Privacy and Cookie Policy GDPR

Here at Lalor O’Shea McQuillan Chartered Accountants, we are committed to protecting your personal data in accordance with the General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) as a visitor to our website and as a valued client for our services.

Data We Collect For Marketing Purposes

When submitting forms on our website such as signing-up for our newsletter or other information we use third party software provider to process the information that you provide to us.  You can opt-out/unsubscribe from our email list at any time by contacting the office at unsubscribe@lsmq.ie with the words ‘opt out’ or ‘unsubscribe’ in the subject line or by using the unsubscribe button in the footer of emails. Alternatively you can phone our Data Protection Officer at the address given below.

Data We Collect On Clients

Depending on the services you request, the following data will only be collected if you voluntarily submit it, for example when signing up for financial, accounting, auditing or taxation services online.  In those instances we may collect some or all of the following data: name, business/company name, job title, contact information such as email, telephone, demographic information such as post code, preferences, interests, other information such as your IP address, browser type and version, operating system and referral URLs, activity on our website and the site you exit to are all collected automatically.

Cookies Policy

All cookies placed by us and by third parties on our website are used in accordance with current EU Cookie Law. Cookies facilitate and improve your experience on our website and do not collect any personal information about you.

Most browsers allow you to refuse to accept cookies and to delete cookies. The methods for doing so vary from browser to browser, and from version to version. You can however obtain up-to-date information about blocking and deleting cookies via these links:

(a)  https://www.aboutcookies.org/

(b)  http://www.allaboutcookies.org/

Occasionally we may use social media platforms such as Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter to advertise our services and tracking pixels may be installed on our website to manage these campaigns.  We use Google Analytics to analyse the use of our website. The information gathered relating to our website is used to create reports about the use of our website. Google’s privacy policy is available at: https://www.google.com/policies/privacy/.

Personal Data

When you engage Lalor O’Shea McQuillan as your accounting, tax or business advisor our policy is to collect only the personal data necessary for agreed purposes and we ask clients to only share personal data where it is strictly needed for those purposes. We collect personal data from our clients or from third parties acting on the instructions of the relevant client.

We process personal data to provide professional services such as tax advice, general or specific business advice as part of the range of services we offer. We also process personal data in the administration and management of our business.

Your business contact details are used to provide you with information about our services and other information which we think will be of interest to you, unless you tell us not to.

We are subject to legal, regulatory and professional obligations.  We need to keep certain records to demonstrate that our services are provided in compliance with those obligations and those records may contain personal data.

Personal data processed is kept by us for as long as is considered necessary for the purpose for which it was collected (including as required by applicable law or regulation).  In the absence of specific legal, regulatory or contractual requirements, our retention policy period for records and other documentary evidence created in the provision of services is 7 years.

We take the security of your data we hold seriously.  We have a policy including procedures and training in place covering data protection, confidentiality and security and regularly review the appropriateness of the measures we have in place to keep the data we hold secure.

We will only share personal data with others when we are legally permitted to do so.  When we share data with others, we put contractual arrangements and security mechanisms in place to protect your data. We use third parties located in other countries to help us run our business.  As a result, personal data may be transferred outside the countries where we and our clients are located.  This includes countries outside the European Union (“EU”).

We process personal data for several purposes and the means of collection, lawful basis of processing, use, disclosure, and retention periods for each purpose may differ.

Under GDPR, individuals have certain rights over their personal data and data controllers are responsible for fulfilling these rights.

Access To Data

You have a right to access your personal data held by us and you can exercise that right by contacting us below. Our aim is to respond a request promptly and within the legally required limit of 40 days. Email compliance@lsmq.ie to request access to your data.

Update Of Personal Data

If you wish to update personal data submitted to us, please contact us below. Once we are informed that any personal data held by us is no longer accurate we will make changes based on your updated information.

Withdrawal Of Consent

Where we hold data based on consent, individuals have a right to withdraw consent at any time. To withdraw consent to our processing of your personal data please contact us below.

Other Rights

This statement is intended to provide information about what personal data we collect about you and how it is used.  As well as rights of access and amendment referred to above, individuals may have other rights in relation to the personal data we hold, such as a right to erasure/deletion, to restrict or object to our processing of personal data and the right to data portability. For further information on these rights please contact us below.

Amendments to Our Privacy Policy

From time to time we may update this Privacy and Cookies policy as may be required by law.  Any changes will be posted immediately on this website page and you will be deemed to have accepted the terms of the Privacy Policy when you first use this website following the alterations.

We suggest you should check this page occasionally to ensure you are happy with any changes to this policy.

Contacting Us About Your Data

If you have any questions about our privacy and cookie policy or how we use your personal data, please contact our

Data Protection Officer
Lalor O’Shea McQuillan
Head Office
44 Tullow Street
Carlow
Telephone: 059 913 7040