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Mourant Ozannes

Privacy and Cookie Policy

Privacy Policy

General

Mourant Ozannes want to protect the privacy of users of our website, our Client Portal and our Law Portal and the privacy of other individuals whose personal data we collect and use. Please read the following policy as it will help you to understand how we use your personal data. 

Who we are

This website is operated by Mourant Ozannes LP, a limited partnership registered in Jersey with number 1157, whose registered office is at 22 Grenville Street, St Helier, Jersey, JE4 8PX, Channel Islands on behalf of the partnerships, companies and other entities which trade in various jurisdictions under the name "Mourant Ozannes". 

These include, in addition to Mourant Ozannes LP, the law firms which trade in the Cayman Islands, British Virgin Islands, Guernsey, Hong Kong, Jersey or London under the name "Mourant Ozannes" (each a Mourant Ozannes Law Firm) and the corporate services companies which trade under the name "Mourant Ozannes Corporate Services, namely, Mourant Ozannes Corporate Services (Cayman) Limited, Mourant Ozannes Corporate Services (Guernsey) Limited, Mourant Ozannes Corporate Services (Jersey) Limited and Mourant Ozannes Corporate Services (UK) Limited (each a Mourant Ozannes Entity). 

The expression Mourant Ozannes, when used in this Privacy Policy, means each Mourant Ozannes Law Firm and each Mourant Ozannes Entity. More information about Mourant Ozannes is available at: mourantozannes.com

Your consent to our use of your personal data and cookies 

Whenever you provide us with information about yourself, you are consenting to our collecting and using that personal data in accordance with this privacy policy. 

If any of the data which you provide to us is sensitive personal data (for instance about your health or your ethnic origin), by providing that data to us you are giving explicit consent to us collecting and using that sensitive personal data in accordance with this privacy policy.

By using our website, our client portal or our law portal you are consenting to our setting cookies and using the data collected by them as detailed on our cookie policy (see below).

If you wish to withdraw consent for any reason, please contact: enquiries@mourantozannes.com.

What personal data do we collect?

The data we collect about each individual depends on their role, for example, whether they are a client of Mourant Ozannes, an employee of a client of Mourant Ozannes, a user of Mourant Ozannes’ Client Portal or Law Portal, involved in a transaction or other business with a client of Mourant Ozannes or a professional adviser to a client of Mourant Ozannes.

When you visit our website, our Client Portal or our Law Portal we collect your Internet Protocol (IP) address and the location of your computer for systems administration and trouble-shooting purposes. We do not log your IP address to track your session, nor do we link IP addresses to anything which identifies you personally. Your browser will also inform us of the type of computer or operating system you are using.

When you contact us by email or provide us with information through any form on our website, our Client Portal or our Law Portal we collect your contact details and other details which you enter into those forms. This information will only be used in respect of the event or service to which the particular form relates.

In the course of providing legal, corporate or other professional services to our clients we collect names, addresses, email addresses and personal data about our clients and individuals involved in transactions and business with them. 

When a client enters into an agreement with us to use any service provided through our Client Portal or our Law Portal, it completes an authority form and delivers it to us. That authority form contains details of individuals who are authorised to use a service provided through our Client Portal or our Law Portal. We collect the personal information provided in the authority form. If anyone ceases to be authorised to use any service, we keep a record of that fact.

We also automatically collect data about users of our website, our Client Portal and our Law Portal (for example on browsing patterns) by using cookies. This data allows us to recognise users and their preferred settings and avoids users having to re-enter information when they visit our website, our Client Portal or our Law Portal in the future. Please see our Cookie Policy below for more information about the cookies we use.

How do we use your personal data?

We provide legal, corporate and other professional services to our clients and we use your personal data for those purposes. 

Normally the purposes for which we use your personal data will be clear when we collect that data. We will not use your personal data for purposes that are not clear when we collect that data. 

We use the contact details of employees of and advisers to our clients to:

  • provide services to our clients;
  • to manage their account or subscriptions;
  • to let them know about other products and services which may be of interest to them;
  • to inform them about changes and improvements to our Client Portal or our Law Portal; and
  • for direct marketing purposes (but they may opt out of this – please see below).

We may also use your personal data:

  • to monitor the use of our website, our Client Portal and our Law Portal and personalise visits to our website;
  • to record traffic flows to our website, our Client Portal and our Law Portal;
  • to carry out research about our users' and clients' demographics, interests and behaviour so that we can better understand our users, clients and potential clients; 
  • to send you information about Mourant Ozannes and alert you to services that may be of interest to you (but you may opt out of this – please see below); and
  • for other purposes set out in our Cookie Policy (see below).

When you send us personal data via our website, our Client Portal or our Law Portal, that data may be sent electronically to servers anywhere in the world. We, our employees and suppliers may process, store or transfer (in hard copy and/or electronically) your personal data anywhere in the world, including countries outside the European Economic Area. (Countries outside the EEA may not adequately protect data subjects' rights.)

To whom might we disclose your personal data?

We will not sell or disclose your personal data to anyone outside Mourant Ozannes except as set out below.

