Galway, Ireland
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The Plaza, 1 Headford Rd, Galway

Privacy Policy

Galway Traveller Movement Company Limited by Guarantee is registered in Ireland with the Companies Registration Office,Company Registration Number: 227975 and with the Charities Registration Authority, Charity Registration Number: 20108496 with registered Main offices at 1 The Plaza, Headford Road, Galway City, is committed to compliance with the new GDPR effective May 25th 2018 in order to protect the rights of the Data Subject. Your privacy is very important to us, which is why we make sure you are always in control of what we do with your personal information.

What Personal Data we Collect and Why

We will only use your personal data when the law permits us. Galway Traveller Movement collects details provided by you for the purposes of our programmes, awareness campaigns and publications to support the Traveller Community in Galway and Ireland. Information may include:

  • Your name, postal address, telephone number, e-mail address, subscriber name or screen name,
  • Personal and contact details you give Galway Traveller Movement when subscribing to receive general information;
  • Information we may collect via cookies or similar technology stored on your device about how you use our website
  • Your IP address;
  • Information from our web servers about online activity.

We may use your personal data for the following purposes:

  • Providing you with services – we may process information about you when you avail of our services.
  • Legal and Contractual obligations – we may process your data to comply with our legal and/or contractual obligations.
  • Running our Organisation – we will process your data to monitor and improve the quality of our services and to meet certain legal and regulatory obligations that apply to our organisation, including administration, operations and security.
  • Marketing – We will process your data when marketing the activities of Galway Traveller Movement, running competitions, promotions, research and conducting surveys.
Our Website

We collect this information in a way which does not identify anyone. We do not make any attempt to find out the identities of those visiting our websites. We will not associate any data gathered from this site with any personally identifying information from any source. If we do want to collect personally identifiable information through our website, we will be up front about this. We will make it clear when we collect personal information and will explain what we intend to do with it.

Your Personal Information

Unless you have voluntarily given your consent for any other reason, we do not use your name or email address for anything other than replying to your message.

If you have opted-in in to receive communications, we may use your information to send you news and latest updates about Galway Traveller Movement’s events and services in line with your contact preferences. We may contact you by post, email, telephone and SMS for these purposes as specified in your preferences on sign up. Your information may be passed to and used by all Galway Traveller Movement departments in line with the purpose for which you agreed to receive information and may also be anonymised and used for statistical purposes. If you discover that we hold inaccurate information about you, you have the right to ask for incorrect, inaccurate or incomplete personal data to be corrected.


A cookie is a small piece of data that may be stored on your computer or mobile device. It allows a website “remember” your actions or preferences over a length of time. The following categories describe the range of cookies that can be used during your visit to our website.

  1. Remembering your settings and your preferences
  2. Anti-forgery
  3. Measuring website usage (Google Analytics, Facebook Pixel, Mailchimp)
  4. Third party services and social networks – Galway Traveller Movement maintains social network accounts particularly on Facebook, Twitter, TikTok, Instagram, WhatsApp and LinkedIn. We embed widgets from these networks to provide follow buttons, like boxes and stream embeds. This may result in cookies being set by these networks and third parties while using our website.
User Rights

Under REGULATION (EU) 2016/679 OF THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT AND OF THE COUNCIL of 27 April 2016 on the protection of natural persons with regard to the processing of personal data and on the free movement of such data, and repealing Directive 95/46/EC (General Data Protection Regulation) you have the right to:

  • information about the processing of your personal data;
  • obtain access to the personal data held about you;
  • ask for incorrect, inaccurate or incomplete personal data to be corrected;
  • request that personal data be erased when it’s no longer needed or if processing it is unlawful;
  • object to the processing of your personal data for marketing purposes or on grounds relating to your particular situation;
  • request the restriction of the processing of your personal data in specific cases;
  • receive your personal data in a machine-readable format and send it to another controller (‘data portability’);
  • request that decisions based on automated processing concerning you or significantly affecting you and based on your personal data are made by natural persons, not only by computers. You also have the right in this case to express your point of view and to contest the decision.

You can exercise these rights at any time by contacting us via email at or in writing at: Galway Traveller Movement, 1 The Plaza, Headford Road, Galway City. There is no fee for this service and in line with GDPR we will respond to you within one calendar month of receipt of the request. You will be required to provide legal proof of your identify and address (for eg. passport or drivers license and utility bill).

You have the right to object to the processing of your data and Galway Traveller Movement will respect that right but may need to continue to process your data where processing is necessary for the performance of a contract or for compliance with a legal obligation to which the Galway Traveller Movement as data controller is subject.