Who we are

Our website address is: http://staging.belfastchamber.com.

What personal data we collect and why we collect it


When visitors leave comments on the site we 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.


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.

Contact forms


If you leave a comment on our 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.

If you have an account and 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.


Who we share your data with

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 users that register on our website (if any), 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 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

Additional information

How we protect your data

What data breach procedures we have in place

What third parties we receive data from

What automated decision making and/or profiling we do with user data

Industry regulatory disclosure requirements

Privacy and Cookies

Who we are

Belfast Chamber for Trade and Commerce is the voice of business in Belfast. We have been representing businesses in the city since 1912 and we have more than 400 members.

This privacy policy explains how we use any personal information we collect about you when you use this website or access our services.

What information we collect about you

We collect information about you when you engage with us or have requested access to our resources or services. The nature of the data that we keep on record may include your name, company name, email address, mailing address, telephone number, business plans, and bank details.  These details are only held if deemed relevant to the specific programme/assistance we are providing to you.  This list is not exhaustive. Please do not provide us with this information if you do not want it stored.

How will we use the information about you?

We use this information to keep you informed of programmes, news or events that may be of help to your business.  We may need to share your personal information with other organisations to provide you with the services you have chosen.

Occasionally we may share information with other public bodies that provide economic development activities and whose services we feel would benefit those companies that operate in the relevant area that the agency is providing a service.

As required by law we may disclose information to government bodies and law enforcement agencies for their enforcement purposes. Belfast Chamber will not sell your personal information to any other company.


We would like to send you information about products and services of ours which may be of interest to you.

If you no longer wish to be contacted for these purposes, please Unsubscribe here.

Access to your information and correction

You have the right to request a copy of the information that we hold about you. If you would like a copy of some or all of your information, please email info@belfastchamber.com or write to us at the following address; Privacy Officer. Belfast Chamber. Arthur House, 41 Arthur Street
Belfast, Co. Antrim, BT1 4GB.

Accuracy of personal information

While we make all efforts to keep our data current we would ask you to inform us of any changes in your personal information so that we may keep our records up to date at all times. If we do hold information about you, you can ask us to update or correct any mistakes by contacting the communications team at info@belfastchamber.com or by calling +4428 9033 1399.

Opt-Out to Disclosure of personal information

If you do not want your details to be used in any of the ways described above, please advise Belfast Chamber by getting in touch with us or by notifying the communications team by phone +4428 9033 1399 or email info@belfastchamber.com


Cookies are text files placed on your computer to collect standard internet log information and visitor behaviour information. This information is used to track visitor use of the website and to compile statistical reports on website activity.

To find out more about cookies, including how to control and delete them, visit https://www.aboutcookies.org

You can set your browser not to accept cookies and the above website tells you how to remove cookies from your browser. However, in a few cases some of our website features may not function as a result.

Linking to other websites

This website may contain links to other websites. The operators of other sites may collect information from you which will be used by them in accordance with their own data protection policy.

Changes to our privacy policy

We keep our privacy policy under regular review and we will place any updates on this web page. This privacy policy was last updated in January 2019.

Securing your information

When you give us personal information, we take steps to ensure that it’s treated securely. All information submitted to our websites is encrypted and protected with encryption on SSL. When you are on a secure page, a lock icon will appear on the top of web browsers such as Microsoft Edge and Google Chrome.

Non-sensitive details (your email address etc.) are transmitted normally over the Internet, and this can never be guaranteed to be 100% secure. As a result, while we strive to protect your personal information, we cannot guarantee the security of any information you transmit to us, and you do so at your own risk. Once we receive your information, we make our best effort to ensure its security on our systems. Where we have given (or where you have chosen) a password which enables you to access certain parts of our websites, you are responsible for keeping this password confidential. We ask you not to share your password with anyone.

How to contact us

If you wish to contact us about our privacy policy or information we hold about you, please do so on info@belfastchamber.com

Or phone +4428 9033 1399

Making a complaint

If you are dissatisfied with any aspect of how Belfast Chamber processes your personal data you can complain to the Information Commissioner’s Office

Information Commissioner’s Office
Wycliffe House
Water Lane

T: 0303 123 1113 (local rate) or 01625 545 745
F: 01625 524 510
E: casework@ico.org.uk
W: https://ico.org.uk/