Privacy Policy


Welcome to, a website operated by TECHIRELAND ANALYTICS AND DATA SOLUTIONS COMPANY LIMITED BY GUARANTEE (“TechIreland”, "we", “our” or “us”). We are registered in Ireland under company number 597250 and have our registered office at DDDA Building, Custom House Quay, Dublin 1, Ireland.

TechIreland respects your privacy and is committed to protecting your personal data. This privacy statement will inform you as to how we look after your personal data – which means any information about an individual from which that person can be identified (not including anonymised data).

About Us

TechIreland is a data, analysis and content platform (the “Platform”) whose mission is to tell a data driven story about the quality and direction of Irish innovation. Our infrastructure consists of a live public platform/database of product innovation companies, multinationals, investors and hubs in Ireland. Our services range from custom reports and itineraries to survey to corporate presentations on Irish innovation.

All data that we record/present about companies, multinational companies, investors, hubs and persons is publicly available information. We aggregate data from various public sources to develop views on a sector or region in Ireland. Companies also send us direct correspondence by email requesting us to add specific data that might not be publicly available. Companies may also create a login and add information to their profile.

Terms of Use

This Privacy Statement forms part of our Terms of Use which is available at (the “Terms”) and incorporated by reference therein. Any capitalized but undefined term in this Privacy Statement shall have the meaning given to it in the Terms.

Purpose of this privacy statement

This privacy statement aims to give you information on how TechIreland collects and processes your personal data through your use of this website, including any data you may provide through this website when you create an account, upload personal data to your public profile or when you sign up to our newsletter and communications.

This website is not intended for children and we do not knowingly collect data relating to children.

It is important that you read this privacy statement together with any other privacy statement or fair processing notice we may provide on specific occasions when we are collecting or processing personal data about you so that you are fully aware of how and why we are using your data. This privacy statement supplements the other notices and is not intended to override them.


TechIreland is the controller and responsible for your personal data.

If you have any questions about this privacy statement, including any requests to exercise your legal rights, please contact TechIreland using the details set out below.

Contact details

Our full details are:

Full name of legal entity: TechIreland Analytics and Data Solutions Company Limited by Guarantee

Sheila Harte, Office Manager

Email address:


You have the right to make a complaint at any time to the Office of the Data Protection Commissioner, the Irish supervisory authority for data protection issues ( We would, however, appreciate the chance to deal with your concerns before you approach the Office of the Data Protection Commissioner so please contact us in the first instance.

Changes to the privacy statement and your duty to inform us of changes

Our Privacy Statement may change from time to time and any changes to the statement will be posted on this page.

It is important that the personal data we hold about you is accurate and current. Please keep us informed if your personal data changes during your relationship with us.

Third party links

This website may include links to third-party websites, plug-ins and applications. Clicking on those links or enabling those connections may allow third parties to collect or share data about you. We do not control these third-party websites and are not responsible for their privacy statements. When you leave our website, we encourage you to read the privacy statement of every website you visit.

The data we collect about you

We may collect, use, store and transfer different kinds of personal data about you which we have grouped together follows:

  • Identity Data includes first name, last name, username or similar identifier, title, company position, employer and gender.
  • Contact Data includes email address and telephone numbers, registered business address and addresses displayed by companies publicly for contact.
  • Transaction Data includes details about payments to and from you and other details of products and services you have purchased from us.
  • Technical Data includes internet protocol (IP) address and your login data
  • Profile Data and Public Account Data includes your username and password, purchases or orders made by you, your interests, preferences, feedback and survey responses.
  • Usage Data includes information about how you use our website, products and services.
  • Marketing and Communications Data includes your preferences in receiving marketing from us and our third parties and your communication preferences.

We also collect, use and share Aggregated Data such as statistical or demographic data for any purpose. Aggregated Data may be derived from your personal data but is not considered personal data in law as this data does not directly or indirectly reveal your identity. For example, we may aggregate your Usage Data to calculate the percentage of users accessing a specific website feature. However, if we combine or connect Aggregated Data with your personal data so that it can directly or indirectly identify you, we treat the combined data as personal data which will be used in accordance with this privacy statement. We do not collect any Special Categories of Personal Data about you (this includes details about your race or ethnicity, religious or philosophical beliefs, sex life, sexual orientation, political opinions, trade union membership, information about your health and genetic and biometric data). Nor do we collect any information about criminal convictions and offences.

How is your personal data collected?

We use different methods to collect data from and about you including through:

    • Public Account Creation

A public profile is created for a company.

Steps to create a user profile on TechIreland

  1. Login on the TechIreland homepage
  2. Click Create Account on User Sign In Page
  3. Enter the following information
    1. Email address
    2. First name
    3. Last name
    4. Password
    5. User type from drop down (Investor, Government, Media, Student, Job Seeker, Multinational, Startup, Services Company)
    6. Open text field to introduce self
  4. Click Sign Up

Users can then create a Company, MNC, Hub or Investor profile which are public profiles that go live on the platform.

