PrivacyLast revised: 20 February 2020
4WS.co.uk may from time to time be comprised of various individual global, country, regional, or practice specific websites, each of which is provided by 4W Services Ltd or one of its member firms or their related entities (collectively, the “4WS Network”). This Privacy Statement applies only to the specific webpages of 4ws.co.uk and to specific webpages with a URL commencing ‘http://www.4ws.co.uk’ which are referred to below as “this Website”. 4W Services Ltd (also referred to below as “we”, “us” or “our”) is a privacy conscious organisation. We are the entity within the 4WS Network that is providing this Website and this Privacy Statement explains how we protect visitors’ information gathered via this Website. By using this Website you are agreeing to the use of your information as described in this Privacy Statement.
Please note that any other country, regional and practice specific websites that may be contained within 4WS.co.uk are provided by other entities within the 4WS Network and are not provided by us. Such websites, as well as other websites that may be linked to this Website, are not governed by this Privacy Statement. We encourage visitors to review each of these other websites’ privacy statements before disclosing any personal information. This Privacy Statement may be supplemented or amended from time to time by privacy statements that are specific to certain areas of this Website (e.g., recruitment). For more detail about the online recruitment process, please review the specific statement governing that area. If you have any questions regarding this Privacy Statement, please contact webmaster services using the Contact us link.
Information collection: As a visitor, you do not have to submit any personal information in order to use the Website. This Website onliney collects personal information that is specifically and voluntarily provided by visitors. Such information may consist of, but is not limited to, your name, current job title, company address, email address and telephone and fax numbers. We may also store and maintain any content that you provide, including but not limited to postings on any blogs, forums, wikis and other social media applications and services that we may provide. We do not usually seek sensitive information (e.g., data relating to race or ethnic origin, religious beliefs, criminal record, physical or mental health, or sexual orientation) from visitors. We will, where necessary, obtain your explicit consent to collect and use such information.
Information use: At times, you may provide personal information via this site, for example, to gain access to specific content, attend a hosted event, respond to a survey, or request communications about specific areas of interest. In such cases, the information you submit will be used to manage your request and to customise and improve this Website and related services offered to you. We may also use your personal information for marketing purposes, or to send you promotional materials or communications regarding services provided by entities within the 4WS Network that we feel may be of interest to you. We may also contact you to seek feedback on services provided by entities within the 4WS Network or for market or other research purposes. Your personal information may also be used to protect our rights or property and that of our users and, where appropriate, to comply with legal process. You may at any time request that we discontinue sending you emails or other communications generated in response to your provision of personal information via this Website.
Disclosure of information to third parties: We may provide your personal information to other entities within the 4WS Network in order to provide you with information that could be of interest to you and conduct market or other research. Personal information may also be disclosed to other entities within the 4WS Network and other third parties in order to respond to your requests or inquiries, as part of a corporate transaction such as a sale, divestiture, reorganization, merger or acquisition, or where those parties handle information on our behalf.
All of these disclosures may involve the transfer of personal information to countries or regions without data protection rules similar to those in effect in your area of residence. Personal information may also be disclosed to law enforcement, regulatory, or other government agencies, or to other third parties, in each case to comply with legal or regulatory obligations or requests. By providing information through this Website, you are consenting to the disclosures described above.
Blogs, forums, wikis, and other social media: This Website may host various blogs, forums, wikis and other social media applications or services that allow you to share content with other users (collectively “Social Media Applications”). Any personal information or other information that you contribute to any Social Media Application can be read, collected, and used by other users of that Social Media Application over whom we have little or no control. Therefore, we are not responsible for any other user’s use, misuse, or misappropriation of any personal information or other information that you contribute to any Social Media Application.
Access to information: Visitors who would like to request access to their information, to update their details, or unsubscribe from communications should contact webmaster services using the contact us link. In all cases we will treat requests to access information or change information in accordance with applicable legal requirements.
Information security: We have in place reasonable commercial standards of technology and operational security to protect all information provided by visitors via this Website from unauthorised access, disclosure, alteration, or destruction.
Changes to our Privacy Statement: We may modify or amend this Privacy Statement from time to time at our discretion. When we make changes to this Statement, we will amend the revision date at the top of this page, and such modified or amended Privacy Statement shall be effective as to you and your information as of that revision date. We encourage you to periodically review this Privacy Statement to be informed about how we are protecting your information.
Children's privacy protection: We understand the importance of protecting children's privacy in the interactive online world. This Website is not designed for or intentionally targeted at children 13 years of age or younger. It is not our policy to intentionally collect or maintain information about anyone under the age of 13.
Visitors' questions: If you have any questions or concerns regarding your privacy while using this Website, please direct them to webmaster services using the contact us link.