Privacy & Confidentiality Policy 

The Board of Directors of the Polio Survivors Ireland, active members, volunteers and employees treat polio survivors, and others who engage with the organisation, as persons of intrinsic worth with a right to determine their own priorities, entitled to respect and dignity and to due regard for their moral and cultural values. At all times they take care not to intrude inappropriately on polio survivors’ privacy and treat as confidential all information obtained from polio survivors, family, friends, clinicians and anyone else we interact with. As far as possible, they ensure that each polio survivor understands and consents to whatever action they propose to take on her or his behalf.

As part of our GDPR Readiness Programme, our Privacy Policy and a Cookie Policy is currently being reviewed and being updated.

Who we are

Our website address is:

What personal data we collect and why we collect it


If you leave a comment on our site you may opt-in to saving your name, email address and website in cookies. These are for your convenience so that you do not have to fill in your details again when you leave another comment. These cookies will last for one year.

If you have an account and you log in to this site, we will set a temporary cookie to determine if your browser accepts cookies. This cookie contains no personal data and is discarded when you close your browser.

When you log in, we will also set up several cookies to save your login information and your screen display choices. Login cookies last for two days, and screen options cookies last for a year. If you select “Remember Me”, your login will persist for two weeks. If you log out of your account, the login cookies will be removed.

If you edit or publish an article, an additional cookie will be saved in your browser. This cookie includes no personal data and simply indicates the post ID of the article you just edited. It expires after 1 day.

Embedded content from other websites

Articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website.

These websites may collect data about you, use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking, and monitor your interaction with that embedded content, including tracing your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.

Who we share your data with

We do not share your data with any third parties.

How long we retain your data

For users that register on our website (if any), we also store the personal information they provide in their user profile. All users can see, edit, or delete their personal information at any time (except they cannot change their username). Website administrators can also see and edit that information.

What rights you have over your data

If you have an account on this site, or have left comments (comments are disabled on this site), you can request to receive an exported file of the personal data we hold about you, including any data you have provided to us. You can also request that we erase any personal data we hold about you. This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes. If you register via our Polio Register you can request a copy of this data, or have it deleted at any stage.

Your contact information

If you contact us via the site we use your contact information to communicate with you – only according to your communication preferences.