Fine Gael is committed to protecting your privacy online. Visitors can use most of the features of this website without being personally identified. We closely monitor the site’s activity in order to provide a better service to the online user. We keep aggregated site statistics (such as the number of visitors to the site) to monitor the website’s performance. This includes the retention of IP addresses within our site visitor logs.
You can also change the settings on your browser at any time to refuse all cookies. However, you should note that disabling cookies may result in some parts of the site not working efficiently, slower downloads, etc.
Where you contact Fine Gael, we will keep a record of your personal details and comments/enquiry until your enquiry has been satisfactorily resolved.
- Fine Gael will only share your details and views with others in order to resolve your enquiry.
- Fine Gael may contact members, using the details provided, in order to administer their membership, and to keep them informed about matters which are of interest to members of the Fine Gael organisation. Fine Gael may retain members’ personal information for these purposes, for the duration of their membership.
- Fine Gael does not collect any unique information about you (such as your name, email address, etc.) except when you knowingly choose to provide such information as in the case of Fine Gael forms, such as those found in the ‘Get Involved’ section of our website.
- Fine Gael may contact members of the public, using details provided through our forms in order to keep them informed about matters which are of interest to them.
If you have any questions in relation to this Policy, please contact the Party office at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Opt-in and Opt-out:
Fine Gael operates a strict “opt-in” policy for individuals. That means we will not send you any information unless you have requested to receive e-mail/text/social media message updates from us.
If you (whether an individual or corporate supporter) wish to be removed from our direct marketing list and do not wish to receive any further information from us (opt-out) you can inform us of this by clicking on the Unsubscribe link at the bottom of each e-mail communication you receive from us. Once this information is received we will immediately remove you from our direct marketing database.
Security of Data
Fine Gael takes seriously its security obligations in respect of your personal data under the Irish Data Protection legislation in order to prevent unauthorised access to, or alteration or destruction of personal data in our possession.
Right of Access
Where you have provided us with your personal data you have a right to be given a copy of your personal data in accordance with your rights under the Data Protection Act 2018, subject to certain exceptions.
To request a copy of your personal data please download our Subject Access Request Form for completion before sending it to:
The Data Protection Officer, Fine Gael HQ, 51 Upper Mount Street, Dublin 2.
Please note the following important requirements:
- We reserve the right not to process an access request that is not accompanied by adequate proof of identification; and
- We do not accept access requests via telephone, e-mail or text message.
Right of Rectification or Erasure
If we hold incorrect information about you which was originally submitted by you through this Site, you have the right to have the data amended. You also have the right, with certain exemptions, to have any information you have sent to us via this Site erased.
To request your right to rectification and/or erasure please send your request in writing to:
The Data Protection Officer, Fine Gael HQ, 51 Upper Mount Street, Dublin 2.
This request must be accompanied by:
- Proof of your name and address; and
- A description of the specific personal data you wish to have rectified.
If you request erasure of your personal data all your data will be erased subject to the following important notice:
- We are not required to rectify or erase your data where to do so would prevent you from meeting your contractual obligations to us or where we are required to process (including retaining) your personal data for a lawful purpose in accordance with the Data Protection legislation.
Fine Gael trusts that you appreciate that we respect and value your right to privacy, and that our honesty and integrity shall mean that you will continue to trust us with your personal data, knowing that we will not use it for any inappropriate purpose.
Cookies are small text files placed on your computer by websites or sometimes by emails. They provide useful information to companies, and help in a number of ways.
For you, it means your site visit runs more efficiently and that you can save time by not having to re-enter your details each time you visit. The cookies also make sure you receive the most relevant information from our site.
For us, cookies help us to analyse how our customers interact with our sites so we can make improvements.
We use three types of cookies on our websites
- Session cookies that are required for your use of the site, and are deleted after each visit.
- Persistent cookies that remain in place across multiple visits to our sites.
- Third party cookies that are used by our approved service partners.
Some of these cookies are essential to your visit to our site, and some are non-essential.
Certain cookies are necessary in order for you to use our websites. These are used ‘in-session’ each time you visit and then expire when you leave the site. You can delete these session cookies via your browser, if you wish to, but please note that this will restrict the functions that you will able to carry out on our website. Here’s a list of essential cookies and how we use them:
These enable you to carry out some essential functions on our sites, such as maintaining log-in details for the session or to complete a transaction. They also help by minimising the need to transfer information across the internet. They are not stored on your computer and they expire when you terminate your browser session.
These cookies enable us to recognise repeat visitors to the site. By matching an anonymous, randomly generated identifier, we’re able to record specific browsing information such as how you arrive at the site, the pages you view, options you select, and the path you take through the site. By monitoring this information we are able to make improvements to our site.
Some cookies are non-essential
These cookies are usually supplied by our business partners and help us to filter out irrelevant messages or pop-ups and to make sure that we only send you information that’s interesting and relevant to you. We also use some non-essential cookies for analytical purposes. Here’s a list of non-essential cookies and how they’re used:
Provided by our bookmarking supplier, these cookies enable you to easily bookmark selected pages.
This is a web analytics service provided by Google enabling us to recognise repeat visitors to the site. By matching an anonymous, randomly generated identifier, we’re able to record specific browsing information such as how you arrive at the site, the pages you view, options you select, and the path you take through the site. By monitoring this information we’re able to make improvements to our sites. Google also reserve the rights to the data collected. We use the following cookies on our web-site:
__utma: This cookie is used to determine unique visitors to our site
__utmb, __utmc and __utmz: These cookies record information about how the page was reached (for example via a search engine result or a direct link).
BC_BANDWIDTH – measures the bandwidth and latency of your network connection to the server.
You can accept or block cookies
You can block any cookies from our website by modifying your browser settings.
Please note that, by disabling or blocking certain cookies, you may impact on your visitor experience to our web-site.