Privacy Statement


We Vocations Ireland are a registered charity (Charity no CHY 16272.)

 This document is being provided to you in line with our obligations under the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) which came into effect on 25th May 2018. The GDPR sets out our obligations   in relation to the obtaining, collecting, recording, organising, storing, retrieving, disclosing, transmitting and retention of personal information.

This privacy statement explains how we process information, in particular the personal data we receive from you to ensure that the processing of your data is fair and transparent. We collect and process information about you in a number of ways including face to face meetings, email, phone conversations, through enquiries sent to us and via our website www

In relation to our website, any external links to other websites are clearly identifiable as such (hyperlink) and we are not responsible for the content or the privacy policies of these other websites.

We, the are publishing this privacy statement to demonstrate our commitment to protecting and respecting your personal data. We fully respect your right to privacy and actively seek to preserve the privacy rights of those who share information with us. Any personal information you provide to Vocations Ireland will be treated with the highest standards of security and confidentiality, in accordance with the Data Protection Acts 1988 and 2003 and the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) 2018


1. Non-Personal Data

Like most websites we gather statistical information collected on an aggregate basis of all visitors to our site. This non-personal data contains information that cannot be used to identify or contact you such as demographic information regarding for example, our user IP addresses.


2. Personal Data

Personal Data is data which identifies you or can be used to identify or contact you and may include your name, address, gender, date of birth, email address, user IP addresses, financial information such as bank details, employment details and work history, information about your current involvement with us, information on volunteers, CCTV recordings and photographs. This list is not an exhaustive list. Such information is only collected from you if you voluntarily submit it to us and provide your explicit consent to use the personal data e.g. by sending us an email.

3. Processing personal information

We must have a lawful basis for processing your information. This will vary according to the circumstances of how and why we have your information. Typical examples include:

  • We have a contract of employment or a contract for services-Under contract.
  • When it is in relation to the provision of your employment contract, e.g.when we need to undertake background checks as part of a job recruitment application.
  • Third parties with whom we need to share your information for the purpose of administering your salary, pension, remuneration and insurance.
  • Statutory or regulatory including central and local government, and law enforcement authorities under disclosure orders or other relevant regulations.
  • Health and Safety Authority in case of accidents or incidents at work.

4. Purposes for which we hold your non-personal and personal information:

We use the non-personal data gathered from visitors to our website in an aggregate form to get a better understanding of where our visitors come from and what their interests are. This helps us to improve our design and organise our site.

  • When you visit our website, we do not collect any personal data about you apart from information you volunteer by contacting the email address listed on the website.

5. Disclosure of Information to third parties

The information you give us is used only in accordance with the purpose for which you provided the information and with your consent. This information will only be retained for as long as required for the purpose for which it was gathered. We will not disclose your personal data to third parties, outside of Vocations Ireland unless you have consented to this disclosure.

However, in limited circumstances and only with your explicit consent, we may share your information with third parties.

  • For legal and safety reasons we may provide information to a third party if required to do so

    6. How long do we retain your information?

    • We retain your personal information in accordance with regard to the purposes for which it was collected or lawfully further processed, or as long as may be necessary in light of legal requirements.
      All information held is done so to ensure its compliance with GDPR.

    7. How do we keep your information safe and accurate?

    Vocations Ireland have a legal obligation under GDPR Regulation to keep all personal information safe and secure and we are committed to ensuring that your information is secure. We do not keep personal information about you unless for a specific reason and with your specific consent.

    The nature of the Internet is such that we cannot guarantee or warrant the security of any information you transmit to us via the internet. No data transmission over the internet can be guaranteed to be 100% secure. However Vocations Ireland use technical and organisational measures to protect your data from accidental or intentional manipulation, loss, destruction or access by unauthorised persons. Our security measures are continuously adapted in line with technological developments.

    8. Updating, verifying and deleting personal data

    We seek to ensure that we keep your personal data accurate and up to date. However you may inform us of any changes in your personal data and in accordance with our obligations under the Data Protection Acts 1988 and 2003 we will update or delete your personal data accordingly. On written request we will inform you about the data stored about you. Requests for access, rectification, erasure or blocking personal data will be processed on the basis of applicable legal provisions. To find out what personal data we hold on you or have your personal data updated, amended, or removed from our database please contact us at:  email


    If we are unable to deal with your request fully within a calendar month(due to the complexity or number of requests), we may extend the period of time by a further two calendar months and will explain the reason for this to you.

    You also have a right to complain to the Data Protection Commissioner. You can contact the Office of the Data Protection Commissioner at:


    Tel: +353 57 8684800 or + 053 76 1104800

    Lo call number: 1890 252 231


    Postal Address:
    Data Protection Commissioner,
    Canal House,
    Station House,
    Co. Laois R32 AP23

    What are your rights?

    • You have many rights under Irish Data Protection legislation with regard to the processing of your data. You have the right to be informed about any personal data that we hold which relates to you, including how we acquired this data and the purpose for which it is used. The right requires that you will be given a copy of all personal data we hold on you when requested.
    • You also have a right to have any inaccurate data held by us rectified free of charge. If you become aware of any inaccuracy in the personal data you have supplied to us please let us know in writing providing evidence of the correct information. We will then update our records accordingly.
    • You may request to be deleted from our electronic records and systems. We will comply with such requests in a timely manner, as required by GDPR unless other operational or legal obligations require us to retain such data for a particular purpose or period of time.

    International Transfers

    We do not transfer your personal data outside of the European Economic Area.


    This Privacy Statement explains the privacy policy that Vocations Ireland have adopted. In legal terms it cannot be construed as a contractual undertaking. Vocations Ireland reserve the right to review and amend this Statement at any time without notice and you should check this page regularly to view the most up to date Privacy Statement.

    Further Information

    Further information on your data privacy rights can be found on the website of the Data Protection Commissioner

    For any more information, please email us at:

    You can also contact us at our address:

    Vocations Ireland,
    AMRI Office,
    c/oMissionaries of Africa
    Cypress Grove Road
    Dublin 6W YV12 

    What rights you have over your data

    If you have an account on this site, or have left comments, you can request to receive an exported file of the personal data we hold about you, including any data you have provided to us. You can also request that we erase any personal data we hold about you. This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.