Users can also login to TechIreland by using their LinkedIn profiles. TechIreland will then be able to access the user’s first name, last name and email as is registered with

TechIreland Advisors Public Profile will include your name, your LinkedIn profile picture and resume information, and other information that you choose to include in your Public Profile, provided that you may choose not to share any portion of your information (including Personal Information) with others, such that the only information which you confirmed will be visible on your Public Profile.

We also allow you to create an Account by clicking on a 'connect' or 'sign-in' button that we display on the Platform for LinkedIn (a "Third Party Account"). Doing so will enable you to link your Platform Account and your Third-Party Account. If you choose this option, then you will be required to approve the connection as well as the types of information (which may include personal information) that we will obtain from your Third-Party Account and the types of activities that we may perform in connection with your Third-Party Account. Please note that in order to use this option, you will need to have an existing Third-Party Account. Regardless of which method you choose to register your Account, we may send an email to your nominated email address to instruct you how to confirm your registration.

Your Public Profile, including your name and other information you choose to make public via your Public Profile, and any content that you post on or via the Site ('User Submissions' which may include Personal Information) may be publicly available to other Site users, and may also be accessed and used by people off the Site. If you publish your contact information in any User Submissions or as part of your Public Profile, you may receive unsolicited messages from other users of the Site or the public. We therefore encourage you to only post information that you are sure you want to be accessible to anyone. In addition, your Public Profile will include a link to your LinkedIn account, which LinkedIn members may use to connect with you on LinkedIn.

Other Direct interactions

You may give us your Identity and contact information by filling in forms or by corresponding with us by post, phone, email or otherwise. This includes personal data you provide when you

  • Respond to specific communications for TI data managers;
  • Subscribe to our service or publications;
  • Request marketing to be sent to you;
  • Enter a competition, promotion or survey; or
  • Give us some feedback.

Third parties or publicly available sources

The data that we record/present about companies, multinational companies (MNCs), investors, hubs and persons (company founders) is publicly available information or directly provided to TechIreland Analytics and Data Solutions by the company. We aggregate data from various public sources to develop views on a sector or region in Ireland. These include:

Automated technologies or interactions.

As you interact with our website, we may automatically collect Technical Data about your equipment, browsing actions and patterns. We collect this personal data by using cookies, and other similar technologies. Please see “Technical information we collect when you visit our Platform” for further details.

Technical information we collect when you visit our Platform

This Platform uses cookies to enable us to improve our service to you and to provide certain features that you may find useful

Cookies are small text files that are transferred to your computer's hard drive through your web browser to enable us to recognise your browser and help us to track visitors to our site. A cookie contains your contact information and information to allow us to identify your computer when you travel around our site for the purpose of helping you accomplish your reservation. Most web browsers automatically accept cookies, but, if you wish, you can set your browser to prevent it from accepting cookies. The "help" portion of the toolbar on most browsers will tell you how to prevent your browser from accepting new cookies, how to have the browser notify you when you receive a new cookie, or how to disable cookies altogether. The cookies we use do not detect any information stored on your computers.

For more information about cookies and how to stop cookies being installed visit the following website:


We use cookies to monitor customer traffic patterns and site usage to help us develop the design and layout of the websites. This software does not enable us to capture any personal passenger information.

Certain information in relation to web usage is revealed via our internet service provider who records some of the following data. The information we receive depends upon what you do when visiting our site:

  • The logical address of the server you are using.
  • The top-level domain name from which you access the Internet (for example, i.e. .gov, .com, edu, .org, etc).
  • The date and time you access our site.
  • The pages you have accessed, and the documents downloaded.
  • The previous Internet address from which you linked directly to our site.
  • Some of the search criteria you are using.
  • The Internet address to which you link directly from our site.

How we use personal data

We will only use your personal data when the law allows us to. Most commonly, we will use your personal data in the following circumstances:

  • Where we need to perform the contract, we are about to enter into or have entered into with you.
  • Where it is necessary for our legitimate interests (or those of a third party) and your interests and fundamental rights do not override those interests.
  • Where we need to comply with a legal or regulatory obligation.
  • Generally, we rely on your consent as main legal basis for processing your personal data. You have the right to withdraw consent to marketing at any time by contacting us on

Purposes for which we will use your personal data

We have set out below a description of all the ways we plan to use your personal data. In all cases, we rely on your consent, as per your acceptance of the Terms, as the legal basis for doing so.

  • To recognise/list names of entrepreneurs/founders who are building innovative products/companies in their respective sectors/regions and industries.
  • To identify the ratio of female founders and promote innovation by female founders.
  • To help people with introductions to each other or to companies after deriving multilateral consent; through email or telephone conversations.
  • Identify and report trends in the innovation ecosystem of Ireland and, compare and benchmark Irish innovation ecosystem with comparable international ecosystems.
  • Help government and non-government bodies in strategy development and policy making by presenting our consolidated views on such openly available data.
  • To administer and protect our business and this Platform (including troubleshooting, data analysis, testing, system maintenance, support, reporting and hosting of data);
  • To use data analytics to improve our website, products/services, marketing, customer relationships and experiences;
  • To make suggestions and recommendations to you about goods or services that may be of interest to you
  • To email all Users with updates on the activity of TechIreland and that of our partners
  • To email Users and or Founders of Companies, Profile Owners and Subscribers registered with
  • TechIreland about events, initiatives, surveys and other similar engagements.
  • To circulate opinion polls, surveys and questionnaires to help understand and strengthen the Irish innovation ecosystem

Third party marketing

We will get your express opt-in consent before we share your personal data with any company for marketing purposes.

