General Statement

General Statement

This statement relates to our privacy practices in connection with this website.
The Irish Research Council fully respects the rights to privacy of its users and any personal information volunteered by you to the Research Council will be treated with the highest standards of confidentiality and security, in accordance with the Data Protection Acts, 1988 and 2003. The The Irish Research Council is not responsible for the privacy policies of external websites to which we may link. Should you have any queries regarding this statement they should be directed to us via e-mail at

Collection of personal information

Where a user voluntarily supplies personal information by e-mailing us or by subscribing to a mailing list, this information will not be disclosed to any third party and will only be used in accordance with the purpose for which it is submitted. Requests to have personal data removed from our mailing lists should be sent, again via e-mail, to

Collection and use of technical information

This website does not use cookies apart from temporary "session" cookies which enable a visitor's web browser to remember which pages on the website have already been visited. Technical details in connection with visits to this website are logged for our statistical purposes. No information is collected that could be used by us to identify website visitors. The technical information will be used only by the The Irish Research Council, and only for statistical and other administrative purposes.

The following technical details are recorded:

the IP address of the visitor's web sever

the top-level domain name used

the previous website address from which the visitor reached us, including any search terms used

clickstream data which shows the traffic of visitors around this website

the type of web browser used by the website visitor

These technical details will not be used to attempt to identify visitors to the site and will not be disclosed to any third party (apart from our internet service provider, which records such data on our behalf and which is bound by confidentiality provisions in this regard) unless obliged to disclose such information by a rule of law.

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