Headline Website Privacy Policy

Headline.ie is the website of Headline is Ireland’s national media monitoring programme, working to promote responsible and accurate coverage of mental health and suicide related issues within the Irish media.  Your privacy is important to Headline and we encourage you to read this privacy statement. You can contact Headline via email at info@headline.ie or by post to Headline, Block B, Maynooth Business Campus, Maynooth, Co Kildare, W23W5X7 Ireland if you wish to discuss matters related to the processing of personal data.

Commitment to Personal Data Protection

In order to carry on its work, needs to collect personal information about its website visitors, and partner organisations who may come into contact with Headline.  Headline is committed to having safeguards in place in keeping with with current Data Protection Regulations.  This applies to all data that Headline controls and processes, in other words where we determine how and for what your personal data will be used.

What type of personal information do we collect online?

Headline collects personal contact information provide by you in the following ways:

  1. Contact us link, including name, email address and telephone and any additional information you choose to provide.
  2. Inform us link, including name, email address and telephone and any additional information you choose to provide.

What do we use the information for?

We use your personal information for the following purposes:

  • Corresponding with you
  • Responding to queries
  • Respond to media activity brought to our attention by you.

What we don’t do:

  • We don’t collect any personal information about you on our website or by any other means other than what you choose to provide
  • We don’t maintain a database of credit card or bank details

Third Party Disclosures

Headline does not disclose personal information to any third party without your consent, except in incidences where an individual is potentially at risk or where the law requires it.

Acceptance and Links to other Websites

The Headline website contains links to other websites, which are provided solely as a convenience to you and not as an endorsement by Headline of the contents of other websites. The other websites may have their own policies, which Headline does not control and therefore are outside the remit of this statement.

Information provided by people who use our website may be anonymised and used for statistical purposes.

Data Retention

Headline does not hold data for longer than its intended purpose and has a review system in place in relation to data retention in order to ensure destruction of unnecessary data in a timely fashion.

Right of Access

Headline will supply you with a copy of your personal data on request. To obtain a copy you should write to: The CEO, Headline, C/O Shine, Block B, Maynooth Business Campus, Maynooth, Co Kildare, W23W5X7.

Right to correct or erase personal information

You may have your data corrected if it is inaccurate or erased in the case that Headline no longer have a legitimate reason to keep your data. To make a formal request to have your data amended or erased contact: The CEO, Headline, C/O Shine, Block B, Maynooth Business Campus, Maynooth, Co Kildare, W23W5X7.

Authentic Identity

It is your responsibility to ensure that your personal information is correct and authentic when contacting Headline. Submissions and applications that do not use an authentic identity will not be processed.


Headline takes precautions to protect its members and service users’ information. Headline implements policies that forbid its employees and volunteers from using or disclosing personal data in an inappropriate or unlawful manner. It has procedures and security measures in place for both electronic and paper files to safeguard data and insure their timely and appropriate destruction.


The Headline website uses “cookies” in order to recognise your computer and improve your user experience, for example, cookies help to speed up the delivery of Headline.ie the next time you visit it.

Google Analytics

We use a tool called “Google Analytics” to collect information about how Headline.ie is used. Google Analytics collects information such as how often the site is visited, what pages are visited and when, what site was used prior to arriving at Headline.ie. Google Analytics also collects information that allows us to identify the type of device used to visit our site on: mobile, desktop or laptop and so on.

Google Analytics identifies Internet Protocol (IP) address and not personal information in order to compile this data. An IP address is a unique string of numbers used to identify a computer or device.

We use this information to create aggregate statistics in order to maintain and improve user experience of this website. We do not combine information gathered by Google Analytics with personal information.

For more on Google Analytics, please see the Google Analytics terms of Service at http://www.google.com/analytics/terms/us.html, and the Google Privacy Policy, available at http://www.google.com/policies/privacy/. You can prevent Google Analytics from recognising you on return visits to Headline.ie by disabling cookies on your browser.

Survey Monkey

We collect data on Survey Monkey to evaluate the effectiveness and relevance of our training. For media professionals undertaking workshop training, we will contact you approximately 12 months post workshop to review the programme’s usefulness. For students undertaking workshop training, we will contact you approximately 12 months after you enter the media industry. For all participants, we will not keep your data any longer than 5 years. No identifiable personal information will be shared in data outcomes.

Ensuring your data is accurate and relevant

Headline will take reasonable steps to ensure that data is reliable, accurate, complete, and current, bearing in mind its intended use. You have a responsibility to keep the data you provide to us updated and we will take reasonable steps to facilitate this.

Headline takes measures to ensure all the information it collects is effectively gathered and relevant, not excessive, and for its specified purpose.

Data controller

All personal information collected on http://www.Headline.ie is controlled and processed by Shine.

Data processor

Headline uses Microsoft office 365 to process electronic data.

The http://www.Headline.ie uses the WordPress platform and is hosted by SiteGround

About Headline

Headline is Ireland’s national programme for responsible reporting, and representation of mental illness and suicide. Our objective is to work as collaboratively as possible with Irish media professionals across print, broadcast, and online platforms to reduce the effects of suicide contagion, and the stigma attached to mental ill health.