Data Protection Statement in compliance with GDPR

Revised 18 August 2022

This policy is a statement of Quare Clare's (in care of Clare Public Participation Network, Westgate Business Park, Ennis, Co. Clare) commitment to protect the rights and privacy of individuals and compliance with General Dara Protection Regulation (GDPR) which seeks to harmonize privacy laws across Europe, heighten accountability for how personal data is acquired and handled and give EU residents more control over their personal data.

Collecting information
Individuals provide us with their contact details in order to enable communication with them about events and programs of Quare Clare and it's sponsoring organizations. They are entering an agreement that the details they supply may be shared with sponsor organizations including Clare PPN, GOSHH, Clare Local Development Company, the Women's Collective Ireland and with other bodies or persons who require access in order to facilitate the ongoing work of Quare Clare. They are also agreeing to receive emails and newsletters from us. 

Quare Clare will not supply the information provided to it to any person or organisation not engaged in Quare Clare work or activities. Individuals may request to have their personal data supplied to them and/or removed from or updated on the register by giving 30 days’ notice to [email protected] or by post to the address above.

GDPR Principles
We will carry out our GDPR responsibilities in accordance with the following six principles:

  • Lawfulness, fairness and transparency – Quare Clare ensures that data is gathered and used in a way that is legal, fair and understandable. The public have the right to know what is being gathered and have this corrected or removed.
  • Purpose limitation – Quare Clare only use data for legitimate purposes specified at the time of collection. This data will not be shared with third parties without permission. 
  • Data minimisation - The data collected by Quare Clare is limited only to what is required for the purpose stated. Quare Clare does not collect data en masse without purpose.
  • Accuracy - The personal data Quare Clare holds is accurate and kept up to date to the best of our abilities. If it is no longer accurate, it will be rectified or erased.
  • Storage limitation – Quare Clare only stores personal data for as long as is necessary. Data may be archived securely and used for research purposes in the future. 
  • Integrity and confidentiality – Quare Clare holds personal data in a safe and secure way that takes reasonable steps to ensure the security of this information and avoid accidental loss, misuse or destruction.

Overall responsibility for ensuring compliance with GDPR rests with Quare Clare. All employees, volunteers and representatives of Quare Clare who separately collect, control or process the content and use of personal data are individually responsible for compliance with GDPR.

Data Subjects Rights
Quare Clare is committed to upholding individual’s rights as specified by GDPR: Right to be informed, Right of access, Right to rectification, Right to erasure, Right to restrict processing, Right to data portability, Right to object, Rights in relation to automated decision making.

This Data Protection Policy will be reviewed regularly in light of any legislative or other relevant developments.