Privacy Note and Cookies Policy

Our Privacy Notice

This Privacy Notice details the types of personal data we may collect about you when you interact with us.  It also explains how we will store and handle that data and keep it safe.

If you have any questions about this Privacy Notice, please do get in touch with us on hello@legalgeek.co.

What data do we collect and when?

We normally collect your data when you provide it to us.  You may give us your data by email, through an online web form, or by browsing our website.

The type of data we collect depends on why we are processing your data.  We typically collect your name and contact details. We only use your data for the purposes for which it was provided. For instance:

Community Database

We maintain a database of our community. This includes contact information and is managed through MailChimp, for the purpose of sending newsletters about Legal Geek’s work. You will have subscribed to or have opted in to being included in this database.

MailChimp is based in the US and therefore your data (name and email address) is transferred outside of the EU. However, we believe that, given the limited nature of the data being transferred, the US-EU Privacy Shield provides adequate data security and protection.

If you are no longer happy for us to hold your details, at any time you can stop receiving emails from us by unsubscribing from the list, or updating your mailing preferences. You can view the MailChimp Privacy Policy here.

Visiting Our Website

Legal Geek uses Google Analytics and cookies in order to analyse how the website is used and improve our service and your user experience. Aside from the approximate location (IP address), the information collected by Google Analytics is mostly anonymous and relates to site traffic, including browser information, device information and language.

Most web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser setting to decline cookies if you prefer (find out how). This may prevent you from taking full advantage of our website.

Booking Events

Legal Geek uses Eventbrite, Meetup and Universe for event management. We only collect details necessary for running the event, and typically use the information to provide you with the service you requested, and to monitor and evaluate the events we deliver.

The Eventbrite privacy policy is accessible here.

The Meetup privacy policy is accessible here.

The Universe privacy policy is accessible here.

How do we protect your data?

We take protecting your data very seriously. Access to your personal data is password-protected, and sensitive data is secured by encryption.

How long will we keep your data?

We only keep your data for as long as is necessary for the purpose(s) for which it was provided.

For members of the community who have consented to be included on our community database we will hold the data until the individual unsubscribes or withdraws consent, or when it becomes clear that emails and other communications are no longer being delivered.

Who do we share your personal data with?

We sometimes share your personal data with trusted third parties.  We only do this where it is necessary for providing you services or for the effective operation of Legal Geek.

The policy we apply to those organisations to keep your data safe and protect your privacy is as follows:

  • We provide only the information they need to provide their specific services;
  • They may only use your data for the exact purposes we specify in our contract with them;
  • We work closely with them to ensure that your privacy is respected and protected at all times;
  • If we stop using their services, any of your data held by them will either be deleted or rendered anonymous.

What are your rights?

You have the right to:

  • Access to the personal data we hold about you, free of charge in most cases.
  • The correction of your personal data when they are incorrect, out of date or incomplete.
  • The deletion of your personal data – although we are not required to delete your data where data where we are required to hold it for complying with our own legal obligations.
  • Withdraw your consent for processing of your personal data.

To ask for your information, correction, deletion or withdrawing consent, please contact hello@legalgeek.co.

How do we use cookies?

We use cookies to improve your user experience. Unless you adjust your browser settings to refuse cookies, we (and some third parties) will issue cookies when you interact with the Legal Geek website.

How do I change my cookie settings?

Most web browsers allow some control of most cookies through the browser settings. To find out more about cookies, including how to see what cookies have been set, visit www.aboutcookies.org or www.allaboutcookies.org.

Find out how to manage cookies on popular browsers:

To find information relating to other browsers, visit the browser developer’s website.

To opt out of being tracked by Google Analytics across all websites, visit http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout.

What specific cookies do we use?

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Google Analytics cookies allows us to see information on the activities of visitors to our website. The information is depersonalized and is displayed as numbers, meaning it cannot be tracked back to individuals. This will help to protect your privacy.

To opt out of being tracked by Google Analytics across all websites click here.

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MailChimp and MailMunch cookies enable us to provide a smoother experience when singing you up to the Legal Geek newsletter.

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