Privacy Policy

Enable Ireland is committed to protecting your privacy and the personal information you and others provide to us. This Notice outlines what we do with the personal information you provide to us, why we gather it and what it means to you. If you are under 16 years of age, please read this Notice with a parent or guardian and ensure you understand it. This Notice outlines our approach to Data Protection to fulfil our obligations under the General Data
Protection Regulation (GDPR).

We are Enable Ireland Disability Services, a Company Limited by Guarantee registered under company number 13909 with a registered address at 32F Rosemount Park Drive, Rosemount Business Park, Ballycoolin Road, Dublin 11, Ireland.

We are a partly state funded charitable organisation which provides services to children and adults with physical, sensory and intellectual disabilities in 15 counties across Ireland. We process personal data and special category personal data about people to carry out this core work. We are also engaged in training, research, fundraising, direct marketing, office administration, finance and HR administration including payroll and recruitment. We manage relationships with volunteers, contractors and authorities such as the HSE.

For the purpose of the GDPR, the data controller is Enable Ireland Disability Services Company Limited by Guarantee (“Enable Ireland”).

Enable Ireland processes personal data about service users and their carers/family members/representatives, prospective volunteers, donors, advocates, supporters, contractors, suppliers and individuals in sponsor companies or partner organisations, job applicants or former employees. Enable Ireland does not engage in profiling or automated decision making to carry out its core work. However, if you are a member of the Friends of Enable Ireland Network, a fundraiser, volunteer or donor of Enable Ireland, we may analyse the outcomes of our fundraising campaigns, your preferences and engagements with you to tell you about fundraising events, activities or volunteer opportunities that may be of specific interest to you. You can opt out of your personal data being used for this type of analysis by contacting, or by contacting the DPO whose details are below.

Enable Ireland processes different types of personal data and special category personal data depending on how and why you are interacting with us.


Categories of data processed

Health & Social care services when attending our service centres located across Ireland

Health data (referral letter from a third party,  medical records and assessments, diagnosis, medical/physical history and medication details, hospital details, physician/healthcare professionals details), contact names and initials, addresses, telephone numbers, email, date of birth, country of birth, gender, next of kin contact details and relationship to service user, photographs, videos received from service users and voice recording, face image and IP addresses while in virtual consultations with service users, attendance records, healthcare professional reports and update reports for carers/guardians, medical card numbers, social preferences, dietary, social, sleep and spiritual needs, assistive technology needs and personal care needs, funding applications.


Contact names, addresses, telephone numbers, email, social media identifiers such as facebook®, twitter®, Instagram®,  photographs, videos, stories and health data, completing forms on (our site) such as the contact us form or when subscribing to receive our Newsletter or other such websites that are within our control. 

Training & research

Contact names, addresses, telephone numbers, email, assignments, training records, health data.

Office Administration & Finance Management

Contact names, contact details, tax identifiers (e.g. VAT number for service providers), bank details, legal claims, timesheets and payment data, data associated with accounts receivable or accounts payable.

Direct Marketing & Fundraising

Contact names, contact details, PPSN for donors, bank details, health data, photographs, stories, video or audio footage, donor, volunteer and supporter preferences and interests, service region and additional contact names and addresses.


Contact name and address; email address; credit/debit card details; PayPal details; bank account details/direct debit mandate form; age group; tax payer status and PPSN number (where you wish to avail of tax relief in respect of your donation)

Human Resources Recruitment

Application form, references, CVs (employment history and education), Garda/Police vetting declarations, professional qualifications and other recruitment documents and if we conduct interviews using a virtual platform, then we will process your face image, voice recording and IP address.

Wellbeing, Safety & Security

Occupational health data, accident & incident reports, safeguarding/ risk assessment information, location data and CCTV recordings.

Website management

Google Analytics data including IP addresses (see cookie policy).

We obtain personal data about you if:

  • you apply for a job in Enable Ireland;
  • you or your parent/guardian/ carer contact us to request you become a service user. If someone gives us information about you, we may add it to any personal information we already hold and use it in the ways described in this Notice. Before you disclose information to us about another person, you should be sure that you have their consent to do so. You should also show them this Notice. You need to ensure they confirm that they know you are sharing their personal information with us for the purposes described in this Data Protection Notice;
  • a health or social care professional shares data with us by way of a referral;
  • you contact us to become a volunteer, donor, subscriber to fundraising campaign or website, course participant or advocate;
  • we complete a business transaction with you as a supplier of products / services, or as a customer of our shops.

