About rightsnet

about rightsnet

rightsnet ... is a Lasa service | has been providing advice support since 1998 | gets more than a million visits every year from advisers across the UK | attracts great feedback | is used by thousands of organisations across the UK | was the only second-tier website to be awarded the Community Legal Service Quality Mark standard for websites | is delivering innovative email and online support to the frontline with the Esmee Fairbairn Foundation and John Ellerman Foundation | won the British Library supported 'Opening the World of Knowledge' category in the Nominet Internet Awards | was shortlised in the Guardian's Social Enterprise awards | has received support from London Councils, City Parochial Foundation, the Legal Services Commission, the Greater London Authority, HMRC, the Law Society Charity, the Lloyds TSB Foundation for England and Wales, the National Lottery Charities Board and the Community Fund.

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Find out more about our subscription service ... that provides access to every benefit and tax credit related news story published to the site each year; the latest statutory instruments, DWP and Revenue guidance, consultation and policy documents all brought together and summarised within 24 hours of their issue; and user-friendly summaries of significant benefit and tax credit related caselaw - including fully searchable and cross referenced summaries of the latest welfare rights caselaw from the Upper Tribunal, and from the higher courts including the Court of Appeal and Supreme Court.

more than just a website

In addition to our award winning website, we offer a range of other rightsnet services designed to strengthen your advice skills and increase your confidence. To find out more, visit our rightsnet services page. 

get in touch

We love your feedback ... if you are an advice worker with a query or comment about rightsnet, please contact us.

NB - whilst we are not able to offer benefit advice by e-mail, if you are an advice worker try posting a message in the discussion forum.

looking for information about your own benefit rights?

We're sorry ... we're unable to offer assistance to individuals seeking advice about their own benefit rights. We would however strongly urge you to contact a local advice centre to get the assistance you need.

disclaimer

Lasa makes every effort to ensure that the information on the website is accurate and uptodate. However lasa will not accept liability for any loss or damage or inconvenience arising as a consequence of any use of or the inability to use any information on this website. Visitors who use this website and rely on any information do so at their own risk.

Lasa does not represent or warrant that the information accessible via the website is accurate, complete or up to date, and will not be liable (to the fullest extent permitted at law) for any loss, damage or inconvenience arising as a consequence of any use of or the inability to use any information on this site.

Lasa takes no responsibility for the contents of linked websites and links should not be taken as endorsement of any kind. Lasa has no control over the availability of the linked pages.

copyright

Material on this site is protected by copyright. Unless otherwise stated no part of this website may be reproduced or used for any purpose other than private personal use without the prior written consent of the copyright holder. Copyright in all materials and/or works comprising or contained within this website remains with rightsnet and other copyright owners as specified.

privacy policy

The rightsnet website does not automatically capture or store personal information, other than logging a user's Internet Protocol (or IP) address and session information such as the duration of their visit, the type of browser and platform they use. This information is recognised by the web server and is only used for system administration and to provide anonymised statistics which lasa uses to evaluate use of the website.

If you complete the electronic email contact form, your personal information (which includes your name, organisation, email address and any other details you provide to us which identify you as an individual) will be processed by us to respond to your feedback and any queries or other matters which you have raised. We will not use this information for any other purpose.

If you register with the discussion forum, the details you provide will be processed by us to facilitate your access to the forum. We will not use this information for any other purpose. If you post a message in the forum, the message will display your registered username, and organisational details. The forum also allows other registered users to email you.

If you complete the electronic training booking form, your personal information (which includes your name, organisation, email address and any other details you provide to us which identify you as an individual) will be processed by us to respond to your booking and any queries or other matters which you have raised. We never pass on your data to other organisations, but we would like to contact you with information about the other services we provide. If you do not want to receive such information, please check the tick box on our training booking form against 'I do not want to receive future mailings from Lasa'.

Personal information sent by email or electronic means may not be confidential.

Under the Data Protection Act 1998, you have the right to make a formal request in writing for access to personal information (or "personal data") held about you by rightsnet, to inspect it and to have it corrected if it is wrong. Please direct your requests to - Lasa, 88-94 Wentworth Street, London, E1 7SA.

cookies

When you visit rightsnet, the pages you view, along with small text files called ‘cookies’, are downloaded onto your computer. 

Each time you visit rightsnet your computer will download a session cookie. This cookie only remains on your computer till you close your browser.  This cookie is not used to identify you personally in anyway.  We use session cookies to compile anonymous, aggregated statistics that allow us to understand how visitors use the site. This information helps us improve the sites structure and functionality.

Your computer will also download a persistent cookie when you first visit the site. These remain in your browsers cookie store between browsing sessions.  Persistent cookies allow us to recognise repeat visitors to the site. Persistent cookies are also used to allow registered users to use the site without logging in on every visit, to highlight new content to the visitor, and to save information about how the website is displayed (stylesheet choices). 

You may opt to view our site without cookies by adjusting your browser's settings. See your browser's Help menu for information on how to do this. If you disable cookies some functions of the site may no longer work correctly.

The above information on how we use cookies applies to Lasa services only. We do not have any control over cookies set by external websites.

Rightsnet uses Google Analytics to collect aggregated statistical information. Google set their own cookies. Please see Google’s Privacy Policy for details of the information Google collects, and details of how to opt out of providing it. 

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