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For the purposes of the Data Protection Act 1998, Lindsays of 19A Canning Street, Edinburgh EH3 8HE acts as a data controller in processing information received from you in your use of this website (“Website”).

Lindsays is committed to preserving the privacy of all visitors to the Website. Please read the following to understand how Lindsays use the information that you provide to Lindsays or that Lindsays collect from you and how Lindsays safeguard your interests. By using the Website you consent to the collection, use and transfer of your information in accordance with the following.

You do not have to give Lindsays any personal information in order to use most of this Website. However, if you wish to take advantage of certain of the services which Lindsays offer, such as either e-mail legal updates or notification by e-mail of new residential properties being marketed by Lindsays, then you will require to provide certain personal information.

Lindsays is the sole owner of any information collected about you from the Website. Lindsays will not sell, share or transfer any such information other than as explained in these terms. Lindsays will use your information to improve marketing, administration and in relation to the provision of legal services.

Lindsays may employ the services of a third party to help Lindsays host the Website. In such cases, this party may receive or have access to your information. However, Lindsays will undertake at all times to control and be responsible for the use of your information.

Unfortunately, the transmission of information via the internet is not completely secure. Although we will do our best to protect your personal data, we cannot guarantee the security of your data transmitted to the Website and accordingly any transmission is at your own risk. Once we have received your information, we will use strict procedures and security features to try to prevent unauthorised access.

The part of the Website referred to as Lindsays “Property Site” which can be accessed through the home page is operated on Lindsays behalf by a third party, namely, Webdadi Ltd of 7-8 Crescent Stables, 139 Upper Richmond Road, Putney, London, SW15 2TN. In some cases Webdadi Ltd may receive your information. However, Lindsays will at all times control and be responsible for the use of your information.

The types of information Lindsays may collect are described below:

E-Bulletins

To subscribe for newsletters and other legal updates you will need to register with Lindsays by supplying your e-mail address and other personal details. To unsubscribe from Legal Updates e-mail Lindsays at: unsubscribe@lindsays.co.uk.

Residential Properties

To subscribe to receive details of residential properties marketed by Lindsays you may need to register with Lindsays by supplying your e-mail address and other details. To unsubscribe from residential property email alerts e-mail Lindsays at: unsubscribe-residential@lindsays.co.uk.

Information Collected Automatically

Lindsays automatically collects information about your visit to the Website. This information is used to track a user’s movements and gather broad demographic information for aggregate use. The purpose of this is to make your future visits to the Website more efficient, and to help Lindsays follow browsing preferences to make regular improvements. As part of this process the Website hosts may log your IP address. Your IP address is a unique identifier for your computer, but should not be linked to any information from which you are personally identifiable.

Cookies

A cookie is a small text file stored on a user's hard drive and contains information about the user. Cookies are used to make a website user's experience more efficient. Lindsays uses cookies on the Website to store passwords to certain areas of the Website so that you do not have to provide your password for every visit to that area. Lindsays may also use cookies to track the interests of users so Lindsays can enhance the Website. Once you close your browser the relevant cookie will be deactivated.

Using your information to contact you

Lindsays may contact you about other events and services of Lindsays from time to time by e-mail, telephone, fax or other electronic messaging service, but only if you elect to provide the relevant contact details and request that Lindsays contact you about such events and services by ticking the relevant opt-in box. Lindsays may also contact you about other special offers or improvements to Lindsays' services from time to time.

Obtaining copies of your information and amending it

You can ask for a copy of the information Lindsays hold about you at any time. Lindsays may charge a small fee for providing this information. If your personal information changes or if you feel the information that Lindsays holds about you is inaccurate, then Lindsays will correct such information at your request.

Changes to the Privacy Policy

If we change or modify the privacy policy, then we shall amend the privacy policy statement set out in these terms to reflect the modifications.

Security

You must not misuse the Website by knowingly introducing viruses, trojans, worms, logic bombs or other material which is malicious or technologically harmful. You must not attempt to gain unauthorised access to the Website, the server on which the Website is stored or any server, computer or database connected to the Website. You must not attack the Website via a denial-of-service attack or a distributed denial-of service attack.

We will not be liable for any loss or damage caused by a distributed denial-of-service attack, viruses or other technologically harmful material that may infect your computer equipment, computer programs, data or other proprietary material due to your use of the Website or to your downloading of any material posted on it, or on any website linked to it.

Where we have given you (or where you have chosen) a password which enables you to access certain parts of the Website, you are responsible for keeping this password confidential. We ask you not to share a password with anyone.

Jurisdiction and applicable law

The Scottish courts will have exclusive jurisdiction over any claim arising from, or related to, a visit to the Website although we retain the right to bring proceedings against you for breach of these terms in your country of residence or any other relevant country.

These terms and any dispute or claim arising out of or in connection with them or their subject matter or formation (including non-contractual disputes or claims) shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of Scotland.