This website is owned and controlled by the IoP. The information and data on this website is subject to revision without notice and IoP may revise this Disclaimer at any time by updating this notice. All material included in our website is intended for information purposes only and does not represent legal advice. Users should take appropriate steps to verify such information. No user should act or refrain from acting on the information contained in this website without first verifying the information and as necessary obtaining legal and/or professional advice.
The IoP makes no representations or warranties whatsoever as to the accuracy of the information contained in this website.
The IoP expressly disclaims all liability for any direct, indirect or consequential loss or damage occasioned from the use or inability to use this website whether directly or indirectly resulting from inaccuracies, defects, errors, whether typographical or otherwise, omissions, out of date information or otherwise, even if such loss was reasonably foreseeable and the IoP had been advised of the possibility of the same. Consequential and indirect loss and damage shall include but not be limited to loss of profits, loss of goodwill, and wasted expenditure.
By accessing and/or browsing this website, you are acknowledging and agreeing that all intellectual property rights in and to the website are the property of IoP and you agree not to copy, reproduce, transmit, distribute or create derivative works of any part of the website for commercial gain, nor assist any third party to distribute or commercially exploit all or any part of the website.
In the normal course of browsing through the website IoP agree to your printing or downloading to a standalone personal computer extracts for personal use provided both that IoP is the acknowledged source, including the reference www.theiop.org and that IoP may revoke this permission at any time. Any unauthorised use of material is prohibited.
These terms, and your use of this website, shall be governed by and construed in accordance with English law.
Certain links on this Site will lead to websites not under the control of the IoP. They are provided solely for your convenience and do not constitute any endorsement or approval by IoP (unless specifically stated) of the contents of any such site.
Definitions and interpretation
Data – collectively all information that you submit to Institute of Paralegals via the Website. This definition incorporates, where applicable, the definitions provided in the Data Protection Act 1998;
Cookies – a small text file placed on your computer by this Website when you visit certain parts of the Website and/or when you use certain features of the Website. Details of the cookies used by this Website are set out in the clause below (Cookies)
Institute of Paralegals, we or us – Institute of Paralegals, a company incorporated in England and Wales with registered number 08958676 whose registered office is at Office 7, 35-37 Ludgate Hill, London, EC4M 7JN.
UK and EU Cookie Law – the Privacy and Electronic Communications (EC Directive) Regulations 2003 as amended by the Privacy and Electronic Communications (EC Directive) (Amendment) Regulations 2011;
User or you – any third party that accesses the Website and is not either (i) employed by Institute of Paralegals and acting in the course of their employment or (ii) engaged as a consultant or otherwise providing services to Institute of Paralegals and accessing the Website in connection with the provision of such services; and
Website – the website that you are currently using, Https:Leadfreak.co.uk, and any sub-domains of this site unless expressly excluded by their own terms and conditions.
- the singular includes the plural and vice versa;
- a reference to a person includes firms, companies, government entities, trusts and partnerships;
- “including” is understood to mean “including without limitation”;
- reference to any statutory provision includes any modification or amendment of it;
- We may collect the following Data, which includes personal Data, from you:
- Contact Information such as email addresses and telephone numbers;
- Any other information
Our use of data
- For purposes of the Data Protection Act 1998, Institute of Paralegals is the “data controller”.
- We will retain any Data you submit for the duration of your membership and for a period of three years post membership.
- Unless we are obliged or permitted by law to do so, and subject to any third party disclosures specifically set out in this policy, your Data will not be disclosed to third parties without your express consent. This includes our affiliates and / or other companies within our group.
- All personal Data is stored securely in accordance with the principles of the Data Protection Act 1998. For more details on security see the clause below (security).
- Any or all of the above Data may be required by us from time to time in order to provide you with the best possible service and experience when using our Website. Specifically, Data may be used by us for the following reasons:
- internal membership record keeping;
- improvement of our products / services;
- transmission by email of promotional materials that may be of interest to you;
- contact for market research purposes which may be done using email, telephone, fax or mail. Such information may be used to customise or update the Website;
Third party websites and services
- Institute of Paralegals may, from time to time, employ the services of other parties for dealing with certain processes necessary for the operation of the Website. The providers of such services have access to certain personal Data provided by Users of this Website.
Links to other websites
Changes of business ownership and control
- We may also disclose Data to a prospective purchaser of our business or any part of it.
- In the above instances, we will take steps with the aim of ensuring your privacy is protected.
Controlling use of your data
- Wherever you are required to submit Data, you will be given options to restrict our use of that Data. This may include the following:
- use of Data for direct marketing purposes; and
- sharing Data with third parties.
Functionality of the website
- To use all features and functions available on the Website, you may be required to submit certain Data.
Accessing your own data
- You have the right to ask for a copy of any of your personal Data held by Institute of Paralegals (where such Data is held).
- Data security is of great importance to Institute of Paralegals and to protect your Data we have put in place suitable physical, electronic and managerial procedures to safeguard and secure Data collected via this Website.
