1.    Blackrock Consulting and Importance of Privacy

1.1.    The proprietor of this website at www.blackrockconsulting.net (the “Website”), Blackrock Consulting, an (Irish registered business name, Address: 18-19 College Green, Dublin 2, Ireland (“Blackrock Consulting”) takes privacy and data protection very seriously.
1.2.   Blackrock Consulting respects the privacy of users accessing this Website and clients using Blackrock Consulting services (“you,” “your”) and Blackrock Consulting is committed to protecting your privacy. Blackrock Consulting will ensure that any personal data received from you will be processed in accordance the Data Protection Act 1988 & 2003 and the Privacy Policy set out below.
1.3.    In any event you are able to access this Website, subject to Blackrock Consulting Website Terms of Use, without identifying yourself personally and browsing this Website does not require you to reveal any personal data.

2.    Data Collection by Blackrock Consulting

2.1.    This Website allows you to access information relating to the services of Blackrock Consulting in the field of sale and purchase of privately owned companies, to facilitate contact of potential clients and businesses interested in such services and to arrange meetings, seminars and other events for such interested parties with a view to Blackrock Consulting providing such services under contract. This Website also provides you with access to latest blog posts provided by Blackrock Consulting.
2.2.    Personal data about you will be collected when you contact Blackrock Consulting to request further information about Blackrock Consulting services, apply to attend seminars and events, and copy publications in the mentioned ways. Personal data will also be collected from you should you wish to engage Blackrock Consulting services.
2.3.    You will be required to give us certain personal data on online forms submitted via the Internet and, in relation to engaging Blackrock Consulting services, as otherwise as requested by Blackrock Consulting. The types of personal data you provide to us in online forms submitted via the Website will include full name, job title, business name, contact telephone numbers, e-mail addresses, contact preferences and any other personal data which you may provide within the details of your request. In the event that you decide to engage Blackrock Consulting services as outlined on the Website, certain further personal data will be collected from you, including financial data with respect to payment of fees, and Blackrock Consulting will always be transparent as to exactly what personal data will be required from you before you commit.

2.4.    We may monitor, record, store and use telephone calls:

– for staff training purposes, helping us to improve the quality of our customer service and to ensure the information we provide is consistent and accurate

– for reporting on the types and numbers of enquiries we receive

– to check instructions given to us

We understand your personal information is important and we are committed to protecting your privacy, any information you disclose will be for Blackrock Consulting use only and unless agreed otherwise with yourselves will not be passed to a third party.

3.    Purpose Specification

3.1.    Personal data which may be collected from you in accordance with the above data collection provisions and Blackrock Consulting will at all times keep your personal data private, confidential and secure and will not disclose your personal data to any third party, person, other organisation, institution or authority unless legally required to do so, in which case Blackrock Consulting will inform you of its legal obligation in this regard in advance.
3.2.   Blackrock Consulting may use your personal data to communicate with and contact you pursuant to your requests for information and applications to attend events via the Website as well as in relation to the provision of any services which you may choose to engage Blackrock Consulting to provide under contract.
3.3.    Blackrock Consulting use anonymous cookies to better analyse and understand who uses this website, the pages they access and the features they engage with, so as to be able to improve the website and the services provided by Blackrock Consulting.
3.4.    Blackrock Consulting may also occasionally use your personal data to contact you to request completion of website user or client care surveys from you or for carrying out market research surveys and/or informing you of new services provided by Blackrock Consulting, subject that you will always be given the opportunity to opt-out of any such communications from Blackrock Consulting.
3.5.    You agree that if Blackrock Consulting transfers ownership or management of the Website or the Blackrock Consulting business or the company Blackrock Consulting to a third party, Blackrock Consulting may also transfer your personal data and any other information about you to such third party as part of the transfer of ownership, subject to such third party agreeing to abide by this Privacy Policy.
3.6.    Blackrock Consulting will not collect additional personal data about you or sources other than you, such as public records or bodies or private organisations, unless Blackrock Consulting specifically notifies you in advance.
3.7.    You agree to the use of your personal data by Blackrock Consulting in the above ways. If Blackrock Consulting wishes to use your personal data for a new or different purpose, Blackrock Consulting will seek your permission in advance. Blackrock Consulting takes seriously the trust you place in it.