We may provide your personal data to third parties that we engage to provide services to us. Some of these third parties may be located outside the EEA. If we use a third party to process your personal data, we will require it to process your data only in accordance with our instructions and to protect your personal data against unauthorised or accidental use, access, disclosure, damage, loss or destruction.

We may provide your personal data to anyone who takes over our business or business assets or with whom we merge. 

We may disclose your personal data: 

  • with your consent or, where your personal data was provided to us by your employer, your employer's consent;
  • to an auditor or legal adviser of Mourant Ozannes;
  • to a court, tribunal or regulator;
  • to comply with any law, order, rule of court, regulation or rule or code of professional conduct; or
  • to the police, any law enforcement agency or other person, as Mourant Ozannes thinks appropriate, to assist in the identification and location of anyone who may have committed an unlawful or illegal act.

If your personal data is posted to a service on our Client Portal or our Law Portal, it may be accessed and used by authorised users of that service from anywhere in the world.

Direct marketing

If you are an employee of one of our clients, you consent to us contacting you by email or other means to market our services. 

We may also contact you by email or other means to inform you about other services which may be of interest to you.

You have the right at any time to stop us from contacting you for marketing purposes. If you wish to do that, please either unsubscribe, manage your preferences or contact: enquries@mourantozannes.com. Alternatively you may write to us at: 22 Grenville Street, St Helier, Jersey JE4 8PX, Channel Islands (marked for the attention of the "Marketing Department").

Access to your personal data and correcting it 

You have the right to request a copy of the personal data which we hold about you. If you would like a copy of some or all of your personal data, please contact: enquiries@mourantozannes.com

We would like to keep your personal data accurate and up to date. If you are aware of any errors or inaccuracies in it please let us know by contacting: enquiries@mourantozannes.com or, if your personal data appears on our Client Portal, please let us know by contacting: clientportalsupport@mourantozannes.com or, if your personal data appears on our Law Portal, please let us know by contacting: lawportalsupport@mourantozannes.com.

Links to other websites

This privacy policy only applies only to Mourant Ozannes' website, Client Portal and Law Portal. 

Our website, our Client Portal and our Law Portal contain links to websites operated by other people. These other websites may collect and use personal data in a way which is different from the way in which we collect and use personal data. 

When you visit a website operated by someone else, you should read its privacy policy. 

We are not responsible for the way in which the operators of other websites collect and use personal data.

Security

When we collect, process or use your personal data, we take steps to ensure that it is treated securely and in accordance with this privacy policy. 

Whilst we take steps to safeguard your personal data, Mourant Ozannes cannot ensure and does not warrant the security of your personal data.

Unfortunately, no data transmission over the internet or any other network can be guaranteed as totally secure, but we take appropriate steps to try to protect the security of your personal data (although we do not encrypt data at rest or in transit).

Changes to this privacy policy

We keep this privacy policy under regular review and may change it at any time without giving you notice. The updated privacy policy will appear on this webpage. You should check it each time you visit our website, our Client Portal or our Law Portal or provide us with any personal data.

We last updated this privacy policy on 5 February 2014.

How to contact us

If you have any questions about this privacy policy or any personal data which we hold about you, please contact: enquiries@mourantozannes.com

COOKIE POLICY

What are cookies?

Cookies are small pieces of information which are stored on your computer by your web browser. They are used by almost every website to improve your online experience. 

We use cookies to give you access to certain parts of our website, our Client Portal and our Law Portal and to let us know how you are using our website, our Client Portal and our Law Portal.

Consent to our use of Cookies

The law allows us to store cookies on your computer if they are essential to the operation of our website, our Client Portal or our Law Portal. We need your consent to set non-essential cookies on your computer.

By using this website, our client portal or our law portal, you are consenting to our setting cookies and using the data collected by them for the purposes set out in this cookie policy.

If you wish to withdraw consent for any reason, please contact: enquiries@mourantozannes.com

Declining Cookies

Some of the cookies we use are essential if our website, our Client Portal or our Law Portal is to operate properly. If you decline them, some of the features of our website, our Client Portal or our Law Portal may not work as well as we intend and you may not be able to access or use some features or services.

Unless you have set your browser so that it will decline cookies, our system will set some cookies as soon you visit our website, our Client Portal or our Law Portal.

You can block cookies by setting your browser to refuse all or some cookies or to alert you to when a cookie is being sent. For information about this you should look in your browser's 'help' facility.

If you have previously browsed or used our website, our Client Portal or our Law Portal and no longer wish to accept cookies, you should be aware that some cookies will have been set. You may delete these cookies at any time by following these instructions

More information on cookies can be found on allaboutcookies.org.

Google Analytics

We use analytics cookies. These cookies gather anonymous analytical information about the users of our website, our Client Portal and our Law Portal to help us to understand better usage patterns. We typically use Google Analytics for this purpose.

The information generated by the Google Analytics cookie (including your IP address) will be transmitted to and stored by Google on servers in the United States. Google use this information for the purpose of evaluating your use of this website, compiling reports on website activity 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 third parties process the information on Google's behalf.

Contact

If you have any queries about our use of cookies please contact: enquiries@mourantozannes.com.