Privacy Policy

This policy explains our data processing practices in line with GDPR compliance and your rights  regarding the ways in which your personal data is used.


The Irish Heart Foundation (IHF) (Charities Regulator Registered Number: 20008376 | Charity No: 5507) with registered Head Office at 17-19 Lower Rathmines Road, Dublin, D06 C780 is committed to compliance with the new GDPR coming into effect on May 25th 2018 in order to protect the rights of the Data Subject.

This document explains our data processing practices in line with GDPR compliance and your rights regarding the ways in which your personal data is used.



Under REGULATION (EU) 2016/679 OF THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT AND OF THE COUNCIL of 27 April 2016 on the protection of natural persons with regard to the processing of personal data and on the free movement of such data, and repealing Directive 95/46/EC (General Data Protection Regulation) you have the right to:

You can exercise these rights at any time by contacting us via email at or in writing at: The Data Protection Officer, Irish Heart Foundation, 17-19 Lower Rathmines Road, Dublin, D06 C780. There is no fee for this service and in line with GDPR we will respond to you within one calendar month of receipt of the request. You will be required to provide legal proof of your identify and address (for eg. passport or drivers license and utility bill).

You have the right to object to the processing of your data and the Irish Heart Foundation will respect that right but may need to continue to process your data where processing is necessary for the performance of a contract or for compliance with a legal obligation to which the IHF as data controller is subject.


Application of Policy:

Information you give us
The Irish Heart Foundation collects details provided by you for the purposes of Fundraising, Health Promotion and awareness campaigns, Information and training purposes, CPR training & accreditation and to support our public health lobbying initiatives.

Information we collect

How we use Cookies: This privacy notice tells you what to expect when the Irish Heart Foundation collects personal information. It applies to anonymous and profiling information we collect about:

– Visitors to our websites
– Users of web application systems such as the CPR for School Learning resource extranet

We collect this information in a way which does not identify anyone. We do not make any attempt to find out the identities of those visiting our websites. We will not associate any data gathered from this site with any personally identifying information from any source. If we do want to collect personally identifiable information through our website, we will be up front about this. We will make it clear when we collect personal information and will explain what we intend to do with it.

Use of your information and your preferences
We will use your contact details to communicate with you. We may use your information to send you news and latest updates about Irish Heart Foundation products, events and services in line with your contact preferences. We may contact you by post, email, telephone and SMS for these purposes as specified in your preferences on sign up.

Your information may be passed to and used by all Irish Heart Foundation departments in line with the purpose for which you agreed to receive information and may also be anonymised and used for statistical purposes. If you discover that we hold inaccurate information about you, you have the right to ask for incorrect, inaccurate or incomplete personal data to be corrected.




We are committed to ensuring that your information is secure. In order to prevent unauthorised access or disclosure, we have put in place suitable physical, electronic and managerial procedures to safeguard and secure the information we collect.

The information you provide to us is stored on secure servers. We use Stripe, Paypal and Realex to process payments which are PCI compliant. Where we have given you (or where you have chosen) a password which enables you to access certain parts of our site, you are responsible for keeping this password confidential. We ask you not to share your password with anyone.


Subject Access Requests:

You have the right to obtain access to the personal data held about you. You may make this request by post or electronically and we will respond by the same channel by which you have made the request. To make a Subject Access Request for your data please complete the request Form and we will respond to you within one calendar month. If this is your first request no fee is required. You will be asked to provide proof of your identify so that we can ensure we are providing data to the natural person making the request.

When making your application please ensure the following is included:

If you have any requests concerning your personal information or any queries with regard to our processing please contact us at