Privacy policy

ICUF Privacy Policy

This Policy explains when and why we collect personal information about people who visit our website, how we use it, the conditions under which we may disclose it to others and how we keep it secure.

We may change this Policy from time to time so please check this page occasionally to ensure that you’re happy with any changes. By using our website, you’re agreeing to be bound by this Policy.

Who are we?
The Ireland Canada University Foundation (ICUF) was established to nurture the great friendship between Ireland and Canada, through the support of scholarly exchange.

Our address is ICUF, c/o The Canadian Embassy, 6-8 Wilton Terrace, Dublin 2.

ICUF is the sole owner of the information collected on this site. We will not sell, share or rent this information to others in ways different from what is disclosed in this statement. The following policies are only in effect for the web pages, newsletters, discussion lists and opt-in announcement lists owned and operated by ICUF.

How do we collect information from you?
We obtain information about you when you use our website, for example, when you subscribe to one of our services, or if you register to receive one of our email newsletters.

What type of information is collected from you?
The personal information we collect might include your name, address, email address, IP address, and information regarding what pages are accessed and when.

How is your information used?
We may use your information to:
• send you communications which you have requested;
• create a subscription to a service we provide;
• carry out our obligations arising from any contracts entered into by you and us;
• deal with entries into a competition;
• seek your views or comments on the services we provide;
• notify you of changes to our services;
• market research, internal monitoring and traffic auditing. This information is only examined in aggregate;
• to deliver customisable content to the user

We review our retention periods for personal information on a regular basis. We are legally required to hold some types of information to fulfil our statutory obligations. We will hold your personal information on our systems for as long as is necessary for the relevant activity, or as long as is set out in any relevant contract you hold with us.

Who has access to your information?
We will not sell or rent your information to third parties. We will not share your information with third parties for marketing purposes.

ICUF will disclose personally identifiable information when required by the law or in the good-faith belief that such an action is necessary to:
• Conform to the edicts of the law or comply with a legal process served on ICUF.
• Protect or defend the rights or property of the ICUF network of sites, or visitors to the ICUF websites.
• Identify persons who may be violating the law, the legal notice or the rights of third parties.
• Co-operate with the investigations of purported unlawful activities

Links to other sites
ICUF website may contain links to other sites.

These sites are beyond ICUF’s control and the user is subject to the individual privacy policies of these sites. Whilst ICUF strives to protect personally identifiable information collected from users of the site, we cannot guarantee the security of private information disclosed online to linked websites.

ICUF exercises every precaution to ensure the security of data transmissions from the user’s PC to our servers and stored information. Access to stored information is password protected and every attempt will be made to ensure that these passwords are only known to ICUF personnel and trusted third parties (website developers and the Internet Service Provider) who are authorised by us. Unfortunately, no data transmission or stored information is 100% secure. Thus, whilst ICUF strives to protect user’s information as far as possible, we cannot ensure or warrant the security of any information that the user transmits to us.

What are cookies and how do we use them?
Like many other websites, ICUF websites use cookies.

‘Cookies’ are small pieces of information sent by an organisation to your computer and stored on your hard drive to allow that website to recognise you when you visit. They collect statistical data about your browsing actions and patterns and do not identify you as an individual. For example, we use cookies to store your country preference. This helps us to improve our website and deliver a better more personalised service.

The user has the choice to accept or reject cookies by changing settings on their browser. Cookies are used to deliver personalised content to users by storing the user’s preferences. Sensitive information like passwords and credit card details are not stored on cookies placed on the user’s system by the ICUF websites. For more information about cookies visit

Your choices
You have the right to the rectification, processing or deletion of your data. You have the right to withdraw your consent and can unsubscribe ICUF email communications at any time.

We will not contact you for marketing purposes by email, phone or text message unless you have given your prior consent. We will not contact you for marketing purposes by post if you have indicated that you do not wish to be contacted. You can change your marketing preferences at any time by unsubscribing in the email newsletter or by contacting us by email:

Further Information
The Data Officer for ICUF is James Kelly. If you wish to find out more about how we use and process our data or lodge a complaint about how your data has been used please contact

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