Privacy Statement

This policy (together with our Terms and Conditions) sets out the basis on which any personal data we collect from you, or that you provide to us, will be processed by us.
Please read the following carefully to understand our views and practices regarding your personal data and how we will treat it.
Use of this website by you constitutes acceptance by you of this privacy policy ("Privacy Policy"). If you do not wish to accept this Privacy Policy, please leave this website immediately.
The purpose of this Privacy Policy is:
to assure you that we recognise and fully respect the privacy and personal data of the visitors to this website; and
to explain what personal information we collect from this website and how we ensure its best protection.
This Privacy Policy governs this website at (referred to in this Privacy Policy as the “Website"). Other sites to which the Website may be linked are not covered by this Privacy Policy.
This Privacy Policy covers only information which is collected by the SDT from the Website. It does not cover information which the SDT holds about solicitors and other regulated persons in pursuance of its statutory functions and duties under the Solicitors Act 1974.
Data protection
We use up-to-date industry procedures to keep personal data as safe and secure as possible and to protect against loss, unauthorised disclosure or access. Unfortunately, the transmission of information via the internet is not completely secure. Although we will do our best to protect your personal data, we cannot guarantee the security of your data transmitted to the Website; any transmission is at your own risk. Once we have received your information, we will use strict procedures and security features to try to prevent unauthorised access.
The Data Protection Act gives you the right to access details that we hold about you. Your right of access can be exercised in accordance with the Act. A small fee may be payable in respect of any access request.
For more information please refer to our Data Protection Policy.
Information we may collect from you 

It is not necessary for you to register with us in order to access the Website.
If you do register, you are responsible for protecting your password and user name and must not share them with or disclose them to anyone else.
When you register, the basic personal information about you which we may collect and process is:

  • your name;
  • your user type;
  • your e-mail address;
  • your user ID and password.          

Further, if you contact us via the Website , we may also keep a record of that correspondence.
Uses made of the information
We may use information held about you in the following ways:
to ensure that content from the Website is presented in the most effective manner for you and for your computer;
to provide you with information or services that you request from us or which we feel may interest you, where you have consented to be contacted for such purposes;
to allow you to participate in interactive features of our service, when you choose to do so; and
to notify you about changes to our service.
Changing the information we hold about you
If you would like to change the registration information we hold about you may do so by returning to the personalisation area of the service for which you have registered and changing your details as you wish.

This website collects aggregate statistics about how many visits we receive, which browsers and operating systems are used etc. The information obtained is used to make the site better, and cannot be used to identify you personally
We use Google Analytics to help analyse use of our website. This analytical tool uses 'cookies', which are text files placed on your computer, to collect standard internet log information and visitor behaviour information in an anonymous form. The information generated by the cookie about your use of the website (including your IP address) is transmitted to Google. This information is then used to evaluate visitors’ use of the website and to compile statistical reports on website activity for the SDT.