TSSG Web and Online Privacy Statement

TSSG’s web and online privacy statement is an organic document which changes frequently as our technologies change and the information provided here is constantly being reviewed in line with the Data Protection Acts, 1988 and 2003 and with EU General Data Protection Regulation 2018.
This webpage was last updated on Tuesday 16th October 2018

Privacy statement

TSSG fully respects your right to privacy and actively seeks to preserve the privacy rights of those who share information with the Research Centre. TSSG will not collect any personal information about you on this website without your permission, except as may be required or permitted by law. If we do want to collect personally identifiable information through our website, we will be up front about this. We will make it clear when we collect personal information and will explain what we intend to do with it. Any personal information which you volunteer to the Research Centre will be treated with the highest standards of security and confidentiality, in accordance with the Data Protection Acts, 1988 and 2003 and with EU General Data Protection Regulation 2018.

Collection and use of personal information

Any information which you provide is not made available to any third parties unless clearly stated on the webpage,and is used by TSSG only in accordance with the purpose for which you provided the information and will only be retained for as long as required for the purpose. This is normally stated on the webpage where the information is requested and should be self-explanatory.



We use a third-party cms (content management system), WordPress.org, to run our website. WordPress adds a number of cookies to the browser which are essential for tssg.org to work and these are considered as necessary cookies. For more information about how WordPress processes data, please see WordPress privacy notice.

Website analytics

When someone visits our website, we use a third-party service, Google Analytics, to collect standard internet log information and details of visitor behaviour patterns. We do this to find out things such as the number of visitors to the various parts of the site. We do not make, and do not allow Google to make, any attempt to find out the identities of those visiting our website. See Google’s privacy policy.


You can read more about how we use cookies on our Cookies page.

Online Forms

TSSG uses a third-party supplier, Contact Form 7, to gather important information around events, recruitment, business enquirires etc. We collect only required information and will tell you why we are gathering that information in each form. This information is not shared with any third party, unless clearly stated. For more information, see Contact Form &’s privacy policy.


Video embedding

We embed video on the website using a third party, YouTube, to enhance your experience of content on our site. We only publish videos where consent has been granted. You can find out about YouTube’s Cookie policy.

Targeted emails

We use a third-party provider, Mailchimp, to deliver emails to targeted groups. We only use lists where we have already gathered consent and delete lists regularly. We gather statistics around email opening and clicks using industry standard technologies to help us monitor and improve our communications. For more information, please see Mailchimp’s privacy notice.

Social Media Sharing and Integration

We use Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn functionality within this site so that you can share items of interest, or become a follower of our Social Media Profiles. You can find out more about Facebook’s Cookie use here and Twitter’s here and Instagram’s privacy policy.