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Last updated: 12/07/2019

TJ O’Connor & Associates (“us”, “we”, or “our”) use cookies on http://www.tjoc.ie/

This website is owned by T.J. O’Connor & Associates. Please note, this Cookies Policy should be read in conjunction with our Privacy Notice DP010.

What is a cookie?

A cookie is a small piece of data or message that is sent from an organisation’s web server to your web browser and is then stored on your hard drive. Cookies cannot read data off your hard drive or cookie files created by other sites and do not damage your system. Cookies on this site are set by the first party (TJOC website).

Cookies help us enhance your experience when using the website.

You can find out more about managing and switching off cookies at the independent website ‘All about cookies’ http://www.allaboutcookies.org/.

Why we collect cookies

We use “cookies” to collect information with the sole purpose of making future visits to our website easier and to make this website work properly. You can instruct your browser to refuse cookies or to indicate when a cookie is being sent. However, if you do not accept cookies, you may not be able to use some portion of our Services.

The cookies we collect

To make this site work properly, we sometimes place small data files called cookies on your device.

Cookies used by T.J. O’Connor & Associate website:

Session cookies:

Session cookies are temporary, when you close your browser, your computer will automatically delete them all.

How to Manage and Disable Cookies

There are a number of ways to manage cookies. You can clear cookies, prevent cookies, delete cookies and enable cookies at your will and for different circumstances.

You can easily change the cookie settings at any time using the web browsers.

Google Chrome

  • Click the wrench icon on the browser toolbar
  • Select Settings
    Click ‘Show advanced settings’
  • In the “Privacy” section, click the ‘Content settings’ button
  • To enable cookies in the “Cookies” section, pick ‘Allow local data to be set’, this will enable both first-party and third-party cookies. To allow only first-party cookies pick ‘Block all third-party cookies without exception’
  • To disable cookies, in the “Cookies” section, pick ‘Block sites from setting any data’
  • Note there are various levels of cookie enablement and disablement in Chrome. For more information on other cookie settings offered in Chrome, refer to the following page from Google: http://support.google.com/chrome/bin/answer.py?hl=en&answer=95647

Microsoft Internet Explorer 6.0, 7.0, 8.0

  • Click on ‘Tools’ at the top of your browser window and select ‘Internet Options’
  • In the options window navigate to the ‘Privacy’ tab
  • To enable cookies: Set the slider to ‘Medium’ or below
  • To disable cookies: Move the slider to the top to block all cookies
  • Note there are various levels of cookie enablement and disablement in Explorer. For more information on other cookie settings offered in Internet Explorer, refer to the following page from Microsoft: http://windows.microsoft.com/en-GB/windows-vista/Block-or-allow-cookies

Mozilla Firefox

  • Click on ‘Tools’ at the browser menu and select ‘Options’
  • Select the Privacy panel
  • To enable cookies: Check ‘Accept cookies for sites’
  • To disable cookies: Uncheck ‘Accept cookies for sites’
  • Note there are various levels of cookie enablement and disablement in Firefox. For more information, refer to the following page from Mozilla: http://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/Enabling%20and%20disabling%20cookies


  • Click on ‘Setting’ at the browser menu and select ‘Settings’
  • Select ‘Quick Preferences’
  • To enable cookies: check “Enable Cookies”
  • To disable cookies: uncheck “Enable Cookies”
  • Note there are various levels of cookie enablement and disablement in Opera. For more information on other cookie settings offered in Opera, refer to the following page from Opera Software: http://www.opera.com/browser/tutorials/security/privacy/

Safari on OSX

  • Click on ‘Safari’ at the menu bar and select the ‘Preferences’ option
  • Click on ‘Security’
  • To enable cookies: In the ‘Accept cookies’ section select ‘Only from site you navigate to’
  • To disable cookies: In the ‘Accept cookies’ section select ‘Never’
  • Note there are various levels of cookie enablement and disablement in Safari. For more information on other cookie settings offered in Safari, refer to the following page from Apple:  http://docs.info.apple.com/article.html?path=Safari/3.0/en/9277.html

All other browsers 

  • Please look for a “help” function in the browser or contact the browser provider.

