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Privacy Statement

The Digital Repository of Ireland operates in compliance with the Data Protection Acts 1988 and 2003 in terms of the collection and use of personal data made available to it via this website.

Information we collect

  • Information about your use of our site including details of your visits such as pages viewed and the resources that you access. Such information includes traffic data, location data and other communication data.
  • Information provided voluntarily by you. For example, when you register for an event or make a purchase.
  • Information that you provide when you communicate with us by any means.

Use of cookies

A cookie is a small piece of information which a web site stores through the web browser on your PC that it can later retrieve when you log back on to the website. This means that the web site will remember your preferences and possibly even your name.

We may gather information about your general internet use by using the cookie. Where used, these cookies are downloaded to your computer and stored on the computer’s hard drive. Such information will not identify you personally. It is statistical data. This statistical data does not identify any personal details whatsoever.

You can adjust the settings on your computer to decline any cookies if you wish. This can easily be done by activating the reject cookies setting on your computer.

We use Google Analytics to analyse the use of this website. Google Analytics generates statistical and other information about website use by means of cookies, which are stored on users' computers. The information generated relating to our website is used to create reports about the use of the website. Google will store this information. Google's privacy policy is available at:

Use of your information

We use the information that we collect from you to provide our services to you. In addition to this we may use the information for one or more of the following purposes:

  • to provide information to you that you request from us relating to our products or services.
  • to provide information to you relating to other products that may be of interest to you. Such additional information will only be provided where you have consented to receive such information.
  • to inform you of any changes to our website, services or goods and products.
  • send statements and invoices to you, and collect payments from you.
  • send you email notifications which you have specifically requested such as newsletters and other marketing communications relating to the Academy.
  • deal with enquiries and complaints made by you relating to the website.


Disclosing Your Information

We will not disclose your personal information to any other party other than in accordance with this Privacy Policy and in the circumstances detailed below:

  • where we are legally required by law to disclose your personal information.
  • we have received authorisation from you to do so.


Security of your personal data

We will take reasonable technical and organisational precautions to prevent the loss, misuse or alteration of your personal information.

Of course, data transmission over the internet is inherently insecure, and we cannot guarantee the security of data sent over the internet.

If you have a user account you are responsible for keeping your password and user details confidential.


Third party websites

The website contains links to other websites. We are not responsible for the privacy policies or practices of third party websites.

Updating information

Please let us know if the personal information which we hold about you needs to be corrected or updated.


If you have any questions about this privacy policy or our treatment of your personal information, please email us at