Privacy Policy – GIVE (Gambia Ireland Volunteers in Education)

1.0  Your Acceptance of Privacy Statement

By viewing, accessing and/or using our website  you (including, for the avoidance of doubt, any entity or person on whose behalf you are acting) agree to the GIVE privacy statement set out below.  Please read this privacy statement carefully.

GIVE reserves the right to modify this privacy statement at any time without notice to you.
If you do not agree with, or are uncomfortable with any aspect of this privacy statement, you should immediately discontinue use of our site and /or contact GIVE at the contact details below.
Each time you access, view and/or use our site you will be bound by the privacy statement in place at that time.  For this reason, you should review the privacy statement each time you access, view and/or use our site.

2.0 GIVE  Website

This statement relates to privacy practices in connection with the collection and dissemination of information collected through the GIVE site.

3.0 General Privacy Statement

GIVE fully respects your right to privacy and will not collect any personal information on our site without your clear permission. We do not require you to provide personal information. 
Personal information which you volunteer to GIVE will be treated in accordance with the Data Protection Acts 1988 and 2003 and as outlined in GIVE’s Data Protection policy, May, 2018.

4.0 Collection and Use of Personal Information by GIVE

GIVE does not collect any personal information on our site, apart from information which you volunteer, for example, by e-mailing us or by using the online enquiry form.

5.0 Use of Cookies

GIVE may use “cookies” or similar technologies to automatically collect information about your usage of GIVE’s site. Cookies are small, text-only files sent from a website and stored in a user's web browser while a user is browsing a website. We only use cookies to maintain session state and the use of cookies is fundamental to the operating of our site. Our use of cookies enables us to relate your use of our site to information that you have specifically and knowingly provided. We do not store personal information within the cookie.

If you have set your browser to warn you before accepting cookies, you may receive a warning message for each cookie. You may refuse cookies by turning them off in your browser. Each browser is different, so you will need to check your browser's "Help" menu to learn how to change your browser's cookie preferences. However you should be aware that our site, like most other websites, may not work well with "cookies disabled", and you may not be able to experience the full functionality of our site.

Technical details in connection with visits to our site are logged by our internet service provider for statistical purposes. Technical details, which we cannot associate with any identifiable individual, do not constitute "personal data" for the purposes of the Data Protection Acts 1988 and 2003.

Save as mentioned above, no information is collected by the use of cookies that could be used by us to identify website users.

6.0 Your Rights regarding Data supplied via GIVE Website
All volunteers who apply to participate as a volunteer on the GIVE programmes either first time or for a second or subsequent year shall complete a Volunteer Application Form in respect of that year. This form may be downloaded from GIVE’s website. This information shall be retained by GIVE for a period of up to seven years from the expiration of the volunteer’s participation as a volunteer on the GIVE programme.

Other information, which is not necessary to maintain this association with GIVE, shall be deleted from the volunteer’s file within twelve months of the end of their participation on the GIVE programme. Paper documents containing such information shall be shredded or otherwise destroyed.

Rights for individuals under the GDPR

Any data subject (individual) may apply in writing to the Data Protection Officer, Michael Griffin, requesting access to the information which GIVE may hold about them. The Data subject shall be provided with their data in accordance with such request within 21 days of receiving the request. Sensitive personal information held by GIVE will be disclosed to the subject only in writing. In exceptional circumstances and only when the Data Protection Officer is satisfied that he/she has verified the identity of a subject caller on the telephone may contact details (Name, Address, Telephone and email address) be disclosed to the subject over the telephone.

A data subject may request the Data Protection Officer, Mr. Michael Griffin, to have inaccuracies corrected in their data. Where the request is for the deletion of a record rather than the correction of an inaccuracy the Data Protection Officer shall consult with the members of GIVE management team. In cases where the Data Protection Officer is satisfied that the purpose for which such record was first obtained no longer exists the record shall be deleted.

A data subject may object to having their data processed for direct-marketing purposes and the subject’s wishes in this respect shall be upheld by GIVE.
Breach of Data

As soon as a data subject or a member of GIVE Management team or Board of Directors becomes aware that there may have been a breach of an individual’s personal data they shall immediately report it to the Data Protection Officer Mr. Michael Griffin.  The Data Protection Officer shall report the breach to the Data Protection Commissioner (DPC) within 72 hours. Such a breach may be accidental or it may be deliberate and corrective action shall be taken immediately by the Data Protection Officer to restore the security of the data. Where such breach can bring harm to an individual – such as identity theft or breach of confidentiality – the Data Protection Officer shall also report it to the individual (s) concerned.

To exercise any of these rights, please write to GIVE at:

GIVE, Gambia Ireland Volunteers in Education, c/o Club na Múinteoirí, 36, Parnell Square, Dublin 1

Or e-mail us at
In order for GIVE to process such requests you should include with any such request any personal identifiers which you supplied earlier via our site (e.g. name; address; phone number; e-mail address) or otherwise. Where possible and in accordance with the Data Protection Acts 1988 and 2003, your request will be processed within not more than 21 days of receipt of request

We reserve the right to request you to provide additional information in order to verify your identity. 

7.0 General

If any part of this Privacy Statement is found to be invalid or unenforceable, the validity or enforceability of the remainder will not be affected.

8.0  Governing Law and Jurisdiction

This privacy statement and all issues regarding our site are governed by Irish law and are subject to the exclusive jurisdiction of the Irish courts.

9.0 Contacting GIVE
If you have any questions or complaints about this privacy statement, our practices relating to our site or your dealing with our site, please contact: