Colm Nolan & Associates Limited t/a Colm Nolan & Associates

Our principal business is to provide advice and arrange transactions on behalf of clients in relation to tax compliance, consultancy, financial planning, and business consultancy.

In providing this service to you we will need to obtain personal information from you. The following outlines how we deal with this information and how it is used. Any questions or concerns you have can be addressed to us directly.

This Privacy Notice sets out the bases on which we gather, use, process and disclose any Personal Data we collect about you, or that you provide to us.
This Privacy Notice applies to you, whether you are a current, past, or prospective customer. It also applies to third parties whose Data you provide to us in connection with our relationship with you (for example, the names of relatives). Please ensure that you provide a copy of this Privacy Notice to any third parties whose personal data you provide to us.

Who controls your Personal Data?

We control your Personal Data to allow us to give you advice and recommendations on your financial affairs.

Data we may collect about You.

In order for us to give you a recommendation and information on tax or financial matters, we need to collect and process personal information about you. If you do not provide the information we need, we may not be able to offer you advice or provide our services to you. The types of personal data that are processed may include:

• Individual details – Name, address (including proof of address), other contact details (e.g., email and telephone numbers), gender, marital status, date and place of birth, nationality, employer, job title and employment history, and family details, including their relationship to you.
• Financial detail – full details on any debts, loans assets you may own.
• Identification details – Identification numbers issued by government bodies or
agencies, including your PPS Number, passport number, tax identification number.

Special Categories of Personal Data
• Health information which has additional protection under Data Protection Law. We do not process health information other than hold the information on application forms you have completed. Life Insurers process and control your health data to allow them to underwrite your policy or decide decline cover, they may have further information they have obtained with your approval from your doctor, but we are not privy to this information.
• Claims Information – Information your give us with regards claims you notify about or about or ask for our help on.
• Policy Information – Information about the quotes you receive and policies you take out.

Where We May Collect Your Personal Data From

We may collect your personal data from various sources, including.
You, Your employer or representative, Revenue, Financial Institutions, Life Companies.
We will need a letter of authorisation from you to allow us to contact these entities on your behalf. When you visit our website and input a request for us to contact you. Which of the above sources apply will depend on your particular circumstances and the product or service you are interested in or your enquiry relates to?

Legal Basis for Processing Your Information

We will only use your Personal Data for lawful reasons.
These are: –

a) The use is necessary for the performance of a contract to which you are a party or to take steps at your request prior to entering a contract (such as providing a recommendation).
b) The use is necessary to comply with our legal obligations.
c) You have consented to us using your information in such a way.
d) The use is necessary for the purpose of our legitimate interests.
e) The use is necessary for the performance of a task carried out in the public interest, such as assisting a regulatory authority’s investigation of a criminal offence.

The Purpose of Processing Your Information.

• To give you information on and provide you with recommended financial & taxation advice.
• To comply with legal and regulatory requirements including Anti-Money Laundering and Sanctions compliance.
• To understand how people interact with our websites (if applicable).
• To carry out and determine the effectiveness of advertising, and of marketing

Who we share Your Information with?

In order to provide our services and to comply with legal obligations imposed on us, we may share your information with: –

How long do we keep Your Information?

When providing advice to you it may be necessary to retain your information for an extended period. We keep your information for as long as required by law for the purpose that you gave it to us for. As a general rule for legal and best practice reasons we are required to keep your information for 6 years after the date on which our relationship with you ends.

Your Rights to Access, Transport, Correct, Delete and Restrict the Use of Your Personal Data

You have the right to access a copy of your Personal Data which we hold on you. In the case of Personal Data, you provided to us to process on the basis of your consent or for automated processing, you have the right to have it provided in a commonly used electronic format to you or to another Data Controller (subject to applicable Data Protection Law). If you would like a copy of your Personal Data, please contact us at the address below. Your request will be dealt with as quickly as possible and in any event within a month for us to respond. If at that stage, we are unable to provide the data you require (due to the complexity or number of requests) we may extend the period to provide the data by a further two months but shall explain the reason why. There is no charge for the request for your data, but it must be in writing, fax, email, or text message.

Correcting Your Personal Data

You have the right to have your Personal Data corrected if there are errors int eh data we hold.

Deleting Your Personal Data

Subject to any overriding legal obligation requiring us to retain it, you have the right to have your Personal Data deleted, however erasing your information may make it difficult or impossible for us to give you information on, provide you with, or administer our financial products. If you want your information deleted, please contact us.

Restricting our use of your Personal Data

You have the right to restrict our use of your Personal Data in certain circumstances. If you wish to exercise your rights in this regard, please contact us.

Your Right to Object and Withdraw your Consent to Data Processing

Where our lawful basis for processing your Personal Data is based on our legitimate interests, you have the right to object. You also have the right to withdraw your consent to any processing at any time. However, if we cannot process your data it may make it difficult, impossible, or unlawful for us to give you information on, or provide you with, advice on financial products or matters. If you want to object or withdraw your Consent to processing please contact us.

Your Right to Make a Complaint

If you are dissatisfied about the way, we handle your Personal Data please contact us. We will do our best to address your concerns swiftly and resolve any issues you have. You have the right to complain to the Office of The Data Protection Commission, Canal House, Station Road, Portarlington, Co. Laois, R32 AP23. Tel.: +353 (0)761 104 800. Fax: +353 57 868 4757. E-Mail: