Safeguarding your rights is part of international law firm Pinsent Masons. The privacy of our users is important to us and we take care to safeguard it. This policy explains how we use your personal information.

What information do we collect?

We do not generally collect any information from you via and you do not need to register in order to use   However, we will collect information from you if you complete any forms on our site or if you contact us with comments or specific requests.

What do we use personal information for?

We will use your personal information to contact you if it is appropriate for us to do so.

Your comments on our site

It is possible to add comments to some pages of Bootlaw. In doing so, your IP (internet protocol) address and any other information that you choose to provide (e.g. your website address) will be held by us and displayed against your comment on the site.

We will not use this information for marketing and we will only disclose this information to third parties for the purpose of or in connection with any legal proceedings (including prospective legal proceedings) or as otherwise necessary for the purposes of establishing, exercising or defending legal rights or to the extent that we are required to do so by law.

Comments on Bootlaw are governed by our comments policy.

Registering on

If you register as a member of the Bootlaw group on (, the details you provide will be subject to the terms and conditions of Meetup, Inc. a US based company. We have no access to the personal information (including your email address) supplied to Bootlaw and we can only read the information posted to the meetup page, although please note that certain information supplied can be read by any registered member of the Bootlaw meetup site.

We will send email messages to members of the Bootlaw meetup site from time to time (mainly to announce events), and if you do not wish to receive these emails, you can change your settings on If you want to leave the Bootlaw meetup group, you can do so on or you can request that we remove you from the group. We do not have access to your personal settings.

Information collected automatically

We automatically collect information about your visit to our site. This information is used to make your visit to our site more efficient, and to help us follow browsing preferences on our site so that we can make regular improvements. Our external web host may also automatically log your IP address, a unique identifier for your computer or other access device.


Cookies are small text files that can be used by web sites to make a user’s experience more efficient. This site uses different types of cookie.

We use Google Analytics, a popular web analytics service provided by Google, Inc. Google Analytics uses cookies to help us to analyse how users use the site.

The information generated by the cookie about your use of our website (including your IP address) will be transmitted to and stored by Google on servers in the United States. Google will use this information for the purpose of evaluating your use of our website, compiling reports on website activity and providing other services relating to website activity and internet usage. Google may also transfer this information to third parties where required to do so by law, or where such third parties process the information on Google’s behalf. Google undertakes not to associate your IP address with any other data held by Google.

If you have Adobe Flash installed on your computer (most computers do) and you use any audio or video players on, Google Analytics will try to store some additional data on your computer. This data is known as a Local Shared Object or Flash cookie. This helps us to analyse the popularity of our media files. We can count the total number of times each file is played, how many people watch videos right to the end and how many people give up half way through. Adobe’s website offers tools to control Flash cookies on your computer.

If you want to delete any cookies that are already on your computer, please refer to the instructions for your file management software to locate the file or directory that stores cookies. You can access them through some types of browser. Search in your cookie folders for “bootlaw” to find our cookie and the Google Analytics cookie if you wish to delete them.

More information about cookies, including how to block them or delete them, can be found at

If you do not consent to our use of cookies in this way, you should either block them using your browser settings or stop using our site. By allowing cookies via your browser settings and continuing to browse our site, we deem that you have consented to our use of cookies.

If you block cookies, parts of this site may not work properly.

Transferring information overseas

Outside the UK, Pinsent Masons has offices in Dubai, Singapore, Hong Kong, Beijing and Shanghai. It is possible that your details or information collected may be passed to these offices – but only where we think this may be of benefit to you.

Information requests

You can ask for a copy of the information we hold about you at any time (for which we may charge a small fee). We will also correct any inaccuracies in your information at your request.

Changes to this Privacy Policy

If we make changes to our Privacy Policy that affect how we handle your data, we will let you know by email. Minor changes will not be notified. You can check our Privacy Policy at this page at any time. It was last updated in May 2011.


If you have any queries concerning your personal information or any questions on our use of the information, please contact our editor, Danvers Baillieu (danvers.baillieu [at] pinsentmasons [dot] com).