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1.  General
2.  Submitting your contact details
3.  How we use this information
4.  If you do not want to receive information from us
5.  Transfer of information abroad
6.  Security
7.  Cookies
8.  Analytics and anonymisation
9.  Anti-money laundering policies and procedures
10. Telephone calls
11. Contacts

 

1. General

Clifford Chance takes data privacy seriously. We have a global policy, that we follow worldwide, which is based on EU data protection principles.

This statement explains how we may collect and process information about:

  • visitors to our website
  • people who use our services e.g. clients or other subscribers to our online services
  • our alumni
  • job applicants and our current employees

Our "website" includes this website and our associated sites such as our careers sites and our alumni site.

We use cookies on our website and this is explained below

2. Submitting your contact details

On various occasions, including through forms on our website, we invite or request you to submit your contact details and other information about yourself or your organisation, or to send us emails which will, of course, also identify you. 

3. How we use this information

In each case, the purpose for which you are invited to give us information is clear.  We will not use your information for purposes that are not clear when you provide your details, and will not disclose it outside Clifford Chance, except to service providers acting on our behalf or in other very limited circumstances, for example, with your agreement or where we are legally obliged to do so.

4. If you do not want to receive information from us

If we propose to use your details to send you information from Clifford Chance about events or legal developments which we believe may be of interest to you (other than information that you have specifically requested), we give you an opportunity to tell us that you do not wish to receive such information by ticking a box; alternatively, you can let us know your preferences by sending an email to nomorecontact@cliffordchance.com, or by contacting our database administrator by telephone on +44 (0)20 7006 4244 or by post to 10, Upper Bank Street, London E14 5JJ, England.

5. Transfer of information abroad

Clifford Chance operates through various local legal entities which we add to or reorganise from time to time. When you provide information to any part of Clifford Chance you will in most cases be providing it to Clifford Chance as a whole, and should be aware that it may be accessed from countries whose laws provide various levels of protection for personal data, not always equivalent to the level of protection that may be provided in your own country.

6. Security

We have robust information security management systems in place to protect your personal information, having been one of the first global law firms to be certified to the ISO27001 security standard. ISO27001 is an international information security standard which is widely recognised as an indication of best practice in information security and information risk management.

7. Cookies

Cookies are small text files that are placed on your computer by websites you visit. Cookies help make this website work and provide information to us about how users interact with our site. We use this information to improve our website.

The cookies we use help to provide us with anonymised, aggregated technical information.  This is principally so that we can make sure that the website is easy to navigate, identify the areas that are of particular interest to visitors and generally improve the site and our services. The information that we collect in this process will not identify you as an individual.  We do not seek to identify individual visitors unless they volunteer their contact details through one of the forms on the site. In some circumstances our records will identify organisations visiting our site and we may use that information in managing our relationship with those organisations, for example, in considering how to develop the services that we offer them.

By using our website you agree that we can place these types of cookies on your device.

Full details of the cookies we use and what they do can be found at cookie details.

When you accessed this website our cookies were sent to your web browser and stored on your computer.  If you wish to remove them, you can manage this via the settings on your browser, but note that this may impact your ability to utilise this and other web sites.  The way to clear cookies varies from one browser to another.  You should look in the "help" menu of your web browser for full instructions. For your reference, please click the following links for details on how to manage cookies in each of the major web browsers:

8. Analytics and anonymisation

This website uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google, Inc. ("Google"). Google Analytics uses cookies (see above), to help us analyse how users use our site. The information generated by the cookie about your use of the website will be transmitted to and stored by Google on servers in the United States. We have activated IP-anonymisation, which will anonymise your IP address by cutting it short.  In most cases this procedure will be carried out within the area of the European Union and other parties to the European Economic Area Agreement. In exceptional cases the whole IP address will be first transferred to a Google server in the USA and then shortened there.  Google will use the information on behalf of Clifford Chance for the purpose of evaluating your use of the website, compiling reports on website activity for us and providing us with other services relating to website activity and internet usage. The IP address that your browser conveys within the scope of Google Analytics, will not be associated with any other data held by Google. You may refuse the use of these cookies via the settings in your browser as explained above. You can also opt out of being tracked by Google Analytics in the future by downloading and installing Google Analytics Opt-out Browser Add-on for your current web browser: http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=en  

9. Anti-money laundering policies and procedures

For a brief explanation of our AML policies and personal data collected in relation to them, see our legal statements.

10. Telephone calls

We routinely record all telephone calls to our London office switchboard but the recording ends when the call is transferred onwards.

11. Contacts

If you have any questions about our privacy policies, want to exercise your right to see a copy of the information that we hold about you, or think that information we hold about you may need to be corrected, want to delete all or any part of it or to object to the processing on legitimate grounds, please contact us with enquiry topic "Data privacy", or alternatively send a signed letter addressed to the Managing Partner of the relevant office. See the About Us section of our website for information on our offices worldwide.