Privacy Policy

Privacy Policy

Privacy Policy

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This statement relates to our data protection practices in connection with this Website. Hub na nÓg is not responsible for the content or data protection practices of other websites. Any external links to other websites are clearly identifiable as such.

The Hub na nÓg understands that your privacy is important to you and that you care about how your personal data is used and shared online. We respect and value the privacy of everyone who visits this website, (“our site”) and will only collect and use personal data in ways that are described here, and in a manner that is consistent with our obligations and your rights under the law.

Please read this Privacy Statement carefully and ensure that you understand it.

Definitions and Interpretation:

In this Policy, the following terms shall have the following meanings:

“Cookie”: Means a small text file placed on your computer or device by our site when you visit certain parts of our site and/or when you use certain features of our site. Details of the Cookies used by Our Site are set out in section 12, below;

“Cookie Law”: Means the relevant parts of the Privacy and Electronic Communications (EC Directive) Regulations 2003;

“Personal Data”: Means personal data as defined by EU Regulation 2016/679 – the General Data Protection Regulation (“GDPR”) and includes any and all data that relates to an identifiable person who can be directly or indirectly identified from that data. In this case, it means personal data that you give to us via our site. This definition shall, where applicable, incorporate the definitions provided in the Data Protection Acts of Ireland OR; and

“We/Us/Our” Means Hub na nÓg, a national centre of excellence based in the Department of Children, Equality, Disability, Integration and Youth, Block 1, Miesian Plaza, 50 – 58 Lower Baggot Street , D02 XW14.

Who We Are

Our site is owned and operated by Hub na nÓg, a national centre of excellence based in the Department of Children, Equality, Disability, Integration and Youth, Block 1, Miesian Plaza, 50 – 58 Lower Baggot Street, D02 XW14.

The Department is the data controller for all personal data collected for its business purposes. For more information on the activities of the Department, please log on to
You can contact Hub na nÓg or the Department in any of the following ways:

By e-mail:, or
By phone: 01 647 3000
By post: The Department of Children, Equality, Disability, Integration and Youth, Block 1, Miesian Plaza, 50-58 Baggot Street Lower, Dublin 2. D02 XWI4

The Data Protection Officer

If you are concerned about what we do with your personal data or require any additional information in respect of any of our data protection policies, you can contact our Data Protection Officer (DPO) in any of the following ways:
By e-mail:
By phone: (01) 647 3183
By post: Data Protection Officer, The Department of Children, Equality, Disability, Integration and Youth, Block 1, Miesian Plaza, 50-58 Baggot Street Lower, Dublin 2. D02 XWI4

2. What Does This Privacy Statement Cover?

This Privacy Statement applies only to your use of our sites. Our site may contain links to other websites. Please note that we are not the data controller and have no control over how your data is collected, stored, or used by other websites and we advise you to check the privacy statements and policies of any such websites before providing any data to them

3. What Data Do We Collect?

Depending upon your use of our site, we may collect some or all of the following personal and non-personal data (please also see section 11 on our use of Cookies and similar technologies):

4 Name;

4.2 Contact information such as email addresses and telephone numbers;

4.3 Demographic information such as post code, preferences, and interests;

4.4 IP address

4.5 Web browser type and version;

4.6 Operating system;

4.7 A list of URLs starting with a referring site, your activity on our site, and the site you exit to;

5. How Do We Manage and Protect Your Personal Data?

Information on how we use your personal data, what we use it for, why we are allowed to use it, who we will share it with, your rights in relation to your personal data and how we keep it secure are contained in our Data Protection Notice which you can access here

6. Our Use of Cookies

6.1 Our site may place and access certain first party Cookies on your computer or device. First party Cookies are those placed directly by us and are used only by us. We use Cookies to facilitate and improve your experience of our site and to provide and improve our services. We have carefully chosen these Cookies and have taken steps to ensure that your privacy and personal data is protected and respected at all times.

6.2 By using our site, you may also receive certain third party Cookies on your computer or device. Third party Cookies are those placed by websites, services, and/or parties other than us. For more details, please refer to section 5, above, and to section 11.6 below. These Cookies are not integral to the functioning of Our Site and your use and experience of Our Site will not be impaired by refusing consent to them.

6.3 All Cookies used by and on Our Site are used in accordance with current Cookie Law.

6.4 Before Cookies are placed on your computer or device, you will be shown a pop-up message requesting your consent to set those Cookies. By giving your consent to the placing of Cookies you are enabling us to provide the best possible experience and service to you. You may, if you wish, deny consent to the placing of Cookies; however certain features of our site may not function fully or as intended. You will be given the opportunity to allow only first party Cookies and block third party Cookies.

6.5 Certain features of Our Site depend on Cookies to function. Cookie Law deems these Cookies to be “strictly necessary”. These Cookies are listed in our Cookie Policy and you should refer to same for further details. Your consent will not be sought to place these Cookies, but it is still important that you are aware of them. You may still block these Cookies by changing your internet browser’s settings but please be aware that our site may not work properly if you do so. We have taken great care to ensure that your privacy is not at risk by allowing them.

6.6 In addition to the controls that we provide, you can choose to enable or disable Cookies in your internet browser. Most internet browsers also enable you to choose whether you wish to disable all cookies or only third party Cookies. By default, most internet browsers accept Cookies but this can be changed. For further details, please consult the help menu in your internet browser or the documentation that came with your device.

6.7 You can choose to delete Cookies on your computer or device at any time, however you may lose any information that enables you to access our site more quickly and efficiently including, but not limited to personalisation settings.

6.8 It is recommended that you keep your internet browser and operating system up-to-date and that you consult the help and guidance provided by the developer of your internet browser and manufacturer of your computer or device if you are unsure about adjusting your privacy settings.

7. Contacting Us

If you have any questions about our site or this privacy statement, please contact us by email at Please ensure that your query is clear, particularly if it is a request for information about the data we hold about you (as under section 10, above).

8. Changes to Our Privacy Statement

We may change this Privacy Statement from time to time (for example, if the law changes). Any changes will be immediately posted on our site.