Who we are
Our website address is: https://theorchardmembers.uk.
For the purposes of the Data Protection Act 1998, Modern Law Limited (‘we’ or ‘us’) is the ‘data controller’ (ie the company who is responsible for, and controls the processing of, your personal data).
What personal data we collect and why we collect it
When visitors leave comments on the site we collect the data shown in the comments form, and also the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection.
If you upload images to the website, you should avoid uploading images with embedded location data (EXIF GPS) included. Visitors to the website can download and extract any location data from images on the website.
We will obtain personal data about you (such as your name and email address) whenever you complete an online form or provide such information to us by email or on the telephone or via skype. For example, we will obtain your personal data when you sign up to join our email list or buy our services.
If you leave a comment on our site you may opt-in to saving your name, email address and website in cookies. These are for your convenience so that you do not have to fill in your details again when you leave another comment. These cookies will last for one year.
If you have an account and you log in to this site, we will set a temporary cookie to determine if your browser accepts cookies. This cookie contains no personal data and is discarded when you close your browser.
When you log in, we will also set up several cookies to save your login information and your screen display choices. Login cookies last for two days, and screen options cookies last for a year. If you select “Remember Me”, your login will persist for two weeks. If you log out of your account, the login cookies will be removed.
If you edit or publish an article, an additional cookie will be saved in your browser. This cookie includes no personal data and simply indicates the post ID of the article you just edited. It expires after 1 day.
Embedded content from other websites
Articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website.
How we use your personal data
We will use your personal data for the purposes described in the data protection notice that was given to you at the time your data were obtained. These purposes include:
• to help us identify you and any accounts you hold with us;
• customer profiling and analysing your preferences;
• marketing—see ‘Marketing and opting out’, below;
• fraud prevention and detection;
• billing and order fulfilment;
• customising this website and its content to your particular preferences;
• to notify you of any changes to this website or to our services that may affect you;
• security vetting; and
• improving our services.
Marketing and opting out
If you have given permission, we may contact you by email about our services, promotions and special offers that may be of interest to you. If you prefer not to receive any direct marketing communications from us, you can opt out at any time. See ‘Your rights’, below for further information.
Who we share your data with
We may disclose your personal data to law enforcement agencies in connection with any investigation to help prevent unlawful activity. We shall not disclose your personal data to any other third parties without your permission.
How long we retain your data
If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so we can recognize and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue.
For users that register on our website (if any), we also store the personal information they provide in their user profile. All users can see, edit, or delete their personal information at any time (except they cannot change their username). Website administrators can also see and edit that information.
What rights you have over your data
You have the right, subject to the payment of a small fee to request access to personal data that we may process about you. If you wish to exercise this right, you should:
• put your request in writing;
• include proof of your identity and address (eg a copy of your driving licence or passport, and a recent utility or credit card bill); and
• specify the personal data you want access to.
You have the right to require us to correct any inaccuracies in your data free of charge. If you wish to exercise this right, you should:
• put your request in writing;
• provide us with enough information to identify you; and
• specify the information that is incorrect and what it should be replaced with.
You also have the right to ask us to stop processing your personal data for direct marketing purposes. If you wish to exercise this right, you should:
· click on the ‘unsubscribe’ button on one of our emails; or
• put your request in writing (an email sent to email@example.com with a header that says ‘Unsubscribe’ is acceptable); and
• provide us with enough information to identify you (eg your full name); and
• if your objection is not to direct marketing in general, but to direct marketing by a particular channel (eg email), please specify the channel you are objecting to.
Where we send your data
Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service.
Your contact information
How we protect your data
We will use appropriate technical and organisational measures to safeguard your personal data, for example we restrict access to your data. While we will use all reasonable efforts to safeguard your personal data, you acknowledge that the use of the internet is not entirely secure and for this reason we cannot guarantee the security or integrity of any personal data that are transferred from you or to you via the internet.