The Irish Red Cross (IRC) is committed to protecting your privacy.
We will not collect any personal information from you on our website without your permission.
This personal information will be securely stored by us only for the length of time it is required. We have implemented technology and security features to safeguard the privacy of your personal information from unauthorised access or improper use.
By visiting this website, you are accepting and consenting to the practices described in this policy.
Information we collect about you.
The information we collect from you depends on how you use our website
Support our work through a donation
Fundraise on our behalf
Tell us your story
Submit an enquiry
Give us feedback
Completing forms on our website
Register as a volunteer
When you visit our website we automatically collect information about your visit. It typically involves technical information and is often collected using small data files called “cookies”. This information helps us to provide a good experience as you browse the site and also to indicate where the site requires improvement.
Who do we share your information with?
We will only use your information for the purposes for which it was obtained. We will not, under any circumstances, sell or share your personal information with any third party for their own purposes and you will not receive marketing from any other charities or organisations as a result of giving your details to us.
We will not disclose your personal information to third parties without your consent except where it is required by law.
We use technical and corporate organisational safeguards to ensure that your personal information is secure. We limit access to information on a need-to-know basis and take appropriate measures to ensure that our people are aware that such information is only used in accordance with this policy.
We have taken appropriate steps to protect your information including (without limitation):
Installing a secure firewall;
Using anti-virus protection software;
Encrypting data; and
Carrying out regular back-ups.
We will continue to enhance our security procedures as new technology becomes available.
Where we have given you (or where you have chosen) a password which enables you to access certain parts of the site, you are responsible for keeping this password confidential. We ask you not to share a password with anyone and to change it regularly.
All information that you provide to us is stored on our secure server.
We undertake regular reviews of who has access to information that we hold to ensure that your information is only accessible by appropriately trained staff, volunteers and contractors.
It is not possible to ensure that the transmission of information via the internet is completely secure. Although we will do our best to protect your personal data we can’t guarantee the security of any data transmitted to our site. Any such transmission is at your risk. Once we have received your information, we will use strict procedures and security features to try to prevent unauthorised access.
Your rights to your personal information
You have the right to a copy of the personal information we retain about you.
If you would like to request that information please complete our Subject Access Request form and mail it to
Data protection Officer
Irish Red Cross
16 Merrion Square
If the information we hold about you is incorrect please let us know and we will make the necessary updates.
The Site may, from time to time, contain links to and from the websites of our partner networks, advertisers and affiliates. If you follow a link to any of these websites, please note that these websites have their own privacy policies and that we do not accept any responsibility or liability for these policies. Please check these policies before you submit any personal data to these websites.
This policy is effective from 25 May 2018.
Information about cookies
Cookies are small text files sent from a website to the hard drive of a user's computer to store information related to that user. For example, cookies can store information about users, IP addresses, navigational data, server information and user preferences.
The cookies that we could use can be split into the following categories:
Strictly necessary cookies.
These are cookies that are required for the operation of the website. They include, for example, cookies that enable you to log into parts of the website.
These cookies allow us to recognise and count the number of visitors to the website and to see how they move around within the website when they are using it. This helps us to improve the way the website works, for example, by ensuring that users are finding what they are looking for easily.
These are used to recognise when you return to the website. This enables us to personalise our content for you, greet you by name and remember your preferences (for example, your choice of language or region).
The cookies we use
How you can block cookies
You can set your browser to disable cookies or to notify you when you receive a cookie which will allow to accept the cookie or not.
If you do not want to accept third party cookies, this will not affect the functionality of our website but it may impact your use of or prevent access to some areas of our site.