Notification of Changes to This Policy.
The Chamber of Advocates is continually upgrading and including new functionality and features to its website; improving and adding to existing products, services, and programmes. Consequently, because of these ongoing changes; changes in the Law; and the changing nature of technology; the data practices of the Chamber of Advocates will change from time to time. The Chamber of Advocates will notify if and when such changes occur by posting them on the website. We encourage you to check this page frequently. This policy was last updated on 14.09.2015
Personal Data Collected Through www.avukati.org
The only personal data the Chamber of Advocates currently collects through its website is the information voluntarily given through the use of its site; ex. when this site is used to contact the Chamber of Advocates with questions and comments. When a form on the website is filled, names and other contact information can be provided, including company name, e-mail address, and mailing address; the mailing address of the company; or other personal information.
Use of Personal Data Collected Through www.avukati.org
The Chamber of Advocates uses the personal data information provided to answer any query posted through the site. The Chamber of Advocates and its affiliates, also uses this information to help improve the content and functionality of its website; to better understand its members’ requirements; and to improve its services. The Chamber of Advocates and its affiliates may use this information to contact its members in the future to inform about services which might be of interest to you.
Similarly, "subscription" e-mail services may be provided, either directly or through its affiliates, to enable the receipt of current news about the Chamber of Advocates; its foundation, the Malta Law Academy and the Junior Chamber of Advocates. For all such services an opportunity to "opt-out" of, or cancel, the subscription will be provided.
Requirements and Criteria for Processing
The Chamber of Advocates ensures that:
(a) personal data is processed fairly and lawfully;
(b) personal data is always processed in accordance with good practice;
(c) personal data is only collected for specific, explicitly stated and legitimate purposes;
(d) personal data is not processed for any purpose that is incompatible with that for which the information is collected;
(e) personal data that is processed is adequate and relevant in relation to the purposes of the processing;
(f) no more personal data is processed than is necessary having regard to the purposes of the processing;
(g) personal data that is processed is correct and, if necessary, up to date;
(h) all reasonable measures are taken to complete, correct, block or erase data to the extent that such data is incomplete or incorrect, having regard to the purposes for which they are processed;
(i) personal data is not kept for a period longer than is necessary, having regard to the purposes for which they are processed.
Personal data may be processed only if:
(a) the data subject has unambiguously given his consent; or
(b) 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; or
(c) processing is necessary for compliance with a legal obligation to which Chamber of Advocates is subject; or
(d) processing is necessary in order to protect the vital interests of the data subject; or
(e) processing is necessary for the performance of an activity that is carried out in the public interest or in the exercise of official authority vested in the Chamber of Advocates or in a third party to whom the data is disclosed; or
(f) processing is necessary for a purpose that concerns a legitimate interest of the Chamber of Advocates or of such a third party to whom personal data is provided, except where such interest is overridden by the interest to protect the fundamental rights and freedoms of the data subject and in particular the right to privacy.
Anonymous Data collected through www.avukati.org
In addition to the information provided during the use of the website, the Chamber of Advocates uses technology to collect anonymous information about its use. Technology can be used to track how many visitors access the website; the date and time of the visit; the length of their stay; and which pages they view. Technology can also be used to determine which web browsers our visitors use and the address from which they accessed our site (for example, if they connected to the Chamber of Advocates website by clicking on one of our banner ads).
This technology does not identify the user personally; it simply enables the compilation of statistics about visitors and their use of the site. The Chamber of Advocates and its affiliates use this anonymous data, and share it with third parties to improve the content and functionality of the website, to better understand its customers and markets, and to improve its services.
Disclosure of Personal Data.
Link to Other Sites.
Rectification, Deletion, etc.
The Chamber of Advocates shall, at the request of the data subject, immediately rectify, block, or erase such personal data that has not been processed in accordance with the Data Protection Act or with regulations made thereunder.
The Chamber of Advocates shall notify any third party to whom the data has been disclosed about the measures undertaken as aforesaid.
Provided that no such notification need be provided if it is shown to be impossible or will involve a disproportionate effort.
Subject Access Policy
The Chamber of Advocates will provide information in response to any reasonable subject access request. The Chamber of Advocates will ensure data are kept in an accessible form to facilitate subject access.
The Chamber of Advocates, at the request of the data subject, shall provide to the data subject, without excessive delay and without expense, written information as to whether personal data concerning the data subject is processed:
Provided that such a request as aforesaid shall only be made by the data subject at reasonable intervals.
Any such application shall be made in writing to the Chamber of Advocates and is to be signed by the data subject.
If such data is processed the Chamber of Advocates shall provide to the data subject written information in an intelligible form about:
(a) actual information about the data subject which is processed;
(b) where this information has been collected;
(c) the purpose of the processing;
(d) to which recipients or categories of recipients the information is disclosed; and
(e) knowledge of the logic involved in any automatic processing of data concerning
the data subject.