Privacy Policy

Welcome to Cork CIL’s Privacy Policy

This website is operated by Cork Centre for Independent Living (Cork CIL). Cork CIL is a charity established in Ireland with a registered address of First Floor, Lawley House, Monahan Road, Celtic Park, Cork, T12 N6PY. Cork CIL is registered with the Charities Regulatory Authority (CRA), CRA number 20036553; Charity number CHY12470 and is a company limited by guarantee with no share capital – company number 276198. Cork CIL is committed to protecting the confidentiality and privacy of information it is entrusted with, and we take the utmost care to ensure that the personal information we obtain from you is not used in a way that you are unaware of or are not agreeable to. The Cork CIL Data Protection & Privacy Policy outlines your rights, describes the information we collect about your and how we use this information. It also explains how we store and protect your information and how long we keep your information. Data Protection Privacy Policy 2018 (Updated March 2023)
You have certain legal rights concerning your information and the way we process it. This includes:
    • a right to get access to your personal information.
    • a right to request us to correct inaccurate information or update incomplete information.
    • a right to request that we restrict the processing of your information in certain circumstances.
    • a right to request the deletion of personal information excluding medical records.
    • a right to receive the personal information you provided to us in a portable format.
    • a right to object to us processing your personal information in certain circumstances;and
    • a right to lodge a complaint with the data protection commissioner.
  If at any point you believe the information we process on you is incorrect you can request to see this information and even have it corrected or deleted.
You can request Access to your Cork CIL Records by making a Subject Access Request (SAR). You can do this either by:
  • Calling the Cork CIL office 021 432 2651.
  • Sending an email request to
  • Writing a letter to: Data Protection Officer. Cork Centre for Independent Living; or
  • Downloading and completing the on-line Data Request Form. (Click the following link to open the On-line Subject Data Request Form )
If you wish to raise a complaint on how we have handled your personal data, you can contact us on the matter. If you are not satisfied with our response or believe we are processing your personal data not in accordance with the law, you can complain to the national Data Protection Commissioner’s Office.
You do not need to register your personal information in order to use our website. If you do submit personal information to the website, the information will be used for the purposes you requested. The information may be stored and maintained. We will use your personal data only for the purpose for which it was collected, unless we obtain your specific consent to other uses, or unless otherwise required or permitted by law. We may collect information about your activity at this website. The website may automatically recognise and store information about the type of browser you are using, your Internet Protocol (“IP”) address, the time, the date, the length of your visit and the referring site. This information is collected via computer code sent to your computer (commonly referred to as “cookies”). It is Cork CIL's policy to limit the information collected to only the minimum information required to complete a website visitor’s request. By using our website and submitting information to us you are agreeing to the collection and use of your information as described in this Policy Notice.
A cookie is a tiny element of data that a website can send to a visitor’s computer’s browser so that this computer will be recognised by the site on their return. Cookies allow our web server to recognise a computer on connection to the website, which in turn allows the server to make downloading of pages faster than on first viewing. In addition, cookies may also be used by us to establish statistics about the use of the website by Internet users by gathering and analysing data such as: most visited pages, time spent by users on each page, site performance, etc. By collecting and using such data, we hope to improve the quality of the website. The data collected by our servers and/or through cookies that may be placed on your computer will not be kept for longer than is necessary to fulfil the purposes mentioned above. In any event, such information may not be kept for longer than one year. Navigation data about site viewers is automatically collected by our servers. If you do not wish to have this navigation data collected, we recommend that you do not use the website. A visitor can also set their browser to block the recording of cookies on their hard drive to minimise the amount of data that may be collected about your navigating on the website. The browser on a computer can be set to notify the user when a cookie is being recorded on their computer’s hard drive. Most browsers can also be set to keep cookies from being recorded on their computer. However, for optimal use of the website, we recommend that visitors do not block the recording of cookies on their computer. All Cork CIL servers and computer systems are protected from outside intrusions. As a result, all data that may be collected about website viewers through the use of cookies will be protected from unauthorised access. Cookies used on the website are only active for the duration of the visit. Cookies used on this site are not stored on visitor’s computer once you have closed your web browser. Information generated by the use of cookies may be compiled into an aggregate form so that no individual can be identified. We may at some stage use cookies to identify users when they visit the website to use personalised services. In such circumstances these cookies may be kept on the hard drive of their computer following closure of the web browser. Cookies used in connection with such services enable us to build up a profile of our users and to develop personalised versions of the website. A visitor may choose to not receive a cookie file by enabling your web browser to refuse cookies. The procedure for refusal of cookies may vary for different software products. Please check with your internet browser software help or your software supplier if you wish to refuse cookies.
In order to provide the website, we may need to transfer User Data to locations outside the jurisdiction in which a visitor is viewing the website (the User Jurisdiction) and process User Data outside the User Jurisdiction. If the User Jurisdiction is within the European Economic Area (the EEA), please note that such transfers and processing of personal data may be in locations outside the EEA. Any data sent or uploaded by users may be accessible in jurisdictions outside the User Jurisdiction (including outside the EEA). The level of data protection offered in such jurisdictions may be less than that offered within the User Jurisdiction or (as the case may be) within the EEA. Please do not send us any personal data if you do not consent to the transfer of this information to locations outside the User Jurisdiction (including, if applicable, outside the EEA). There are several places throughout this website that may link to other Websites that do not operate under Cork CIL ‘s privacy practices. When visitors link to other Websites, Cork CIL’s privacy practices no longer apply. We encourage visitors to review each site’s privacy notice before disclosing any personally identifiable information.
Cork CIL reserves the right to modify or amend this statement at any time. The effective date will be displayed at the beginning of this statement.