Privacy Statement

This is Sligo Chamber of Commerce & Industry Privacy Statement. Sligo Chamber of Commerce & Industry address is 16 Quay Street, Sligo, for the purposes of complying with the Data Protection Acts 1988-2018, the European Communities (Electronic Communications Networks and Services) (Privacy and Electronic Communications) Regulations 2011 (SI 336) and Regulation 2016/679 GDPR.

The foundation of data protection as it applies to personal data is built upon 6 data protection principles:

  1. Lawfulness, fairness and transparency.
  2. Purpose limitations.
  3. Data minimisation.
  4. Accuracy
  5. Storage limitations.
  6. Integrity and confidentiality

We want you, our members, staff, contractors and visitors, viewing this website to be informed as to our use and care of your personal data.

By visiting our website, you are deemed to be on notice of, and in agreement with, the manner in which we collect and process personal data which we receive via this website. If you do not agree with the manner in which we collect and process personal data, you should stop using this website now and not revisit. We hope you will stay with us though.

Sligo Chamber of Commerce & Industry Policy on Data Protection

Your right to privacy is recognised and respected. Sligo Chamber of Commerce will not collect any personal information about you on this website without your clear permission. Any personal information which you volunteer to us will be treated with the highest standards of security and confidentiality in full compliance with the provisions of current valid law.

We do not collect any personal data about you on this website, apart from the information you volunteer. Any information you provide in this way will not be made available to any third parties unless we have received your express consent or unless we are obliged to do so by law. We may use data which you have submitted to us for statistical, market research, search engine optimisation (SEO) or promotional purposes in the normal way. SLIGO CHAMBER of Commerce will prohibit any third-party linking data to you.

Obtaining Copies of Your Data

If your right of access to the data which you have requested is not restricted by an exemption under the Data Protection Acts, and is correctly requested, we will supply a copy of any personal data relating to you which we have received from you via this website. We are entitled to destroy any personal data which you submit to us at our discretion and will do so for security and/or data minimisation reasons where appropriate. In the event that we have destroyed any personal data which you have supplied to us we will not have any obligation to supply you with copies of this destroyed data or verification of the destruction. We will endeavour to provide you with a personal data destruction date if available.

If you wish to obtain copies of any personal data which we hold, you must write to us at:

16 Quay Street, Sligo or email us at

You should include any personal identifiers such as your name, address, phone number, e-mail etc. For obvious data security reasons, we may require that you provide us with a valid photo identification to facilitate the access request. Indeed, we reserve the right to require, see and confirm photo identification before passing any personal data to a requestor.

If you make a request in respect of your personal data, we will comply with this request within 30 days of receiving it in writing.

Correcting Inaccurate Information

If you discover that we hold inaccurate information about you, you can request that we correct that information and Sligo Chamber of Commerce would very much encourage you to do so. Any such request must be in writing and should be transmitted to us either by post or by email at the address referred to above. We may require photo identification to confirm and fulfil the request.

We will review permissions already given by you before any actions are taken in respect of any further processing and update these as or if required by contacting you.

Deleting Your Data

In certain circumstances you may also request that data which you have supplied be deleted. If you wish to request a deletion, you will be expected to identify some contravention of data protection law in the manner in which we have processed the data which you require to be deleted. We may require photo identification to confirm and fulfil the deletion/rectification request.

If you have concerns about how personal data are processed via this website or indeed have any other relevant complaints, please do not hesitate to bring these to the attention of Sligo Chamber of Commerce by calling +353(0)719161274 or emailing

Right to Communicate

If you provide us with any postal or email address, we may, where appropriate, and with your consent as necessary, communicate with you by post or email to provide you with promotional information regarding services which we provide or to keep you informed of any relevant matters which we believe might be of some interest to you. If you do not wish to receive this information from us you must notify us of this in writing, either by post or email (unsubscribe), at  or by writing to 16 Quay Street, Sligo.

Purpose of data collection/processing

The Data Protection Act states that the purpose(s) for which the data are processed must be ‘specified, explicit and legitimate’. With this in mind, Sligo Chamber of Commerce & Industry outlines the following purposes for which they process data:

Sligo Chamber of Commerce & Industry collects, processes and retains personal data for the following reasons:

  • To communicate with, inform and answer queries from prospective, current or past members, businesses and visitors.
  • To deliver relevant information to you.
  • To initiate and provide a quality legitimate service.
  • To fulfil obligations under law. E.g. the Data Protection Acts 1988-18, SI 336 2007, Regulation 2016/679 GDPR.
  • To inform prospective, current or past customers and visitors of further relevant information and activities as agreed. E.g. Information about new services, offers, training etc.
  • To carry out our lawful responsibilities as a business in a viable manner.
  • To facilitate necessary communications between relevant members, businesses, contractors, visitors and systems to process and progress legitimate goals and activities.

