Privacy Policy

Who we are

Welcome to!

Here at Whitethorn Legal, we respect your privacy and are committed to protecting your personal data.

If you have any questions about this policy or want to make a complaint about how we handle your personal data, please feel free to email us at or write to us at: Whitethorn Legal, Ainslie House, Hodgestown Lower, Donadea, Co. Kildare, W91 P2H2.

We take privacy very seriously and will deal with your complaint as quickly as possible.


Information we collect

We only collect and use your personal data as allowed by Irish and EU data protection law.

We retain your data only for as long as legally necessary.

The chart below shows who we collect personal data from, some non-exhaustive examples of what we collect and why. Its also explains the legal basis for processing your data under data protection law.

Who What Why Legal Basis
Website users
  • Name.
  • Contact details.
  • To respond to queries sent through our ‘contact us’ form.
  • To send marketing material via our website.
  • To sign you up to events.
  • Legitimate interest: administering and operating our legal services.
  • Legitimate interest: marketing and promoting our services.
  • We always include an unsubscribe button in our communications so you can opt out at any time.
  • Name.
  • Contact details.
  • Financial information.
  • To provide legal advice.
  • To provide information on our services and legal updates.
  • To invite clients to events.
  • To collect fees.
  • To comply with anti-money laundering, insurance and other legal requirements.
  • Legitimate interest: providing legal services.
  • Legitimate interest: promoting our services.
  • Performance of a contract.
  • Compliance with legal obligations.
Solicitors and barristers
  • Name.
  • Contact details.
  • To communicate about clients.
  • Legitimate interest: representing clients.
  • Name.
  • Contact details.
  • Emergency contact details.
  • Address.
  • Financial information.
  • To allow us and our employees to carry out employer / employee duties.
  • Performance of a contract.
  • Compliance with employment and revenue laws.
  • Protection of vital interests in  an emergency.
Job applicants
  • Name.
  • Contact details.
  • Education.
  • Employment history.
  • To recruit new employees.
  • To check if you are suitable for a role.
  • Legitimate interest: recruiting new staff.
  • Compliance with employment law.
  • Please see our privacy notice in the job advertisement for further information.
  • Name.
  • Contact details.
  • To receive services.
  • To pay for services.
  • Performance of a contract.

Automated decision-making and profiling

You’ll be glad to know that we don’t use any personal data for automated decision-making or profiling.


Data Sharing

We may sometimes need to share your personal data with others. For example, third party service providers or government agencies.

We will never sell your data and will take appropriate steps to protect it when dealing with third parties.

We enter into standard European Commission approved data protection contracts to protect data transferred out of the EEA.


Website Links

Our website may contain links to other websites. Whitethorn Legal has no responsibility or liability for the privacy policies or the content of these websites. You should review the privacy policies on these websites before you submit any personal data.



We promise to do our very best to protect your personal data. We use industry standard security measures to try to prevent unauthorized access / disclosure.

Unfortunately, no security system is completely safe and we cannot guarantee the security of your personal data on our website.


Your Rights

You have the following rights. As with all entitlements, they are subject to certain exceptions:

Access: you can ask us for a copy of your personal data and/or information about how we process that personal data.

Rectification: you can ask us to correct any inaccurate data and/or up-date incomplete information.

Erasure: you can ask us to delete your personal data.

Restriction of / objection to processing: you can ask that we no longer process your personal data or object to our processing for particular purposes.

Data portability: you can ask us to provide you, or a third party, with a copy of your personal data in a structured, commonly used machine readable format.

Withdrawal of consent: if we processing personal data based on your consent, you can withdraw your consent at any time. This does not affect the lawfulness of any processing that happened before it was withdrawn.

To exercise these rights or to make a compaint, please contact us at the details listed above. You can also lodge a complaint with the Irish Data Protection Commission.


Changes to our Privacy Policy

We may occasionally change this policy. Any changes will be posted here and we will update the “Last Updated” date at the bottom.

Last updated:  June 2022