Data protection

Privacy Policy

We are committed to protecting your privacy in line with the Data Protection Act 1998. Any personal data collected through this website will be treated as confidential in line with the principles of the Data Protection Act 1998.  

Cookies and Website Traffic Analysis

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The information and publications on the British Irish Council website are subject to Crown Copyright. Material may be reproduced without formal permission or charge for personal or in-house use only.

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Information Collection

The British Irish Council is the sole owner of the information collected on


Though we make every effort to preserve user privacy, we may need to disclose personal information when required by law wherein we have a good-faith belief that such action is necessary to comply with a current judicial proceeding, a court order or legal process served on our Web site.


This Website contains links to other sites. Please be aware that we, the British Irish Council, are not responsible for the privacy practices of such other sites. We encourage our users to be aware when they leave our site and to read the privacy statements of each and every website that collects personally identifiable information. This privacy statement applies solely to information collected by this website.

Notification of Changes

If we decide to change our privacy policy, we will post those changes to this website, and other places we deem appropriate so our users are always aware of what information we collect, how we use it, and under what circumstances, if any, we disclose it.

Contact Information

If you have any questions or suggestions regarding our privacy policy, please contact us