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Your privacy is critically important to us. At Lawrence and Harris we have a few fundamental principles:

  • We don’t ask you for personal information unless we truly need it. (We can’t stand services that ask you for things like your gender or income level for no apparent reason.)
  • We don’t share your personal information with anyone except to comply with the law, develop our products, or protect our rights.
  • We don’t store personal information on our servers unless required for the on-going operation of one of our services.

Website Visitors

Like most website operators, Lawrence and Harris collects non-personally-identifying information of the sort that web browsers and servers typically make available, such as the browser type, language preference, referring site, and the date and time of each visitor request. Lawrence and Harris’ purpose in collecting non-personally identifying information is to better understand how Lawrence and Harris’ visitors use its website. From time to time, Lawrence and Harris may release non-personally-identifying information in the aggregate, e.g., by publishing a report on trends in the usage of its website.

Lawrence  also collects potentially personally-identifying information like Internet Protocol (IP) addresses. Lawrence and Harris does not use such information to identify its visitors, however, and does not disclose such information, other than under the same circumstances that it uses and discloses personally-identifying information, as described below.

Gathering of Personally-Identifying Information

Certain visitors to Lawrence and Harris’ website choose to interact with Lawrence and Harris  in ways that require Lawrence and Harris to gather personally-identifying information. The amount and type of information that Lawrence and Harris gathers depends on the nature of the interaction. In each case, Lawrence and Harris collects such information only insofar as is necessary or appropriate to fulfill the purpose of the visitor’s interaction with Lawrence and Harris. Lawrence and Harris does not disclose personally-identifying information other than as described below. And visitors can always refuse to supply personally-identifying information, with the caveat that it may prevent them from engaging in certain website-related activities.

Protection of Certain Personally-Identifying Information

Lawrence and Harris discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only to those of its employees, contractors and affiliated organizations that (i) need to know that information in order to process it on Lawrence and Harris’ behalf or to provide services available at Lawrence and Harris’ website, and (ii) that have agreed not to disclose it to others. Some of those employees, contractors and affiliated organizations may be located outside of your home country; by using Lawrence and Harris’ website, you consent to the transfer of such information to them. Lawrence and Harrs will not rent or sell potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information to anyone. Other than to its employees, contractors and affiliated organizations, as described above, Lawrence and Harris discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only when required to do so by law, or when Lawrence and Harris believes in good faith that disclosure is reasonably necessary to protect the property or rights of Lawrence and Harris, third parties or the public at large. If you are a registered user of  the lawrenceandharris.co.uk website and have supplied your email address, Lawrence and Harris may occasionally send you an email to tell you about new features, solicit your feedback, or just keep you up to date with what’s going on with Lawrence and Harris and our products and services. We primarily use our blog to communicate this type of information, so we expect to keep this type of email to a minimum. If you send us a request (for example via an email or via one of our feedback mechanisms), we reserve the right to publish it in order to help us clarify or respond to your request or to help us support other users. Lawrence and Harris takes all measures reasonably necessary to protect against the unauthorized access, use, alteration or destruction of potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information.

Cookies

A cookie is a string of information that a website stores on a visitor’s computer, and that the visitor’s browser provides to the website each time the visitor returns. Lawrence and Harris uses cookies to help Lawrence and Harris identify and track visitors, their usage of Lawrence and Harris website, and their website access preferences. Lawrence and Harris visitors who do not wish to have cookies placed on their computers should set their browsers to refuse cookies before using Lawrence and Harris’ website, with the drawback that certain features of Lawrence and Harris’ website may not function properly without the aid of cookies.

Ads

Ads appearing on any of our websites may be delivered to users by advertising partners, who may set cookies. These cookies allow the ad server to recognize your computer each time they send you an online advertisement to compile information about you or others who use your computer. This information allows ad networks to, among other things, deliver targeted advertisements that they believe will be of most interest to you. This Privacy Policy covers the use of cookies by Lawrence and Harris and does not cover the use of cookies by any advertisers.

Google analytics

This website uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google, Inc. (“Google”). Google Analytics uses “cookies”, which are text files placed on your computer, to help the website analyze how users use the site. The information generated by the cookie about your use of the website (including your IP address) will be transmitted to and stored by Google on servers in the United States.

Google will use this information for the purposes of evaluating your use of the website, compiling reports on website activity for website operators and providing other services relating to website activity and internet usage. Google may also transfer this information to third parties where required to do so by law, or where such third parties process the information on Google’s behalf. Google will not associate your IP address with any other data held by Google. You may refuse the use of cookies by selecting the appropriate settings in your browser, however please note that if you do this you may not be able to use the full functionality of this website. By using this website, you consent to the processing of data about you by Google in the manner and for the purposes set out above.

Privacy Policy Changes

Although most changes are likely to be minor, Lawrence and Harris may change its Privacy Policy from time to time, and in Lawrence and Harris’ sole discretion. Lawrence and Harris encourages visitors to frequently check this page for any changes to its Privacy Policy. Your continued use of this site after any change in this Privacy Policy will constitute your acceptance of such change.

Last updated: 05/2010