This Privacy Statement sets out the basis on which any personal or other data collected from you or that you provide on the firm’s website will be processed. The firm reserves the right to change this Privacy Statement from time to time. Such changes will be posted here so that you can see what information is gathered by this website, and how it might be used, and in what circumstances it may be disclosed.
If You Wish to Contact Us
Users of this website are welcome to submit complaints, requests, questions or comments relating to the firm’s privacy practices or processing of personal or other data. They should be e-mailed to firstname.lastname@example.org or posted to Fiona Brennan Solicitor, Merchants House, 27-30 Merchants Quay, Dublin 8. The firm undertakes to deal promptly and efficiently with any such correspondence.
Personal Data Submitted Voluntarily by You
Personal data is data that identifies you or that can be used to identify or contact you. It may include your first name, last name, e-mail address, postal address and telephone number. Such information is only collected from you if you voluntarily submit it, for example, by using the appointment request facility on the website or by e-mailing the firm directly.
Any personal data you voluntarily provide to the firm through this website will be processed for the purposes of: responding to any complaints, requests, questions or comments submitted by you to the firm; contacting and communicating with you in relation to the firm and its professional services, or to ensure that any of your personal data is accurate, complete and up-to-date; and providing you with legal services where that has been agreed upon by you and the firm.
The firm will hold on to your personal data only for as long as necessary for the purposes of providing access to this website and related services to you or as required by law.
Non-Personal Data Gathered by the Website
Your web browser provides certain information to this website such as your IP address, browser type, access time and date, and referring URL. Such information is accumulated by the website on an aggregated basis to compile anonymous statistical and analytical information about users of the website. Such aggregated anonymous non-personal data comprises information that cannot be used to identify or contact you.
Any such non-personal data gathered from users of this website may be used by the firm to: gain a better understanding of the visitor demographic and what technology is used to access the website; learn more about the number and behaviours of visitors to the website and any traffic patterns that may emerge; help to improve design and navigation of the website; and ensure content is relevant and useful to visitors.
Disclosure of Your Data to Others
Your personal data will not be disclosed by the firm to third parties unless you have consented to such disclosure or unless the third party is required to fulfil a request you have made or contract that you have entered into with them. Where appropriate, personal data may also be processed by the firm’s service providers in which case appropriate steps will be taken to ensure that the processing complies with applicable data protection and confidentiality laws. Your personal data will also be disclosed if the firm believes in good faith that it is required to disclose it in order to comply with any applicable law, a summons, a search warrant, a court or regulatory order or other statutory or legal requirement.
Non-personal data may be disclosed by the firm to third parties where such information is aggregated with similar information of other users of this website. For example, third parties may be informed of the number of unique users who visit this website, the demographic breakdown of the community of users of this website or the activities that visitors engage in while on the website. Third parties to whom such information may be provided may include web developers, server providers, providers of advertising services (including website tracking services) and other similar parties.
You can Request a Copy of Your Personal Data
You have a right to be given a copy of your personal data which is held by the firm as data controller. Such requests must be in writing and posted to Fiona Brennan Solicitor, Merchants House, 27-30 Merchants Quay, Dublin 8. The firm will provide you with a copy of the data held by it as soon as practicable and in any event not more than 40 days after the request in writing is received. There may be a charge to access your data and proof of identification may also be required to verify your access request.
You can Have Your Personal Data Corrected or Erased
If you become aware that your personal data is in any way inaccurate, incomplete or out-of-date, please contact the firm to request any necessary alterations or amendments. If you believe there is no legitimate reason for retaining your personal data, you may request that it be erased or blocked. The firm undertakes to notify you that the relevant action has been taken within 40 days of receiving your request. There is no charge in respect of requests for correction, erasure or blocking of personal data. Such requests must be made in writing to Fiona Brennan Solicitor, Merchants House, 27-30 Merchants Quay, Dublin 8.
Information about your general internet usage may be provided to this website by a cookie file stored either on your browser or the hard drive of your computer. Cookies are widely used in order to make websites work, or work more efficiently, as well as to provide information to websites. Cookies contain information that is transferred to your computer’s hard drive. They provide information on visitor patterns and behaviours which is used to continually improve and develop this website. Some of the cookies used are essential for the efficient operation of the website.
Keeping Your Data Secure
The firm is committed to ensuring and protecting the security of your data. However, the transmission of information via the internet is not completely secure. Whilst every reasonable and practicable effort will be made to protect your data, the security of your data as transmitted to this website cannot be guaranteed and any such transmission of data is therefore at your own risk. Once your data has been received by the firm, all appropriate organisational and technical security measures will be used to safeguard it and to prevent any unauthorised access.