Privacy Policy

How we use your information

This privacy notice provides information about the ways in which the Communist Party of Ireland (CPI) collects, stores, shares or keeps personal information provided by visitors to our website.

Using our website: is owned and operated by members of the CPI. This website utilises Cookies. The purpose of the Cookies is solely to assist the CPI in redesigning our website to ensure we provide relevant information in an easily accessible format. Please see below for our Cookie Policy.

Search engine:

The search facility on our website is an internal search function and only returns information that appears on the website.

  • the submission of membership applications or membership renewals to the Communist Party of Ireland.
  • the request for information about the Communist Party of Ireland.

The legal basis for processing data is Art 6.1(a) of the GDPR.

Personal Data which you have provided may include your Name, Address, Contact details, Date of Birth and voluntary organisations of which you are a member. The Communist Party of Ireland maintains this information on an electronic database. The Communist Party may also use your contact information to communicate with you.

Join online/Entry forms:

Data entered into the contact form, membership form or any other entry forms on this website will be treated equally to emails as detailed below.

Information entered onto the CPI website for the purpose of joining the Party is encrypted and held securely by our host provider. Personal Data obtained for the purpose of membership is retained for the duration of your membership period, some Personal Data may be required after this time in order to comply with certain legal, accounting and regulatory obligations to which the Communist Party of Ireland is subject to, e.g. Standards in Public Office. Limited Personal Data may also be retained for historical archive purposes.

Emailing us:

Any emails sent to us are recorded and forwarded to the relevant Branch and/or National Officer(s). The sender’s email address will remain visible to all CPI Officers tasked with dealing with the query.

Please be aware that it is the sender’s responsibility to ensure that the content of their emails is within the bounds of the law. Unsolicited material of a criminal nature will be reported to the relevant authorities and blocked.

Access to personal information:

You have the right to request a copy of all of your Personal Data and can do so by contacting:
Data Protection Officer,
Communist Party of Ireland,
43 Essex  Street East,
Dublin 2. DO2 Y306
The Communist Party of Ireland will respond to your request within one month of receipt.

What other rights do I have?

You have the right to request to have your Personal Data updated, rectified, or deleted if you so wish. You have the right to have the processing of your Personal Data restricted. You have the right to object to your Personal Data being processed. You have the right to withdraw any consent provided at any time.
To exercise these rights or to obtain further information, please contact the Data Protection Officer.

You also have the right to lodge a complaint with the Data Protection Commissioner see


As far as possible, we will not disclose personal data without consent. We will not disclose your personal data to third parties, except in instances where an individual has consented to the disclosure or we are obliged by law to disclose the data.

A cookie is a small piece of data that may be stored on your computer or mobile device. It allows a website “remember” your actions or preferences over a length of time.

Further information on cookies can be found at

How are they used on this site

This website makes use of Stats cookies to help generate data about the aggregated views and locations of views for specific pages. We do not have access to individual data such as IP address, only aggregated data (for example the total views to a page) Stats

Data Used: IP address, user ID (if logged in), username (if logged in), user agent, visiting URL, referring URL, timestamp of event, browser language, country code.

Important:The site owner does not have access to any of this information via this feature. For example, a site owner can see that a specific post has 285 views, but they cannot see which specific users/accounts viewed that post. Stats logs – containing visitor IP addresses and usernames (if available) – are retained by Automattic for 28 days and are used for the sole purpose of powering this feature.

Activity Tracked: Post and page views, video plays (if videos are hosted by, outbound link clicks, referring URLs and search engine terms, and country. When this module is enabled, Jetpack also tracks performance on each page load that includes the JavaScript file used for tracking stats. This is exclusively for aggregate performance tracking across Jetpack sites in order to make sure that our plugin and code is not causing performance issues. This includes the tracking of page load times and resource loading duration (image files, JavaScript files, CSS files, etc.). The site owner has the ability to force this feature to honor DNT settings of visitors. By default, DNT is currently not honoured.


The site uses Recaptcha to protect the contact form. This is provided by Google and uses cookies added by it to verify a genuine contact.

You may access Google’s cookie information and privacy policy here:

Privacy Policy | Cookies

Embedded content from other websites

Articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website.

These websites may collect data about you, use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking, and monitor your interaction with that embedded content, including tracking your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.

Changes to our Privacy Statement:

This is a live document, under regular review. This policy was last updated in January 2022.

How to contact us:

If you require further information regarding our Privacy Policy, you can contact the CPI Data Protection Officer through the contact us form or write to us at:
Data Protection Officer,
Communist Party of Ireland,
43 Essex  Street East,
Dublin 2. DO2 Y306