Privacy Policy | Depaulcharity

Privacy Policy | Depaulcharity

Depaul helps people who are homeless or at risk of homelessness.

Privacy Policy

Depaul are committed to making sure that your privacy is protected.

Information you should know about us:

We are Depaul Ireland, part of the Depaul International Group of homelessness charities.
Depaul in Ireland operates as one cross-border organisation in the Republic of Ireland and
Northern Ireland but is two separately registered charities in each jurisdiction.
Our current Registered Office in the Republic of Ireland is: Depaul, Holy Cross College,
Clonliffe Road, Dublin 3

  • Our ROI Charities Regulatory Authority Number is: 20048938
  • Our ROI CHY Charities Registration Number is: 14753
  • Our ROI Company Registration Number is: 357 828

Our current Registered Office in Northern Ireland is: Depaul, 449 Antrim Road, Belfast BT15 3BJ

  • Our NI Charity Commission Number is: 102995
  • Our NI Charity Registration Number is: XR87991
  • Our NI Company Registration Number is: N1054106

Collecting Data on our Website

We collect certain information about you when you use the Depaul Ireland website with the url :

This website uses cookies. These are small data text files sent from websites which are then stored on users’ computers, tablets and phones when accessing the site.
They can be stored for varying lengths of time from the length of a browsing session to years.

Cookies are stored in your browser and your browser will allow you to disable storing them.

Here are links to details of how to manage cookies in various common browsers.

Managing cookies in Chrome.
Managing cookies in Firefox.
Managing cookies in Safari OSX.
Managing cookies in Internet Explorer.
Managing cookies in iOS.

We use Google Analytics cookies to give us information about how you use our website.
This data includes:
Your IP address and details of the version of web browser you used to visit our website.
Information on how you use our website to help us improve it.

Google Analytics allows us to find out the number of visitors to the various parts of the site.
The information is processed in a way that does not identify anyone.
No attempt is made through Google Analytics to find out the identities of people visiting the

Links to other websites

The Depaul Ireland website contains links to and from other websites.
This Privacy Policy Statement only applies to this website, and does not cover any otherwebsites that we link to.

Where website data is stored
We store your data from web forms and enquiry pages on secure servers based in the UK. This data is deleted regularly. No donation data is ever stored on our website.

Collecting data from donations.

We also collect data that is voluntarily submitted by individuals who make a donation through one of the following ways:

  • Through our website
  • In response to a fundraising appeal in print
  • In response to a Face-to-Face Fundraising Campaign
  • In response to a DRTV Ad on television
  • As part of a fundraising event

Type of information we collect

The type of information we collect may include personal data which identifies you or can be used to identify or contact you. This includes name, postal or email address, telephone number and other contact information you provide on our online, print or regular giving forms. Such information is only collected from you if you voluntarily submit it to us via these methods.

If you make a donation on our website you will be asked to provide your credit/debit card number, we do not receive these details, they are encrypted using Secure Sockets Layer ("SSL Software") and are transmitted directly to our payment provider WorldNet (Donations).

For once-off donations that come to us in a printed format: All donations are receipted by two individuals and cash or cheques stored in a secure safe until they are banked through our finance department. Donor data is stored on our CRM system and copies of donation form data stored in line with our organisational data retention policy.

Any credit card information submitted on printed forms are destroyed immediately after the donation is processed.

If you set up a direct debit donation we will require your BIC and IBAN numbers. These are stored on our secure CRM system and are necessary for processing donations on a monthly basis with the bank. This information is only available to the Fundraising and Communications team as well as the Finance department.

When using external (3 rd party) companies for fundraising campaigns such as face to face or telecommunications) information is shared from the company to us via a secure FTP and files are password protected. These companies are PCI compliant.

How we use the information you provide

The information you provide, including your marketing preferences, will be processed on our Customer Relationship Management (CRM) system.

The information you provide will be used solely for the purpose for which you provided it. We process personal data you provide to us for the following purposes:

  • for processing your online donation;
  • for registering your interest in and communicating with you about;
    • our services and our work with homeless people
    • our fundraising events and activities
    • our volunteer opportunities
    • any upcoming events and publication launches
  • for registering your subscription to a mailing list(s) and E-eNewsletter(s);
  • for conducting research and analysis to monitor the performance of our campaigns, appeals and events.

Your rights
You can find out what information we hold about you and ask us not to use any of the information we collect.

Your consent
By submitting your information you consent to the use of that information as set out in this Privacy Policy Statement.

If we change our Privacy Policy Statement, we will post the changes on this page.

Continued use of this website will signify that you agree to any such changes.

Disclosure of information to third parties

We will not trade your personal details with third parties.

The information received from you may be disclosed to a third party (WorldNet etc.), to allow us to process your donation or purchase and/or provide you with the service you have signed up for. A data processing agreement is in place with third party providers used. All systems are PCI compliant


Once we receive your personal data we take all reasonable technical and organisational measures to protect personal data from loss, misuse, alteration or destruction and to prevent any unauthorised or unlawful disclosure or processing.

Right of access to and updating or deleting your personal data

You can inform us at any time of any changes in your personal data and we will update your personal data accordingly. To find out what personal data we hold on you, to receive a copy of this data, or to have your personal data updated,amended, or deleted, please write to us using the contact details below.

Contact Us

Please contact us if you have any questions regarding this privacy statement or your personal data using the information below:
Telephone: + 353 (0)1 453 7111
Data Protection Officer
Holy Cross College
Clonliffe Road
Dublin 3
D03 P2E7

This Privacy Statement was last updated in May 2018 and will be the subject of change, please check our website frequently to see recent changes.

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