Your privacy is critically important to us at Women in the Law UK. This Privacy Policy document outlines the types of personal information that is received and collected by Women in the Law UK and how it is used.

1. Who we are

Our website address is

Women in the Law UK

Suite 39, 792 Wilmslow Road,

Manchester, M20 6UG


2. What personal data we collect and why we collect it


We collect data for analytics purposes to understand how our users interact with our website, which includes tracking the pages you visit and the resources that you access. This data is essential for us to improve our website’s functionality and your user experience.

3. How we use your information

We may use your personal data for:

Improving our website to ensure content is presented effectively for you and your device.

Operating and maintaining our website.

Understanding and analyzing how you use our website to develop new products, services, features, and functionality.

4. How we protect your data

Women in the Law UK is committed to securing your personal data and keeping it confidential. We have implemented measures to prevent data theft, unauthorized access, and disclosure by implementing suitable physical, electronic, and managerial procedures to safeguard and secure the information we collect online.

5. Cookies

If you visit our homepage, we may use cookies to log information about your preferences, record user-specific information on what pages you access or visit, and customize our web page content based on your browser type or other information that you send via your browser to enhance your experience on our site.

6. Third Party Privacy Policies

Our privacy policy does not apply to third-party websites, so if you click on a hyperlink from our website to another website, you should read their privacy policy.

7. Compliance with laws

We will disclose your information where required to do so by law or subpoena.

8. Changes to Our Privacy Policy

Women in the Law UK reserves the right to make changes to this Privacy Policy at any time by giving notice to its Users on this page. It is strongly recommended to check this page often, referring to the date of the last modification listed at the bottom.

9. Contact Information

If you have any questions or suggestions about our Privacy Policy, do not hesitate to contact us at

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: 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 have an account and you log in to this site, 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.

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.

Last updated: 06-03-2024