Privacy & Cookies Policy

Owner & Operator of this Website

Personal website of Ian Watts

Welcome to the website of Ian F Watts, Barrister-at-Law & Acting Solicitor ( The following is the privacy and cookies policy (“this policy”) that applies to this site.

In this document, the expressions: “I”, “me” and “my” refers to me, Ian F Watts. “You” or “your” means you, the visitor to this website.

I provide legal services in Gibraltar out of Watts Law Limited – an incorporated legal practice established under the laws of Gibraltar. This website is owned and operated by me, and not by Watts Law Limited. My contact details below at Watts Law Ltd are provided purely out of convenience, as being the easiest way of contacting me.

My contact details

You can contact me at:-

c/o Watts Law Limited

66/1/D Main Street, Gibraltar, GX11 1AA.

Tel: 00350 200 42020


Data Protection Administrator

I am the Data Protection Administrator of this website. I am responsible for overseeing questions in relation to this policy. If you have any questions about this policy, including any requests to exercise your legal rights, please contact me using the details set out above.

Data Controller

I am the data “controller” and responsible for any your personal data that may be processed on this website. “Process”, for the purposes of the law, means collect, store, transfer, use or otherwise act on information.

The “controller” is the natural person or legal entity that single-handedly or jointly with others makes decisions as to the purposes of and resources for processing of personal data.

Outline of the policy

I respect your privacy and I am committed to protecting any of your personal data. This policy will inform you as to how I look after any of your personal data when you visit my website, and advise  you about your privacy rights and how the law protects you.

The law requires me to tell you about your rights, as well as my obligations to you in that regard in the event of any processing and control of any of your personal data. I do this by now requesting that you read the information provided at

Third Party Links

This website may include links to third-party websites, plug-ins and applications. Clicking on those links or enabling those connections may allow third parties to collect or share data about you. I do not control these third-party websites and I am not responsible for their privacy statements. When you leave my website, I encourage you to read the privacy policy of every website you visit.     

More particularly, I also use social media buttons on my website that are provided by services such as “Twitter”, “Google+”; “LinkedIn”; “Pinterest”; “Instagram”; and “Facebook”. Again, your use of these third party services is entirely optional. I am not responsible for their privacy policies and/or practices, and therefore my comments above on acquainting yourself with their respective privacy policies apply.

Do I collect any personal information about you?

Personal data, or personal information, means any information about an individual from which that person can be identified. It does not include data where the identity has been removed (anonymous data).

Although there are many applications and websites that collect information and other statistics about their users, I DO NOT collect any personal information about you when you visit this web site. However, personal information is obtained by third party service suppliers I use for the purposes of providing this website. Please see below for more information on this.

Third Party Service Suppliers

I engage professional services from companies to: help me develop and securely host my website in order to provide you with information on diverse areas of Gibraltar law; and overall, for my marketing purposes as a legal professional in the jurisdiction of Gibraltar.

My third party service suppliers are as follows.

Content Management System (CMS)

This website is powered by the WordPress CMS. As I am based in European Area the Terms of Service (“ToS”) of Aut O’Mattic A8C (Ireland) Ltd (“Automattic”) apply to my use of their service. The ToS of Automattic can be found here:

When you visit my website, Automattic collects information that web browsers, mobile devices, and servers typically make available about visitors to a website, such as: IP addresses, browser type, unique device identifiers and operating system.

The following is the link to the Automattic Privacy Policy where you can find out more information about the information they automatically collect from a visitor to my website, as well as the purposes for which that data is obtained and with whom it is shared, as well as their data retention periods:

External Web Hosting Service

This website is hosted by an external service provider. Personal data the external hosts collects may include, but is not limited to: IP addresses, and other data generated by visiting this website.

The external webhost I use is “SiteGround”, details of which can be found at: The hosting service provided to me is via a data centre located in London, United Kingdom.

Data Processing Agreement (“DPA”) with External Web Host

For the provision of the website hosting service to me, I have entered into a DPA with Siteground so as to ensure safeguards are in place as regards to any personal data. Furthermore, by the terns of that DPA, in the event of there being any transfers out of the EEA of personal data, the Standard Contractual Clauses [SCC’s] for the purposes of EC Directive 95/46/EC, are to apply. A copy of that DPA can be found here:

Cookies Notice

Have I installed any cookies on this website?

I HAVE NOT INSTALLED any cookies, web beacon, pixel or other related technology on this website. Therefore, COOKIES ARE NOT DEPLOYED BY THIS WEBSITE.

Does any third party install cookies on this website?

Automattic and Site Ground do not place any cookies on this site. Details of the Cookies Policy can notwithstanding be found at:

What rights you have over your data?

In this section, I have listed the rights that you have under data protection law.

Your principal rights under data protection law are:

(a)    the right to access – you can ask for copies of your personal data;

(b)    the right to rectification – you can ask me to rectify inaccurate personal data and to complete incomplete personal data;

(c)    the right to erasure – you can ask me to erase your personal data;

(d)    the right to restrict processing – you can ask me to restrict the processing of your personal data;

(e)    the right to object to processing – you can object to the processing of your personal data;

(f)    the right to data portability – you can ask that I transfer your personal data to another organisation or to you;

(g)    the right to complain to a supervisory authority – you can complain about my processing of your personal data; and

(h)    the right to withdraw consent – to the extent that the legal basis of my processing of your personal data is consent, you can withdraw that consent.

Please note that these rights are subject to certain limitations and exceptions. You may exercise any of your rights in relation to your personal data by written notice to me, using the contact details set out above.

What happens if the privacy policy changes?

This Privacy Policy is effective as from 1st September 2021. I may change this Privacy Policy at any time and for any reason. I encourage you to review this Privacy Policy each time you visit the web site to ensure you are happy with any changes made.


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