Kildare Animal Foundation respects your privacy

Kildare Animal Foundation respects your privacy and is committed to protecting it. The purpose of this Privacy Statement is to inform you of the data relating to you that we collect and use in connection with this website and the uses (including disclosures to third parties) we make of such data. 

What personal data we collect and why we collect it

We collect and process personal data relating to you in connection with your use of this website and our relationship with you. The types of personal data you provide to us on these pages may include:

  • your name and contact details, including your postal address, phone number and e-mail address;
  • your contact preferences;
  • the Internet Protocol (IP) address from which you access the Website (an IP address is the number automatically assigned to your computer when you are surfing the web); and
  • any other information relating to you that you provide to us or that we generate about you in connection with your use of the website.
  • When visitors leave comments on the site we collect the data shown in the comments form, and also the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection.

An anonymised string created from your email address (also called a hash) may be provided to the Gravatar service to see if you are using it. The Gravatar service privacy policy is available here: After approval of your comment, your profile picture is visible to the public in the context of your comment.

Non Personal information

We collect and analyse certain statistical information about the use of this website (“non-personal information”). When you visit our website, the following non-personal information is retained about that visit:

  • the previous website from which you accessed the Website;
  • the identity of any search engine used to access the Website, and any search terms used;
  • the IP address of any link used to access the Website;
  • the type of browser and operating system used to access the Website;
  • the date and time of your access to the Website;
  • a list of all the pages visited while in the Website; and
  • the page from which you exit the Website.

Most non-personal information is collected via cookies or other analysis technologies. 

Children’s privacy

Kildare Animal Foundation is committed to protecting the privacy needs of children and we encourage parents and guardians to take an active role in their children’s online activities and interests. We do not knowingly collect information from children under the age of 16 and Kildare Animal Foundation does not target its websites to children under 16.

Use of Cookies

Cookies are small data files placed on your computer or internet enabled device by websites in order to add functionality. A cookie can be used to identify a user’s computer or internet enabled device to the website, or to other third party websites. Cookies help to improve the usage and effectiveness of the website, for example by remembering preferences expressed by a user or tracking a user’s use of the website for statistical analysis.

If you leave a comment on our site you may opt-in to saving your name, email address and website in cookies. These are for your convenience so that you do not have to fill in your details again when you leave another comment. These cookies will last for one year.

Embedded content from other websites

Articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website.

These websites may collect data about you, use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking, and monitor your interaction with that embedded content, including tracking your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.

How we use Personal and Non-Personal Information

Kildare Animal Foundation uses your personal data to provide you with information on our services and to help us better understand your needs and interests. Specifically, we use your information to help you complete a transaction or order, to communicate with you, to personalise promotional offers. Occasionally we may also use your information to contact you for market research regarding Kildare Animal Foundation. We will give you the opportunity to choose your privacy preferences regarding such communications.

Non-personal information is aggregated for reporting about the Kildare Animal Foundation website usability, performance and effectiveness. It is used to improve the user experience, usability and website content.

Who we share your data with

We may disclose your personal data to other organisations in connection with the above purposes including:

  • to third parties who we engage to provide services to us in connection with the website, such as outsourced service providers, IT service providers, professional advisers and auditors;
  • to other public authorities and bodies where required or permitted by law, such as the Gardaí or other law enforcement authorities for the purposes of the prevention, investigation or detection of crime.

Kildare Animal Foundation will not sell, rent or lease your personal information to others

How long we retain your data

If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained for a period of 12 months. This is so we can recognise and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue.

For users that register on our website (if any), we also store the personal information they provide in their user profile. All users can see, edit, or delete their personal information at any time (except they cannot change their username). Website administrators can also see and edit that information.

What rights you have over your data

If you have an account on this site, or have left comments, you can request to receive an exported file of the personal data we hold about you, including any data you have provided to us. You can also request that we erase any personal data we hold about you. This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.

Where we send your data

Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service.

Your contact information

For any questions or comments about our privacy statement, please contact us at or by post to;

IT Manager, Lough Andy’s House, South Green Road, Kildare, R51 5E00