Privacy Notice

Macs Hair Studio Privacy Notice


The Following privacy notice outlines how Macs Hair Studio collects, uses, protects and transfers your personal data. Macs Hair Studio is a salon that provides services including, hair colour, hair cutting, hair styling, hair extensions, hair consultations.

The data protection officer/data owner for the organisaion is Melissa McNaughton. You can contact the data protection officer/data owner by sending an email to or in writing to Macs Hair Studio, 5-21 Cresswell Lane, Unit 15 De Courcy’s Arcade, Glasgow, G12 8AA.  

Personal data collected

The personal data that we collect is:


Home Address

Email Address

Date of Birth

Phone number

Health information

Purpose and Legal Basic for Processing Your Data

Macs Hair Studio takes your privacy very 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, services and treatments and to fulfil our business and legal obligation. We will never collect any personal information from you that we do not need or retail 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. 

Who is processing my data?

Macs Hair Studio, 5-21 Cresswell Lane, Unit 15 De Courcy’s Arcade, G12 8AA are the data controller and processes your personal information for the purposes laid out in the privacy notice. Phorest, Anglesea Mills, 9 Anglesea Row, Smithfield, Dublin 7, DO7 W5NE, Ireland, acts as a data processor on behalf of Macs Hair Studio and have access to personal information only in cases that customer support or troubleshooting is required by Macs Hair Studio. Further, they must process the personal information in accordance with this Privacy Notice and as permitted by applicable data protection laws.

Your personal data is processed to:

-Collect specific personal data (name, address, email, contact number, DOB) that is required to enter into a contract to sell a product or service.

-Engage in communication with you including confirmation and reminders or appointments, and requests to cancel or change bookings.

-Collect Health Information to perform the agreed services appropriately, and potentially highlight areas that products and services may cause issues to clients becasue of their health.

-Ensure a safe service and provide industry standard advice.

-Select relevant offers, promotions and information for you.

-Estimate the number of customers we have.

-Hold personal data that is required by law or to respond to legal process.

-Store customer records.

Your rights as the individual

If your personal data is held by Macs Hair Studio 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 the Macs Hair Studio Data Officer.

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 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 from Macs Hair Studio 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 many of 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. Macs Hair Studio asks for consent prior to gathering and processing this information. At any time after giving consent, you can with draw your consent, subject to legal, insurance and contractual restrictions (see more of “your rights as an individual”). Your privacy is very important to us and we only use this information for determining your suitability for the treatment.

Process of collection

Your personal data is collected when you provide it to us through Phorest software, our website, over the phone, in Macs Hair Studio salon, by email, by social media, in writing or any other means by which you provide it to us. Information is sorted using the Phorest software platform as well as some level of paper record keeping. 

Macs Hair Studio gives you access to information about your account and bookings through Phorest Software, for the limited purpose of viewing and updating that information.

Children’s Privacy

Macs Hair Studio does not collect the personal data of children under the age of 16 without parental or guardian consent. If you believe that we hold any information from or about a child under 16 please contact Macs Hair Studio and if we cannot immediately obtain appropriate parental or guardian consent, will remove the personal data from storage.

Data Sharing

Your personal data is shared only with Phorest representatives in cases that customer support and troubleshooting is required for the salon. Macs Hair Studio 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.


Macs Hair Studio use software provided by Phorest to have a diary for our staff, contact details of our clients in the case we have to move or cancel appointment, hold consultation forms for any allergies, allergic reactions, notes for previous appointments, what colours have been used previously, stock control, suppliers contact numbers, products in stock, prices. 

Here is a link to their Privacy Notice-

How long do we keep your data?

Macs Hair Studio retains your personal data for as long as necessary to provide you with our services as our client. Macs Hair Studio are required under tax laws to keep your personal data for a minimum of 7 years. Health and Safety record 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 with 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, exercises or defence of legal claims.

Transfers of personal information 

When your personal data is processed through Phorest software , all of it is held within the EU. Your information is processed by the Phorest software and stored in the Amazon Web Services cloud. During this process your data is encrypted in transit and at rest.

Consequences of not providing your personal information to Macs Hair Studio 

In the event that you want to purchase a product or service from Macs Hair Studio, certain personal information is required to enter into a contact with you. Macs Hair Studio 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 this 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 unauthorised persons or inappropriate access, internal or external. Your connection to the Phorest system uses a HTTP Secure coounication protocol and TLS security. This means all information passed to the Phorest system is encrypted during data input and transfer to the cloud. Any paper files recording your personal data are held in a licked filling cabinet or safe which can only be accessed by authorised personal in the salon. Employees are only assigned specific access rights and can only access the salon software with the PIN number assigned to them by the management of 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 Macs Hair Studio (or third parties used) by Macs Hair Studio 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 Macs Hair Studio and also the Macs Hair Studio Data Protection Officer/ GDPR Owner. 

Data Protection Supervisory Authority

Date Protection Commissioner, Canal House, Station Road, Portarlington, Co. Laois, Ireland, R32 AP23


Data Protection Commissioner, Information Commissioner’s Office, Wycliffe House, Water Lane, Wilmslow, Cheshire, SK9 5AF

Macs Hair Studio Data Protection Officer/ GDPR Owner

Melissa McNaughton