At Cairde Othair na Gaillimhe we respect your privacy and are committed to ensuring that any personal information or data you entrust us with is collected legally and held securely and safely.
Please read this policy carefully to learn what personal information we collect and understand how we collect, process and store personal information obtained on www.cog.ie.
Cairde Othair na Gaillimhecollects and uses personal information to help ensure that we can work to enhance patient experience at Galway University Hospital, Merlin Park Hospital and Portunicala Hospital; to process enquiries made through cog.ie and to engage with Cairde supporters, donors, volunteers and employees about getting involved what we do and report on the impact of their involvement with Cairde Othair na Gaillimhe.
1. The Data Controller
Cairde Othair na Gaillimheis the data controller responsible in respect to the information collected on this website, cog.ie .
Cairde Othair na Gaillimheis a registered charity (CRA number 20200499) and Company Limited by Guarantee (Company no. 571549), with a registered office at Bothar na Mine, Tuam Road, Galway, H91 W32K. Cairde Othair na Gaillimheis the Data Controller and is committed to protecting the rights of individuals in line with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).
Data Protection Officer
Cairde Othair na Gaillimhe
Bothar na Mine, Tuam Road
Phone: 083 0120322 9am to 5pm, Monday to Friday
2. The personal information we collect
Cairde Othair na Gaillimhecollects the following personal information when you visit and take actions on our website:
- Personal and contact information – including your names, contact details (email, phone number, post address, etc.) and other personal information relevant to your preferences and interaction with Cairde Othair na Gaillimhe.
- Financial payment and data – when you make a donation or any other payment on copegalway.ie, we collect payment information including credit/debit card details, and where necessary, bank account details.
- Technical data – when you visit www.cog.ie , we automatically collect certain including your browser type and version, browser ID, IP address, device, time zone, operating system, and information about how you browse and interact with the cog.ie website.
3. How we collect personal information
Cairde Othair na Gaillimhe collects and processes personal data directly from you when you:
- Submit personal information in a contact form on cog.ie.
- Make an online donation on cog.ie we collect personal data like your name, email address, billing address and where used, banking details. We also collect, but do not retain credit/debit card numbers.
- Register online or submit an expression of interest in an event.
- Submit personal information when subscribing to receive marketing and communication from Cairde Othair na Gaillimhe.
Cookies are small data files sent from a web server to your web browser and stored on your web browser. They store data about how you use and interact with websites, and send the information back to the server each time your browser requests a page from the server. This enables the web server to identify and track the web browser. For more information about cookies, and how to disable cookies, visit www.allaboutcookies.org.
We use both “session” cookies and “persistent” cookies on the website. We will use the session cookies to keep track of you whilst you navigate the website. We will use the persistent cookies to enable our website to recognise you when you visit.
Session cookies will be deleted from your computer when you close your browser. Persistent cookies will remain stored on your computer until deleted, or until they reach a specified expiry date.
4. How we use your personal information
Where applicable, Cairde Othair na Gaillimheuses the personal information you provide and technical information we collect when you use cog.ie, to:
- Respond to your contact enquiries or requests for information.
- To process your online donation, made on cog.ie, contact you regarding any questions related to your donation if applicable.
- To register you for Cairde Othair na Gaillimheevents and activities you are have expressed an interest in.
- To send you marketing and communication updates from Cairde Othair na Gaillimhe, including updates on how your donation is used, further opportunities to support our work, events and appeals. We will only send you this information if you consented to receive updates at the time you provided us with your personal information.
- Comply with our legal obligations (e.g. passing relevant information to Revenue to comply with financial reporting regulations and tax reclaims).
- As necessary or certain legitimate reasons.
5. Legal basis for processing your personal data
Cairde Othair na Gaillimhewill process your personal data based on the following legal grounds:
With your consent where it is Cairde Othair na Gaillimhe legitimate interest to;
- Provide you with information you have requested for.
