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Privacy Statement in reference to our website

Arts for Health, West Cork is managed by West Cork Arts Centre. West Cork Arts Centre is committed to protecting the privacy of users of this website. We are aware that as a user of this website you care about the security and privacy of your information. Any personal information that you volunteer to West Cork Arts Centre will be treated with the highest standards of security and confidentiality, strictly in accordance with Irish Law and in particular with the Data Protection Act, 1988, as amended by the Data Protection (Amendment) Act, 2003.

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Personal Information

West Cork Arts Centre does not collect any personal data about you on this website, apart from information which you volunteer, for example by registering your e-mail address with us. In order to use this site most effectively and receive our email newsletter, you will be asked for information. We will require, amongst other things your name, email address and country of residence. Any information which you provide in this way is not made available to any third parties, and is used by West Cork Arts Centre only in line with the purpose for which you provided it unless we receive your prior authorisation and/or we are required to do so by law. This information will not be disclosed to anyone outside of the West Cork Arts Centre. It will be treated in accordance with the legal provisions under Irish Law concerning data protection. You have the right as an individual to find out what information we hold about you and make corrections, if necessary. You also have the right to ask us to not use the information. We will make all practical efforts to respect your wishes. We will take reasonable precautions to prevent the loss, misuse or alteration of information you give us. Agents or contractors of West Cork Arts Centre who have access to information you give us in the course of providing services are required to keep that information confidential and are not permitted to use it for any purpose other than to carry out the services which they are performing for us.

If you have any specific questions that are not covered in the FAQ section please mail your enquiry to the West Cork Arts Centre, Skibbereen, Co.Cork, or by email

Privacy Policy FAQs

What are the benefits to me of the West Cork Arts Centre collecting my information? Collecting this information will help the West Cork Arts Centre to achieve the following:

1. To make the site easier for you to use by not having to enter information more than once.

2. Help us to provide information faster.

3. To help us create content more relevant to you.

4. To help you quickly find services or information available from the West Cork Arts Centre.

5. Using information to make improvements to the site.

6. Assessing general trends within the website and its use.

7. To alert you to special offers, updated information and other new services that the West Cork

Arts Centre considers to be of interest to you. Where you have given us your permission we might authorise other companies to contact you directly.

What information might be collected by the West Cork Arts Centre website?

We intend to give you as much control as possible over your personal information. In general, you can visit our website without telling us who you are or revealing any information about yourself. There are times, however, when we may need information from you, such as your name and address. It is our intent to let you know before we collect information from you on the Internet. If you choose to give the West Cork Arts Centre personal information via the internet that we may need — to correspond with you, process an order or provide you with a subscription, for example — it is our intent to let you know how we will use such information. If you tell us that you do not wish to have this information used as a basis for further contact with you, we will respect your wishes.

How will the West Cork Arts Centre collect and store this information?

The site can collect information about you in a number of ways; either directly requesting it from you or by automatically recording information about your visit to this site. For example we might collect data regarding your journey through the site or record the options that you have chosen to take. Information is stored in a secure environment protected by a combination of physical and technical measures. There is no general public access to this information.

Where will your personal information be stored?

Our website uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google. Google Analytics uses 'cookies', which are text files placed on your computer, to help the website analyze how users use the site. The information generated by the cookie about your use of the website (including your IP address) will be transmitted to and stored by Google on servers in the United States. Google will use this information for the purpose of evaluating your use of the website, compiling reports on website activity for website operators and providing other services relating to website activity and internet usage.  Google may also transfer this information to third parties where required to do so by law, or where such third parties process the information on Google's behalf. Google will not associate your IP address with any other data held by Google.  You may refuse the use of cookies by selecting the appropriate settings on your browser, however please note that if you do this you may not be able to use the full functionality of this website.

By using this website, you consent to the processing of data about you by Google in the manner and for the purposes set out above. You accept that any information or message you send to the site may be intercepted or read by others. You hereby acknowledge and accept that we have no responsibility and shall accept no liability whatsoever for loss, injury or damage occasioned by the interception by third parties of your transmissions, or the disclosure of information, nor do we offer any guarantees, warranties or indemnities as to the security or otherwise of any information which you give us.

For how long will the West Cork Arts Centre store this information?

