Cookie Policy/ Privacy Statement

Privacy Statement

We want you to understand and be comfortable with the ways in which we collect and use information relating to identifiable individuals (“personal information”) when you use our website. In order to understand your rights fully, we encourage you to read this Privacy Statement.

If you do not want the Sisters of St Louis (defined below) to use your personal information in the ways set out in this Privacy Statement, you can discontinue use of our website or contact us using the contact details below.

We reserve the right to modify this Privacy Statement at any time. If we materially change this Privacy Statement we will take steps to inform you of the change in advance. We will do this through an email, website notices or some other means.

If you ever change your mind about us using your personal information, you can discontinue use of our website.

1. Who we are?
This website is operated by the Institute of the Sisters of St Louis, St Louis Generalate, Beech Court, Ballinclea Road, Killiney, Co Dublin, Ireland (“we” “our” or “us”).

2. To what does this Statement Apply?
This statement applies to personal data collected through our website, It does not apply to other uses of personal data by the Institute.

3. What information do we process?
We process the following categories of personal information:

  • For all visitors to our website:
    Certain usage and technical information which is made available to us via our internet service provider. This information includes the IP and logical address of the server you are using, the top level domain name from which you access the internet (for example .ie, .com, etc.), the type of browser you are using, the date and time you access our site and the internet address linking to our site (“User Information”).
  • For our Newsletter subscribers:
    If you subscribe to our Newsletter, we will only use your name and email to provide you with relevant information and to send you Newsletters. We will not share your personal details with any third party.

4. How do we use your information and on what legal bases do we rely?
We process your User Information to analyse the usage of our site and to improve the experience of visitors to our site. In doing so we rely on the legal basis of pursuing the Congregation’s legitimate interests of monitoring internet use and communications in order to manage its resources, plan for the future and protect its rights and those of its Users. We may also need to share your User Information if it necessary for us to comply with a legal obligation, to preserve or defend the Congregation’s rights in court, to respond to law enforcement requests or discovery procedures, or where required or permitted by applicable laws, court orders, government regulations, or government authorities which will include lawful access by courts or governmental authorities outside your country of residence.

5. How do we share your information?
We keep your information private. We don’t sell your personal data. However, in limited circumstances we may share your information with third parties. These are set out below:

  • With our service providers: To a limited extent, we may share personal data with our service providers, particularly where this is necessary to provide our website to you. These service providers will be obliged to keep your personal data confidential, safe and secure.
  • For legal and safety reasons: We may provide information to a third party if we believe in good faith that we are required to do so for legal reasons.

6. How long do we keep your personal data?
We will keep your information in accordance with applicable legal requirements, and only for as long as necessary for the purposes described in section 3 or as long as required by law or to defend potential legal claims.

7. How do we keep your personal data secure?
We take our security responsibilities seriously and deploy appropriate organisational and technical security measures to keep personal data secure. We review our security policy regularly.

8. What are your rights?
You have the right to obtain a copy of your personal data in an easily accessible format. In certain circumstances, you also have the right to object to the processing of your personal data, to request the amendment or deletion of your personal data and to withdraw your consent to the processing of your personal data (where we are relying on consent as the legal basis for processing your personal data).

Without prejudice to any other rights you may have, you may file a complaint with the Irish Data Protection Commission. The Commission’s website is

Newsletter subscribers can amend their account details or delete their subscription at any time, by taking the following steps:

  • Go to “Useful Links” on sidebar menu of emailed newsletter
  • Click on “Profile Update”
  • Update Contact details, or
  • To unsubscribe, click on “Opt-Out” button or click “Unsubscribe” button in email.

If you would like to exercise any of your rights or you have any questions about your rights please email us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Alternatively, you can contact us by telephone or post using the contact details available below.

9. How do we use personal data if you use the form on our “Contact us” page
If you provide us with your name, email address or any other personal data on our “Contact Us” page, we will use this data to contact you, if necessary, to respond to your query. We will not use the personal data you provide us with on the “Contact us” page for any other purpose and we will only hold this information for so long as is necessary to fulfil this purpose or for a longer period if we are required to do so by law.

10. International Transfers
We do not transfer your personal data outside of the European Economic Area.

Cookie Policy

Who are we?
This website is operated by the Sisters of St Louis, St Louis Generalate, Beech Court, Ballinclea Road, Killiney, Co Dublin (“we” “our” or “us”).

This policy explains how we use cookies and related technologies (collectively called “Cookies”) to provide our services to you through our website (the “Site”). By accessing or using our Site you consent to our use of Cookies in the manner described in this policy. If you are not comfortable with the ways in which we use Cookies, please do not use our Site or alternatively change your device’s web-browsing settings (see section on “How to refuse cookies”).

What is a Cookie?
Cookies are small text files sent from a website and stored in a user’s web browser while the user is browsing a website. When a user visits a website more than once, the browser sends Cookies back to the website, allowing the website to recognise the user and remember things like their personalised details and preferences.

Do we use Cookies?
Yes. We may obtain information about your general internet usage by using Cookies that are typically stored on the hard drive of your computer or on your mobile device. By continuing to visit our Site, you are agreeing to the use of Cookies for the purposes we describe in this policy.

When do we use Cookies?
We use Cookies when you navigate our Site. For example, if you have a member’s account, when you return to our Site after logging in, Cookies provide information to our Site so that the Site remembers you. Cookies help us to improve our Site, and to deliver a better, more personalised service.

What types of Cookies do we use?
We use Cookies for the operation and security of the Site and to improve our services. We currently use Cookies for the following purposes:

  • Operation of our service: We use Cookies to monitor session and status data. We also use Cookies to remember if you have seen our cookie banner.
  • Security: We use Cookies to enable and support our security features, and to help us detect malicious activity.
  • Preferences: We use temporary “session” cookies which enables your web browser to remember which pages on our Site have already been visited, and, for Registered Members, to keep you logged in if you choose the “Remember Me” option when logging in. This information may be used to help us to improve, administer and diagnose problems with our Site and server. Our Site also uses other technical methods to track visitor usage, including web beacons. (“Web beacons” are small pieces of data that are embedded in images on the pages of a website). We also use these technical methods to analyse the traffic patterns on our Site, such as the frequency with which our users visit various parts of our Site. These technical methods may involve the transmission of information either directly to us, or to another party authorised by us to collect information on our behalf.

Third Party Cookies
We use Google Analytics which is one of the most widespread and trusted analytics solutions on the web for helping us to understand how you use the Site and ways that we can improve your experience. These Cookies track things such as how long you spend on the Site and the pages that you visit so we can continue to produce engaging content. For more information on Google Analytics cookies, see

How to refuse the use of Cookies
You can change your web browser settings so your device warns you each time a Cookie is sent, or to turn off all Cookies. Each browser is different, so please look at your browser “help page” to learn how to modify your Cookies preferences. However, if you disable Cookies you won’t have access to certain features that may make your browsing of our Site and use of our services smoother, and some of our services may not be available to you.
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For other browsers, please consult the documentation that your browser manufacturer provides.

Contacting Us
If you have any questions regarding our use of Cookies please contact us using the following information:

Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Phone (01) 235 0304