Foundation for Sacred Plant Medicine

Privacy Policy

Who we are

Our website address is:

What does this privacy policy cover

We respect your right to privacy. We will not collect any personal information about you on this website without your clear permission. Any information that you submit via our website will be treated with the highest possible standards of security and confidentiality, strictly in accordance with the Data Protection Acts. This privacy policy governs and details the main privacy principles we apply to the data we collect through our services. We are not responsible for the content or privacy practices of other linked websites. We reserve the right to amend the scope of the privacy statement at any time which may include or exclude other sites.

Identity and the contact details of the controller

The Data Controller is Foundation for Sacred Plant Medicine, Derrynagittah, Feakle, Co. Clare.


Purposed and legal basis for the processing

We will not collect any personal data about you on this website, apart from information that is submitted via web forms, or information volunteered via email. Any information provided in this manner, is not made available to any third parties, and is used by us solely for the purposes for which it is provided. Technical details of your visit to our website including IP addresses, browser details and web search terms, will only be used for statistical and site management purposes.

Recipients of categories of recipients of the personal data

Any personal data collected by our website is only used internally by our staff in order to provide and/or improve its services to you. Sometimes personal data is required in order to provide services to you. Cookie data is analysed using Google Analytics, which use cookies to track performance and enhance web application services. These cookies and the data they collect are detailed in our Cookies section below.

Retention periods

Website analytic data is currently stored indefinitely, you can opt out of analytic cookies using browser cookie configuration tools.

Rights of access to and rectification/deletion of personal data/rights to object to processing

You have the right to request for us to delete any personal data collected by us or to correct and rectify any errors in this data. You also have the right to object to the processing of your personal data.

If processing is based on consent, the right to withdraw consent

 If the personal data we hold about you was collected based on your consent, you have the right to withdraw that consent and request deletion of that data. 

Obligation to provide personal data

In order to provide certain services to you, we require your personal data, and cannot provide the services without this data. Where we require this data it will be made clear to you on application for these services, what personal data will be required to be held and processed by us.

Right to complaint

If you have any concerns or complaints about the processing of your personal data or our responses to you regarding your personal data, you have the right to lodge a complaint to the Office of Data Protection Commissioner:


We use cookies and similar tools across our website to improve its performance and enhance your user experience. This policy explains how we do that.

What are cookies?

Cookies are small text files which a website may put on your computer or mobile device when you first visit a site or page. The cookie will help the website to recognise your device the next time you visit. Web beacons or other similar files can also do the same thing. We use the term “cookies” in this policy to refer to all files that collect information in this way. There are many functions cookies serve. For example, they can help us to remember your username and preferences, analyse how well our website is performing, or even allow us to recommend content we believe will be most relevant to you. Certain cookies contain personal information – for example, if you click to “remember me” when logging in, a cookie will store your username. Most cookies won’t collect information that identifies you, and will instead collect more general information such as how users arrive at and use our websites, or a user’s general location.

What sort of cookies do we use?

Generally, our cookies perform up to three different functions:


1. Essential cookies: Some cookies are essential for the operation of our website. For example, some cookies allow us to identify subscribers and ensure they can access the subscription only pages. If a subscriber opts to disable these cookies, the user will not be able to access all of the content that a subscription entitles them to.


2. Performance Cookies: We use other cookies to analyse how our visitors use our websites and to monitor website performance. This allows us to provide a high quality experience by customising our offering and quickly identifying and fixing any issues that arise. For example, we might use performance cookies to keep track of which pages are most popular, which method of linking between pages is most effective, and to determine why some pages are receiving error messages. We might also use these cookies to highlight articles or site services that we think will be of interest to you based on your usage of the website.


3. Functionality Cookies: We use functionality cookies to allow us to remember your preferences. For example, cookies save you the trouble of typing in your username every time you access the site, and recall your customisation preferences. We also use functionality cookies to provide you with enhanced services such as allowing you to watch a video online or comment on a blog.

Can a website user block cookies?

Yes, if you do wish to disable our cookies then please follow the instructions here for your browser. Please remember that if you do choose to disable cookies, you may find that certain sections of our website do not work properly. To find out more about cookies, including how to see what cookies have been set and how to manage and delete them, click here.

Data security and retention

The security of your information is fundamental to us. We have implemented industry-standard security measures, which include the use of firewalls and encryption. Read more about data security and retention. Please note that we may update or change this privacy policy. If we revise our privacy policy, we will post those changes to this privacy statement, and to other places we deem appropriate, so that you are aware of what information we collect, how we use it, and under what circumstances, if any we disclose it. If we make any material changes we will notify you by means of a notice on this site prior to the change becoming effective. The Privacy Policy for the Foundation for Sacred Plant Medicine was last updated November 2019.