Data Protection

Privacy and Security

We respect your privacy and will not sell your details to other organisations for marketing purposes. If we are emailing, phoning or texting you during emergency appeals, we will only do so with your permission. If we write to you, we will always make sure you can opt-out.

Outside of these times, we may occasionally send you information about Irish Red Cross activities and feedback on how your donations are used. We hope you will always let us keep you informed about our work so you are aware of how your donations are used.

Irish Red Cross does not collect any personal information from visitors to its website other than information that is knowingly and willingly given. This personal data is stored in-house on our secured computerised systems.

Irish Red Cross will always endeavour to protect your data from loss, misuse, unauthorised access or disclosure, alteration or destruction. We are committed to investing in technology to provide security for your information, including working with leading suppliers of secure payment services.

However, Irish Red Cross assumes no responsibility for the security of information. All payments by credit card over the internet are processed through a secure server by Worldpay and Paypal on our behalf.

Data Protection and Freedom of Information

We, the Irish Red Cross, will treat all information and personal data you give as confidential. We will not disclose it to other people or bodies, save for the provisions of Section 8 of the Data Protection Acts 1988 and 2003.

Data Use in Relation to the Register of Pledges

When you make a pledge to the Irish Red Cross Register of Pledges, you agree:    
That your information may be shared with our migration programme partners, including:  

  • Uniquely (formerly SalesSense)
  • Cooperative Housing Ireland Limited
  • Arup Consulting Engineering
  • Auctioneers Ireland
  • Department of Justice and Equality
  • Department of Housing, Planning, Community and Local Government
  • Department of Social Protection
  • Local Government Management Agency (LGMA)
  • Department of Children, Equality, Disability, Integration & Youth
  • Consortium Implementing Partners (IOM, Helping Irish Hosts, Peter McVerry Trust, Local Authorities)
  • Partner I/NGOs/ Community Services   

As needed for the purpose of:  

  • Analysis of pledges (e.g. locations, type)
  • Coordination of placement of migrants into pledged accommodation
  • Coordination of pledged services/goods
  • Training
  • Follow-up correspondence relating to your pledge (you will be contacted by a call centre on behalf of the Irish Red Cross before a partner initiates contact directly)   

For further information regarding the use and protection of your data, please access the Fair Processing Notice and the Irish Red Cross’ Data Protection Statement.

Please note that Garda Vetting will be required for all cases where a person works or volunteers with minors or vulnerable persons. Garda Vetting is not required for persons who have pledged a vacant property.