Privacy Statement


This website is operated by Bristows of 100 Victoria Embankment London EC4Y 0DH. Bristows is committed to protecting and respecting your privacy.

This statement sets out how any personal information that you provide to Bristows or that we obtain from you when you are completing your online application form will be treated by us. Please read the following carefully to understand how we will treat your personal data.

How We Use Your Personal Information

We will use your personal information in the following ways:

  • We will use the information given on your application form (and any supplementary information submitted by you) in order to consider whether to invite you for an interview and/or offer you a training contract or place on a vacation scheme for which you have applied.
  • We will use your email address in order to communicate with you about progress with your application.
  • We will use information which you choose to give about your gender, ethnicity and/or any disabilities that you may have on the "Disability" and "Equal Opportunities" pages of your application form in order to monitor the effectiveness of our diversity policy.

Your personal data will be used for the purposes listed above.

Information Collected Automatically - Cookies

The online application form uses session cookies to authenticate users during the application process. These session cookies operate by placing a small text file on your hard drive. Session cookies are deleted once your session has finished. If you do not wish to receive these cookies you can alter your internet browser's settings so that it does not accept them. Please be aware that if you alter your internet browser's settings so that it does not accept cookies, you will not be able to complete the online application form

Sharing Your Personal Information

Except as set out below, we will not share your personal information with any third party.

  • Your personal data will be stored and sent to us by our service provider, Globe Business Publishing Limited (who trade as "Apply4Law"). Globe Business Publishing Limited hosts this website on our behalf. We will provide information to Globe Business Publishing Limited solely for use as our service provider under conditions of confidentiality and in accordance with this statement. We will retain control of and remain responsible for processing by Globe Business Publishing Limited of personal information obtained from you via this website.
  • We will share or disclose your personal information if we are under a duty to do so in order to comply with any legal or regulatory requirement or as otherwise permitted to do so by law.

Retention of Your Personal Information

If you have applied for a training contract, we will retain your completed application form until we let you know the outcome of your application. After this, if your application was unsuccessful, we will keep your application form on file for the purpose of our internal records for no more than six months. In addition, we may keep a record of the outcome of your application for no more than two years for reference when considering any later application for a training contract that you may make. If your application was accepted, we will retain your application form as part of your employment record.

If you have applied for a vacation placement, we may retain your application form for a period of two years for reference when considering any later application for a training contract that you may make. However, please let us know if you would prefer us not to do so.


We have implemented technical and organisational measures designed to keep the personal information which you provide to us secure. However, the transmission of information via the internet is not completely secure. Although we will do our best to protect your personal information, we cannot guarantee the security of your data transmitted to our site; any transmission is at your own risk.

Your Password

You are responsible for keeping confidential the password which enables you to complete and view your application form. We ask you not to share your password with anyone. In order to ensure that your personal data is kept secure we recommend that you do not use a publicly accessible computer to complete your application form.

Your Rights

You have the right to be given a copy of personal information relating to you which is held by us. If you wish to request a copy of personal information relating to you which is held by us, please contact us at

You also have the right to ensure that we correct or delete any inaccurate or out of date personal information which we have about you. If you believe that any personal information which we have about you is inaccurate or out of date and you would like us to correct or delete it, please contact us at

You can also change your personal details or add supplementary information to your completed application form here [please add link to home page on application form site].

Contact us

Questions, comments or requests regarding this privacy statement are welcome and should be addressed to

Last updated: 29/08/2008