1MCB Chambers welcomes your interest in this website run by 1MCB, 3rd Floor, 15 New Bridge Street, London EC4V 6AU.

We take your privacy seriously and want you to understand our practices with respect to the handling of your personal data. This privacy statement explains how we do this.

This privacy policy applies between you, the user of this website and 1MCB, the owner and provider of this website. This privacy policy applies to our use of any and all data collected by us or provided by you in relation to your use of the website. Please read this privacy policy carefully.

When we collect your personal data

We may collect the following data, which includes personal data, from you:

  • Name
  • Job Title;
  • Profession;
  • Contact information such as email addresses and telephone numbers;
  • IP address (automatically collected);
  • Web browser type and version (automatically collected);
  • Operating system (automatically collected);
  • A list of URLs starting with a referring site, your activity on this website, and the site you exit to (automatically collected);
  • Selections made using our barrister portfolio system.

In each case, data will be collected in accordance with this privacy policy.

If you decide to contact us or make use of personalised services (e.g. by subscribing to a newsletter or by setting your personal preferences for webcast services), then you will be asked to submit the limited personal data which is necessary for us to provide that service or handle your query. This is completely voluntary.

If you ask us to send you newsletters, webcasts or other communications, we rely on your active consent in order to do so. You may opt out of receiving these communications at any time.

If any form which collects your personal data allows you to voluntarily provide additional information, we seek this information because we think it will help us to give you a better quality service. You do not have to provide such information if you do not wish to do so.

Any or all of the above data may be required by us from time to time in order to provide you with the best possible service and experience when using our Website.

Specifically, data may be used by us for the following reasons:

  • internal record keeping;
  • improvement of our products/services;
  • transmission by email of promotional materials that may be of interest to you;
  • contact for market research purposes which may be done using email, telephone, fax or mail. Such information may be used to customise or update the website.

Who do we share your personal data with and where does it go?

Any transfer of personal data to this site will be secured by encryption. We may store or transfer your personal data and guarantee an adequate level of data protection wherever your data is physically kept.

We also use the services of third party service providers to host our webcasts and offer technical support. Any third-party provider we appoint must act in accordance with our written instructions when processing your personal data and must protect your personal data in line with the contractually required security measures. Where we store or transfer your personal data to a third party provider based outside the European Economic Area, we take steps to ensure your personal data is adequately protected and GDPR compliant. If we need to transfer your personal information to another organisation for processing in countries that aren’t listed as ‘adequate’ by the European Commission, we will only do so if we have model contracts or other appropriate safeguards in place.

We have the right to disclose your personal data as required by law, or when we believe that disclosure is necessary to protect our rights and/or comply with a judicial proceeding, court order, request from a regulator or any other legal process.

If there is a change, sale or purchase of our business, we may disclose your personal data to the new (or prospective) owner of the business.

How long do we keep your information?

We will only hold your information for as long as necessary to fulfil a valid purpose for which it was collected, before making it non-identifiable or deleting it.

If you send us any ‘contact us’ messages, we will delete or anonymise these messages once we have finally satisfied your query.

Your rights, complaints and how to contact us

You have the right to access your personal data and ask for it to be rectified or deleted at any later time.

If you have questions or concerns relating to the handling of your personal data, or other privacy related query, please get in touch with us using the 1mcb address, addressed to our data protection officer who will investigate the matter and report back to you.  If you are still not satisfied after our response or believe we are not using your personal information in line with the law, you also have the right to complain to the data protection regulator in the country where you live or work. For the UK, that is the Information Commissioner – https://ico.org.uk/.

Third-party websites we link to

Our website may contain links to third party sites. This privacy statement does not apply to those third-party sites.

We recommend that you read the privacy statements of any other sites that you visit as we cannot accept responsibility for the privacy practices of these sites, which may be different to ours.

Third party websites and services

1MCB may, from time to time, employ the services of other parties for dealing with certain processes necessary for the operation of the website. The providers of such services do not have access to certain personal data provided by users of this website.

Cookies

This website may place and access certain cookies on your computer. 1MCB uses cookies to improve your experience of using the website and to improve our range of services. 1MCB has carefully chosen these cookies and has taken steps to ensure that your privacy is protected and respected at all times.

All cookies used by this website are used in accordance with current UK and EU law.

Before the website places cookies on your computer, you will be presented with a message bar requesting your consent to set those cookies. By giving your consent to the placing of cookies, you are enabling 1MCB to provide a better experience and service to you. You may, if you wish, deny consent to the placing of cookies; however certain features of the website may not function fully or as intended.

This website may place the following cookies:

  • Strictly necessary cookies. These are cookies that are required for the operation of our website. They include, for example, cookies that enable you to log into secure areas of our website, use a shopping cart or make use of e-billing services.
  • Analytical/performance cookies. They allow us to recognise and count the number of visitors and to see how visitors move around our website when they are using it. This helps us to improve the way our website works, for example, by ensuring that users are finding what they are looking for easily. As at June 2018, we have not put analytical/performance cookies onto the website.

You can choose to enable or disable cookies in your internet browser. By default, most internet browsers accept cookies but this can be changed. For further details, please consult the help menu in your internet browser.

You can choose to delete cookies at any time; however you may lose any information that enables you to access the Website more quickly and efficiently including, but not limited to, personalisation settings.

It is recommended that you ensure that your internet browser is up-to-date and that you consult the help and guidance provided by the developer of your internet browser if you are unsure about adjusting your privacy settings.

Definitions and interpretation

In this privacy policy, the following definitions are used:

Data: collectively all information that you submit to 1MCB via the website.

1MCB, or us: 1MCB, a company incorporated in England and Wales whose registered office is at 3rd floor, 15 New Bridge Street, London EC4V 6AU;

User or you: any third party that accesses the website and is not either (i) employed by 1MCB and acting in the course of their employment or (ii) engaged as a consultant or otherwise providing services to 1MCB and accessing the website in connection with the provision of such services; and

Website: the website that you are currently using, https://1mcb.com, and any subdomains of this site unless expressly excluded by their own terms and conditions.

In this privacy policy, unless the context requires a different interpretation:

  • the singular includes the plural and vice versa;
  • references to sub-clauses, clauses, schedules or appendices are to sub-clauses, clauses, schedules or appendices of this privacy policy;
  • a reference to a person includes firms, companies, government entities, trusts and partnerships;
  • “including” is understood to mean “including without limitation”;
  • reference to any statutory provision includes any modification or amendment of it;
  • the headings and sub-headings do not form part of this privacy policy.

Changes to the privacy statement

1MCB reserves the right to change this privacy policy as we may deem necessary from time to time or as may be required by law. Any changes will be immediately posted on the website and you are deemed to have accepted the terms of the privacy policy on your first use of the website following the alterations. The website will specify that, in the event of any dispute arising as a result of content posted on the website, the jurisdiction and applicable law to be invoked is that of England and Wales.

 

You may contact 1MCB by email at clerks@1mcb.com.

This statement was last updated in June 2018.