Privacy Policy

McClearys Belfast Privacy Notice 23 May 2018

When someone visits we use a third party service, Google Analytics, to collect standard internet log information and details of visitor behaviour patterns. We do this to find out things such as the number of visitors to the various parts of the site. This information is only processed in a way which does not identify you.

For more information about how Google processes data please see Google's privacy notice.

We use "cookies" to personalise your visits to the Website, keep track of your preferences and to track the usage of the Website. Cookies are small pieces of information that are stored in the hard drive of your computer by your browser. Your browser will have the option to prevent websites using cookies (your browser's help screen or manual will tell you how to do this), but this may reduce the functionality of the Website and other websites.

Our servers automatically record 'log files' containing information about the volume and characteristics of our website traffic e.g. IP address, numbers of pages viewed, length of time spent on site. Log files are used to build pictures of how the Website is used that help us to monitor and improve the service. You cannot be identified from your log files.

When a user fills out contact forms on the website, your personal information is stored in our proprietary database accessible only by a select few members of our website provider's team. This information is transmitted over a secure connection. Our website provider follows strict security procedures to ensure that your personal information is not damaged, destroyed, or disclosed to a third party without your permission and to prevent unauthorised access to it.

When you register and save a search we will email you with new property information as and when they become available. You have the ability to unsubscribe from these emails by deleting the saved search.

This Privacy Notice is made on behalf of McClearys Estate Agents of 142 Cregagh Road, Belfast, BT6 9ET. For any queries please contact Alan T McCleary whose email address is .

We collect, use and are responsible for certain personal information about you. When we do so we are subject to the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), which applies across the European Union (including in the United Kingdom) and we are responsible as 'controller' of that personal information for the purposes of those laws.

What information do we collect? We collect any personal information which you give to us including names, addresses, contact details, ID and financial details. How will information be used? We will use personal information to verify your identity, perform anti-money laundering and other regulatory functions as well as fulfilling your instructions. Our legal basis for processing your data? We will either rely on your consent or some other lawful basis such as legitimate interest pursuant to Article 6.1 f) of GDPR. Where your information is stored and how it is kept secure? On our computer system or in hard form in our office or in our offsite storage facility. Transfer to 3rd countries and safeguards in place? As a generality we will not transfer your data to 3rd countries without your specific consent and then only to 3rd parties specifically approved by you. How long your information will be held? Ten years.

Your rights as a Data Subject

  1. Your 'data subject' rights: You have a number of rights in relation to your Personal Data under GDPR. In relation to certain rights, we may ask you for information to confirm your identity and, where applicable, to help us to search for your Personal Data. Except in rare cases, we will respond to you within 30 days after we have received this information or, where no such information is required, after we have received your request.
  2. Accessing your Personal Data You have the right to ask for a copy of the information that we hold about you by emailing or writing to us at the address in paragraph 1 of this privacy notice. We may not provide you with a copy of your Personal Data if this concerns other individuals or we have another lawful reason to withhold that information.
  3. Correcting and updating your Personal Data The accuracy of your personal data is important to us and we are working on ways to make it easier for you to review and correct the information that we hold about you. However, if you change your name or address/email address, or you discover that any of the other information we hold is inaccurate or out of date, please let us know by contacting us.
  4. Withdrawing your consent Where we rely on your consent as the legal basis for processing your Personal Data, as set out under in paragraph 4 above, you may withdraw your consent at any time by contacting us using the details in paragraph 1 of the privacy notice.
  5. Objecting to our use of your Personal Data and automated decisions made about you. Where we rely on our legitimate business interests as the legal basis for processing your Personal Data for any purpose(s), as outlined under paragraph 4, you may object to us using your Personal Data for these purposes by emailing or writing to us at the address in paragraph 1 of this privacy notice. Except for the purposes for which we are sure we can continue to process your Personal Data, we will temporarily stop processing your Personal Data in line with your objection until we have investigated the matter. If we agree that your objection is justified in accordance with your rights under data protection laws, we will permanently stop using your data for those purposes. Otherwise we will provide you with our justification as to why we need to continue using your data. You may object to us using your Personal Data for direct marketing purposes and we will automatically comply with your request.
  6. Erasing your Personal Data or restricting its processing In certain circumstances, you may ask for your Personal Data to be removed from our systems by emailing or writing to us at the address in paragraph 1 of this privacy notice. Unless there is a reason that the law allows us to use your Personal Data for longer, we will make reasonable efforts to comply with your request. You may also ask us to restrict processing your Personal Data in the following situations:
    • where you believe it is unlawful for us to do so
    • you have objected to its use and our investigation is pending or you require us to keep it in connection with legal proceedings.
    In these situations, we may only process your Personal Data whilst its processing is restricted if we have your consent or are legally permitted to do so, for example for storage purposes, to protect the rights of another individual or company or in connection with legal proceedings.
  7. Transferring your Personal Data in a structured data file Where we rely on your consent as the legal basis for processing your Personal Data or need to process it in connection with your contract, as set out under paragraph 4 above, you may ask us to provide you with a copy of that information in a structured data file. We will endeavor to provide this to you electronically in a structured, commonly used and machine readable form.
How to make a complaint to us and our supervisory authority You have the right to complain to the Information Commissioners Office (ICO) if you are concerned about the way we have processed your Personal Data. Please visit the ICO's website for further details. Access to information The Act gives you the right to access information held about you. Your right of access can be exercised in accordance with the Act. Changes to our privacy policy Any changes we may make to our privacy policy in the future will be posted on this page and, where appropriate, notified to you by e-mail. Please check back frequently to see any updates or changes to our privacy policy. Contact Any questions, comments and requests regarding this privacy policy should be addressed to McClearys Estate Agents, 142 Cregagh Road, Belfast BT6 9ET or by email to .