4.    Protection of Personal Data and Storage

4.1.    Blackrock Consulting recognises and acknowledges the crucial importance to you of keeping secure and private any and all personal data which Blackrock Consulting may collect from you during the course of your access to and use of this Website and/ or during your engagement and use of Blackrock Consulting services under contract (if any). Blackrock Consulting is committed to preventing any unauthorised access to your personal data by any third party or person.
4.2.    Accordingly, Blackrock Consulting has secure computer systems in place and adequate security software and procedures (including password protection for access to its computer systems) as are suitable and necessary to ensure that any personal data provided by you to BCMS will be kept securely stored and will not be publically accessible.

4.3.    Blackrock Consulting draws your attention to the fact that any information carried over the Internet is not 100% secure. Information and data can be intercepted, lost, redirected, corrupted, changed and accessed by other people, and so Blackrock Consulting recommends that you also take steps to ensure that you check such details as e-mail addresses very carefully before sending communications to Blackrock Consulting.

5.    Subject Access Requests under the Data Protection Act

5.1.    Under the Data Protection Act 1988 & 2003, Blackrock Consulting is obliged on receipt of a written request from you (“subject access request”), to provide you with a copy of your personal data which Blackrock Consulting may be in possession of within 40 days of your request.
5.2.    The Data Protection Act 1988 & 2003 permits Blackrock Consulting to charge a fee of €10 for providing responses to subject access requests and Blackrock Consulting may charge this to respond to you. Blackrock Consulting will also require full proof of your identity (passport, driver’s licence or current bills etc.) in order to reply to a subject access request. Blackrock Consulting also reserves the right to refuse to provide copies of your personal data held by Blackrock Consulting in response to a subject access request, but will give full reasons for any such refusal and allow you to appeal.
5.3.    Blackrock Consulting wishes to ensure that they hold accurate personal data about you and do not continue to hold it if you no longer want us to. Therefore, you have the right at any time to have any such data which Blackrock Consulting is holding to be amended, completed or deleted.
5.4.    Please contact us to update any of your personal data or to request access to your personal data via:

Email: sales@blackrockconsulting.net


Information Officer

Blackrock Consulting

18-19 College Green

Dublin 2


6.   Links

6.1.    This Website contains certain links to websites of third parties (“Links”). These Links are not part of the Website and Blackrock Consulting are not liable for them.
6.2.    In the event that you click on a Link you will leave the Website. Blackrock Consulting does not control the third party websites accessible via Links or the types of personal data which such third party websites accessible via Links may collect from you. Accordingly, Blackrock Consulting are not responsible or liable for the privacy practices of third party websites accessible via Links.
6.3.    It is possible that third party websites accessible via Links may issue cookies to users, collect personal data without transparency, solicit personal data, release personal data to third parties or otherwise not comply with the Data Protection Act and so Blackrock Consulting recommends that you proceed with cautions with regard to providing any personal data via third party websites accessible via Links which is at your own risk.

7.    Automatic Capture of Data

7.1.   Our Website cookies. A cookie is a small file of letters and numbers that we put on your computer if you agree. A browser in a text file called ‘cookie.txt’ then stores the message. Each time the browser requests a page from the server, the cookie message is sent back. The cookies we use are [analytical] cookies and their main objective is to identify users and personalise their visit by customising web pages for them, for example by welcoming them by name next time they visit the same website. This helps us to provide you with a good experience when you browse our website and also allows us to improve the way our website works, for example by ensuring that users are finding what they are looking for easily. Notwithstanding the above, Blackrock Consulting may use cookies for collecting personal data on the Website which will be held and used in accordance with the Data Protection Act.

8.    Amendment of this Privacy Policy

8.1.    Blackrock Consulting reserves the right to modify this Privacy Policy at any time without notice. Any such modification will be effective and binding immediately on posting on this Website. Amendments to this Privacy Policy will not be valid unless they are made in writing in this way by Blackrock Consulting.

9.    Feedback

9.1.    If you have any feedback or questions about Blackrock Consulting use of your personal data or about this Privacy Policy, please send Blackrock Consulting an e-mail to sales@blackrockconsulting.net

9.2.    If you send us personal data via e-mail, Blackrock Consulting will use it to respond to your request. If you e-mail us we will keep a record of your e-mail address.

10.    Governing Law

10.1.    This Privacy Policy and Blackrock Consulting privacy and data protection obligations will be governed by Irish law and the parties hereby submit to the exclusive jurisdiction of the Irish courts.