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?
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.
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.
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?
For more information about how to manage cookies please visit www.aboutcookies.org.