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Privacy Policy

RCDC takes your privacy very seriously. It is important that you feel confident about how we look after any personal information you share with us. We want you to know that:

When do we collect your information?

We may ask you for personal information (for example your name, your address, your date of birth, your telephone number) when you:

Someone else may give your personal information to us (e.g. your name and contact details). This is usually because they are asking us to provide you with information or services. Where possible and appropriate, we will check that:

Who decides which information to collect and what it is used for?

In most cases, RCDC is the data controller. This means that we decide which personal information is collected, how it is stored, and what it is used for. Sometimes our funders ask us to collect certain information so that they can keep track of how we are using the money they give to us. In this case, the funder may be a joint data controller together with RCDC. There is more information about how we share information with funders later on in this document.

What is our legal basis for collecting your information?

By law, we must have good reasons for collecting and using your personal information. These reasons will depend on the nature of your involvement with RCDC and the type of information. We will only collect personal information for one or more of the following reasons:

1. In order to pursue the Legitimate Interests of RCDC as a Registered Charity and a Charitable Company Limited by Guarantee:

2. Where an individual has given us clear and explicit consent:

3. To enter into or fulfil a contract:

4. In order to comply with our legal obligations under:

5. To protect the vital interests of an individual we may ask for:

If you have any questions about our legal basis for collecting and storing your personal information, please ask us – it is your right to be fully informed.

What do we use your information for?

We may use your personal information to:

How do we deal with sensitive information?

If you are using our services, you may choose to share personal information that is particularly sensitive. We may also need to ask for sensitive information, for example about your ethnicity, so that we can monitor and evaluate the services we provide. You can choose not to give us this information and your decision will not affect the services that you receive. If you do share sensitive information with us, we treat it with extra care and do not pass on your details to anyone else without your permission, except if we are required by law to do so.

A note about our website & facebook

We do not use Cookies or Google Analytics to track visitor use of the website, however, our provider might do so in order to compile statistical reports on the website activity. This information may include your IP address, which can tell us your general location. You can set your browser not to accept cookies.

You may choose to send us messages via our facebook site. When you send us a message in this way, you automatically give us your permission to use your personal information to contact you and respond to your request.

How do we keep your information safe?

We take the security of your personal information very seriously. Here are some of the ways that we protect it:

Who sees your personal information?

How long do we keep your information for?

Your personal information is only stored for as long as it is needed to fulfil the purposes we have collected it for. In most cases, we will not keep your personal information for more than two years after your involvement with us has ended. Where there are legal requirements that determine how long we must keep information, for example in the case of financial records, we will comply with these. We have procedures in place to ensure that personal information is destroyed or deleted once the appropriate time period has passed.

What are your rights?

Under data protection law, you have a number of rights. The following are most relevant to the data processing that is carried out by or on behalf of RCDC:

1. The right to be informed about how we collect and use your personal information. This privacy statement is intended to provide the relevant information, however if you have any questions please get in touch with us.

2. The right to have access to your personal information so that you can check that we are collecting and storing it lawfully. You do not have to ask in a particular way – just get in touch and let us know that you would like access to your personal information and we will respond to your request according to our data protection policy and our legal obligations.

3. The right to have corrections made to information that is incomplete or inaccurate

4. The right to request that your personal information is deleted or destroyed. This only applies in certain circumstances:

5. The right to ‘block’ or suppress processing of personal data – in this case we are allowed to continue storing the data but must not use it. This right applies in the following circumstances:

6. The right to object to:

Who can you contact if you have a question or concern about privacy?

If you have a concern or complaint about how we have handled your personal information, please contact us:

Centre Manager
The New Ballagh Centre
Co. Leitrim
Phone: 07198 58030
E-mail: managerballagh(at)

Download our Privacy Policy here:

The New Ballagh Centre's Privacy Policy (pdf)