Public Affairs Ireland (PAI) Privacy Statement

Public Affairs Ireland obtain and process certain data from users on our website. We do so in accordance with the Data Protection Acts 1988 and 2003, and the ePrivacy Regulations 2011. Below is a summary of how and why we collect, store, share or keep personal information provided by our customers.


Registration for events

When customers register for events, we ask for information. This includes personal information (name, contact details), employment information (job title, organisation), and information regarding a designated contact for invoicing. The above are used solely for the purpose of registration for attendance at the event and payment thereafter. If you choose to pay for your training with credit card, you will enter your payment details with a third-party (Stripe). Stripe meets all standards for handling and processing data. To further ensure safeguarding, PAI have an active SSL Certificate on our website.


Data Protection – what data we collect and what we do with it

We collect this data to communicate with you as per the contract entered into when you booked your place on this course. We may also contact you following your attendance with information relating to further events and seminars that might be of interest to you.

As a data controller, we comply both with domestic Data Protection Acts and the forthcoming GDPR. We will not share your information with any third parties, except where this is necessary to carry out the action of the contract. All of our data processors adhere to strict standards for data protection and data security. PAI will never sell or give your data to third-parties for marketing activities, or with the intent of contacting you on unrelated matters.

For more information about the processors we use, email us on or call us on 01 819 8500. By continuing with your online booking, please be aware you are consenting to receive this first email communication.

If you would like to opt-out of communications relating to marketing and information, please call us on 01 819 8500 to complete your booking process. You will also have the option, on every marketing communication, to opt-out of the communications. Please note that our weekly Newsletter has a separate mailing list. If you wish to be removed from all communications (weekly Newsletter and marketing communications), please contact us on the details above, and we will remove you from all lists.




A cookie is a small piece of data that may be stored on your computer or mobile device. It allows a website “remember” your actions or preferences over a length of time. PAI’s website ( collects cookies from users that visit the website. The information gained from their collection and processing help us to improve the accessibility and accuracy of our website, and improve the user experience.


Within your browser you can choose whether you wish to accept cookies or not. Different browsers make different controls available to you and so we provide links below to popular manufacturers’ instructions on how you can do this.


Google Analytics

In order to improve our products and services, PAI uses Google Analytics tracking. This helps us collect additional data, such as geographical location, the pages user visit, IP addresses, and other anonymised data. When you visit, your web browser automatically sends certain information to Google. Further, Google can also set cookies on your browser or read cookies that are already there. Only designated members of staff have access to this information, and all have training in Data Protection. For more information on the information Google will collect from visitors, and how to avoid your information being collected, visit their Privacy Policy here:


Changes to our Privacy Statement

This document is under regular review. It was last updated in September 2017.

This policy will, by May 2018, be fully compliant with the General Data Protection Regulations and the related ePrivacy Regulations.

If you have any queries about our Privacy Policy, and your own personal data, you can email us at or call us on (01) 819 8500.