Co Wicklow PPN Privacy Statement

Co Wicklow Public Participation Network (PPN) strives to comply with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and is committed to ensuring that your privacy is protected. 

Co Wicklow PPN does not collect any personal data apart from information that you consent to provide to us e.g. by filling in a membership application on this site or contacting us directly.  All information gathered by Co Wicklow PPN is processed fairly and in keeping with the purposes for which it was obtained. 

Co Wicklow PPN collects information to enable us to: maintain the PPN membership database; circulate information to member groups and facilitate networking; highlight the work of the PPN and community engagement in Co Wicklow.

Links to Other Websites

Our website contains links to other websites of interest.  Our Privacy and Data Protection Procedures cover our own website only and we cannot be responsible for the protection and privacy of any information you provide whilst visiting these other websites.

Data Protection

Co Wicklow PPN is the controller and processor of data for the purposes of the GDPR.

The data you share with us will always be kept safe and secure.  Co Wicklow PPN operates a robust Data Protection Policy which can be viewed by clicking the Finance and Governance section, under the About tab on our website.  Co Wicklow PPN will not share your data with any third party unless we have your permission to do so, or we are required to do so by law.

In accordance with your data protection rights you are entitled to request a copy of any of your information which we have stored;  to instruct us to correct any mistakes with that data; as well as the right to have your information erased.  For any issues or concerns you may have and to manage your data rights please contact us using the contact details in the contact section of this website

More comprehensive information on GDPR can be found on the Data Protection Commissioner’s website:


Cookies are small pieces of information that are stored by your browser on your computer’s hard drive.  We use cookies in several ways.  Cookie files are used to enhance your experience on our website and make it disability accessible.  Cookies are also used to determine if you have visited our website before and track the effectiveness of our website in highlighting our work.

Cookies cannot and will not be used by us to access any additional personal information from your computer that you have not already voluntary given.  Most web browsers will allow you to disable the cookies you don’t want should you wish to opt out of using them on our site.  Please be aware that changing your cookie settings will affect all websites you visit unless you specify otherwise.  Disabling cookies may also affect your browsing experience as some website’s functionalities, such as logging in, will cease to work without them.

Third Party Cookies

Co Wicklow PPN uses third party embedded content from external providers such as Facebook, YouTube and Google.  Cookies may be put in place by these sites in order for this content to function, however these cookies are not managed by us and data collected from them may be stored outside the EEA.

Co Wicklow PPN also uses Google Analytics to analyse its websites performance.

You can find out more about our third parties privacy policies by accessing them:


Google and YouTube:

Google Web Fonts

For uniform representation of fonts and accessibility, this website may use web fonts provided by Google. When you open a page, your browser loads the required web fonts into your browser cache to display texts and fonts correctly.

For this purpose, your browser has to establish a direct connection to Google servers. Google thus becomes aware that our web page was accessed via your IP address. The use of Google Web fonts is done in the interest of a uniform and attractive presentation of our website. This constitutes a justified interest pursuant to Art. 6 (1) (f) DSGVO.

If your browser does not support web fonts, a standard font is used by your computer.
Further information about handling user data, can be found at:  and in Google’s privacy policy at

Google Maps

This site uses the Google Maps map service via an API. It is operated by Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA.

To use Google Maps, it is necessary to save your IP address. This information is generally transmitted to a Google server in the USA and stored there. The provider of this site has no influence on this data transfer.

The use of Google Maps is in the interest of making our website appealing and to facilitate the location of places specified by us on the website. This constitutes a justified interest pursuant to Art. 6 (1) (f) DSGVO.

Further information about handling user data, can be found in the data protection declaration of Google at:

[Co Wicklow PPN Privacy Statement – Last Updated: August 2020]