Data Privacy Statement

This is the Data Privacy Statement of Heaney Keenan Funeral Directors Funeral Homes, with head office at 53 Patrick Street, Newry, BT35 8EB.  This statement also covers our Banbridge Branch.

About This Statement

This Data Privacy Statement is designed to demonstrate our firm commitment to privacy, our compliance with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and to inform you of the personal data that we collect and process in connection with your interaction with Heaney Keenan Funeral Directors

It also sets out details of what personal data we process, why we process it, with whom your personal data is shared, and a description of your rights with respect to your personal data.

Please note that under GDPR, the definition of personal data only applies to living data subjects.

Personal Data Processed

The personal data we hold, process and retain will be used for the management of your account, for administrative purposes, for meeting our legal and regulatory obligations and for marketing, where you give consent. We hold it and use it to protect your rights and interests and to manage our relationship with you appropriately, effectively and lawfully. At the same time, it enables us to run our business.

Where there is a need to process your data for a purpose other than those set out in this Data Privacy Statement, or otherwise outlined to you, we will inform you of this and, if required, we will seek your consent.

Account Holder

This is the personal data shared with us by the person organising the funeral, which may include a name, address, email address and phone number. We will only ever ask for the minimum personal data required in order for us to make the arrangements in a suitable manner.

We retain all data relating to funeral arrangements indefinitely. We do this because we often get requests from families years later enquiring about details of previous funerals, when arranging a subsequent funeral. These records are kept in a locked facility in our head office.

We ask for your consent to contact you within one year in relation to the remembrance of your loved one, and only do so if we receive your consent.

We do not retain any credit card details.

How is your Personal Data Shared?

Your personal data may be disclosed to third parties where we are legally obliged to do so. It will also be disclosed during activities where we have lawful contractual agreements in place that enable us to operate Heaney Keenan Funeral Directors

Heaney Keenan Funeral Directors shares your personal data with sub-contractors used in the provision of funeral services, including:

·       Production of keepsakes

·       Headstones & monuments

·       Crematorium

·       Gravediggers

·       Soloists / musicians

·       Clergy/Civil Celebrant/Humanist Celebrant

·       Sub-contracted hearse drivers

·       Catering companies/ public houses/ hotels

·       Death Notices – newspapers, social media, Funeral Times, and radio

·       Florists

All of our sub-contractors have been instructed on how to process any personal data we share with them, in terms of keeping the information secure and private, and not retaining it for any longer than necessary.

Subject Access Requests

You have the following rights under data protection law;

  • Information Request. The right to receive a copy of and/or access the personal data that we hold about you, together with other information about our processing of that personal data.
  • Update Data. The right to request that any inaccurate data that is held about you is corrected, or if we have incomplete information you may request that we update your data such that it is complete.
  • Data Deletion. The right, in certain circumstances, to request that we erase your personal data.
  • Restrict Processing. The right to object to our use of your personal data or the way in which we process it.
  • Object to Processing. The right, in certain circumstances, to request that we no longer process your personal data for particular purposes.
  • Data Portability. The right, in certain circumstances, to transfer your personal data to another organisation.
  • Review Automated Decisions. The right to object to automated decision making and/or profiling.

We fulfil all subject access requests within one month, where possible. If you have a request, please contact Patricia Heaney at

If you have a complaint about how we have handled your personal data or a subject access request, please contact Patricia Heaney, Director and Business Manager, at

You also have the right to complain to the Data Protection Commissioner if you are not satisfied with how Heaney Keenan Funeral Directors have dealt with your Subject Access Request.


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We have put in place appropriate security measures to prevent your personal data from being accidentally lost, used or accessed in an unauthorised way, altered or disclosed. These measures include staff training and awareness, and we review these measures regularly.

In addition, we limit access to your personal data to those employees, agents, contractors and other third parties who have a business need to know. They will only process your personal data on our instructions and they are subject to a duty of confidentiality.

Data Breach Management

We fully comply with GDPR requirements in relation to data breach management. We commit to report these within 72 hours to the Data Protection Commissioners, to inform affected data subjects as soon as possible, to log all breaches internally and put corrective action in place to ensure that they do not reoccur.

Will Your Personal Data Be Transferred Abroad?

No, all of our personal data is managed on a server based in our head office, located in Newry.

Changes to the Privacy Statement

Any changes to this Privacy Statement will be posted on this website so you are always aware of what information we collect, how we use it, and under what circumstances, if any, we disclose it. If at any time we decide to use personal data in a manner significantly different from that stated in this website, Privacy Statement, or otherwise disclosed to you at the time it was collected, we will notify you by email, and you will have a choice as to whether or not we use your information in the new manner.