The policy sets out the different areas where user privacy is concerned and outlines the obligations & requirements of the users, the website and website owners. Furthermore the way this website processes, stores and protects user data and information will also be detailed within this policy. For information on how we process data unrelated to our website please refer to our Privacy Notice.
Paschal O’Hare Solicitors take a proactive approach to website user privacy and ensure the necessary steps are taken to protect the privacy of our website users throughout their visiting experience. This website complies to all UK national and EU laws and requirements for user privacy as outlined by the General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR). In addition, this website complies to all rules and requirements set out by the Law Society of Northern Ireland.
Such cookies are used for conversion, referral tracking and targeted advertising. No personal or sensitive information is stored, saved or collected.
Users are advised that if they wish to deny the use and saving of cookies from this website on to their computer or device hard drive following giving consent they should take necessary steps within their web browsers security settings to block all cookies from this website and its external serving vendors.
Contact & Communication
Users contacting Paschal O’Hare Solicitors via the contact form on this website do so at their own discretion and provide any such personal details requested at their own risk. Personal information is kept private and stored securely in Northern Ireland until a time that it is no longer required, has no use or the Data Subject requests that it is deleted. Every effort has been made to ensure a safe and secure form to email submission process but we advise users submit such a form at their own risk. Users that choose to engage and share data with us through our enquiry submission, email contact or by telephone are advised to refer to our Privacy Notice to ensure that they are familiar with our policies and their individual rights.
Paschal O’Hare Solicitors use any information submitted to provide you with further information about our services or to assist you in answering any questions or queries that you may have submitted. This includes using your details to subscribe you to an email program that provides clients and users that have expressed interest in Paschal O’Hare Solicitors with brand activities pertaining to the firm and includes topics such as case studies, blog posts and news stories. Email recipients can remove themselves from any mailing list at any time by following the instructions in each email. Email marketing campaigns published by Paschal O’Hare Solicitors may contain tracking facilities within the actual email. Recipient activity is tracked and stored in a database for future analysis and evaluation. Such tracked activity may include; the opening of emails, forwarding of emails, the clicking of links within the email content, times, dates and frequency of activity. This information is used to refine future email campaigns and supply the user with more relevant content based around their activity.
We utilise the web design and development services of Elm House Creative, a Belfast based agency. Elm House Creative have access to the back-end of this website and manage the security of the website. This means they also have access to the data entered freely into the website’s free enquiry form by Data Subjects. Elm House Creative do not use this data for any purpose. We also utilise the web hosting services of Big Wet Fish, a Carrickfergus based agency who store our website on their servers in an ISO27001 certified data centre in England. This means they also have access to the data entered freely into the website’s free enquiry form by Data Subjects. Big Wet Fish do not use this data for any purpose.
Case Studies, Testimonials & APIs
This website publishes case studies pertaining to individual client experiences before, during and after utilising the services of Paschal O’Hare Solicitors. The information published is done so with the consent of the client and is accurate with the exception of names and on occasion other means of identification. This is done to protect the anonymity of the subject of the case study.
This website contains APIs from the third-party platform. Although an API allows third-party content to appear on this website, it is projected onto this website from a third-party source that Paschal O’Hare Solicitors are not responsible for and do not have control over. Content may be published by a third-party and/or various stakeholders and Paschal O’Hare Solicitors are not accountable for this published content on any third-party website even when projected onto this website through an API. Should content appear that is not aligned with Paschal O’Hare Solicitors’ values we will take all reasonable steps to remove the offending content and/or API.
The most prominent API found on the website is provided by Trustpilot for the purposes of displaying reviews from the named third-party review platform. Paschal O’Hare Solicitors welcomes testimonials from previous and present clients on any platform, but especially Trustpilot. Trustpilot reviews can be left anonymously or otherwise. Previous and present clients require a Trustpilot account to leave a review, unless the review was prompted by the third-party’s Automatic Feedback Service. As a Data Controller, we may pass client’s email addresses to Trustpilot who act as a Data Processor on our behalf and who assist Paschal O’Hare Solicitors with communication on matters relating to the collection of feedback. Trustpilot will not use our client’s email addresses for any other purpose other than assisting us with the collection of reviews. This only affects existing clients and you can find the full details pertaining to this in our Privacy Notice. You can read Trustpilot’s privacy notice here for further information.
Although this website looks to include quality, safe and relevant external links, users are advised to adopt a policy of caution before clicking any external web links mentioned throughout this website. External links are clickable text, banner and image links to other websites.
Paschal O’Hare Solicitors cannot guarantee or verify the contents of any externally linked website despite our best efforts. Users should therefore note they click on external links at their own risk and we cannot be held liable for any damages or implications caused by visiting any external links mentioned. If a website user experiences problems involving external links we ask that they contact us so that we may take the appropriate steps.
Social Media Platforms
Communication, engagement and actions taken through external social media platforms that Paschal O’Hare Solicitors participate on are custom to the terms and conditions as well as the privacy policies held with each social media platform respectively. These are linked to elsewhere in this document.
Users are advised to use social media platforms wisely and communicate and engage upon them with due care and caution in regard to their own privacy and personal details. We will never ask for personal or sensitive information through social media platforms and encourage users wishing to discuss sensitive details to contact us through primary communication channels such as a website enquiry, telephone or email. Paschal O’Hare Solicitors’ social media channels are not monitored or operated by a qualified solicitor and therefore we cannot provide legal advice or case updates through these channels. Any direct messages through social media that contain data are responded to and deleted immediately.
This website may use social sharing buttons which help share web content directly from web pages to the social media platform in question. Users are advised before using such social sharing buttons that they do so at their own discretion and note that the social media platform may track and save your request to share a web page respectively through your social media platform account.
Legal Advice Online
We regularly publish informative or educational blog posts and case studies whilst also providing information throughout other parts of our website. Often, this content is shared through our social media platforms. We also share smaller micro-blog content on social media. Although we make our best effort to only share accurate and up to date content, information found on this website and our various social media platforms, including but not limited to, Facebook, Twitter, Trustpilot and YouTube, does not constitute as legal advice and should not be construed as such. We often share content that we did not create, for example, newspaper articles and content created by legal bloggers. This third-party content also does not constitute as legal advice obtained from Paschal O’Hare Solicitors. We aim to share relevant content, however we do not necessarily endorse it. Members of the public can, and are encouraged to, engage with us on social media by commenting and tweeting or private messaging and direct messaging our various social media platforms. The content of our reply to such communications are not and should not be considered as legal advice. Paschal O’Hare Solicitors does not consider any form of contact with any person to be legal advice unless it is from one of our qualified solicitors, who can be found here, through email, telephone call or on a face-to-face basis.
For more information on how, why and where we process data please refer to our Privacy Notice.