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Privacy Policy – Maguire & Company

This is the Privacy Policy of Maguire & Company of 6 South Lotts Road, Dublin 4.

The purpose of this Privacy Policy is to ensure individuals and data subjects understand how we process their information.

Maguire & Company endeavours to comply with the General Data Protection Regulation, Data Protection Act 2018 and data protection best practices. 

We process personal information provided to us by individuals, whether it be provided through our website (www.maguireacc.ie), by any form, correspondence, telephone, email or by any other means, or otherwise processed by us in relation to you, in the manner set out in this policy.

By submitting your information to us, and or engaged in our services and or by using the Website you consent to the use of your personal information as set out by this Privacy Policy. If you do not agree with the terms of this Privacy Policy please do not use the Website or volunteer or provide us with any personal information.

Information collected by us

The information about you that we may collect, use and store (process) includes:

  • Information necessary in order to facilitate, process, invoice or collect monies related to any agreed business transaction with Maguire & Company (of which such data may include name, address, contact details, billing details, etc.). 
  • Information you provide to us by filling out any forms on the website or by way of emailing us or by any other form of written communication.
  • Records of correspondences whether by email, telephone, through any form on our website or by any other means,
  • Information you provide to us in person,
  • Details of any business, commercial or trade transactions you carry out with us, whether through email, the website, telephone, or by any other means.
  • Information provided by an employer who engages with Maguire & Company for the provision of payroll services and or employee services provided by Maguire & Company as defined in any contractual relationship in place, including appropriate data processing agreement, to protect the rights of data subjects. 
  • Information provided by a company and or employer who engages with Maguire & Company for the purposes of auditing and or complying with any legal obligation, as defined in any contractual relationship in place, to include an appropriate data processing agreement to protect the rights of data subjects. For example, the Companies Act 2015 requires director’s personal data to be sent to the Companies Registration Office as part of filing company papers, Maguire & Company can do this on behalf of the company when requested. 
  • Details of your visits to our website including traffic data, location data, weblogs and other communication data in accordance with our Cookie Policy that may identify personal information (e.g. cookies) and non-personal information (e.g. information of an anonymised or technical nature).

How we use your personal information 

We may use your personal information for the purposes of:

  1. Processing any enquiry requested by you;
  2. Entering into and or completing with any sales, commercial or business related requests or transactions requested by you;
  3. Complying with any contractual obligations relating to any accountancy and or payroll agreement that you may enter into;
  4. Setting up, operating and managing any account or line of credit, if applicable;
  5. Setting up, operating and managing any marketing and or advertising services subject to your explicit consent (please see Marketing & Advertising below);
  6. Complying with our legal duties and responsibilities;
  7. Debt collection and the collection of outstanding monies;
  8. Providing, monitoring, reviewing and supporting our online presence via our website and social media (please see our Cookie Policy)
  9. Monitoring any billing or credit transactions for the purpose of preventing fraud;
  10. Provision of security to, and ensuring the health and safety of employees, clients and visitors to our premises.
  11. The provision of a payroll services to an employer where the data originated from the employer and Maguire & Company acts as a data processor on behalf of the employer data controller. 
  12. The provision of employment and or auditing and or compliance services to third party firms in cases where the personal data originated from the third party and Maguire & Company acts as a data processor on behalf of this third party.

We normally obtain consent to process personal data by way of notification on our website that requires an explicit acceptance of this Privacy Policy and associated Cookie Policy to use the website. Consent for data processing purposes can also be obtained by way of a physical application form, credit form or other paperwork of Maguire & Company that refers to our privacy policy on this website and acceptance of same.

All data processed will be held as confidential, secure, will be used only for the purposes for which it was collected and will be destroyed or deleted once is it no longer necessary (in accordance with our data retention policy). 

Maguire & Company does not engage in any automated decision-making processes nor do we use any personal data as a basis for any such automated decisions.

Maguire & Company does not transfer personal data outside the jurisdiction of, or application of, the General Data Protection Regulation. However, Maguire & Company may outsource some commercial activities and or and or engage with some third-party service providers based within the EU that may share data within other EU member states (e.g. back up, storage facilities, etc.) and such third-party suppliers are subject to the One Stop Shop Mechanism as identified by the Irish Data Protection Commission. 

