A&L Goodbody is committed to protecting and respecting your privacy. This Privacy Statement together with the Disclaimer sets out the basis on which any personal data we collect from you or that you provide to us (Data) on our website www.algoodbody.com (Site) will be processed. Please read the following carefully to understand our use of Data.
1. Information we may collect from you
We only collect Data about you on the Site which you volunteer when you e-mail us or by using our online feedback or other forms. We may collect and process the following data about you:
- your name;
- your email address;
- the time and date of your visit; and/or
- information that you provide by filling in forms on our Site.
This includes information provided at the time of subscribing to a service we provide, requesting information from us or submitting comments. We may also ask you for information if you report a problem with our site. If you contact us, we may keep a record of that correspondence. Unless subscribing to a service, the provision of your Data is not a statutory or contractual requirement and you may refuse to disclose same.
We may also collect details of your visits to our site (including, but not limited to, traffic data, location data, weblogs and other communication data, whether this is required for our own billing purposes or otherwise) and the resources that you access. When you access our Site, your computer’s browser provides us with information such as your IP address, browser type, access time and referring URL which is collected and used to compile statistical data on the use of our Site. This information may be used to help us to improve our Site and the services we offer.
2. Uses made of your data
We use your Data that we hold to:
- ensure that content from our Site is presented in the most effective manner for you and for your computer;
- provide you with information, products or services that you request from us or which we feel may interest you, where you have consented to be contacted for such purposes;
- carry out our obligations arising from any contracts entered into between you and us;
- allow you to participate in interactive features of our service, when you choose to do so; and/or
- notify you about changes to our service.
We may also provide our advertisers with aggregate statistical information about our users. We may use such aggregate information to help advertisers reach the kind of audience they want to target. We may make use of the Data we have collected from you to enable us to comply with our advertisers’ wishes by displaying their advertisement to that target audience. We do not sell or exchange Data to third parties.
We may use your Data to send you information relating to our services, events and products which may be of interest to you. If you consent to use of your Data for marketing purposes, tick the relevant box situated on the form on which we collect your Data. You have the right to withdraw your consent at any time. Please contact us if you wish to do so (see contact us below).
We will hold on to your personal Data only for as long as necessary for the purposes of providing access to our Site and related services to you or as required by law.
3. Disclosure of your information
We may disclose your Data to third parties who provide a service to us or in the event that we sell or buy any business or assets, in which case we may disclose your Data to the prospective seller or buyer of such business or assets or if we are under a duty to disclose or share your Data in order to comply with any legal obligation, or to protect the rights, property, or safety of A&L Goodbody, our customers, or others. This includes exchanging information with other companies and organisations for the purposes of fraud protection and credit risk reduction.
4. Links to other sites
Our Site may, from time to time, contain links to and from other websites. If you follow a link to any of those websites, please note that those websites have their own privacy policies and that we do not accept any responsibility or liability for those policies. Please check those policies before you submit any personal data to those websites.
5. Your rights
You may request access to, rectification, erasure or restriction of your Data, or object to the processing of your Data at any time. We will respond to your request in writing, or orally if requested, as soon as practicable and in any event not more than one month after receipt of your request. We may request proof of identification to verify your request. All requests should be addressed to Compliance@algoodbody.com.
You have the right to lodge a complaint with the Data Protection Commissioner if you are unhappy with how we are processing your Data.
6. Security and where we store your personal data
We are committed to protecting the security of your Data. We use a variety of security technologies and procedures to help protect your Data from unauthorised access and use. As effective as modern security practices are, no physical or electronic security system is entirely secure. We cannot guarantee the complete security of our database, nor can we guarantee that information you supply will not be intercepted while being transmitted to us over the Internet. We have implemented strict internal guidelines to ensure that your privacy is safeguarded at every level of our organisation. We will continue to revise policies and implement additional security features as new technologies become available. Where we have given you a password which enables you to access certain parts of our Site, you are responsible for keeping that password confidential. We ask you not to share your password with anyone.
The transmission of information via the Internet is not completely secure and may involve the transfer of Data to countries outside of the European Economic Area (EEA). Those countries may not provide an adequate level of protection in relation to processing your Data. By submitting your personal data, you agree to this transfer, storing and processing.
Although we will do our best to protect your Data, we cannot guarantee the security of your Data transmitted to our Site. Any transmission of Data is at your own risk. Once we receive your Data, we use appropriate security measures to seek to prevent unauthorised access.
7. Changes to this privacy statement
We reserve the right to change this Privacy Statement from time to time in our sole discretion. If we make any changes, we will post those changes here so that you can see what information we gather, how we might use that information and in what circumstances we may disclose it. By continuing to use our Site after we post any such changes, you accept and agree to this Privacy Statement as modified. You have the right to withdraw your consent at any time (see contact us below).
8. Contact Us
Questions, comments, requests and complaints regarding this Privacy Statement and the information we hold are welcome and should be addressed to Compliance@algoodbody.com or sent in writing to A&L Goodbody IFSC, North Wall Quay, Dublin 1. All requests will be dealt with promptly and efficiently.