Privacy Policy


Data Protection Statement

Welcome to our website. This page contains information about how we process your personal data when you visit this website.

1. Name and address of data controller

This website is operated by IRISH BUSINESS NETWORK e.V. (hereinafter “Irish Business Network”, “we” or “us”), who are also solely responsible for any data processing operations performed in connection with your visit, unless otherwise specified below. You can contact us in the following ways: Pariser Strasse 6 c/o Paul Cahill 40549 Duesseldorf Germany Email: info@irishbusinessnetwork.de

2. Visiting our website

It is technically unavoidable that certain information is collected every time you visit our website. This information is mainly technical in nature but may be categorised as personal data by the courts. These data include your IP address, device ID, browser information, details of your operating system, language settings, referring URLs, duration of visits and pages displayed. We do not use this information to identify the data subject. However, this information is needed to deliver our website content correctly, and in case of a cyber attack, in order to provide information needed to prosecute offences to the law enforcement authorities. More extensive statistical analysis of these data is carried out only after all identifying information has been removed. Our entitlement to process the aforementioned data arises firstly from our legitimate interest in operating a website (Article 6(1)(f) of the General Data Protection Regulation). Regarding the use of data for the purpose of provision to the law enforcement authorities, our entitlement is based on our obligation to provide information to the law enforcement authorities in case of a cyber attack (Article 6(1)(c) of the General Data Protection Regulation). Otherwise, the data are transmitted only to our hosting provider, who hosts the website on our behalf. We plan to retain the above personal data for a period of seven days and then to erase them. We do not intend to transmit the data to third countries outside the European Economic Area.

3. Using the Contact Form

We provide a contact form that you can use to get it touch with us. You do not need to use the contact form to use the rest of the website. If you do use the contact form, we will record your name, your email address, the content of your message and the time it was sent. We will use these data to respond to your enquiry. In processing these data, we pursue a legitimate interest in responding to your enquiries (Article 6(1)(f) of the General Data Protection Regulation). We are also obliged to retain data under commercial and tax law (Article 6(1)(c) of the General Data Protection Regulation). We plan to retain the aforementioned personal data for a period of 10 years and then to erase them. We do not intend to transmit the data to third countries outside the European Economic Area.

4. Facebook

This site uses the Facebook Like Button. This feature automatically facilitates that your IP address, the fact that you accessed our website, and some details regarding your browser settings will be transmitted to Facebook Ireland Ltd., 4 Grand Canal Square Grand Canal Harbour, Dublin 2, Ireland. If you are a Facebook member and have consented to such processing vis-à-vis Facebook, Facebook may retrieve more information about you. We have implemented  this feature to pursue a legitimate interest in offering interactive functionality on our website (Article 6(1)(f) of the General Data Protection Regulation). Within the course of the Facebook Like Button, we do not collect or store personal data. We do not intend to transmit the data to third countries outside the European Economic Area. To find out more about how Facebook handles personal data, please see Facebook’s data protection information which can be found here.

5. Twitter

This site uses a Twitter Plug-in. This feature automatically facilitates that your IP address, the fact that you accessed our website, and some details regarding your browser settings will be transmitted to Twitter International Company, One Cumberland Place, Fenian Street, Dublin 2 D02 AX07, Ireland. If you are a Twitter member and have consented to such processing vis-à-vis Twitter, Twitter may retrieve more information about you. We have implemented  this feature to pursue a legitimate interest in offering interactive functionality on our website (Article 6(1)(f) of the General Data Protection Regulation). Within the course of the Twitter plug-in, we do not collect or store personal data. We do not intend to transmit the data to third countries outside the European Economic Area. To find out more about how Twitter handles personal data, please see Twitter’s data protection information which can be found here.

6. Your Rights

This site uses a Twitter Plug-in. This feature automatically facilitates that your IP address, the fact that you accessed our website, and some details regarding your browser settings will be transmitted to Twitter International Company, One Cumberland Place, Fenian Street, Dublin 2 D02 AX07, Ireland. If you are a Twitter member and have consented to such processing vis-à-vis Twitter, Twitter may retrieve more information about you. We have implemented  this feature to pursue a legitimate interest in offering interactive functionality on our website (Article 6(1)(f) of the General Data Protection Regulation). Within the course of the Twitter plug-in, we do not collect or store personal data. We do not intend to transmit the data to third countries outside the European Economic Area. To find out more about how Twitter handles personal data, please see Twitter’s data protection information which can be found here.