FITZPATRICK + ASSOCIATES
This website is operated by Fitzpatrick + Associates (“the firm”) (“we”) (“us”) a firm of Chartered Accountants, established in Ireland. The Registered Office address and principal place of business is E2 Nutgrove Office Park, Rathfarnham, Dublin 14., Ireland.
The firm is committed to protecting and respecting the confidentiality and privacy of information to which it is entrusted. We take the utmost care and attention to ensure that the personal information we obtain from you is not used in a way that you are unaware of or are not agreeable to. This Privacy Notice outlines your rights, what information we may collect about you generally and also though the website, and how we use this information.
If you have any queries about this Privacy Notice, please email us at email@example.com
What are Your rights?
If at any time you have cause to believe that the information we process on you is incorrect you may request to see this information and even have it corrected or deleted. If you wish to raise a complaint on how we have handled your personal data, you may contact us on the matter.
If you are not satisfied with our response or believe we are processing your personal data other than in accordance with the law you can complain to the Data Protection Commissioner’s Office.
Your rights under General Data Protection Regulations (“GDPR”) are:
- The right to access the personal data we hold on you
- The right to correct and update the personal data we hold on you
- The right to have your personal data erased
- The right to object to the processing of your personal data
- The right to data portability
- The right to withdraw your consent to the processing at any time for any processing of personal data to which consent was sought
- The right to object to the processing of personal data where applicable
- The right to lodge a complaint with the national Data Protection Commissioner’s Office
We take our data security responsibilities seriously, employing the most appropriate physical and technical measures. Unfortunately, the transmission of information by means of the internet, including through e-mail, is never completely secure. Although we will do our best to protect your personal data, we cannot guarantee the security of your data transmitted to or from us by means of e-mail and any such transmission is at your own risk.
Data Collection – Client Engagements
We require your basic personal data so that we may provide you with our services, and to claim our right to be paid in return for our services, in accordance with our letter of engagement and our standard terms and conditions of business which we agree and sign with you. If you do not provide this information we will be unable to provide the services you have engaged us to provide for you. We will not collect any personal data from you other than such personal data that we require in order to provide and oversee the services we have agreed to provide you with as per our letter of engagement.
Use of Data – Client Engagements
All the personal data we hold about you will be processed by our staff in Ireland and no third parties will have access to your personal data unless there is a legal obligation for us to provide them with this. We have set out below the legal bases for the firm to process your data.
Some of our processing is necessary for compliance with legal obligations. For example, the firm is required to obtain data in order to comply with statutory obligations.
We may also process data if necessary in the performance of a professional engagement with you. We may also communicate with you concerning information regarding other professional services we can provide to you and update you about our activities.
Where your information is to be used other than in accordance with one of these uses, we will first obtain your written consent to that use.
How long do we keep Personal Data – Client Engagements
We will retain your personal data for a minimum of 7 years. After the expiry of 7 years this data will be destroyed if it is no longer required for the lawful purpose(s) for which it was obtained. In the event that you consent to marketing, any information we use for this purpose will be kept with us until you notify us that you no longer wish to receive this information.
Sharing your personal data – Client Engagements
Your personal data will only be shared with third parties including other data controllers where it is necessary for the performance of the data controllers’ tasks or where you first give us your prior consent. It is likely that we will need to share your data with:
- Our agents, suppliers and contractors. For example, we may ask a supplier to send out newsletters on our behalf, or to maintain our database software, or to provide us with administration, IT and other related services
Any personal data transferred to countries or territories outside the European Union will only be placed on systems complying with measures giving equivalent protection of personal rights either through international agreements or contracts approved by the European Union.
Data Collection – Website
You do not need to register your personal information in order to use our website.
You may submit personal information by filling out the ‘Contact us’ form, clicking the email link firstname.lastname@example.org or by entering your email address into the ‘Subscribe to our newsletter’ field.
If you submit personal information to the website, the information will be used for the purposes you requested. The information may be stored and maintained. We will use your personal data only for the purpose for which it was collected, unless we obtain your specific consent to other uses, or unless otherwise required or permitted by law.
We may collect information about your activity at this website. The website may automatically recognise and store information about the type of browser you are using, your Internet Protocol (“IP”) address, the time, the date, the length of your visit and the referring site. This information is collected via computer code sent to your computer (commonly referred to as “cookies”) explained further, below.
It is the policy of the firm to limit the information collected to the minimum information necessary to complete a website visitor’s request.
The Firm does not to seek any sensitive information through our website unless legally required for recruiting purposes. Sensitive information includes a number of types of data relating to race or ethnic origin, political opinions, religious or other similar beliefs, trade union membership, physical or mental health, sexual life, or criminal record.
By using our website and submitting information to us you are agreeing to the collection and use of your information as described in this Policy Notice.
A cookie is a minute element of data that a website can send to a visitor’s computer’s browser so that this computer will be recognised by the site on their return. Cookies allow our web server to recognise a computer on connection to the website, which in turn allows the server to make downloading of pages faster than on first viewing. In addition, cookies may also be used by us to establish statistics about the use of the website by Internet users by gathering and analysing data such as: most visited pages, time spent by users on each page, site performance, etc. By collecting and using such data, we hope to improve the quality of the website.
The data collected by our servers and/or through cookies that may be placed on your computer will not be kept for longer than is necessary to fulfil the purposes mentioned above. In any event, such information may not be kept for longer than one year.
Navigation data about site viewers is automatically collected by our servers. If you do not wish to have this navigation data collected, we recommend that you do not use the website. A visitor can also set their browser to block the recording of cookies on their hard drive to minimise the amount of data that may be collected about your navigating on the website. The browser on a computer can be set to notify the user when a cookie is being recorded on their computer’s hard drive. Most browsers can also be set to keep cookies from being recorded on their computer. However, for optimal use of the website, we recommend that visitors do not block the recording of cookies on their computer.
Transfer of User Data outside the User Jurisdiction
In order to provide the website, we may need to transfer User Data to locations outside the jurisdiction in which a visitor is viewing the website (the User Jurisdiction) and process User Data outside the User Jurisdiction. If the User Jurisdiction is within the European Economic Area (the EEA) please note that such transfers and processing of personal data may be in locations outside the EEA. Any data sent or uploaded by users may be accessible in jurisdictions outside the User Jurisdiction (including outside the EEA). The level of data protection offered in such jurisdictions may be less than that offered within the User Jurisdiction or (as the case may be) within the EEA.
There are several places throughout this website that may link to other Websites that do not operate under FITZPATRICK + ASSOCIATES PRIVACY POLICIES. When visitors link to other Websites, FITZPATRICK + ASSOCIATES PRIVACY POLICIES no longer apply. We advise visitors to our Website to review each site’s privacy notice before disclosing any personally identifiable information.
Changes to this Privacy Notice
FITZPATRICK + ASSOCIATES reserves the right to change/amend this Privacy Notice from time to time at our sole discretion. If we make changes, we will post those changes here and update the “LAST UPDATED” date at the bottom of this Privacy Notice. Your continued use of our Website after we make changes is deemed to be acceptance of any such changes, and accordingly please check this Privacy Notice periodically for updates.
Last Updated: MAY 2018