The above list is not exhaustive given the broad nature of Sligo Chamber of Commerce & Industry services and therefore this Statement will be reviewed to reflect this variability as required.

Data collected must be adequate, relevant and not excessive

Sligo Chamber of Commerce & Industry adheres to the principle that data gathered must be adequate, relevant, and not excessive. It is important to note here that laws, rules, and practices can evolve or change, so this will be reflected in the application and the operative spectrum of the three guiding principles below.

Adequate: To provide the services on offer, personal data must be gathered for the purpose of communication, information, administration, and legal compliance.

Relevant: Only personal data germane, appropriate, and necessary under law to the requirements of the services/activities provided and legitimate interests of Sligo Chamber of Commerce & Industry are sought.

Not excessive: The necessity of having an ‘upper limit’ of personal data collection is acknowledged. Sligo Chamber of Commerce & Industry is mindful of the potential for ‘excessive data creep’.

Details of data transfers to third a country

Sligo Chamber of Commerce & Industry does not transfer personal data to third countries beyond the administration of ‘certificates of origin’ as officially authorised by the Department of Foreign Affairs & Trade and Chambers Ireland.

Data Retention/Destruction and Minimisation

Sligo Chamber of Commerce & Industry seeks to minimise the quantum of personal data held. To facilitate this, unnecessary and/or superfluous data will be deleted/discarded in a secure manner. Where information must be held e.g. under a legal obligation, all files (electronic and hard copy) are protected securely by Sligo Chamber of Commerce & Industry.

Collection and Retention of Trainee Data – Sligo Chamber Skillnet

Sligo Chamber Skillnet (a Training Network) collects Trainee Personal Data at course registration, in either online or hard-copy format. Such data is collected in line with Skillnet Ireland’s Trainee Privacy Statement and uploaded onto Skillnet Ireland’s central Sonrai data system.

As per data protection principles of data minimisation and data security, such trainee personal data is held for a period of 3 years from the end of the preceding calendar year in which the data was collected, equating to between 2 years and 1 day (min) to 2 years and 364 days (max). Once hard copy data is purged online, all hard copy data is destroyed via shredding.

Once Sligo Chamber Skillnet has inputted the Trainee Personal Data from the Trainee Profile Form onto Skillnet Ireland’s central Sonraí data system and it has all the information it requires to evaluate its activities appropriately, Skillnet Ireland does not require hard copies to be held.    Sligo Chamber Skillnet is responsible for ensuring the safe and secure destruction of this hard copy data.  Skillnet Ireland is responsible for the purging of data on Sonraí.


Separate to the collection of personal data, trainees are also given the option to opt in/out of their email address being added to the Sligo Chamber Skillnet mailing list.

Interception by Third Parties

While we will treat any personal data received from you in accordance with the terms set out in this privacy statement and we will take all reasonable steps to store the data securely. However, we cannot ensure that your data is not intercepted by third parties in the course of being transmitted to us. In the event that any information is intercepted when being transmitted to us via the internet we bear no responsibility or liability to you for the manner in which any such intercepted data is used by any third parties.

External Links

This privacy statement relates only to the website of Sligo Chamber of Commerce & Industry. We may have links to external websites on our website. Any external links to other websites will be/are clearly identifiable as such. We do not have any control over the privacy policies or the terms of use of any of these external websites. In the event that you visit any of these sites, whether by means of following the link on our page or otherwise, we will bear no responsibility or liability to you in respect of any such external websites, whether in respect of the manner in which your personal data is processed or otherwise. The fact that we have placed a link to an external website on our website does not signal that we agree with or endorse any statement which is contained on any such external website.

Personal data source and whether it came from publicly accessible sources

Sligo Chamber of Commerce & Industry retains services from approved providers for marketing and logistics in the normal way. Further information is provided in our internal privacy policy, copies of which, are shared where appropriate and relevant.


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Data Protection Commissioner

The Data Protection Commission office provides a wealth of helpful information and can be viewed HERE

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Changes to Our Policy

Sligo Chamber of Commerce & Industry reserves the right to make changes to this Privacy Statement from time to time.  Also, any changes to our in-house privacy policy will be reflected in our Privacy Statement where appropriate and will normally be posted on this page.  Accordingly, if you visit this website regularly you should consult this page periodically to ensure that you are aware of our current privacy and data protection notifications. This Privacy Statement was last revised in December 2019.