Data Protection

Our Data Privacy Policy
We collect or may collect three types of information online:

The main ways we use this information:

The main way we let other selected companies use this information:

To help fulfill your educational or recruitment requirements and help deliver what you have asked us for .

And, for your peace of mind:


This website is owned and run by The Institute of Paralegals. We respect your privacy. This policy explains:

Q. How do we collect data about you and your use of this Website?
Q. How do we use your data - including marketing use and how to opt out of it?
Q. Who can your data be disclosed to?
Q. What countries will your data pass through?
Q. Why do we link to other Websites?
Q. Do we take statistical data?
Q. Can we make changes to this policy?

Q. How do we collect data about you and your use of this Website?

A. You are in control of what information we collect about you. However, if you choose not to share your information some areas of the Website may not be accessible or usable.
We may ask you for information about yourself when you use some elements of this site. We may also invite you to complete surveys or provide us with feedback.

We and our web host may also collect information about your use of the Website from cookies and by the use of Javascript tags. We may match information gathered from these sources with any information you have given us about yourself for the purposes explained in this policy.

Cookies are small data files which are sent to your browser and the Javascript tags are used to read such cookies. Most browsers automatically accept cookies but you can both delete existing cookies from your browser and, by editing your browser options, choose not to receive cookies in future.

Q. How do we use your data - including marketing use and how to opt out of it?

A. We use your data to improve the service we offer you and to try and ensure that you get the best out of our websites.

Non-marketing use
We will use the information you enter at the site for administration purposes and any other purposes made clear in the data entry forms themselves, in any relevant terms or conditions and on any pages or emails which link to such forms. Certain cookies may be sent to your browser to help us to save you time.

Website customisation and targeting of adverts

We use the data you give us about yourself when you join the Institute to build up a picture of your interests - we then try to ensure that, when you visit the site, you don't miss the offers and information most relevant to you. For this purpose, we may also link the data you give us with data about your use of the site (gathered via cookies).

The Institute may share website usage information about visitors to our Website with a reputable third-party advertising company for the purpose of targeting our Internet banner advertisements on other sites. For this purpose, we and our third-party advertising company note some of the pages you visit on our Website through the use of pixel tags (also called clear gifs). The information collected by this third-party advertising company through the use of these pixel tags is not personally identifiable. To opt out of this targeting program, please email us at

Please note, if you remain in this targeting program we may also use pixel tag data collected for the purposes of statistical analysis, website customisation and direct marketing, as further explained in the relevant sections of this policy.

If you join the Institute we will record your personal details. Your data will be used principally to provide you with services or facilities. We retain the data you provide from time to time, including data we collect when you use our services and facilities. Your data may be used for the following purposes: accounting, billing and audit, credit or other payment card verification, security, administrative and legal purposes, operation of membership programmes, systems testing, maintenance and development, customer relations and to help us in any future dealings with you, for example by identifying your requirements and preferences. For these purposes we may disclose your data to any of the Institute's partners mentioned in the Website from time to time. This may involve sending your data between different countries, including countries outside the European Economic Area.

Direct Marketing

The data you give us about yourself, will enable us and our said partners to give you updates using the contact details you provide, on promotions and services we think may interest you or to involve you in market research. To improve our picture of your interests we may link the data you give us with any data we have gathered (via cookies) about your use of the site. In some cases we may also wish to share your data with other selected companies so that they can update you on promotions and services they think may be of interest to you.

Whenever we ask you for information about yourself you may, by ticking the relevant box, opt out of receiving these marketing communications from us (and we will not disclose your information to any third party for marketing after you opt out). In addition, whenever you are contacted by email you will be told how to opt out of being updated by email in the future. From time to time we may run customer surveys. For the purpose of these surveys we may combine cookie data with your answers but we will ensure that the survey results do not identify individual respondents.

Q. Who can your data be disclosed to?

A. Disclosure of your data to others may be necessary to ensure the smooth provision to you of the products, services and information you request.
We may also disclose the data that we hold about you to selected third parties to enable them to update you on their promotions and services. We will not make such disclosures without giving you the ability to opt out. If at any time you opt out of being updated we will cease all such future disclosures of data.

Q. What countries will your data pass through?

A. We want our members and customers to benefit from the Institute's international connections. Accordingly, in operating this site, as outlined in this privacy policy, we may send data about site visitors through or to other countries, both inside and outside Europe.

Q. Why do we link to other websites?

A. We use links to improve your experience of our website. We will always seek to make these links clear, so that you know if and when you have left our website. However, please be aware that these websites are owned and run by other companies and organisations and we cannot accept responsibility for any information you divulge to a linked website.

Q. Do we take statistical data?

A. We try to ensure that our website offers visitors exactly what they are looking for. To help us achieve this goal we may analyse anonymous data collected by cookies about how visitors use the website. Such data also helps us to measure the success of our advertising campaigns.
We may also collect Internet Protocol addresses to help diagnose problems with our servers and for system administration, but we don´t link these addresses to any person's name or identity.

Q. Can we make changes to this policy?

A. Because we are constantly improving our sites there may be developments in how we use your data - all such developments will be notified to you by updating this notice.


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