Disclaimer & Privacy Policy

While we have made every effort to provide accurate and up to date information on our website, the law is constantly changing and affects each person or business in different ways. The information contained within this website is no substitute for specific advice and we will not accept liability if you rely solely on information from the website.

It is important that you read this page as it contains important information regarding accessing our website.

By accessing this website you agree to the terms and conditions set out below:

1 General

1.1 This website is published by Simmonds Hurford Solicitors. The following statements apply to this website.

1.2 This website is issued in the United Kingdom and is intended for the information and use of United Kingdom residents only.

2 Content

2.1 This website is for information only. Unless otherwise stated it is not intended to offer advice and is not to be taken as, in any way, offering to sell any product or provide any service.

2.2 We retain the copyright for the pages of this website and the material and information contained in those pages, with all rights reserved by us.

2.3 The pages of this site may not, in whole or in part, be reproduced, copied stored, transmitted or used by any party, except for the purpose of downloading for private, non-commercial, viewing purposes or where we have given our prior written consent. You must not alter anything on this website and no material from this site may be used on any other website. No links may be created to this site without our prior written consent.

2.4 We may make changes to the information contained within this site at any time without updating this site to reflect those changes. We will not be liable for errors, omissions or for information becoming out of date. If you are in any doubt as to the accuracy and currency of any information contained within the pages of this site, or you require any further information, you should contact us.


3.1 Any software is downloaded at your own risk. We do not warrant the suitability of any software which is downloaded and accept no liability for any problems with your computer that may arise as a result.

4 Liability

4.1 We will not be liable for any claims, penalties, losses, damages, costs or expenses arising from the use of or inability to use, interruption or availability of, this website, its operation or transmission, computer viruses or any unauthorised access to or alteration of the website. We do not warrant that the contents of this website are compatible with all computer systems and browsers.

5 Links

5.1 This website may provide links to other websites from time to time. Linked sites are not under our control and the provision of a linked site is not evidence of any endorsement by us of the material held there. We do not accept responsibility in any way for the content of any linked site, or any link contained within a linked site, or for any material you may encounter when you leave this website (whether knowingly, or not).

6 Emails

6.1 We do not guarantee that any email sent to us will be received or that the contents will remain private during transmission. If you are concerned about this please consider other means of communication. You are responsible for ensuring any electronic message or information you send to us is free from any virus or defect that may harm our systems in any way.

7 Personal Information

7.1 We will use any personal data you have given to provide product and service information requested and to keep you informed of any changes to that information. Any personal data which we collect, record or use in any way whether it is held on paper, on computer or other media will comply with the Data Protection Act 1998. We endorse and adhere to the Data Protection principles as set out in the Data Protection Act 1998. These principles are designed so that we undertake to ensure your data is:

  • Fairly and lawfully processed
  • Processed for limited purposes and not in a way incompatible with those purposes
  • Adequate, relevant and not excessive
  • Accurate and kept up to date
  • Not kept for longer than is necessary
  • Processed in line with the data subject’s rights
  • Kept secure
  • Not transferred to a country which does not have adequate data protection laws

7.2 When we collect any personal data from you, we will inform you why we are collecting your data and what we intend to use it for.

7.3 We may need to pass your details to another company outside of Simmonds Hurford Solicitors purely to transact your requests effectively. However, your data will not be passed outside of Simmonds Hurford Solicitors for any other purpose.

8 Cookies

8.1 This website uses cookies. A cookie is a small text file stored in your computer containing text data. We use cookies for certain functions to improve the usability of the website. These cookies do not contain any personal information about you. However, enabling cookies in your web browser is necessary if you wish your selections to be remembered for future visits on the same computer. Most web browsers allow some control of most cookies through the browser settings. For more information about cookies and instructions on how to adjust your browser settings to restrict or disable cookies, see the IAB website at www.allaboutcookies.org

The terms of, and the use of, this website shall be governed by English law.


If  you  provide  us  with  any  personal  data  while  using  this  website  we  may  use  it  to  provide you with any information or services you have requested. We may also use it for any other purpose for which you give  your  consent.  For  example  we may  send  you  additional  information  about  the  firm  or its  services,  if  you  have  consented  to us  doing  so.

We will comply with Data Protection Law and principles which means that your data will be used lawfully, fairly and in a transparent way.  Your data is only collected for the purposes explained here and not used in any way that is incompatible with those purposes.  Your data is limited to what is relevant to the purposes we have told you about and is limited to what is necessary to achieve those purposes.  So far as possible, we keep your data accurate and up to date.  Your data is kept no longer than is necessary for the purposes we have told you about.

We  will  not  normally  send  such  data  outside  the  European  Economic  Area  (EEA).  We  may sometimes send such data to a recipient in a country outside  the  EEA  which  has  been designated  by  the  EU  Commission  as  providing  adequate  data  protection.  If  we  need  to send  the  data  to  a  country  outside  the  EEA  that  has  not  been  so  designated  we  will  have appropriate  contract  clauses  agreed  with  the  recipient  place  to  protect  the  data.

We have put in place appropriate security measures to prevent your personal data from being accidentally lost, used or accessed in an unauthorised way.  We limit access to your personal data to those agents and third party service providers who need it to assist in the work that we carry out on your behalf.  They will only process your personal information on our instructions and they are subject to a duty of confidentiality.  We have procedures in place to deal with any suspected data security breach and will notify you and any applicable regulator of a suspected breach where we are legally required to do so.

You have the following rights:

Request Access

This is commonly known as a ‘data subject access request’.  It allows you to obtain a copy of personal data we are holding about you.

Request Rectification

You can require inaccurate personal data to be corrected and any incomplete personal data to be completed.

Request Erasure

You can require us to delete or remove personal data which is no longer necessary in relation to the purposes for which it was collected or otherwise processed.  You can request erasure where the processing is unlawful or where you are exercising your right to object.

Request Restriction

You can require us to stop processing for a period while we verify the accuracy of the data which you contest or where the processing is unlawful.  

Right to Object

You have the right to object to the storage and use of your personal data in two circumstances:

1. If we base the reason we are holding information on the ground that it is necessary for our legitimate interests or those of a third party and there is something relating to your particular situation which makes you want to object; or

2.  If we are using your personal data for direct marketing purposes.

Right to Complain

You can complain to the Information Commissioners Office, the UK supervisory authority for data protection issues. www.ico.org.uk