Data Privacy Notice

  1. Your personal data – what is it?


Personal data relates to a living individual who can be identified from that data.  Identification can be by the information alone or in conjunction with any other information in the data controller’s possession or likely to come into such possession. The processing of personal data is governed by the General Data Protection Regulation (the “GDPR”).



  1. Who are we?


The Sisters of Our Lady of Apostles is the data controller (contact details below).  The data controller decides how your personal data is processed and for what purposes.


  1. How do we process your personal data?


The Sisters of Our Lady of Apostles complies with its obligations under the “GDPR” by keeping personal data up to date; by storing and destroying it securely; by not collecting or retaining excessive amounts of data; by protecting personal data from loss, misuse, unauthorised access and disclosure and by ensuring that appropriate technical measures are in place to protect personal data.


We use your personal data for the following purposes: –

  • To inform you of news, events, activities and services offered by OLA
  • Information collected when you donate: When you make a contribution, any credit card information provided is only used to immediately process your donation. We do not retain your credit card information once the donation is processed online. Also, minors (individuals under the age of 18) are prohibited.


  1. What is the legal basis for processing your personal data?


Explicit consent of the data subject so that we can keep you informed about news, events, activities and services and keep you informed about OLA news and events.


  1. Sharing your personal data

Your personal data will be treated as strictly confidential.

  1. Use of cookies and protecting your privacy


 We do make use of cookies to personalize and customize your interaction with this site and to provide you with the best possible online experience. A cookie is a tiny text file that is placed on your hard drive when you voluntarily register with the site or voluntarily take part in one of our online polls. These text files do not contain any personal information and cannot be used by this site or anyone else to obtain any information that you do not voluntarily provide.

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  1. Links to other sites

Our site may contain links to other Web sites and servers. We are not responsible for the content or privacy practices of linked Web sites; nor should a link from this site be construed as an endorsement of that site’s content, services or practices.

  1. Your rights and your personal data


Unless subject to an exemption under the GDPR, you have the following rights with respect to your personal data: –

  • The right to request a copy of your personal data which the Sisters of Our Lady of Apostles holds about you;
  • The right to request that the Sisters of Our Lady of Apostles corrects any personal data if it is found to be inaccurate or out of date;
  • The right to request your personal data is erased where it is no longer necessary for the Sisters of Our Lady of Apostles to retain such data;
  • The right to withdraw your consent to the processing at any time
  • The right to request that the data controller provide the data subject with his/her personal data and where possible, to transmit that data directly to another data controller, (known as the right to data portability), (where applicable) [Only applies where the processing is based on consent or is necessary for the performance of a contract with the data subject and in either case the data controller processes the data by automated means].
  • The right, where there is a dispute in relation to the accuracy or processing of your personal data, to request a restriction is placed on further processing;
  • The right to object to the processing of personal data, (where applicable) [Only applies where processing is based on legitimate interests (or the performance of a task in the public interest/exercise of official authority); direct marketing and processing for the purposes of scientific/historical research and statistics]
  • The right to lodge a complaint with the Information Commissioners Office.


  1. Further processing


If we wish to use your personal data for a new purpose, not covered by this Data Protection Notice, then we will provide you with a new notice explaining this new use prior to commencing the processing and setting out the relevant purposes and processing conditions. Where and whenever necessary, we will seek your prior consent to the new processing.


  1. Contact Details


To exercise all relevant rights, queries or complaints please in the first instance contact:


Provincialate Office
Ardfoyle Convent
Cork City