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 Website of One in Four Ireland

This statement relates to our privacy practices in connection with this website. We are not responsible for the content or privacy practices of other websites. Any external links to other websites are clearly identifiable as such. Some technical terms used in this statement are explained at the end of this page.

One in Four is committed to safeguarding your privacy on line. In addition to this, One in Four also has registered with the Data Protection Commissioner who is also responsible for protecting your personal information. 

Please take your time to read the following statement to understand how your personal information will be treated.

If you have any questions whatsoever regarding our privacy statement, please contact us at [email protected]

General statement

One in Four respects your right to privacy, and will not collect any personal information about you on this website without your clear permission. Any personal information which you volunteer will be treated with the highest standards of security and confidentiality, strictly in accordance with the Data Protection Acts, 1988 & 2003.

Gathering and use of personal information

Permitted Submission Of The User

One in Four does not collect personally identifying information about any individual web site user except when knowingly provided by such individual. For example, we ask you for information when you wish to access the support space,to register interest in receiving a newsletter, wish to donate or purchase something or when you make the decision to post in some of the message boards. Any information which you provide in this way is not made available to any third parties, and is used by One in Four only in line with the purpose for which you provided it. Your personal data may also be anonymised and used for statistical purposes.

In many instances you will have the option not to provide the information we request or to remain anonymous (e.g. using an anonymous name and email address as in the case of the message boards). If you are still concerned about this you can choose not to provide this information and you will still be able to visit almost all of this website.

Your Rights (Under The Data Protection Acts, 1988 & 2003)

Right of Access

You have a right to be given a copy of your personal data which you may have supplied via this website. To exercise this right, you must write to One in Four at the address below, or e-mail at [email protected] You should include any personal  identifiers which you supplied earlier via the website (e.g. Name; address; phone number; e-mail address). Your request will be dealt with as soon as possible and will take not more than 40 days to process.

Right of rectification or erasure

You also have a right to have inaccurate information corrected. If you discover that this office does hold inaccurate information about you, you have a right to instruct One in Four to correct that information. Such an instruction must be in writing or via e-mail. A request will be dealt with as soon as possible and will take not more than 40 days to process.

In certain circumstance you may also request that data which you have supplied via the website be deleted.

Right to have your name removed from a email/mailing list

If you have subscribed to our newsletter or agreed to be kept informed of the work we are doing it is likely you will be placed on our email/snail mail list. At any time you have the right to have your details removed from the database where it is held. You can exercise this right simply by writing to or emailing us. One in Four's obligation under the Data Protection Act is to write back to you within 40 days confirming that we have dealt with your request.

Complaints about data processed via the website.

If you are concerned about how personal data are processed via this website, please do not hesitate to bring such concerns to the attention of us or the Data Protection Commissioner at the contact details below.

Collection and use of technical information

This website uses cookies.

Message board cookies

The message boards available on this website uses cookies to store the following information: the last time you logged in, your Username and your Encrypted Password. These cookies are stored on your hard drive. Cookies are not used to track your movement or perform any function other than to enhance your use of these forums. If you have not enabled cookies in your browser, many of these time-saving features will not work properly. Also, you need to have cookies enabled if you want to enter a private forum or post a topic/reply.

You may delete all cookies set by these forums in selecting the "logout" button at the top of any page.

Temporary "session" cookies

These enable a visitor’s web browser to remember which pages on this website have already been visited.

For statistical purposes

One in Four also uses cookies for the purpose of site statistics. We use this data on an anonymous basis and we do not correlate this information with personal data of any user.

Visitors can use most of this website with no loss of functionality if cookies are disabled from the web browser. You can also usually change your browser settings to display a warning before accepting a cookie, or to refuse all cookies.

Technical details in connection with visits to this website are logged by our internet service provider for our statistical purposes. No information is collected that could be used by us to identify website visitors. The technical details logged are confined to the following items:

the IP address of the visitor’s web server

the top-level domain name used (for example .ie, .com, .org, .net)

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 web site (for example pages accessed and documents downloaded)

the type of web browser used by the website visitor and geographical location (country)

One in Four will make no attempt to identify individual visitors, or to associate the technical details listed above with any individual. It is the policy of One in Four never to disclose such technical information in respect of individual website visitors 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. The technical information will be used only by One in Four, and only for statistical and other administrative purposes. You should note that technical details, which we cannot associate with any identifiable individual, do not constitute "personal data" for the purposes of the Data Protection Acts, 1988 & 2003.

Individual personal privacy

We also ask that users of the message boards in particular respect other individuals personal privacy. More details of your privacy rights with regard to the message board forums can be found on the the Registration Page of the forums and the Conditions of Use. The Conditions of Use  include ways in which you can get in touch with One in Four should someone fail to respect your individual personal privacy


One in Four takes its security responsibilities seriously, employing physical and technical measures, including staff training and awareness. We take review these measures accordingly.

Accurate, complete and up to data.

One in Four seeks to hold only accurate, complete and up to data and you are welcome to update your details and we encourage you to do so.

Adequate, relevant, not excessive

We review all data supplied/obtained and we delete that which is no longer necessary


We endeavor to ensure we hold data no longer than necessary.

For more information or should you wish to make a complaint please contact us and/or the Data Protection Commissioner

One in Four

The Data Controller

One in Four

2 Holles Street

Dublin 2


Data Protection Commissioner

Up to date information and a comprehensive list of your data privacy rights can be obtained from the Data Protection Commissioner

Glossary of technical terms used

web browser - The piece of software you use to read web pages. Examples are Microsoft Internet Explorer, Netscape Navigator and Opera.

IP address - The identifying details for your computer (or your internet company’s computer), expressed in "internet protocol" code (for example Every computer connected to the web has a unique IP address, although the address may not be the same every time a connection is made.

cookies - Small pieces of information, stored in simple text files, placed on your computer by a web site. Cookies can be read by the web site on your subsequent visits. The information stored in a cookie may relate to your browsing habits on the web page, or a unique identification number so that the web site can "remember" you on your return visit. Generally speaking, cookies do not contain personal information from which you can be identified, unless you have furnished such information to the web site.


Contact information

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