Privacy Policy

Who we are

Our website address is: https://dwalllaw.com/.

What personal data we collect and why we collect it


When visitors leave comments on the site we collect the data shown in the comments form, and also the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection.

An anonymized string created from your email address (also called a hash) may be provided to the Gravatar service to see if you are using it. The Gravatar service privacy policy is available here: https://automattic.com/privacy/. After approval of your comment, your profile picture is visible to the public in the context of your comment.


If you upload images to the website, you should avoid uploading images with embedded location data (EXIF GPS) included. Visitors to the website can download and extract any location data from images on the website.

Contact forms


If you leave a comment on our site you may opt-in to saving your name, email address and website in cookies. These are for your convenience so that you do not have to fill in your details again when you leave another comment. These cookies will last for one year.

If you visit our login page, we will set a temporary cookie to determine if your browser accepts cookies. This cookie contains no personal data and is discarded when you close your browser.

When you log in, we will also set up several cookies to save your login information and your screen display choices. Login cookies last for two days, and screen options cookies last for a year. If you select “Remember Me”, your login will persist for two weeks. If you log out of your account, the login cookies will be removed.

If you edit or publish an article, an additional cookie will be saved in your browser. This cookie includes no personal data and simply indicates the post ID of the article you just edited. It expires after 1 day.

Embedded content from other websites

Articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website.

These websites may collect data about you, use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking, and monitor your interaction with that embedded content, including tracking your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.


Who we share your data with

How long we retain your data

If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so we can recognize and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue.

For users that register on our website (if any), we also store the personal information they provide in their user profile. All users can see, edit, or delete their personal information at any time (except they cannot change their username). Website administrators can also see and edit that information.

What rights you have over your data

If you have an account on this site, or have left comments, you can request to receive an exported file of the personal data we hold about you, including any data you have provided to us. You can also request that we erase any personal data we hold about you. This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.

Where we send your data

Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service.

Privacy Policy
We are committed to protecting and respecting your privacy. This Privacy Policy (this “Policy”)
describes how we collect, use and disclose personal information of users of our services,
including our Website (our “Site”). Please read this Privacy Policy carefully.
By using our Site, you agree to the terms of this Policy. If you do not agree with the terms of
this Policy, do not use our Site. Your use of our Site for the limited and exclusive purpose of
reviewing this Policy does not constitute your agreement to this Policy unless you make further
use of our Site. This Policy may be updated from time to time.
This Policy describes:
• The personal information we collect
• How we collect such information
• How such information is used
• How such information is shared
• How you can contact us
We and our third-party service providers may collect and process the following types of
personal information about you:
• Name
• Phone number
• Email address
• Social network profile information
• Information we collect when you use our Site, such as your domain name, Internet
protocol (IP) address, mobile device model, Internet service provider, Site access times,
websites that referred you to us and web pages within our Site that you visit
• Information you communicate to us through our Site, our social media pages or through
other means

We and our third-party service providers may collect personal information as follows:
• We may collect information you provide when you use our Site, including when you fill
in forms on our Site, subscribe to any of our services, complete a survey on our Site,
post material to our Site or download content from our Site.
• We may collect information you provide when you contact us by phone, email, text
message or messaging application on social media.
• We may collect social network profile information that you have made publicly available
through your social network account settings if you choose to access our social media
pages or connect or otherwise link to our Site with your own social media page. We also
may collect customers’ and public feedback on social media.
• Our Site may use cookies, tracking pixels and other similar technologies to collect
information about visitors to our Site. A cookie is a small amount of data that is sent to
your browser from a Web server and stored on your computer’s hard drive. A tracking
pixel is a graphic that is loaded when a user visits a website or opens an email and is
used to track certain user activities.

We and our third-party service providers may use information collected to:
• Operate, maintain and improve our Site.
• Conduct analytics to help us better understand our customers and improve our products
and services.
• Process and manage purchases made by you.
• Respond to your customer service inquiries, post your comments related to our
products and services on our social network pages and take other actions in response to
your questions, comments or Site activity.
• Communicate with you about special offers, services and promotions that may be of
interest to you.
• Help us develop, customize, deliver, support and improve our services.
• Allow you to participate in interactive features of our service when you choose to do so.
• Notify you about changes to our service.
• Conduct market research in order to serve targeted advertisements.

We and our third-party service providers may use the information collected from cookies,
tracking pixels and other similar technologies to target advertising to you personally, through
online and offline methods including email, display media, video media and direct mail. You
may opt out of receiving direct mail from us or our third-party service providers by clicking
here. For detailed information on the cookies we use and the purposes for which we use them
see our Cookie Policy.

When you log in to or visit our Site, your IP address may be combined with other de-identified
data (such as a hashed, non-readable email or postal address) and such information may be
used by third-party service providers to send ads and materials to you based on your
preferences, interests and attributes. Such information may also be combined with aggregate
information collected from other users or sources and used by third-party service providers to
conduct market research and to better target their advertising. Although you may not opt out
of receiving online advertisements generally, you may find out how to opt out of having your
online behavior collected by third-party advertisers for advertising purposes. You may visit each
ad network’s website individually to opt-out and review their privacy policies, or you may visit
the Digital Advertising Alliance’s opt-out website at http://www.aboutads.info/ or the Network
Advertising Initiative’s opt-out website at http://networkadvertising.org/.

