Data Protection Statement

General statement

The National Folklore Collection fully respects your right to privacy and actively seeks to preserve the privacy rights of those who share information with the archive. Any personal information you provide to us will be treated with the highest standards of security and confidentiality, in accordance with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) as introduced in May 2018.


Processing of personal and technical information

The National Folklore Collection does not collect any personal data about you on this website. We do however collect certain non-personal usage data with the aid of cookies while users browse the website. These cookies store the user’s preferred language and certain data related to Google Analytics. We use Google Analytics to record information about where our users come from and what they do while on this site. Google Analytics collects and stores technical details about the browser and the computer used to visit the site.

Personal Information that you provide voluntarily by contacting us directly - in person or via e-mail, telephone or mail - in pursuit of general queries or research is not made available to any third parties beyond the National Folklore Collection. This information (name, address, e-mail address, telephone number, affiliated institution, and query details) is used by the National Folklore Collection staff for the following purposes:

  • Research administration or image licensing
  • Record management for the effective use of archive resources
  • Anonymized data is used for annual archive reporting

Your personal information will be stored securely and will only be accessed by authorized archive personnel for these specific aforementioned purposes. We take appropriate physical and technical security measures, including staff awareness training to maintain the security of personal data supplied to us and we review these measures regularly.


Access and Amendments

If you become aware of any inaccuracy in the personal data you have supplied to us, please let us know and we will update our records accordingly.

If you have any specific queries about the purpose for which your information is to be used, please contact us by e-mail at or by phone on 01 716 8216.