Privacy Statement

Website Privacy Statement

Venture Legal Services protects and respects your privacy. This Privacy Statement together with the associated Disclaimer sets out the basis on which any personal information (“Data”) we collect from you or that you provide to the firm on www.venturelaw.ie (the “Site”) will be processed. Please read the following carefully to understand our use of your Data.

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 forms. In particular, we may collect and process the following data about you:

  • your name;
  • your email address and other contact details you furnish to us;
  • the time and date of your visit;
  • information that you provide by filling in forms on our Site, including 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;
  • 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.

Our site also uses cookies for the purposes of our analytics programs. Cookies are small text files which are placed on your computer to allow our analytics programs to track your interaction with our Site. You can control how your browser responds to cookies using your browser settings.

SECURITY & WHERE WE STORE YOUR PERSONAL DATA

We use all reasonable endeavours to protect 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. If we give 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 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 but we cannot accept liability in any case where those security measures prove insufficient to safeguard your data.

USES MADE OF YOUR DATA

We use your Data that we hold to:

  • ensure that our Site presents interesting and relevant information for you, our user;
  • 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
  • notify you about changes to our service.

We may provide advertisers with aggregate statistical information about our users. We may also 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 save only the event of a sale or merger of all or part of the business of our firm.

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 do not want us to use your Data in this way, please tick the relevant box situated on the form on which we collect your Data. If you wish to stop the use of your Data for those purposes at any time please contact us (see CONTACT US below).

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 Venture Legal Services, our customers, or others. This includes exchanging information with other companies and organisations for the purposes of fraud protection and credit risk reduction.

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.

ACCESS TO INFORMATION AND CORRECTION

You may request in writing copies of your Data held by us as data controller. We will provide you with a copy of the Data held by us as soon as practicable and in any event not more than 40 days after the request in writing. There may be a charge to access your Data. We may also request proof of identification to verify your access request. All requests should be addressed to our firm at info@venturelaw.ie

If your Data that we hold is inaccurate, please let us know and we will make the necessary amendments, erase or block the relevant Data as you request and notify you within 40 days of your request that the relevant action has been taken. All requests should be addressed to our firm at info@venturelaw.ie

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.

CHANGES TO OUR 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.

CONTACT US

Questions, comments, requests and complaints regarding this Privacy Statement and the information we hold are welcome and should be addressed to the firm at info@venturelaw.ie or sent in writing to Venture Legal Services, 77 Sir John Rogerson’s Quay, Dublin 2. All requests will be dealt with in accordance with the timescales envisaged under applicable legislation.