Data Protection Notice

This data protection notice was last updated on the 12th February 2020. When we make changes to this notice we’ll highlight them here and provide a link to older versions at the bottom of this page.


In general we

  • try to collect as little personal data as possible
  • place as little third party content on this website as we can
  • don’t use cookies if we can avoid it
  • use your data to respond to your enquiries and provide services to you
  • don’t give your personal information to third parties, with some exceptions

Who we are

The data controller is Article Eight Advocacy CLG, a company registered in Ireland (663077).

You can contact us by email at or by post at

8/10 Coke Lane, Smithfield,

Dublin 7, D07 EN2Y


What personal data do we collect?

We collect some information when you visit this website, and you may also give us some of your personal information.

Information we collect when you visit this website

We process transactional data such as your IP address in order to provide the pages of this website to you.

Our hosting provider does not store your IP address for any longer than is necessary for security purposes.

Information you give us

If you contact us we will collect and hold
  • Your name, identity and contact information

If you contact us and wish for us to help you with a data protection complaint, we will collect and hold

  • Your name, identity and contact information
  • Information about your complaint

We will retain this information for as long as is necessary to resolve this complaint.

Legal basis

The legal basis we use to process your personal data depends on the purpose of the processing.

We keep a record of enquiries received to help us plan our business strategy and confirm that we are offering what potential clients want. This is a legitimate interest under Article 6(f) of the GDPR.

We keep your personal data in order to manage our relationship with you. This is a legitimate interest and may also, depending on the nature of the relationship, be prior to entering into a contract to provide services as set out in Article 6(b) of the GDPR.

If you wish us to help you with a data protection complaint then we will process your personal data according to Article 6(b) of the GDPR – “processing is necessary for the performance of a contract to which the data subject is party or in order to take steps at the request of the data subject prior to entering into a contract”.

If we need to we may share your information with our legal partners FP Logue Solicitors. We will never do this without your consent, and this will be prior to entering into a contract to provide services as set out in Article 6(b) of the GDPR.


We don’t transfer or process personal data outside the EEA unless we have your specific consent or where the nature of the processing means we have to – for example if you use an email service provider located outside the EEA.


We don’t use analytics on this website and strive to minimise the amount of cookies placed on your device.

This site is built using WordPress and uses some plugins to extend the functionality of the site. These plugins may drop some cookies which we haven’t managed to disable. If you see a tracking cookie being dropped then get in touch with us and we’ll try and squash it.

Embedded content

We don’t embed content from other websites on this site where we can avoid doing so in order to prevent third party tracking.

For example, if we were to embed a YouTube video on our website then Google tracks you. Therefore we link to useful content and provide a warning where appropriate.

Data Processors

We do not currently use any data processors to process your personal data on our behalf.

Your Rights

You have a lot of rights in relation to the personal data we process. If you want to exercise any of these rights please contact us.

You have the right to access, to rectify, to object, to restriction of processing, to data portability in some situations and to lodge a complaint with your local data protection authority or the Data Protection Commission of Ireland.


Data Protection Fundamentals (basics, definitions and more …)
Your Rights (all your data protection rights: access, information, rectification and more …)
In More Detail (explorations and explanations of data protection concepts …)
Keeping Track (tracking Subject Access Requests and complaints to Supervisory Authorities …)

Legal basis