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Terms and Conditions

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About us. We’re Tech Nation Group Limited, and we operate the website lawtechuk.io. We’re an English limited company with registration number 08843778 and our office is at 20-22 Wenlock Road, London N1 7GU. In these Terms, “Tech Nation”, “us” or “we” refers to Tech Nation Group Limited, and “you” or “your” refers to users of our website.


The Terms. These terms and conditions (“Terms”) set out the terms on which you can use our website (“Site”), whether as a guest or as a registered user. By using our Site, you agree to be bound by these Terms. If you don’t agree with any part of our Terms, please discontinue your use of our Site.


What else you should read. These Terms contain links to other important documents, including our Privacy Policy and Cookie Policy which you should also read.


Updates. We may update and/or change the content on our site (“Content”) and our Terms from time to time. By continuing to use our Site, you agree to any updated Terms. If you don’t agree to our updated Terms, you should stop using our Site immediately.

What you can do. You can access, browse or register to use our Site for free and on a temporary basis.


Your responsibilities. You are responsible for:

  • making all arrangements necessary for you to access to our Site (such as configuring your information technology, computer programmes and platform and using your own virus protection software); and
  • ensuring that anyone who accesses our Site through your internet connection is aware of these Terms and other relevant documents and that they follow them.


What you can’t do. You must not knowingly introduce viruses, trojans, worms, logic bombs or other malicious or technologically harmful material onto our Site, or try to gain unauthorised access to our Site, servers, or any other server, computer or database connected to it.


Linking to our Site. You can include a link to our home page on your own website in a way that is fair, legal and does not damage our reputation or take advantage of it. You must not:

  • link our home page in a way that suggests our association, approval or endorsement;
  • link our home page on a website not owned by you;
  • frame our Site on any other website; or
  • create a link to any part of our Site other than the home page.


We can withdraw your linking permission at any time without notice to you. If you wish to use Content for any other reasons than set out above, please contact info@technation.io.


Suspending the Site. We may suspend, withdraw, discontinue or change all or any part of our Site at any time without notice to you.

Our IP. We own or are the licensee of all intellectual property rights on our Site and all Content published on it. You acknowledge that Tech Nation is a trademark of Tech Nation Group Limited.


How you can use our Content. You can print off one copy or download extracts of any pages from our Site for your personal use, and you can show our Content to others. You must acknowledge us (and any identified contributors) as authors of our Content, and obtain a licence from us or our licensors before using any Content for commercial purposes.


What you can’t do with our Content. You must not modify the paper or digital copies of any Content you’ve printed off or downloaded in any way, and you should not use any illustrations, photographs, video or audio sequences or any graphics without its accompanying text.


Consequences of misuse. If you print off, copy or download any part of our Site in breach of these Terms, your right to use our Site will stop immediately. We may require you to return or destroy any copies of the materials you have made.

No warranty. We do our best to update our Content, however we make no representations, warranties or guarantees (express or implied) about the accuracy or completeness of our Site and Content, or how up to date they are.


Disclaimer. We can’t guarantee the uninterrupted access or availability of our Site, or guarantee that it’s free from errors, omissions, viruses or anything else which may have a harmful effect on any technology.


No reliance on information. All Content is provided for your general information only and is not, and should not be seen as, advice on which you should rely. Please seek professional or specialist advice before taking or omitting any action on the basis of any Content.

Exclusions. We’re not liable to you for:

  • loss of profits, sales, business, or revenue;
  • business interruption;
  • loss of anticipated savings;
  • loss of business opportunity, goodwill or reputation; or
  • indirect, special or consequential losses or damages.


We also won’t be liable for you for:

  • unavailability of our Site;
  • your use of our Site;
  • use of or reliance on any Content; or
  • any loss or damage caused by a virus, distributed denial-of-service attack, or other technologically harmful material that may infect your computer equipment, computer programs, data or other proprietary material connected with your use of our Site or third-party links.


What’s not excluded. Our liability is not limited or excluded for death or personal injury caused by our negligence or fraud, or any other liability which can’t be limited or excluded by law.

Links to other sites. Links from our Site to other websites and resources are only for your information. We assume no responsibility for the content of websites linked on our site. Such links should not be interpreted as endorsement by us of those linked websites. We will not be liable for any loss or damage that may arise from your use of them.


Relationship of the parties. These Terms do not constitute, establish or imply any partnership, joint venture, agency or employment relationship between you and us.


Invalidity. If any provision of these Terms is found to be illegal, void, invalid or unenforceable, the rest of these Terms will remain valid and enforceable.


Applicable law. Any dispute arising from these Terms will be governed by the laws of England and Wales, and you agree that the courts of England and Wales will have exclusive jurisdiction to settle any dispute.


Contact us. lf you have any questions, feedback or a complaint about our Site, please contact us at info@technation.io. Thanks for visiting our Site.

