We at Salesiansireland.ie (Salesians of Don Bosco Ireland) respect your right to privacy and are committed to complying with our obligations under the Irish Data Protection legislation (as amended, 2018) and the European Communities (Electronic Communications Networks and Services)(Privacy and Electronic Communications) Regulations 2011 (“Regulations”).

The purpose of this website Privacy Statement is to outline how we deal with any personal data you provide u with – while visiting this website or the social media apps linked to this website. We are not responsible for the content or the privacy statements or policies of any external websites or social media apps. If you are not happy with our Privacy Statement you should not use this website or the social media apps linked with this website.

1 – We collect and retain two types of information:

1.1. “Personal Data”

This is data that you voluntarily submit to us which identifies you or is capable of identifying you or of being used to identify or contact you; such as your name, address, e-mail address, user IP addresses and telephone number.

1.2. “Non-Personal Data”

In common with most websites, we gather statistical and other analytical information collected on an aggregate basis of all visitors to our website. This data cannot be used to identify or to make contact with you; such as demographic information regarding, for example, user IP addresses where they have been clipped or anonymised, browser types and other anonymous statistical data involving the use of our website or our social media apps.

2 – We hold your information for these purposes:

2.1. Personal Data

We will process any Personal Data you provide to us for the following purposes:

(a) To respond to any communications you might send to us;

(b) Upon request to provide information on our services detailed on our website or on our social media apps linked to this website;

(c) To be used in statistical reporting regarding our web activities.

We use a third party provider, CreateSend.ie, to deliver our Newsletters. We gather statistics around email opening, and clicks using industry standard technologies, to help us monitor and improve our Newsletters.

CreateSend processes your personal data on our behalf, and within the terms of a formal Data Processor Agreement, as required under the GDPR.

2.2. Non-Personal Data:

We use the Non-Personal Data collected from visitors to our website or our social media apps linked to this website, in an aggregate form – helping us to  understand from where our visitors originate, what on our website interests them and how we can improve the design and organisation of our website.

3 – Disclosure of information to third parties

We will not disclose your Personal Data to third parties, including the transfer of data internationally, unless you have consented to this disclosure, unless required to do so by law, or unless the services of the third party are required to fulfil your request. In such circumstances, the need for disclosure to a third party will have been notified to you at the time your data is collected and that third party will be bound by similar data protection obligations.

We will only disclose your Personal Data with your permission, or where we believe in good faith that we are required to disclose it in order to comply with any applicable law, a summons, a search warrant, a court or regulatory order, or other statutory requirement.

We may provide Non-Personal Data to third parties, where such information is combined with similar information of other users of our website or on our social media apps linked to this website. For example, we might inform third parties regarding the number of unique users who visit our website, the demographic breakdown of our community users of our website, or the activities that visitors to our website engage in while on our website or on our social media apps linked to this website.

4 – Use of Cookies

Salesiansireland.ie uses a feature of your Internet Web browser that is called a “cookie”. A “cookie” is a small data file that a website places on your device for future use. “Cookies” can record your preferences when visiting a particular site and can help identify user trends for statistical analysis of our site. This can enable us, over time, to provide a better experience on our site by improving content, modifying navigation and generally making our site more user friendly. Without “cookies”, a web server has no memory of anything about a user’s previous visits. You should understand that accepting “cookies” used on our website does not give us access to any personal information. Most browsers automatically accept “cookies” by default, but you can usually refuse “cookies” or selectively accept “cookies” by adjusting the preferences in your browser.

Please note that refusing “cookies” while visiting our website may impact your experience of the website, as well as being ‘recognised’ when you visit the website again in the future. Read more about our Cookie Policy.

5 – Security

The nature of the Internet is such that we cannot guarantee or warrant the security of any information you transmit to us via the Internet. No data transmission over the Internet can be guaranteed to be 100% secure.

However, we will take our security responsibilities seriously, and we take all reasonable steps (including appropriate technical and organisational measures) to protect your Personal Data.

6 – Updating, verifying and deleting personal data

Salesiansireland.ie stores and uses your date until you tell us not to, by using an unsubscribe link. You may exercise your right to opt out from our processing your Personal Data at any point.

You may inform us in writing of any changes in your Personal Data, and in accordance with our obligations under the Legislation we will update or delete your Personal Data accordingly. To find out what Personal Data we hold on you, to request a copy of your personal data or to have your Personal Data updated, amended or removed from our database, please provide proof of identity and contact us in writing at:

Provincial Office, Delegate for Social Communication, Salesian House, St Teresa’s Road, Crumlin, Dublin 12, Ireland

Salesiansireland.ie also gives users the following options to remove their Personal Data from our database, in order not to receive future communications:

  1. Click on the unsubscribe link; this link appears on every Newsletter we send out.
  2. Send an email message to: media@salesiansireland.ie

If you ask Salesiansireland.ie to delete your Personal Data or click unsubscribe link, your account will be deactivated and then deleted from our database within one month.

7 – Enforcement

We regularly review our compliance with our Privacy Policy. When we receive formal written complaints, we will contact the person who made the complaint to follow up. We work with independent service providers the appropriate regulatory authorities, including local data protection authorities, to resolve any complaints regarding the transfer of personal data that we cannot resolve with our users directly.

8 – Reporting

If you notice any irregularity regarding use of Personal Data, we encourage you to contact us immediately to see how we can improve our services and correct the irregularity.

You also have the right to contact the Office of the Irish Data Protection Commissioner to raise a concern. Their office can be contacted through the Commissioner’s website at www.dataprotection.ie.

9 – Changes to the website 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 Privacy Statement, or otherwise disclosed to you at the time it was collected, we will notify you via an update to this Privacy Statement, and you will be given a choice as to whether or not we can use your information in the new manner.