Privacy Policy

Blacksod lighthouse is managed by Comharchumann Forbartha Ionad Deirbhile, a social enterprise based in Eachléim.  Comharchumann Forbartha Ionad Deirbhile (CFID) have been at the centre of developing opportunities for the Gaeltacht region of Eachléim, An Gheata Mór Theas & Fód Dubh on the Mullet Peninsula since 1995.  CFID actively enhances the use of the Irish language within the region by providing education and tourism initiatives through our native tongue.  

Comharchumann Forbartha Ionad Deirbhile respects the rights of all users of our online services, and we take your privacy very seriously. This privacy statement outlines how we collect and use information when you use our website and social media accounts.  If you have any concerns or queries about how your personal data is processed via this website, please do not hesitate to contact us at:

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How we may deal with your personal information

Comharchumann Forbartha Ionad Deirbhile collects the following data from you when you use our website:

  • Non-personally identifiable information such as:
    • IP Address
    • Browser Type
    • Device Type
    • the search terms you used
    • the pages you accessed on the website and the links you clicked
    • the date and time you visited the site
    • the referring site (if any) through which you clicked through to this site
    • your operating system (for example, Windows or Mac)
    • other information like your screen resolution and the language setting of your browser.

(Your IP address is collected to enable us transmit information to your computer.  Your Browser Type and Device Type is collected to help us improve our services to you)

  • Personally identifiable information such as:
    • Your name
    • Email Address
    • Any other information you choose to submit to us (i.e. through a contact form)

(Personally identifiable information is provided by you is used to enable us to answer your queries or book your tickets)

Comharchumann Forbartha Ionad Deirbhile only collects personally identifiable information with your explicit consent. Explicit consent is given when accepting specific cookie categories or filling a form with information you volunteer.  Comharchumann Forbartha Ionad Deirbhile will not use your personal data for any purpose other than that for which it was collected.  

Comharchumann Forbartha Ionad Deirbhile reserves the right to combine non personally identifiable information in an aggregate basis to help us understand where our customers come from and to improve our services to you.  This statistical information will be viewable by Comharchumann Forbartha Ionad Deirbhile staff, contractors or third parties who provide administration and/or support services for the website.

Use of Cookies

Cookies are small text files that improve your experience of our website.  Our website uses cookies to provide social media features and to analyse our traffic. We share information about your use of our site with our social media, advertising and analytics partners who may combine it with other information that you’ve provided to them or that they’ve collected from your use of their services.

You can at any time change or withdraw your consent from the Cookie Declaration on our website.

Disclosure of information to third parties

We may provide non-personal data to third parties in aggregate form, where such information is combined with similar information of other users of our website. For example, we might inform third parties regarding the number of unique users who visit our website, the demographic breakdown of our community users of our website, or the activities that visitors to our website engage in while on our website. The third parties to whom we may provide this information may include potential or actual advertisers, providers of advertising services (including website tracking services), commercial partners, sponsors, licensees, researchers and other similar parties. We will not disclose your personal data to third parties unless you have consented to this disclosure or unless the third party is required to fulfil your query (in such circumstances, the third party is bound by similar data protection requirements). We will disclose your personal data if we believe in good faith that we are required to disclose it in order to comply with any applicable law, a summons, a search warrant, a court or regulatory order, or other statutory requirement.

Security of your personal data

Comharchumann Forbartha Ionad Deirbhile will implement appropriate technical and organisation measures to ensure that appropriate security of the processing of personal data is implemented.

How long will your data be kept?

Comharchumann Forbartha Ionad Deirbhile will only retain your personal data for as long as it is necessary for the purposes for which it was collected and processed.  

Social Media

Comharchumann Forbartha Ionad Deirbhile maintains a presence on several social media platforms including Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn and Instagram. Any information, communications, or materials you submit to Comharchumann Forbartha Ionad Deirbhile by way of a social media platform is done at your own risk without any expectation of privacy. Comharchumann Forbartha Ionad Deirbhile cannot control the actions of other users of these platforms or the actions of the platforms themselves. Your interactions with those features and platforms are governed by the privacy policies of the companies that provide them.

Third-party websites

The website includes links to other websites. These third-party websites have their own privacy policies and are also likely to use cookies. Comharchumann Forbartha Ionad Deirbhile encourages you to carefully read the privacy policy of any website you visit.

Governing Law and Jurisdiction

This Privacy Statement is governed by the laws of Ireland and is subject to the exclusive jurisdiction of the Irish courts.

Contacting Us

If you require further information, or you wish to have your personal data updated, amended or removed from our database, please contact