Privacy Policy

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Who are we?


We’re part of Tech Nation Group, but you’ll know us simply as LawtechUK. We’re a company that respects your privacy and is committed to protecting your personal data.


If you have any questions about how we collect, use or share your data, please contact us at privacy@technation.io or you can write to us at Tech Nation Group Limited, 20-22 Wenlock Road, London N1 7GU.


We’re registered with the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) (registration no. ZA927520) as a data controller - this means we’re responsible for your personal data. The ICO is the UK supervisory authority for data protection issues (www.ico.org.uk).


When we collect and process your personal data, we’re regulated under the General Data Protection Regulation (EU) 2016/679 (the GDPR) which applies across the EEA (including in the UK), and the Data Protection Act 2018.


What is the purpose of this policy?


We’ve written this policy to make sure you have all the information you need about how we collect and process your personal data, and how we make sure it is kept safe.


Who does this policy apply to?


This policy applies to anyone that visits our website (“Site”) or uses any of our services.


How can you complain?


You can complain to us at any time using the details above. You also have the right to make a complaint at any time to the ICO, or any supervisory authority in the EU Member State where you live. We would, however, appreciate the chance to deal with your concerns before you approach the ICO, so please contact us first.

Where do we collect your personal data?


We use a few different methods to collect data from and about you. These include:


What personal data do we collect and why?


  • Digital interactions - such as when you use our services or visit our Site.

  • Automated technologies or interactions - where we automatically collect data about your equipment, browsing behaviour and patterns when you use our Site. Cookies and similar technologies might also be used to collect this information.


We collect personal data for a number of reasons, including to meet our legal obligations, manage our operations, improve our organisation and deliver our services to you. We’ve set out some examples below.


Type of personal data

Description

Purpose

Lawful basis

Personal and contact information

Name, email address, postal address, phone number and date of birth.

So we can contact you as part of our relationship, for example when you’re using one of our services.


Delivering our services to you.


Making suggestions and recommendations to you about programmes, events or services that may be of interest to you.


Delivering any reports, newsletters or other information that you’ve signed up to.

Fulfilling our contract with you.

When it is our legal duty.

When you consent to it.

When it is in our legitimate interest to:

  • Communicate with you

  • Keep our records up to date

  • Resolve issues and improve the service we provide to you

  • To grow our organisation

Communications

Emails, calls or other communications between us.

What we learn about you from communications between us.

Investigating and responding to complaints and feedback.

Fulfilling our contract with you.

When it is our legal duty.

When it is in our legitimate interest to:

  • Communicate with you

  • Be efficient about how we fulfil our legal and contractual duties

  • Resolve issues and improve the service we provide to you

Technical

Details about the devices and technology you use (e.g. your website browser settings, IP address, login data, and marketing choices).

Administering this Site and protecting it. This includes troubleshooting, data analysis, testing, system maintenance, support, reporting and hosting.

When you consent to it.

When it is in our legitimate interest to:

  • Ensure our organisation runs properly

  • Protect our organisations systems and software, including your personal data

  • Improve our services

Behavioural

Information about how you use our Site and services.

Understanding how we can improve our Site and services, using data analytics.

Showing you content and features that are personal to you and your interests.

When you consent to it.

When it is in our legitimate interest to:

  • Understand which of our services and content will be of interest to you, and telling you about them

  • Develop our business

  • Improve the services we have on offer

Preferences and consents

Your marketing and communication preferences

Understanding your preferences for marketing, automated decision-making, profiling, cookies and any other processing activities that you can opt-out of.

Developing and carrying out marketing activities.

When it is our legal duty.

When you consent to it.

When it is in our legitimate interest to:

  • Keep our records up to date

  • Ask for your consent when we need it to contact you

We try our best not to collect special category data from you. Special category data means details about things like your race or ethnicity, sex life, political opinions, information about your health etc. If you do give us this type of data, (e.g. as part of registration), we’ll let you know and explain your rights.

We won’t keep your personal data for any longer than we need it. We keep your data for the following reasons:

  • to make sure we can do the things we said we would when we collected it
  • to meet our legal, accounting and reporting requirements


To decide what the fairest period is for keeping your data, we consider different factors, including:



Sometimes, we’ll anonymise your personal information (so that it can no longer be connected to you) for research or statistical purposes. If we do, we may keep the information for a long time and we’re not required to let you know.

A cookie is a small file of letters and numbers that we store on your browser or the hard drive of your computer (if you agree). You can’t actually see cookies as they sit in the background of our Site, but they are probably present on most sites that you visit.


We might use cookies to set you apart from other users of our products or services. This helps us to provide you with a good experience, and also helps us to improve our services.


You can find out more about how we use cookies in our Cookie Policy.

We want you to know about us, our services and the events we host. To do this, we undertake marketing activities which sometimes involve using your personal data - such as sending you newsletters via email or showing you online adverts.


