HRB National Drugs Library privacy statement
Updated May 2018
The HRB National Drugs Library supports those working to develop the knowledge base around drug, alcohol and tobacco use in Ireland. We are funded by the Department of Health, and based within the Health Research Board, which is the lead agency in Ireland supporting and funding health research. The Health Research Board (HRB) was established under the Health (Corporate Bodies) Act 1961 and by SI No 279 of 1986. The HRB National Drugs Library was established in 2002.
The HRB has drawn up a number of policies outlining your rights and our responsibilities concerning data protection. These policies can be accessed here
HRB National Drugs Library website:
Users of our website may voluntarily provide personal information in order to:
As a registered user you will be able to:
To register you will be asked to enter your full name and email address, and to create a password. You will confirm registration by email. You are not required to fill in other personal details. However, due to Irish Copyright Law, we cannot send a requested article electronically, so to avail of this service you will need to fill in a postal address.
Your personal data can be viewed and edited by you (under ‘profile’) when you log-in. The librarians of the HRB National Drugs Library can view this information in our database of users. We do use a specialist software development company to assist us maintain our website, and they too are bound by the same confidentially rules. We do not share this information with anyone else.
Subscription to newsletters
If you wish to subscribe to Drugnet Ireland or our monthly e-newsletter you can enter your email address on our sign-up page. These email addresses are stored securely, by us or our newsletter host, so that we may send these emails to you. Occasionally we may also use these email lists to communicate with you about service evaluation and to ensure data accuracy. You may unsubscribe from these lists at any time; and in order to keep data up-to-date, we may remove those who have not opened a newsletter for more than four issues (Drugnet Ireland) or six issues (library newsletter).
Other website data
Further information on cookies can be found at http://ec.europa.eu/ipg/basics/legal/cookies/index_en.htm
To ensure matters of data security are taken seriously, we employ the most appropriate physical and technical security measures, including staff training and awareness. Under section 4 of the Data Protection Acts 1988 and 2003 you have the right to be given a copy of personal data retained by us. Under section 6 of the Act, you have the right to have your personal data corrected (if inaccurate) or erased. Your rights and our responsibilities are also outlined in the EU GDPR (General Data Protection Regulations).
You may send a request to see your data, make corrections or to have your data erased by email to firstname.lastname@example.org or hardcopy to The Senior Information Specialist, HRB National Drugs Library, Health Research Board, Grattan House, 67-72 Lower Mount Street, Dublin 2. Proof of identity is required.