This statement relates to the privacy practices of Bridge Network, Technology Transfer Consortium (“the Consortium”) in connection with the Consortium’s web pages i.e. those in www.bridgenetwork.ie
The Consortium fully respects your right to privacy and actively seeks to preserve the privacy rights of those who share personal information (also known as personal data) with the Consortium.
How we use your personal data and our legal basis for this
On some parts of the website, you may volunteer personal information. (for example subscribing to our newsletter). The Consortium principally uses your information under the legal basis of consent. An example of this would be subscribing to our newsletter (which will be used to send you newsletters and information). As this information is provided on the basis of consent, you are free to withdraw your consent at any time.
Any personal information processed by the Consortium in connection with these websites will be treated in accordance with the General Data Protection Regulation and the Data Protection Acts 1988 to 2018. Accordingly, the Consortium shall only process such information in line with the purpose for which you provided it to the extent necessary to provide you with the information or service you require.
The Consortium shall not disclose your information to third parties unless you are specifically informed otherwise or we require a third party contractors to process the information on our behalf (in which case the Consortium requires these third parties to comply with its instructions and we require that they do not use your personal information for their own business purposes, unless you have explicitly consented to the use of your personal information in this way).
How long we will keep your data
In keeping with the data protection principles, we will only store your data for as long as is necessary for the purposes for which it was submitted to the Consortium and in accordance with the Consortium’s Records Management Policy and records retention schedules.
The Consortium is not responsible for the content or privacy practices of other websites. The privacy practices on these websites may differ from that on the Consortium’s website, and we advise that you review the other websites’ policies before providing personal information.
Within the Consortium domain (.bridgenetwork.ie) you may find websites over which the Consortium has no editorial responsibility. Such sites can include the websites of other organisations, etc. While the Consortium expects compliance with this privacy statement at such sites, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org if you encounter websites that are not compliant with this privacy statement.
You have various rights under data protection law, subject to certain exemptions, in connection with our processing of your personal data, including the right:
- to find out if we use your personal data, access your personal data and receive copies of your personal data;
- to have inaccurate/incomplete information corrected and updated;
- in certain circumstances, to have your details deleted from systems that we use to process your personal data or have the use of your personal data restricted in certain ways;
- to object to certain processing of your data by Bridge Network;
- to exercise your right to data portability where applicable (i.e. obtain a copy of your personal data in a commonly used electronic form;
- where we have relied upon consent as a lawful basis for processing, to withdraw your consent to the processing at any time;
- to not be subject to solely automated decision;
- to request that we stop sending you direct marketing communications.
If you wish to avail of these rights, please contact us by email email@example.com
In order to protect your privacy, you may also be asked to provide suitable proof of identification. If any of your details are incorrect please let us know and we will amend them.
Queries or Complaints
If you have any complaints in connection with our processing of your personal data, you can email us at: firstname.lastname@example.org
You also have the right to lodge a complaint with the Data Protection Commission if you are unhappy with our processing of your personal data. Details of how to lodge a complaint can be found on the Data Protection Commission’s website (www.dataprotection.ie), or by telephoning 1890 252 231.
Revisions to Privacy Statement
The Consortium may revise this privacy statement from time to time. Changes to this privacy statement will be posted here so you should periodically check this page to review the most recent statement. If you have any questions about this privacy statement or the practices of the Consortium’s websites should be referred to the Information Compliance Manager at the address set out above.