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Data Protection Statement

At ACCORD Dublin Catholic Marriage Care Service (“ACCORD Dublin” “Us” or “We”) we take your privacy seriously. By booking and participating in ACCORD Dublin Pre-Marriage Courses, it is necessary for us to collect and use your personal data in particular the following purposes:

  • Booking and administration Purposes: to administer bookings and schedule marriage preparation courses provided by ACCORD Dublin based on your (explicit) consent and as necessary to perform the contract between ACCORD Dublin and you.
  • Payment purposes: ACCORD Dublin will use your payment data, including credit or debit card details to process payments you make for our services provided by ACCORD Dublin as necessary to perform the contract between you and ACCORD Dublin.
  • Statistical analysis and research purposes: To enhance our service offerings, to gauge the demand and interest for certain other service offerings and for statistical and research purposes, ACCORD Dublin seeks to collect certain other personal data, such as details of your date of birth, nationality, religion education, marital status, occupation, cohabitation status. This information may include certain special categories of personal data and where we collect such information we will treat it in accordance with data protection law. It is entirely optional for you to provide this information to us and when you chose to do so it is based on your clear and explicit consent.
  • Marketing purposes: ACCORD Dublin may also use your contact details, including email address, address and phone number to provide communications to you with information about products or services such as other courses, that we offer. Based on ACCORD Dublin’s legitimate interests, once you have availed of our services or products, we will send communications to keep you informed about other product offerings / courses unless of course you exercise your right to opt-out, which we will respect in accordance with applicable direct marketing rules. Separately, you can provide your consent by opting in to receive communications containing information about our product offerings and courses.

We will keep any personal data that we collect for as long as we consider necessary based on the purpose for which we collect the data. In relation to payment details this will be for a period of less than 12 months (and generally less) and all other personal data will be retained in identifiable form generally for a period of less than 3 years from the date of collection.

Under data protection law you enjoy certain rights including the right to access, erase, rectify, restrict to and object to the processing of your personal data (where ACCORD Dublin relies on its legitimate interests) in addition to the right to data portability and the right not to be subjected to automated decision making. These rights are available in certain circumstances and subject to certain criteria and exceptions under data protection law. You can make a request to exercise any of these rights in respect of the personal data concerning you that is held and processed by ACCORD Dublin, by contacting or by writing to : Data Protection Officer, ACCORD Dublin, Holy Cross Diocesan Officer, Clonliffe Road, Dublin 3. You also have the right to lodge a complaint with the Data Protection Commission (see for more information), however, we would ask that you raise any issue with us in advance so that we can address it.