You won’t receive marketing from us by email or text unless you’ve given us permission, or because you’ve used our services before. These messages might contain information about our organisation’s services, events, how to enrol in programmes, reports we’ve created and other important information.

We sometimes collect and/or share personal data from third parties. We make sure all third parties keep your personal data safe and only use it in ways they’re allowed, and we also make sure that we get your consent before we share it for marketing purposes.


‘Collect’ means that the third party might send us data about you, for example so we can take payment from you. ‘Share’ means we might share your personal data with a third party, for example so they can help us run our Site.


We’ve outlined below who those third parties are.


Type of third party

Description

Collect

Share

Other Tech Nation Group companies

LawtechUK is an organisation that is part of the Tech Nation Group. The Group is currently made up of two different legal entities, Tech Nation Group Limited and Tech City Group Limited.

Business support tools

These include analytics and search engine service providers, customer support and relationship platforms, as well as subcontractors.

Examples include: Google Analytics, Salesforce, Mailchimp.

Payment processing providers

When we take payments from you, we use third parties to help us process and collect your payment from your bank.

Examples include: Stripe, Square, GoCardless.

IT and hosting service providers

To deliver our services and Site to you, we use software developed by other organisations. Their state-of-the-art products help us to deliver you the best service and keep your data safe.

Examples include: AWS, Google Cloud.

Third parties involved in business reorganisation

If we, or the Group, decided to sell, transfer or merge part of our organisation, we may need to share your personal data with other organisations as part of the process and once it is complete.

Examples include: Organisations that bought us or the Group, law firms, liquidators.

Public data sources

We sometimes collect data about you from public sources to understand who you are or conducting marketing activities.

Examples include: Companies House, LinkedIn, Google search results.

Government and regulatory organisations

We might be required to share your personal data with official bodies to fulfil our legal and regulatory obligations.

Examples include: UK government, law enforcement agencies like the police, regulatory bodies like the ICO.

Marketing, business development and sales partners

These third parties help us generate more business and marketing leads and create and deliver our marketing activities.

Examples include: Marketing agency, business development firm.

Social networks and other online platforms providers

For the purposes of conducting market research, marketing campaigns, targeted and retargeted marketing and understanding the success of our marketing activities.

Examples include: Facebook, Twitter, Google.



We also collect, use and share "aggregated data" such as statistical or demographic data. For example, we may aggregate your behavioural data to work out the percentage of people accessing a page on our Site. Aggregated data might originate from your personal data, but because it cannot tell us or anyone else who the data belongs to, it’s not considered to be personal data.


If we mix aggregated data with your personal data, we’ll make sure to treat that data as described in this privacy policy.


What about third party links on our Site?


Our Site might include links to third party websites, plug-ins and applications. Clicking on those links might allow third parties to collect or share data about you.


We don’t control these third party websites and aren’t responsible for their privacy information. When you leave our Site, we encourage you to read the privacy notice of every website you visit.


Do we transfer data outside of the EEA?


The personal data that we hold about you will be held in the UK and the European Economic Area (“EEA”), but it might also be transferred to or stored outside the UK or EEA, including when we transfer data to the Tech Nation Group.


When we transfer your data to third parties outside the EEA, we make sure your data is safe. We do this by putting one of the following safeguards in place:

  • Only transferring it to a country the European Commission has decided has a suitable level of protection
  • By putting in place a contract (known as Standard Contractual Clauses) that makes sure the third party outside of the EEA promises to protect your personal data. We also make sure any other necessary security measures are put in place.


If you’re in the EEA, you can contact us at any time, and we’ll let you know exactly what safeguards we’ve put in place for the transfer of your personal data outside the EEA.


We’ll make sure we meet any future requirements the UK or the EU provide as a result of the UK’s exit from the EU, including the legal safeguards discussed above.

What are your rights and how do you exercise them?


Under the GDPR, you are entitled to the following rights:


Asking us for a copy of your data: You can ask us for a copy of the personal data we hold about you and to check that we are lawfully processing it.


Asking us to delete or erasure your data: You can ask us to delete your personal data where there is no good reason for us continuing to process it. Sometimes we cannot meet your request because of legal reasons. Don’t worry, we’ll tell you if this applies when you make your request.


Asking us to correct your data: When the data we hold about you is incomplete or not correct, you can ask us to change it. We might need to check that the new data you give to us is right.


Ask us to send your data to another organisation: You can ask us to move, copy or transfer your personal data to a different organisation, where it is reasonable and fair.


Ask us how we’re using your data: We’ll tell you how we collect, use and share your personal data.


Asking us to restrict the processing of your data: When you have a particular reason (for example the content or how we’re using it), you can ask us to limit the ways in which we’re using your data.


