to our data base and send you details of services and events that may be of interest to you. You can unsubscribe at any time. We may ask you to complete surveys which we use for research purposes. You do not have to respond to them. Any information collected about your computer including your IP address, operating system, browser type and system administration is statistical and does not identify any individual.
The website www.fortsolicitors.com is operated by us. We take a proactive approach to user privacy and ensure necessary steps are taken to protect the privacy of its users throughout their visiting experience. This website complies to all UK national laws and requirements for user privacy under the GDPR. For the purposes of the Data Protection Act 1998 we are the data controller.
What are Cookies?
Cookies are small files saved to the user’s computers hard drive that track, save and store information about the user’s interactions and usage of the website. Cookies do a number of jobs such as allowing the website, through its server to provide the user with a tailored experience within the website and by letting the user navigate between pages and remembering your preferences. They are useful because they recognise a user’s device and they can help to ensure adverts you see on line are more relevant to you and your interests. Cookies are used often for practical reasons mainly to do with the operation of the website. They are also used to monitor how people are using the website for example each visitor session is tracked even though no steps are taken to identify the user. Users are advised that if they wish to deny the use and saving of cookies from this website on to their computers hard drive they should take necessary steps within their web browsers security settings to block all cookies from this website and its external serving vendors. You can find out more information at www.allaboutcookies.org
Other cookies may be stored to your computers hard drive by external vendors when this website uses referral programs, sponsored links or adverts. Such cookies are used for conversion and referral tracking and typically expire after 30 days, though some may take longer. No personal information is stored, saved or collected.
Storage of your Personal Data
Users contacting this website and/or its owners (Fort Solicitors) do so at their own discretion and provide any personal details requested at their own risk. Your personal information is kept private and stored securely until a time it is no longer required or has no use, as detailed in the Data Protection Act 1998. Every effort has been made to ensure a safe and secure form of email submission process and we will use procedures and security measures to try and prevent unauthorised access. Unfortunately, the transmission of information via the internet is not completely secure and whilst we will use our best endeavours to protect your personal data we cannot guarantee the security of data submitted by you to our website. We therefore advise users that any transmission is at their own risk. Once we have your information we will use procedures and security measures to try and prevent unauthorised access.
Use of Information
This website and Fort solicitors its owners, use any information submitted and held about you to provide further information about products / services we offer or to assist you in answering any questions or queries you may have submitted. This includes using your details to carry out our obligations under any contract entered into with you, to notify you of any changes to our services, to allow you to participate in any interactive features of our service or subscribe you to any email newsletter program the website operates but only if this was made clear to you and your express permission was granted. When submitting any form to email process or whereby you have previously purchased from or enquired about purchasing a product or service that the email newsletter relates to. This is by no means an entire list of your user rights in regard to receiving email marketing material. Your details are not passed on to any third parties.
Adverts and Sponsored Links
Disclosure of Information
We may disclose your personal information to third parties where:-
Social Media Platforms
Communication, engagement and actions taken through external social media platforms that this website and Fort Solicitors participate on are custom to the terms and conditions as well as the privacy policies held within each social media platform respectively. Users are advised to use social media platforms wisely and communicate / engage upon them with due care and caution in regard to their own privacy and personal details. This website nor fort Solicitors will ever ask for personal or sensitive information through social media platforms and encourage users wishing to discuss sensitive details to contact them through primary communication channels such as by telephone or email. This website may use social sharing buttons which help share web content directly from web pages to the social media platform in question. Users are advised before using such social sharing buttons that they do so at their own discretion and note that the social media platform may track and save your request to share a web page respectively through your social media platform account.
Shortened Links in Social Media
This website and Fort Solictors through their social media platform accounts may share web links to relevant web pages. By default some social media platforms shorten lengthy urls [web addresses] (this is an example: https://bit.ly/zyVUBo). Users are advised to take caution and good judgement before clicking any shortened urls published on social media platforms by this website and Fort Solictors. Despite the best efforts to ensure only genuine urls are published many social media platforms are prone to spam and hacking and therefore this website and Fort Solicitors cannot be held liable for any damages or implications caused by visiting any shortened links.
Where we have obtained your consent for processing your personal data you have the right to withdraw your consent at any time. You have the right to ask us not to use your personal data for marketing purposes. Usually we will inform you if we intend to use your data for such purposes or if we intend to disclose your information to any third party. Yu may request a copy of the personal data we hold about you. If you inform us of any inaccuracies we will update or amend the personal data we hold and inform you accordingly. Once you cease to be a client we will delete the personal data we hold from our records unless we are legally required to retain it for a specific period of time. If you have a concern or complaint about our processing of your personal data please contact our data officer at email@example.com if you are not satisfied with our response you can contact the Information Commissioners Office (ICO) telephone number 0303 123 1113 or by visiting www.ico.org.uk/concerns/
Access to Information
You can exercise your rights to access information we hold about you in accordance with the Act. Any such request for access may be subject to a fee of £20.00 for our costs of providing details of the information held about you.