Depaul are committed to making sure that your privacy is protected.

Information you should know about us:

We are Depaul Ireland, part of the Depaul International Group of homelessness charities.
Depaul in Ireland operates as one cross-border organisation in the Republic of Ireland and
Northern Ireland but is two separately registered charities in each jurisdiction.
Our current Registered Office in the Republic of Ireland is: Depaul, Holy Cross College,
Clonliffe Road, Dublin 3

  • Our ROI Charities Regulatory Authority Number is: 20048938
  • Our ROI CHY Charities Registration Number is: 14753
  • Our ROI Company Registration Number is: 357 828

Our current Registered Office in Northern Ireland is: Depaul, 449 Antrim Road, Belfast BT15 3BJ

  • Our NI Charity Commission Number is: 102995
  • Our NI Charity Registration Number is: XR87991
  • Our NI Company Registration Number is: N1054106


Collecting Data on our Website

We collect certain information about you when you use the Depaul Ireland website with the url :

This website uses cookies. These are small data text files sent from websites which are then stored on users’ computers, tablets and phones when accessing the site.
They can be stored for varying lengths of time from the length of a browsing session to years.

Cookies are stored in your browser and your browser will allow you to disable storing them.

Here are links to details of how to manage cookies in various common browsers.

Managing cookies in Chrome.
Managing cookies in Firefox.
Managing cookies in Safari OSX.
Managing cookies in Internet Explorer.
Managing cookies in iOS.

We use Google Analytics cookies to give us information about how you use our website.

This data includes:
Your IP address and details of the version of web browser you used to visit our website.
Information on how you use our website to help us improve it.

Google Analytics allows us to find out the number of visitors to the various parts of the site.
The information is processed in a way that does not identify anyone.
No attempt is made through Google Analytics to find out the identities of people visiting the

Links to other websites

The Depaul Ireland website contains links to and from other websites.
This Privacy Policy Statement only applies to this website, and does not cover any otherwebsites that we link to.

Where website data is stored

We store your data from web forms and enquiry pages on secure servers based in the UK. This data is deleted regularly. No donation data is ever stored on our website.


Collecting data from donations.

We also collect data that is voluntarily submitted by individuals who make a donation through one of the following ways:

  • Through our website
  • In response to a fundraising appeal in print
  • In response to a Face-to-Face Fundraising Campaign
  • In response to a DRTV Ad on television
  • As part of a fundraising event
Type of information we collect

The type of information we collect may include personal data which identifies you or can be used to identify or contact you. This includes name, postal or email address, telephone number and other contact information you provide on our online, print or regular giving forms. Such information is only collected from you if you voluntarily submit it to us via these methods.

If you make a donation on our website you will be asked to provide your credit/debit card number, we do not receive these details, they are encrypted using Secure Sockets Layer (“SSL Software”) and are transmitted directly to our payment provider WorldNet (Donations).

For once-off donations that come to us in a printed format: All donations are receipted by two individuals and cash or cheques stored in a secure safe until they are banked through our finance department. Donor data is stored on our CRM system and copies of donation form data stored in line with our organisational data retention policy.

Any credit card information submitted on printed forms are destroyed immediately after the donation is processed.

If you set up a direct debit donation we will require your BIC and IBAN numbers. These are stored on our secure CRM system and are necessary for processing donations on a monthly basis with the bank. This information is only available to the Fundraising and Communications team as well as the Finance department.

When using external (3 rd party) companies for fundraising campaigns such as face to face or telecommunications) information is shared from the company to us via a secure FTP and files are password protected. These companies are PCI compliant.

How we use the information you provide

The information you provide, including your marketing preferences, will be processed on our Customer Relationship Management (CRM) system.

The information you provide will be used solely for the purpose for which you provided it. We process personal data you provide to us for the following purposes:

  • for processing your online donation;
  • for registering your interest in and communicating with you about;
    • our services and our work with homeless people
    • our fundraising events and activities
    • our volunteer opportunities
    • any upcoming events and publication launches
  • for registering your subscription to a mailing list(s) and E-eNewsletter(s);
  • for conducting research and analysis to monitor the performance of our campaigns, appeals and events.
Your rights

You can find out what information we hold about you and ask us not to use any of the information we collect.

