Cookies & Privacy
2. Submitting your contact details
3. How we use this information
4. If you do not want to receive information from us
5. Transfer of information abroad
8. Analytics and anonymisation
9. Anti-money laundering policies and procedures
10. Telephone calls
Clifford Chance takes data privacy seriously. We have a global policy, that we follow worldwide, which is based on EU data protection principles.
This statement explains how we may collect and process information about:
visitors to our website
people who use our services e.g. clients or other subscribers to our online services
job applicants and our current employees
Our "website" includes this website and our associated sites such as our careers sites and our alumni site.
On various occasions, including through forms on our website, we invite or request you to submit your contact details and other information about yourself or your organisation, or to send us emails which will, of course, also identify you.
In each case, the purpose for which you are invited to give us information is clear. We will not use your information for purposes that are not clear when you provide your details, and will not disclose it outside Clifford Chance, except to service providers acting on our behalf or in other very limited circumstances, for example, with your agreement or where we are legally obliged to do so.
If we propose to use your details to send you information from Clifford Chance about events or legal developments which we believe may be of interest to you (other than information that you have specifically requested), we give you an opportunity to tell us that you do not wish to receive such information by ticking a box; alternatively, you can let us know your preferences by sending an email email@example.com, or by contacting our database administrator by telephone on +44 (0)20 7006 4244 or by post to 10, Upper Bank Street, London E14 5JJ, England.
Clifford Chance operates through various local legal entities which we add to or reorganise from time to time. When you provide information to any part of Clifford Chance you will in most cases be providing it to Clifford Chance as a whole, and should be aware that it may be accessed from countries whose laws provide various levels of protection for personal data, not always equivalent to the level of protection that may be provided in your own country.
We have robust information security management systems in place to protect your personal information, having been one of the first global law firms to be certified to the ISO27001 security standard. ISO27001 is an international information security standard which is widely recognised as an indication of best practice in information security and information risk management.
Cookies are small text files that are placed on your computer by websites you visit. Cookies help make this website work and provide information to us about how users interact with our site. We use this information to improve our website.
The cookies we use help to provide us with anonymised, aggregated technical information. This is principally so that we can make sure that the website is easy to navigate, identify the areas that are of particular interest to visitors and generally improve the site and our services. The information that we collect in this process will not identify you as an individual. We do not seek to identify individual visitors unless they volunteer their contact details through one of the forms on the site. In some circumstances our records will identify organisations visiting our site and we may use that information in managing our relationship with those organisations, for example, in considering how to develop the services that we offer them.
By using our website you agree that we can place these types of cookies on your device.
Full details of the cookies we use and what they do can be found at cookie details.
When you accessed this website our cookies were sent to your web browser and stored on your computer. If you wish to remove them, you can manage this via the settings on your browser, but note that this may impact your ability to utilise this and other web sites. The way to clear cookies varies from one browser to another. You should look in the "help" menu of your web browser for full instructions. For your reference, please click the following links for details on how to manage cookies in each of the major web browsers:
- Internet Explorer (http://support microsoft.com/kb/278835)
- Firefox (http://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/delete-cookies-remove-info-websites-stored)
- Chrome (http://support.google.com/chrome/bin/answer.py?hl=en&answer=95647)
- Opera (http://www.opera.com/browser/tutorials/security/privacy/)
- Safari (http://support.apple.com/kb/PH5042)
- Safari for iPad and iPhone (http://support.apple.com/kb/HT1677)
For a brief explanation of our AML policies and personal data collected in relation to them, see our legal statements.
We routinely record all telephone calls to our London office switchboard but the recording ends when the call is transferred onwards.
If you have any questions about our privacy policies, want to exercise your right to see a copy of the information that we hold about you, or think that information we hold about you may need to be corrected, want to delete all or any part of it or to object to the processing on legitimate grounds, please contact us with enquiry topic "Data privacy", or alternatively send a signed letter addressed to the Managing Partner of the relevant office. See the About Us section of our website for information on our offices worldwide.