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Data Protection Notice

At University College Cork, we treat your privacy seriously. Any personal data which you provide to the University will be treated with the highest standards of security and confidentiality, in accordance with Irish and European Data Protection legislation. This notice sets out details of the information that we collect, how we process it and who we share it with. It also explains your rights under data protection law in relation to our processing of your data.

Who we are

Throughout this Notice, “we”, “us” and “our” refers to Youth Climate Justice project, University College Cork, Ireland. For more information about us, please refer to our website.


How we collect your personal data

We collect your data from you when you complete the Microsoft Form (MS Forms). It will be used by us only in accordance with the purposes outlined in this notice.  

If you are over the age of 18, we will seek permission to collect personally identifiable information such as age range, name, email address, job title, and location, as well as study area of interest.  

In you are under the age of 18 and over the age of 16 the following data will not be requested: job title and location.

If you are under the age of 16 parental or guardian consent will be required to enrol in our research network, and it is through that parent or guardian’s email address that we will communicate with you.  

The purpose and legal basis for collecting your data

Any personal data you provide to us via MS Forms will be processed fairly and lawfully. It will be used so that we can: 

  • Share updates about the project, such as events, conferences and workshops,  
  • Email you when there are opportunities to participate in the project, through academic papers, reports, workshops, surveys and job alerts,  
  • Advertise your involvement in the project on our website. 


The Data Protection Acts allows us to process your data because you have provided your explicit consent. You are entitled to withdraw your consent at any time. If you do withdraw your consent, the Youth Climate Justice project will no longer process your personal data and will take steps to delete all reference to your data securely. 

Details of third parties with whom we share personal data

Your data will not be shared with any third parties.  

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 described here we will store your data for five years, the lifetime of the project, unless deletion is requested 

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: 

  • to find out if we use your personal data, access your personal data and receive copies of your personal data; 
  • to have inaccurate/incomplete information corrected and updated; 
  • in certain circumstances, to have your details deleted from systems that we use to process your personal data or have the use of your personal data restricted in certain ways; 
  • to object to certain processing of your data by UCC; 
  • to exercise your right to data portability where applicable (i.e. obtain a copy of your personal data in a commonly used electronic form; 
  • where we have relied upon consent as a lawful basis for processing, to withdraw your consent to the processing at any time; 
  • to not be subject to solely automated decision; 
  • to request that we stop sending you direct marketing communications**. 

 If you wish to avail of these rights, please write to: The Information Compliance Manager, University College Cork at 

** If you would like to stop receiving communications from us, please contact us at or by filling out the form on our website

Questions or compliants

If you have any queries in relation to membership of the network, please contact a member of the Youth Climate Justice team on email or by phone on + 353 21 4903000.  

If you have any queries or complaints in connection with our processing of your personal data, you can contact UCC’s Information Compliance Manager by email at:   

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. 

In submitting this form, you understand and agree that your personal details will be used by Youth Climate ate Justice for the purposes outlined above.