We make no attempt to identify individual visitors or to associate the technical details we collect with any individual. We may use your Data to comply with any legal obligations.
Personal Information Use
We will collect your payment information to pay for any Services you have requested from us. We may share your information with third parties such as payment gateways in order to provide our online services and donation facilities. Credit and debit card information is processed directly by payment providers who perform payment services on our behalf. Occasionally, our employees receive payment information from customers over the phone. When this occurs, the payment information is entered as instructed into the relevant payment system and all other copies are permanently deleted.
We will use your personal information to carry out our obligations arising from any contract you as our customer have entered into with us, including sending important notices such as communications relating to payment, delivery services, changes to our terms, conditions, and policies and to notify you about changes to our service. We may notify you by phone, post, email, SMS text or through other digital media depending on the content of the notification and your preferred contact mechanism.
We will also use your personal information to provide you welcome emails to help you get the most out of the service, and rewards which may include competitions, events and other offers that are available to our members and guests.
We may occasionally send informational emails about news, updates and upcoming events to the email address you have provided – we will only do so with your prior informed clear consent. We have an interest in making sure our communications are relevant for you. You may at any time choose not to receive communications from us by following the unsubscribe instructions included at the end of each email communication.
The personal information of members and membership applicants to Aontú will be used by Aontú for the contractual purpose of registering (or re-registering) and maintaining membership records. This membership data will be retained by Aontú for such period as the membership subsists, and for up to six months afterwards so that confirmation of membership cessation may be finalised. If a member decides to resign by writing to Aontú their personal data will then be erased.
The personal data of members will also be used for administrative purposes to maintain membership records including cumann attendance, meeting minutes, event attendance, voting records, communication and notification of events which may be held by Aontú.
Events, Petitions, Polls and Surveys
We conduct raffles, events, surveys, petitions and polls to produce original research and run events. Your participation is entirely voluntary. You may consent to Aontú contacting you at the email address provided to participate in this research or event as part of an informed and transparent consent process. We make every effort to ensure the resulting information is anonymised by dealing with the information in the aggregate.
We will not disclose your Data to third parties unless you have consented to this disclosure. Otherwise we will only disclose your Data if we believe in good faith that we are required to disclose it in order to comply with any applicable law, a summons, a search warrant, a court or regulatory order or other statutory or legal requirement.
If you have any questions or concerns regarding how your Data is processed via this Site, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or write to us at Aontú, Irish Unity Centre, 8 Market Sq, Navan, Co Meath, Ireland. All requests will be dealt with promptly and efficiently.
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If you have any queries about how we process your personal data on this Site, please send an email to: email@example.com
Data storage and retention
Aontú retains your information to fulfil the purposes for which it was collected and for no longer than is required to comply with our operational and legal obligations. If we enter into a legal contract with you, we will hold the relevant information for seven years from the date of completion of this contract in reference to the statute of limitation for a legal claim under contract. Payment information is retained for six years to comply with Revenue Commissioner regulations.
These are your rights under data protection legislation, which may be exercised free of charge:
- To ask for a copy of the information we hold about you, to be provided in a commonly used format
- To have your personal information transmitted to another data controller in a commonly used format, where this is technically possible
- To update any inaccurate information we hold about you with the correct information
- To erase any personal information we hold about you, with exceptions specified by legislation
- To withdraw your consent to data processing where it was previously given
- To restrict your information being processed
- You have the right not to have your information automatically processed in such a way that it may result in a legal or otherwise undesired effect upon you
- To object to how we use your information, where it is being used for the legitimate operation of Aontú
- You have the right to lodge a complaint with the Data Protection Commissioners if you are concerned about how your data is being processed
Where can I get advice or make a complaint
We have a Data Protection Officer who makes sure we respect your rights and comply with the law. If you have any concerns or questions about how we look after your personal information, please contact our Data Protection Officer at
Aontú Data Protection Officer
Irish Unity Centre
8 Market Square
Dublin: 01 618 3564
Navan: 046 90 23472
Changes to this privacy notice
This privacy notice may be updated to reflect changes in our services and how we comply with data protection legislation. We encourage you to review this notice on a regular basis.