Meath Women’s Refuge and Support Services
We are Meath Women’s Refuge and Support Services. We are an organisation based in Co. Meath, that provides a range of support services to women and children at risk, or those affected by domestic abuse. Our services include:
- 24 Hour Helpline
- 24 Hour 7 days a week Refuge Accommodation
- Outreach Programme
- Children’s Programme
- Therapeutic Supports including Counselling, Play Therapy, Art Therapy and Music Therapy
- Policy and Advocacy Work on Domestic Violence issues
MWRSS is the controller of the personal data it processes. You can contact us in a number of ways, which are set out on the contact us page of our website at Contact Us | Domestic Violence Services Meath (dvservicesmeath.ie).
We take our responsibility to protect your data seriously and will not collect any personal information about you on this website without your clear knowledge and permission. Any personal information which you volunteer to us will be treated strictly in accordance with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and the Data Protection Acts 1988-2018. Where data is submitted it will be used for the stated purpose and any reasonably incidental purposes only.
We do not sell or distribute your personal information to third parties for purposes of allowing them to market products and services to you. Communicating via the internet and sending information to you by other means necessarily involves your personal information passing through or being handled by third-parties.
The information we collect
- For general web-browsing certain statistical information is available to us via our internet service provider. This information may include the IP and logical address of the server you are using, the top level domain name from which you access the internet (for example .ie, .com, etc.), the type of browser you are using, the date and time you access our site and the internet address linking to our site.
- You have an opportunity to send us information via this website, such as through the “contact us” pages or any other area where you may send e-mails, request information, or provide feedback. You may also choose to provide us with personal data (e.g. name, e- mail, postal address or other contact details) in an e-mail message to the address listed on our site. We use these details solely for the purpose for which you provided them.
- Information contained within a job application (CV) where that is sent via our website.
The purpose of collecting information
- Website functionality - We analyse website users’ pattern of use to help us to improve, administer and diagnose problems with our server and website.
- Complaint handling – we may use the data you provide to us via our contact form or email address.
- Responding to your query – you may provide us with personal data through our contact form or email address while seeking information about our services.
- Job applications – from time to time jobs may be advertised on our website and potential candidates will submit their personal data (e.g. CV’s) for our review.
Legal basis for processing
We process your personal data based on the following lawful basis:
- Processing necessary for the performance of a contract (e.g. Employment contract)
- Processing necessary for MWRSS to pursue its legitimate interests (e.g. CCTV)
- Processing based on the Data Subject’s consent
- Processing that is required under applicable law (e.g. Revenue/PRSI)
For processing activities that are based on a statutory or contractual requirement, you may request your data not be processed for that purpose. However, this is not an absolute right and may be over-ridden by our statutory obligations. In other cases, requesting that data should not be processed for a particular purpose may prevent us from executing a contract or delivering our service to you.
Under data protection law, data subjects have certain rights. Subject to certain restrictions, which are set out below, you can exercise these rights in relation to your personal data we process.
- The right to be informed about the processing of your personal data
- The right to access your personal data
- The right to rectification of your personal data
- The right to erasure of your personal data
- The right to data portability
- The right to object to processing of your personal data
- The right to restrict processing of your personal data
- Rights in relation to automated decision making, including profiling.
- You have the right to complain to the Irish Data Protection Commission (www.dataprotection.ie) and to seek compensation through the courts
We reserve the right to request you to provide additional information in order to enable us to identify your personal data and/or to verify your identity.
Restriction of data subject rights in certain circumstances
Article 23 of the GDPR allows for data subject rights to be restricted in certain circumstances. In addition, the 2018 Act contains certain provisions dealing with the restriction of rights of data subjects, in particular Sections 59, 60 and 61, which give further effect to the provisions of Article 23. Further information can be found here.
Who we share your information with
We do not share your information with third parties other than those set out in this policy. We may share your information in the following circumstances:
- Business Transfer: Where some or all of our organisation and/or its assets may potentially be or have been acquired, we may need to transfer your personal information to the new or prospective owners.
- Other: We will share your information with a third party other than a service provider where you have given your consent for us to do so.
Where we store personal information
We generally store personal information on servers located inside the European Economic Area. However, in certain cases it may be necessary for us to transfer certain information to servers located outside of the EU. It is important to be aware that the privacy protections in certain jurisdictions may not be equivalent to those in Europe but we will only transfer your information outside the EEA where permitted by law and ensuring that it is subject to appropriate protections.
MWRSS retains personal data for a range of periods as set out in our Data Retention Policy.
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First Party Cookies
These are cookies that may be set and read by our own website. They store information such as your preferences and usage.
Third Party Cookies
Cookies set by another domain which are read by the code on our website. These cookies track your internet use across a number of sites and can be used to profile you for advertising networks.
These are cookies which are only related to a single session (a single visit to our website) and are automatically deleted when you close your web browser – these are typically considered as necessary for our website to function.
These cookies remain on your device after you’ve finished your session.
Cookies on our site
We take our security responsibilities seriously, employing the most appropriate physical and technical measures. We review our security policy regularly.
Governing Law and Jurisdiction
This legal policy and all issues regarding this website are governed exclusively by Irish law and are subject to the exclusive jurisdiction of the Irish courts.
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Changes to this policy