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About Hyperemesis Ireland

We are a registered charity in the Republic of Ireland, Registered Charity No. 20201046

We are committed to protecting and respecting your privacy in compliance with the Data Protection Acts 1988 to 2018 (as amended), and GDPR.

This website contains external links to other websites and Hyperemesis Ireland is not responsible for the privacy policies of these other websites.

This policy  was last updated in April 2024 and may be updated from time to time; please check back regularly. If you have any queries about this policy, or any of our data processing activities, please contact news[at]hyperemesis[dot]ie. 


Data we will collect

We collect and store personal information as part of your interaction with us. 

Examples of collection of personal information:

  • If you submit a query through our online form, or if you email us directly, we will collect your email address, the details of your query (which may include healthcare information), and other information you chose to share (for example your name or telephone number). 
  • If you make a donation to us via this website, we have access to your email address, name, and the amount of your donation. We have no access to your payment details. We advise you to check the privacy policies of the donation websites (e.g.: iDonate, Paypal Giving) if you have further queries.
  • If you volunteer with us, you will be asked to provide additional information such as your address and referee details. 

The above are examples for illustrative purposes only. 

Anonymised reporting and profiling such as website usage (e.g.: page views, time on page, cookies) may also be collected. 


How we use this data

The lawful bases for data processing include consent, legitimate interest and fulfilling legal obligations.

We use this data to provide information, advice, and training; to improve our services; and to further our charitable objectives including fundraising and marketing. 

For example:

  • If you tell us you are a healthcare professional, we may contact you with information specific to training for healthcare professionals
  • If you have donated to or fundraised for us, we may use this information to tailor future communications appropriately.  

We do not share personal data with third parties unless it is part of our services; if so, we disclose only the personal information that is necessary to deliver the service, and we have a contract in place that requires any third parties to keep your information secure in accordance with the law. 


How you can exercise your data subject rights: 

You have the right to know what information we hold about you and to ask, in writing, to see your records, to amend your records or to have your records erased. In certain circumstances we will be unable to delete data entirely for statutory purposes such as tax and accounting legislation. If you would like to view or change any data we hold on you, please contact us on news[at]hyperemesis[dot]ie. 

You can always opt out of email contact at any time, either through an unsubscribe link in the email itself, or by replying to the email. We do not currently communicate with supporters or other contacts by other media (e.g.: post, phone) unless we have your consent to do so; we may do so in the future in accordance with the law. 

You have the right to complain to the Data Protection Commission; the right to object to data processing; and the right to transfer data to another organisation. 


Data Retention

We will review the data we hold regularly, and shall delete data after a reasonable period of time if retention is not required for statutory purposes.



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