Privacy & Cookie Policy

This is the privacy and cookie policy for the Taylor Wessing website.  Taylor Wessing consists of: Taylor Wessing LLP UK, Taylor Wessing France, Taylor Wessing Germany, Taylor Wessing Belgium, Taylor Wessing Dubai, RHTLaw Taylor Wessing LLP Singapore, Taylor Wessing e|n|w|c Austria, Taylor Wessing e|n|w|c Czech Republic, Taylor Wessing e|n|w|c Hungary, Taylor Wessing e|n|w|c Slovakia, Taylor Wessing e|n|w|c Poland and Taylor Wessing e|n|w|c Ukraine.

For more information about these entities, please go to the Regulatory pages of each country for more information.

The information you voluntarily provide us through this site (which may include your name, company, address and contact details such as your telephone number, email address or fax number) will be used for the purposes of satisfying your requests, such as publications or recruitment brochures. If you have emailed us with an enquiry (for example, in relation to a press release or forthcoming seminar or other event) we will use your email address to respond to your query. We may also send you further information about our services or keep you informed of legal updates through our periodic newsletters, provided you have indicated that you are happy to be contacted for these purposes.

If you choose to separately register with the Taylor Wessing Alumni World, we may collect personal information in order to administer your membership, including your log-in and password details in connection with your membership sign-in and alumni details you provide regarding your past and current employment.

You can tell us not to contact you with updates and information regarding our products and services either at the point such information is collected, (by checking or un-checking (as directed) the relevant box) or, where you do not wish us to continue to use your information in this way, by following the unsubscribe instructions on any communications sent to you. You can also exercise this right at any time by contacting us using the contact details at the end of this privacy policy.

With whom is the information shared?

We may disclose your personal information to our offices or to our agents or contractors who assist us in providing the services we offer, such for example in fulfilling requests for information, receiving and sending communications, updating marketing lists, analysing data, providing support services or in other tasks from time to time. Our agents and contractors will only use your information to the extent necessary to perform their functions.

In the event that we undergo re-organisation or are sold to a third party, you agree that any personal information we hold about you may be transferred to that re-organised entity or third party.

We may disclose personal information if required to do so by law, Court order or for the purposes of prevention of fraud or other crime or if we believe that such action is necessary to protect and defend the rights, property or personal safety of Taylor Wessing LLP, the Taylor Wessing website or its visitors.

International transfers

Information that you submit via the site may be transferred to countries outside the European Economic Area (“EEA”).  By way of example, this may happen if one or more of our servers are from time to time located in a country outside the EEA or one of our service providers is located in a country outside the EEA.  If you make contact with any business featured on the site your details may be transferred outside the EEA. If we transfer your information outside the EEA in this way, we will take steps to ensure that your privacy rights continue to be protected.

Use of cookies by Taylor Wessing

Cookies are small text files that are placed on your computer by websites that you visit. They are widely used in order to make websites work, or work more efficiently to improve the user experience, as well as to provide certain information to the owners of the site. Taylor Wessing’s website sets cookies which remain on your computer for differing times. Some expire at the end of each session and some remain for longer so that when you return to our website, you will have a better user experience.

The table below explains the cookies we use and why and how long they last.

Cookie
taylorwessing.com

Name(s)

Expires

Purpose

Google Analytics

_utma
_utmb

_utmc

_utmz

- 2 years
- 30 minutes
- at end of session
- 2 years

These cookies are used to collect information about how visitors use our site. We use the information to compile reports and to help us improve the site. The cookies collect information in an anonymous form, including the number of visitors to the site, where visitors have come to the site from and the pages they visited.

TW cookie consent

CookieConsent

- after 10 years

This cookie records that a user is happy to accept cookies.

Content Management
System cookie

fe_typo_user
PPSESSID

- at end of session

This cookie is set by our content management system mainly for the processing of forms. It is not used by us for any purpose. This cookie is deleted when a user closes their browser.

Microsite
taylorwessing.com
/sustainability

TYW_MS_ADDRESS

- after 10 years

 
We set a cookie when you register to download documents and reports from the microsite and consent to provide your email and contact details. The cookie means you only complete your details once should you decide to download other documents at another time.

taylorwessing.com
/ipindex

sid

TYW_IPINDEX

- end of session
- after 10 years

As above.

taylorwessing.com
/twtechfocus

sid

TYW_IPINDEX

- end of session
- after 10 years

As above.

taylorwessing.com
/de/ipos-in-germany

sid

TYW_IPOS

- end of session
- after 10 years

As above.

taylorwessing.com
/sustainability

_atuvc

- after 1 year

This cookie allows us to update the count of how often a page is shared when a user forwards or shares one of our web pages on social media sites or with another user.

taylorwessing.com
/twtechfocus

_atuvc

- after 1 year

As above.

taylorwessing.com
/globaldatahub

_atuvc

- after 1 year

As above.

taylorwessing.com
/download

_atuvc

- after 1 year

As above.

taylorwessing.com
/synapse

_atuvc

- after 1 year

As above.

Use of cookies on Alumni World

Alumni World uses a session variable which is removed from a user’s computer once the browser is shut down or the user logs-out. This session variable is necessary to manage the user’s experience as they navigate the site. The site uses Google Analytics cookies to collect information about how Alumni World members use our site. See below for or more information on the use by Taylor Wessing of Google Analytics cookies.

The use by Taylor Wessing of Google Analytics cookies

We collect standard internet log information and details of visitor behaviour patterns by using Google Analytics cookies. We do this to find out things such as the number of visitors to the various parts of the site. This information does not identify visitors or collect any personal details. We do not make any attempt to find out the identities of those visiting our websites. We will not associate any data gathered from this site with any personal information from any source. We will make it clear when we collect personal information and will explain what we intend to use it for.

For more information about Google Analytics cookies

  • Google Analytics browser Opt-out
    To provide website visitors with more choice on how their data is collected by Google Analytics, Google have developed the Google Analytics Opt-out Browser Add-on. The add-on communicates with the Google Analytics JavaScript (ga.js) to indicate that information about the website visit should not be sent to Google Analytics. The Google Analytics Opt-out Browser Add-on does not prevent information from being sent to the website itself or to other web analytics services.
    Learn more about the Google Analytics Opt-out Brower Add-on

Control of cookies

Web browsers allow you to exercise some control of cookies through the browser settings. Most browsers enable you to block cookies or to block cookies from particular sites. Browsers can also help you to delete cookies when you close your browser. You should note however, that this may mean that any opt-outs or preferences you set on the site will be lost. To find out more about cookies, including how to see what cookies have been set and how to manage and delete them, visit www.allaboutcookies.org which includes information on how to manage your settings for the major browser providers

Your acceptance of these terms

By using the Taylor Wessing website, you consent to the collection and use of your information by Taylor Wessing LLP as set out in this privacy and cookie policy.  If we change our privacy and cookie policy in any way, these changes will be posted on this page.

Please email any questions, concerns or comments you have about this policy to:

Julie Crowhurst
Email
Tel +44 (0)20 7300 7000

Taylor Wessing LLP
5 New Street Square
London EC4A 3TW
England