Privacy policy

Your privacy is important to LawWorks. This privacy statement provides information about the personal information that LawWorks collects, and the ways in which LawWorks uses that personal information.

Who we are

LawWorks is the registered operating name of the Solicitors Pro Bono Group. 

Registered Charity No. 1064274
Company Registered by Guarantee No. 3410932
Registered Office: 5th Floor, 6 St Andrew Street, London, EC4A 3AE

Personal data

This policy describes LawWorks’ current policies and practices with regard to personal data collected by us manually or through our website www.lawworks.org.uk. The term ‘personal data’ refers to personally identifiable information about you, such as your name, date of birth, telephone number, e-mail address or postal address.

Cookies

We use ‘cookies’ on our website. Cookies are small data files stored on the hard drive of your computer or mobile device by a website. The cookies used collect the following information:

  • IP address – in order to identify individual users for the purpose of marketing our services
  • Length of the visit to our website
  • The individual website pages visited – to understand the reason for the visit and identify the most and least popular pages

Google analytics opt-out

LawWorks uses Google Analytics to assist in the collation of data from users of our website. To provide website visitors the ability to prevent their data from being used by Google Analytics, Google have developed the Google Analytics opt-out browser add-on for the Google Analytics JavaScript (ga.js, analytics.js, dc.js).

If you want to opt out, download and install the add-on for your web browser. The Google Analytics opt-out add-on is designed to be compatible with Chrome, Internet Explorer 11, Safari, Firefox and Opera. In order to function, the opt-out add-on must be able to load and execute properly on your browser. For Internet Explorer, 3rd-party cookies must be enabled. Learn more about the opt-out and how to properly install the browser add-on.

Disabling cookies

If you would like to opt out of, or restrict the use of cookies when visiting our website, you are able to adjust the settings in your Internet browser to do this. Exactly how this is done will depend on which browser you use for access to the Internet. Each browser has its own variation on how this can be achieved, but it is usually under ‘Settings’ which can be found at the end of the Search bar, e.g. on Chrome it is found as follows:

You then need to go to “Advanced”, then “Privacy and Security”, then “Content Settings” and “Cookies” and choose the most appropriate setting for yourself.

Users should check their Internet browser for details of how to amend, remove or restrict the use of cookies on their computer, tablet or other internet enabled device.

Further information about cookies, including how to see what cookies have been set on your computer or mobile device and how to manage and delete them, visit www.allaboutcookies.org and www.youronlinechoices.com.uk.

If you do not accept our cookies, you may experience some inconvenience in your use of our Site. For example, we may not be able to recognise your computer or mobile device and you may need to log in every time you visit our site.

Why we use personal data

We use personal data for a range of different purposes, which include; providing information and support to LawWorks members and clinic co-ordinators, brokering pro bono legal casework, to fulfil statutory and legal requirements in respect of financial, staff and volunteer information, to enable us to run the LawWorks awards and for fundraising.

The type of information we hold depends on the relevant LawWorks activity you are involved in and can include contact details, financial information and sensitive information. When we ask you to provide us with personal data, we will ensure that we have a legal ground for holding it (for example where we have obtained your specific consent to use your information to send you a newsletter by email or to provide you with a service or information at your request).

When you register for or opt into a service, we will explain what we will use your data for and tell about your rights (see below). We are committed to complying with applicable legal requirements for keeping your data secure including the General Data Protection Regulation (EU) 2016/679.

Keeping your data secure

We do not share information with anyone unless we have your express consent. Where you have given consent, you can withdraw it at any time. We will keep your personal information only for as long as required for the purpose you provided it and in accordance with legal requirements and tax and accounting rules. Where your information is no longer required, we will ensure it is disposed of securely. 

Our employees and volunteers who have access to personal data have been trained to handle it properly and in accordance with our strict standards of confidentiality. Although we cannot guarantee against any loss, misuse, unauthorised disclosure, alteration or destruction of data, we try hard to prevent them from occurring.

We use some well-known ‘cloud-based’ applications for storing data. Some of them use servers that are outside the EU. However, we ensure that they have appropriate safeguards in place to provide the same level of security as if they were in the EU.

We may change our privacy policy from time to time. If you use our website, please check for an updated version. If you are using other LawWorks services, we will let you know if any change affects you.

Your rights

You can ask us to confirm what data we hold on you. If you think we have got something wrong, you can ask us to correct the information we hold. You can ask us to erase any data we hold on you (although we may not be able to comply if we need the information to meet a legal obligation). You will need to supply two forms of valid ID.

For any data protection issue, including any complaint, please contact the CEO, Martin Barnes [email protected].