- Send you direct marketing and supporter engagement communications you have opted in to receive, and in accordance with your preferences.
- Manage our relationships with donors and other supporters.
Where it is needed to provide services or products, including:
- Processing donations made on cog.ie.
- Processing event registrations and registration fees paid on cog.ie.
- Responding to enquiries and contact requests that submitted on cog.ie.
- Processing applications for jobs and volunteer roles.
To comply with applicable legal obligations and other potential lawful processing conditions.
6. Who we share your information with
Some of these service providers are located outside of the European Economic Area. Where required Cairde Othair na Gaillimheputs in place special measures in the form of EC approved model contractual clauses/contracts with external service providers that set out our requirements and their security measures and systems in place to keep your data safe in compliance with data protection legislation. By submitting your personal information to us you agree to the transfer, storing or processing at a location outside the EEA.
These Third Party Data Processors include:
- An email marketing platform to store and manage email list subscriptions, send emails updates and manage email engagement.
- A secure payment processing service to manage and store donations and payments made on cog.ie. When you make a donation, buy or pay for something on cog.ie using your credit or debit card, we pass your card details securely to our payment processing partners. We do not store your card details on our website or databases.
7. How long we retain your information
We will retain information for as long as is necessary for to comply with the purposes for which you provided it to Cairde Othair na Gaillimhe, or to comply with applicable regulatory, legal, contractual, statutory obligations and audit requirements.
8. What we do with the information we gather
At Cairde Othair na Gaillimhe, we understand the importance of keeping your information secure and confidential. We will process (collect, store and use) the information you provide in a manner compatible with the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). We will endeavour to keep your information accurate and up to date, and not keep it for longer than is necessary. Cairde Othair na Gaillimhe is required to retain information in accordance with the law, such as information needed for income tax and audit purposes. How long certain kinds of personal data should be kept may also be governed by specific business-sector requirements and agreed practices. Personal data may be held in addition to these periods depending on individual business needs.
9. Your Data Protection Rights
You have the following rights under data protection legislation:
- The right to be informed. You have the right to be told how your personal information is collected, maintained and how it will be used.
- The right to access. You can request for a copy of personal information Cairde Othair na Gaillimheholds on you.
- The right to rectification. If you think the personal information Cairde Othair na Gaillimheholds on you is incorrect or incomplete, you can request that we correct or complete it. We do our best to keep your personal information accurate and up to date when you provide us with the information we need to do so.
- The right to erasure or “to be forgotten”. You can request to have Cairde Othair na Gaillimheerase your personal data from our systems.
- The right to restrict processing. You may ask Cairde Othair na Gaillimheto restrict the processing of your personal data, under certain conditions.
- The right to object to the processing. You have the right to stop Cairde Othair na Gaillimhefrom processing your personal information, under certain conditions.
- The right to withdraw consent. Where processing is based on your consent, you have the right to withdraw that consent at any time. This will not affect the lawfulness of processing based on consent before its withdrawal.
- The right to data portability. You can request that Cairde Othair na Gaillimhemove, copy or transfer your personal information from one service provider to another.
- The right to object to automated decisions. Where the automated processing of your data has a legal or significant effect on you, you have the right to object to it.
Please visit gdprandyou.ie for further information on your rights.
10. Contacting Cairde Othair na Gaillimhe
If you wish to exercise any of your rights listed above or are unhappy with how Cairde Othair na Gaillimhehandle any aspect of your personal data, please contact:
Data Protection Officer
Cairde Othair na Gaillimhe
Bothar na Mine, Tuam Road
Phone: 083 0120322 (9am to 5pm, Monday to Friday)
11. Contacting the appropriate authority
You also have the right to lodge a complaint directly to the Data Protection Commissioner which is the authority for handling Data Protection related complaints in Ireland.
The Data Protection Commissioner
We review and update the cog.ie from time-to-time and update this page accordingly. Updates may occur particularly when we change how we use your information, and change our technology and products.