Privacy Notice

What information will we collect from you?

We will only collect information from you that is relevant to the matter which we are dealing with. In particular we may collect the following information which is defined as 'Personal Data':

  • Personal details

  • Family, lifestyle and social circumstances

  • Financial details

  • Business activities of the persons whose details we are processing.

We may also collect information that is referred to as being in the 'special category'. This would include:

  • Physical or mental health details.

  • Racial or ethnic origin

  • Religious beliefs or other beliefs of a similar nature

  • Criminal convictions

  • Sexual orientation.

How will we use your information?

We will use your information for:

  • Progressing your matter with us.

  • Processing your bank or credit card details in order to obtain payment.

  • The prevention and detection of fraud.

  • Marketing and market research.

Francis Hanna & Company provide a full range of legal services which may be of interest to you. If you would like to receive further information concerning this then please speak to your case handler.

 Lawful Basis of Processing.

We will process your information for the following reasons:

  • It is necessary for the performance of services

  • It is necessary for compliance with a legal obligation

  • It is necessary for the provision of legal advice

  • You have provided you consent for us to do so.

 Who will we share your information with?

At Francis Hanna and Company we will only share your information with other people who will assist you with your matter. This may include but is not limited to:

  • Barristers

  • Accountants

  • Medical and other Experts

  • Healthcare professionals, social and welfare organisations

  • Courts and tribunals

Where you advise us we may also disclose your information to your family, attorney, associates or representatives and we may disclose your information to enforcement agencies should you not settle our invoice once due.

How long will we keep your information for?

We will keep your information throughout the period of time that we do work for you and afterwards for a period of six years or other period as we are required to by our professional regulators.

What rights do you have?

You have a series of rights under the General Data Protection Regulations including the right to access a copy of the information we hold about you. You may seek guidance on this from the Information Commissioner’s Office.

Who can you complain to if you are unhappy about what we have done with your information?

If you are unhappy with how we are using your information then you should speak to your case handler in the first instance, and avail of our own complaints procedure if necessary. If your complaint remains unresolved then you can contact the Information Commissioner’s Office directly.