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Privacy Notice

Law Centre NI is registered with the Information Commissioner’s Office and all personal data we hold is held in accordance with UK General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).

In compliance with GDPR, personal data may only be held and processed where there is a lawful basis for doing so. The lawful basis adopted by Law Centre NI will vary depending on the purpose for which you access our services. We are committed to protecting the privacy and personal data of all those we engage with in the course of our work.

This privacy policy has been developed so that we can clearly communicate to our service users, staff, supporters and stakeholders the types of personal data we may collect and the lawful basis for doing so. It also explains how we will store and manage this data, keep it safe and dispose of it securely when it is no longer used.

Law Centre NI offers a range of services including providing legal advice and representation, a telephone advice line, training, information and communication, membership, employment and volunteer placements.

What type of data do we hold?

In order for Law Centre NI to carry out the various works within each of our services we are required to collect and process certain personal data that may include but is not limited to:

  • Full name
  • Address, post code, phone number and email
  • National Insurance number
  • Employment history
  • Monitoring information including: gender; race; ethnicity; religion; age; sexual orientation; trade union membership; criminal convictions (this will apply to recruitment only)
  • Bank details
  • Medical records
  • Healthcare professional records
  • Welfare benefit details

Your consent

Consent may be gained through verbal consent on our telephone advice line or written consent where we are acting on your behalf in court proceedings or representing you at tribunals. Whenever you have given us your consent to use your personal data, you have the right to change your mind at any time and withdraw that consent.

In cases where we are processing your personal data on the basis of our legitimate interest, you can ask us to stop for reasons connected to your individual situation. We must then do so unless we believe we have a legitimate over-riding reason to continue processing your personal data. We will inform you if this is the situation.

How do we use your data?