Privacy Policy

Privacy Policy Purpose:

When we collect your information, we take care that it is handled securely and processed in accordance with the law. This policy explains when and why we collect personal information, how we use it, the conditions under which we may disclose it to others and how we keep it secure.

Who are we? is a collaborative website operated by Kerry County Council, Kerry Tourism Industry Federation and Kerry SciTech (Tech Industry Alliance) to market the County of Kerry as a place to visit, to work in, to invest in and to live in.

For the purposes of this privacy policy and personal data processing on this website, the three named parties are Joint Data Controllers. A Joint Data Controller agreement is place between the parties as required under Section 79 of the Data Protection Act 2018.

To enquire about or exercise your Privacy rights please contact:

The Data Protection Officer, Kerry County Council as follows:
Tel: +353 66 718 3500

Postal Address: Kerry County Council, Co Buildings, Rathass, Tralee, V92 H7VT, Co. Kerry

What type of information do we collect from you?

  • Contact details (Name and email address) where you have subscribed to a newsletter.
  • Certain contact details associated with Data Subjects who are Sole traders / micro-businesses who have provided that detail with product or event listings – for example Bed and Breakfast accommodation owners.

There is also information about your computer hardware and software that is automatically collected by us when you visit our website through the use of Cookies and logs. This information can include your internet-facing IP address; your browser type; access times, referring website addresses and any of our cookies you have consented to. 

Links to other websites:

Our web sites and electronic communications may contain links to other websites. This privacy policy applies only to our site, so you should always be aware when you are moving to another site and read the privacy statement of any site that collects personal information. 


The Data Protection Act 2018 & the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) provides rights for individuals: 
The right to be informed 
You have the right to be informed about how and when we may process personal data.  
This is typically done via a privacy notice.  

The right of access 
You have the right to ask us for copies of your personal information. This right always applies, there are some exemptions which means that you may not always receive all the information we process.

You can request access from the Data Protection Officer by completing Kerry County Council's Subject Access Request Form. Please have regard to the Data Protection pages of Kerry County Council’s own website which contains for example, the Subject Request Access Policy.

The right to rectification 
You have the right to ask us to rectify information you think is inaccurate. You also have the right to ask us to complete information you think is incomplete.

The right to erasure
The right to erasure is also known as ‘the right to be forgotten’. 
You have the right to ask us to erase your personal information in certain circumstances where there is no compelling reason for its continued processing, for example; upon the withdrawal of consent for direct marketing.

The right to restrict processing 
You have the right to ask us to restrict the processing of your information in certain circumstances.

The right to data portability 
This only applies to information you have given us. You have the right to ask that we transfer the information you gave us from one organisation to another, or give it to you. This right only applies if we are processing information based on your consent or under, or in talks about entering into a contract and the processing is automated.

The right to object to processing 
You have the right to object to the processing of your personal data if it is for: processing based on legitimate interests or the performance of a task in the public interest/exercise of official authority (including profiling); direct marketing (including profiling); and processing for purposes of scientific/historical research and statistics.

Rights in relation to automated decision making and profiling. 
The GDPR provides safeguards for individuals against the risk that a potentially damaging decision is taken without human intervention. You have the right not to be subject to a decision based solely on automated processing, including profiling.
The right to withdraw consent at any time, where relevant 
We are required to make it as easy to withdraw consent as to give consent.

The right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority 
The Data Protection Commission may be contacted here:


01 7650100 / 1800437 737

Helpdesk Hours

09:30 - 13:00hrs (Monday - Friday)  

14:00 - 17:30hrs (Monday - Friday)


Postal Address:

Data Protection Commission

21 Fitzwilliam Square South
Dublin 2
D02 RD28

The legal basis for the processing and the purpose of the processing
Kerry County Council has a variety of legitimate interests in the promotion of the County which arise from the Local Government Act 2014 and related legislation.

However, the primary legal basis for the processing of any personal information associated with the website is the Consent freely provided and maintained by the Data Subject.

