Privacy Policy

Privacy Statement –

Privacy Statement

Your privacy and trust is of utmost importance to The Dublin Commissioner for Startups Office as owners and operators of Please read the following statement to understand how your personal information will be treated. By visiting, you are accepting the practices described in this statement (“Privacy Statement”).

This Privacy Statement relates to our privacy practices and policies for our website.  It sets out what personal data we collect and process about you in connection with the services and functions of Dublin Globe through your use of our website and online services; where we obtain the data from; what we do with that data; how we comply with the data protection rules, who we transfer data to and how we deal with individuals’ rights in relation to their personal data.  Any personal data is collected and processed in accordance with Irish and EU data protection laws.   

Data controller

For the purposes of the General Data Protection Regulation (“GDPR”), The Dublin Commissioner for Startups Office CLG is the data controller with regard to the personal data described in this Privacy Statement.

Irish and EU laws on data protection govern all activities we engage in with regard to our collection, storage, handling, disclosure and other uses of personal data.

How do we collect personal data?

“Personal data” means any information relating to and identified or identifiable natural person. Personal data can be factual (for example, a name, address or date of birth) or it can be an opinion about that person, their actions and behaviour.

We collect personal data using a number of methods:

  • Google Analytics
  • Email Signup Form
  • Social Sharing Buttons
  • If you choose to send us personal data, for example using our general enquiries form
  • If you subscribe to our newsletter or mailing list
  • Freedom of Information (FOI) application form,
  • If you contact us by email, phone, mail
  • If you participate in a site survey, you may be asked to provide personal data

What personal data do we collect?
Dublin Globe does not collect any personal information other than information that is knowingly and willingly given. To sign up for the Dublin Globe newsletter, we collect your first name, last name and email address. When you email or call Dublin Globe, we may collect certain personal information for the purposes of responding to your query or request.

Why do we collect your personal information?
We collect personal information in order to respond to any direct requests or queries you make in relation to

If you have signed up to the newsletter, you can control your personal information via Mailchimp, the service used to distribute the newsletter.

Do we share your information?
We respect your privacy and will not sell or give your details to other organisations for marketing or other purposes.

Security of your personal data

We take appropriate security measures against unlawful or unauthorised processing of personal data, and against the accidental loss of, or damage to, personal data.

We have put in place procedures and technologies to maintain the security of all personal data from the point of collection to the point of destruction. 

Period for which personal data will be stored
If you apply to be included on the newsletter or mailing list you will retain control over your personal data and you may decide when you wish to discontinue your subscription to the service.

Your personal data will only be stored for as long as you are a subscriber to our newsletter or mailing list and, where we have received your personal data as a result of a query or submission from you, we will only store your personal data for an appropriate period after your query or engagement has been addressed. You have a right to request access to, rectification or erasure of your personal data.

Cookie Usage

Like many other sites, uses cookies, which are small text files that can help websites improve their services to users. Our cookies help us improve the speed and security of the site and to measure the behaviour of our visitors so we can improve our site and your experience of it.

We do not use cookies to:

  • Collect any personally identifiable information without your express permission.
  • Collect any sensitive information without your express permission.
  • Pass personally identifiable data to third parties.

You are always free to decline our cookies. To do this, you can modify your web browser to refuse cookies, or to let you know when you receive new cookies. Please remember that if you decline cookies from it may affect your experience of the website. Find out how to manage the cookies stored on your computer at HTTP://WWW.ALLABOUTCOOKIES.ORG/MANAGE-COOKIES/

There are some third-party cookies in use on Each of these providers has its own policy relating to its use of cookies:

Contacting us

If you have any questions about this Privacy Statement or about our data protection compliance in general, including to make a formal request for personal data we hold about you, please contact us as follows:



The Dublin Commissioner for Startups Office

DDDA Building

Custom House Quay

Dublin 1

D01 KF84

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