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Privacy Notice

This is a statement of the practices of The Kid’s Trial at the Health Research Board – Trials Methodology Research Network (HRB-TMRN), School of Nursing and Midwifery,  University of Galway (“the Service”) in connection with the processing of personal data for the purposes of the Service and the steps taken by the University of Galway (“the University”) as a data controller to safeguard individuals’ rights under data protection legislation, specifically the EU General Data Protection Regulation (“GDPR”) and Data Protection Acts 1988-2018

Your rights under data protection law

You have the following rights over the way we process your personal data. Please see the University of Galway’s Data Subject Rights Procedure for further information.

Know & Understand Your Rights

Know & Understand Your Rights

Specifically, your personal data may be processed for any or all of the following purposes:

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Further Information

If you have any queries relating to the processing of your personal data for the purposes outlined above or you wish to make a request in relation to your rights you can contact any member of the Service staff at:, or


If you wish to make a complaint or escalate an issue relating to your rights you can contact the University of Galway’s Data Protection Officer:


Post: The Data Protection Officer, 
University of Galway, Room A129, 
The Quadrangle, 
University of Galway, 
University Road, 
Galway, Ireland


If you are not satisfied with the information we have provided to you in relation to the processing of your personal data or you are dissatisfied with how the University of Galway is processing your data you can make a complaint to the Data Protection Commissioner at:


Personal data

Any information about an identified or identifiable natural person (‘data subject’).

Special Categories of Personal Data (Sensitive personal data)

  • Data concerning health

  • Personal data revealing racial origin, ethnic origin, political opinions, religious beliefs, philosophical beliefs, trade-union membership

  • The processing of genetic data for the purpose of uniquely identifying a natural person

  • The processing of biometric data for the purpose of uniquely identifying a natural person

  • Data concerning a natural person's sex life or sexual orientation



Any operation or set of operations performed on personal data. Processing includes storing, collecting, retrieving, using, combining, erasing and destroying personal data, and can involve automated or manual operations.


Data subject

Someone who can be identified, directly or indirectly, in particular by reference to an identifier such as a name, an identification number, location data, an online identifier or to one or more factors specific to the physical, physiological, genetic, mental, economic, cultural or social identity of that natural person.


Data controller

An organisation, such as the University of Galway, which determines the purposes and means of the processing of personal data.


Data processor

A natural or legal person, public authority, agency or other body which processes personal data on behalf of the controller, traditionally under contract. This does not include Service staff who are processing personal data on behalf of the University as part of their employment duties.


Date: 30/01/2023

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