This website is maintained by Bartra. Bartra fully respects your right to  privacy. Any personal data you volunteer will be used for the purpose for  which you supply it and will be treated with the highest standards of security  and confidentiality, strictly in accordance with the Data Protection Acts and  applicable EU directives. It will only be shared, if necessary, in accordance  with law and where you have given consent. This statement relates to our  privacy practices in connection with this website. Some technical terms used  in this statement are explained at the end of this page. 

Data Protection Acts 

The Data Protection Acts 1988 and 2003 are designed to protect people’s  privacy. They give effect to the Council of Europe Data Protection Convention.  The Acts confer rights on individuals in relation to the privacy of their  personal data as well as responsibilities on those persons holding and  processing such data. 

What is “personal data”? 

Personal data means data relating to a person who is or can be identified  either from the data itself or in conjunction with other information that is in,  or is likely to come into, the possession of Bartra. It covers any information  that relates to an identifiable, living individual. This data can be held on  computers or in manual files. 

Data Controller

A “data controller” means a person who, either alone or with others, controls  the contents and use of personal data. The Data Controller for Bartra. The area  nominated to carry out the functions of the Data Controller in Bartra is the  Legal Department. 

Bartra Longphort House, Earlsfort Centre, Dublin 2, Ireland Tel: +353 1 244 0644 

Bartra’s Obligations 

Bartra’s obligations under the Data Protection Acts are that: • Data must be obtained and processed fairly. 

• Data must be accurate, complete and where necessary, kept up to date. 

• Data must have been obtained only for one or more specified, explicit  and legitimate purpose. 

• Data must not be further processed in a manner incompatible with that  purpose. 

• Data must be adequate, relevant and not excessive in relation to the  purpose for which they were collected or are further processed. 

• Data must not be kept for longer than is necessary for that purpose. 

• Appropriate security measures must be taken against unauthorised  access to, or unauthorised alteration, disclosure or destruction of the  data, in particular where the processing involves the transmission of  data over a network, and against all other unlawful forms of processing.  Bartra employs the most appropriate physical and technical measures,  including staff training and awareness and these are reviewed  regularly. 

• We owe a duty of care to the data subjects concerned, i.e. we must take  care not to cause any of our customers damage or distress by, for  example, maintaining inaccurate information on our files, or disclosing  personal data to someone who is not entitled to this data.

Bartra takes its obligations very seriously and adopts the strongest line in  relation to the misuse of customer information by any of its staff. Any breach  of trust with regard to the confidentiality of information is treated as serious  misconduct under the Disciplinary Code and can lead to sanctions up to and  including dismissal. 

Collection and use of personal information 

This website does not collect any personal data, apart from information that  you volunteer (for example, when filling a form) and your IP address. Any  information you provide in this way is used only for the purpose for which  you provide it. Currently these purposes can include: 

• Dealing with your enquiry 

Right of Access 

Under section 4 of the Acts a person has a right to be given a copy of his/her  personal data. This subject access request (SAR) must be in writing through  the postal service and is free of charge. You can make a subject access request  by writing to: Bartra, Longphort House, Earlsfort Centre, Dublin 2, Ireland. 

Your request should be as specific as possible, to enable us to identify where  the particular data is held and also include evidence of your own identity such  as a photocopy of your passport or photocopy of your driving license. A  response to your access request will issue to you as soon as is possible and in  any event within forty days. 

Sections 4 & 5 of the Data Protection Acts set out a small number of  circumstances in which your right to see your personal records can be limited.  This is necessary in order to strike a balance between the rights of the  individual, on the one hand, and some important needs of civil society, on the 

other hand. For example, the right of access to medical data is restricted in  some very limited circumstances, where the health and mental well-being of  the individual might be affected by obtaining access to the data. Your right to  obtain access to examination results and to see information relating to other  people is also curtailed. 

Right of rectification 

Under section 6 of the Data Protection Acts, a person has a right to have  his/her personal data corrected, if inaccurate, or erased, if there is not a  legitimate reason for retaining the data. Bartra makes every effort to ensure  that your personal data is accurate and only retained for as long as it is  required. If you have reason to believe that your personal data held by Bartra  is not accurate or should no longer be retained, you can write to: Bartra on the  issue setting out clearly what personal data is at issue and the reasons why  you consider it to be inaccurate and/or why Bartra should no longer retain it.  There is no fee for this service. Write to Bartra, Longphort House, Earlsfort  Centre, Dublin 2, Ireland. 

Concerns over Data Protection 

If you are concerned that an official has accessed your personal information  illegally and or that your personal data may have been disclosed to a 3rd party  illegally you can make a formal written complaint to: 

Bartra Longphort House, Earlsfort Centre, Dublin 2 

The matter will be investigated by Bartra and you will be notified regarding  the outcome of the investigation as soon as possible.

Where can I get more information about my  rights under the Data Protection Acts The Data Protection Commissioner’s Website offers an explanation of the  rights and responsibilities under the Data Protection Acts  

( and information is also available from: 

The Data Protection Commissioner’s Office Canal House, Station Road,  Portarlington, Co. Laois. 

You can contact the Data Protection Commissioner’s Office by  email or by phone 1890 252231.  

Information we routinely collect 

We may collect the following information from each user of this site: 

• Statistical information (IP address and hostname, web browser version,  pages visited etc.). 

• The previous website address from which you reached us, including any  search terms used. 

• Other information submitted in forms, for example if you submit your  personal details when requesting or submitting an online form. 

• The date and time you access our site. 


Cookies are small pieces of information, stored in simple text files, placed on  your computer by a website. Some cookies can be read by the website on your  subsequent visits. The information stored in a cookie may relate to your  browsing habits on the webpage, or a unique identification number so that the  website can ‘remember’ you on your return visit. Other cookies are deleted 

when you close your browser and only relate to the working of the website.  Generally speaking, cookies do not contain personal information from which  you can be identified, unless you have furnished such information to the  website. 

Cookies may be set in a number of places on this website: 

• When you first visit this website, you will see a message informing you  about the privacy statement. If you click the ‘Hide this message’ button,  a Cookie will be set which records this action. 

• Cookies are created to capture information for use with website  analytics. They help to provide Bartra with accurate statistics to provide  a better service. 

Most browsers allow you to turn off Cookies or to customise your settings for  cookies. To find out how to do this, see the ‘Help’ menu on your browser.  Please note that if you turn off cookies or change your settings, some features  on Bartra may not work correctly. You can read our full Cookie Policy here.  


This website may contain links to other websites. Bartra is not responsible for  these sites or for the privacy statements of other websites. 

Notification of Change 

Bartra reserves the right to amend this statement at any future date and will  post any substantive changes here. 

Glossary of technical terms used: Web  Browser

A web browser is the piece of software you use to read web pages. Examples  are Microsoft Internet Explorer, Chrome, Safari, Mozilla Firefox and Opera. 

IP Address 

Your IP address identifies your computer (or your internet service provider’s  computer) in internet protocol code (for example 123.456.78.90). 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.