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Privacy Policy and Data Protection

Privacy Statement

The National Economic and Social Development Office (NESDO), the body corporate for the National Economic and Social Council (NESC), is a registered data controller under the Data Protection Acts and the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). Click here for registration details.

NESDO/NESC does not collect any personal data about you on this website. Visitors to this website should be aware that statistical and other analytical information is collected on an aggregate and non-individual specific basis on all browsers of the site to monitor traffic so that its capacity and efficiency can be better managed.

Data Protection

In keeping with its obligations under the Data Protection Acts and the GDPR, NESDO/NESC strives to ensure that any personal data retained by it is used solely for the purposes of carrying out its remit. In that regard, NESDO/NESC will ensure that the data it retains is adequate, relevant and not excessive for the purpose for which it is needed; accurate and up-to-date; not retained longer than required; will not be shared with third parties without the permission of the data subject; and is held in accordance with the standards required under GDPR.

Under GDPR data subjects have enhanced rights, including access to their data, having inaccuracies corrected and information erased.

The NESDO/NESC privacy policy is informed and guided by the principles contained in the Rules for Data Protection issued by the Data Protection Commissioner.

Any queries in relation to personal data held by NESDO/NESC should be addressed to:

Gaye Malone
Data Protection Officer
Email: Gaye.Malone@NESC.IE

For more information on data protection and GDPR please check the website of the Data Protection Commissioner

Usage of Google Analytics

This website uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google, Inc. (‘Google’). Google Analytics uses ‘cookies’, which are text files placed on your computer, to help the website analyze how users use the site. The information generated by the cookie about your use of the website (including your IP address) will be transmitted to and stored by Google on servers in the United States. Google will use this information for the purpose of evaluating your use of the website, compiling reports on website activity for website operators and providing other services relating to website activity and internet usage. Google may also transfer this information to third parties where required to do so by law, or where such third parties process the information on Google’s behalf. Google will not associate your IP address with any other data held by Google. You may refuse the use of cookies by selecting the appropriate settings on your browser, however please note that if you do this you may not be able to use the full functionality of this website. By using this website, you consent to the processing of data about you by Google in the manner and for the purposes set out above.

Governing Law

This website is controlled and operated by NESC from Ireland. NESC does not make any representation that materials and/or the facilities or services offered through this website are appropriate or suitable for use in countries other than Ireland, or that they comply with any legal or regulatory requirements of such other countries. In accessing this website, you do so at your own risk and on your own initiative, and are responsible for compliance with local laws, to the extent any local laws are applicable. If it is prohibited to make this website, the Materials, and/or facilities or services offered through this website or any part of them, available in your country, or to you (whether by reason of nationality, residence or otherwise), this website, the Materials and/or facilities or services offered through this website or any part of them are not directed at you.

These terms and conditions of use shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of Ireland, and you hereby agree for the benefit of NESC, and without prejudice to the right of NESC to take proceedings in relation to these terms and conditions of use before any other court of competent jurisdiction, that the courts of Ireland shall have jurisdiction to hear and determine any action or proceedings that may arise out of or in connection with these terms and conditions of use, and for such purposes you irrevocably submit to the jurisdiction of such courts.


Any waiver of any provision of these terms and conditions must be in writing and signed by NESC to be valid. A waiver of any provision hereunder shall not operate as a waiver of any other provision, or a continuing waiver of the same provision in the future. If any court of competent jurisdiction finds any provision of these terms and conditions to be void or unenforceable for any reason, then such provision shall be ineffective to the extent of the court’s finding without affecting the validity and enforceability of any remaining provisions. These terms and conditions represent the entire understanding and agreement between you and NESC relating to use of this website, and supersede any and all prior statements, understandings or agreements whether oral or written, and shall not be modified except in writing, signed by you and by the National Economic and Social Council.