Who we are:
We are Padhraic Harris & Company Solicitors of Merchants Gate, Merchants Road, Galway. You can contact us at this address by post or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Why we process your data, the lawful basis for processing your data and who we share it with
For people who view and interact with our website, we process data to respond to your query when sent through our ‘contact’ form. The legal basis for this processing is our legitimate interest in the administration and operation of our legal services as well as in marketing and promoting our firm’s legal services. You may opt out of receiving such communications at any time. We will retain this data for the requisite period in accordance with the Law Society of Ireland’s regulations or otherwise in accordance with law.
For solicitors and barristers 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. We share the information you provide with our practice management system in order to store your contact information with our client file. We may also send you emails through our email service provider. We will retain this data for the requisite period in accordance with the Law Society of Ireland’s regulations.
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 purpose of the legitimate interests of our firm in recruiting new staff. Please see the privacy notice in the job advertisement for further information about how we process applicant data. We share the information you provide in your application with our contracted 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 one year.
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:
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.
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 sent through our contact us form, 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.