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Privacy Statement

We acknowledge your right to privacy.

Please be assured that it is our intention to fully respect your right to privacy when using this MFI website.

Information you provide to us when applying included in the Panel of Mediators, which will typically include your name and contact details and details of your relevant educational qualifications and work experience is within your editorial control. It is, of course, in your interest to ensure that this information is regularly refreshed and updated. You will be given a personal Login password which enables you to access the part of the site where your personal information is stored. Please bear in mind that you are responsible for keeping this password confidential and we ask you not to share your password with anyone.

It is our practice to seek your permission to send your personal details logged in this part of the site to Solicitors who have sought our assistance in nominating a mediator. Such information will not be conveyed to Solicitors in this manner without first checking with you as to whether you are conflicted in any way in relation to the potential mediation or dispute resolution process and after you have given your permission for the information to be so conveyed.

Whereas it is intended to develope this site as an interactive and vital forum for the exchange of information and ideas in relation to Civil Mediation, ADR and related matters we wish to provide assurances about our policy in relation to the collection and use of any personal information.

It is not our intention to collect any personal data about you on our site, apart from information which you volunteer when you reqest to be included on the Panel.
Any information which you provide in this way will not be made available to any third parties without your prior consent. It will be treated with the highest standard of security and confidentiality, strictly in accordance with the Data Protection Acts and used by us only in line with the purpose for which you provided it.

Collection and use of technical information
 

Technical details in connection with visits to our site may be logged by our internet service provider for our statistical purposes. No information will be collected that could be used by us to identify website visitors.
The technical details logged are confined to the following terms:

  • the IP address of the visitor's web server
  • the top-level domain name used (for example .ie, .com, .org, .net)
  • the previous website address from which the visitor reached us, including any search terms used
  • clickstream data which shows the traffic of visitors around this web site (for example pages accessed and documents downloaded)
  • the type of browser used by the website visitor.

We make no attempt to identify individual visitors, or to associate the technical details listed above with any individual. It is our policy never to disclose such technical information in respect of individual website visitors to any third party (apart from our internet service provider, which records such data on our behalf and which is bound by confidentiality provisions in this regard), unless obliged to disclose such information by a rule of law. The technical information is only used by us, and we use it only for statistical and other administrative purposes such as assessing the number of visitors to the different sections of our site and identifying the nature of the information most and least used.

Use of cookies
 

'Cookies' are small pieces of information placed on your computer by a website and which, typically, can be read by the website on your subsequent visits. The information stored in a cookie may relate to your browsing habits on the web page, or contain a unique identification number so that the site can 'remember' you on your return visit. Our website does not use cookies. Visitors can use our site with no loss of functionality if cookies are disabled from the web browser.
 

Links to third parties.
 

We intend to develope our alliances and therefore will have links to websites of relevant third parties but we are not responsible for the privacy policies or the content of such sites.
 


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