Privacy Notice

This Privacy Notice sets out the bases on which we (Distilled Financial Services Ltd trading as Daft Mortgages) gather, use, process and disclose any Personal Data we collect about you, or that you provide to us.

This Privacy Notice applies to you, whether you are a current, past or prospective customer.  It also applies to third parties whose Data you provide to us in connection with our relationship with you (for example, the names of relatives).  Please ensure that you provide a copy of this Privacy Notice to any third parties whose personal data you provide to us. 

Who controls your Personal Data and how can you contact them

We control your Personal Data to allow us to give you advice and recommendations on your financial affairs, your data is then passed on to the relevant company/companies we have agencies with by way of application forms, by post email or through their secure websites online. 

Data we may collect about You

In order for us to give you a recommendation and information on financial products, we need to collect and process personal information about you. If you do not provide the information we need, we may not be able to offer you advice or provide our services to you. The types of personal data that are processed may include:

  • Individual details - Name, address (including proof of address), other contact details (e.g. email and telephone numbers), gender, marital status, date and place of birth, nationality, employer, job title and employment history, and family details, including their relationship to you.

  • Financial detail – full details on any debts, loans assets you may own.

  • Identification details - Identification numbers issued by government bodies or agencies, including your PPS Number, passport number, tax identification number 

Special Categories of Personal Data

  • Health information which has additional protection under Data Protection Law. We do not process health information other than hold the information on application forms you have filled in. The Life Insurers process and control your health data to allow them to underwrite your policy or decide decline cover, they may have further information they have obtained with your approval from your doctor, but we are not privy to this information.

  • Claims information – information you give us with regards claims you notify us about or ask for help on.

  • Policy Information - Information about the quotes you receive and policies you take out

Where We May Collect Your Personal Data From

We may collect your personal data including when

  • When you visit our website, input personal data or input a request for us to contact you

  • When you are in contact with us by phone, email or other means and provide personal data in order for us to provide our service to you

Legal Bases for Processing Your Information

We will only use your Personal Data for lawful reasons. These are:- 
a)     The use is necessary for the performance of a contract to which you are a party or in order to take steps at your request prior to 
entering a contract (such as providing a recommendation).
b)    The use is necessary to comply with our legal obligations.
c)    You have consented to us using your information in such a way.
d)    The use is necessary for the purpose of our legitimate interests.
e)    The use is necessary for the performance of a task carried out in the public interest, such as assisting a regulatory authority's investigation of a criminal offence

The Purpose of Processing Your Information. 

  • To give you information on and provide you with recommended financial products. 

  • Disclose data to policyholder, life assured, beneficiary, trustee, assignee, successors, group company or to other parties.

  • To comply with legal and regulatory requirements including Anti-Money Laundering and Sanctions compliance. 

  • To understand how people interact with our websites (if applicable).

  • To carry out and determine the effectiveness of advertising, and of marketing campaigns. 

Who we share Your Information with

We engage other service providers to help us to provide our service to you. These service providers will have access to your information as much as is reasonably necessary for them to perform these tasks on our behalf. They are obligated not to disclose or use your data for any other purpose. Furthermore, in order to comply with legal obligations imposed on us, we may be required to share your information with bodies such as the Central Bank of Ireland, An Garda Síochána, The Financial Services Ombudsman (in the event of a complaint), the Data Protection Commissioner or the Revenue Commissioners.

How long do we keep Your Information

When providing products to you it may be necessary to retain your information for an extended period of time. We keep your information for as long as required by law for the purpose that you gave it to us for.  As a general rule for legal and best practice reasons we are required to keep your information for 6 years after the date on which the our relationship with you ends. 

Your Rights to Access, Transport, Correct, Delete and Restrict the Use of Your Personal Data

You have the right to access a copy of your Personal Data which we hold on you.  In the case of Personal Data you provided to us to process on the basis of your consent or for automated processing, you have the right to have it provided in a commonly used electronic format to you or to another Data Controller (subject to applicable Data Protection Law).  If you would like a copy of your Personal Data, please contact us at Your request will be dealt with as quickly as possible and in any event within a month for us to respond. If at that stage we are unable to provide the data you require (due to the complexity or number of requests) we may extend the period to provide the data by a further two months but shall explain the reason why. There is no charge for the request for your data, but it must be in writing.

Correcting Your Personal Data

You have the right to have your Personal Data corrected if you feel we have incorrect data held on you.

Deleting Your Personal Data

As an entity performing activities regulated by the Central Bank of Ireland, we are required by law under the Consumer Protection Code to retain information you provide us for six years from the date we last provide any service to you. As such, we cannot delete your data during this time period. 

Restricting our use of your Personal Data

You have the right to restrict our use of your Personal Data in certain circumstances. If you wish to exercise your rights in this regard please contact us at
Automated/Profiling Decision Making

Where we use automated decision-making you will always be informed & you will be entitled to have a person review the decision so that you can contest it and put your point of view and circumstances forward. Eg. When we produce quotes for the business you are contacting us about. When we want to market to you we may run a program which allows us identify certain criteria of clients (all those with that fit within a certain criteria for example).

Your Right to Object and Withdraw your Consent to Data Processing
Where our lawful basis for processing your Personal Data is based on our legitimate interests, you have the right to object. You also have the right to withdraw your consent to any processing at any time. However if we cannot process your data it may make it difficult, impossible or unlawful for us to give you information on, provide you with, advice on financial products. If you want to object or withdraw your Consent to processing please contact us at

Your Right to Make a Complaint
If you are dissatisfied about the way we handle your Personal Data please contact us at We will do our best to address your concerns swiftly and resolve any issues you have. You have the right to complain to the Office of The Data Protection Commission, 21 Fitzwilliam Square South Dublin 2, D02 RD28 Ireland. Tel.: +353 (0)761 104 800. Fax: +353 57 868 4757. E-Mail: