Digital Regions Platform Privacy Statement

The following Privacy Information is being provided to you as outlined in the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). It is intended to inform you how Personal Data in this Digital Regions Platform service is used, by whom and for what purposes.

Information you give to us

Personal Data provided by you to us will be held in accordance with the data protection principles of Ireland and set out in the Data Protection (Amendment) Act, 2003, the Data Protection Act, 1988 and the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) 2016/679. Your Personal Data consists of your name and work contact details, i.e., employer name, job title, work email address, work telephone number, biography and personal photo.

What is the purpose of processing your Personal Data?

The purpose of processing your Personal Data is that it is necessary to fulfil your role as an authorised staff member of an organisation that cooperates, or is a member of a consortium, with ERNACT to research, develop and implement European Union (EU), National Government and local authority projects in the field of digital agenda, innovation, technology and knowledge transfer, research and development. (see list of current relevant projects below). The specific purposes are:
  1. Carryout out joint project development and management activities
  2. Providing information regarding the project partnership
  3. Organising and completing project events, such as meetings, workshops, conferences and seminars and including booking transport and accommodation related to the project events.
  4. Distributing project documents, good practices, services and action plans developed
  5. Carrying out dissemination activities via websites, social media, newsletters, publications, reports, news items and press releases
  6. Producing status and financial reports for ERNACT, the project consortium and the project funders.
Will anyone else receive a copy of your Personal Data?
Your Personal Data will be used for the purposes described above only.

Where is your Personal Data stored?

Your data will be stored electronically on a database hosted by Amazon Web Services (AWS) in Ireland.

Who is Amazon Web Services (AWS)?

AWS is a “data processor” who provides web and database cloud services to ERNACT. We have a contract in place with AWS.

How long will my Personal Data be stored for?

Your Personal Data will be held until the expiry of the legally binding retention period imposed by the project funders. You may check this by contacting your ERNACT project manager. 

Who is the data controller?
ERNACT is the Data Controller. Contact details are ERNACT EEIG, 271 @CoLab, LYIT Campus, Port Road, Letterkenny, Co. Donegal, Ireland. (Phone: +353 74 91 68212)

How can I obtain a copy of my Personal Data

You have the right to request a copy of all of your Personal Data by emailing us at This information will be provided to you within one month.

Can my Personal Data be updated or rectified?

You have the right to have your Personal Data updated or rectified. You may do this by updating the Update My Profile section on the homepage after you login

Where can I get further information?

Further information regarding your rights can be obtained at the Office of the Data Protection Commissioner, Canal House, Station Road, Portarlington, Co. Laois, or on the website

How do I make a complaint or report a breach?

Should you wish to make a complaint or report a breach in relation to your Personal Data, you can do so by emailing the Office of the Data Protection Commissioner in Ireland at

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Links to Other Websites
This privacy statement does not cover the links within this site linking to other websites. We encourage you to read the privacy statements on the other websites you visit.


ERNACT reserves the right in its sole discretion to amend this privacy statement at any time, and you should regularly check this privacy statement for any amendments.
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