Data Protection

Data Protection

Data Protection

Data Protection Notice and Information for all our Customers

All personal data processed by Inform Nutrition Ireland Ltd. will take place in accordance with the law on Data Protection and will only be for the purposes connected to the functions of these Businesses.

Inform Nutrition staff are also considered as customers of these Businesses from a Data Protection perspective and may exercise their data protection rights in the same way.

Inform Nutrition are fully committed to keeping all personal data submitted by its customers, fully safe and secure during administrative processes.   All necessary technical measures have been put in place to ensure the safety and security of the systems which hold this data.

At times personal data may be used in an IMT test environment to ensure that the IMT service delivered will meet the requirements of the service/function for our customers.  Where possible, we will limit the use of personal data in this way and aims to anonymise and pseudonymise such data.

Transparency and openness in the use of personal data held is important to us and therefore we aim to fully inform all our customers about the purpose(s) for which their data is used and why, where it is shared, and how long their data is held. Information on the rights of the customers and how to exercise these rights are also provided.

If we receive any information which leads us to believe that a criminal offence may have taken place, we will use all data available, including personal data, to pursue any necessary investigation and/or prosecution as provided for under the terms of the Law Enforcement Directive (EU 2016/680).

Terms and conditions documentation attached to Schemes and/or information provided to our customers on application forms have been substantially amended to provide for the additional data protection information which should be provided to our customers under the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).

Data Protection information will be updated on this page from time to time.


Information on Data Protection

The current legislation for Data Protection in Ireland is the Data Protection Act 1988 as amended by the 2003 Data Protection Act, The Data Protection Act 2018 and The General Data Protection Regulations (EU 2016/679) which came into effect on 25 May 2018.  (It should be noted that the 1988 Data Protection Act as amended in 2003 will likely be repealed in full, in due course).

Who is the Data Controller?

Under Data Protection Legislation, Inform Nutrition Ireland Ltd, as data controllers are responsible for the collection and processing of all personal data under its administration.

How do I contact the Data Protection Officer?

The Data Protection Officer can be contacted as follows:

Data Protection Officer
Inform Nutrition Ireland Ltd.
Whites Cross .


Phone: 021 4394770

What is your personal data used for?

All personal data processed by Inform Nutrition, will take place in accordance with the law on Data Protection and will only be used for the purposes connected to the functions of these businesses.

What are your rights under Data Protection legislation?

When you, as a customer, provide personal data to us you have certain rights available to you in relation to that data.   However, it should be noted that not all rights listed shall be applicable in every circumstance.  These rights are outlined below and can be exercised by contacting the Data Protection Officer, as detailed above, indicating which right(s) you wish to exercise:

Currently our customers have the following rights (up to 24 May 2018)

  • access to their data
  • rectification of their data
  • erasure of their data
  • right to lodge a complaint with the Supervisory Authority(i.e. the Office of the Data Protection Commissioner, Canal House, Station Road, Portarlington, R32 AP23 Co. Laois – email:, phone:057 8684800).

From 25 May 2018 onwards all Department customers can also avail of, where applicable, the following additional rights

  • restriction of processing
  • data portability
  • objection to processing
  • withdraw consent if they previously gave it in relation to processing of their personal data
  • rights relating to automated decision making, including profiling.
Where will your personal information be shared?

At the point of collection of your personal data (e.g. in the application form) information should be provided on where the personal data you are providing will be shared.   At all times it will only be shared where there is a valid legal basis to do so and in accordance with the appropriate Data Protection legislation.

Research and Statistics

Where personal data is collected and a research/statistics purpose is deemed compatible with the purpose for collection, then it may be shared for this purpose.  Where possible information on this will be provided to the customer at the point of data collection, or as soon as possible thereafter.

Anonymising or pseudonymising personal data (masking it)

Where possible we will anonymise or pseudonymise (mask) personal data so that the personal data will only be available to those who have a clear business need to see it.

Technical information on data collected

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