Privacy Policy


The following privacy notice outlines how Sarah McGarry (‘we’ or ‘us’ or ‘our’) gathers, processes, and protects your personal data. Sarah McGarry provides skin and beauty treatment services online and in-salon and sells third party beauty products. 

Sarah McGarry is the data protection officer her business. All GDPR / data protection information requests / enquiries must be communicated to Sarah McGarry either by sending an email to or in writing to Sarah McGarry, Unit 48, Douglas Court Shopping Centre, Douglas, Cork, T12KA48. 

Personal data collected 

The personal data that we collect is: 

• Name 

• Address 

• Email Address 

• Date of Birth 

• Phone number 

• Identification documentation 

• Consultation forms 

• Health information 

• Appointment data & associated notes 

• Tax & banking details, where appropriate (to bill customers, set up Direct Debits) 

• Payment card details 

• Purchase history 

• Marketing preferences 

Third-Party Services

We utilise the third-party services of Phorest, an online salon booking service provider to facilitate client appointment needs. 

Our website uses Google Analytics, Hubspot and Stripe services. It uses Google Analytics to collect information about how visitors to use the website. There is more information on Google Analytics in the ‘Cookies’ section.

Google may store data on servers outside the European Union or European Economic Area. Google is certified under Privacy Shield.

You can find Google’s Privacy Policy, effective 4 February 2021, at

You can find Hubspot’s Privacy Policy, effective 20 January 2021, at

You can find Stripe’s Privacy Policy, effective 28 April 2020, at

The newsletter subscription is conducted through Hubspot and subscribes the individual to a database that updates on the services provided by You can unsubscribe from this list at any time.

Purpose and Legal Basis for Processing Your Data 

We take your privacy seriously and we will never sell or rent your personal data to any third-party. Sharing of your data and direct marketing activities are only carried out with your express consent, which you are free to withdraw at any time. We need to obtain and process your personal data to provide you with our products and services, to assist with the running of their operation, and to fulfil our business and legal obligations. We will never collect any personal information from you that we do not need or retain any data that is no longer necessary for the purposes specified in this notice. 

Where we request sensitive personal data from you (i.e. health or medical data), the reason(s) for the request will be clearly given along with the purposes of the processing. Explicit consent through a signature will always be required for us to obtain and process your health information. 

Your personal data is collected and processed for the following reasons: 

• In the performance of a contract for our business clients to sell products or services (name, address, email, contact number, DOB). 

• Through legitimate interest to engage in communication with you including confirmation and reminders of appointments, and requests to cancel or change bookings. 

• Health information is collected to perform the agreed services appropriately, to potentially highlight areas that products and services may cause issues to clients because of their health and provide industry standard advice. 

• As part of our legal obligation for business accounting, tax and insurance purposes. 

• As required by law or to respond to legal process. 

• Select relevant offers, promotions and information for you. 

Who is processing my data? 

Sarah McGarry, Unit 48, Douglas Court Shopping Centre, Douglas, Cork, T12KA48 and Phorest, 9 Anglesea Row, Smithfield, Dublin, D07 W5NE, Ireland processes your personal information for the purposes laid out in this privacy notice. Phorest, 9 Anglesea Row, Dublin, D07 W5NE, Ireland, acts as data processor on behalf of Sarah McGarry and have access to personal information only in cases that customer support or troubleshooting is required by clients. Further, they must process the personal information in accordance with this Privacy Notice and as permitted by applicable data protection laws. 

Your rights as the individual 

If your personal data is held by Sarah McGarry, you hold particular rights over it. Where you have provided consent for us to contact you as part of our marketing services, you have the right to modify or withdraw your consent at any time by using the unsubscribe option accompanied with all of our direct marketing or by contacting Sarah McGarry. 

You also have the right: 

• To be informed of how your personal data will be used before it is collected. 

• To access your personal data and to receive information on how your information is used after it has been gathered. 

• To have personal data corrected if it is incomplete, inaccurate or out-of-date. 

• To request the removal or deletion of personal data where there is no compelling reason for its continued processing. 

• To restrict processing, to ‘block’ processing of your personal data. 

• To data portability, having your data moved, copied or transferred to another organisation in an easily readable format. 

• To object to direct marketing from us. 

