Privacy Policy

Job Seekers

Hynes Agency is committed to protecting the privacy of our website users.

We fully respect your rights to privacy and are committed to the strict adherence to the E.U. General Data Protection Regulation which came into effect on 25th May 2018 and to the provisions of the Data Protection Act 2018.

This statement governs our Privacy Policies with respect to those users of the Site (Visitors) who register their details to this website or submit their CV and/or other personal details through the job application pages of this website.

The purpose of this Privacy Notice is to outline how we collect and use any personal information about you. This is known as "personal data" under data protection legislation.

Please read our policy carefully so you understand Hynes Agency’s practices relating to your personal data and how we will treat it. If you do not accept our policy, please do not submit any data to us.

Personal Data

Personal Data or Personally Identifiable Information is any information that identifies or can be used to identify, contact, or locate the person to whom such information relates. In other words, we collect personally identifiable information that you provide us with which identifies you as an individual.

Hynes Agency collects data from you and uses that data to place you in employment with third parties. We only do this when you have provided us with the information and given your consent that we can use it in line with the policies set out in this Privacy Statement.

When you contact us, you are consenting to Hynes Agency acting as an agent on your behalf for the purposes of securing an employment position with a third party.

The information we collect includes but is not limited to, name, address, telephone number, email address, education, training, employment record, skills, qualifications, notice period, CV/Resume, and any other information necessary to perform the recruitment process you have requested.

We collect personal data about you from the application forms you may be asked to complete. We also gather personal data from records of our correspondence, telephone conversations, video interviews, emails, links to your professional profiles available in the public domain and details of your visits to our office.

Processing your Personal Data

Any personal data you volunteer will only be used for the purpose for which it has been provided.

Your personal data will be treated in line with the highest standards of security and confidentiality. In other words, Hynes Agency will treat your personal data strictly in accordance with the E.U. General Data Protection Regulation. 

Hynes Agency complies with its obligations by:

  • ensuring personal data is kept up to date

  • ensuring personal data is stored and destroyed securely

  • ensuring excessive or unnecessary amounts of data is not collected or retained.

  • ensuring personal data is protected from disclosure, loss, misuse and/or unauthorised access.

  • ensuring that appropriate technical measures are in place to protect personal data.

Use of your Personal Data

Hynes Agency receives and uses your personal data to perform the job seeking services you have requested. By using our website and by submitting or registering your details, you consent to us collecting and processing your personal data.

Your information will only be disclosed to prospective employers with your explicit consent.

We may use and disclose your personal data:

  • to consider your application for employment, to provide recruitment services for you and to facilitate the overall recruitment process.

  • To assess your suitability for current or future positions by matching your details against job vacancies which Hynes Agency believe to be appropriate for you.

  • To allow you to submit your CV, Resume and/or application form.

  • To apply for positions on your behalf by sharing your information with prospective employers.

  • To keep in contact with you throughout your job search.

  • To inform you of interviews, feedback, job offers, new employment opportunities, job vacancies and changes to our services.

  • to maintain and promote Hynes Agency business relationships.

  • to answer your questions and respond to your requests.

  • for all or any other purposes for which you have engaged Hynes Agency.

Hynes Agency will only use your personal data for matching your skills with potential job opportunities and will only disclose your information to prospective employers with your express consent.

Legal Basis for Processing Personal Data

Our legal basis for the processing of personal data is our legitimate business interests. We will only use your personal information to provide you with our recruitment services. Through agreeing to this privacy notice you are consenting to us processing your personal data for the purposes outlined.

You can withdraw consent at any time by emailing our Data Protection Officer, at or writing to us at Hynes Agency, 52 Lower O’Connell Street, Dublin 1.

We also rely on contract, legal obligation and consent for specific uses of data. Information is required for us to perform the contract of “Recruitment Agent” on your behalf with potential employers. The basis of data gathering for this purpose is a contractual requirement. We rely on legal obligation if we are legally required to hold information on to you to fulfil our legal obligations. We will rely on consent for particular uses of your data and you will be asked for your explicit consent if legally required.

In summary, your personal data is processed in the legitimate interests of the business of the recruitment agency, and in accordance with and subject to your data subject rights and entitlements.

Security of Personal Data

At Hynes Agency, we are committed to ensuring that your information is secure.

To prevent unauthorised access or disclosure, we have put in place suitable physical, electronic and administration procedures to safeguard and secure the information you provide us with.

We take all reasonable steps to ensure that your personal data is processed securely and prevent unauthorised access to, and misuse of your personal data.

It must, however, be recognised that no data transmission over the Internet is completely secure. The possibility, therefore, exists that this information could be unlawfully accessed/obtained by a third party while in transmission or while stored on our systems. Hynes Agency accepts no liability should this occur.

