Privacy Policy


Leeds Law Society (“we”) are committed to protecting and respecting your privacy.

This policy (together with our terms of use) sets out the basis on which any personal data we collect from or about you, or that you provide to us, will be processed by us and the purpose for our collection of it.  Please read the following carefully to understand our views and practices regarding your personal data and how we will treat it. By visiting (“our site”) you are accepting the practices described in this policy.

Our obligations as a data controller

For the purpose of the Data Protection Act 1998 (the “Act”), the data controller is The Leeds Law Society, a company registered in England with company number 5017 whose office is at 62 Wellington Street, Leeds, LS1 2EE. We are registered with the Information Commissioner’s Office with registration number Z2466834.

As we are committed to your protecting your privacy, we take all necessary steps to comply with our obligations under the Act and its relevant subordinate legislation when handling any personal information.

When we process any personal information, we meet our legal obligations to you in the way that we deal with that information.

We will comply with the Principles set out in the Act and we will ensure all personal information supplied to and processed by us is held securely.

In accordance with the Act, we are required to collect personal information fairly and to let you know how we will use it and whether we will pass the information on to anyone else.

Information we collect about you and why

We may collect and process the following data about you:

  • Information you give us. You may give us information about you by filling in forms on our site or by corresponding with us by phone, email or otherwise. This includes information you provide when you join as a member, register for one of our events, subscribe to our mailings, enter a competition, participate in a survey, respond to a consultation and when you report a problem with our site. The information you give us may include your name, address, email address, phone number, social media handle, job title, practice areas, employer, qualifications, membership of professional organisations (e.g. The Law Society and the Solicitors Regulation Authority) and financial and credit card information.
  • Information we collect about you. With regard to each of your visits to our site we may automatically collect the following information:
    • technical information (including the internet protocol (IP) address used to connect your computer to the Internet, device type, web browser type, version and language, browser plug-in types and versions, network provider, operating system and platform) and cookie information (see the Cookies Policy);
    • the frequency of visits and information about each visit, including the full Uniform Resource Locators (URL) clickstream to, through and from our site (including date and time); services you viewed or searched for; page response times, download errors, length of visits to certain pages, page interaction information (such as scrolling, clicks, and mouse-overs) and methods used to browse away from the page.
  • Information we receive from other sources (Third Party Information). We may receive information about you if you use the other services we provide. We also work closely with third parties (including, for example, The Law Society, the Solicitors Regulation Authority, regional law societies, business partners, sub-contractors in technical, payment and delivery services and advertising networks) and may receive information about you from them.

How we use your information

We use information held about you in the following ways:

  • Information you give to us. We will use this information:
    • to carry out our obligations arising from any contracts entered into between you and us and to provide you with the information and services that you request from us, such as the provision of training and events;
    • to publish information about you in our directory of solicitors, where you request us to do this;
    • to provide you with information about other services we offer that are similar to those that you have already purchased or negotiated with us;
    • to provide you with information about goods or services we feel may interest you. If you are an existing user of our services, we will only contact you by electronic means (email or SMS) with information about goods and services similar to those services which were previously supplied or negotiated for supply. If you are not a user of our services and where we permit selected third parties to use your data, we (or they) will contact you by electronic means only if you have consented to this (if you do not want us to use your data in this way, or to pass your details on to third parties for marketing purposes, please make the appropriate selection on the form on which we collect your data);
    • to notify you about changes to our service; and
    • to ensure that content from our site is presented in the most effective manner for you and for your computer.
  • Information we collect about you. We will use this information:
    • to administer our site and for internal operations, including troubleshooting, data analysis, testing, research, statistical and survey purposes;
    • to improve our site to ensure that content is presented in the most effective manner for you and for your computer;
    • to allow you to participate in interactive features of our service, when you choose to do so;
    • as part of our efforts to keep our site safe and secure;
    • to measure or understand the effectiveness of advertising we serve to you and others, and to deliver relevant advertising to you; and
    • to make suggestions and recommendations to you about goods or services that may interest you.
  • Information we receive from other sources. We may combine this information with information you give to us and information we collect about you. We may use this information and the combined information for the purposes set out above (depending on the types of information we receive).


