Terms & Conditions & Privacy Statement

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Your use of the web site of the Guernsey Bar website is governed by these Terms and Conditions.

Your use of the web site of the Guernsey Bar website is governed by these Terms and Conditions.

Conditions of Use

1. The contents of these pages are provided as an information guide only, and do not constitute legal advice. Members of the public who have a legal problem should consult a suitably qualified Advocate.

2. These pages are up-dated from time to time, but may not always be up-to-date in every respect. No responsibility is accepted for loss arising from inaccurate or incomplete information, however caused.

3. No mention of any organisation, company or individual on these pages or on any pages to which there are links on these pages implies any approval or warranty as to the standing and capability of any such organisations, companies or individuals.

4. No liability is accepted in connection with any third party web sites that can be accessed through this web site and there is no endorsement or approval of the contents of any such site.

5. The user agrees that material downloaded or otherwise accessed through the use of this web site is obtained entirely at the user's own risk and that the user will be entirely responsible for any resulting damage to software or computer systems and/or any resulting loss of data, however caused.


Privacy Statement

The Guernsey Bar ("the Bar”) are committed to protecting and respecting your privacy and being transparent about what information the Bar holds about you.

This Privacy Policy (“Policy”) sets out the basis on which the personal data collected from you, or that you provide to the Bar, will be processed by it.

The Bar use's your information strictly in accordance with the laws concerning the protection of personal information and any information provided by you will only be used in accordance with this privacy policy.


For the purpose of the Data Protection (Guernsey) Law 2018 (the “Law”), the Data Controller is The Guernsey Bar.

All questions, comments and requests regarding this Policy should be addressed to the Guernsey Bar Secretary, Advocate T Carey at PO Box 98, Carey House, Les Banques, St Peter Port, Guernsey, GY1 4BZ.

The Bar isregistered with the Guernsey Data Protection Commissioner as a Data Controller under the Law and further details may be found on the Commissioner’s website.


The Bar may collect and process the personal information you provide when you:

(a)            Complete applications, forms or returns relating to membership (including applications or nominations for any committee or panel operated by the Guernsey Bar) or fulfilment of regulatory requirements and obligations on, www.guerneybar.com (“Website”) or separately provided to you electronically;

(b)            Contact the Bar with a query, including regarding complaints about our members.

(c)            On application for training events, and details provided for general meetings and the Annual General Meeting;

Depending on the reason for contacting the Bar it may collect and hold the following:

(a)            Your name and contact details (including telephone number(s), postal and email address);

(b)            Your contact preferences; and

(c)            Any other information the Bar may need in order to assist you.

The Law recognises that certain types of information are more sensitive than others. This is known as “special category data” and means information about health, race, religious beliefs, political opinions, trade union membership, genetic or biometric data, sex life or orientation, or criminal record or alleged criminal activity. The Bar does not collect this kind of information unless it is necessary to do so for legal proceedings or protection against malpractice or mismanagement.


The Bar will keep all personal information which is not publicly available confidential unless:

(a)            You have authorised the disclosure of that information, including in relation to complaints where the identity of the complainant and details of the complaint may be disclosed to the person complained about and to any party who has a legitimate and lawful involvement in the disciplinary process;

(b)             The Bar is required to disclose it for the purposes of any legal or regulatory requirement binding on it; and/or

(c)            The Bar considers that such disclosure is necessary in order to defend against any claim threatened or brought against it by any person.

The Bar may disclose your personal information to third parties:

(a)            If it is under a duty to disclose or share your personal data in order to comply with any legal obligation; or

(b)            To protect the Bar's rights, property, or safety, the Website, its users and any third party it interacts with to provide the website.

The Bar may also share your information with its trusted service providers (e.g its IT supplier) who are authorised to act on its behalf but will only do so when it is necessary.


The Bar takes appropriate measures to ensure that all personal data is kept secure.

The Bar cannot guarantee the security of your data when sent to our site or to the Bar. Although the Bar will do its best to protect your personal data any transmission is at your own risk. Once received we use security and procedures to prevent unauthorised access.

The Bar only keeps your personal information for as long as is required for the purpose of membership or to operate any service you have signed up for, and in accordance with legal requirements. Where your information is no longer required, the Bar will ensure it is disposed of, deleted (insofar as is possible to do so) or cached in a secure manner.


You have the right to access information held about you and you have the right to get any inaccurate information the Bar holds about you corrected. You may also ask the Bar to erase your information in certain circumstances.

You have the right to tell the Bar not to process your personal data for marketing purposes. The Bar will usually inform you (before collecting your data) if it intends to use your data for such purposes.

You can exercise these rights at any time by contacting the Bar using the contact details set out below:

Advocate T Carey

PO Box 98

Carey House

Les Banques

St Peter Port



Tel: 727272

Email: [email protected]


Changes to the Bar's Privacy Statement

The Bar reserves the right to amend this Privacy Statement at any time.  Any changes will be made available to you on the Bar's website.


If you have any complaints regarding the manner in which the Bar deals with your personal data you may also contact:

Office of the Data Protection Commissioner
St Martin's House
Le Bordage,
St Peter Port

Email: [email protected]

Telephone: +44 (0)1481 742074

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