Privacy notice

This privacy notice sets out how we manage your personal data under the General Data Protection Regulations.  

Our Name and Contact Details The Next Chapter is project a PEACE IV funded programme delivered by Politics Plus in partnership with NICVA and Irish Rural Link. These are our contact details:
Politics Plus, Room B26, Parliament Buildings, Stormont, Belfast BT4 3XX
Our Data Protection Officer Mirjam Bader – Project Manager
Types of Data we Collect We collect the following Personal Data you provide us with:
  • Name
  • E-mail Address
  • Phone Number
  • Access Requirements
  • Dietary Requirements
  • Current Employment
  • Education
  • Voluntary Work Experiece
How we Use Personal Data We use the personal data you provide to:
  • Keep you informed about our meetings, programmes and events by e-mail
  • Contact you by personal e-mail or by phone to let you know have been allocated a place or remind you of the next meeting or event
  • To let our external training providers know you are due to attend training
  • To let our coaching mentors know how to contact you
What about Special Category Data All the data we collect which is classed as Special Category Data - i.e. your religious / political background, ethnic background, age, disability status, sexual orientation, marital / civil partnerships status and carer’s responsibilities – is anonymised.
That means that the information is collected and stored without your name or other identifying details being associated with it. We are required to provide information in relation to gender, religious / political background and ethnic background to our funder, the Special EU Programme’s Body, but again this will be anonymised.
Grounds for Processing your Personal Data We process - create, store and use- your personal data on the lawful basis of Legitimate Interest. We do so on the grounds that you can reasonably expect us to use this data the purpose set out above when you provide your details and that the impact on your privacy will be minimal.
Sharing of your Personal Data with our Partners The Personal Data you provide will be shared between the three partner organisations as well the Special EU Programmes Body.
NICVA, 61 Duncairn Gardens, Belfast BT15 2GB
Irish Rural Link, Moate Business Park, Clara Road, Moate, Co. Westmeath
SEUPB, EU House, 11 Kevlin Road, Omagh BT78 1LB
As each of these organisations are so-called “Data Processors”, they will have their own Privacy Notices.
Sharing of your Personal Data with Others We will also share your personal data you provide with our external training / coaching consultants who are contracted to deliver their services. Their responsibilities to keep your personal data safe and only use it for the purpose agreed is set out in a Third-party agreement they sign with us.
Data from Other Sources We will ask your consent for your image – photograph / videos – or, words – twitter, evaluation reports etc. -  to be used when you attend our meetings, training or an event. You have a right to refuse consent or withdraw consent at any time. Please talk to the person taking the photographs, video or who is doing the social networking or note taking. (This does not apply to any statement you make which is not attributed to you and cannot be attributed to you by default.)
Retention Period We will retain your Personal Data for seven years in line with the requirements set for EU funding for storage in a locked filing cabinet and secured computer. However, we will not process your data to contact you after 30 June 2020 or when you leave the programme.
Your rights Under the GDPR We acknowledge your rights as an individual to have your personal data processed in the appropriate manner and for the purpose set out above only.
You have a right to request:
  • To ask whether we hold personal data about you
  • To receive a copy of this data
  • To receive an explanation as to why we hold it
  • To ask us to make corrections or amendments to it
  • To ask us to remove it from our records
If you have questions, concerns or requests, please contact our Data Protection Officer.
If you would like to lodge a complaint about how we have managed your personal data, please contact the Information Commissioner’s Office on .