Privacy Policy

This privacy policy was last reviewed in May 2022.

Privacy Notice

Jacilea Ltd T/A Carey Financial Planning is committed to protecting and respecting 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.

For the purposes of the GDPR the data controller is Conor Carey. Our contact details are 2 The Friary, Main Street, Headford, Co Galway H91KC43. Contact number is: 093 21250 contact email is

When we refer to we/us, we mean Jacilea Ltd T/A Carey Financial Planning.

Please read this Privacy Notice 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.

Who are we?

We are not tied to any one insurance or investment company and are free to search the market for the most competitive financial solutions for our clients’ individual requirements.

Based in Headford, Co. Galway, and Galway City we provide financial solutions on Family Protection, Business Protection, Retirement Planning, Savings & Investments, Pensions and Mortgages. We are committed to acting in your best interest.

As a Financial broker, we have access to all the main Life companies, Investment companies and Lenders in the market. So, we are in the unique position of being able to assess all the options on the market i.e. Protection, Pensions, Investments and Mortgages on a fair basis analysis.

Our Data Protection Officer can be contacted directly here:

How do we collect your information and what information do we collect?

The personal information we collect varies depending upon the nature of our services. We will endeavour to provide you with an overview of those categories of personal data our organisation collects and our purpose for using that data.

Our organisation collects personal data in the following ways if you:
  • request a service from us; such as a life and illness plan we are required to complete a factfind to establish a recommendation.
  • register with or use any of our websites or online applications,such as a mortgage we are required to complete a factfind to establish a recommendation.
  • use our website/apps and it installs cookies or other tracking technologies onto your device.
  • engage with us on social media; we use Linkedin.
  • contact us with a complaint or query.
  • apply for a position with us.

What information do we collect?

The information we collect about you includes the following:

  1. Contact and Identifying information e.g., name, address, contact details; email, mobile, landline
  2. Unique identifiers e.g.
    • PPS number – the reason why we collect your PPS number is for identification purposes.
    • pension scheme reference number- the reason why we collect this is to identify the scheme you are part of.
    • insurance policy numbers, the reason why we collect this is to identify the policy is yours.
  3. Demographic details, age, gender, marital status, lifestyle, and insurance requirements; date of birth, dependents, photo ID, as well as collecting personal information about you, we may also use personal information about other people, for example family members you wish to insure on a policy. E.g., your children/spouse
  4. Family and Beneficiary Data, e.g., dependants, next of kin or nominated beneficiaries,
  5. Employment information e.g., role, employment status (such as full/part time, contract), salary information, employment benefits, and employment history; This information is necessary for our Fact Find with our clients.
  6. Publicly available sources: Information about you in the public domain such as Director information from the Companies Registration Office.
  7. Health information such as information about your health status, medical records and medical assessment outcomes; We collect medical information relating to personal habits (e.g., smoking and consumption of alcohol), medical history. We may also process certain special categories of information, for example information about your personal characteristics (biometric information) or disability information.
  8. Pensions and Insurance Benefits information such as current benefits, pension entitlement information, date of retirement and any relevant matters impacting your benefits such as voluntary contributions.
  9. Financial details e.g., bank account details, details of your credit history and bankruptcy status, salary, tax code, third-party deductions, bonus payments, benefits and entitlement data, national insurance contributions details
  10. Claims Data (From you and any relevant third parties
  11. Marketing preferences: we will only send you direct marketing if you explicitly consent.
  12. Online information: e.g., information about your visits to our websites.
  13. Events information e.g., information about your interest in and attendance at our events, including provision of feedback forms.
  14. Calculators on our website. We use this data to perform calculations to prepare quotations for life insurance or mortgages.

When our organisation collects sensitive personal data as defined within the GDPR we will ensure that we require this information, and we have your explicit consent and/or authorisation prior to our collection. Please see the further information contained in this Privacy Notice that outlines special categories of personal data.

Information we automatically collect

We sometimes automatically collect certain types of information when you visit our websites and through e-mails when we communicate with you. Automated technologies may include the use of web server logs to collect IP addresses, “cookies” and web beacons. Other cookies such as functional cookies, marketing cookies and analytical cookies will only be used with your expressed consent. Further information about our use of cookies can be found in our Cookie Notice at the footer of our web page.