Like many other websites, our website uses cookies. 'Cookies' are small pieces of information sent by an organisation to your computer and stored on your hard drive to allow that website to recognise you when you visit. They collect statistical data about your browsing actions and patterns and do not identify you as an individual. For example, we use cookies to store your country preference. This helps us to improve our website and deliver a better, more personalised service. 

It is possible to switch off cookies by setting your browser preferences. For more information on how to switch off cookies on your computer, visit our full cookies policy. Turning cookies off may result in a loss of some functionality when using our website. 

Digital Marketing, Social Media Monitoring & Advertising 
As part of our marketing and communications activity, we collect technical, web and aggregated data for the purposes of digital marketing including search engine marketing and on-line advertising.  We may use advertising options available on social networks to target specific audiences using interest, location and demographic data made available in the social network and search engines. 

To ensure compelling and integrated communications, there are occasions where we may integrate a user's activity by tracking user's behaviour with a combination of cookies and pixel tagging data on our website with relevant social media advertising and web site advertising channels. 

We also use social media listening software to surface and bring publicly available social content to our attention. 

Your marketing choices 
You have a choice about whether or not you wish to receive information from us. If you want to receive direct marketing communications from us then you can select your choices by ticking the relevant boxes situated on the form on which we collect your information. 

We will not contact you for marketing purposes by email, post, phone or text message unless you have given your prior consent.

You can change your marketing or research preferences at any time by clicking the ’unsubscribe’ link on any email we send you. You can also do this by contacting us via:

  • Post
  • ‘Contact Us’ form on the website
  • Telephone

How long do we keep your information? 
We can maintain your data 12 months from the date you last provided consent, unless you exercise a right to withdraw that consent or delete data we may keep.

Who has access to your information? 
We will not sell or rent your information to third parties. 
Please be reassured that we will not release your information to third parties for them to use for their own direct marketing purposes without your prior consent.

Organisations we may share information with:  
When we work with or use third party service providers (for example email campaign management) , we disclose only the personal information that is necessary to deliver the service, and we have a contract in place that requires these service providers to keep your information secure and not to use it for their own direct marketing purposes. 

We may also be required to disclose your information by law, for example, by a court order, or for the purposes of prevention of fraud or other crime.

Securing your information 
When you give us personal information, we take steps to ensure that it’s treated securely. We restrict access to personal data to employees, contractors and agents who need to know such personal data in order to operate, develop or improve the services that we provide. We ensure that we have appropriate physical and technological security measures to protect your information; and we ensure that when we outsource any processes that the service provider has appropriate security measures in place.
We will implement appropriate technical and organisational measures to ensure a level of security appropriate to the risks that are presented by the processing of your personal data. In particular, we will consider the risks presented by accidental or unlawful destruction, loss, alteration, unauthorised disclosure of, or access to personal data transmitted, stored or otherwise processed.

All information submitted to our websites is encrypted. When you are on a secure page, a lock icon will appear on the top of web browsers such as Microsoft Edge, Firefox and Google Chrome. 

As a result, while we strive to protect your personal information, we cannot guarantee the security of any information you transmit to us, and you do so at your own risk. Once we receive your information, we make our best effort to ensure its security on our systems. For Product owners of the extranet part of our site, where we have given (or where you have chosen) a password which enables you to access certain parts of our websites, you are responsible for keeping this password confidential. We ask you not to share your password with anyone. 

16 or Under 
We are concerned to protect the privacy of children aged 16 or under. If you are aged 16 or under‚ please get your parent/guardian's permission beforehand whenever you provide us with personal information. 


Data Processor

New Mind Consulting trading as Simpleview Europe are the Data Processor who provide the Content Management System, the Destination Management System (products and events database) and the Digital Asset Management System on which our website is built.

Simpleview also provide additional services associated with build sites and page elements, hosting, analytics and Search Engine optimisation to the partnership. They also provide technical support.  The web servers & services they use to build and host our sites are based in the EU under the terms of the contract we hold with them. Their contact details are below:

1.02 South Harrington Building, 182 Sefton Street,
Brunswick Business Park, Liverpool L3 4BQ, United Kingdom

+44 (0) 330 440 1825


Review of this Policy 
We keep this Policy under regular review. This Policy was last updated in Nov 2023.

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