We may also outsource some commercial actives to third parties that are based outside the EU but GDPR still applies to any data processed as a result, in accordance with GDPR, the Data Protection Act 2018 and practice directives issued by the Irish Data Protection Commission. 

For more information about the One Stop Shop Mechanism or mechanisms applicable to data being processed outside of Ireland and or the EU, please visit the Data Protection Commission website at www.dataprotection.ie.

Marketing & Advertising

Maguire & Company provides accountancy services, payroll services and services to assist firms in compliance and regulatory matters, including auditing, review and assessment of a firm’s financial data and financial sustainability. 

As part our marketing and advertising practices, we may use promotional emails, text messages and or phone calls to people who have consented to being contacted for marketing and advertising purposes.

In terms of data processing, subject to your explicit consent, we may use your personal information for the purpose of:

  1. Marketing and Sales promotions;
  2. Providing you with information about promotional offers on our products and services;
  3. Carrying out any service user, membership or customer research, survey and analysis;
  4. Commercial activities, including brand or event awareness, participation and product or service launches;

At some interactions with Maguire & Company you may be asked to consent to your data being used for marketing purposes. In such cases, consent will require positive action on your part. For example, on an enquiry form you would have to tick a box stating that you consent to your data being processed for marketing purposes in according with this privacy policy in order to receive personalised targeted marketing emails, text messages and or phone calls. 

Please note that if you do not consent to your email being used for marketing purposes then we will not contact you by way of any unsolicited communications. 

Maguire & Company is committed to privacy by design and privacy by default. As such, you will never have to ‘opt-out’ of our marketing processes; you will only ever have the option of ‘opting in’ if you’d like to be included. We do not engage in ‘pre-ticked’ boxes on consent forms nor do we ever assume you would consent to your data being processed. You are free to withdraw consent for any marketing matters at any time you want.

Information Storage

We will take reasonable steps to ensure that your information is kept secure and protected, including but not limited to electronic data being protected using appropriate software, relevant networks safety and security checks, and, where applicable, any physical data records will be kept in an appropriately secure environment.

We have a general data retention policy that relates to the retention of relevant data for seven years. Personal data that is no longer required will be destroyed and or deleted in secure manner.

We do not record or process personal data that is not required or not necessary for any of our stated purposes.

Disclosure of data

We may outsource certain commercial functions to external third parties, e.g. debt collection, legal advice, IT support services, etc. and in such cases where personal data is required for the purposes of completing those functions then an appropriate data processing agreement, with relevant safeguards, will be in place to ensure our ongoing obligations under the Data Protection Act 2018 are upheld.

We may also have to disclose certain personal data in accordance with any legal obligation imposed on us. Any such disclosure would be in accordance with the law, e.g. disclosed on foot of a court order, Child First Act, etc.

With your express permission, we may disclose your personal data to any third party you may instruct us to do so in the provision of our services, the provision of support services and or to assist you with an enquiry and or referral. Such information would only be shared at your request and with your express permission.

Requesting your data

Any person has the right to find out whether an organisation has any personal data about them, what they use the personal data for and ask for copies of personal information held by that organisation.

If you wish to make a data access request in order to get a copy of any personal data we may process, please write a letter stating that you wish to make a data access request and address it to:

Data Protection

Maguire & Company 

6 South Lotts Road

Dublin 4

Or email paddy@maguireacc.ie

In order to process your request, we may request that you send us a copy of your identification (passport, driver’s licence, etc.). The reason we ask for personal identification is to ensure that you are the correct person making the request for your personal data.

Unfortunately, verbal access requests cannot be entertained.

In response to any data access request, you have the right to refer the matter to the Data Protection Commission if you are unhappy with the outcome, however, we ask that you notify us first of any issue so that we may help resolve it as quickly as possible.

Rectifying mistakes

You have the right to rectify any incorrect or inaccurate personal data at no cost to you. 

