Gambling Awareness Trust, (GAT, we, us, our, etc), a company incorporated under the laws of Ireland, also trading as, is committed to protecting and respecting your privacy. This Data Protection Notice sets out the types of personal information GAT, as Data Controller, collect from you, what is done with this information, with whom this information is shared and your rights in respect of that information.


This Data Protection Notice applies to you whether you are a user of the services which GAT supports, an applicant for funding or a service provider to GAT. It also applies to third parties whose personal data you provide to us in connection with our relationship with you (for example, in respect of the third party individuals whose details are included in a funding application.). Please ensure that you provide a copy of this Data Protection Notice to any third parties whose personal data you provide to us.

It applies to all personal data collected, maintained, transmitted, stored, retained, or otherwise used (i.e. processed) by us regardless of the media on which that personal data is stored.

  • Sources of Personal Data

In general we hold and process personal data that is collected from you directly. We may also collect, hold and process personal data on you that we obtain indirectly from other sources. This includes information that is publicly available (e.g. relevant websites or social media profiles, articles published about you) and information that is privately held by others and provided to us (e.g. personal data provided on funding application forms).


The types of Personal Data we collect will depend on how you engage with GAT and include the following:

  1. Your name
  2. Your address
  • Telephone number(s)
  1. Your email address
  2. Your position and roles within an organisation applying for funding
  3. Records of when you engaged with GAT- for example, if you contact us we keep a record of that correspondence.
Purpose for processing your information Legal basis
To review funding proposals, provide funding and support to suitable projects and to contact individuals in relation to the progress of projects. This processing of personal data is necessary for our legitimate interest in managing our organisation and supporting and promoting projects which address issues of gambling addiction, provided our interest is not overridden by your interest.


In identifying this basis, we have weighed our legitimate interest as an organisation against your rights and freedoms and determined that it will not unfairly impact your rights. If you would like further information on how we balanced these interests you can contact us using the details below.


Please note that you have a right to object to processing of your personal data where that processing is carried on for our legitimate interest.

To respond to queries we receive or where any issue or problems are reported to us in respect of our organisation.
Managing and operating our website – to monitor how it is being used and to help it to function efficiently.
To provide funding and support to suitable projects and to contact individuals. This processing of your data is necessary for the performance of our contract with you.
For the prevention and detection of fraud, money laundering or other crimes or for the purpose of responding to a binding request from a public authority or court. This processing of your data is necessary in order for us to comply with any legal or regulatory obligations.
  • Recipients of Your Personal Data

It may be necessary from time to time for us to disclose personal data to third parties or agents, including the following:

  • Service providers who provide IT and system administration services.
  • Professional advisers including lawyers, bankers, auditors and insurers who provide consultancy, banking, legal, insurance and accounting services.
  • Revenue Commissioners, Gardaí, regulators and other authorities who require reporting of processing activities in certain circumstances.

We require all third parties to whom we transfer your data to respect the security of your personal data and to treat it in accordance with the law. We only allow such third parties to process your personal data for specified purposes and in accordance with our instructions.

  • Storage of your information

We will store your personal data only for as long as necessary to achieve the purposes set out above and for the exercise or defence of legal claims. The length of time for which we retain personal data will depend on our reason for processing it.

For example, personal data  (including directors’ and officers’, names and contact details) which we obtain as a result of  receiving an application for funding will be retained for at least as long as is necessary to review the application. This will usually take 6 months. Once a decision in relation to funding has been made, we retain basic information relating to unsuccessful applications for a further period of 7 years to enable us to exercise or defend any legal claims which may arise.  We retain personal data relating to successful applications for the duration of our contractual relationship and then for a period of 7 years after the funding relationship has ended, in order to enable us to exercise or defend and legal claims.

The retention period of any personal data we collect through your submission of a query will depend on the specific query received but in general we will hold such information for no longer than 36 months after we have responded to your query.

For more information in relation to how we store your personal data please contact our Data Protection Manager at the address provided below.

  • Your rights in respect of your information

You have several rights in relation to your personal data. In each case, these rights are subject to restrictions as laid down by law. The following is a summary of your rights:

  • Right to request access to your personal data (commonly known as a “data subject access request”). This enables you to receive a copy of the personal data we hold about you and to check that we are lawfully processing it;
  • Right to request rectification of the personal data that we hold about you. This enables you to have any incomplete or inaccurate information we hold about you corrected;
  • Right to request erasure of your personal data. This enables you to ask us to delete or remove personal data where there is no good reason for us continuing to process it. You also have the right to ask us to delete or remove your personal data where you have exercised your right to object to processing (see below);
  • Right to request the restriction of processing of your personal data. This enables you to ask us to suspend the processing of personal data about you, for example if you want us to establish its accuracy or the reason for processing it;
  • Right to object to processing of your personal data where we are relying on a legitimate interest and there is something about your particular situation which makes you want to object to processing on this ground. This includes any profiling of your personal data which is done on the basis of our legitimate interests;
  • Right to data portability enables you to request the transfer of your personal data to another party;
  • Right to withdraw your consent to our processing of your information at any time. This will not affect the lawfulness of processing based on consent before its withdrawal or processing which is not based on your consent; and
  • Right to lodge a complaint with the Data Protection Commission or with the data protection authority in the Member State of your residence, place of work or place of an alleged infringement. If you consider that the processing of your personal data infringes the GDPR. The contact details for the Data Protection Commission are:

Data Protection Commission                                       Phone: +353 (0)761 104 800.

Canal House                                                                   E-Mail: [email protected]

Station Road


Co. Laois

If you wish to exercise any of these rights, please contact us (see Contact Details below). We will respond to your request within one month. That period may be extended by two further months where necessary, taking into account the complexity and number of requests. We will inform you of any such extension within one month of receipt of your request. We may request proof of identification to verify your request. We have the right to refuse your request where there is a basis to do so in law.

  • Changes to our Data Protection Notice

We reserve the right to change this Data Protection Notice from time to time at our sole discretion. If we make any changes, we will post those changes on our website, and update the “Last Updated” date at the bottom of the Data Protection Notice page. However, if we make material changes to this Data Protection Notice, we will notify you by means of a prominent notice on our website prior to the change becoming effective and if possible, via email. Please review this Data Protection Notice periodically for updates.

  • Our basis for requiring the information

Where we ask you to provide your personal information, we will explain whether it is a legal or contractual requirement that we use such information and if you do not wish to give your information to us, we will explain the consequences based on the specific information concerned.

  • Contact Details

If you any questions or comments about this Data Protection Notice, wish to exercise your rights in connection with the personal data you have shared with us or wish to complain, please contact our Data Protection Manager using the details below:

Email:   [email protected]

Phone:  00 353 1 2469595 (office hours)

Post:      Gambling Awareness Trust,  25-28 North Wall Quay, Dublin 1


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