Who we are
XpertDPO is an information security and governance consultancy company registered in the Republic of Ireland and the United Kingdom.
Our Republic of Ireland business registered address is 26 Croghan Heights, Arklow, County Wicklow. We also have an office at 20 Harcourt Street, Dublin 2, D02 H364. We are registered in Ireland and our company number is 628375. Our Irish VAT Number is 3545944FH.
Our UK business operates from, and is registered at 71-75 Shelton Street, Covent Garden, London, WC2H 9JQ, United Kingdom
If you are a registered XpertDPO client or a visitor to our website we act as the ‘Data Controller’ of personal data. This means we determine how and why your data are processed.
If you are a client who uses one of our outsourced services (DPO-as-a-Service / European representative-as-a-Service) then we act as the ‘Data Processor’.
This privacy notice relates to this website and your use of it. If you are our client, please also check the contracts and data processing agreements between us: they contain further details on how we collect and process your data.
When, and how we collect data
From the moment you interact with XpertDPO via this website, we are collecting data. Sometimes you provide us with data, sometimes data about you is collected automatically.
The data we collect
We will collect personal data with you in accordance with the purposes outlined in this document. This will be basic or regular personal data used to facilitate a consultant/client type relationship usually your name and email address and from time to time billing information. If you are a sole trader or partnership, we would consider your address to be personal data.
Special Category Personal Data
We will not collect special category data from you.
Criminal Conviction Data
We will not collect criminal conviction data from you.
What about children’s data?
XpertDPO is a business-to-business service and as such, this website directed to and intended for use only by those who are 18 years of age or over. We do not intentionally target XpertDPO at children, and we do not knowingly collect any personal data from any person under 16 years of age via this website.
Your rights as a data subject
You can exercise your rights by sending us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org
You have the right to access information we hold about you
This includes the right to ask us supplementary information about:
- the categories of data we’re processing
- the purposes of data processing
- the categories of third parties to whom the data may be disclosed
- how long the data will be stored (or the criteria used to determine that period)
- your other rights regarding our use of your data
We will provide you with the information within one month of your request, unless doing so would adversely affect the rights and freedoms of other (e.g. another person’s confidentiality or intellectual property rights). We’ll tell you if we can’t meet your request for that reason.
You have the right to make us correct any inaccurate personal data about you
You can object to us using your data for profiling you or making automated decisions about you. We will use your data to determine whether we should let you know information that might be relevant to you (for example, tailoring emails to you based on your behaviour).
Otherwise, the only circumstances in which we will do this is to provide our services to you.
You have the right to port your data to another service
We will give you a copy of your electronic data in a commonly used, machine readable format so that you can provide it to another service. However, where there is a possibility that the rights and freedoms of a third person would be at risk by providing the data, we may exercise our right to refuse your request.
You have the right to be ‘forgotten’ by us
You can do this by asking us to erase any personal data we hold about you, if it is no longer necessary for us to hold the data we will erase your data.
Your Privacy choices
You can choose not to provide us with personal data. If you choose to do this, you can continue to use the website and browse its pages, but we will not be able to process transactions without personal data.
We will inform you (before collecting your data) if we intend to use your data for marketing and if third parties are involved. You can opt out from marketing by emailing us at email@example.com.
Making a complaint
You can contact us at any time to make a complaint about the way in which we have processed your data, this website or to make a subject access request. Please use the details below:
Founder & CEO: Stuart Anderson
Telephone: +353 1 678 8997
Postal Address: 20 Harcourt Street, Dublin, D02 H364
Making a complaint to the data protection commissioner
You have the right to lodge a complaint regarding our use of your data
Please tell us first, so we have a chance to address your concerns. If we fail in this, you can address any complaint to the Office of the Data Protection Commissioner, you can find their contact details directly below…
Commissioner: Helen Dixon
Postal Address: Canal House, Station Road, Portarlington, R32 AP23, Co. Laois
Telephone: +353 57 8684800, +353 (0)761 104 800
Lo Call Number: 1890 252 231
Fax: +353 57 868 4757
XpertDPO have implemented appropriate Technical and Organisational Measures (TOMs in GDPR terminology) to protect our data against unlawful or unauthorised processing of that data, and against the accidental loss of, or damage to, data including personal data.
The data you provide to us is protected using industry standard encryption, intrusion prevention, endpoint protection and account access techniques as appropriate and required.
We have implemented procedures and technologies to maintain the security of all data that we process during its lifecycle (e.g. from the point of collection to the point of destruction). We maintain data security by protecting the confidentiality, integrity and availability of the Personal Data, defined as follows:
- Confidentiality means that only people who are authorised to access the data can access it.
- Integrity involves maintaining the consistency, accuracy and trustworthiness of the data over its entire lifecycle. Data must not be changed in transit, and steps must be taken to ensure data cannot be altered by unauthorised people (for example, in a breach of confidentiality).
- Availability means information should be consistently and readily accessible for authorised parties. This involves properly maintaining our hardware and technical infrastructure and systems that hold and display the data.
Where do we store data?
How long will we retain your data?
We have a policy for the retention of records and we have detailed the retention periods for all data that we process in our data retention schedule.
we will only retain your Data for as long as necessary to fulfil the purposes we collected it for and for up to seven years afterwards (for example, for purposes related to statutory requirements in relation to Revenue) or otherwise permitted by applicable laws.
We will also retain your information during the period of time needed to complete our legitimate business operations, including for the purposes of satisfying any legal, accounting, or reporting requirements.
To determine the appropriate retention period for data, we always consider the amount, nature, and sensitivity of the Personal Data, the potential risk of harm from unauthorised use 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 the applicable legal requirements.
Third parties who process your data
Modern businesses often use third parties to help them host their applications, communicate with customers, power their emails etc. We partner with third provide these services.