Objecting to our processing activities: For certain types of activities, like direct marketing, you can ask us to stop at any time. You can also object when we’re making decisions that are automated or when we’re using your data to profile you (this basically means we’re using your data to guess what you’re interested in or make decisions about you). Sometimes this isn’t possible because our needs are really important and the processing is unlikely to affect you. But don’t worry, we’ll let you know if this is the case - and our reasons.


We might ask you to give us information that helps us know that you are who you say you are. This is to make sure we keep yours and our other users’ personal data safe.


We try to respond to legitimate requests within one month of receiving them. Sometimes it might take us longer than a month if your request is complicated or you have more than one request. But don’t worry, we’ll make sure to let you know if we need more time and will keep you updated.


If you want to exercise any of these rights, please get in touch with us at the details provided above. If you need more information about your rights, including the circumstances in which they apply to you, please see the ICO’s websites or contact us.


How can you withdraw your consent and opt-out of processing?


You can opt-out of marketing at any time by:

  • Using the unsubscribe link at the bottom of marketing emails and text we send you
  • Contacting us at privacy@technation.io


When you opt-out of marketing, we won’t delete your data - just stop using your personal data for marketing purposes. If you want us to delete your data, please ask us.


Where we’re relying on your consent for other types of processing, you can ask us to withdraw your consent. Sometimes, we might not be able to continue offering you our services if you withdraw your consent. If that’s the case, we’ll let you know.

What security measures do we have in place?


We will put in place security measures to stop your personal data from being accidentally lost, used or viewed in a way that it shouldn’t be. These methods include:

  • Taking out any information from the data that could be used to identify you

  • Converting your data into a code that only we understand

  • Making sure only the people that are allowed to see your data are given access to it

  • Making sure no one tampers or changes your data

  • Making sure our systems are up-to-date, working, hardy and safe

  • Being able to get your data back quickly if there is an issue

  • Regularly testing our measures to make sure they’re still good enough



We have put in place processes to deal with any breaches of your personal data and we’ll let you know (and any regulatory body) about the breach when we need to.

How can you keep your data accurate?


We will use reasonable effort to ensure that your personal data is accurate, complete and up-to-date, but please tell us if there are any changes.


What if we want to change the purpose for processing your data?


We’ll only use your personal data for the purpose we collected it for, unless we reasonably think that we need to use it for another reason (and that reason matches the original purpose). If you want to find out more about these purposes, please get in touch with us.


If we need to use your personal data for a purpose which is not related to the original one, we’ll let you know and explain the legal basis which allows us to do so.


Updates to this privacy policy


We understand that things change, so we’ll continue to review the effectiveness of this policy and make sure it’s achieving its goals. If you have any questions about this policy or how it works, please get in touch and we’d be happy to chat.

Cookies Policy

Here at LawtechUK we respect your privacy and want to make sure you understand how we collect and use your data.


This cookie policy sets out how, what and why we use cookies on our site, as well as your rights and how to exercise them.

A cookie is a small file of letters and numbers that we store on your browser or the hard drive of your computer (if you agree). You can’t actually see cookies as they sit in the background of our site, but they are probably present on most sites that you visit.

Cookies help us provide you with a better user-experience and enable us to deliver our online services to you. We also use cookies to understand how we can improve our site and services.

Our cookies collect different types of information about you, most of which we can’t use to identify you. For example, we collect information about where you’re accessing our site from and the device you’re using.


Whether or not the data collected within our cookies is personal in nature, you still have the right to understand why and how we collect the information, and how you can stop us doing so.

You can manage what cookies on our site collect your data using the cookie banner at the bottom of our page.


You can also block cookies using your browser settings, including those cookies we have deemed to be ‘strictly necessary’ (cookies we need to run our site properly). If you do use your browser setting to block all cookies, you might not be able to get access to all of our site or at least parts of it.


You can email us at privacy@technation.io if you have any problems with your cookies settings and we’ll do our best to help.

Strictly necessary cookies (always active): We need these cookies to make sure our site works properly.


Functionality cookies (optional): These cookies help us know that it’s you when you return to our site. This means we can show you personalised content and other things that we remember you liked last time you visited our site.


Security cookies (optional): We use these cookies to help spot and prevent potential security threats.


Analytics and performance cookies (optional): These cookies help us make our site work better. For example, we use these cookies to understand whether you found the page you were looking for easily. We also use these cookies to count the number of visitors on our site.


Targeting / advertising cookies (optional): These cookies tell us what you liked about our site, for example the pages you visited and the links you followed. We use this information to make your experience on our site more relevant to you.

We use other organisations’ cookies to help run and improve our site, and to provide you with a more personalised user-experience.


We ask third-parties to place their cookies on our site for specified purposes, for example tracking your online activity for marketing activities, improving our site’s functionality and tracking the success of our site. Unfortunately, we don’t have any control over the information that is collected in these cookies.

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