CLS Privacy Statement


1. Our Commitment To Privacy

1.1       Your privacy is very important to us. To better protect your privacy we provide this statement explaining our online and company practices and the choices you can make about the way your information is collected and used. To make this statement easy to find, we make it available on our homepage of our website and at every point where personally identifiable information may be requested.

1.2       This privacy statement sets out how we will protect your data, in line with current Irish and EU legislation, (General Data Protection Regulation) through appropriate organisation and technical security measures/processes. It also describes your rights in relation to that data.

1.3       When we collect data from you we will ensure it is adequate for the purpose and never excessive, we will only ask for the minimum amount of personal data which we require to achieve our purpose(s) You may be contacted by e-mail with details of future events, courses organised or promoted by CLS Chartered Secretaries or with information that may be of interest to you, for example any updates to the range of services available to you.  You may opt out of this type of communication at any time, by following the directions included in those communications. Or you can always contact CLS Chartered Secretaries by phone (059-91-86776) or email

1.4       Should you access our services, we will seek additional explicit consent to this statement, usually by means of written communications such as a letter of engagement & our Terms of Business where the scope and price of the service will be mutually agreed and the purposes for which we collect and process your data will be clearly set out in writing for you. 

1.5       CLS Chartered Secretaries reserves the right to make changes to this statement, as necessary. When we do so we’ll make previous versions available, on request, so you can see what these changes are.  If any such changes alter key aspects of the statement or its meaning, we will notify you of those changes in advance. We encourage you to occasionally review this page for information on our latest practices.

            1.6       A full list of your rights under GDPR is shown below –see Point 12.

2.       Definitions

2.1      “Agent”– Relevant Third Party:  1. A Credit Institution, 2.a financial institution, 3. an external accountant or auditor and who is a member of a designated accountancy body,4. a tax advisor and who is also a solicitor or a member of a designated accountancy body or of the Irish Tax Institute,5.a relevant independent legal professional, 6.a trust or company service provider and who is also a member of a designated accountancy body, a solicitor authorised to carry on business by the Central Bank of Ireland

2.2      “Direct Client” - Client who does not fit any of the definitions of an agent.

2.3      “GDPR” - General Data Protection Regulation

3.         Information We Collect About You

4.       What Kind Of Data Does CLS Chartered Secretaries Collect?

5.       Personal Data Which You Provide To Us

6.       Information You Give Us About Other People

7.       When Do CLS Transfer User Data Outside The User Jurisdiction?

8.       Does CLS Chartered Secretaries Ever Share My Data?

9.       How Does CLS Chartered Secretaries Protect My Data?

10.     For How Long Does CLS Chartered Secretaries Keep my Personal Data?

11.     Children

12.     What are My Rights?

13.     How Can I Access or Correct My Information?

14.     Irish Data Protection Commissioner

15.     Contact CLS Chartered Secretaries