The processing of personal data is regulated in Ireland by the General Data Protection Regulation 2016/679 as supplemented by the Data Protection Act 2018, together with other laws, which relate to privacy and electronic communications.  DFB Surveyors Limited t/a Damian Bowers & Associates refer to these as the “Data Protection Legislation”.  We are entitled to hold any personal data provided to us that may be obtained in order to provide the agreed service.  We may use the personal data for that purpose and in accordance with the requirements of the prevailing Data Protection Legislation.

We shall only process personal data:

  1. In order to provide our services and perform any other obligations in accordance with our engagement;
  2. In order to comply with our legal or regulatory obligations;
  3. Where it is necessary for the purposes of our legitimate interests and those interests are not overridden by the data subjects’ own privacy rights.

We shall be considered an independent data controller in relation to our client’s personal data. We will comply with all requirements and obligations applicable to us under the data protection legislation in respect of our client’s personal data.

Damian Bowers & Associates shall ensure that we comply at all times with our obligations as Controllers under the GDPR and other applicable data protection law.

Damian Bowers & Associates shall Implement all appropriate technical and organisational security measures, which ensure against unauthorised access to, unauthorised or unlawful alteration, disclosure, destruction or other unauthorised or unlawful processing of, accidental loss or destruction of or damage to Client data.

Policy Statement

Damian Bowers & Associates will process personal data provided to us by our clients for the purpose of providing our services because this processing is necessary for us to fulfil our obligations under our contract with our clients.  We will retain personal data for a period of seven years because we believe that we have a responsibility to retain it for this period arising from our engagements.  Following this, we will destroy the data unless we have a separate obligation to retain the data for a further period.  The data will not be shared with any third party, except where we have a legal or professional duty to do so, or where we engage a third party to store data on our behalf within the European Economic area (i.e. a cloud computing provider).  We will put in place and maintain adequate physical, procedural and electronic safeguards to maintain the integrity and confidentiality of the data stored by us and we will take reasonable steps to ensure that safeguards of an adequate standard are put in place by any third party engaged by us to store this data.

In accordance with GDPR, our clients have a right to access any personal data that we hold concerning them.  They have a right to ask that their data be rectified where it is inaccurate, incomplete, or not up to date.  In certain circumstances they have the right to erasure of their personal data, to restrict the processing of their data or to object to the processing of their data and to the portability of their data.  In view of our legal responsibility to retain the data as part of an engagement, we cannot comply with most requests that the data should be erased or transferred before the end of our retention period, or that we should cease processing the data in accordance with the terms of our engagement.


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