Changes to this Cookie Policy

We may update this cookie policy at any time by publishing an updated version to the QEHS Management System.

Contact Us

For more information, feel free to contact our Data Responsible Person .

Our Privacy Policy

Here at T.J O’Connor & Associates ( www.tjoc.ie ) we respect all of our customers’ right to privacy and work to ensure that we are complying with our obligations under all relevant Data Protection legislation, most specifically Ireland’s Data Protection Act 2018 and the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). The purpose of this Website Privacy Notice is to describe intended use of personal data, how the information is collected, and to provide information about individual’s rights.

In this Privacy Notice ‘we’, ‘our’, ‘us’, ‘company’ refers to T.J. O’Connor & Associates a private limited company incorporated in Ireland with the company number 450210. The registered office address is Corrig House, Corrig Road, Sandyford Industrial Estate, Dublin, D18 Y663, Ireland.

What Personal Data do we collect?

Article 4 of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) defines personal data as ‘any information relating to an identified or identifiable natural person (‘data subject’); an identifiable natural person is one who can be identified, directly or indirectly, in particular by reference to an identifier such as a name, an identification number, location data, an online identifier or to one or more factors specific to the physical, physiological, genetic, mental, economic, cultural or social identity of that natural person.

Our service on this website allows you to send us an email. We will use personal data you provided, such as email address, full name or phone number, only to respond to your inquiry. Keep in mind that email transmissions are not encrypted by default, so we suggest to be mindful of any sensitive data you made send to us via email, for example, financial data.

If you are a customer providing us with personal data in connection with our services and goods, we will provide you with more information at appropriate time.

How we collect your personal data

Directly from you: you may give us your identity data, contact data.

The TJOC website collects certain information automatically. The information may include internet protocol (IP) addresses, the region or general location where your computer or device is accessing the internet, browser type, operating system and other usage information about the use of the TJOC’s website.

We collect personal data from you when you provide your personal data to us voluntarily, or when you interact with us.

We may collect the following types of personal data from you:

Name, surname, telephone number, address email, IP address

We also collect your personal information using cookies. For our Cookies Policy refer to DP009.

How we use your Personal Data

We will process any Personal Data you provide to us for the following purposes:

  • Provide you with our services; or information about services we provide;
  • To contact you if required in connection with your query or to respond to any communications you might send to us.

Disclosure of information to Third Parties

Your Personal Data may be disclosed to third parties as follows:

Service Providers and Suppliers: We may outsource the processing of certain functions and/or information to third parties that provide services. These third parties will have access to data only to perform specific tasks on our behalf and are obligated not to disclose or use it for any other purpose.

Some processors (but not limited to) are outlined below:

Website building and maintenance: Walsh Design & Marketing / Inspirational Digital Marketing

Third party links

Our website may provide links to third party sites not controlled by T.J. O’Connor and Associates and which do not operate under T.J. O’Connor & Associates privacy practices. When you access a third-party website through a link on our website, our privacy practices no longer apply. We encourage you to review each third-party site’s privacy policy before disclosing any personal identifiable information.

How long we keep your information

We will only retain your personal data for as long as necessary for the purposes in which are described in this privacy notice.

To determine the appropriate retention period for personal data, we consider the amount, nature, and sensitivity of the personal data, the potential risk of harm from unauthorised use and/or disclosure of your personal data, the purposes for which we process your personal data and whether we can achieve those purposes through other means, and also the applicable legal requirements.

Cross Border Transfers

The Personal Data that T.J. O’Conner & Associates collect from you is not transferred to any destination outside the European Economic Area (EEA).


We take the security of your personal data very seriously.

Your Personal Data is held on secure servers within the EEA. The nature of the Internet is such that we cannot guarantee or warrant the security of any information you transmit to us via the Internet. No data transmission over the Internet can be guaranteed to be 100% secure. However, we will of course take all reasonable steps (including appropriate technical and organizational measures) to protect your Personal Data.

