Africa Centre Ireland Privacy Statement
1 What personally identifiable information is collected from you through the website, how it is used and with whom it may be shared.
2 What choices are available to you regarding the use of your data.
3 The security procedures in place to protect the misuse of your information.
4 How you can correct any inaccuracies in the information.
Collection, Use, and Sharing
We are the sole owners of the information collected on this site. We only have access to/collect information that you voluntarily give us via email or other direct contact from you. We will not sell or rent this information to anyone.
Instances we may share your information will be:
• to agents or service providers appointed by us, to regulatory bodies or to others who work for us in connection with the provision of our services to you.
• to our actual or prospective professional indemnity insurers, brokers or advisers, bank and auditors or risk managers who they may appoint, or as otherwise may be required by operation of law.
• to our internal or external examiners who monitor the professional standard of our work by auditing a small number of our files to ensure we maintain our quality systems.
• for marketing purposes, we may wish to disclose or publish that we have advised you, in which event we may identify you by name and indicate the general nature of our advice and any details which may properly have entered the public domain. If you object to our using your name or business logo in any publication, please let us know.
• if required to do so by law or in good faith and belief that such action is necessary to: (a) conform with the law or comply with legal process served on us; (b) protect and defend our rights or property including, without limitation the security and integrity of our network and systems; or (c) act under exigent circumstances to protect the personal safety of clients, users of our services or members of the public.
• if required to disclose information by Court order or by law. Certain laws (for example, money laundering and tax fraud) give power to authorities such as the police or the tax authorities to inspect clients’ information and to take copies. It is possible that at any time, we may be requested by law to provide them with access to documents held by us or to attend interviews with them in connection with the information received from you. If this happens, we will comply with the request only to the extent that we are bound by law and, in so far as it is allowed, we will notify you of the request or provision of information.
• in certain circumstances, where solicitors are required by Statute to make disclosure to the Garda Siochana and/or the Revenue Commissioners where they know or suspect that a transaction may involve a crime, including money laundering, drug trafficking or terrorist financing. If we make a disclosure in relation to your matter, we may not be able to tell you that a disclosure has been made.
• To share information such as your name and email address with our newsletter services provider who sends out our newsletters. This provider is not permitted to use this data other than on our behalf.
• with our practice management system provider. We may also send you emails through our email service provider. They may only process this data for the purpose of providing us with their services, and no other purpose.
to and Control Over Information
You may opt out of any future contacts from us at any time. You can do the following at any time by contacting us via the email address or phone number given on our website:
• See what data we have about you, if any.
• Change/correct any data we have about you.
• Have us delete any data we have about you.
• Express any concern you have about our use of your data.
We take precautions to protect your information. When you submit sensitive information via the website, your information is protected both online and offline.
Whenever we collect sensitive information (such as credit card data), that information is encrypted and transmitted to us in a secure way. You can verify this by looking for a closed lock icon at the bottom of your web browser or looking for "https" at the beginning of the address to the web page.
While we use encryption to protect sensitive information transmitted online, we also protect your information offline. Only employees who need the information to perform a specific job (for example, billing or customer service) are granted access to personally identifiable information. The computers/servers in which we store personally identifiable information are kept in a secure environment.
We request information from you on our membership subscription form or when making donations. To pay for your memberships or making a donation, you must provide contact information (like name, address and phone number) and financial information (like credit card number, expiration date). This information is used for billing purposes and to fill your membership or donations to our activities. If we have trouble processing an order, we will use this information to contact you.
We use "cookies" on this site. A cookie is a piece of data stored on a site visitor's hard drive to help us improve your access to our site and identify repeat visitors to our site. For instance, when we use a cookie to identify you, you would not have to log in a password more than once, thereby saving time while on our site. Cookies can also enable us to track and target the interests of our users to enhance the experience on our site. Usage of a cookie is in no way linked to any personally identifiable information on our site.
This website contains links to other sites. Please be aware that we are not responsible for the content or privacy practices of such other sites. We encourage our users to be aware when they leave our site and to read the privacy statements of any other site that collects personally identifiable information.