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Privacy Notice

 

The purpose of this Privacy Notice is to inform you how the Dispute Resolution Service (DRS) processes personal information. It applies to personal information collected about solicitors, about other persons who are applying to the Dispute Resolution Service (DRS) for entry to the solicitors’ profession, about current and former employees and about applicants for employment made to the Dispute Resolution Service (DRS).

The Data Protection Act 1998

The Dispute Resolution Service (DRS) processes personal information in accordance with the eight data protection principles in the Data Protection Act 1998 and in accordance with an overriding duty of fairness to each individual concerned.

Personal information held by the Dispute Resolution Service (DRS) is subjected to different levels of restricted access to the administrative staff of the Dispute Resolution Service (DRS) in accordance with the variety of functions of the Dispute Resolution Service (DRS).

Where the Dispute Resolution Service (DRS) collects personal information about any person, that person has a right of access to the personal information under sections 7 to 15 of the Act. An application for access should be made in writing to the Dispute Resolution Service (DRS) at 96 Victoria Street Belfast BT1 3GN.

A person may write to request the correction of information held by the Dispute Resolution Service (DRS) in relation to that person.

Further information and comprehensive guidance on the Act is available from the web site and offices of the Information Commissioner locally at 51 Adelaide Street, Belfast BT2 8FE and from the head office at Wycliffe House, Water Lane, Wilmslow, Cheshire, SK9 5AF. The web address is www.ico.gov.uk/ .

Where a problem has arisen a person also has a right to complain directly to the Information Commissioner.