Opting out

You can ask us or third parties to stop sending you marketing messages at any time by following the opt-out links on any marketing message sent to you or by contacting us at any time.

Change of purpose

We will only use your personal data for the purposes for which we collected it, unless we reasonably consider that we need to use it for another reason and that reason is compatible with the original purpose. If you wish to get an explanation as to how the processing for the new purpose is compatible with the original purpose, please contact us.

If we need to use your personal data for an unrelated purpose, we will notify you and we will explain the legal basis which allows us to do so.

Please note that we may process your personal data without your knowledge or consent, in compliance with the above rules, where this is required or permitted by law.

Disclosures of your personal data

We may have to share your personal data with the parties set out below for the purposes set out in in paragraph 4 above.

  • Internal Third Parties as set out in the [Glossary].
  • External Third Parties as set out in the [Glossary].
  • Third parties to whom we may choose to sell, transfer, or merge parts of our business or our assets. Alternatively, we may seek to acquire other businesses or merge with them. If a change happens to our business, then the new owners may use your personal data in the same way as set out in this privacy statement.
  • We require all third parties to respect the security of your personal data and to treat it in accordance with the law. We do not allow our third-party service providers to use your personal data for their own purposes and only permit them to process your personal data for specified purposes and in accordance with our instructions.

Data security

We have put in place appropriate security measures to prevent your personal data from being accidentally lost, used or accessed in an unauthorised way, altered or disclosed. In addition, we limit access to your personal data to those employees, agents, contractors and other third parties who have a business need to know. They will only process your personal data on our instructions and they are subject to a duty of confidentiality.

We have put in place procedures to deal with any suspected personal data breach and will notify you and any applicable regulator of a breach where we are legally required to do so.

Data retention

How long will you use my personal data for?

We will only retain your personal data for as long as necessary to fulfil the purposes we collected it for, including for the purposes of satisfying any legal, accounting, or reporting requirements.

To determine the appropriate retention period for personal data, we consider the amount, nature, and sensitivity of the personal data, the potential risk of harm from unauthorised use or disclosure of your personal data, the purposes for which we process your personal data and whether we can achieve those purposes through other means, and the applicable legal requirements.

In some circumstances we may anonymise your personal data (so that it can no longer be associated with you) for research or statistical purposes in which case we may use this information indefinitely without further notice to you.

Your legal rights

Under certain circumstances, by law you have the right to:

  1. Request information about whether we hold personal information about you, and, if so, what that information is and why we are holding/using it.
  2. Request access to your personal information (commonly known as a "data subject access request"). This enables you to receive a copy of the personal information we hold about you and to check that we are lawfully processing it.
  3. Request correction of the personal information that we hold about you. This enables you to have any incomplete or inaccurate information we hold about you corrected.
  4. Request erasure of your personal information. This enables you to ask us to delete or remove personal information 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 information where you have exercised your right to object to processing (see below).
  5. Object to processing of your personal information where we are relying on a legitimate interest (or those of a third party) and there is something about your particular situation which makes you want to object to processing on this ground. You also have the right to object where we are processing your personal information for direct marketing purposes.
  6. Object to automated decision-making including profiling, that is not to be subject of any automated decision-making by us using your personal information or profiling of you.
  7. Request the restriction of processing of your personal information. This enables you to ask us to suspend the processing of personal information about you, for example if you want us to establish its accuracy or the reason for processing it.
  8. Request transfer of your personal information in an electronic and structured form to you or to another party (commonly known as a right to “data portability”). This enables you to take your data from us in an electronically useable format and to be able to transfer your data to another party in an electronically useable format.

If you wish to exercise any of the rights set out above, please contact us.

No fee usually required

You will not have to pay a fee to access your personal data (or to exercise any of the other rights). However, we may charge a reasonable fee if your request is clearly unfounded, repetitive or excessive. Alternatively, we may refuse to comply with your request in these circumstances.

What we may need from you

We may need to request specific information from you to help us confirm your identity and ensure your right to access your personal data (or to exercise any of your other rights). This is a security measure to ensure that personal data is not disclosed to any person who has no right to receive it. We may also contact you to ask you for further information in relation to your request to speed up our response.

Time limit to respond

We try to respond to all legitimate requests within one month. Occasionally it may take us longer than a month if your request is particularly complex or you have made a number of requests. In this case, we will notify you and keep you updated.



Internal Third Parties

Service providers based in Ireland who provide data management, IT and business support services.

External Third Parties

  • Service providers based in India who provide IT and system administration services
  • Professional advisers including lawyers, bankers, auditors and insurers based in Ireland who provide consultancy, banking, legal, insurance and accounting services.