Why we process your data, the lawful basis for processing it and who we share it with.
When using our Contact Us page, we provide you with contact information so you can email, phone or write to us. Pearts only ask the user to disclose as much information as is necessary to submit a question/suggestion/comment in relation to our website or our services. We gather this information to allow us to deal with your query or application and to contact you in relation to it. The legal basis for this processing is our legitimate interest in the administration and operation of our legal services.
For job applicants to the firm, we process data to recruit new employees and to ascertain your suitability for a specific role. The legal basis for this processing is processing necessary for the legitimate interests of our firm in recruiting new staff. We may share this information you provide in your application with our contacted recruiter in order to make a shortlist of candidates. This recruiter is not permitted to use this data other than on our behalf. We may also send you emails about your application through our email service provider. We will retain this data for the minimum legal time required or recommended by the Law Society of Ireland.
We may also use aggregate information and statistics for the purposes of monitoring website usage in order to help us develop the website and our services and may provide such aggregate information to third parties. These statistics will not include information that can be used to identify any individual.
We will not sell, rent or give to any third party any personally identifiable information about you. However, it is our policy to co-operate with law enforcement authorities and with parties trying to enforce their legal rights. Therefore, if a law enforcement official or such a third party asks us for information about you, we may disclose that information where we think it appropriate to do so. This is the standard industry practice.
For solicitors, barristers and sub-processors that we liaise with on client matters, we process data in order to liaise with you about our client matters. The legal basis for the processing of this data is processing necessary for the purposes of the legitimate interests pursued by our firm in representing our clients.
Links to Third Party Websites
For your convenience, we may provide links to other websites. However, once you have used these links to leave our site, you should note that we do not have any control over that other website. Pearts is not involved in any way in operating the third party websites and we have no liability or responsibility for the content, data policies, procedures, terms and conditions of these third party websites nor can we confirm that these websites are free from computer viruses or other harmful programmes or software. Therefore, we cannot be responsible for the protection and privacy of any information which you provide whilst visiting such sites and such sites are not governed by this privacy statement.
Your Rights Relating to Personal Data
You have the following rights under the GDPR, in certain circumstances and subject to certain exemptions, in relation to your personal data:
• Right to access the data – you have the right to request a copy of the personal data that we hold about you, together with other information about our processing of that personal data.
• Right to rectification- you have the right to request that any inaccurate data that is held about you is corrected, or if we have incomplete information you may request that we update the information such that it is complete.
• Right to erasure – you have the right to request us to delete personal data that we hold about you. This is sometimes referred to as the right to be forgotten.
• Right to the restriction of processing or to object to processing – you have the right to request that we no longer process your personal data for particular purposes, or to object to our processing of your personal data for the particular purpose.
• Right to data portability – you have the right to request us to provide you, or a third party, with a copy of your personal data in a structured, commonly used machine-readable format.
In order to exercise any of the rights set out above, please contact us at the contact details at the start of this privacy notice.
If we are processing personal data based on your consent, you may withdraw that consent at any time. This does not affect the lawfulness of processing which took place prior to its withdrawal.
If you are unhappy with how we process personal data, we ask you to contact us so that we can rectify the situation.
You may lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority. The Irish supervisory authority is the Data Protection Commission.
Unless we agree in writing to the contrary, we assert our copyright in all written material produced by us.
The Requirement to Process Personal Data
You may browse our website without providing us with any personal data and this will not affect your ability to view our website.
If you do not provide us with your information for the purposes described above, we cannot respond to your queries, liaise with you on client matters or assess your suitability for a role within our firm.
Automated Decision-Making and Profiling
We do not use any personal data for the purpose of automated decision-making or profiling.
Controlling your Personal Data
We only retain personal data for as long as necessary to provide our services, products and information or as permitted/required by applicable law.
You have a right under the current Data Protection Legislation to access the information we hold about you. If you would like to obtain a copy of the personal data we hold on you or have any queries or requests regarding our use of personal data please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
The information contained in e-mail messages and any attachments is confidential and may be the subject of legal, professional or other privileges. Correspondence is intended only for the named addressee(s) and may not be disclosed to anyone else without the consent of the sender. If you are not a named addressee you must not retain, use, disclose, copy, print or rely on the contents of e-correspondence and should delete all copies of it from your systems immediately.
Pearts Solicitors gives no warranty that e-mail messages are free of any virus or other harmful matter and accept no responsibility for any loss or damage resulting from a recipient receiving, opening or using such correspondence.
Security of Your Data
Pearts use industry standard security measures to protect your information and to prevent the loss, misuse or alteration of any information in our control. Unfortunately, due to the existing regulatory environment, we cannot ensure that all of your private communications and other personally identifiable information will never be disclosed. However, we will use our best endeavours to ensure that such information is kept as secure as possible.
Changes to our Privacy Statement
We may change this Privacy Statement from time to time. If we do make any changes, we will post those changes here so that you can see what information we gather, how we might use that information and in what circumstances we may disclose it.
As your use of the Pearts Solicitors and Town Agency website is subject to your acceptance of this Policy, and any amendments thereto, please check back regularly.
If you wish to contact us in relation to any of the above, then please email email@example.com.
What Are Cookies
This information here describes what information they gather, how we use it and why we sometimes need to store these cookies. We will also share how you can prevent these cookies from being stored however this may downgrade or ‘break’ certain elements of the site’s functionality.
For more general information on cookies see the Wikipedia article on HTTP Cookies.
You can prevent the setting of cookies by adjusting the settings on your browser (see your browser Help for how to do this). Be aware that disabling cookies will affect the functionality of this and many other websites that you visit. Disabling cookies will usually result in also disabling certain functionality and features of this site. Therefore it is recommended that you do not disable cookies.
The Cookies We Set
When you submit data to us through a form such as the one on the contact page cookies may be set to remember your user details for future correspondence.
Third Party Cookies
This site uses Google Analytics which is one of the most widespread and trusted analytics solution on the web for helping us to understand how you use the site and ways that we can improve your experience. These cookies may track things such as how long you spend on the site and the pages that you visit so we can continue to produce engaging content.
For more information on Google Analytics cookies, see the official Google Analytics page.
Hopefully, that has clarified things for you and as was previously mentioned if there is something that you aren’t sure whether you need or not it’s usually safer to leave cookies enabled in case it does interact with one of the features you use on our site.