Please read our Privacy, Cookies and Conditions policy carefully as by using this website you will be taken to have agreed to be bound by them. We reserve the right to vary this policy at any time.

You are advised to review the policy on a regular basis, as you will be deemed to have accepted variations if you continue to use the website after they have been posted.

Who we are

We are Ampersand Advocates, a Stable operating within Faculty Services Limited (registered No 48261, Scotland). We operate this website: www.ampersandadvocates.com.

We are committed to maintaining the trust and confidence of our visitors to our website. This policy provides information on when and why we collect your personal information, how we use it, the limited conditions under which we may disclose it to others and how we keep it secure.

The law requires us to tell you about your rights and our obligations to you in regards to the processing and control of your personal data. We do this now, by requesting that you read the information provided at: www.knowyourprivacyrights.org

Privacy

Statement of Intent

You may be asked to provide personal information when using this website. This includes personal data, e-mail address and other pieces of specific personal data to you. We wish to express in this Privacy Policy, our respect for your privacy and have set out below our specific guidelines below to inform you of how we retain your information and for what purpose. We will comply with UK law accordingly implemented, including that required by the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).

Site Statistics

We do gather non-personal data regarding site visitors to our website. This is provided to use statistical information on visits to pages, type of browsers being used to view the site, paths taken through the site and other general information. Under no circumstances can this be linked to a particular person. In order to do so, we use Google Analytics. Google Analytics is a web analytics service offered by Google Inc. (“Google”) that tracks and reports website traffic. Google uses the data collected to track and monitor the use of our Service. This data is shared with other Google services. Google may use the collected data to contextualise and personalise the ads of its own advertising network.

You can opt-out of having made your activity on the Service available to Google Analytics by installing the Google Analytics opt-out browser add-on. The add-on prevents the Google Analytics JavaScript from sharing information with Google Analytics about visits activity.

For more information on the privacy practices of Google, please visit the Google Privacy & Terms web page here.

Cookies

Cookies are small text files that are placed on your computer’s hard drive by your web browser when you visit any website. They allow information gathered on one web page to be stored until it is needed for use on another, allowing a website to provide you with a personalised experience and the website owner with statistics about how you use the website so that it can be improved.

Some cookies may last for a defined period of time, such as one day or until you close your browser. Others last indefinitely.

Your web browser should allow you to delete any you choose. It also should allow you to prevent or limit their use.

Our website uses cookies. They are placed by software that operates on our servers, and by software operated by third parties whose services we use.

When you first visit our website, we ask you whether you wish us to use cookies. If you choose not to accept them, we shall not use them for your visit except to record that you have not consented to their use for any other purpose.

If you choose not to use cookies or you prevent their use through your browser settings, you will not be able to use all the functionality of our website.

More information on the cookie plugin on this website can be found here.

Copyright

All copyrights in this website are strictly reserved to Ampersand Advocates.

All copyrights in this website including illustrations, pictures, sound, scripts, animation and other material appearing on this website, otherwise known as “content” belong to Ampersand or third parties authorising Ampersand to use the copyright written permissions of Ampersand in accordance with the Copyright, Designs and Patents Act 1988.

In accessing this website, you agree that you will use the contents for your own private use.

You may not make alterations, copy, store in any medium (including other websites), distribute, transmit any part of the website without the prior.

Accuracy

The Information could include technical inaccuracies or typographical errors. We have made reasonable efforts to ensure that the Information is accurate at the time of inclusion. However, like any printed material, the Information may be out of date at the time of access by the visitor. We shall not be liable for any error or omission in, or any failure to update, such Information and any decisions based on the Information are the sole responsibility of the visitor.

We reserve the right to make changes to this website at any time without notice.

Links to External Websites

Certain links on this website lead to other websites, including social media sites, that will have separate privacy and data collection practices. We have no responsibility or liability for those third party policies.

Changes to Policy

Ampersand reserves the right to modify and update the terms of this policy.

In continually striving to improve our service for our clients we need to be able to enhance the site in ways deemed appropriate.

Disclaimer

We take every care and precaution to ensure that information published on the website is accurate when posted and regularly updated, but neither do we guarantee its accuracy. You are advised to verify the accuracy of any information before acting upon it. We may change the information at any time without notice.

We publish the website “as is” without any warranty of any kind, express or implied, as to the operation of our Website, the accuracy of the information or the products or services referred to on the Website (in so far as such warranties may be excluded under any relevant law). We shall not be liable for any losses or damage that may result from use of the website as a consequence of any inaccuracies in, or any omissions from, the information, which it may contain.

Applicable Law

The laws of Scotland govern these conditions of use and you agree that the Scottish courts shall have exclusive jurisdiction in any dispute. 

Further Information

For further information regarding any of these points please contact Alan Moffat, Advocates’ Clerk, Ampersand Advocates, Advocates’ Library, Parliament House, Edinburgh, EH1 1RF.