Legal

This is the website for Haynes and Boone CDG, LLP.  We ask that you read our website terms and conditions, privacy policy and cookies policy carefully as it contains important information about how we will use your personal data.

General

Haynes and Boone CDG, LLP is a Limited Liability Partnership registered in England & Wales under Partnership No. OC317056 with its registered office and principal place of business at 29 Ludgate Hill, London EC4M 7JR, UK. Haynes and Boone CDG is authorised and regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) with VAT Registration Number: GB 882645686. A list of members of the LLP together with a list of non-members designated as partners is available at the address on this website.

Haynes and Boone CDG, LLP is managed and owned by Haynes and Boone, LLP, which has its registered principal office at 2323 Victory Avenue, Suite 700, Dallas, Texas 75219, United States of America.  For further details regarding Haynes and Boone, please visit haynesboone.com.

Professional Indemnity Insurance

Haynes and Boone CDG maintains professional indemnity insurance in accordance with the rules of the SRA. Details of the insurers and the territorial coverage of the policy are available for inspection at our offices.

Updates

The website terms and conditions, together with the privacy policy and cookies policy, may periodically change. You should check this page occasionally to ensure you are aware of the most recent versions that will apply each time you access this website.

Website Terms and Conditions

Use of the Haynes and Boone CDG website is governed by the following terms and conditions:

Copyright Notice

All rights, including copyright, in the content of and documents on this site are owned by Haynes and Boone CDG, unless explicitly indicated otherwise.

Reproduction of any material available on the website including the Haynes and Boone CDG Knowledge Centre is not permitted, save that you may make copies, print or download material published on this website and the Knowledge Centre or made available through it for your own personal use.  You may provide that material to others, for their personal use only, provided that you make them aware of the source and these terms and conditions.

Disclaimer

The contents of this website and all Haynes and Boone CDG material accessed through it including the Knowledge Centre are intended to give a summary of legal issues only, solely for your information, interest and education and should not be relied upon or treated as a substitute for legal advice relating to specific situations. This site does not provide you with advice or recommendation of any kind and you should not rely upon this site as the basis for any decision or action. Whilst every effort has been taken to ensure the accuracy of the information on this website, Haynes and Boone CDG does not accept any responsibility for any loss which may arise from reliance on any such materials or information.

If you have any specific legal questions, you are advised to consult professional advisors and our lawyers would be happy to assist you in this regard.

Prior to 1 September 2016, Haynes and Boone CDG was known as Curtis Davis Garrard LLP (CDG). This website includes documents written and produced by CDG and these are now the intellectual property of Haynes and Boone CDG.

Governing Law

These website terms and conditions of use are governed by the laws of England and Wales and any dispute arising out of or in connection with the use of any information or materials from this website including the Knowledge Centre shall be subject to the exclusive jurisdiction of the High Court of Justice in London.

Website Privacy Policy (including Cookies)

For the purposes of the Data Protection Act 1998, Haynes and Boone, LLP is the 'data controller'.

Personal data we may collect about you

You do not have to provide us with any information to access our website, but we may monitor your use of the website through the use of cookies and similar tracking devices. For example, we may monitor how many times you visit, which pages you go to, traffic data, location data and the originating domain name of a user's internet service provider. This information helps us to build a profile of our users. This data will be aggregated or statistical, which means that we will not be able to identify you individually.

If you could like to access the Knowledge Centre and register for our newsletter(s), you will be asked to provide some personal data such as your name, email address, company details, location and areas of interest.  This is primarily to enable your future access to the Knowledge Centre, to note those who have had access to its content and to enable us to send you our newsletter(s).  For further information on our use of cookies, please see our cookie policy.

How we use your personal data

We will use the personal data you supplied when joining the Knowledge Centre for the purposes described to you at the time your data were obtained. These purposes include: to help us identify you; statistical analysis; marketing—see 'Marketing and opting out', below; to notify you of any changes to this website or to our services that may affect you; and improving our services.

Marketing and opting out

If you have given permission, we may contact you by mail, telephone, and email about content on our Knowledge Centre, news and our services that may be of interest to you. If you prefer not to receive any direct marketing communications from us, you can opt out at any time by emailing knowledge.centre@haynesboone.com.

Disclosure of your personal data

We may disclose your personal data to Haynes and Boone, LLP and related companies but no outside companies.

Keeping your data secure

We will use technical and organisational measures to safeguard your personal data, which include storing your personal data on secure servers. While we will use all reasonable efforts to safeguard your personal data, you acknowledge that the use of the internet is not entirely secure and for this reason we cannot guarantee the security or integrity of any personal data that are transferred from you or to you via the internet.

Your rights

Under The Data Protection Act 1988, you have the right to access personal data that is held about you by Haynes and Boone CDG, LLP, subject to the payment of a small fee (currently £10). Such a request must be made in accordance with The Data Protection Act 1988.

