Irish Ancestry Research Centre (IARC) – General Statement

The Irish Ancestry Research Centre (IARC) fully respects an individual’s right to privacy and actively seeks to preserve the privacy rights of those who share information with IARC. Any personal information which is volunteered to IARC will be treated with the highest standards of security and confidentiality, in accordance with the Data Protection Act 1988 and Data Protection (Amendment) Act, 2003. This statement is not deemed to be a contractual undertaking.

Irish Ancestry Research Centre (IARC) – Website Privacy

This Privacy Statement explains the privacy guidelines that the Irish Ancestry Research Centre (IARC) has adopted for its website. This policy relates to websites hosted under the and domains only. IARC is not responsible for the content or privacy practices of external websites.

Processing of personal information on website

Information provided is used by IARC only in accordance with the purpose for which it has been provided and will only be retained for as long as required for the purpose. IARC will not retain any personal information about its web visitors on this website without permission save in cases where it is required by law to do so, such as the investigation of a criminal offence by the Gardai, or a breach of the IARC’s web-related policies, procedures or guidelines.

Processing of technical information on website

IARC may use cookies to collect non-personal information about how visitors use our website or to remember display preferences. Temporary “session” cookies which enable, for example, a visitor’s web browser to remember which pages on this website have already been visited. Visitors can use this website with no loss of functionality if cookies are disabled from the web browser.

It should be noted that technical details, which IARC cannot associate with any identifiable individual, do not constitute “personal data” for the purposes of the Data Protection Act 1988 and Data Protection (Amendment) Act, 2003.


The Irish Ancestry Research Centre (IARC) has adopted this Privacy Statement for its website. IARC reserves the right to review and amend this statement at any time without notice in light of legislative or other requirements and the statement should be accessed regularly for the most up to date Privacy Statement.

Further Information and Contact Details

Further information on data privacy rights is available on the website of the Data Protection Commissioner Please contact IARC regarding queries relating to the processing of personal data on this Website.

Email: or telephone: +353 61 207114