Privacy Notice

This Privacy Notice gives you some helpful information about who we are, what personal data we collect about you, who we share it with and why, how long we keep it, and your rights.

1. Who we are: Tearmann Spirituality Centre is a place of hospitality for pilgrims and soul seekers in Glendalough. We are open all year round for groups and individuals who want to spend time in the sacred valley of Glendalough, to pray, relax or take time out in a serene environment. We are a branch of St Patrick’s Missionary Society Ireland (CHY3397), located at Kiltegan, County Wicklow. Established in 1932, the Society works to spread the Gospel through missionary work throughout the world.

2. What personal data we collect and why: We collect and use personal data relating to our guests, volunteers, and others who engage with us.

a. Guests: We collect and process personal data of Guests. The personal data we collect includes your name, contact details and next of kin details which includes a name and phone number.
b. Volunteers: We collect and process personal data of volunteers the personal data we collect includes your name; date of birth; address; contact details. We use personal data for purposes including running an efficient service; complying with our legal obligations as a charitable body; complying with our statutory reporting obligations to Government bodies; to manage risk; for resolving disputes and taking/defending litigation, etc. The information we collect about you depends on various factors, e.g. we will hold differing levels of information about a job applicant as compared with a long-standing employee.

How long we keep it: Some personal data is only kept for a short period (e.g. we will destroy it at the end of your visit or a financial audit period because it is no longer needed). Where data has enduring historical value to the Society it will be retained in our archives. If you would like further information about retention periods, please contact us.

3. Who we share it with: We share personal data with third parties, including where required to comply with our legal obligations (including complying with court orders, discovery orders, etc.)? Where required, we will share your personal data with our insurance company, our legal advisors, and other service providers (including IT providers, security providers, etc.) to enforce our legal rights (for fraud prevention, credit risk, litigation) and to resolve disputes and defend litigation.
If you would like further information about who we share your data with, please contact us.

4. Your rights: You have the following statutory rights that can be exercised at any time:
(a) Right to complain to supervisory authority.
(b) Right of access.
(c) Right to rectification.
(d) Right to erasure.
(e) Right to restrict processing.
(f) Right to data portability.
(g) Right to object, and to object to automated decision making/profiling.
For further information, please contact us.

5. Contact us: If you need further information, please contact us at or The Data Protection Coordinator, St Patrick’s, Kiltegan, Co. Wicklow, Ireland.