Privacy Policy

this privacy statement explains how we use personal information we collect

What personal information do we collect and how do we use it?

This Privacy Statement explains how we use personal information we collect.

What personal information do we collect and how do we use it?

The Data Protection Act 1998 places restrictions on the processing of personal data by a data controller. If you would like to see a definition of these terms please click here to view.

We collect personal information from you when you communicate with us using any media or in person. We may also collect personal data which relates to you from third parties.

Depending on your relationship with us, we shall process your personal data for the following purposes:

  • provision of legal, business and consultancy services;
  • administration of files and records;
  • transfers of data to other professionals and advisers (e.g. a patent attorney);
  • promotion and marketing of our services;
  • to keep you informed about legal developments;
  • statutory and regulatory compliance;
  • to process any enquiries raised by you and other communications initiated by you;
  • to send electronic marketing communications if you explicitly consent or we are otherwise permitted to do so under the Privacy and Electronic Marketing (EC Directive) Regulations 2003,; and
  • verification of your identity or of office holders of your organisation.

Prior to our processing your personal data for any of the above purposes we make sure that we are permitted to process the data under the Data Protection Act 1998. If no statutory condition applies to the form of processing we undertake, we can only undertake such processing with your consent. You may withdraw your consent to our processing your personal data for some of the above purposes by writing to the address set out below or following ‘unsubscribe’ links where provided in relation to our electronic marketing or updates.


We may use technology to track the patterns of behaviour of visitors to our website. This can include using cookies; small text files that are placed on users’ computers for record keeping purposes.

This website uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google, Inc. The information generated by the cookie about your use of the website (including your IP address) will be transmitted to and stored by Google. Google will use this information for the purpose of evaluating your use of the website.

If you would like to prevent us from collecting cookies when you visit our website, you can usually modify the privacy settings on your browser.

European Economic Area (EEA)

Information displayed on this website or sent to us over the Internet may be transferred outside of the EEA, where data protection laws are not as strong as within the EEA. If you have any concerns in relation to such transfers, you should not use the Internet as a means of communication with us.

Changes to the Privacy Statement

We may amend the way in which we collect, use and process personal data to enhance the level of service that we offer. We will notify you of any such changes at the point of any new personal information being collected or by updating this policy. Continued use of this website or submission of personal information to us will signify your acceptance to the changes.

Contact Us

If you have any queries relating to this Privacy & Cookies Policy please contact us.
Madden Black Ltd

CIDO Innovation Centre

73 Charlestown Road


BT63 5PP

Northern Ireland