We may have your personal data because your company or organisation has entered into a partnership with Enable Ireland. In limited circumstances data is publicly available and there would be a reasonable expectation that an organisation such as Enable Ireland would process it, for example, you are a journalist, medical expert, academic, politician, business leader or celebrity.

We collect the information in order to provide you with our services, to market our services, to fundraise, to improve our organisation and to recruit staff and volunteers. We will use this information:

  • To carry out our obligations arising from any agreements entered into between you and us e.g. to provide you with disability services where you are a service user;
  • To communicate with you as part of our relationship with you or in accordance with our agreement with you;
  • To carry out fundraising and marketing activities which includes to market you according to your preferences, process your donation, process volunteer opportunities and process your subscriptions.
  • To set you or your company up as a supplier on our systems and to pay you for products/services provided to us;
  • To liaise with you about projects that we are undertaking with you such as job applications, volunteer placements, training events;
  • To administer and improve our site and for internal operations, including troubleshooting, data analysis, testing, research, statistical and survey purposes;
  • As part of our efforts to keep our site safe and secure;
  • To deliver information about our services and our organisation, where you have subscribed to receive same;

The legal bases for the processing of your data are:

  • Processing necessary for the performance of a contract which you have entered into with us or to take steps at your request prior to entering into a contract;
  • Processing necessary for compliance with a legal obligation to which we are subject, for example, providing information to HIQA or HSE;
  • Processing necessary in order to protect the vital interests of you or of another natural person;
  • That you have provided consent for the processing for one or more specified purposes such as being provided with a service, marketing, for example, when you subscribe to our newsletter or opt to receive information from us in respect of our organisation;
  • Processing necessary for the purposes of the legitimate interests which we pursue for example administer and record your donation, providing you information about fundraising campaigns you have agreed to take part in, provide you with information necessary for any training event, workshop or event you sign up for, follow up on your queries, assess our fundraising activities .

The legal basis for the processing of your Special Category Personal Data (i.e. your medical/health data) are:

  • That the processing is necessary for the provision of health care, treatment or social care and for the purposes of medical diagnosis;
  • That the processing is necessary in order to protect your vital interests or that of another person where you are physically or legally incapable of giving consent.

We may share your personal data and where necessary, Special Categories of Personal Data, with selected third parties as listed below* including suppliers and contractors in order to provide you with our services. For example, these suppliers may include our web hosting platform providers and our IT service providers.

In addition, we may disclose your personal information (including Special Categories of Personal Data) to third parties:

  • Which are part of the Progressing Disability Services (‘PDS’) framework. As part of this arrangement Enable Ireland has formed partnerships with a number of other service providers with the aim of improving access to disability services across Ireland;
  • If we are under a duty to disclose or share your information in order to comply with any legal obligation, or in order to enforce or apply our terms of use and other agreements; or to protect our rights, property, or safety, our service users/customers, or others. This includes exchanging information with other companies and organisations for the purposes of fraud protection and credit risk reduction;
  • As part of projects with other companies in the Enable Ireland group of companies if applicable.
  • Where solicitors or your elected power of attorney have your written authorisation to be provided with the personal data we hold about you.
  • When you are under age of eighteen, we will share your personal data with your legal guardians.

* we reserve the right to update the list as the need arises.

Third party name

Description of services provided

Other companies in the Enable Ireland Group

In order to operate our organisation effectively.

PDS Partner Organisations;

        St. Michael’s House;

        Stewarts Care Limited;

        Central Remedial Clinic;

        Muiriosa Foundation;

        Daughters of Charity;

        Brothers of Charity;


        St. Gabriel’s School and Centre;

        Western Care Association;

        Ability West;


        St. Joseph’s foundation


Provision of health care and services to service users under the PDS Partnership arrangement.


Legal obligation to disclose certain information

TUSLA/HSE safeguarding

Legal obligation to disclose certain information

Health Service Executive 


Provision of health care and services to service users

Irish Wheelchair association

Provision of health care and services to service users


Provision of health care and services to service users

National Council for the BIind Ireland

Provision of health care and services to service users

Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS)

