Who We Are

Our website address is: http://www.nsalliance.ie. The company is the National Solicitors Alliance (NSA). It was founded by two solicitors, Brian Cunneen and Philip Ó Riada, and one barrister, Martin Canny and is an association of carefully selected small to medium-sized law firms. Please contact us at [email protected]

  What Personal Data We Collect And Why We Collect It

Visitors to the Site:

We have a contact form on the profile page for each solicitor firm we list on the site. The National Solicitors Alliance does not retain your query, name or any personal information submitted via this contact form. The National Solicitors Alliance does not provide legal advice. Each Member Firm operates independently of the Alliance and will deal with your enquiry directly.

However we do collect your email address and name if you tick the box to consent to this underneath the contact form. Our purpose in doing this is so that we can follow up with you after seven days to check that your query was dealt with by our member.

NSA Members:

This sections applies only to firms that are members of the NSA. In order to fulfil our service towards members and create a profile page where visitors to nsalliance.ie can see their details we collect the following: name of solicitor(s), email addresses, phone numbers and firm address.

  Media

There is no facility for visitors to the site to upload media to the site.

Logged in NSA members can upload pictures to the website when adding or editing profile information. If you upload images to the website, you should avoid uploading images with embedded location data (EXIF GPS) included. Visitors to the website can download and extract any location data from images on the website.

  Comments

Comments are not currently enabled on the site but may be in the future. In this case when visitors leave comments on the site we will collect the data shown in the comments form, and also the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection.

An anonymised string created from your email address (also called a hash) may be provided to the Gravatar service to see if you are using it. The Gravatar service privacy policy is available here: https://automattic.com/privacy/. After approval of your comment, your profile picture is visible to the public in the context of your comment.

  Contact Forms

We have a contact form on the profile page for each solicitor firm we list on the site. Please see the section under ‘What personal data we collect and why we collect it’ above for more details on the data we collect. As mentioned the NSA does not retain any personal details unless you consent to us following up to ensure your query was dealt with by our member. We do not use your details for marketing purposes.

  Cookies

To improve your experience on our site, we use ‘cookies’. Cookies are an industry standard and most major web sites use them. A cookie is a small text file that our site may place on your computer as a tool to remember your preferences. You may refuse the use of cookies by selecting the appropriate settings on your browser, however please note that if you do this you may not be able to use the full functionality of this website.

Visitors to the Site:

If you leave a comment on our site (if we add this functionality to the site) you may opt-in to saving your name, email address and website in cookies. These are for your convenience so that you do not have to fill in your details again when you leave another comment. These cookies will last for one year.

See section under analytics below for more information on cookies we use in relation to this.

NSA Members:

When you log in to this site, we will set a temporary cookie to determine if your browser accepts cookies. This cookie contains no personal data and is discarded when you close your browser.

When you log in, we will also set up several cookies to save your login information and your screen display choices. Login cookies last for two days, and screen options cookies last for a year. If you select “Remember Me”, your login will persist for two weeks. If you log out of your account, the login cookies will be removed.

If you edit or publish an article, an additional cookie will be saved in your browser. This cookie includes no personal data and simply indicates the post ID of the article you just edited. It expires after 1 day.

  Embedded Content From Other Websites

Articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website.

These websites may collect data about you, use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking, and monitor your interaction with that embedded content, including tracking your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.

  Analytics

We use a popular plugin called MonsterInsights to implement Google Analytics. Google Analytics is a service which transmits website traffic data to Google servers in the United States. We use reports provided by Google Analytics to help us understand website traffic and webpage usage. This helps us better understand how our users are using the site and improve it.

In order to have this functionality a number of cookies are used. You can see more details on which cookies are used by Google Analytics here along with a description of each one. (Note: we do not have google adverts on the site so the cookies associated with this described in the link above are not used). We have enabled an additional feature to further protect users privacy to anonymise IP addresses. This means that the last portion of the IP address is not stored so it gives us a sense of where in the world our visitors are coming from but not exact locations.

By using this website, you consent to the processing of data about you by Google in the manner described in Google’s Privacy Policy– external site and for the purposes set out above. You can opt out of Google Analytics if you disable or refuse the cookie, disable JavaScript, or use the opt-out service provided by Google external site. Learn more about how Google use this data, what data is collected and instructions on how to opt out of Google Analytics here.

  Who We Share Your Data With

We do not share your data with anyone. As stated above, any enquiries sent through a contact form on a solicitor profile page goes directly to that solicitor firm.

  How Long We Retain Your Data

If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so we can recognise and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue.

For NSA members who have an account on our site, we also store the personal information they provide in their user profile. All users can see, edit, or delete their personal information at any time (except that they cannot change their username). Website administrators can also see and edit that information.

  What Rights You Have Over Your Data

If you have an account on this site, or have left comments, you can request to receive an exported file of the personal data we hold about you, including any data you have provided to us. You can also request that we erase any personal data we hold about you. This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.

  Where We Send Your Data

Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service.

  Your Contact Information

Please contact us at [email protected] if you have any queries.

  How We Protect Your Data

We have implemented extensive security measures on the site itself including use of Google Captcha for log in, limiting permissions for user roles to view certain data, use of leading security plugins to make the site more difficult to hack, implementation of a firewall. We monitor the site continuously to make sure plugins and the wordpress installation is up to date and in particular to apply any security updates as soon as possible.