If you believe that we are incorrectly processing any of your personal data, please inform us by writing to the above address or email paddy@maguireacc.ie

Queries or complaints

If you have any queries or complaints regarding our Privacy Policy or any data protection matter, please let us know by writing to the above address or email paddy@maguireacc.ie

Individuals have the right to refer any matter to the Data Protection Commission by contacting them at www.dataprotection.ie or by writing to:

Data Protection Commission

Office of the Data Protection Commission

21 Fitzwilliam Square South

Dublin 2

D02 RD28


If you are, for whatever reason, considering contacting the Data Protection Commission about us we would ask that you inform us of your difficulty first so that we can try to resolve it to your satisfaction.

Changes to our Privacy Policy

Any changes we may make to our Privacy Policy in the future will be posted on our website. 

Any changes will become effective upon posting the revised Privacy Policy on our website. If we make any material or substantial changes to this Privacy Policy we will use reasonable endeavours to inform you by email, notice on the Website or any other agreed communications channels.

Privacy Policy last reviewed: July 2019

Cookie Policy – Maguire & Company


This is the Cookie Policy of Maguire & Company of 6 South Lotts Road, Dublin 4.

Maguire & Company is committed to comply with the General Data Protection Regulation and the Data Protection Act 2018, with specific regard to fair processing of personal data and transparency in our data processing policies and procedure. As such, this Cookie Policy is to be read in conjunction with our Privacy Policy that explains all our data processing procedures. 

The purpose of this Cookie Policy is so that individuals understand how we use cookies in relating to the use of our website via a user’s computer, tablet, smart phone or any other device that may access our website. 

Upon initial access of our website, you will be notified of the use of cookies, this Cookie Policy and our Privacy Policy. You will be asked to confirm whether you wish to accept the use of cookies and our policies in order to use this website by way of an interactive ‘pop up’ that requires affirmative action on the part of a user. By accepting the use of cookies, a website user is accepting the terms of this cookie policy and agreeing to abide by them. If you do not accept the use of cookies, this cookie policy or our privacy policy then do not use our website or provide us with any data.

What is a cookie?

A ‘cookie’ is a small piece of data that a website asks your browser to store on your computer, tablet, smart phone or any other device that may access our website. 

If you allow the use of a cookie, this allows the website to ‘remember’ your actions or preferences over time. Most browsers support cookies but users can set their browsers to decline them. Users can delete cookies whenever they like through their own browser or device (discussed below). 

How cookies are used by Maguire & Company 

We may use the following cookies on our website www.maguireacc.ie and any associated mobile applications:

Session cookies are temporary cookies that are not stored on your computer or mobile device. They are used as part of the registration process for security purposes. A session cookie is also used to remember your language preference when viewing the site. These session cookies are erased when you close your browser, or usually after 20-30 minutes of inactivity.

Persistent cookies are those placed on your computer or mobile device for a pre-determined length of time when you visit this site. This site only places cookies that are specific to this site.

Our website may use Google Analytics in order to assist us with ongoing maintain review, assessment and redevelopment of our website. The most common Google Analytics Cookies are:

Cookie Name

Expiration Time



12 months from last visit

Used to distinguish visitors to site


10 minutes

Used to throttle request rate


10 minutes

Used to throttle request rate


12 months from last visit

Used to distinguish visitors and pages visited. Records a unique ID, the date and time of first visit, time of current visit and total number of visits made


30 minutes from last visit

Used to determine new sessions or visits. Stores the number of page views in current visit and start time of visit

__ utmc

Session cookie

Used to note that the visit has ended when browser is closed


6 months

Records the site you may have linked to our page from. Only records data if you clicked on a link to our site from a different website

Strictly necessary cookies. These are cookies that are required for the operation of our website. They include, for example, cookies that enable you to log into secure areas of our website or make use of payment services, without which we would not be able to provide you with services or secured areas.

Analytical/performance cookies. They are set by Maguire & Company and third parties, including Google Analytics. Performance cookies allow us to collect statistical information about our visitors, such as whether they have visited the site before and the pages they view. This information is gathered anonymously and does not contain any personal data as this information does not enable us to identify who you are. 

We may use these cookies to determine the kind of content and service our visitors’ value most, which in turn helps us improve our website and its content.

