Policies

Child Protection Policy

NUI Galway is fully committed to safeguarding the well-being of all the children and young people with whom we work.

Our policy on Child Protection is in accordance with Children First - National Guidelines for the Protection and Welfare of Children - 1999 which was published by the Department of Health and Children. NUI Galway is committed to promoting the rights of the child including the participation of children and young people in matters that affect them.

Child Protection Policy

Privacy Statement for the Youth Academy, NUI Galway:

The Youth Academy at NUI Galway fully respects your privacy and takes every appropriate measure to secure the privacy of any information shared with the Youth Academy.

The Youth Academy is the Data Controller of your personal data unless otherwise stated. The Youth Academy acknowledges that such processing of Personal Data and Special Categories of Personal Data must meet the requirements of applicable Irish and European data protection legislation. Data Protection is the safeguarding of the privacy rights of individuals in relation to the processing of Personal and Special Categories of Personal Data. The Act, the Irish Data Protection Bill 2018 and the General Data Protection Regulation 2016 confer rights on individuals as well as responsibilities on persons and organisations processing personal data.

User Volunteered Information:

The Youth Academy does not collect any personal information on this Web site without your permission.

All information volunteered within online forms is treated as confidential in accordance with applicable Irish data protection legislation and with the General Data Protection Regulation 2016. Personal information requested by online forms shall be used for the purpose set out on the online form.

Personal information collected by the Youth Academy:

The Youth Academy may collect the following (but not limited to) information:

Parent/Guardian

Children

The University also processes personal information through CCTV systems that monitor and collect visual images for the purposes of research, security and the prevention and detection of crime.

What do we use your data for, and for how long:

Parent/Guardians

Data is used to:

Children

Data is used to:

We will not retain your data for longer than is necessary to fulfil the purpose for which it is being processed. We also consider the periods for which we might need to retain personal data in order to deal with queries and complaints. The University retains limited Youth Academy participation data to monitor the success of the programme over time by assessing if the University is meeting engagement, outreach and recruitment objectives. When we no longer need your personal data, we will securely delete or destroy it.

Automatically Obtained Information

Cookies may be used by this Web site to collect non-personal information about how visitors use our Web site.

Cookies may also be used to remember your display preferences (e.g. preferred text size) the next time you visit. We use cookies as part of Google Analytics, a Web analytics service that enables us to track how visitors use our Web site. Google Analytics uses first party cookies. You may refuse the use of cookies by selecting the appropriate settings on your browser.Temporary session cookies may also be used in some areas to enable specific functionality. Session cookies are deleted once you leave the Web site. Non-session cookies exist on your computer for 30 days after you have visited but they contain no private or sensitive data (e.g. the cookie that preserves your text magnification is called "fontsize" and only contains the number 1, 2, 3, 4 or 5 depending on the magnification you last selected).Some browser header information is automatically stored by the system to generate Web site usage statistics. IP addresses are read by the Web site to identify users located on the NUI Galway campus in order to offer them internal functionality. Any other technical information automatically obtained by the system is clearly visible when filling out online forms - e.g. the 'Browser and Operating System' information in the 'Report an Email Problem' form.The National University of Ireland Galway does not use malware, spyware, or adware in any form or fashion.

Security:

NUI Galway uses every appropriate physical and technical security measure to prevent unauthorised access, alteration or destruction of data. These measures are reviewed regularly.

Information Disclosure:

The Youth Academy at NUI Galway will not disclose any personal information obtained from its Web site to any third party unless it is in accordance with University Policy and applicable law.

Contact Information:

Any queries regarding privacy and this Website can be directed to youthacademy@nuigalway.ie

Your rights:

You have a right to access your personal information, to object to the processing of your personal information, to rectify, to erase, to restrict and to port your personal information.

For further information please visit:

(1) http://gdprandyou.ie/

(2) https://www.dataprotection.ie/docs/Home/4.htm

Any requests or objections should be made in writing to the University Data Protection Officer:

The Data Protection Officer,

NUI Galway,

Room A129,

The Quadrangle,

NUI Galway,

University Road,

Galway

Email: dataprotection@nuigalway.ie


How to make a complaint:

If you are unhappy with the way in which your personal data has been processed, you may in the first instance contact the University Data Protection Officer using the contact details above.

If you remain dissatisfied, then you have the right to apply directly to the Data Protection Commissioner for a decision. She can be contacted at: -
Telephone +353 57 8684800+353 (0)761 104 800

Lo Call Number 1890 252 231

Fax +353 57 868 4757

E-mail info@dataprotection.ie

Postal Address Data Protection Commissioner

Canal House

Station Road

Portarlington

R32 AP23

Co. Laois