Privacy Policy

This notice relates to our privacy practices in connection with this website. Ryan and Company Solicitors fully respects your right to privacy and will not collect or publish any personal information about you through this website without your clear permission. Any personal information which you volunteer to Ryan and Company Solicitors will be treated with the highest of standards of security and confidentiality.

Who we are:

This policy relates to Ryan and Company Solicitors of The stone Building Weavers Court Main Street, Loughrea, County Galway. You can contact us at this address by post or email at or by phone 00353 91 841849

Our data protection representative is Colman Ryan.

Types of information we may collect from you:

We may collect, store and use the following kinds of personal information about individuals who visit and use our website:

Information you supply to us. 

You may supply us with information about you by filling in forms on our website. This includes information you provide when you submit a contact/enquiry form. The information you give us may include your name, address, e-mail address and phone number.

Information our website automatically collects about you.

With regard to each of your visits to our website we may automatically collect information including the following:

  • technical information, your Internet protocol (IP) address, browser type and version, operating system and platform.
  • information about your visit, including what pages you visit, how long you are on the site, how you got to the site (including date and time); page response times, length of visit, what you click on, documents downloaded and download errors.


Our website uses cookies to distinguish you from other users of our website. This helps us to provide you with a good experience when you browse our website and also allows us to improve our site. For detailed information on the cookies, we use and the purposes for which we use them see our Cookie Policy.

How we use the information we collect:

For people who view and interact with our website:

  • to respond to your query when sent through our ‘contact us’ form

The legal basis for this processing is our legitimate interest in the administration and operation of our legal services as well as our legitimate interest in marketing and promoting our firm’s legal services.

We share this data with our client relationship management system provider. They may only process this data for the purpose of providing us with their services, and no other purpose.

For our potential clients, we process data:

  • in order to market the services of our firm
  • to provide you with legal updates
  • to provide our legal services to you.

The legal basis for the processing of this data is processing necessary for the purpose of the legitimate interests of our firm in promoting our services.


We may retain your information for as long as necessary in light of the purposes set out in this Notice, including for the purposes of satisfying any legal, accounting, or reporting requirements and, where required for us to assert or defend against legal claims, until the end of the relevant retention period or until the claims in question have been settled.  

We take account of guidance issued by the Law Society of Ireland in determining how long to store client files. We also have certain legal obligations to retain certain information for specific periods such as AML information. 

To determine the appropriate retention period for personal data, we consider the amount, nature, and sensitivity of the personal data, the potential risk of harm from unauthorised use or disclosure of your personal data, the purposes for which we process your personal data and whether we can achieve those purposes through other means, and the applicable legal requirements. We also consider regulatory and Law Society guidance, as appropriate.

Transfers of data outside the European Economic Area

We do not transfer your data to a country outside the European Economic Area (“EEA”). Our Case Management Software provider may as part of the support service they provide, have to occasionally transfer data relating to our case management system to a subcontractor located outside the EEA. The safeguard we have put in place for this transfer
is that we have contractually provided that our Case Management software provider has entered into European Commission approved standard contractual clauses with any such sub-contractor.

Your rights relating to personal data:

You have the following rights under the GDPR, in certain circumstances and subject to certain exemptions, in relation to your personal data:

  • right of access to your data – you have the right to request a copy of the personal data that we hold about you, together with other information about our processing of that personal data.
  • right to rectification – you have the right to request that any inaccurate data that is held about you is corrected, or if we have incomplete information you may request that we update the information such that it is complete.
  • right to erase – you have the right to request us to delete personal data that we hold about you.
  • right to restriction of processing or to object to processing – you have the right to request that we no longer process your personal data for particular purposes, or to object to our processing of your personal data for particular purposes.
  • right to data portability – you have the right to request us to provide you, or a third party, with a copy of your personal data in a structured, commonly used machine-readable format.
  • You have the right to submit a complaint about our use of your information with a supervisory authority. The Irish supervisory authority is the Data Protection Commission.

In order to exercise any of the rights set out above, please contact us at the contact details at the start of this privacy notice.

If we are processing personal data based on your consent, you may withdraw that consent at any time. This does not affect the lawfulness of processing which took place prior to its withdrawal.

If you are unhappy with how we process your personal data, we ask that you kindly contact us so that we can rectify the situation on your behalf.

Requirement to process personal data

You may browse our website without providing us with any personal data and this will not affect your ability to view our website.

If you do not provide us with your information for the purposes described above, we cannot, respond to your queries sent to us or act for you in relation to any legal matter or provide our Legal services to you.

Information received from third parties

We can receive and obtain your information from a variety of sources, including from third parties. For example, in the course of providing legal services, we may receive information about you from our clients, other solicitors firms, barristers, insurance companies, experts, doctors, hospitals, actuaries, witnesses, summons servers, private investigators, discovery processes, engineers, accountants, auctioneers, banks, brokers, the Revenue Commissioners, The Property Registration Authority, government departments, public and semi-state bodies, public registries and databases (ie the CRO and Property Registration Authority), internet searches and publicly available information.

In the course of providing the legal services to our clients, we share information with various parties, including our clients, service providers, other solicitors firms, barristers, mediators, arbitrators, translators,  couriers, independent experts, witnesses, insurance companies doctors, hospitals, actuaries, summons servers, private investigators, engineers, accountants, auctioneers, banks, brokers, the Revenue Commissioners, The Property Registration Authority, government departments, regulators, and statutory & public bodies.

We do this based upon the legal bases and exceptions mentioned above.

Automated decision-making and profiling

We do not use any personal data for the purpose of automated decision-making or profiling


Signed: Colman Ryan
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