Privacy Policy

Introduction

Walkers is an international law firm with offices in a number of countries and a professional services business ("Walkers"). Walkers is committed to protecting the privacy of its clients, contacts, business partners and visitors to its website.  This privacy statement details how Walkers collect, use, disclose, transfer and store your personal information.

If you have any questions about any aspect of this privacy statement please contact us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Please note that throughout this Privacy Statement the word "website" refers to any public facing web page hosted under the walkersglobal.com domain.

Collection and Use of your Personal Information

  1. IP ADRESSES AND OTHER TECHNICAL INFORMATION

    1. When you visit our website the server will record your IP address together with the date, time and duration of your visit. An IP address is an assigned number, similar to a telephone number, which allows your computer to communicate over the Internet. In addition to your IP address the following technical information will also be collected: your login information, browser type and version, time zone setting, browser plug-in types and versions, operating system and platform, information about your visit including the full Uniform Resource Locators (URL), clickstream to, through and from the Website (including date and time), pages viewed, download errors, page interaction information (such as scrolling clicks) and methods used to browse away from the Website, 
    2. Walkers uses this information to compile statistical data on the use of our website, to track how users navigate through our Website in order to enable us to evaluate and improve our website.

  2. INFORMATION COLLECTED ON OUR WEBSITE

    1. You are not required to provide any personal information to access public areas of Walkers' website.
    2. Personally identifiable information such as names, email addresses, telephone numbers will only be collected from visitors who voluntarily input such information.
    3. If you communicate with Walkers via our "Contact" form, depending on the nature of your enquiry or request we may add you to our contact database.
       
  3. CONTACT DATABASE

    1. We may use publically available information about you or information you have provided us with to add to Walkers' contact database. Information that we typically hold in our database includes:
      1. your contact information, including your name; job title; organisation's name; address; phone number(s) and email address(es);
      2. the area(s) of law or business that you practice or have an interest in.
    2. Once your details are included in Walkers' contact database we may also record details of any:
      1. mailing lists you have subscribed to or unsubscribed from;
      2. mailings (including legal advisories and event invitations) we have sent you;
      3. hyperlinks you have clicked in any mailing that we have sent you;
      4. meetings we have held with you;
      5. event invitations you have replied to; and 
      6. events you have attended.
    3. From time to time we may ask you by email to review your contact details and mailing list preferences, and update them as necessary. This not only helps us to keep the contact information we hold about you up-to-date, it also ensures that we only send you information that you have requested and/or is relevant to you.
       
  4. USE OF YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION

    1. Walkers uses personal information which we have collected from you in order to:
      1. provide you with a more tailored and effective customer service;
      2. perform research and analysis aimed at improving our products, services and technologies;
      3. communicate with you through certain mandatory service communications such as welcome letters, billing reminders, terms and conditions of engagement;
      4. ensure compliance with regulatory requirements;
      5. provide subscription content such as legal updates; client advisories and newsletters; invitations to events and seminars; news and updates on partnership promotions; and new office openings; and
      6. market our services and products to you in accordance with your preferences.
If you currently receive marketing information from Walkers which you would prefer not to receive in the future, please email us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or contact us at the email address given below.

Transfer of Information
 
  1. CHANGE OF OWNERSHIP

    1. In the event of a re-organisation, change in ownership, or transfer of all or part of our business, we reserve the right to transfer all of Walkers' data, including personal data, to a new entity or to third parties through which the business of Walkers will be carried out. We will use all reasonable efforts to notify you of such change by posting on www.walkersglobal.com or via an email sent to the email address you provide.

  2. TRANSFER OF INFORMATION ABROAD

    1. Walkers operates as a global business but consists of a number of legal entities under common control. The Data Controller for each of our offices is the legal entity in that jurisdiction. Contact details can be found on our Contact ​page.
    2. Walkers shares data between offices. This means that personal data may be accessed from countries whose laws provide a level of protection for personal data, not always equivalent to the level of protection that may be provided in your own country.
    3. Walkers ensures that cross-border transfers comply with all relevant laws and regulations and in addition, we enforce the highest privacy and data management standards to all our offices through Walkers' global Data Protection Policy.

  3. TRANSFER OF INFORMATION TO THIRD PARTIES

    1. Walkers has business relationships with third parties. In some instances we may disclose your personal information to third parties in furtherance of an outsourcing or other data processing arrangement. In those circumstances Walkers will ensure that the third party is contractually bound to only process personal data in accordance with your rights under data protection legislation and with Walkers specific instructions and requirements.
    2. In relation to any other third parties, Walkers will only disclose your information where you have given your consent or where we are required to do so by law, or where it is necessary for the purpose of, or in connection with legal proceedings or in order to exercise or defend legal rights.

Security

Walkers is committed to protecting the security of your personal information. We use a variety of security technologies and procedures to help protect your personal information from unauthorised access, use, or disclosure.

Links

Walkers' website or marketing email messages sometimes include links to other websites which are not within our control. Once you have left our Website or marketing email message, we cannot be held responsible for the content of other websites or the protection and privacy of any information which you provide to those websites. You should exercise caution and review the privacy statement applicable to the website in question.

Your Rights

In addition to the right to ask not to have your personal data processed for marketing purposes, you have the right to apply for a copy of the information Walkers hold about you (for which we may charge a small administration fee) and to have any inaccurate information about you corrected. You have a right to complain to the relevant Data Protection authority that has jurisdiction over the processing of your personal data.

Contact Information

If you have any questions in relation to this privacy statement please contact us at: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.