Privacy Policy

Here at The Migraine Association of Ireland, we take privacy seriously. It is important that you know exactly what we do with the personal information that you and others provide us, why we gather it and what it means to you. Preservation of your privacy is important to us and we are committed to letting you know how we use your personal information and to making only responsible use of your data.

References to “we”, “us”, “you” or “our” in this Privacy Policy are references to the The Migraine Association of Ireland (MAI) , a company limited by guarantee registered in the Republic of Ireland , registered company number: and a charity registered in The Republic of Ireland, registered charity number: 1122297.

Privacy Policy

About this Privacy Policy

Your privacy is important to us. This Privacy Policy explains what personal data The Migraine Association of Ireland collects, stores, processes, and shares. We will always be transparent with you about how we treat your personal data.

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What personal data do we collect

The personal data we gather from you may include your name, email address, mobile and/or landline telephone number, your postal address, name of your company, your Customer Number and any other information you are voluntarily willing to share with us when you contact our any of the Migraine Association of Ireland team or while engaging with our social media.

When do we collect your personal data

We collect your personal data when you access our website when you interact with our social media channels when you use one of the Contact Forms on our website, when you make a telephone/mobile call to a member of our team, when you send an email to any of our employees, when you contact us or we contact you to take part in surveys, competitions or promotions and when you visit one of our team members to discuss taking part in our website or doing business with The Migraine Association of Ireland.

Retention of your personal data

We will only retain your personal data for as long as is necessary for the purposes described in this Privacy Policy. Any unnecessary personal data will be deleted from our databases. In addition, we will only store data that you have agreed to give us through subscription to our site or doing business with us.

How do we protect your personal data

We take the security of your personal data very seriously. Your personal data is protected by encryption techniques and other safeguard technologies such as firewalls and password protection. Also, strict physical controls in our storage solution restrict access to your personal data. We have also implemented various controls, strategies, and procedures to keep your personal data secure.

How do we use your personal data

​We use your data to make our products and services information available to you (e.g. to communicate with you regarding our products and services), for administrative and internal business purposes (e.g. using the information you shared with us for improving our website), for security and legal reasons (e.g. detection of fraud) and our marketing activities (e.g. sending you an email newsletter or invitation for an event).

Who do we share your personal data with or transfer it to

We will never sell any of your personal data to a third party. We may, however, share your personal data with a third party marketing company (only with your consent).  For example, we currently use Mail Chimp to send you email newsletters.

When sharing personal data with a third party, The Migraine Association of Ireland requires that such third party agrees to protect and handle your personal data in accordance with all legal, regulatory and contractual obligations.


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What are your rights under GDPR

  1. The right to be informed means all organisations must be completely transparent in how they are using your personal data which also includes us.
  2. You have the right to know exactly what information is held about you and how it is processed.
  3. The right of rectification entitles you to have your personal data rectified if it is inaccurate or incomplete.
  4. The right to erasure, also known as ‘the right to be forgotten’ is your right to having your personal data deleted or removed without the need for a specific reason as to why you wish to discontinue.
  5. The right to restrict processing is your right to block or suppress the processing of your personal data.
  6. The right to data portability allows you to retain and reuse your personal data for your own purpose.
  7. The right to object means you are entitled to object to your personal data being used. This includes if a company uses personal data for the purpose of direct marketing, scientific and historical research, or for the performance of a task in the public interest.
  8. Rights of automated decision making and profiling – the GDPR has put in place safeguards to protect you against the risk that a potentially damaging decision is made without human intervention. For example, you can choose not to be the subject of a decision where the consequence has a legal bearing on you or is based on automated processing.

If you wish to know more about your rights considering the protection of your personal data, you can learn more about the subject visit

Changing your mind

If for any reason you decide you want your personal data to be deleted from our database or delivered to you, you can request this by emailing us at

This Privacy Policy may be updated from time to time.

The last update of this Privacy Policy was on the 26th June, 2021.