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Privacy Notice

This statement is a demonstration of our commitment to protecting the data and privacy of individuals that visit our site. The Family Genomics Research Group handles data according to data privacy and protection regulations that align with the practices of Maynooth University and in compliance with Irish and European Data Protection legislation in accordance to the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and the Data Protection Act 1988.

Our cookies and privacy policy demonstrates how we collect, store and use data when you visit our website.


Types of data we collect

Information that can be collected automatically:

We collect non-personal information automatically when you visit our website, usually in the form of cookies. We may collect certain information such as your Internet protocol (IP) address, as well as some computer and connection information. We may also collect technical data to address and fix technical problems and improve our website. By using our website you are consenting to the collection of this data. These types of data cannot identify you as a person, and are also known as non-personal data.

We added third-party integrations to our website in the form of links. If you access third-party services such Twitter and YouTube through the website to log into other websites or platforms, we do not collect this information or have control over it. We and third-parties that provide content or functionality on our website place cookies separately. Meaning that the cookies placed by third-party organizations are according to their own cookies and privacy policies. If you wish to know more about how they use cookies and other similar technologies to automatically collect information, you must review their corresponding cookies and privacy policies.  For more information about the cookies our website places, please see our Cookies Policy.


Users from outside the EU/EEA

We operate in accordance with the laws of GDPR, which may not provide the same level of protection as the laws in your country. By accepting the use of cookies, you understand and agree that your information may be transferred to and stored on servers located outside your jurisdiction and consent to the transfer of such data for processing by us in accordance with this policy.


Why we use your data

We use the information we collect from our website:

  • To make sure our website functions properly;

  • To keep your preferred preferences;

  • To analyse user data to understand our website activity and improve our website;

  • To prevent and fix technical issues.


How data is shared

Unidentifiable information:

Non-personal information such as cookies that assist in relation to your experience and time spent on our website will be accessed by certain members of the Family Genomics Research Group and will be shared with Please see below to see in the “how data is stored” section, to see how wix platforms store information of users. Please note that Wix does not have any control of this data, Wix is only a data processor in this regard. The Family Genomic Research Group are the data controllers of this website.


How data is stored

The Family Genomics Research Group’s website is hosted on the platform. provides us with the online platform that allows us to tell you about our research and provides you with information about how to find or contact us. Your data may be stored through’s data storage, databases and the general applications. They store your data on secure servers behind a firewall. To learn more about Wix’s privacy policy please see Wix Privacy Policy.


Our team operates on secure, encrypted laptop devices with strong passwords and timed log-out based on user activity. 


Third-Party Service Providers and integrations

Your non-personal information may be shared with third-party service-providers that help us with specialized services, such as performance monitoring, hosting, tracking and data processing. This website is hosted on Wix. Wix helps us with specialized services that keep our website functioning properly as well as show us how users use our website. Wix does not have control over the use of data on this website. You can opt out of browser non-essential cookies to prevent tracking for personalized ads from us, third-party integrations and your browser of choice. See the “opt out” section of our Cookies Policy.

If you access third-party services through the website such as YouTube and Twitter, they may collect information about your activity in accordance to their own cookies and privacy policies. How these third-party services read, process and store data is not controlled by our website or Wix. 

Data security

Our team operates on secure devices and under the guidelines of Maynooth University data protection policy that ensure technical and organisation measures are in place for the appropriate level of security needed to ensure risks of data processing are minimised.



We are constantly updating and improving this privacy statement to ensure there is full transparency about the how we manage your data. If you wish to contact us about this statement. Please contact the Family Genomics Research Group at


For more information on Maynooth University guidelines surrounding data protection and privacy please visit Maynooth University’s data protection webpage or contact Maynooth University’s data protection office at

Last updated: 19 May 2021

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