Special categories of personal data collected 

Health questions are asked in our consent forms to potentially highlight treatments that may have a negative effect on your health due to medication you are taking or a condition you have. We ask for consent prior to gathering and processing this information. At any time after giving consent, you can withdraw you consent, subject to legal, insurance and contractual restrictions (see more on ‘your rights as an individual’). Your privacy is very important to us and this information is only used for determining your suitability for the treatment. 

Process of collection 

Your personal data is collected when you provide it to us directly or through Phorest software, our website, over the phone, in the salon, by email, social media, in writing or any other means by which you provide it to us. Information is stored by us.

Children’s Privacy 

We do not collect the personal data of children under the age of 13 without parental or guardian consent. If you believe that we hold any information from or about a child under age 13, please contact us and if we cannot immediately obtain appropriate parental or guardian consent, we will remove the personal data from storage. 

Data Sharing

Your personal data is shared only with third-party representatives in cases that customer support and troubleshooting is required. We do not share your personal information with any third-party without your prior consent, other than those already disclosed in this privacy notice or as part of our legal obligations under the relevant data protection laws. 

Use of Data Processors 

Data processors are third parties who provide some elements of our business services for us. Where we use a third-party, we have strict agreements in place governing the processing of your personal data, on which no action can be taken without instruction from us. The third-parties with whom we work will never share or disclose your personal information and will hold it securely at all times. We utilise software provided by Phorest to manage our business, including but not limited to accepting bookings, organising appointments, taking payments etc. We utilise marketing support services to communicate with our customer base. 

How Long Do We Keep Your Data? 

We retain your personal data for as long as necessary to provide you with our services as our client. We are required under tax laws to keep your personal data for a minimum of 7 years. Health and Safety records will be retained for 10 years and where we have your consent for marketing purposes, we will retain the minimum required data until you notify us that you no longer wish to receive such information. 

The criteria for which we would continue to process your personal information includes: 

• Where there is a legal basis, obligation or legitimate interest to continuing processing your personal information 

• Where processing is necessary for the establishment, exercise or defence of legal claims 

Cookies (if applicable) 

A ‘cookie’ is a small piece of data sent from a website and stored on the user’s computer by the user’s web browser while the user is browsing. When you visit a site that uses cookies for the first time, a cookie is downloaded onto your computer/mobile device so that the next time you visit that site, your device will remember useful information such as items added in the shopping cart, visited pages or login options. Our website relies on cookies to carry out certain functions and to tailor your user experience. Enabling these cookies is not strictly necessary for the website to work but it will provide you with a better browsing experience. You can delete or block these cookies, but if you do that some features of this site may not work as intended. You can control and/or delete cookies that are already on your computer and you can set most browsers to prevent them from being placed. If you do this, however, you may have to manually adjust some preferences every time you visit a site and some services and functionalities may not work. 

Consequences of not providing your personal information to Sarah McGarry

In the event that you want to purchase a product or service from Sarah McGarry, certain personal information is required to enter into a contract with you. Sarah McGarry will not be able to enter into a contract with you to fulfil an attempt to purchase a product or service if you do not provide your personal information. As noted in this privacy statement, we are processing your personal data to comply with legal and statutory obligations and in the performance of a contract. You can always choose not to provide personal information; however, we will be unable to provide certain products, services and treatments in these instances. 

Safeguarding your Personal Data 

Appropriate measures are taken to protect your personal data from access from unauthorized persons or inappropriate access, internal or external. Your connection to our website is secure. Any paper files recording your personal data are held in a locked filing cabinet which can only be accessed by authorised personnel in the salon. 


In the occurrence that you want to make a complaint about how your personal data was gathered, how it is being processed by Sarah McGarry (or third parties used by Sarah McGarry) or you are not satisfied about how a complaint has been handled, you retain the right to lodge a complaint directly with the supervisory authority and Sarah McGarry as Data Protection Officer/ GDPR Owner. Sarah McGarry would appreciate the opportunity to assist you with your query before raising a complaint with Data Protection authorities. 

Data Protection Supervisory Authority: 

Data Protection Commissioner, Canal House, Station Road, Portarlington, Co. Laois, Ireland R32 AP23 +353 (0) 57 8684800 
Sarah McGarry Data Protection Officer/GDPR Owner The data protection officer for the organisation is Sarah McGarry. All GDPR / data protection information requests / enquiries must be communicated either by sending an email to or in writing to Sarah McGarry, Unit 48, Douglas Court Shopping Centre, Douglas, Cork, T12KA48.