Privacy and cookies

This page explains how the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (APIL) uses any information visitors give to us on the APIL website, and the ways in which we protect visitors’ privacy.

The Data Protection Act

Under the Data Protection Act, we have a legal duty to protect any information we collect from you. We use appropriate technologies to safeguard your data, and keep strict security standards to prevent any unauthorised access to it. We do not pass on your details to any third party unless you give us permission to do so. We do not send you subsequent communications unless you give us permission to do so.

What information do we collect?

We use web site visitors' contact information from the ‘contact us’ form to send the visitor information or materials requested by the visitor. The visitor's contact information is also used to contact the visitor when necessary, for example, to fulfill a query. We use "session cookies" on our website, which store some of the visitor’s "preferences" while they move around the site. Cookies are pieces of data created when users visit a website. Visitors can set their computers not to accept cookies. Session cookies are deleted when visitors leave the site. They do not contain any personal information about users, and do not hold any information about which sites they visited before the APIL website.

We collect log file information from all our visitors, which we use to make changes to the layout of the site and to the information in it, based on the way visitors move around it. Log files allow us to record visitors' use of the site. We use the log file information to provide us with website usage information.

What happens when visitors link to another site?

The APIL website contains links to other websites. This privacy policy applies only to our site, so visitors should always be aware of this when they are moving to another site and should read the privacy statement of any seperate site which collects personal information. We do not pass on any personal information about our visitors to any other site.

Access to your information

The information we hold will be accurate and up to date. Visitors can check the information that we hold about them by contacting APIL. If visitors find any inaccuracies we will delete or correct it promptly.

Changes to this privacy policy

If this privacy policy changes in any way, we will place an updated version on this page. Regularly reviewing this page ensures visitors are always aware of what information we collect, how we use it and under what circumstances, if any, we will share it with other parties.


What is a cookie?

Cookies are small text files that are placed on your computer by websites that you visit. They are widely used in order to make websites work, or work more efficiently, as well as to provide information to the owners of the site.

What cookies does the APIL website use?

Cookies are used to improve your visitor experience on the public areas of the website. Cookies are also used for security purposes within the restricted access areas of the website.

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This website uses Google Analytics, a tool which uses cookies to provide us with information on how people use the APIL site. This information helps us to analyse the performance of the site so we can make improvements.

These cookies don't collect information that identifies individual visitors to the website. All information these cookies collect is aggregated and is therefore anonymous. Find out more.

How can I manage cookies?

If you would prefer not to receive cookies, you can change your browser settings so that it notifies you when cookies are sent or you can refuse cookies completely. You can also delete cookies existing cookies.

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