MacCann & Byrne Ltd / Ecological Building Systems are committed to respecting and protecting your privacy. We wish to be transparent on how we process your data and show you that we are accountable with the GDPR in relation to not only processing your data but ensuring you understand your rights as a client.
It is the intention of this privacy statement to explain to you the information practices of MacCann & Byrne Ltd / Ecological Building Systems in relation to the information we collect about you.
For the purposes of the GDPR the data controller is:
Please read this Statement carefully as this sets out the basis on which any personal data we collect from you, or that you provide to us, will be processed by us.
“Personal information” is information relating to an identified or identifiable individual which we collect when you use this website. When using this website, it is important that you provide us with only your own personal information and ensure that the personal information you provide is both accurate and up to date.
MacCann & Byrne Ltd is a family owned business based in Athboy, Co. Meath. Established in 1906 the company prides itself on the production & distribution of the highest quality timber & building products. Ecological Building Systems (a sister company of MacCann & Byrne Ltd) support the construction sector in the creation of a better built environment through the supply of innovative, sustainable, ecological building materials and solutions and deliver quality, affordable products and training.
Our GDPR Owners and data protection representatives can be contacted directly here:
When you, amongst other activities, submit and online enquiry and/or request product sample we may ask for some or all of the information listed below. Some mandatory information is required for us to respond to your request this is indicated by a star (*)
When using our contact form the information you submit is stored in our website database (encrypted) as a back-up for a period of 15 days after which it is deleted automatically. Online enquires are sent to our offices by email and falls under our email retention policy
Should your request require further follow up, your details are then added and stored in our CRM in order to liaise with you and for as long as you are a customer with us. Our CRM system Is cleaned on a bi-annual basis and lapsed customers information deleted.
We are committed to the security of our customers’ information and personal data. We have taken precautions to protect all the customer personal data which we have collect.
However, the transmission of information via the internet is not complete secure. Although we will do our best to protect your personal data, we cannot guarantee the security of your data transmitted to our site, any transmission is at your own risk.
Please note we use statistics on our website which provides essential information in relation to most visited pages, search engines were users are coming from etc. These are set up NOT to track your full IP address therefore do not collect personal information
Ecommerce functionality is available on one of our websites
In order for us to follow up your online enquiry submitted via our website, we need to collect personal data such as name, telephone number & email address
Our reason (lawful reason) for processing your data under the GDPR is:
In any event, MacCann & Byrne Ltd / Ecological Building Systems are committed to ensuring that the information we collect, and use is appropriate for this purpose, and does not constitute an invasion of your privacy.
MacCann & Byrne Ltd / Ecological Building Systems will process (collect, store and use) the information you provide in a manner compatible with the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). We will endeavour to keep your information accurate and up to date, and not keep it for longer than is necessary.
In the case of enquiries, we do not share your data. If you become a customer, we may pass your personal data on to third-party service providers contracted to us in order to fulfil the contract. Any third parties that we may share your data with are obliged to keep your details securely, and to use them only to fulfil the service they provide on your behalf. When they no longer need your data to fulfil this service, they will dispose of the details in line with MacCann & Byrne Ltd / Ecological Building Systems procedures.
If we wish to pass your sensitive personal data onto a third party we will only do so once we have obtained your explicit consent, unless we are legally required to do otherwise.
The third parties that we may pass your personal data to are:
We have issued all our third party processors with a Data Processor checklist asking them GDPR specific questions
If we transfer personal data to a third party or outside the EU we as the data controller will ensure the recipient (processor or another controller) has provided the appropriate safeguards and on condition that enforceable data subject rights and effective legal remedies for you the data subject are available.
MacCann & Byrne Ltd / Ecological Building Systems facilitate you, our clients, rights in line with our data protection policy and the subject access request procedure. This is available on request.
Your Rights as a data subject
At any point while we are in possession of our processing your personal data, you, the data subject, have the following rights:
All of the above requests will be forwarded on should there be a third party involved as we have indicated in the processing of your personal data.
Retention of your personal data
Data will not be held for longer than is necessary for the purpose(s) for which they were obtained. MacCann & Byrne Ltd / Ecological Building Systems will process personal data in accordance with our retention schedule. This retention schedule has been governed by our internal governance.
In the event that you wish to make a complaint about how your personal data is being processed by MacCann & Byrne Ltd / Ecological Building Systems or how your complaint has been handled, you have the right to lodge a complaint directly with the supervisory authority and MacCann & Byrne Ltd / Ecological Building Systems data protection representatives Data Protection Officer / GDPR Owner
Failure to provide further information
If we are collecting your data for a contract (e.g. Life policy or motor insurance policy) and you cannot provide this data, the consequences of this could mean the contract cannot be completed or details are incorrect.
If we intend to further process your personal data for a purpose other than for which the data was collected, we will provide this information prior to processing this data.
Your privacy is important to us. If you have any queries, questions or comments regarding this Statement, please do not hesitate to contact us.