Privacy Statement

The Citizens’ Assembly is committed to protecting the rights and privacy of all individuals in accordance with the EU General Data Protection Regulation 2016/679, as given further effect in Part 3 of the Data Protection Act 2018, and any personal information that you volunteer will be treated with the highest standards of security and confidentiality, strictly in accordance with these legislative provisions.

The Citizens’ Assembly only collects the information that you volunteer to us. This includes:

  • The personal information you provide as part of our submissions process;
  • Information sent by email or provided over the phone.

Any information that you provide is used only in line with the purpose for which you provided it.

Please note this privacy policy is under regular review and may be subject to change.

For general web browsing no personal information is revealed to us, although certain statistical information is available to us via our internet service provider. This information may include

  • The logical address of the server you are using
  • The top level domain name from which you access the Internet (for example, .ie, com, .org etc.)
  • The type of browser you are using.
  • The date and time you access our site
  • The Internet address used to link to our site

Some of the above information is used to create summary statistics which allow us to assess the number of visitors to our site, identify what pages are accessed most frequently and generally, help us to make our site more user-friendly.

Google Analytics

Social Media – cookies may be used by some third party sites such as Twitter.

The Citizens’ Assembly uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google, Inc. (“Google”). Google Analytics uses “cookies”, which are text files placed on your computer, to help the website analyze how users use the site. The information generated by the cookie about your use of the website (including your IP address) will be transmitted to and stored by Google on servers in the United States. Google will use this information for the purpose of evaluating your use of the website, compiling reports on website activity for website operators and providing other services relating to website activity and internet usage. Google may also transfer this information to third parties where required to do so by law, or where such third parties process the information on Google’s behalf. Google will not associate your IP address with any other data held by Google. You may refuse the use of cookies by selecting the appropriate settings on your browser, however please note that if you do this you may not be able to use the full functionality of this website. By using this website, you consent to the processing of data about you by Google in the manner and for the purposes set out above.

Further Information and queries

Learn more about Google Analytics use of cookies.

Learn more about the Google Analytics Opt-out Browser Add-on.

If you have any concerns about the way in which we process your personal data, you can contact us at