Our contact details

If you wish to contact us, please send an email to knowledge.centre@haynesboone.com or you can write to us at our registered office as follows - Haynes and Boone CDG, LLP, 29 Ludgate Hill, London EC4M 7JR or call us on +44 (0)20 8734 2800.

Cookies Policy

What is a cookie?

A cookie is a small amount of data, which often includes a unique identifier that is sent to your computer or mobile phone (referred to here as a "device") browser from a website's computer and is stored on your device's hard drive. Each website can send its own cookie to your browser if your browser's preferences allow it, but (to protect your privacy) your browser only permits a website to access the cookies it has already sent to you, not the cookies sent to you by other websites.

How does Haynes and Boone CDG use cookies?

On the Haynes and Boone CDG website, we use cookies in order to track online traffic flows, to distinguish you from other visitors to our website and for Knowledge Centre users only to track your usage of the Knowledge Centre.

Users have the opportunity to set their device to accept all cookies, to notify them when a cookie is issued, or not to receive cookies at any time. The last of these means that certain personalised features cannot then be provided to that user and accordingly they may not be able to take full advantage of all of the website's features. Each browser is different, so check the "Help" menu of your browser to learn how to change your cookie preferences.

Over the course of any visit to the Haynes and Boone CDG website the pages you see, and with a cookie, are downloaded to your device. Many websites do this, because cookies enable website publishers to do useful things like find out whether the device (and probably its user) has visited the website before. This is done on a repeat visit by investigating the existence of, and finding, the cookie left there on the last visit. Specifically, the site uses Google Display Advertising cookies which allow Google to infer information about visitor demographics and interests. We use this aggregated demographics and interests data collected by Google (alongside data collected via Google Analytics regarding what content visitors are accessing) for internal marketing analysis; ultimately to provide more engaging and relevant content for our visitors.

How to control and delete cookies?

If you wish to restrict or block the cookies which are set by the Haynes and Boone CDG website, or indeed any other website, you can do this through your browser settings. The Help function within your browser should tell you how.  Alternatively, you may wish to visit http://www.aboutcookies.org  which contains comprehensive information on how to do this on a wide variety of browsers. You will also find details on how to delete cookies from your computer as well as more general information about cookies. For information on how to do this on the browser of your mobile phone you will need to refer to your handset manual.

You can also opt out of contributing information to Google’s demographic and interest reporting in Google Analytics, and customise the way Google displays personalised adverts, by updating your Google Ads Settings. You can opt out of being tracked by Google Analytics altogether by using the Google Analytics opt-out browser add-on.

Anti-Slavery Statement

We are committed to ensuring that there is no modern slavery or human trafficking in any part of our business or in our supply chains. This statement is made on behalf of Haynes and Boone CDG LLP pursuant to section 54(1) of the Modern Slavery Act 2015 (the "Act") and constitutes our slavery and human trafficking statement.

1. Anti-Slavery Policy

1.1 Our anti-slavery policy reflects our zero tolerance approach to modern slavery and our commitment to being a responsible business which operates with integrity across all aspects of our operations, including our supply chains.

1.2 We also have Whistleblowing and Grievance Policies which are published on our Intranet to ensure that staff can raise any concerns confidentially and be assured that these concerns are being dealt with appropriately.

2. Supplier Due Diligence

2.1 Our procurement process includes vetting every new supplier and carrying out a risk analysis based on the nature and value of the product or service.

2.2 All new suppliers are required to complete a supplier’s statement and confirm that they comply with all local anti-slavery laws and have in place effective procedures and controls to ensure that no form of slavery or human trafficking is taking place anywhere within their business or supply chains.

3. Training

To ensure a high level of understanding of the risks of modern slavery and human trafficking in our business and in our supply chains, those staff involved in sourcing/managing a supply chain have been trained so that they are able to identify risk factors, understand the implications and assist us with implementing the Anti-Slavery Policy effectively. Partners and our Business Services Team are required to update the schedule of suppliers quarterly and have been advised that their teams should inform the Professional Conduct team before a contract with a supplier is signed, so that they can commence the due diligence process detailed above.

4. Further Steps

We are currently reviewing our entire procurement process and will be introducing specific measures to ensure that our obligations under the Act are passed through our supply chain. These will include:

4.1 implementing a post-approval assurance programme, including periodic and/or risk-based audits of suppliers;

4.2 obtaining a contractual right to audit suppliers where appropriate;

4.3 requesting existing suppliers to complete a supplier’s integrity statement at the time of the next renewal;

4.4 raising awareness of this Statement and our Anti-Slavery Policy across all staff and as part of the 'new joiner' induction process.


William Cecil

Partner and Compliance Officer for Legal Practice

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