GIO LEGAL SERVICES
PRIVACY POLICY
Monday February 23, 2008

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General

Welcome to our website ("Site"). Gio Legal Support Services ("Gio Legal") are aware that our clients and visitors value their privacy, and we have created this privacy policy to ensure that you understand our policies and procedures. This statement explains how we may collect and use information about you through our website. If you have any questions about our privacy policies or want to exercise your right to see a copy of the information that we hold about you, or think that information we hold about you may needs to be corrected, please click here to send an email to our data controller dataadmin@giolegal.co.uk .

Information Collected

As you would expect, we monitor visits to our website, principally so that we can try to make it as easy to navigate as possible, identify the areas that are of particular interest to visitors and generally improve the Site and our services. The information that we collect in this process will not identify you as an individual, however - we do not seek to identify individual visitors unless they volunteer their contact details through, for example, one of the forms on the Site. In some circumstances our records may identify organisations visiting our Site and we may use that information in managing our relationship with those organisations - for example, in considering how to develop the services that we offer them. Gio Legal may collect and store personally identifiable information about persons and organisations that visit this Site and voluntarily submit information.

Cookies

We reserve the right to utilise cookie technology. Our Site sometimes uses cookies - small data files which are downloaded to your computer so that we can recognise that your computer has visited the Site before. We do not use cookies to identify you, just to improve your experience of the Site - for example, by allowing the Site to remember your bookmarks and language preference. You can set your Internet browser so that it will not automatically download cookies without preventing you from using our Site. If you choose to disable your cookies setting or refuse to accept a cookie, however, you will not be able to access the Site with the use of your password. The exact steps necessary to block cookies vary from browser to browser. They are generally explained in the "Help" section of the browser you are using. At times, some of our advertisers and their advertising service providers set cookies when you click their advertising banners. While we use cookies in other parts of the Site (as discussed above), cookies received with banner ads are collected by those advertisers and their advertising service providers. The advertiser's privacy policy and/or that of its service provider will govern the use of that information and Gio Legal is not responsible for the privacy practices of such advertiser or ad service provider. Information obtained in connection with the Site may be intermingled with and used by us in conjunction with information obtained through sources other than the Site, including both offline and online sources.

Security

We are committed to taking reasonable steps to ensure the security of your information. To prevent unauthorised access, maintain data accuracy, and ensure the appropriate use of information, we have put into place physical, electronic, and managerial procedures to help safeguard and secure the information we collect online. However, due to the inherent open nature of the Internet, we cannot guarantee that communications between you and us or information stored on the Site or our servers, will be completely free from unauthorised access by third parties such as hackers and your use of the Site demonstrates your assumption of this risk.

Protection for Children

This Site is not intended for users under the age of 16, and we have no intention of collecting personally identifiable information from children (i.e., individuals under the age of 13). Where appropriate, we take reasonable measures to inform children not to submit such information to our Site or in response to advertisements. If a child has provided us with personally identifiable information, that child's parent or guardian should send us a request to our Data Administrator at dataadmin@giolegal.co.uk if they would like the information submitted by the child deleted from our database. We will use all reasonable efforts to delete such information from our database.

How We Use Your Information

Gio Legal may use the information we collect to contact you about our products and services and those of our clients or other third parties from time to time. In general, we do not sell your personally identifiable information to third parties or mass marketers. For example, we will not sell another company your name or email address. Unless you consent to the disclosure of your personally identifiable information, only we and our clients, respective affiliates, technical consultants, third party auditors and other third parties who make our Site available, enhance its functionality, or provide associated services have access to this information, and we require them to agree that they are covered by this policy. Please note that we do reserve the right to transfer your personally identifiable information and other information to our successors in business and purchasers of Site assets.

Opt Out Procedures

The purpose for which you are invited to give us information is clear and we also indicate which of the requested information is essential for the relevant purpose and which is optional. If we propose to use your details to send you information from Gio Legal about events or developments which we believe may be of interest to you (other than information that you have specifically requested), we give you an opportunity to tell us that you do not wish to receive such information.

Most opt out messaging will appear at the bottom of every email that is sent out. Gio Legal also gives you the option to remove your information from its database completely. If you no longer wish to take advantage of this Site or to receive any form of direct contact from Gio Legal, whether it is email, discounts, newsletters, or other promotional offers or materials, or wish us to delete your personal information from our data records, you can let us know your preferences by sending an email to REMOVE FROM GENERAL EMAIL UPDATES or contacting our database administrator by telephone on +44 (0)20 7987 2280 or by post at 146 Milligan Street, London E14 8AS, England. We will not use your information for purposes that are not clear when you provide your details, and will not disclose it outside Gio Legal, except in very limited circumstances - for example, with your agreement or where we are legally obliged to do so.

Gio Legal is not responsible for removing information from third-party lists or databases of any kind.

Please note that we reserve the right to keep any personal or non-personal information submitted or collected until you delete or modify it or until we choose, for business reasons such as obsolescence, to delete it.

Reviewing or changing your information

In order to ensure that the information we maintain is accurate, Gio Legal gives users the option to change or modify their information previously provided. If you would like to change your information currently in our database, please contact us at dataadmin@giolegal.co.uk

Gio Legal is not responsible for updating information contained in third-party lists or databases.

Privacy Precaution Warning

Please note that no data transmission over the Internet is 100% secure. As a result, we cannot guarantee the security of the information that yout ransmit via our online services.

Please note that we reserve the right to access and/or disclose personal information and non-personal information we gather as required by courts or administrative agencies and to the extent required to permit us to investigate suspected fraud, harassment or other violations of any law, rule or regulation, the Site rules or policies, or the rights of third parties or to investigate any suspected conduct which Gio Legal deems improper.

Your Consent

You may have certain rights under a number of legal Acts and statutes that may apply, and by accepting these terms and using this Site, you are waiving all of these rights as to collection, use, disclosure and storage of your personally identifiable and non-personal information as described above.

Gio Legal operates as a single legal support services firm, but it works through various local legal entities. These entities are all ultimately controlled by the same group of people and entities. When you provide information through the Site you will be providing it to Gio Legal as a whole, and should be aware that it may be accessed from countries whose laws provide various levels of protection for personal data, not always equivalent to the level of protection that may be provided in your own country.

By using the Site, you also authorise the export of personal information to enable the effective and most viable means of operations and its storage and use as specified above when you provide such information to us. This policy and our legal obligations are subject to the laws of England, regardless of the location of any user.

We may amend our privacy policy, but if we decide to change our privacy policy, we will post those changes on this page, so you are always aware of what information we collect, how we use it and under what we may disclose it. Any changes will only apply to information collected after the change is posted.

Contacting Us

If you have any questions about this privacy policy, the practices of this Site, or your dealings with this Site, you can contact us at: dataadmin@giolegal.co.uk

In addition, our address is:
Gio Legal Support Services
146 Milligan Street
London
E14 8AS
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Effective Date: This privacy policy is effective and was last updated on 23 February 2009.

© Copyright 2009 Gio Legal Services. All rights reserved.