This information relates to the general privacy policy of

Muintir na Tíre:

We hold names, email addresses, telephone numbers, and addresses for individuals, in relation to their roles within organisations. This data is obtained only from the individuals themselves. This data is retained for as long as the organisation has an active relationship with Muintir na Tíre. In certain circumstances (eg where state funded grants are involved), we may need to hold this data for audit purposes for 7 years from the date of last transaction. In all other cases, we will delete this data, when requested to do so by the individual, or when superceded by new data provided by the organisation.

Our legal basis for processing this data is to provide support services to organisations.

This data may be stored on cloud based servers, including servers based outside the EEA. Where this occurs, we review the service provider’s compliance with GDPR, including their controls over data transfers.

Other than the use of third party processors, and as required by law or funding conditions, we do not share data with third parties. Examples of funding conditions include where we process State funding and are requried to provide the funder with certain details of applications. Muintir na Tíre provides for data access requests from our customer. This information will be returned within one month of request. Any inaccurate data will be rectified once notified to us.

Any data breaches will be reported to the affected customers and the Data Protection Commissioner within 72 hours.

Overall responsibility for ensuring compliance with Data Protection Acts rests with Muintir na Tíre. However, our responsibility varies depending upon whether we are acting as either a data controller or a data processor. All employees and contractors of Muintir na Tíre who separately collect, control or
process the content and use of personal data are individually responsible for compliance with the Data Protection Acts.

While not required to have a Data Protection Officer, Muintir na Tíre has decided it best practice to do so. The Data Protection Officer is Muintir na Tíre’s Chief Executive Officer, Niall Garvey. He coordinates the provision of support, assistance, advice, and training within Muintir na Tíre to ensure that
the company is in a position to comply with the legislation. He can be contacted at

The following privacy information relates to this website:

What personal data we collect and why we collect it


When visitors leave comments on the site we collect the data shown in the comments form, and also the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection.

An anonymized string created from your email address (also called a hash) may be provided to the Gravatar service to see if you are using it. The Gravatar service privacy policy is available here: After approval of your comment, your profile picture is visible to the public in the context of your comment.


If you upload images to the website, you should avoid uploading images with embedded location data (EXIF GPS) included. Visitors to the website can download and extract any location data from images on the website.

Contact forms


If you leave a comment on our site you may opt-in to saving your name, email address and website in cookies. These are for your convenience so that you do not have to fill in your details again when you leave another comment. These cookies will last for one year.

If you have an account and you log in to this site, we will set a temporary cookie to determine if your browser accepts cookies. This cookie contains no personal data and is discarded when you close your browser.

When you log in, we will also set up several cookies to save your login information and your screen display choices. Login cookies last for two days, and screen options cookies last for a year. If you select “Remember Me”, your login will persist for two weeks. If you log out of your account, the login cookies will be removed.

If you edit or publish an article, an additional cookie will be saved in your browser. This cookie includes no personal data and simply indicates the post ID of the article you just edited. It expires after 1 day.

Embedded content from other websites

Articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website.

These websites may collect data about you, use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking, and monitor your interaction with that embedded content, including tracing your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.

How long we retain your data

If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so we can recognize and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue.

For users that register on our website (if any), we also store the personal information they provide in their user profile. All users can see, edit, or delete their personal information at any time (except they cannot change their username). Website administrators can also see and edit that information.

What rights you have over your data

If you have an account on this site, or have left comments, you can request to receive an exported file of the personal data we hold about you, including any data you have provided to us. You can also request that we erase any personal data we hold about you. This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.

Where we send your data

Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service.