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Privacy Statement

Privacy Statement

This statement relates to the privacy practices of Tyndall National Institute in connection with the ESA Space Solutions Centre Ireland (SSCI) website 

Tyndall National Institute is the Lead Partner in the ESA SSCI Consortium Partnership.

General Statement

Tyndall National Institute fully respects your right to privacy and actively seeks to preserve the privacy rights of those who share personal information (also known as personal data) with Tyndall National Institute.

How we use your personal data and our legal basis for this

On some parts of the website, you may volunteer personal information (e.g. by using our online forms). Tyndall National Institute principally uses your information under the legal basis of consent. As this information is provided on the basis of consent, you are free to withdraw your consent at any time. 

We also collect information about your computer, including where available your IP address, operating system and browser type, for system administration and to report aggregate information to our webmasters. This allows us to ensure that content from our site is presented in the most effective manner for you and for your computer. The use of your personal information in the above ways is necessary for the legitimate interests of Tyndall National Institute in operating and improving its websites, analysing their use, and ensuring their security. For more information, please review our Cookie Policy below.

Any personal information processed by Tyndall National Institute in connection with these websites will be treated in accordance with the General Data Protection Regulation and the Data Protection Acts 1988 to 2018. Accordingly, Tyndall National Institute shall only process such information in line with the purpose for which you provided it to the extent necessary to provide you with the information or service you require. 

Tyndall National Institute shall not disclose your information to third parties unless you are specifically informed otherwise or we require a third party contractor to process the information on our behalf (in which case Tyndall National Institute requires these third parties to comply with its instructions and we require that they do not use your personal information for their own business purposes, unless you have explicitly consented to the use of your personal information in this way).

How long we will keep your data

In keeping with the data protection principles, we will only store your data for as long as is necessary for the purposes for which it was submitted to Tyndall National Institute and in accordance with Tyndall National Institute’s Records Management Policy and records retention schedules.

Cross-border Data Transfers

We work with third party contractors, some of whom operate and host data outside the European Economic Area (EEA). Accordingly, in the course of processing your personal data, it may be transferred outside of the EEA on the understanding that we rely on legally approved mechanisms to lawfully transfer data across borders including the Standard Contractual Clauses approved by the European Commission.


Tyndall National Institute is not responsible for the content or privacy practices of other websites. The privacy practices on these websites may differ from that on Tyndall National Institute’s websites, and we advise that you review the other websites’ policies before providing personal information.

Within the domain you may find websites over which Tyndall National Institute has no editorial responsibility. Such sites can include the websites of companies. 

Your Rights

You have various rights under data protection law, subject to certain exemptions, in connection with our processing of your personal data, including the right:

If you wish to avail of these rights, please contact the Information Compliance Manager, University College Cork, by emailing 

In order to protect your privacy, you may also be asked to provide suitable proof of identification. If any of your details are incorrect please let us know and we will amend them.

Queries or Complaints

If you have any general queries regarding ESA Space Solutions Centre Ireland’s website you can contact the Manager, ESA Space Solutions Centre Ireland, by emailing 

If you have any complaints in connection with our processing of your personal data, you can contact UCC’s Information Compliance Manager: Information Compliance Manager, Office of Corporate & Legal Affairs, University College Cork, Western Road, Cork, E: Tel: +353 21 4903949.

You also have the right to lodge a complaint with the Data Protection Commission if you are unhappy with our processing of your personal data. Details of how to lodge a complaint can be found on the Data Protection Commission’s website (, or by telephoning 1890 252 231.

Revisions to Privacy Statement

Tyndall National Institute may revise this privacy statement from time to time. Changes to this privacy statement will be posted here so you should periodically check this page to review the most recent statement. If you have any questions about this privacy statement or the practices of Tyndall National Institute’s websites these should be referred to the Information Compliance Manager at the address set out above.