The Bar of Ireland ( “we”, “us”, “our”) is a Data Controller for personal information provided by you. We are committed to safeguarding the privacy of both of our members and members of the public and will use your information in line with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and any applicable data protection legislation in Ireland and the E.U (“Applicable Data Protection legislation”). We have created this Privacy Statement in order to demonstrate our firm commitment to the privacy of your information and to explain to you our use of your information. In order to fully understand your rights, we encourage you to read this Privacy Statement before continuing your use of our Website. If you have any queries in relation to our use of your information you may contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Information We May Collect From You
We collect the following information:
Information that you provide to us when using our Website. This includes information provided at the time of logging in to use the member section of our Website or the Barrister’s Desktop;
If you contact us for any reason, we may keep a record of that correspondence for as long as it is necessary depending on the nature of your contact;
Details of your visits to our Website including, but not limited to, traffic data, location data and other communication data and the resources, advertisements and linked sites that you access;
Information such as your name and photographs of you at Bar of Ireland functions, seminars and CPD events;
Both the search and the “Find a Barrister” facilities on our Website are internal search functions and only return information that appears on our Website.
How We Use Your Information
We may use your personal information for the purposes of:
Administering our website;
Allowing us to perform our functions and objectives as the representative body for the barristers’ profession in Ireland as governed by the Constitution of The Bar of Ireland;
Enabling your access to and use of the Website services;
To ensure that content from our Website is presented in the most effective manner for you and for your computer;
To provide you with information that you request from us or which we feel may interest you or where you have consented to be contacted for such purposes;
To carry out our obligations arising from any contracts entered into between you and us;
To allow you to participate in the interactive features of our Website;
To notify you about changes to our Website and/or services.
We collect and use your personal information on one or more of the following grounds:
You have given your consent;
It is necessary to fulfil our contract with you;
It is in the legitimate interests of The Bar of Ireland to collect and use your information however only insofar as our use of your information is balanced with your rights and freedoms. For example, we may use your information to promote the Bar at functions, events and CPD seminars but will only do so insofar as your data protection rights are respected.
Disclosure of your Information
In certain circumstances we may disclose your personal information to data processors working directly on our behalf. In all instances we will ensure that your information is given the appropriate level of data protection under the Applicable Data Protection Legislation and that such data processors are subject to a contractual arrangement ensuring that your information is protected.
Storage of your Information
Your personal information is not transferred to any country outside of the EEA. In such circumstances where it may be necessary to transfer your information outside the EEA we will ensure that you are notified of this.
We will only store your information for as long as is necessary given the purpose for which it was gathered.
If you would like to request access to your personal information or ask that we amend your information or seek an erasure of your information please contact email@example.com setting out as much detail as possible.
If you have consented to the use of your personal information you have the right to withdraw that consent at any time. We hope you are happy with how we use your information but if you are not you may lodge a complaint with the Data Protection Commissioner at firstname.lastname@example.org.
What Are Cookies?
Cookies are small pieces of data deposited on your device by websites. Cookies are used by The Bar of Ireland for collecting anonymous usage statistics as well as allowing private secured websites, such as Barrister’s Desktop, to function. No personal information obtained from cookies is retained by The Bar of Ireland.
Third Party Cookies
Strictly Necessary Cookies
These cookies are necessary for the website to function and cannot be switched off in our systems. They are usually only set in response to actions made by you which amount to a request for services, such as setting your privacy preferences, logging in or filling in forms. You can set your browser to block or alert you about these cookies, but some parts of the site will not then work. These cookies do not store any personally identifiable information.
These cookies allow us to count visits and traffic sources so we can measure and improve the performance of our site. They help us to know which pages are the most and least popular and see how visitors move around the site. All information these cookies collect is aggregated and therefore anonymous. If you do not allow these cookies we will not know when you have visited our site, and will not be able to monitor its performance.
These cookies enable the website to provide enhanced functionality and personalisation. They may be set by us or by third party providers whose services we have added to our pages. If you do not allow these cookies then some or all of these services may not function properly.
These cookies may be set through our site by our advertising partners. They may be used by those companies to build a profile of your interests and show you relevant adverts on other sites. They do not store directly personal information, but are based on uniquely identifying your browser and internet device. If you do not allow these cookies, you will experience less targeted advertising.
It is possible to remove cookies from your web browser, and the method varies from browser to browser. For example:
On Microsoft Internet Explorer, select “Internet Options” from the settings menu and click “Browsing history” in the General tab.
On Google Chrome, select “Tools” from the settings menu and click “clear browsing data”.
On Mozilla Firefox, select “Options” and then “Options” again from the settings menu and click “remove individual cookies” in the “Privacy” tab.
On Apple Safari, select “Preferences…” from the settings menu and click “Remove All Website Data” in the Privacy tab.
For other browsers, check your browser’s help section for guidance.