- If password access is required for certain parts of the Website, you are responsible for keeping this password confidential.
- We endeavour to do our best to protect your personal Data. However, transmission of information over the internet is not entirely secure and is done at your own risk. We cannot ensure the security of your Data transmitted to the Website.
- All Cookies used by this Website are used in accordance with current UK and EU Cookie Law.
- Before the Website places Cookies on your computer, you will be presented with a message bar requesting your consent to set those Cookies. By giving your consent to the placing of Cookies, you are enabling Institute of Paralegals to provide a better experience and service to you. You may, if you wish, deny consent to the placing of Cookies; however certain features of the Website may not function fully or as intended.
- This Website may place the following Cookies:
- Analytical/performance cookies – They allow us to recognise and count the number of visitors and to see how visitors move around our website when they are using it. This helps us to improve the way our website works, for example, by ensuring that users are finding what they are looking for easily.
- Targeting cookies – These cookies record your visit to our website, the pages you have visited and the links you have followed. We will use this information to make our website and the advertising displayed on it more relevant to your interests. We may also share this information with third parties for this purpose.
- You can choose to enable or disable Cookies in your internet browser. By default, most internet browsers accept Cookies but this can be changed. For further details, please consult the help menu in your internet browser.
- You can choose to delete Cookies at any time; however you may lose any information that enables you to access the Website more quickly and efficiently including, but not limited to, personalisation settings.
- It is recommended that you ensure that your internet browser is up-to-date and that you consult the help and guidance provided by the developer of your internet browser if you are unsure about adjusting your privacy settings.
- Unless otherwise agreed, no delay, act or omission by a party in exercising any right or remedy will be deemed a waiver of that, or any other, right or remedy.
If you have any queries or concerns you may contact Institute of Paralegals by email at firstname.lastname@example.org
This statement is made on behalf of the Institute of Paralegals ( IOP) pursuant to section 54(1) of the Modern Slavery Act 2015 (the 'Act'), and constitutes our organisation's slavery and human trafficking statement for 2018/19.
As a not-for-profit professional membership body for Paralegals our mission and purpose is the promotion of Paralegals and the Paralegal profession. This legislation (the Act) is of immense important in tackling slavery and human trafficking and we will not trade or partner with any business or organisation which is involved in this practice either remotely or indirectly.
Furthermore, we are the voice of the Paralegal sector and have an obligation to demonstrate and promote fair and reasonable standards in the treatment of people who are operating within our and our member’s sphere of influence.
Our supply chains
Our supply chains include publishing and printing services, IT services, accountancy services, conference and venue suppliers, training providers and consultants, and marketing and PR services. We continually review the risks that these supply chains can present.
We expect our suppliers and contractors to demonstrate a zero-tolerance approach to exploitation. To this end, all new contracts and those renewing from March 2018 will now include a clause requiring that our suppliers, and their subcontractors, comply with the Act, and include IoP’s right to terminate in the instance of any breach of this obligation.
We consider our exposure to modern slavery to be limited. Nevertheless, we will ask for specific assurances from those suppliers carrying the highest exposure to risk.
We expect our employees to fully observe and adhere to IoP's policies and procedures. During this financial year, we will ensure that all staff across the entire organisation receive training on the awareness of modern slavery to assist them in their understanding, identification and reporting of these risks.
Using the Site
We have aimed to create our website so that it is available to everyone including those with sight, audio and motor impairment restrictions.
- We aim to use a web font, so all text is easy to read.
- We have appropriate alt tags for images to convey information.
- We ensure that navigation through our websites works in a consistent way.
- We do not rely on just colour as the only way of giving information.
- We avoid the use of images of text wherever possible and provide equivalent text links that consist of images.
Tips on how you can start using the website more easily.
To enlarge text and images on the site
On a PC:
- Hold down the 'Ctrl' key and press '+' to enlarge.
- Hold down the 'Ctrl' key and press '-' to reduce.
- To reset hold down 'Ctrl' and press '0'.
On an Apple Macintosh computer hold the 'Cmd' (Apple) key instead of 'Ctrl'.
Browser accessibility options
Each browser has different methods for font size, formatting, and screen colour options:
- Google Chrome accessibility options, under the Chrome Browser Resources section.
- Internet Explorer accessibility options.
- Mozilla Firefox accessibility options.
The BBC also has information on how to customise your computer, and your browser, to make them more accessible in their 'My web my way' section.
To change the window size
On the browser View menu select 'Full screen' or press 'F11'.
A search box appears at the top of each page. To get the best results follow these tips:
Use keywords - the search won't work well using natural language, keywords will find better results. Use quotes to search for an exact phrase.
The site uses Cascading Style Sheets (CSS) to control all the presentation and layout.
Therefore, screen reader users can use the screen reader's navigation key to get around the site. If you are listening to the site, menus are grouped together in a more logical fashion.
The content has been written and formatted to make it accessible. For example:
- Headings highlight sections of text (a h1 starts the content area of each page).
- Links use meaningful text.
- Forms can be navigated using the tab key.