How do we use your personal data?

Your Personal Data will be used to enable us to fulfil our contractual obligations in relation to your request for insurance, investment, protection, pension products, independent financial advice, quotes.

  1. Performing services for our clients and prospective clients – when you require insurance/investment products, we use your data to enable us to provide the required product
  2. Statutory and other regulatory requirements – we are required to carry out various obligations which include:
    • AML/Sanction checking
    • Knowing your customer “Fact Find”
    • Adherence to the Consumer Protection Code
  3. Communicate and marketing to you – We communicate via email, letter, text message for log in details for our broker portal and via linkedin.
  4. Process claims – Once we have been notified about a proposed claim, we request relevant claim forms from the relevant provider and issue to the client. These forms are complete and returned to us and we then submit to the relevant life office. We continuously liaise with the life office and the client through out the claim process to ensure all requirements are looked after in a timely manner.
  5. To contact you if required or to respond to any communications that you might send to us.
  6. To administer our site including data analysis, testing, research and statistical.
  7. Carry out our obligations arising from any contracts entered between you and us and to provide you with the information, products and services that you request.
  8. Provide professional services.

Legal Basis

We need to ensure that we process your personal data lawfully. We rely on the following legal grounds to collect and use your personal data.

Performance of a contract: When we enter a contract with you, we will collect and use your personal data to enable us to fulfil that service.

Legal obligation: The use of some of your personal data is necessary for us to meet our legal obligations e.g., pension contributions for Revenue Certificates, Regulatory purposes to the Central Bank.

Consent: Sometimes we may rely on consent as a legal basis for processing your information. For example, we rely on consent to collect and use personal data for any criminal convictions or alleged offences. This is used when we need to assess risk relating to an insurance policy for you. We share this information with other third parties where it is necessary to manage these services provided to you – these services include insurance underwriters, reinsurer and other insurance providers.

We may also rely on your consent to send direct marketing to you. We will ensure that we present this to you concisely. We will also ensure that we use clear and plain language and if you give us your consent you can withdraw this easily at any time.

Sometimes if you refuse to provide information that we reasonably require to provide the services, we may be unable to offer you the services and/or we may terminate the services provided with immediate effect.

Legitimate Interests: Where we rely on this legal basis to collect and use your personal information, we shall take appropriate steps to ensure the processing does not infringe the rights and freedoms conferred to you under the applicable data privacy laws.

If you require further information on any of the above basis for processing your data, we can provide you with further details.

How we share your data

When required, we may make your information available to third parties with whom we have a relationship, where that third party is providing services on our behalf. We will only provide those third parties (data processors) with information that is necessary for them to perform the services. We will take measures to protect your information, such as putting in place Standard Contractual Clauses and confidentiality agreements.

  1. Insurance Partners where we need to manage the services provided to you such as Product Providers and insurance underwriters and reinsurers. You can refer to their privacy statements on their website for more information about their privacy practices.
  2. Vetting and risk management agencies such as credit reference, criminal record, fraud prevention, data validation and other professional advisory agencies, where necessary to prevent and detect fraud in the insurance industry and take steps to assess the risk in relation to prospective or existing insurance policies and/or the services.
  3. Legal advisers and claims investigators, where necessary to investigate, exercise or defend legal claims, insurance claims or other claims of a similar nature.
  4. Medical professionals, e.g., where you provide health information in connection with a claim against your insurance policy; or when we are providing a quote for insurance.
  5. EU Law enforcement bodies, when required to do so by law and/or regulation, or another legal request.
  6. Public authorities, regulators and government bodies, where necessary for us to comply with our legal and regulatory obligations, or in connection with an investigation of suspected or actual illegal activity.
  7. Third-party processors: We outsource our processing operations to suppliers that process personal information on our behalf. Examples include IT service providers who manage our IT and back-office systems and telecommunications networks, and accounting and payroll providers, CRM providers as follows:
    Evad IT Solutions (IT & Phone Providers), BIS Platform (CRM Provider) Thomas Conneally (Wesite Provider)
    These processing operations remain under our control, and we have data processing agreements in place with all our third-party processors to ensure all processing is carried out in accordance with our security standards and the GDPR.