Accessing & Updating Personal Data

Hynes Agency takes reasonable steps to ensure that your personal data is accurate, complete and up to date.

You may update or change your personal information at any time.

We may also contact you from time to time to check that your personal information is still correct.

If you believe that any personal or sensitive personal data Hynes Agency holds about you is not accurate, complete and up to date, please contact us immediately to enable us to correct it.

You may opt out of any or all communications from Hynes Agency.

We will endeavour to deal with your request without undue delay, and always in accordance with the requirements of all or any applicable laws.

Please note that we will retain a record of all communication to assist and enable us to resolve any issues that may arise.

Your Rights

Under the General Data Protection Regulation and The Data Protection Act 2018 you have a number of rights with regard to your personal data. You have the right to request access to, rectification or erasure of your personal data.

You also have the right to restrict processing, object to processing as well as in certain circumstances the right to data portability.

At Hynes Agency we take our data responsibilities seriously. Please contact us if you have any questions or would like anything changed in the records we hold about you.

Further information and advice about your rights can be obtained from the data protection regulator in your country (within the Republic of Ireland, visit the Office of the Data Protection Commissioner).

In summary, you have the following rights:

  • You have the right to be informed - that means you have the right to know what personal data is being collected, who we are and your data protection rights.

  • You have the right to request and obtain access to your personal data. This is a subject access request. To do this, please email  and include your name, contact details, and your reason for requesting a copy of the data we store about you. To ensure we are sending your personal data to the correct person, you will be required to verify your identity. Once this has been done, we will provide you with your personal data within thirty days.   

  • Right to restrict processing. If at any point you object to us using your data in a particular way, you have the right to stop us from processing your data.

  • You have the right to have any inaccuracies corrected. This means that you have the right to have the data rectified by the Data controller without undue delay if you believe your personal data is inaccurate or incomplete.

  • You have the right to have information erased. This is also known as the right to be forgotten. You have the right to have your data erased, within the correct timeframe.

  • You have the right to transfer your data from us to another data controller.  This is known as Data portability.

  • You have the right to object to our processing of your personal data, where we have identified that such processing is based on legitimate interest and you believe that no grounds exist for us to continue to process your data.

Legal Requirements

We will keep and use your data in terms of any legal or regulatory requirements that we have and can use your data to protect our legal position, in such circumstances as legal action is required.

We will share your personal data with the relevant agencies and without notice, where we are requested to or suspect fraudulent activities, money laundering or terrorist related activities.

Retention of Personal Data

Hynes Agency will only retain your personal data for as long as it is required for the purpose for which it was collected.

Different laws require us to keep different data for different periods of time.

Where Hynes Agency has obtained your consent to process your personal data, we will do so in line with our retention policy.

Upon expiry of that period, Hynes Agency will seek further consent from you.

If consent is not granted, Hynes Agency will cease to process your personal data.

Disclosure of Data to Third Parties

Hynes Agency will only share personal data we collect from you with third parties where:

  • You have given your express consent to us sharing your data with third parties.

  • You are using our professional services to seek and secure engagement or employment with one of our clients. Your personal data will only be shared for the purpose of assessing your suitability for a position and for placing you in employment with a third party.

  • We have a legitimate interest or a legal or contractual obligation to do so.

Data Breach

Hynes Agency will take all appropriate technical and organisational steps to safeguard your personal data.

In the unlikely event of a data breach, we will contact you in line with our legal obligations.

Links to other websites

Our website may, from time to time, provide links to or embed third party websites.

This Privacy Statement does not apply to those websites.

If, however, you choose to click the link and enter such a linked site then you agree that we, Hynes Agency, are not responsible for the availability of such websites and that Hynes Agency does not review or endorse them and shall not be directly or indirectly liable for:

  1. how these websites treat your personal data,

  1. the content of such websites,

  1. the use that others make of these websites.

Please ensure you check, understand and accept the privacy statements posted on each website you access before volunteering your Personal Data.

Changes to this Privacy Notice

Our Privacy Statement may change from time to time and any changes to the statement will be posted on this page.

All references to ‘Hynes Agency in this document relate to Acourt Recruitment Limited with a registered address at 52 Lower O’Connell Street, Dublin 1

We encourage you to periodically review this Privacy Statement to stay informed about how we are helping to protect the Personal Information we collect.


In the event you wish to make a complaint about the way your data is processed by us, we request that you contact us at

Or alternatively you can write to us at:

Data Controller
Hynes Agency
52 Lower O’Connell Street
Dublin 1

You do, of course, have the option to raise the matter with the Data Protection Commission at any point where you feel we have not acted in accordance with this Privacy Policy.