Your consent

By submitting your information you consent to the use of that information as set out in this Privacy Policy Statement.

If we change our Privacy Policy Statement, we will post the changes on this page.

Continued use of this website will signify that you agree to any such changes.


Disclosure of information to third parties

We will not trade your personal details with third parties.

We may share your information with selected third parties including:

  • Third parties such as WorldNet, Salesforce, MailChimp, Facebook, EventBrite, Just Giving etc.., to allow us to process your donation and/or provide you with the service you have signed up for.
  • Business partners, suppliers and sub-contractors for the performance of any contract we enter into with them or you.
  • Analytics and search engine providers that assist us in the improvement and optimisation of our site.
  • Where we are required to disclose it in order to comply with any applicable law, a summons, a search warrant, a court or regulatory order, or other statutory requirement.
  • Advertisers and advertising networks that require the data to select and serve relevant adverts to you and others. We do not disclose information about identifiable individuals to our advertisers, but we may provide them with anonymised, aggregated information about our users. For example we may use your email address to create a Facebook Custom Audience or a Lookalike Audience. This enables us to show you Depaul content when you visit Facebook. We provide your email address to Facebook to enable them to determine if you are a registered account holder with Facebook. We may also use your email address to create a Lookalike Audience, where targeted ads are sent to people on Facebook who have similar characteristics to people on our Custom Audience list. For Facebook Custom Audience and Lookalike Audience your email is sent in an encrypted format that is deleted by Facebook. There are two ways to prevent this use of your data, you can either contact Depaul, see details below or you can do this via Facebook, see Updating your preferences will not guarantee that you never see Depaul content on social media, since the social media site may select you based on other criteria and without your data having been provided by Depaul.

Where data is transferred to another party, we ensure appropriate technical and organisational safeguards are used to protect your personal data.



Once we receive your personal data we take all reasonable technical and organisational measures to protect personal data from loss, misuse, alteration or destruction and to prevent any unauthorised or unlawful disclosure or processing.


Right of access to and updating or deleting your personal data

You can inform us at any time of any changes in your personal data and we will update your personal data accordingly. To find out what personal data we hold on you, to receive a copy of this data, or to have your personal data updated,amended, or deleted, please write to us using the contact details below.


Depaul Facebook and Social Media Commenting Policy

The Depaul Ireland Facebook page is a place where we post news about our organisation and communicate with our supporters. Depaul welcomes comments, questions and feedback from our supporters and members of the public.

We will endeavour to answer your questions as quickly as we can but an immediate response may not always be possible as staff have many other duties.

If you have an urgent enquiry, please email the Depaul head office on or call 01-453 7111

Comments by Facebook fans do not represent the official position of Depaul Ireland.



We ask that you always treat the other people on the page with respect. We welcome constructive criticism and respectful debate but do not allow abusive comments.

Please keep comments on topic.

We reserve the right to delete comments that are off-topic, offensive, inaccurate or potentially libellous.

Any comments that contain the names of or personal information about Depaul staff and service users of Depaul will be deleted to protect their privacy.

Commenters who repeatedly leave inappropriate comments or who derail conversations with off-topic comments will be blocked.

Repeatedly posting the same comment multiple times is spamming and comments of this nature will be deleted. Commenters who persist in spamming will be blocked.



Please do not violate copyright by posting copy protected materials on the Depaul Facebook wall.



Facebook will sometimes hide comments if it thinks that they contain spam. Comments that are very long or contain multiple links or email addresses will sometimes be perceived as spam. We check the page for this regularly and will try to unmark any comments that have been incorrectly marked as spam.


Contact Us

Please contact us if you have any questions regarding this privacy statement or your personal data using the information below:

Telephone: + 353 (0)1 453 7111

Data Protection Officer
Holy Cross College
Clonliffe Road
Dublin 3
D03 P2E7

This Privacy Statement was last updated in May 2018 and will be the subject of change, please check our website frequently to see recent changes.