What are your Rights?

Individuals have certain rights in relation to their personal data and data controllers are responsible for fulfilling these rights.

Please note your rights as a data subject are not fully outlined below. You should further read the relevant legislation for complete clarification of your rights.

Your rights under Data Protection Law are:

  • The right to access: you have the right to obtain confirmation as to whether we process personal data about you, receive a copy of the personal data that T.J. O’Connor & Associates on you and obtain certain other information about how and why we process your personal information
  • The right to rectification: you have the right to request for your personal data to be amended or rectified where it is inaccurate (for example, if you change your name or address) and to have incomplete personal data completed. To updated personal data submitted to us, you may email us at . Once we are informed that any personal data processed by us is no longer accurate, we will make updates as appropriate based on your updated information when practically possible,
  • The right to erasure: this right enables you to ask us to delete or remove personal data where there is no good reason for us continuing to process it.  You also have the right to ask us to delete or remove your personal data where you have exercised your right to object to processing.
  • The right to restrict processing: this right entitles you to restrict the processing of your personal data.
  • The right to object to processing: you have the right to object to the organisation’s use of your personal data in certain circumstances.
  • The right to data portability: you have a right to receive your personal data that was provided by you back from us and have the right to send your personal data to another organisation (or ask us to do so if technically feasible). This can be done where our lawful basis for processing your personal data is consent or necessity for the performance of our contract with you and the processing is carried out by automated means.
  • The right to withdraw consent: where we process personal data based on consent, individuals have a right to withdraw consent at any time. We do not generally process data based on consent (as we usually rely on another basis). Please note that withdrawing consent does not affect the legality of processing done before the withdrawal.

You will not have to pay a fee to access your personal data (or to exercise any of the other rights). However, we may charge a reasonable fee if your request is clearly unfounded, repetitive or excessive. Alternatively, we may refuse to comply with your request in these circumstances.

We may need to request specific information from you to help us confirm your identity and ensure that your right to access your personal data (or to exercise any of your other rights). This is a security measure to ensure that personal data is not disclosed to any person who has no right to receive it. We may also contact you to ask you for further information in relation to your request to speed up our response.

If you have questions about this privacy notice or the way your personal information is processed, or if would like to exercise a legal right in relation to your personal data, please contact our Data Responsible Person by emailing . We will answer your request within one month, but if your request is too complex or we receive too many other requests we will inform you that this period may be extended.


We hope that you won’t ever need to, but if you do want to complain about our use of personal data, please send an email with the details of your complaint to . We will look into it and respond as appropriate.

You also have the right to lodge a complaint with the relevant data protection supervisory authority, if you believe that our processing of your personal data violates data protection law. The Data Protection Commissioner (“DPC”) is Ireland’s data protection regulator/supervisory authority.

You have a right to complain to the Data Protection Commission (DPC) in respect of any processing of your data by:

Telephone: Postal Address:
+353 578 684 800
+353 761 104 800
21 Fitzwilliam Square South
Dublin 2
D02 RD28

The most effective and efficient way to contact the DPC regarding queries or complaints is by means of the webforms that can be access through their website: https://www.dataprotection.ie/

Failure to provide personal information

You are not under a statutory or contractual obligation to provide us with any personal data in connection with your use of the website. However, where we need to collect personal data by law, or under the terms of a contract we have with you and you fail to provide that data when requested, we may not be able to perform the contract we have or are trying to enter with you. For example, if you don’t provide the required information we may not be able to enter a contract with you and therefore we will be unable to deliver our products and services to you.

Changes to the Website Privacy Notice

This privacy notice was last updated on 12/07/2019.

We may update this privacy notice at any time by publishing an updated version here. When we make changes to this privacy notice, we will amend the revision date at the top of this page. The new modified or amended privacy notice will apply from that revision date. Therefore, we encourage you to review this privacy notice periodically to be informed about how we are protecting your personal data.

Data Responsible Person

If you have any questions about this Privacy Notice or our data protection practices, please contact our Data Responsible Person .