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Privacy Policy

This policy statement relates to our privacy practices in connection with the website (the "Website"). The National Gallery of Ireland (the "Gallery/we/us/our") is committed to maintaining the privacy of all our Website users and will not collect any personal information about you on the Website without your clear knowledge and permission. Any personal information which you volunteer to us will be treated strictly in accordance with applicable data privacy law.

1. Introduction

Please read this Privacy Policy carefully to understand our views and practices regarding your personal data and how we will treat it. By visiting the Website you confirm that you have read, understood and agree to the Privacy Policy in its entirety and accept our use of your personal information in accordance with its terms. If you object to our use of your personal information please do not access the Website. We may change the Privacy Policy from time to time. The revised Privacy Policy will be posted to the Website so that you are aware of the information we collect, how we use it and under what circumstances we may disclose it.

2. Collection and use of personal information

We are committed to protecting the privacy of our online visitors. We do not collect personal information about visitors to this Website unless you volunteer personal details through the use of online forms or you identify yourself by sending an email query containing personal information to one of the addresses listed throughout our Website. Any such personal information collected is used only to respond to your query, and to assist us with improving and personalising our service. It is not shared with outside parties.

3. The information we collect from you as a visitor to our Website

If you visit the Website to browse or read materials we automatically collect the IP address from which you access the Website (an IP address is the number automatically assigned to your computer when you use the internet. This information is only collected in aggregate, in other words, we are not able to monitor your individual usage of the Website. The information we collect helps us monitor site traffic patterns in order to improve our service and make the Website more useful to our users.

Specifically, the following technical information is automatically logged each time you visit our Website. This information is used for statistical analysis, and is not shared with any outside parties.

  • Your top level domain name (for example
  • The IP address of your computer (for example
  • The date and time of your visit to the site
  • The pages accessed
  • The website from which you accessed our site, and any search terms used
  • Your operating system and browser (for example Firefox, Safari, Internet Explorer)

4. The information we collect from you as an online customer

We collect the following information about the transactions you undertake online:-

  • Name
  • Email address
  • Contact telephone number
  • Preferred time for telephone contact
  • Card type
  • Full name as displayed on the card
  • Credit card number and expiry date of the card
  • Billing address
  • Delivery address (this need not be the same as the billing address)
  • Items you require
  • Delivery option

We process personal information collected via your online transactions (through PayPal) to administer orders and accounts to provide you with information about our activities or new image ranges.

The Gallery Shop website is managed separately, a link is provided from this website but similar information is collected on that site too.

5. Disclosure of information

We reserve the right to access and disclose the personal information we have collected on you to comply with applicable laws and lawful government requests, to operate our systems properly or to protect us/or the other users of the Website.

6. Cookies

The Website uses cookies, so a cookie may be placed in your computer browser. Cookies are small text files which provide us with information about how often someone visits the Website and what they do during those visits. Cookies do not themselves contain any personally identifying information but if you provide information to us, it may be linked to the data stored in the cookie.

If you do not want your browser to accept cookies, you can turn off the cookie acceptance option in your browser settings. Disabling cookie support may prevent the Website from functioning properly and you may not be able to utilise fully all of its features and information.

7. Marketing

Information which you submit to us may be used by us (or third parties selected by us) to inform you of products or services which may be of interest to you. Any such marketing will only be carried out in accordance with the preferences you have expressed on the Website. To the extent that we send you marketing emails in respect of third party products which may be of interest to you, we will require your consent to opt-in to such marketing.

8. Storage of personal information

The Gallery will take every care to ensure that personal information is stored securely. However, there are risks involved with the transfer of information across the internet and the Gallery Website users should be aware of this risk.

9. Security

The transfer of online transaction data to and from the Website, in connection with any purchase(s) you make online, is protected by the implementation of a Secure Sockets Layer protocol. Our VeriSign 128-bit secure certificate allows you to verify the authenticity of our secure Website domain and to communicate with our Website security, protecting confidential information from interception and hacking.

10. Right of Access and Amends

You have the right, subject to certain exemptions, to obtain a copy of any personal information we hold about you and to correct any inaccuracies in such data. If you wish to avail of any of these rights, please contact us via email at . Your request will be dealt with as soon as possible and will not take more than 40 days to process.

11. Third Party Sites

The National Gallery Images Website may contain links to websites operated by third parties. Such links are provided for your convenience only and are not covered by this Privacy Policy. The Gallery has no control over these websites and is not responsible for their availability or content. Please note the Gallery cannot be responsible for personal data that third party website operators or third party network owners may collect, store and use through their independent websites and networks. Inclusion by the Gallery on this website of links to such other websites does not imply any endorsement of the material on such websites or any association with their operators.

12. How to Contact Us

If you would like to contact us with any queries or comments in relation to data privacy or otherwise please contact us via email at