Transferring personal data outside of Ireland

Where we transfer personal data to a country outside of the EEA (referred to in the GDPR as ‘third country,’) we will ensure it is done lawfully, i.e. there is an appropriate “level of protection for the fundamental rights of the data subjects”. We will therefore ensure that either the EU Commission has granted an adequacy decision in respect of the third country, or appropriate specified safeguards have been put in place, (e.g., Binding Corporate Rules (BCRs) or Standard Contractual Clauses (SCCs)).


The security of your personal data is important to us, we have implemented appropriate technical and organisational measures to ensure a level of security appropriate to the risk. We have processes in place to protect your personal data from loss, unauthorised access, misuse, alteration and destruction.


Jacilea Ltd T/A Carey Financial Planning shall not keep personal data in a form that permits identification of data subjects for a longer period than is necessary.

Jacilea Ltd T/A Carey Financial Planning may store data for longer periods if the personal data will be processed solely for archiving purposes in the public interest, scientific or historical research purposes or statistical purposes, subject to the implementation of appropriate technical and organisational measures to safeguard the rights and freedoms of the data subject.

Your rights as a data subject

At any point while we are in possession of or processing your personal data, you, the data subject, 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. (The erasure of such data will be dependent on our other legal obligations, and whether the data is subject of legal privilege).
  • Right to restriction of processing – where certain conditions apply to 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.
  • Right to make a complaint: if we refuse your request under rights of access, we will provide you with a reason as to why.

All 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.


If you wish to make a complaint about how your personal data is being processed by Jacilea Ltd T/A Carey Financial Planning or how your complaint has been handled, you have the right to lodge a complaint with Conor Carey.

You may also lodge a complaint with the Data Protection Commission (DPC) in Ireland, whose details are:

Data Protection Commission
21 Fitzwilliam Square South,
Dublin 2.

See website for updated contact details to reach the appropriate section within the DPC.

Failure to provide further information

If we are collecting your data for a contract and you cannot provide this data, the consequences of this could mean the contract cannot be completed or details are incorrect.

When you fail to provide us with information, we require to fulfil our obligations to you, we may be unable to offer our services to you.

Profiling – automatic decision making

An automated decision is when we input your personal data into a computer programme and this programme analyses your personal data to provide us with a result. There is no human involvement in the decision making. An example of this is would be completing a risk profiler. If a decision is taken by automated means, you have the right to object to this and ask us to reconsider the service you have asked us to provide.

An example:
Financial and mortgage advisors using profiling in their business. The main categories are:
a) Risk profiling.
b) Profiling for marketing purposes.
c) Establishing affordability and providing quotations for financial services and mortgage product
d) Bankruptcy check
e) PEP check

a) Risk Profiling

To establish a customer’s attitude to investment risk (relates to pensions and investments) advisors have
automated calculators which calculate the customers attitude to various levels of risk having answered a
series of questions.

b) Profiling for marketing purposes.

When we seek to contact you about other services, as outlined above we run automated queries on our
computerised data base to establish the suitability of proposed products or services to your needs.

c) Establishing affordability and providing quotations for financial services products.

Special Categories of personal data

Special categories of data are sensitive in relation to your fundamental rights and freedoms and therefore require specific protection when processed as these could create significant risks to the rights and freedoms of individuals.

If we collect any special categories of personal data, such as health, risk rating or PEP status, we will either obtain your explicit consent or we will adhere to the Data Protection Act 2018. This Act allows us to process special categories of personal data for insurance and pension purposes. We will ensure we have suitable and specific measures in place to safeguard the rights and freedoms of you and the processing of your data. These measures relate to the below:

  • a policy of insurance or life assurance,
  • a policy of health insurance or health related insurance
  • an occupational pension, a retirement annuity contract or any other pension arrangement
  • the mortgaging of a property

Contact Us

Your privacy is important to us. If you have any comments or questions regarding this statement, please contact us on 093 21250 or email

Privacy notice/ statement changes

When we update this Privacy Notice/Statement, we will post a revised version online. Changes will be effective from the point at which they are posted. We would encourage you to review our Privacy Notice so that you are aware of updates.

This privacy policy was last reviewed in May 2022.

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