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Privacy Policy

If you contact our information line team, we will not process your personal information other than for the purposes of providing you with information.  We collect information about the types of calls we receive which are used to generate anonymised statistical information only. We may refer callers to our information line, to other agencies and at that point, may share your personal data with these.  This will be made clear to you at the time and will be done with your consent. AsIAm does not sell, rent, give away, or share its email addresses or other personal contact information with outside sources. AsIAm also does not send mailings on behalf of other organisations.Should any material changes be made to the ways in which we use personally identifiable information, AsIAm will take reasonable measures to obtain written or email consent from you. We will also post the changes to our use of personally identifiable information on our website at least 30 days prior to a change.

How do we protect your personal data?

Personally identifiable information is stored on our server and is not publicly accessible. Further, personally identifiable information is only accessed by AsIAm personnel on a “need to know” basis.To prevent unauthorised access, maintain data accuracy, and ensure the correct use of information, we have put in place appropriate physical, electronic, and managerial procedures to safeguard and secure the information we collect online.Additionally, sensitive data, such as credit card numbers, are encrypted using SSL and immediately transferred to the PSII1 compliant financial processor (Realex) so that they are not saved on our servers. We follow best practice industry standard measures, to provide an additional level of security.

Consent & Opt-Outs

If you have registered to receive communications from us and later change your mind, you may contact us to have your name and contact information removed from our distribution lists. You can send an email to

Corrections & Updates

If you would like to verify the data we have received from you, or make corrections to it, you may contact us directly at the email and postal addresses provided above.

What anonymous information does AsIAm collect?

Anonymous information is collected for every donor and visitor to this site. This includes pages viewed, date and time, and browser type.IP numbers are not stored but are temporarily used to determine domain type and, in some cases, geographic region.

What automatic information does AsIAm collect?
When you visit our website, our servers make a log of basic information corresponding to the sites and pages you have visited.This information is stored primarily to track the effectiveness of our website and individual sections and pages within them.


This website contains links to other websites.Please note that when you click on one of these links, you are entering another site. We encourage you to read the privacy statements of these linked websites as their privacy policy may differ from ours

Right of Access

You have the right to ask for a copy of the information we hold about you and to have any inaccuracies in your personal details corrected. You can also request that we remove your records from our database or provide you with a copy of the information we hold about you. You can also ask us to stop using your data for a specific purpose.We will aim to acknowledge receipt of all such requests within three working days and fully respond within four weeks. You can exercise any or all of these rights by emailing or writing to our Website Team.

What if I am under 18 years of age?

If you are aged 18 or under, please ask your parent or guardian for their permission to provide us with your contact information.

AsIAm respects your privacy rights and complies with our obligations under the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).

To better protect your privacy, we outline our practices here and the choices you can make about the way your information is collected and used by AsIAm.

The information below explains our policy regarding your privacy, both online and offline. By visiting, or sharing personal information with AsIAm, you are accepting the practices described in this Privacy Policy.

Our website ( is maintained by AsIAm.

The processing of your personal information is carried out by or on behalf of AsIAm, who is ‘controller’ of the information as outlined below. AsIam is a registered charity in Ireland (CHY21201).

Email for more information.This website contains external links to other websites and AsIAm is not held responsible for the privacy policies of these other websites.

What personally identifiable information is collected by AsIAm?

When you visit our website, or make a donation online or offline, you may provide us with personal information (such as name, address, email address, telephone numbers and/or credit/debit card information) that you knowingly choose to disclose, which is collected on an individual basis for various purposes. This data includes:

Identity Data (name, date of birth)

Contact Data
(email address, postal address, email address)

Financial Data
(bank statement credit cards)

Transaction Data
(including details of your donations or purchases)

Technical Data (IP address)

Marketing Data
(your preferences for receiving communication)

Feedback on events

Health Data:
 (medical records or assessment for ID card, confirmation of own diagnosis when registering for event or entering survey, assistive technology needs when attending event)

Social Media Data
: (usernames on X, Facebook, Instagram. Analytics of social media engagement. Images or videos from social media.)

Training Data:
Location of Business, Staff Details, Internal Processes, Details of Pupils (if applicable)

Administrative Data:
contact information, tax identifiers, bank details, legal claims, data associated with accounts receivable or accounts payable

Direct marketing/fundraising:
Contact information, bank details, health data, images, personal stories, video or audio footage, donor and volunteer preferences

Recruitment Data:
Application form, references, Garda Vetting, CVs: if interview is conducted online, face/voice and IP address are processed

Wellbeing, Safety and Security Data:
Occupational health, access needs, safeguarding information

Website Management Data:
Google Analytics data including IP addresses as outlined in our Cookie Policy.

These purposes include registering to receive email newsletters, requesting further information from us about projects and services, donating to us, ordering literature, making requests, submitting a form on our website, or simply asking a question.

We receive and store any information you enter on our website or give us in any other way, whether it is online or offline.

We ask for personal information so that we can fulfill your request and return your message.

This information is retained and used in accordance with existing laws, rules, regulations, and other policies.

AsIAm does not collect personal information from you unless you provide it to us.

If you choose not to provide any of that information, we may not be able to fulfill your request or complete your order, but you will still be free to browse the other sections of

This means that you can visit our site without telling us who you are or revealing any personally identifiable information about yourself.

How do we use the information we collect?

When you supply information about yourself for a specific purpose, we use the information for only that purpose (such as to provide the service or information you have requested).

For example, you may be asked to give us individual information to receive information, to donate, to request a School Speaker, or to apply for a job with AsIAm.

Similarly, we use information you provide about yourself or someone else when placing a merchandise order only to provide tax compliant receipts, ship the merchandise and to confirm delivery.

We do not share this information with outside parties except to the extent necessary to complete that order.

You can register with our website if you would like to receive updates on our new projects and services or on our merchandise. Information you submit on our website or over the phone will not be used for this purpose unless you ‘opt-in’ specifically.

We use return email addresses to answer the email we receive, to receipt any transactions, or if follow-up for that specific function is required. Such addresses are carefully guarded by AsIAm for their specific purpose and are not shared with outside parties.