We and third-party vendors, including Google, use first-party cookies and third-party cookies together to inform, optimise and serve ads based on users' past visits to this website. We use data from Google Analytics to understand who our users are in order to create a better experience for them while visiting our website. We may use Remarketing with Google Analytics to advertise online. Third-party vendors, including Google, show our ads on sites across the Internet. For more information on Google Analytics, please see their privacy policy at https://support.google.com/analytics/answer/6004245?hl=en

Functionality cookies. If you allow these cookies they are used to recognise you when you return to our website. This enables to personalise our content for you as a website user but we are not able to identify you as a natural person without you volunteering personal data.

Specific cookies used for our website

This website uses the following specified cookies; __utmc, __utmb, __utmt, __utmz and __utma.

Data that may be logged 

As stated above, some technical details in connection with visits to this website may be logged by our internet service provider for statistical purposes. Such technical details are confined to the following list:

  • The IP address of a visitor’s web server
  • The top-level domain name used (e.g. .com, .org, etc.)
  • The previous website address from which the visitor reached us, including any search terms used.
  • Google analytics that show the traffic of visitors around this website (e.g. pages accessed or documents downloaded).
  • The type of web browser and operating system used by the visitor to the website. 

We may use the above technical data and or cookies to:

  • Recognise when a website user moves between pages of our website. This can be used to speed up access to the website as visitors may not have to log every time they use the website (if applicable).
  • To ensure the safety and integrity of the website, app or any online channel of communication.
  • Carry out research and statistical analysis to help improve website content and to help us better understand visitor requirements and interests.
  • Target our marketing and advertising campaigns by more effectively by providing interest-based content on the website. 
  • Make the website user’s online experience more efficient and enjoyable.

Should a website user choose to provide us with any additional user specific identifiable personal data during the use of the website (e.g. signing up to an account or logging in, placing an online order, making an enquiry and providing contact details for us to respond, etc.) then we treat such information as personal data in accordance with our Privacy Policy. 

We do not collect any names or emails unless a website user volunteers to provide such personal data for the purposes of contacting us. 

Managing Cookies

Your browser allows you the option of choosing whether you wish to accept cookies or not.

Different browsers make different controls available to you, below are links to the most popular manufacturers’ instructions on how to accept or reject cookies. Generally, your browser will allow you the option to accept, refuse or delete cookies at all material times or those cookies relating to specific websites or third party cookies. For informational purposes, the following list of links to the most commonly used browsers are provided without any warranty or representation as to the truthfulness, veracity or relevance of contents therein:

Third-party cookies

Some cookies that have been set on our website may not be related to us. As such, we have no control over the use of any content embedded in any webpage that is provided by a third party, e.g. a Facebook like button, LinkedIn widget, YouTube video, Google+ button, etc. 

By interacting with any content embedded in our website that is provided by a third party (e.g. Facebook, Linked Inn, YouTube, etc.) you acknowledge that we have no control of any privacy or cookie practices or procedures, or lack thereof, of any relevant third parties. We do not control the use of any cookies by any relevant third party and cannot access them. Such cookies can only be accessed by the parties who originally set them. 

Users of our website should familiarise themselves with our Privacy Policy and Cookie Policy of any relevant third party. For informational purposes, the following list of third party cookie policies are provided without any warranty or representation as to the truthfulness, veracity or relevance of contents therein:

Google: https://www.google.com/policies/technologies/cookies/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/policies/cookies/


Twitter: https://support.twitter.com/articles/20170514

Third-party websites

If a website user follows a link to a third-party website not controlled by Maguire & Company then it is the user’s responsibility to familiarise themselves with, and accept or reject, any applicable cookie policy, privacy policy or data protection statement, relevant to any third-party websites. 

Maguire & Company can not accept any responsibility or liability for any third-party website and or their policies or lack thereof.

Contact us

If you have any questions or comments about our cookie policy, the practices of this site or any dealings with us then please contact:

Data Protection

Maguire & Company 

6 South Lotts Road

Dublin 4

Or email paddy@maguireacc.ie

We’re sorry but we cannot deal with any cookie policy matters by telephone and ask that you write to the above address or email us your query and we’ll be happy to help.

Changes to this Cookie Policy

Maguire & Company reserves the right in its sole discretion to amend this cookie policy at any time and without notice. 

Any changes will become effective upon posting the revised Cookie Policy on the website


Website users should regularly check this cookie policy for any amendments.

Cookie Policy last updated: July 2019

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