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Privacy Policy


The Irish Centre for European Law (“ICEL”) is an educational charity that seeks to neutrally promote knowledge, understanding and the good practice of EU Law and European Human Rights law across the island of Ireland.

This privacy policy will explain how ICEL uses and protects the personal data we collect from you when you use our website. ICEL is committed to ensuring full compliance with our obligations under the General Data Protection Regulation (“GDPR”) and the relevant Irish legislation.

This privacy policy will be updated from time to time. This version was last updated on 24 October 2022.


Your personal data

Your personal data is any information that can directly or indirectly identify you. Examples include, but are not limited to, your name, date of birth, email address and phone number.


What data do we collect?

You provide us with most of the personal data we collect and we collect this data with your consent. You are free to withdraw your consent at any time.

The personal data we collect, includes your:

  • Personal identification information (name, email address, phone number, etc);
  • Your place of work/organisation;
  • Your job title at your place of work/organisation;
  • Your payment information;
  • Your areas of interest relating to ICEL programmes;
  • Records of your attendance at ICEL events.


How do we process your personal data?

We collect your personal data which you provide to us when:

  • you join as a member of ICEL;
  • you purchase tickets to any of our events;
  • you attend any of our events;
  • you use the contact form on our website;
  • when you fill out a feedback form;
  • you work for or volunteer with ICEL.

ICEL endeavours to fully comply with the GDPR by keeping personal data up to date; by storing and destroying it securely; by not collecting or retaining excessive amounts of data; by protecting your personal data from loss, misuse, unauthorised access and disclosure; and by ensuring that appropriate technical measures are in place in place to protect personal data.


How will we use your data?

 We will use your data for the following purposes:

  • To communicate with you about activities, publications and news that may be of interest to you;
  • To invite you to events and opportunities which may be of interest to you;
  • To invite you to become a member or renew your membership;
  • To improve the services, events and information we offer;
  • To conduct normal recruitment processes, when applicable;
  • To recruit volunteers for upcoming events, when applicable;
  • To provide you with membership services.


Sharing your personal data

 In certain circumstances, it might be necessary to share your personal data in compliance with and in pursuit of legitimate interests of ICEL, for example the use of processors to manage communications, surveys or the secure storage of data.

When ICEL engages third parties to process data on its behalf, it will ensure that the third party takes all necessary measures to maintain ICEL’s commitment to protecting data.


International transfer or sharing of data

All personal data is stored within the European Economic Area or countries that have been designated as adequate by the European Commission. We will not transfer any data to a third country or international organisation without your explicit consent and without appropriate privacy safeguards in place.


How long will we store your personal data?

We keep data in accordance with the guidance set out within our formal records retention policies and do not maintain data beyond what is required by law.


What are cookies and how do we use them?

Cookie are text files placed on your computer to collect standard Internet log information and visitor behaviour information. When you visit our website, we may collect information from you automatically through cookies or similar technology.

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What are your data protection rights?

ICEL wants to make sure you are fully aware of all your data protection rights. Every user is entitled to the following:

  • The right to request a copy of your personal data which ICEL holds about you.
  • The right to request that ICEL corrects any personal data if it is found to be inaccurate, incomplete or out-of-date.
  • The right to request your personal data is erased where it is no longer necessary or lawful for ICEL to retain such data.
  • If we have required your consent to process data, you have the right to withdraw your consent to the processing at any time.
  • The right to request that ICEL provide you with your personal data and in certain circumstances, to transmit that data directly to another data controller.
  • The right, where there is a dispute in relation to the accuracy or processing of your personal data, to request a restriction is placed on further processing.
  • The right to object to the processing of personal data, where:
  • ICEL relies on legitimate interests as the legal basis for processing;
  • ICEL is using the data for direct marketing;
  • ICEL is processing data for the purposes of scientific/historical research and statistics.
  • The right to lodge a complaint with the Supervisory Authority. As ICEL’s main establishment is in Ireland, the first point of contact should be the Data Protection Commissioner (Ireland).


All of these rights can be availed of free of charge. If you wish to exercise any of these rights, please see our contact information below.


How do you contact us?

If you have any questions about ICEL’s privacy policy, the data we hold on you, or you would like to exercise one of your data protection rights, please do not hesitate to contact our Data Protection Representative, the Chief Executive Officer.  


Visit our website:

Email us at:       

Call us at:                    +353-1-896 1845 (10am – 2pm)

Write to us at:             Irish Centre for European Law, Phoenix House, 7-9 Leinster Street, Dublin 2.


How to make a complaint?

 You can contact the Data Protection Commissioner (Ireland), who is the Supervisory Authority in Ireland.


By webform:     


By telephone:             01 7650100 / 1800437 737

(Monday to Friday, 9-30-13.00 and 14.00 to 17.30)


In writing:                  Data Protection Commission

21 Fitzwilliam Square South

Dublin 2

D02 RD28


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