Privacy Notice

GENERAL DATA PROTECTION REGULATION STATEMENT

WHO IS COLLECTING MY DATA?

This Privacy Statement explains how Plunkett Kirwan & Co. Solicitors will process your professional and personal information in accordance with the General Data Protection Regulation 2016 (GDPR) effective from May 25 th 2018, replacing the existing data protection framework under the EU Data Protection Directive.

As data controllers, Plunkett Kirwan & Co. Solicitors employs appropriate technical and organisational measures to meet the requirements of GDPR and ensures that all processors do the same.

PRIVATE PRACTICES AND DIRECT MARKETING

We will never use your data for direct marketing purposes without your consent. At any time you may opt out (i.e. refuse the use of your personal data), including at the time the data is collected, or on every subsequent marketing message. Unsubscribing will always be free of charge and fully respected.

It should be noted that other methods of communication (confirmation of appointments or reminders, etc.) do not fall under “direct marketing”, however consent will still be collected for this.

WHAT TYPE OF DATA IS COLLECTED?

Plunkett Kirwan & Co. Solicitors complies with the EU Data Protection Directive 95/46/EC as set forth by the European Union regarding the collection, use, and retention of personal data from European Union member countries. Plunkett Kirwan & Co. Solicitors has certified that it adheres to the requirements of notice, choice, onward transfer, security, data integrity, access and enforcement.

We collect personal data, and sensitive personal data.

WHAT IS MY DATA BEING USED FOR?

When you contact Plunkett Kirwan & Co. Solicitors to avail of or enquire about any of our services via a form on our website or by phone, we will ask you to provide your name, email address, your phone number.

This information provided will be used by Plunkett Kirwan & Co. Solicitors to:

  • verify your identity
  • provide you with the service or information you have requested
  • respond to your enquiries or provide customer support effectively
  • create a customer file which will contain your future files
  • send updates regarding your file/s
  • contact you in the case of a data breach
  • provide you with advice, dependant on the information you have given

Plunkett Kirwan & Co. Solicitors will never share your personal or sensitive information with any other third party, without your consent unless required to do so by law.

WHAT HAPPENS TO MY DATA?

All of your personal and private data is stored securely, offsite and in electronic format on a Customer Management System to ensure that your information is held securely, within the EU.

WHO HAS ACCESS TO MY DATA?

Access is restricted to essential personnel of Plunkett Kirwan & Co. Solicitors who are bound by their professional ethics and/or confidentiality agreements.

For example, we might provide third parties such as accountants, law clerks with documentation which is private but is necessary for the case to be forwarded to them.

We will never disclose your Personal Data to third parties unless you have consented to this disclosure or unless the third party is required to fulfil your order (in such circumstances, the third party is bound by similar data protection requirements).

HOW LONG IS MY DATA HELD FOR?

Your data will be held by Plunkett Kirwan & Co. Solicitors as long as is legally required.

WHAT ARE MY RIGHTS?

You can contact us at any time to:

  • Request personal or sensitive personal data about yourself
  • Correct any information if it is incomplete or misleading
  • Withdraw your consent regarding the processing of your data at any time
  • Review our Data Protection Policy
  • Ask any questions about your data

Any request should be put in writing and will be responded to, by us within 30 days. Please contact us either by email at reception@plunkettkirwan.ie or by post at 175 Howth Road, Killester, Dublin 3. All correspondence should be marked for the attention of our GDPR team.

For your protection, we may need to verify your identity to process your request.

USE OF PLUNKETT KIRWAN & CO. SOLICITORS WEBSITE

Like most websites, we gather statistical and other analytical information collected on an aggregate basis of all visitors to our website.

This Non-Personal Data comprises of information that cannot be used to identify or contact you; such as demographic information regarding, for example, user IP addresses where they have been clipped or anonymised, browser types and other anonymous statistical data involving the use of our websites.

Any external links to other websites are clearly identifiable as such, and we are not responsible for the content or the privacy policies of these other websites.

COOKIES

This website uses “cookie” technology. A cookie is a little piece of text stored by the browser on your computer, at the request of our server. We may use cookies to deliver content specific to your interests and to save your personal preferences so you do not have to re-enter them each time you connect to our website – our cookies are not available to other websites.

You are always free to decline our cookies, if your browser permits, or to ask your browser to indicate when a cookie is being sent. You can also delete cookie files from your computer at your discretion. Note that if you decline our cookies or ask for notification each time a cookie is being sent, this may affect your ease of use of this website.

SECURITY

We take our security responsibilities seriously, taking all reasonable steps, including appropriate technical and organisational measures to protect your data. We review our security measures regularly.

If you have reason to believe that your interaction with us is no longer secure, please contact us immediately via email reception@plunkettkirwan.ie or phone 01-8338254.

SALE OF BUSINESS

We reserve the right to transfer information (including your personal data) to a third party in the event of a sale, merger, liquidation, receivership or transfer of all or substantially all of the assets of our company in the following cases:

  • provided that the third party agrees to adhere to the terms of the Website Privacy Policy
  • provided that the third party will only use your Personal Data for the purposes that you provided it to us.

You will be notified in the event of any such transfer and you will be afforded an opportunity to opt-in.

We may change this privacy statement, however the “last updated” date will always be listed at the top of this page. Any changes will be effective immediately.