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Privacy Policy

South Dublin County Council
County Hall,
Dublin 24

Privacy Statement for
Business Unit: Land Use, Transportation and Planning


Who we are and why do we require your information?

South Dublin County Council seeks to promote the economic, social and cultural development of the County and in doing so contribute significantly to improving the quality of life of the people of South Dublin County.

The delivery of high-quality services, tailored to meet the needs of all our customers, remains one of South Dublin County Council’s core objectives and is included in our Corporate Plan. This quality service includes not only the level and quality of service given to our customers but also the quality of our decision-making processes, the efficiency and effectiveness of our corporate operations, standard of our facilities and our ability to adapt in an ever-changing environment.

To provide the most effective and targeted range of services to meet the needs of the citizens, communities and businesses of South Dublin County we will be required to collect, process and use types of information about people and organisations. Depending on the service being sought or provided the information sought may include ‘personal data’ as defined by the Data Protection Acts and by the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and may relate to current, past and future service users; past, current and prospective employees; suppliers; and members of the public who may engage in communications with our staff. In addition, staff may be required, from time to time, to collect, process and use certain types of personal data to comply with regulatory or legislative requirements.


Why does South Dublin County Council have a privacy statement?

South Dublin County Council has created this privacy statement to demonstrate the Council’s commitment to privacy and the security of the personal data you provide.

South Dublin County Council’s commitment to you is that the personal data you may be required to supply to us is:

  • Obtained lawfully, fairly and in a transparent manner.
  • Obtained and retained for only specified, explicit and legitimate purposes.
  • Adequate, relevant and limited to what is necessary for the purpose for which it was obtained.
  • Recorded accurately and, where necessary, updated.
  • Stored safely and securely.
  • Kept only for as long as is necessary for the purposes for which it was obtained.
  • Kept in a form which permits identification of the data subject.
  • Processed fairly and in a manner that ensures the appropriate security of the personal data including protection against unauthorised or unlawful processing.


Service referred to in this Privacy Statement

Provision of a website with information on Clonburris Strategic Development Zone, the Clonburris Strategic Development Zone Planning Scheme Documents, and other general updates, such as development progress and news. will not directly require information submissions on Any user details collected through voluntary submission of a query will be responded via other websites namely, Contact Cairn Homes | Buying a New House | New Homes for Sale , , Contact us – Quintain

Data picked for tracking analytics is set out in the Cookie Policy.


Personal data required

The data requested by the Council in order to respond to an enquiry will be the Name and contact detail (Email or phone number) which will enable to Council to connect with users to resolve the query.  Users of this website will be re-directed to the “Contact Us” section of, and other various third party websites like Contact Cairn Homes | Buying a New House | New Homes for Sale , , Contact us – Quintain from where contact details will be entered.

See South Dublin County Council’s  Website Privacy Statement and Cookie Policy for further information.

User IP addresses are collected for the purposes of identifying malicious traffic or attempted attacks. Logs of recorded IP addresses expire 12 days after being recorded.


Contact details for efficient communication.

In order to communicate with you, the Council will ask for your contact details, including your name, email and phone number via the “Contact Us” Section of


Specific and legitimate purpose for which the personal data is being sought

In order for a member of the Clonburris project delivery team to respond to an enquiry raised by user of the website related to the Strategic Development Zone or other matter pertaining to information set out on the website.

To evaluate the success of the in terms of usage, traffic, and hits. This is set out in the Cookie Policy.


Other organisations/bodies/entities that the SDCC will be required to share data with, or obtain data from, in order to provide the required service

South Dublin County Council is working in partnership with the landowners within the Strategic Development Zone lands at Clonburris. These include Cairn Homes, Kellend Homes and Quintain Ireland. Queries may be directed to these organisations, where appropriate.  We will only share or disclose your personal data for the purposes specified in this Privacy Notice. Where we intend to do so for other purposes, we will ensure that we have a legal basis (such as by asking your consent or to satisfy a legal obligation).

Legal basis under which the information is required to be supplied

The legal basis where the information is required is provided under Planning and Development Act 2000

How your personal data will be kept safe from unauthorised or unlawful processing

The personal data collected in relation to the online query form will be stored on a secure network electronically in order to  make contact with the enquiring party to respond to the enquiry raised.

The personal data that is required for this purpose can only be accessed by authorised staff by logging into restricted ‘log in’  which is protected by strong personal passwords. All staff are aware of their obligations under the the Data Protection Acts and under the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).

This is as per the South Dublin County Council Website Statement, outlined above.

More information can be found personal-data-privacy-statement.pdf (

Period for which your personal data will be retained

Data relating to online enquiries will only be retained for as long as is necessary for the purpose for which it was collected, or where there is a legal basis to do so. The data will no longer be retained once a query is responded to and has been dealt with.

More information can be found personal-data-privacy-statement.pdf (

Contact Details

In order to communicate with you, the SDCC will ask for your contact details. You do not have to provide all contact details but providing more, such as email, phone, address, makes it easier for the SDCC to communicate with you.

Your Data Protection Rights

You have the right to request access to personal data held about you, obtain confirmation as to whether data concerning you exists, be informed of the content and source of data and check its accuracy. In addition, if the data held by South Dublin County Council is found to be inaccurate, you have the right to have the data corrected by the Council.

You may request to have information erased, object to direct marketing and to restrict the processing of your information, including automated decision-making.

You have the right to request data portability (transfer) of personal data held electronically by the Council to another data controller where technically feasible.

You may withdraw consent at any time where processing is based entirely on your consent.

Please note that to help protect your privacy the Council will take steps to verify your identity before granting access to personal data.

Data access requests should be made in writing and addressed to the Data Protection Officer, South Dublin County Council, County Hall, Tallaght, Dublin 24.


Telephone: 01-4149000

Right of Complaint to the Data Protection Commission

If you are not satisfied with the outcome of the response you receive in relation to a data access request or are unhappy with the manner of the processing of your data by South Dublin County Council, then you are entitled to make a complaint to the Data Protection Commission which may investigate the matter for you.

The Data Protection Commission’s website is  or you can contact the Commission’s Office at:

Telephone Number: 076 1104800 or 057 8684800



Postal Address:

Data Protection Commission
21 Fitzwilliam Square South
Dublin 2 D02 RD28.

This privacy policy is kept under regular review and places any updates on this web page. This privacy policy was last updated on 23/02/2022.