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Privacy Policy

24 July 2018

1. Introduction


The Association of Disabled Lawyers (‘ADL’) is a group of disabled people lawyers who are committed to removing barriers to practice and promoting disabled people’s rights. ADL is a membership organisation run by a committee of volunteers. ADL membership includes, but is not limited to: students, paralegals, trainee solicitors, solicitors, pupil barristers, barristers and academics. 

This ADL Privacy Policy is designed to explain the types of personal data we may collect about you as our members, how we will store it, handle it and keep it safe. Please contact if you have any queries about this policy.

2. Legal Basis for Holding Information

ADL has a legitimate interest in collecting, storing and processing the personal data of members in order to keep them informed of our activities and interests. ADL uses your personal data to pursue this legitimate interest in a way that does not materially impact your rights, freedom or interests.

In specific situations, we can collect and process your data with your consent. Becoming a member is giving us to collect and process your personal data.

3. When Do We Collect Your Data?

ADL collects your personal data when you sign up to become a member of ADL through the ADL  website. ADL also collects your data that is publicly available online in order to expand our contacts.


4. What Sort of Personal Data Do We Collect?


ADL collects the following data from members when they sign up via the ADL website: 

a)    Name;

b)    Email address;

c)    Your stage of study / work;

d)    Address and postcode;

e)    Your place of work/study.

5. Why Do We Use Your Personal Data?


  1. ADL uses your name and email address to provide you with information about the Association, our activities, interests, blog and events.  

  2. We use your postal address and postcode as a means of making sure you are who you say you are. This is important for making sure you are members when voting at meetings. It is also a legal requirement for certain types of organisations that we may become.

  3. Details of your place and stage of work and/or study is collected to ensure you qualify for membership and better understand the diversity of legal professions being represented in the ADL.

6. How Do We Protect Your Personal Data?


ADL protects your data by ensuring that only people with a legitimate interest in processing your data has access to it. All ADL email accounts and documents are password protected. Executive Committee members must only password protected devices to access ADL personal data. 

ADL will not hold any personal data longer than necessary. Your personal data will be deleted within thirty days of the end of your membership.

Your data will not be shared with other organisations without your consent unless specified in our privacy notice


7. Who Do We Share Your Data With?


ADL may share your contact details with third parties when you sign up for an event.


8. What Are Your Rights Over Your Personal Data?

You have a right to request:

a)     Access to the personal data that we hold about you;

b)     Correction of your personal data when incorrect, out of date or incomplete;

c)     That your data be deleted.


Please bear in mind when making requests that the ADL committee is formed entirely of volunteers. ADL will endeavour to process any requests within thirty days.  


If you wish to make any of the requests above, please contact

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