Last updated: 25th April 2018. It may be subsequently updated.
Revisions to this Policy
If we make any material changes we will update the “Last updated” date.
What we collect
If you contact or instruct us (or enquire about our services), subscribe to receive our updates or if you attend a seminar or other McNair Chambers event (including training), or if you or your company provides or offers to provide its services to us we may collect current and historical personal information including your name, contact details, identification, organisation, position held, address including your postal and email addresses and internet protocol (IP) address. We may also collect data you provide by completing online forms via our website.
We may also collect personal information from third parties such as conference attendee lists, publicly available records, your employer and/or websites.
Why is it necessary for you to provide personal data?
Generally, your personal data will be provided entirely voluntarily; there are ordinarily no unfavourable effects for you if you choose not to agree to provide personal data. Nevertheless, there are situations in which McNair Chambers cannot take action without some aspects of your personal information, for example your personal information is required to process your instruction, to provide you with access to an online service or newsletter/update or to carry out a legally required compliance screening. In such instances, it will not be possible for us to provide you with your request and we will notify you accordingly.
What we do with the information we gather
We may use your personal information for the following purposes:
- If it is required for the fulfilment of a contract with you; or
- If you have provided your consent to such use; or
- If we determine such use of your information as not detrimental to you, within fair expectations, having a minimal impact on your privacy, and necessary to fulfil our legitimate interests; or
- To improve our services or to provide/offer our services or to invite you to events which we think will be interesting to you; or
- To send you regular updates, legal developments, and other information on issues we think will be of interest/use to you; or
- To use your personal information for research and marketing purposes; or
- To maintain and develop our relationship with you; or
- To use your personal information in connection with your job application; or
- To facilitate our internal business operations; or
- To issue invoices, manage accounts and records and collection of payments; or
- To comply with our legal/professional and regulatory requirements/obligations, including reporting to and/or being audited by national and international regulatory bodies; or
- To comply with court orders and exercise and/or defend our legal rights or however we are otherwise required to do so by law; or
- For any other purposes for which you give your consent.
Your personal information will only be retained for as long as is reasonably necessary.
If you no longer wish to receive updates from us
We hope you will find the information that we send you useful, however if you do not wish to receive emails from us, please contact us immediately via email at firstname.lastname@example.org with ‘unsubscribe’ in the subject heading, alternatively you can click on the ‘unsubscribe’ option button on the circular material.
We are committed to ensuring that your information is secure. In order to prevent unauthorised access, modification or disclosure, we have put in place suitable physical, electronic and managerial/organisational procedures to safeguard and secure the information we collect.
We require our third party cloud service providers to comply with appropriate information security and data protection standards. All partners and staff and third party providers with access to confidential data are bound by confidentiality obligations.
Third party sites
Our website and emails may contain links to other sites which are not controlled by us.
Users should consult the other sites' privacy policies. We do not accept responsibility for their use of information about you.
Third party disclosure
We may share your information with third parties, this may include if:
- you have given your consent for us to do so; or
- it is required for the purpose of compliance with any legal, regulatory or professional obligation; or
- if the information is required by a Third party agent bound by confidentiality obligations, such as a communications service provider or similar; or
- if the information is required by Third parties relevant to our business. This may include, but is not limited to, professional service providers, regulators, authorities and governmental institutions.
Controlling your personal information and your rights
We will not sell, distribute or lease your personal information to third parties unless we are required by law to do so.
The privacy regulations of some jurisdictions give individuals the right to access, amend or delete their personal information or, in some circumstances, to restrict or object to the processing of their personal information.
You may request details of personal information which we hold about you. A small fee may be payable.
If you would like a copy of the information held on you or if you believe that any information we are holding on you is incorrect or incomplete, please write to us and we will correct any information found to be incorrect.
Our contact details are shown in the Contact and Further Information section of this policy and can also be found on our contact page on our website www.mcnairchambers.com.
What cookies are
A cookie is a small file which may be placed on your computer's hard drive by the website you are visiting. In general, cookies do lots of different jobs, like letting you navigate between pages efficiently, storing your preferences, and generally improving your experience of a website. If you refuse to let cookies be placed on your computer, a website will think you are a new visitor every time you move to a new page on the site – for example, when you enter your login details and move to another page it won’t recognise you and it won’t be able to keep you logged in.
The following table indicates which cookies we are using and what they do.
|These cookies are used to collect information about how visitors use our site, which we use to help improve it. The cookies collect information in an anonymous form, including the number of visitors to the site, where visitors have come to the site from and the pages they visited.||Google Analytics privacy info
Opting out of Google Analytics
|CMS||PHPSESSID||This stores information anonymously merely to note whether visitors to the website are logged into the content management system or not.|
|Cookie warning||cc_cookie_accept||This simply stores your acceptance of the warning about cookies on the website home page.|
What to do if you don’t want cookies to be set
If you prefer, it is possible to block some or all cookies, or even to delete cookies that have already been set; but you need to be aware that some functions of the website might become inoperable. If you use the Internet Explorer browser, find out more info HERE. If you use Firefox, see the information HERE. If you are using Safari, see HERE.
Contact and Further Information
To find out more about McNair Chambers, please visit https://www.mcnairchambers.com/about-us/
Should you have any queries regarding this Privacy & Cookies Policy, or if you would like to submit a written complaint to about how we manage your personal information, please contact:
Chief Executive: Lucy Marie Jamieson
McNair Chambers LLC
Diplomatic Area, West Bay,
P.O. Box: 23939
Doha - Qatar
T: +974 4491 1404
F: +974 4491 1407
UK Number: +44 203 575 1200
If you do write to us in this regard, we will let you know how your complaint will be dealt with and may request further information, consult with third parties and keep records of your communication.