Terms of use

Terms of use – Expert Witness Institute (EWI)

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Company Registration Number: 03317333

Please read the following terms of use carefully.

1. Use of the Site
This website is provided by the EWI. Please read these conditions and disclaimers carefully before using the site. Your use of the site constitutes your agreement to abide by these conditions and disclaimers.

While the information provided on the site is to the best of our knowledge accurate and up to date we do not accept responsibility for the accuracy of the information.

EWI is not liable for any loss or damage to data or computer systems which result from use of this site.

2. Non-Endorsement Policy
This site contains links to other sites, which EWI provides for the user's information and convenience only.  EWI does not control or monitor these other sites, nor does their inclusion mean that EWI recommends or endorses these sites, the organisations or companies that run the sites or anything contained within the sites. We reserve the right to withdraw any of these links at any time.

If you wish to link to the EWI site, you must link to the Homepage, and we request you inform us that you are doing so by contacting EWI. You may not link to any other area of the site without prior written permission from EWI.  The EWI logo may not be used without prior consent. At our discretion, and at any time, we reserve the right to withdraw any permissions given to link to this site, and we are under no obligation to maintain current pages linked to a site.

3. Website Advertising Disclaimer
This is the website of the Expert Witness Institute. The views expressed on this website are not necessarily the views of the Institute. Publication does not imply endorsement. Publication of advertisements on the website is not an endorsement of the advertiser or of the products and services advertised.

4. Disclaimer
Advice notes are provided to members of the Expert Witness Institute in support of their work. They represent the Institute’s view of good practice in a particular area, and members are not obliged to follow them. They do not constitute legal or professional advice and should not be relied upon as a substitute for it. Whilst care has been taken to ensure that they are accurate, up to date, and useful, The Expert Witness Institute will not accept any legal liability in relation to them. If specific advice or information is required, then a suitably qualified professional should be consulted.

5. Privacy Policy
EWI is committed to protecting your privacy. We will only use the information that we collect about you lawfully (in accordance with the Data Protection Act 1998). We do not sell or rent your information to anyone without your prior permission

What we collect:

  • Name, company name and job title
  • Contact information including email address
  • Demographic information such as postcode
  • Other information relevant to customer surveys and/or offers

What we do with the information we collect:

  • Internal record keeping
  • Improvement of products and services
  • We may periodically send promotional emails about new services or other information which we think you may find interesting using the email you have provided
  • From time to time, we may also use your information to contact you for market research or events notification purposes.  We may contact you by phone, post or mail.
  • We may use the information to customise the website according to your interests

Security
EWI are committed to ensuring that your information is secure.  In order to prevent unauthorised access or disclosure we have put in place suitable physical, electronic and managerial procedures to safeguard and secure the information collected.

How we use cookies:
A cookie is a small file which asks permission to be placed on your computer's hard drive. Once you agree, the file is added and the cookie helps analyse web traffic or lets you know when you visit a particular site. Cookies allow web applications to respond to you as an individual. The web application can tailor its operations to your needs, likes and dislikes by gathering and remembering information about your preferences.

We use traffic log cookies to identify which pages are being used. This helps us analyse data about web page traffic and improve our website in order to tailor it to customer needs. We only use this information for statistical analysis purposes and then the data is removed from the system.

Overall, cookies help us provide you with a better website, by enabling us to monitor which pages you find useful and which you do not. A cookie in no way gives us access to your computer or any information about you, other than the data you choose to share with us.

You can choose to accept or decline cookies. Most web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser setting to decline cookies if you prefer. This may prevent you from taking full advantage of the website.

Links to other websites:
Our website may contain links to enable you to visit other websites of interest. However, once you have used these links to leave our site, you should note that we do not have any control over that other website. Therefore, we cannot be responsible for the protection and privacy of any information which you provide whilst visiting such sites and such sites are not governed by this privacy statement.  You should exercise caution and look at the privacy statement applicable to the website in question.

Controlling your personal information:

You may choose to restrict the collection or use of your personal information in the following ways:

  • Whenever you are asked to complete a form on the website, look for the box that you can click to indicate that you do not wish the information to be used by anybody for direct marketing purposes
  • If you have previously agreed to us using your personal information for direct marketing purposes, you may change your mind at any time by writing to us or emailing us at info@ewi.org.uk
  • We do not sell, distribute or lease your personal information to third parties.  We may use your personal information to send you promotional information about third parties which we think you may find interesting if you tell us that you wish this to happen.
You may request details of personal information which we hold about you under the Data Protection Act 1998. A small fee will be payable.  If you would like a copy of the information held on you, please write to:

The Expert Witness Institute
159-161 Temple Chambers
3-7 Temple Avenue
London
EC4Y 0DA


If you believe that any information we are holding on you is incorrect or incomplete, please write to us or email us as soon as possible.  We will promptly correct any information found to be incorrect.