We use cookies to distinguish you from other users of our site. This helps us to provide you with a good experience when you use our site and also allows us to improve it. For detailed information on the cookies we use and the purposes for which we use them, see our Cookies Policy.

Disclosure of your information

We may share your information with selected third parties including The Law Society, the Solicitors Regulation Authority, regional law societies, business partners, suppliers and sub-contractors for the performance of any contract we enter into with them or you.

We may disclose your personal information to third parties:

  • who provide services to us or on our behalf;
  • if we are under a duty to disclose or share your personal data in order to comply with any legal obligation;
  • in order to enforce or apply our terms of use or terms and conditions of supply and other agreements; or
  • to protect the rights, property, or safety of The Leeds Law Society, our members, or others.

Where we store your personal data

The data that we collect from you may be transferred to, and stored at, a destination outside the European Economic Area (“EEA”). It may also be processed by staff operating outside the EEA who work for us or for one of our suppliers. Such staff may be engaged in, among other things, the provision of technical services. By submitting your personal data, you agree to this transfer, storing or processing. We will take all steps reasonably necessary to ensure that your data is treated securely, only transferred outside the EEA in accordance with principle 8 of the Data Protection Principles and in accordance with this privacy policy.

Where we have given you (or where you have chosen) a password which enables you to access certain parts of our site, you are responsible for keeping this password confidential. We ask you not to share a password with anyone. It is also important for you to protect against unauthorised access to the password-protected parts of our site and to your computer. Be sure to sign off when finished using a shared computer.

Unfortunately, the transmission of information via the internet is not completely secure. Although we will do our best to protect your personal data, we cannot guarantee the security of your data transmitted to our site; any transmission is at your own risk. Once we have received your information, we will use procedures and security features to try to prevent unauthorised access.

How long do we keep your information?

We will keep the information that is necessary to enable us to provide you with a service that you have requested through this website for as long as it takes us to provide that service.

If you have asked that we do not use your details for marketing purposes, we may still need to keep them to ensure our systems reflect your preferences.

We will generally keep records of any transactions you enter into on this website for a minimum of six years from the date on which you entered your information. We will keep other information about you if it is necessary for us to do so to comply with the law, or where appropriate for legitimate business needs.

Your rights

You have the right to ask us not to process your personal data for marketing purposes. We will usually inform you (before collecting your data) if we intend to use your data for such purposes or if we intend to disclose your information to any third party for such purposes. You can exercise your right to prevent such processing by making appropriate selections on the forms we use to collect your data.  You can also exercise the right at any time by contacting us at

Our site may, from time to time, contain links to and from the websites of our business partners, associated organisations and other affiliates.  If you follow a link to any of these websites, please note that these websites have their own privacy policies and that we do not accept any responsibility or liability for these policies or how personal data submitted by or collected from you is processed.  Please check these policies before you submit any personal data to these websites.

Access to information

The Act gives you the right to access the personal information we hold about you and you may ask us to make any necessary changes to ensure that it is accurate and kept up to date. Your right of access can be exercised in accordance with the Act. Any access request may be subject to a fee of £10 to meet our costs in providing you with details of the information we hold about you.

Requests can be sent in writing to:

Leeds Law Society

62 Wellington Street,



As soon as we are satisfied as to your identity we will send to you within 40 calendar days, a copy of summary of all the personal information we hold about you.


We take great care to ensure the security of our site and your personal information.  Only authorised personnel and contractors have access to your information.  We will keep your information secure by taking appropriate technical and organisational measures against unauthorised or unlawful processing, accidental loss, destruction or damage.

Changes to our privacy policy

Any changes we may make to our privacy policy in the future will be posted on this page and, where appropriate, notified to you by email. Please check back frequently to see any updates or changes to our privacy policy.


Last Updated (26th May 2017)

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