Privacy Policy

At LK Shields Solicitors we care about your privacy  and we respect your privacy rights.

By subscribing for any of our publications and/or using the website www.lkshields.ie, all the webpages containing that address and any webpage containing this domain name, including any page that is enabled for use by a mobile device (the "Website"), you permit the collection and use of your personal information as outlined below and you signify your agreement to this Privacy Policy. If you do not agree with these terms, you should not use the Website or subscribe for any of our publications.

This Privacy Policy (together with our Legal Notice and any other documents referred to in it) sets out the basis on which any personal data we collect from you, or that you provide to us, will be processed by us. Please read the following carefully to understand our views and practices regarding your personal data gathered through the Website or in connection with publications, and how we will treat it.

How We Collect Information on the Website

We only collect, process and may record the following data about you through your use of the Website, which you volunteer when you contact us via email or the Website, or when you subscribe to our publications including our ezine, LK Shields Update: 

  1. the correspondence and the information that you provide to us, including your name, address, contact details and email address;
  2. the areas of law or business in which you have an interest; and
  3. the time and date of your visit to the Website or subscription for our publications. 

Uses Made of the Information

We use information that you provide to us, as referred to in the paragraph above, in the following ways:

  1. to provide you with information, products or services that you request from us or which we feel may interest you, where you have consented to be contacted for such purposes;
  2. to carry out our obligations arising from any contracts entered into between you and us;
  3. to deliver and maintain a high quality service; and
  4. for the purposes of compiling statistics. 

When you contact us requesting information regarding a particular area, we view this as an expression of general interest regarding a particular area and may contact you with related information subsequently.

We keep this information for as long as is required to provide you with the information which you have requested and for a period of time after that has ceased for record-keeping purposes only. 

Cookie policy

What are cookies?

A cookie is a small file of letters and numbers that we store on your browser or the hard drive of your computer. Cookies contain information that is transferred to your computer's hard drive.

Cookies can be categorised into two different types:

  1. Session cookies, which are temporary cookies that remain in the cookie file of your computer until you close your browser (at which point they are deleted).
  2. Persistent or stored cookies that remain on the cookie file of your computer for a defined period of time.

The cookies we use

The cookies we use on our website are either ‘Essential’ or ‘Performance’ Cookies: Essential cookies enable you to move around the website and access its feature, such as accessing secure areas of a website or displaying personalised content. Performance cookies allow us to count the number of visitors to our website and to see how visitors move around the website when they are using it. All counting and tracking is completely anonymous and movements and activity are not traced back to an individual user. This helps us to improve the way our website works, for example, by ensuring that users are finding what they are looking for easily. We also use Google Analytics to collect information about your online activity on the website, such as the web pages you visit, the links you click, and the searches you conduct on the website. We use the information to compile reports and to help us improve the website.

The cookies collect information in an anonymous form, including the number of visitors to the website, where visitors have come to the website from and the pages they visited. For more information about the information gathered using Google Analytics please visit http://www.google.com/intl/en_uk/analytics/privacyoverview.html. Cookies cannot look into your computer and obtain information about you or your family or read any material kept on your hard drive and, unless you have logged onto an authenticated page, cookies cannot be used to identify who you are. Cookies cannot be used by anyone else who has access to the computer to find out anything about you, other than the fact that someone using the computer has visited a certain website. Cookies do not in any way compromise the security of your computer. Cookies will not be used to contact you for marketing purposes. Cookies may be used to record details of pages that have been visited on this website, however these are anonymous statistics and we do not track you as an individual user. This is to provide us with generic usage statistics to allow the company to improve this website and to provide you with information that may interest you.

How can you control the cookies we use?

You can block cookies by activating the setting on your browser that allows you to refuse the setting of all or some cookies. You can usually activate these settings by clicking on the ‘Help’ menu in your browser. However, if you use your browser settings to block all cookies (including essential cookies) you may not be able to access all or parts of our website.
To find out more about cookies, including how to see what cookies have been set and how to manage and delete them, visit www.allaboutcookies.org. To opt out of being tracked by Google Analytics across all websites visit http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout
Unless you have adjusted your browser setting so that it will refuse cookies, you will receive cookies as soon you visit our website. The cookies that will be issued will be applied in accordance with the terms of this cookies policy.

Disclosure of Your Information to Other People

We do not disclose to any third party personal information that you provide to us unless we have your permission or we believe the law permits or requires it.

If you provide personal information to us you understand and agree that we may disclose your personal information to the following third parties:

to the prospective seller, buyer or assignee of any business or assets related to LK Shields Solicitors;
to any person providing services to us relating to our publications or Website, including hosting service providers, marketing services providers and software support providers; or
to a third party if we are under a duty to disclose or share your personal data with that third party in order to comply with any legal obligation, or in order to enforce or apply our Legal Notice and other agreements, or to protect the rights, property, or safety of LK Shields Solicitors, our clients or others. This includes exchanging information with third parties for the purposes of fraud protection and credit risk reduction.

We will notify you when information about you may be provided to third parties in ways other than explained above, and you will have the option to prevent such information sharing at the time that we notify you.

We do not disclose personal information about you to other third parties (including advertisers or marketing companies) except those set out in this policy, but we may provide them with aggregate anonymised information about users of the Website or subscribers to our publications.

Security and Control of Your Personal Data

We will take all steps reasonably necessary to ensure that your data is treated securely and in accordance with this Privacy Policy.

Unfortunately, the transmission of information via the Internet is not completely secure. Although we will do our best to protect your personal data, we cannot guarantee the security of your data transmitted via the Website or email; any transmission is at your own risk. Once we have received your information, we will use strict procedures and security features to try to prevent unauthorised access. You acknowledge that we are not responsible for any intercepted information sent via the internet, and you hereby release us from any and all claims arising out of or related to the use of intercepted information in any unauthorised manner.

Links to Third Party Websites

The Website may, from time to time, contain links to and from third party websites to which we have no affiliation. If you follow a link to any of these websites, please note that these websites have their own privacy policies and terms of use and that we do not accept any responsibility or liability for these policies or for the activities on those websites.

Access to Information, Updating, Verifying and Deleting Personal Data and Unsubscribing from Mailing Lists

At any time, you can make a written request to have access to all the personal information that we hold about you. We will provide this information to you and may request a small administrative charge in accordance with applicable laws.

You can modify, update and (in certain circumstances) delete the personal information that we hold about you at any time by contacting us at email@lkshields.ie or by post to the Marketing Officer, LK Shields Solicitors, 39/40 Upper Mount Street, Dublin 2 and requesting the change to your information that you wish to affect.

At any time if you would like to unsubscribe from receiving some or all of our publications, or from receiving other marketing information from us, including our ezine LK Shields Update, then please contact email@lkshields.ie or write to the Marketing Officer, LK Shields Solicitors, 39/40 Upper Mount Street, Dublin 2 setting out your request in writing. 

Changes to Our Privacy Policy

Any changes we may make to our Privacy Policy in the future will be posted on this page and, where we feel it appropriate, notified to you by email. You should visit this page periodically to review any changes to the Privacy Policy. By continuing to use the Website after any such changes have been made, you signify your agreement to the amended Privacy Policy.

User Feedback and Complaints

Questions, comments and requests regarding this Privacy Policy are welcomed and should be addressed to email@lkshields.ie or by post to the Marketing Officer, LK Shields Solicitors, 39/40 Upper Mount Street, Dublin 2.