Privacy Policy

The All Ireland CU Awards 2024

CU Awards Privacy Policy

Effective 19th August 2024 is owned and operated by CU Awards CO CLG (not for profit company), is the data controller and can be contacted at Harper House, 43-45 Dublin Street, Balbriggan, Co Dublin, K32 NX58, Ireland. Company Registration # 721094.  Directors Sean Staunton, Michael Byrne.

The purpose of this Privacy Policy is to inform users of our site of the following:
1. The personal data we will collect
2. Use of collected data
3. Who has access to the data collected
4.  The right of site users
5. The site’s cookie policy

This Privacy Policy applies in addition to the terms and conditions of our site.

For users in the European Union, we adhere to the Regulation (EU) 2016/679 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 27 April 2016, known as the General Data Protection Regulation (the GDPR). For users in the United Kingdom, we adhere to the GDPR as enshrined in the Data Protection Act 2018.

By using our site users agree that they content to:
1. The conditions set out in this Privacy Policy.

Legal Basis for Processing
We collect and process personal data about users in the EU only when we have a legal basis for doing so under Article 6 of the GDPR.

We rely on the following legal bases to collect and process the personal data of users in the EU:

Personal Data We Collect
We only collect data that helps us achieve the purpose set out in the Privacy Policy.

We will not collect any additional data beyond listed below with notifying you first.

Data Collected Automatically
When you visit and use our site, we may automatically collect and store the following information:

Data Collected in a Non-Automatic Way
We may also collect the following data when you perform certain functions on our site:

This data may collected using the following methods:
1. Contact Forms using plugin “ContactForm7”

How We Use Personal Data
Data collected on our site will only be used for the purposes specified in the Privacy Policy or indicated on the relevant page of our site.

We will not use your data beyond what we disclose in the Privacy Policy.

The data we collect automatically is used for the following purposes:
1. To nominate for awards and achievement
2. To register your vote

Who We Share Personal Data With:
We may disclose user data to any member of our organisation who reasonably needs access to user data to achieve the purposes set out in this Privacy Policy.

Other Disclosures
We will not sell or share your data with other third parties, except in the following cases:
1. If the law requires it
2. If it is required for any legal proceeding
3. To prove of protect our legal rights

If you follow hyperlinks from our site to another site, please note that we are not responsible for and have no control over their Privacy Policies or practices.

How Long We Store Personal Data
User data will be stored until the purpose the data was collected for has been achieved.

You will be notified if your data is kept for longer than this period.

How We Protect Your Personal Data
While we take all reasonable precautions to ensure that the user data is secure and that users are protected, there always remains the risk of harm. The internet as a whole can be insecure at times and therefore we are unable to guarantee the security of user data beyond what is reasonably practical.

Your Rights as a User
Under GDPR, you have the following rights:
1. Right to be informed
2. Right to access
3. Right to rectification
4. Right to erasure
5. Right to restrict process
6. Right to data portability
7. Right to object

We do not knowingly collect or use personal data from children under 16 years of age. If we learn that we have collected personal data from a child under 16 years of age, the personal data will be deleted as soon as possible. If a child under 16 years of age has provided us with personal date their parent or guardian may contact our data protection officer.

How to Access, Modify, Delete or Challenge the Data Collected
If you would like to know if we have collected your personal data, how we have used your personal data, if we have disclosed your personal data and to who we disclosed your personal data, if you would like your data to be deleted or modified in any way, or if you would like to exercise any of your other rights under the GDPR, please contact our data protection officer here:

CU Awards CO CLG (not for profit company),
Harper House,
43-45 Dublin Street,
Co Dublin,
K32 NX58,

Do Not Track Notice
Do Not Track (“DNT) is a privacy preference that you can set in certain web browsers. We do not track the users of our site over time and across third party websites and therefore do not respond to browser-initiated DNT signals.

Cookie Policy
A cookie is a small file, stored on a user’s hard drive by a website. Its purpose is to collect data relating to the user’s browsing habits. You can choose to be notified each time a cookie is transmitted. You can also choose to disable cookies entirely in your internet browser, but this may decrease the quality of your user experience,

We use the following type of cookies on our site – plugin “Cookie Notice & Compliance for GDPR / CCPA”

This Privacy Policy may be amended from time to time in order to maintain compliance with the law and to reflect any changes to our data collection process. When we amend this Privacy Policy we will update the “Effective Date” at the top of the Privacy Policy. We recommend that our users periodically review our Privacy Policy to ensure that they are notified of any updates. If necessary, we may notify users by email of changes to this Privacy Policy.

If you have any complaints about how we process your personal data, please contact us through the contact methods listed in the Contact Information section so that we can, where possible, resolve the issue. If you feel we have not addressed your concern in a satisfactory manner you may contact a supervisory authority. You also have the right to directly make a complaint to a supervisory authority. You can lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority by contacting the Data Protection Commission.

Contact Information
If you have any questions, concerns or complaints, you can contact our Data Protection Officer at
CU Awards CO CLG (not for profit company),
Harper House,
43-45 Dublin Street,
Co Dublin,
K32 NX58,