Withers Graduate Careers

Privacy policy

The following privacy policy sets out how Withers LLP, Withers and/or Withers Bergman LLP (‘we,' ‘us' ‘withers') uses and protects the personal information you provide to us through this website at graduatecareers.withersworldwide.com (the ‘Website'). This Privacy Policy should be read in conjunction with our Legal Notice.

Please note that you do not have to provide personal information in order to access most areas of the Website. However, in order to use certain services (such as the ability to apply online for training contracts or other employment vacancies) you will have to provide certain personal information to us.

Information Collected

We collect personal information from you if you use any of our online forms to register for services or if you email us your details. The type of information required will be set out on the relevant page of the Website any may include your name, email address, postal address and other biographical details.

We may also collect information about your usage of our website (for example, the URL you came from, IP address, domain types like .co.uk and .com, your browser type and the pages of our website that were viewed during your visit).

This information shall be referred to in this Privacy Policy as ‘Your Information.'

Use of Your Information

We use Your Information for the purposes of:

  • providing you with access to our Website and personalising your visit to our Website;
  • administering, supporting, improving and developing our business and services;
  • dealing with your enquiries and requests for information or services, including applications for training contracts or other employment vacancies;
  • maintaining information as a reference tool or general resource.

We may also use Your Information to let you know about new services, developments to our business, events that we may be holding and other similar information that may be of interest to you including invitations to attend events or conferences, newsletters and legal updates and marketing material in relation to our business and services.

We may contact you by post, telephone, as well as by e-mail as per your stated preference. If, at any time, you wish to update Your Information or if you wish to unsubscribe from receiving these notifications from us please email us at webteam@withersworldwide.com.

Job Applications

You have the ability, through this Website, to apply online for a training contract or other employment vacancy with Withers. This process is managed by a third party on our behalf and when clicking on the relevant link you will be taken to their dedicated mini-site. All applications on this mini-site will be used solely for the purposes for applying to Withers. The third party operates as our data processor.

To apply for a training contract or other employment vacancy, you will have to fill in an online application form which will require you to provide biographical details, including details of your education and employment history and other similar information relevant to the recruitment decision-making process. This information is collected to enable us to make a decision as to whether to proceed with your application.

Please note that when you apply for a position with us, you guarantee and warrant to us that the information that you provide to us is true, accurate and complete in all respects.

You may be asked to provide details of your ethnic origin or state of health. This is so that we can maintain our commitment to being an equal opportunities employer. When you fill in the online form, you will be given the choice as to whether or not you want to disclose this information: you are entitled to refuse to disclose this type of information. Rest assured that your decision will have no influence whatsoever on the outcome of your application. If you do provide this information, it will only be used for equal opportunities monitoring and for no other purpose.

Legal Obligations

We will use Your Information in accordance with the Data Protection Act 1998, its equivalents in the European Union and applicable regulations in the United States of America. We are registered as a data controller in the United Kingdom under the Data Protection Act 1998.

When you register on the Website or email us to request information you confirm that you agree to our use of Your Information as described above and that you do not and will not consider any of the uses of Your Information described above as being a breach of any of your rights under the Data Protection Act 1998, its equivalents in the European Union or applicable regulations in the United States of America.

Disclosing Your Information to Third Parties

We do not sell, trade, or rent Your Information to others. We do not disclose Your Information to third parties without consent unless legally required to do so or where such disclosure is necessary to enable third parties with whom we work to assist us in providing our services to you or to respond to your enquiry.

We require these third parties to treat Your Information as fully confidential and we will always take steps to ensure that Your Information is used by third parties in accordance with this policy.

Internet Transfers

Given the international scope of our business and the fact that the Internet is a global environment, using the Internet to collect and process personal information involves a transmission of data on an international basis. By using this Website and providing us with Your Information either via this Website or by email, you acknowledge and agree to our using Your Information in this way.

Your Information may be shared with all of the our offices, located in the United Kingdom, the United States of America, Italy, Geneva and Hong Kong, but only for the purposes described above. Your Information will only be disclosed members of our legal and support staff who all share our commitment to treating Your Information fairly and responsibly. Please note that when you provide Your Information to us by email or via the Website, you confirm that you understand and accept that it may be accessed by our offices in 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.

Access Right

You have a right to know what personal information we hold about you. To request a copy of the personal information that we hold about you, please write to us at Marketing Department, Withers LLP, 16 Old Bailey, London EC4M 7EG, United Kingdom, or if you are based in the United States of America at Marketing Department, Withers Bergman LLP, 157 Church Street, PO Box 426, New Haven, CT 06502-0426, USA or email us at webteam@withersworldwide.com marking your letter or email "Subject Access Request."  We reserve the right to make a small charge to cover our administrative expenses in responding to your request.

Security to Protect Your Information

We employ security measures to protect Your Information from being accessed by unauthorised persons and against unlawful processing, accidental loss, destruction and damage. We will retain Your Information for a reasonable period or as long as the law requires.

Cookies

"Cookies" are small pieces of information sent by a web server to a web browser, which enables the server to collect information from the browser. In common with other websites, we use cookies to improve your user experience when you visit our Website, for example, by allowing the Website to remember RSS feeds you have selected and other preferences.

Cookies can be disabled by changing the settings on your browser. Most browsers allow you to turn off the cookie function. If you want to know how to do this please look at the help menu on your browser. Even without a cookie you can use most of the features on the Website.

Other Websites

This Website contains links to other websites which are outside our control and are not covered by this Privacy Policy. If you access other websites using the links provided, the operators of those websites may collect personal information from you which will be used by them in accordance with their own privacy policy, which may differ from ours. You are responsible for checking the terms of any privacy policy when you visit any other website.

Changes to our privacy policy

We reserve the right to revise this Privacy Policy at any time by updating this posting.

Contact

If you have any comments, queries and requests relating to our use of Your Information please contact webteam@withersworldwide.com