Privacy Notice

1          Introduction

This document refers to personal data, which is defined as information concerning any living person (a natural person who hereafter will be called the Data Subject) that is not already in the public domain.

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) seeks to protect and enhance the rights of data subjects. These rights cover the safeguarding of personal data, protection against the unlawful processing of personal data and the unrestricted movement of personal data within the EU. It should be noted that GDPR does not apply to information already in the public domain.

Raheny Veterinary Hospital is pleased to provide the following Privacy Notice:


2          Personal Data

Raheny Veterinary Hospital uses the information collected from you to provide quotations, make telephone contact and to email you marketing information which  Raheny Veterinary Hospital believes may be of interest to you and your business. In you making initial contact you consent to  Raheny Veterinary Hospital maintaining a marketing dialogue with you until you either opt out (which you can do at any stage) or we decide to desist in promoting our services.  Raheny Veterinary Hospital also acts on behalf of its clients in the capacity of data processor. When working exclusively as a data processor,  Raheny Veterinary Hospital will be acting on the instruction of its client, and will work hard to ensure that the client is fully GDPR compliant.

Some personal data may be collected about you from the forms and surveys you complete, from records of our correspondence and phone calls and details of your visits to our website, including but not limited to personally identifying information like Internet Protocol (IP) addresses.  Raheny Veterinary Hospital may from time to time use such information to identify its visitors.  Raheny Veterinary Hospital may also collect statistics about the behavior of visitors to its website.

Raheny Veterinary Hospital website uses cookies, which is a string of information that a website stores on a visitor’s computer, and that the visitor’s browser provides to the website each time the visitor returns. uses cookies to help Raheny Veterinary Hospital identify and track visitors and their website access preferences.  Raheny Veterinary Hospital website visitors who do not wish to have cookies placed on their computers should set their browsers to refuse cookies before using  Raheny Veterinary Hospital’s website.

Any information Raheny Veterinary Hospital holds about you and your business encompasses all the details we hold about you and any sales transactions including any third-party information we have obtained about you from public sources and our own suppliers such as credit referencing agencies.

Raheny Veterinary Hospital will only collect the information needed so that it can provide you with marketing and consulting services, this agency does not sell or broker your data, although coincidentally there may be times when your information could be contained in data that  Raheny Veterinary Hospital has purchased from a third-party list broker, on behalf of a client.

3          Legal basis for processing any personal data

To meet  Raheny Veterinary Hospital contractual obligations to clients and to also respond to marketing enquiries.

4          Legitimate interests pursued by  Raheny Veterinary Hospital and/or its clients

To promote the marketing and consulting services offered by Raheny Veterinary Hospital and/or to market the services and/or products offered by Raheny Veterinary Hospital’ existing clients.

5          Consent

Through agreeing to this privacy notice you are consenting to Raheny Veterinary Hospital processing your personal data for the purposes outlined. You can withdraw consent at any time by emailing or writing to us, see last section for full contact details.

6          Disclosure

Raheny Veterinary Hospital may on occasions pass your Personal Information to third parties exclusively to process work on its behalf.  Raheny Veterinary Hospital requires these parties to agree to process this information based on our instructions and requirements consistent with this Privacy Notice and GDPR.

Raheny Veterinary Hospital do not broker or pass on information gained from your engagement with the agency without your consent. However,  Raheny Veterinary Hospital may disclose your Personal Information to meet legal obligations, regulations or valid governmental request. The agency may also enforce its Terms and Conditions, including investigating potential violations of its Terms and Conditions to detect, prevent or mitigate fraud or security or technical issues; or to protect against imminent harm to the rights, property or safety of  Raheny Veterinary Hospital, its clients and/or the wider community.

7          Retention Policy

Raheny Veterinary Hospital will process personal data during the duration of any contract and will continue to store only the personal data needed for five years after the contract has expired to meet any legal obligations. After five years any personal data not needed will be deleted.

8          Data storage

Data is held in Ireland using different (multiple) servers. Raheny Veterinary Hospital does not store personal data outside the EEA.

9          Your rights as a data subject:

At any point whilst  Raheny Veterinary Hospital is in possession of or processing your personal data, all data subjects have the following rights:

  • Right of access – you have the right to request a copy of the information that we hold about you.
  • Right of rectification – you have a right to correct data that we hold about you that is inaccurate or incomplete.
  • Right to be forgotten – in certain circumstances you can ask for the data we hold about you to be erased from our records.
  • Right to restriction of processing – where certain conditions apply you have a right to restrict the processing.
  • Right of portability – you have the right to have the data we hold about you transferred to another organisation.
  • Right to object – you have the right to object to certain types of processing such as direct marketing.
  • Right to object to automated processing, including profiling – you also have the right not to be subject to the legal effects of automated processing or profiling.

In the event that  Raheny Veterinary Hospital refuses your request under rights of access, we will provide you with a reason as to why, which you have the right to legally challenge.

Raheny Veterinary Hospital at your request can confirm what information it holds about you and how it is processed

10       You can request the following information:

  • Identity and the contact details of the person or organisation ( Raheny Veterinary Hospital) that has determined how and why to process your data.
  • Contact details of the data protection officer, where applicable.
  • The purpose of the processing as well as the legal basis for processing.
  • If the processing is based on the legitimate interests of Raheny Veterinary Hospital or a third party such as one of its clients, information about those interests.
  • The categories of personal data collected, stored and processed.
  • Recipient(s) or categories of recipients that the data is/will be disclosed to.
  • How long the data will be stored.
  • Details of your rights to correct, erase, restrict or object to such processing.
  • Information about your right to withdraw consent at any time.
  • How to lodge a complaint with the supervisory authority (Data Protection Regulator).
  • Whether the provision of personal data is a statutory or contractual requirement, or a requirement necessary to enter into a contract, as well as whether you are obliged to provide the personal data and the possible consequences of failing to provide such data.
  • The source of personal data if it wasn’t collected directly from you.
  • Any details and information of automated decision making, such as profiling, and any meaningful information about the logic involved, as well as the significance and expected consequences of such processing.

11       To access what personal data is held, identification will be required

Raheny Veterinary Hospital will accept the following forms of ID when information on your personal data is requested: a copy of your national ID card, driving license, passport, birth certificate and a utility bill not older than three months. A minimum of one piece of photographic ID listed above and a supporting document is required. If  Raheny Veterinary Hospital is dissatisfied with the quality, further information may be sought before personal data can be released.

All requests should be made to or by phoning or writing to us at the address further below.

12       Complaints

In the event that you wish to make a compliant about how your personal data is being processed by  Raheny Veterinary Hospital or its partners, you have the right to complain to  Raheny Veterinary Hospital’ CEO. If you do not get a response within 30 days you can complain to the Data Protection Regulator.

The details for each of these contacts are:

Raheny Veterinary Hospital, attention of the CEO

122 Raheny Road,

Dublin 5,

Co. Dublin

01-8478044  or email


Data Protection Regulator:

Helen Dixon

Canal House

Station Road,


Co. Laois,

R32 AP23,


Telephone +353 (0761) 104 800 or email: