Branigan & Matthews - Privacy Policy

1. Who we are:

We are Branigan & Matthews of 33 Laurence Street, Drogheda, Co Louth. You can contact us at this address by post or by email at

Our data protection representative is Kevin Byrne.

Our data protection officer may be contacted by email at or by telephone at (041) 9838726.

2. Why we process your data, the lawful basis for processing your data and who we share it with

A. For people who view and interact with our website, we process data: to respond to your query when sent through our ‘contact us’ form .

The legal basis for this processing is our legitimate interest in the administration and operation of our legal services.

B. 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 period of time that we consider that a client will require information relevant to their ongoing needs.

C. 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 will retain this data for a period of 1 month after the position has been filled.

3. Information received from third parties and the source of that data

From time to time we may receive data from third party sources such as State and Semi-State authorities relating to our clients and we may process that data as we do with other information outlined herein.

4. 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 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 particular purposes.

- 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.

5. 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.

6. Automated decision-making and profiling

We do not use any personal data for the purpose of automated decision-making or profiling.

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