We and our third-party service providers may share your personal information under the
following circumstances:
• We may share your personal information with any member of our group of companies
(our subsidiaries and our ultimate parent company and its subsidiaries).
• We may share your personal information with companies that provide services to us,
such as credit card processors, website hosts, email vendors and other companies that
help us provide our services or our Site.
• We may disclose your personal information in response to legal process, when required
to comply with laws, to combat fraudulent or criminal activity, to enforce our
agreements, corporate policies and the terms of use of our Site, and to protect the
rights, property and safety of our business, our employees, agents, customers or others.
• We may share technical data that we collect about your browsing habits and your
device (such as data collected via our cookies, tracking pixels and similar technologies,
as discussed above) with third-party service providers and other advertising companies.
This enables them and us to better target ads to you and other consumers.

If you have any questions, comments or requests regarding this Policy, please contact us using
the contact information shown on our Site.
Last Updated: August 2020

Cookie Policy

What are cookies:
We and our business partners collect information about your use of our website through
cookies. Cookies are information files stored on your computer, tablet or smartphone that
help websites remember who you are and information about your visit. Cookies can help to
display the information on a website in a way that matches your interests. Most major
websites use cookies.

What cookies are used on this Website:
The cookies we and our business partners use on this website are broadly grouped into the
following categories:
Essential – Some of the cookies on our website are essential for us to be able to
provide you with a service you have requested. An example of this would be a cookie
used to enable you to log into your account on the website or which allows
communication between your browser and the website. Our cookie preference
cookie described in the section “How can I reject or opt out of receiving cookies?” is
also an essential cookie. You may not be able to use our website without these

Analytics – We use analytics cookies to helps us understand how users engage with
our website. An example is counting the number of different people coming to our
website or using a particular feature, rather than the total number of times the site
or feature is used. Without this cookie, if you visited the website once each week for
three weeks we would count you as three separate users. We would find it difficult
to analyse how well our website was performing and improve it without these

User Cookies – We use cookies to improve your experience by remembering your
preferences so we know how you like to use our website. Examples of this would be
remembering you so that you are served with the same content or to remember you
when you come back to the site.

Social Sharing – We use third party cookies to allow you to share content directly on
the social networking/sharing sites like Facebook, Twitter or Google+. Examples
would be if you wanted to “like” or “tweet” about us or our products or services.
Please see our “Third Party Cookies” section below for more details.
Interest-Based Advertising – You will have noticed that when you visit websites you
will be shown adverts for products and services you may wish to buy. The money
made by website owners for showing third party adverts on their websites often
pays for the cost of running the website and therefore usually allows you to use the
website without having to pay a registration or usage fee. To try and ensure that the
adverts you see are relevant to you third party cookies may be used to collect
information about the types of things that interest you, for example websites you
visit and the geography that you are based in. Having these cookies does not
increase the number of adverts you will be shown, but simply makes the adverts you
see more relevant. Please see our “Third Party Cookies” section below for more

How can I reject or opt out of receiving cookies?
If you do not wish cookies to be stored on your machine, you can do the following:
a. delete the cookies from your browser. Most browsers also allow you to prevent all
or some cookies being stored on your machine in the future. For more information
on how to delete or disable cookies from your browser please use the “help”
function within your browser or alternatively visit http://www.allaboutcookies.org/;
b. please note that we can’t always control third party cookies stored on your machine
from our website and where this is the case you will need to visit the relevant third
party’s website directly to manage cookies stored on your machine by them. Please
see our “Third Party Cookies” section below.
Please be aware that disabling cookies may impact the functionality of this website.
Third party cookies:
Some of the cookies described in the “What Cookies are used on this Website” section
above are stored on your machine by third parties when you use our website. Third parties
may also read cookies on your browser to collect information or to serve content or
advertisements to you. We have no control over these cookies or how the third parties use
them. They are used to allow that third party to provide a service to us, for example
analytics. For more information on these cookies and how to disable them, please see:
a. Internet Advertising Bureau website at http://www.youronlinechoices.com/ where
you will be able to opt-out of receiving Interest-Based Advertising cookies from some
of the third parties listed below; and/or
b. the third party’s individual privacy policy listed below:
Third Party: ZenDesk
Type of cookies: Essential – Zendesk use cookies to allow you to visit the support pages.
More information and how to opt out: http://www.zendesk.com/company/privacy
Third Party: Google
Type of cookies: Analytics – Google provide anonymised data about the visits made to our
User – Google use cookies to help protect your privacy and help ensure your browsing
activities remain safe.
Social Sharing – Google also store cookies which allow the “Google +” social sharing
Interest-Based Advertising – Google tools may also collect data for the purpose of interestbased advertising.
More information and how to opt out: http://www.google.co.uk/intl/en/policies/privacy/
Third Party: Facebook
Type of cookies: Social Sharing – Facebook store cookies which allow the Facebook “Like”
social sharing functionality but only if you click on the Facebook “Like” button on our
website or log in using your Facebook account.
More information and how to opt out: http://www.facebook.com/about/privacy/
Third Party: Twitter
Type of cookies: Social Sharing – Twitter also store cookies which allow their social sharing
functionality including the “Tweet” function and to generate usage information during your
visit to our website.
More information and how to opt out: http://twitter.com/privacy
Third Party: iPromote
Type of cookies: Interest-Based Advertising – iPromote cookies also collect data for the
purpose of interest-based advertising.
More information and how to opt out: http://www.ipromote.com/privacy-policy/
If you want to know more about how cookies work and how to manage or delete them, visit
the World Wide Web Consortium’s website.
We may update this policy from time to time so you may want to check it each time you
visit our website. We last changed this policy on 16 December 2013.
© All rights reserved. December, 2013.

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