Provision of health care and services to service users

St. John of God


Provision of health care and services to service users

St. Laurence Cheshire Home

Provision of health care and services to service users


Provision of health care and services to service users

Nursing agencies

Provision of health care and services to service users

IT/software Providers


Microsoft office 365

Cloud service providers

Microsoft TEAMS

Web-based video consultation platform

Attend Anywhere or other video consultation provider

Web-based video consultation platform


IT data centre provider

Evros Technology

IT service provider

Monread CRM

Goldmine CRM Software Provider

Private Health Insurers

Payment for service user claims

Progress and Salesforce CRM

Fundraising management software provider


Email marketing service provider

Trinity Marketing

Marketing services

DEFT Payment Systems

Software for processing donation payments

Realex Payments

Software for processing online credit/debit card donation payments

Stripe Payments Europe Limited

Software for processing donation payments


Software for processing donation payments





CCTV providers

Provision of CCTV equipment and services


Pension scheme providers

Law firms

Legal services


Banking services

Independent Financial Advisory Trust

Pension Administrator

Independent Trustee Company  Limited

Pension trustee service

Friends First

Income continuance and insurance services

RSM Ireland

Audit and accounting services

Revenue Commissioners

Legal obligation to disclose certain information

Cognate Healthcare or other provider

Pre-employment medicals/ occupational health assessments

An Gardaí Siochána

Law enforcement

Miscellaneous photographers, venues corporate partners, trade unions, fundraising campaign providers, professional bodies  

For operational purposes in connection with fundraising events, payment of subscription fees,


Enable Ireland in accordance with our obligations, keeps personal data and special category personal data for a range of periods. Our current retention periods are generally based on:

  • Statutory obligations for example, we are required to keep records created under Childcare legislation indefinitely;
  • Contractual obligations, for example, we are required to keep records for a certain period as provided for in contracts with service providers like IT service provider;
  • Quality assurance / best practice obligations set by state entities or regulatory bodies in particular the HSE Policy 2013 on Retention of Records available at:
  • Our view that retention is necessary for the original purpose or a compatible purpose
  • On a case by case basis, records may be retained for longer where they are required for actual or potential legal actions or the management or mitigation of operational or strategic risks to Enable Ireland. Where records are subject to this kind of review the ongoing retention will be assessed annually.

Your information is stored on secure systems within Enable Ireland premises and with providers of secure information storage. We may transfer or allow the transfer of information about you and your services with us to our service providers located outside the European Economic Area (EEA), but only if they agree to act solely on our instructions and protect your information to the same standard that applies in the EEA.

You have the following rights:


  • The right to access the personal data we hold about you. Under the GDPR, we are obliged to respond to your access request without undue delay. In most instances, we will respond within 30 Days. If we are unable to deal with your request fully within 30 Days (due to the complexity or number of requests), we may extend this period by a further two calendar months. Should this be necessary, we will explain the reasons why. If you make your request electronically, we will, where possible, provide the relevant information electronically unless you ask us otherwise. Please complete the access request form available at: or by requesting it from the Data Protection Officer. We reserve the right not to have to respond to access requests that are excessive or manifestly unfound.
  • The right to require us to rectify any inaccurate personal data about you without undue delay.
  • The right to have us erase any personal data we hold about you in circumstances such as where it is no longer necessary for us to hold the personal data or, in some circumstances, if you have withdrawn your consent to the processing.
  • The right to object to us processing personal data about you such as processing for profiling or direct marketing.
  • The right to ask us to provide your personal data to you in a portable format or, where technically feasible, for us to port that personal data to another provider provided it does not result in a disclosure of personal data relating to other people.
  • The right to request a restriction of the processing of your personal data.
  • Where our processing of your personal data is based on your consent to that processing, you have the right to withdraw that consent at any time but any processing that we have carried out before you withdrew your consent remains lawful.
  • You may lodge a complaint with your local supervisory authority with respect to our processing of your personal data. The local Supervisory Authority in Ireland is the Data Protection Commission. The website is A form called “raise a concern” is available on their website in this regard.


You may exercise any of the above rights by contacting the DPO of Enable Ireland at or writing to Data Protection Officer, Enable Ireland, Quinn’s Cross, Limerick V94DF89.

Sharing personal Information with us is in both your interest and ours. We need information in order to:
  • Provide our services.
  • Manage our business for our legitimate interests.
  • Comply with our legal obligations.
You can choose not to share information, but by doing so may limit the services we are able to provide to you because:   We may not be able to assess your suitability for a service, or, where relevant, give you a recommendation to provide you with a service, renew an existing service or continue to provide services to you if we do not have the ability to process your information.

We will make changes to this notice from time to time. You will always find an up-to date version of this notice on our website at  and you can also ask the DPO for a copy of the most up-to-date notice. This notice was last updated on 1st December 2020.


If you have any questions about how your personal data is gathered, stored, shared or used, or if you wish to exercise any of your data rights, please contact our Data Protection Officer at:

By Email:

By postal Address: Data Protection Officer, 32F Rosemount Park Drive, Rosemount Business Park, Ballycoolin Road, Dublin 11, Ireland

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