West Cork Arts Centre will store this information in a secure and protected environment for as long as we believe it will better help us to understand how we can serve you, and respect your wishes. In addition legislation might oblige us to store this information for a certain period of time. To understand how you can amend, or update information stored about you then please refer to the appropriate question in this section.

Why does the West Cork Arts Centre collect this information?

We need this information to help us improve our services to you; we want to make it easier to tailor our services to your particular needs.

Who does this policy apply to?

This policy applies to websites designed for the use of individual consumers; it does not apply to corporate visitors.

West Cork Arts Centre’s commitment to children's privacy

Protecting the privacy of children is important. For that reason, we never collect or maintain information at our website from those we actually know are under 13 without first obtaining verifiable parental consent, and we will not condition participation on a child providing more personally identifiable information than is necessary to participate in the activity. Upon request, parents may review their child's information or request it may be deleted.

What are cookies?

There is a technology called "cookies" which can be used to provide you with tailored information from a website. A cookie is an element of data, a file which is nothing but a line of text, that a website can send to your browser, which may then store it on your system. Some West Cork Arts Centre’s pages use cookies so that we can better serve you when you return to our site. For example a cookie might help you to avoid having to re-enter data you have given us before. You can set your browser to notify you when you receive a cookie, giving you the chance to decide whether or not to accept it.

How to delete cookies

You can easily delete any cookies that have been installed in the cookie folder of your browser. For example, if you are using Microsoft Windows Explorer:

 Open 'Windows Explorer'

 Click on the 'Search' button on the tool bar

 Type ‘cookie’ into the search box for 'Folders and Files'

 Select 'My Computer' in the 'Look In' box

 Click 'Search Now'

 Double click on the folders that are found

 'Select' any cookie file

 Hit the 'Delete' button on your keyboard

If you are not using Microsoft Windows Explorer, then you should select ‘cookies’ in the ‘Help’ function for information on where to find your cookie folder. Disabling and enabling cookies You have the ability to accept or decline cookies by modifying the settings in your browser. However, you may not be able to use all the interactive features of our site if cookies are disabled.

How do I correct information about myself?

You have the option of cancelling your membership of the service. In other cases where you need to correct personal information you have submitted previously to the West Cork Arts Centre site please follow the instructions provided.

What about internet and site security?

The Internet is not a secure system and you should always be cautious about the information you disclose whilst online. Personal information is stored in secure operating environments that are not available to the public. In some cases, such as the transmission of credit card numbers, the personal information is encrypted before you conduct your transaction, using appropriate secure technology.

What about links to third party websites?

The website contains links to other sites not controlled or operated by West Cork Arts Centre. This privacy policy does not address, and we are not responsible for, the privacy, information or other practices of any third parties, including any third party operating any website to which this website contains a link. The inclusion of a link on the website does not imply endorsement of the linked website by us

Additionally, we may provide you with access to third-party functionality that permits you to post content to your social media account(s). Please note that any information that you provide through use of this functionality is governed by the applicable third party’s privacy policy, and not by this privacy policy, and we do not accept any responsibility or liability for these policies. Please check these policies before you submit any personal data to these websites.

What about submitting complaints about data processed via the website?

If you are concerned about how personal data is processed via this website or if you have given us information about yourself and would like copies of that information, or you would like us to correct any factual inaccuracies in that information, or if you would like that information deleted from our records, then please contact the editor at We will use reasonable efforts to supply, correct or delete information about you on our files.

Will there be a review of this policy?

Note that this Privacy Policy will be the subject of change and the use of information that we gather shall be subject to the privacy notice in effect from time to time. It shall be your responsibility to check our website frequently to see recent changes. If you choose to visit this site and use this site, your visit and use and any dispute arising there from in respect of privacy, is subject to this Privacy Policy and our Terms and Conditions of Use including the limitations and the exclusions expressed and included therein.

Glossary of technical terms used

Web browser: The piece of software you use to read web pages. Examples are Google Chrome, Microsoft Internet Explorer, Firefox, Safari and Opera.

IP address: The identifying details for your computer, or your internet company’s computer, expressed in "internet protocol" code. 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.

How do I contact you?

If you have any questions or comments about our privacy practices, you can contact us at: West Cork Arts Centre, Uillinn, Skibbereen, Co.Cork or via email