Privacy Policy


Kerry Cultural and Literary Centre CLG, T/a Kerry Writers’ Museum is subject to certain laws that regulate how we can collect, store, use, or otherwise process your personal data. At Kerry Writers’ Museum we value the importance of protecting privacy and personal data. While we reserve the right to update this privacy policy at any time without prior notice, our data processing will always remain fair, transparent, and lawful. This policy is Kerry Writers’ Museum’s public affirmation of how we intend to fulfil that goal.


This policy only concerns itself with the processing of personal data. The types of personal data that Kerry Writers’ Museum may process will vary and depend on the interactions that a person has with the museum. Specific policies may apply to your relationship with Kerry Writers’ Museum in addition to this general statement of policy, for example if you are an employee with specific policies to your role. Those specific policies will take precedence over any conflicting provision in this Privacy Policy. If you are unsure or would like to ask what policies do we consider apply to your relationship with Kerry Writers’ Museum please send an email to


Kerry Writers’ Museum commits itself to operating on the basis of the following privacy principles:

  1. Lawfulness, Fairness, and Transparency
  • Beyond upholding your legal rights, our aim is to provide our services fairly to you, and to be transparent in the way we process your data.
  • We will always provide you with a clear statement of the purpose behind a data processing.
  • We will always provide you with a clear statement on how that processing is compatible with your legal rights, also known as the legal or lawful basis for processing.
  • One common example of a lawful basis is where processing is necessary for a service or contract that you have requested. Another common basis is where we have a legal obligation to process your data, such as to protect against fraud. Your consent can sometimes also be a legal basis for processing.
  1. Purpose limitation
  • We aim to collect your data only for specific, limited purposes that we will specify to you in advance as clearly as we can.
  • Moreover, in the event we ever rearrange how we do things, we aim never to process your data in a way that is incompatible with the original purposes.
  1. Data Minimisation

We try only to process the personal data that we really need – no more and no less.

  1. Accuracy

We will try to correct or erase, depending on what is appropriate in the context, personal data that are inaccurate.

  1. Storage Limitation

No one needs or wants their data floating around for eternity, so we try to delete data when we no longer need them.

  1. Integrity and Confidentiality

We protect your data with the appropriate technologies and business practices. We guard against unauthorised or unlawful processing, and against accidental loss, destruction, or damage to your data.

  1. Accountability
  • We aim to document, as necessary and appropriate, the things we do for your protection.
  • You also have a number of rights that you can use to check up on us and hold us accountable.
  • Finally, in addition to holding ourselves accountable, we also demand that our processors commit themselves to the protections you deserve. We aim to be transparent in our choice of processors so that you can hold them accountable too.


How do you get my consent?

When you provide us with personal information to complete a transaction, verify your credit card, place an order, arrange for a delivery or return a purchase, we imply that you consent to our collecting it and using it for that specific reason only.

If we ask for your personal information for a secondary reason, like marketing, we will either ask you directly for your expressed consent, or provide you with an opportunity to say no.

How do I withdraw my consent?

If after you opt-in, you change your mind, you may withdraw your consent for us to contact you, for the continued collection, use or disclosure of your information, at any time, by contacting us at or mailing us at: Kerry Writers’ Museum, 24 The Square, Listowel, Co. Kerry, V31 RD93, Ireland.


Contact information and Purchasing Data

When you purchase a course, product or gift voucher(s) through Kerry Writers’ Museum’s office or website your name, address data, email and contact number will be stored in our system. We do not share your personal details with any other company without your consent.

We may provide course facilitators with your email address so that they can provide you with materials for the duration of your course. Facilitators are not permitted to use your information for any other purpose unless given permission by you.

We may contact you regarding your experience of the Kerry Writers’ Museum services and resources. This feedback and information is used to improve our services and is never passed on to other organisations.

Mailing Lists

As part of the registration process for our monthly e-newsletter, we collect personal information. We use that information for a couple of reasons: to inform you about the activities of Kerry Writers’ Museum; to contact you if we need to obtain or provide additional information; to check our records are right and to check every now and then that you’re happy and satisfied. We don’t rent or trade email lists with other organisations and businesses.

We use a third-party provider, MailChimp, to deliver our newsletter. We gather statistics around email opening and clicks using industry standard technologies to help us monitor and improve our e-newsletter. For more information, please see MailChimp’s privacy notice. You can unsubscribe to general mailings at any time of the day or night by clicking the unsubscribe link at the bottom of any of our emails or by emailing our Manager Cara Trant at

Payment Data

Our store is hosted on Paypal. They provide us with the online e-commerce platform that allows us to sell our products and services to you. Your data is stored through Paypal’s data storage, databases and the general Paypal application. They store your data on a secure server behind a firewall.

If you choose a direct payment gateway to complete your purchase, then Paypal stores your credit card data. It is encrypted through the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI-DSS). Your purchase transaction data is stored only as long as is necessary to complete your purchase transaction. After that is complete, your purchase transaction information is deleted.

All direct payment gateways adhere to the standards set by PCI-DSS as managed by the PCI Security Standards Council, which is a joint effort of brands like Visa, MasterCard, American Express and Discover.

PCI-DSS requirements help ensure the secure handling of credit card information by our store and its service providers.  For more insight, you may also want to read Paypal’s privacy policy here

Website Google Analytics

When someone visits we use Google Analytics, to collect standard internet log information and details of visitor behaviour patterns. We do this to find out things such as the number of visitors to the various parts of the site. This information is only processed in a way which does not identify anyone. We do not make, and do not allow Google to make, any attempt to find out the identities of those visiting our website.

When you use Kerry Writers’ Museum’s Wi-Fi, we do not collect any information about your activities.


When you click on links on our website, they may direct you away from our site. We are not responsible for the privacy practices of other sites and encourage you to read their privacy statements.


You are entitled to view, amend, or delete the personal information that we hold. Email your request to our Executive Director Cara Trant at with the subject line ‘Data Protection’.


This policy was reviewed on 21.05.2022 and will be re-examined on a yearly basis.

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