If you use our website or other online services (e.g., our sector-specific blogs and tech-based client solutions), attend our webinars, seminars or events, or subscribe to our newsletters, email services or other promotional services.
In relation to our global website and online services, and our global initiatives, such as webinars, seminars and events, newsletters, email services or other promotional services, Pinsent Masons LLP ordinarily acts as data controller.
In relation to local initiatives, the Pinsent Masons entity organising or delivering these may be the data controller.
Legal bases for processing
- You have provided us with your consent to use your personal information, e.g. in the course of subscribing to our newsletters, completing a survey of ours, signing-up to an event or creating an online account via our website (Article 6(1)(a) EU GDPR).
- It is necessary to pursue our legitimate interests for the purposes set out in the 'Use' section of this table (Article 6(1)(f) EU GDPR).
- It is necessary for the performance of a contract with you, e.g. in connection with the provision of legal or other professional services to you involving our online tools, products and systems (Article 1(6)(b) EU GDPR).
We process special category personal data, as necessary, with your consent (Article 9(2)(a) EU GDPR).
Types of personal data
- Identification information, e.g. title, name, the company you work for, and your job title or position.
- Contact information, e.g. your address, email address, phone number, and marketing preferences.
- Personal data contained in documents and correspondence exchanged with you or relating to you, including statements and opinions of yours or statements about you or opinions of you.
- Financial information, e.g. bank and payment card details.
- Technical information, e.g. IP address, details of visits made to our premises such as turnstile/ swipe card access logs, and details of visits made to our online services such as the volume of traffic, statistics concerning which articles or content you have viewed, online registration details and login credentials.
- Diversity, health, religious beliefs or other special category personal information.
- Images, e.g. CCTV footage taken at our premises and photos taken at our seminars or events.
- Any other information relating to you which you may provide to us.
- Directly from you, e.g. when you register for our online or in-person events, seminars, or webinars, or to receive communications from us, or when you subscribe to our online services or provide information through electronic platforms made available to you in connection with services that we provide to you. We use third party software to help us manage our email communications. When we send you such communications, we gather information through unique links contained within them which enable us to track who opens particular articles or emails so that we can assess their relevance and improve how we interact with you. In doing so, we do not use any technology (e.g., cookies) to store or access data on your device.
- Via our website, e.g. connection data sent to our webserver by your browser when you connect to our website.
- Via web based services such as our tech-based client solutions and sector-specific blogs, e.g. some analytical information may be collected through electronic platforms made available to you in connection with services that we provide to you.
- Other publicly available sources, subject always to our obligations under applicable law.
- To complete any request you may make in relation to your marketing preferences, or other preferences relating to our communications with you.
- To provide and improve our services and products, e.g. by monitoring and recording information relating to web based services such as how and when systems are accessed and how data is uploaded, to analyse performance, subject always to our obligations under applicable law.
- To promote our services and to contact you with communications about legal updates, breaking news, newsletters and events.
- For health and safety reasons, (e.g. to inform access, adjustment and dietary requirements for our meetings and events) and the application, audit and enforcement of our policies.
- Subject always to our obligations under applicable law, to improve your experience of our website, newsletters and other services, e.g. by monitoring and recording information relating to your browsing behaviour to make personalised content available to you more efficient and relevant.
- To facilitate our internal business operations, e.g. internal record keeping and accounting.
- Subject always to our obligations under applicable law to monitor and analyse our interactions with you to improve our relationship with you and help us to grow and develop our business.
- For information and physical security and the prevention and detection of criminal and dishonest activity, including to ensure the security of our website and premises, and protect our information systems against data breaches, viruses and similar threats, e.g. by monitoring patterns of activity, and scanning communications for appropriate content, attachments and viruses.
Your personal information may be transferred worldwide:
- across the Pinsent Masons group;
- to service providers who support the operation of our business;
- to law enforcement, judicial, governmental and regulatory agencies, or professional bodies or similar where and to the extent that we are compelled to do so by law, regulation or professional obligations; and
- to other third parties in limited circumstances, e.g. where we run a joint seminar/ webinar with a third party that you wish to attend (and where the event is a webinar, your registration name may be visible to other attendees during the event).
Some of these recipients may be acting as data controllers. In all cases, the personal information of yours that we share will be limited to the minimum required for the relevant purpose and subject to the appropriate provisions and safeguards regarding data subjects’ rights, information security, disclosure, confidentiality and data protection. For more information about personal data transfers, please see section 3 of this policy.