Friel Stafford respect your right to privacy and comply with our obligations under the Data Protection Acts 1988 and 2003.  The purpose of this Privacy Statement is to outline how we deal with any personal data you provide to us while visiting this website (the “Site”).

By visiting this Site, you are accepting the terms of this Privacy Statement.  If you do not agree with the terms of this Privacy Statement you should not use this Site.

Types of Information Collected

We retain two types of information:

2.1 “Personal Data”. This is data that identifies you or can be used to identify or contact you and may include your first name, surname, email address and telephone number.  Such information is only collected from you if you voluntarily submit it to us, for example, by using the Contact Us pages on the Site or by emailing us directly.

2.2 “Non-Personal Data”. Like most websites, we gather statistical and other analytical information collected on an aggregate basis of all visitors to our Site.  This Non-Personal Data comprises information that cannot be used to identify or contact you, such as demographic information regarding, for example, user IP addresses where they have been clipped or anonymised, browser types and other anonymous statistical data involving the use of our Site.

Purposes for which we hold your Information

3.1 Personal Data

We will process any Personal Data you provide to us for the following purposes:

  • to respond to any comments you submit to us and to communicate with you in relation to our firm and its services;
  • to contact you in relation to our professional services and any associated events or publications such as client updates, conferences or other legal updates (subject to any preferences you have expressed regarding such communications); and
  • where engagement terms have been agreed, to provide you with the contracted services.

3.2 Non-Personal Data

We use the Non-Personal Data gathered from visitors to our Site in an aggregate form to:

  • gain a better understanding of where our visitors come from and what technology is used to access the Site;
  • learn more about the number of visitors to the Site, traffic patterns and visitor behaviours on our Site; and
  • help us improve design and navigation of the Site and ensure content is relevant and useful to visitors.

Where you have consented to the sharing of your information with third parties, we will do so in accordance with paragraph 5 below.


We may obtain information about your general internet usage by using a cookie file which is stored on your browser or the hard drive of your computer.  Cookies are widely used in order to make websites work, or work more efficiently, as well as to provide information to the owners of the website.  Cookies contain information that is transferred to your computer’s hard drive.  They help us learn more about visitor patterns and behaviours on our Site and this is used to continually improve and develop our Site. Some of the cookies we use are essential for the Site to operate.

You can find more information about the individual cookies we use and the purposes for which we use them in the table at the end of this Privacy Statement.

You may block cookies by activating the setting on your browser which allows you to refuse the settings of all or some cookies.  For more information on how to manage your cookies in your specific browser, visit

If you use your browser settings to block all cookies (including essential cookies) you may not be able to access all or parts of our Site.  Unless you have adjusted your browser setting so that it will refuse cookies, our system will issue cookies as soon as you visit our Site.

Disclosure of Information to Third Parties

We will not disclose your Personal Data to third parties unless you have consented to this disclosure or unless the third party is required to fulfil a request you have made or contract that you have entered into.  Where appropriate, Personal Data may also be processed by our service providers in which case we will take steps to ensure that the processing complies with applicable data protection and confidentiality laws. We will also disclose your Personal Data if we believe in good faith that we are required to disclose it in order to comply with any applicable law, a summons, a search warrant, a court or regulatory order or other statutory or legal requirement.

We may provide Non-Personal Data to third parties, where such information is combined with similar information of other users of our Site.  For example, we might inform third parties regarding the number of unique users who visit our Site, the demographic breakdown of our community users of our Site or the activities that visitors to our Site engage in while on our Site.  The third parties to whom we may provide this information may include web developers, server providers, providers of advertising services (including website tracking services), commercial partners, sponsors, licensees, researchers and other similar parties.


Your Personal Data is held on secure servers hosted by our contracted hosting provider.  The nature of the Internet is such that we cannot guarantee or warrant the security of any information you transmit to us via the Internet.  Hence no data transmission over the Internet can be guaranteed to be 100% secure.  However, we will take all reasonable steps (including appropriate technical and organisational measures) to protect your Personal Data.


