Legal notices

1. Cookies Policy

We use cookies (small text files) to gather information about users’ movements which helps to improve the site and the user experience. By continuing to use our website, you consent to cookies being stored on your computer. The cookies we use collect anonymous data in order to improve our site. This is via Google Analytics. While not essential for the function of our site, Google Analytics, a web traffic analytics package available to anyone with a Google account, helps us to improve the experience of our site. To disable Google Analytics click here. For more information about Google privacy click here.

2. General

2.1 Quastel Midgen LLP (‘we’ or ‘us’ or ‘our’) is a limited liability partnership registered in England and Wales under registration number OC312541 and is regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority. A list of members may be inspected at its registered office at 74 Wimpole Street, London, W1G 9RR.

2.2 This legal notice applies to the entire contents of the Website under the domain name www.quastels.com (‘Website’). By accessing and continuing to use this Website you agree and acknowledge that you do so upon these terms.

2.3 We may revise this legal notice at any time by updating this posting. You should check the Website from time to time to review the then current legal notice, because it is binding on you.

3. Licence

3.1 You are permitted to print and download extracts from the Website for your own private, non-commercial use only.

3.2 Unless otherwise stated, the copyright and other intellectual property rights in all material on the Website (including without limitation photographs and graphical images) are owned by us or our licensors. For the purposes of this legal notice, any use of extracts from the Website other than in accordance with clause 3.1 for any purpose is prohibited.

4. Links to and from other websites

4.1 Electronic links to this site are prohibited without our consent.

4.2 Any links to third party websites on the Website are provided solely for your convenience. We therefore do not endorse or make any representations about them, or any material found there, or any results that may be obtained from using them. If you decide to access any of the third party websites linked to the Website, you do so entirely at your own risk.

5. Disclaimer

5.1 While we endeavour to ensure that the information on the Website is correct, we do not warrant the accuracy and completeness of the material on the Website.

5.2 The material on the Website is provided “as is”, without any conditions, warranties or other terms of any kind. Articles and other material made available on this website are intended as illustrations of our expertise and approach. They are not substitutes for legal advice. We do not therefore accept any duty of care to anyone who makes use of, or seeks to rely on, material on this Website without instructing us to advise them.

6. Liability

6.1 We, any other party (whether or not involved in creating, producing, maintaining or delivering the Website), our members, employees or agents of any of them, exclude all liability and responsibility for any amount or kind of loss or damage that may result to you or a third party (including without limitation, any direct, indirect, punitive or consequential loss or damages, or any loss of income, profits, goodwill, data, contracts, use of money, or loss or damages arising from or connected in any way to business interruption, and whether in tort (including without limitation negligence), contract or otherwise) in connection with the Website in any way or in connection with the use, inability to use or the results of use of the Website, any websites linked to the Website or the material on such websites, including but not limited to loss or damage due to viruses that may infect your computer equipment, software, data or other property on account of your access to, use of, or browsing the Website or your downloading of any material from the Website or any websites linked to the Website.

6.2 Nothing in this legal notice shall exclude or limit our liability for:
(a) death or personal injury caused by negligence; or
(b) fraud; or
(c) misrepresentation as to a fundamental matter; or
(d) any liability which cannot be excluded or limited under applicable law.

7. Data Protection and Privacy Policy

7.1 Our Data Protection and Privacy Policy is set out in this paragraph 7. This privacy policy covers our use of personal data obtained via our Website under the domain name www.quastels.com (‘Website’) or by other means.

7.2 The data controller is Quastel Midgen LLP (‘we’ or ‘us’ or ‘our’) a limited liability partnership with registration number OC312541 and a registered office address at 74 Wimpole Street, London, W1G 9RR.

7.3 You can access our Website home page and browse our site without disclosing your personal data.

7.4 Our Website does not enable our visitors to communicate with other visitors or to post information to be accessed by others.

7.5 We do not automatically log personal data, nor do we link information automatically logged by other means with personal data about specific individuals.

7.6 We collect the personal data that you may volunteer while using our services. We do not collect information about our visitors from other sources, such as public records or bodies, or private organisations.

7.7 If you are a client of the firm, we use your personal data as necessary for the purpose of the specific legal matter on which you have instructed us, and for recording compliance with the Money Laundering Regulations.

7.8 We do not collect or use personal data for any other purpose. If we wish to use your personal data for a new purpose, we will offer you the means to consent to this new purpose.

7.9 We do not knowingly collect personal data from children, except as may be necessary in specific Family law cases. Our Website is not aimed at children, and if we become aware that a child has provided their personal data without parental consent, we will delete that data from our record.

7.10 We do not disclose your personal data to our associated firms or other organisations.

7.11 We do not give visitors to our Website the option of using a secure transmission method to send us their personal data.

7.12 We have implemented security policies, rules and technical measures to protect the personal data that we have under our control from unauthorised access, improper use or disclosure, unauthorised modification, or unlawful destruction or accidental loss.

7.13 All our employees and data processors who have access to, and are associated with the processing of personal data, are obliged by our applicable professional rules to respect the confidentiality of our clients and visitors’ personal data.

7.14 We ensure that your personal data will not be disclosed to State institutions and authorities except if required by law or other regulation.

7.15 You can ask us whether we are keeping personal data about you by contacting your usual contact Partner. Upon request to the above person we will provide you with a readable copy of the personal data which we keep about you, although we may first require proof of your identity. We reserve the right to charge the statutory fee of £10. We allow you to challenge the data that we hold about you and, where appropriate, you may have the data erased, rectified or amended, or completed. We do not reserve the right to refuse to provide you with a copy of your personal data.

7.16 Our privacy policy is compliant with the UK Data Protection Act 1998 and the EU Data Protection Directive (95/46/EC). In order to demonstrate that our privacy policy accords with the above privacy instrument, we are subject to supervision by the UK Data Protection Authority, the Information Commissioner of The Information Commissioner’s Office, Wycliffe House, Water Lane, Wilmslow, Cheshire, SK9 5AF, United Kingdom (www.ico.gov.uk).

7.17 If you have an enquiry or concern about our privacy policy, please contact David Quastel (dquastel@quastels.com). If you are not satisfied with our response to your concern, you may wish to contact the Information Commissioner (contact details as above).

8. Governing law and jurisdiction

This legal notice shall be governed by and construed in accordance with English law. Disputes arising in connection with this legal notice shall be subject to the exclusive jurisdiction of the English courts.