From time to time our Site may contain links to and from other websites. Where our Site contains links to other sites and resources provided by third parties, these links are provided for your information only.  We have no control over the contents of those sites or resources. We welcome links to our website from appropriate third party sites but we would request that any content associated with such links is accurate and fairly portrayed.

Social Media

Any content we publish using social media channels is subject to separate terms and conditions governing the particular channel. Should you choose to communicate with us or to follow us on social media it is up to you to choose your preferred profile settings.

Your rights

You have a number of rights regarding access to and control of your Personal Data, including:

  • Right of Access: You have the right to ascertain what type of Personal Data we hold about you and to a copy of this Personal Data.
  • Right to Complain: You have the right to lodge a complaint regarding the processing of your Personal Data to the Data Protection Commission.
  • Right to Erasure: In certain circumstances you may request that we delete the Personal Data that we hold on you.
  • Right to Object: Where we rely on our legitimate interests to process your Personal Data, you have a right to object to this use.  We will desist from processing your personal information unless we can demonstrate an overriding legitimate interest in the continued processing.
  • Right to Portability: You may request us to provide you with certain Personal Data which you have given us in a structured, commonly used and machine-readable format and you may request us to transmit your Personal Data directly to another data controller where this is technically feasible.
  • Right to Rectification: You have the right to have any inaccurate Personal Data which we hold about you updated or corrected.
  • Right to Restriction: You have the right to request that us stop using your Personal Data in certain circumstances including if you believe that the Personal Data we hold about you is inaccurate or that our use of your Personal Data is unlawful. If you validly exercise this right, we will store your Personal Data and will not carry out any other processing until the issue is resolved.

Please bear in mind that your rights in relation to your Personal Data are not absolute and that we must be cognisant of our legal and regulatory obligations and our duties.

You can exercise your rights in relation to your Personal Data by contacting We may request that you provide proof of your identity for security reasons and in order to prevent the unauthorised disclosure or misuse of Personal Data.  We will only charge you for requests to access your Personal Data where they are unreasonable, unfounded or excessive.   If, after contacting us, you are still not satisfied with our response, you have the right to lodge a complaint with the Data Protection Commission.  Please see for further information.


Confidentiality Statement & Privacy Policy

Friel Stafford undertakes to treat as confidential any information provided by companies and by individuals subject to Friel Stafford´s obligations under law and Ethical Codes of Conduct.


Information we Collect

Friel Stafford use anonymous analytical software to collect and process certain data and information relating to you and your use of this website. This data and information is detailed below:

  • Information that visitors provide to us as a result of filling in forms on our website, such as when a visitor makes a call-back request.
  • Information provided to us when visitors to our website communicate with us electronically for any reason.
  • We monitor and log IP information from all visitors to the website including – but not limited to – traffic data, location data and other communication data. This information does not contain any personal details of visitors to the website and is stored and accessed strictly for statistical purposes.

Our website uses cookies, and visitors are advised to read our cookie policy to find out more about the information we collect in order to make our website more user-friendly, effective and targeted.

Use of Your Information

We may use the information we collect for the following purposes:

  • To contact you to respond to any communications you might send to us or to meet our contractual obligations to you
  • To provide you with information relating to our website, products or our services that you request from us
  • To notify you about any changes to our website, including improvements, and service or product changes that may affect our website

Changes to this statement 

We may amend this Statement on occasion, in whole or part, at our sole discretion. Any changes will be effective immediately.  You should check this page from time to time to take notice of any changes we make, as they will be binding on you.

If at any time we decide to use your Personal Data in a manner significantly different from that stated in this Statement, or as otherwise disclosed to you at the time it was collected, we will notify you by e-mail or by telephone, and you will have a choice as to whether or not we use your Personal Data in the new manner.

Friel Stafford
44 Fitzwilliam Place, Dublin 2, Ireland
Telephone: +353 (1) 661 4066

18th May 2018