Last update: October 1st, 2018

1.1 (the “Site”) is operated by Talent Cloud Media.

1.2 This Privacy Policy provides guidance and information to users/visitors of our Website regarding the processing of personal data.

1.3 The documents referred to in the Privacy Statement and Terms and Conditions sets out the basis on which any personal data we collect from you or that you provide to us (“Data”) in connection with the Site will be processed by us. Please read this Privacy Statement carefully to understand our treatment and use of Data.

1.4 The Privacy Statement applies to the operations of this Site operated by Talent Cloud Media, a company registered in the Republic Of Ireland under number 614389 and having its registered office at The Brickhouse / Clanwilliam Court
Block 1 / Lower Mount Street
Dublin2, Ireland (hereinafter “TCM”, “us”, “we” or “our”). For the purposes of this agreement “TCM” shall mean Talent Cloud Media plus any Subsidiaries thereof and “Subsidiaries” has the meaning given to it by section 7 of the Companies Act 2014.

1.5 TCM and its associated companies are fully committed to protecting and respecting your privacy.

1.6 It is the intention of this Privacy Statement to explain to you the information practices of TCM in relation to the information we collect about you and other users.

1.7 In this Privacy Statement, references to “you” means the person whose personal information we collect, use and process.

1.8 We will use your Data only for the purposes and in the manner set forth below, which describes the steps we take to ensure the processing of your Data is in compliance with the Data Protection Acts 1988 and 2003 (as amended) and any subsequent data protection and privacy legislation, European Union Law including Regulation (EU) 2016/679, known as the General Data Protection Regulation or GDPR and any subsequent amendments (collectively referred to as “Data Protection Legislation”).

2.1 For the purposes of the Data Protection Legislation, the Data Controller of the Site is TCM and registered in Ireland (Registered Number 614389) and having its registered office address at, The Brickhouse / Clanwilliam Court
Block 1 / Lower Mount Street
Dublin2, Ireland.

3.1 The contact details of the Talent Cloud MEdia Data Protection officer are as follows: Email Address: . Address: The Brickhouse / Clanwilliam Court
Block 1 / Lower Mount Street
Dublin2, Ireland

4.1 This Privacy Statement applies to Data that we collect, use and otherwise process about you in connection with your use of The Data we process will depend on how you use our Website.

5.1 By using this Site and by disclosing your Data to us, you consent to the collection, storage, processing, use and disclosure of your Data by us as described in this Privacy Statement. If you do not agree with or are not comfortable with any aspect of this Privacy Statement, your only remedy is to discontinue using our Site. We reserve the right to modify this Privacy Statement at any time. Your continued use of any part of our Site following notification or posting of such changes will constitute your acceptance of those changes.

6.1 When you visit or use the Site in any way, we may collect and process different types of information about you.

6.2 We have set out below the different types of Data that we collect. Please note that if you do not provide us with your contact information we will not be able to provide you with any information you request.

On our Web Sites:

We collect technical information including your Internet Protocol (IP) address, browser type and version, operating system and device type. This is collected in an anonymous manner and helps us optimize the site for our users.

We also anonymously collect information about your visit, including the Uniform Resource Locators (URLs) of the pages you visit during your visit, articles you view, length of time on page and referring URL. This is the web page that you came from if you followed a link to our site. This helps us better understand what content appeals to our users and how to best structure our site.

When you sign up or register for one of our services we will track and store information about you in order to provide that service. For example, when you subscribe to a newsletter we may collect:

Your email address and name
Details of the newsletter emails we send to you that you open, including any links in them that you click on.
6.3 The Data we collect, the basis of processing and the purposes of processing are detailed below. Sometimes, these activities are carried out by third parties, (see “Disclosure of your Data” section below).

7.1 Your Data may be stored and transferred within the European Economic Area (EEA) or transferred to, and stored in, countries outside the EEA, for example, when one of our service providers use employees or equipment based outside the EEA. The EEA comprises those countries that are in the European Union (“EU”) and some other countries that are considered to have adequate laws to ensure personal data is protected.

7.2 When transferring your Data outside of Ireland or the EEA, we will (and will ensure that service providers acting on our behalf agree to) protect it from improper use or disclosure and ensure the same levels of protection are in place as are applied within Ireland and the EEA.

8.1 We may use your Data that we hold to:

8.1.1 provide you with general information on our Site and to provide you with personalised services;

8.1.2 sell advertising space on the Site;

8.1.3 provide marketing information with your consent;

8.1.4 provide you with information about your registration or accounts;

8.1.5 provide paid services such as digital edition subscriptions;

8.1.6 provide you with information regarding our events, contests, competitions, promotions or newsletters chosen;

8.1.7 enable you to login to the site, using your email address, username and the password that you have chosen.

8.1.8 analyse your online purchases on our websites or partner websites that we have redirected you to (for example, what you have bought, when and where you bought it and how you paid for it).

8.1.9 analyse your online browsing behaviour on our Site, Mobile Apps or email communications based on information about when you click on our content or one of our adverts (including those shown on other organisations’ websites) and information about when you open or click on any of our emails.

8.1.10 ensure that content from our Site is presented in the most effective, responsive and compatible manner for you and for your computer or device;

8.1.11 respond to your requests for information and other communication or correspondence you may submit to us;

8.1.12 improve the services that we provide to you;

8.1.13 provide you with information or services that you request from us;

8.1.14 carry out statistical analysis and market research;

8.1.15 allow you to participate in interactive features of our Site, when you choose to do so;

8.1.16 8.1.16 allow you to participate in competitions either through our Sites or through our Print publications

8.1.17 carry out activities necessary to the running of TCM, including systems testing, network monitoring, staff training and quality control; and

8.1.18 notify you about changes to our Site, services or policies.

9.1 We consider your Data to be private and confidential. Your Personal data may be shared within TCM, for any of the purposes set out in this Privacy Statement.

9.2 We may access and/or disclose your Data if required to do so by law or in good faith and belief that such action is necessary to: (a) conform with the law or comply with legal process served on us; (b) protect and defend our rights or property including, without limitation the security and integrity of our network and systems; or (c) act under exigent circumstances to protect the personal safety of users of our services or members of the public.

9.3 Service Providers

We use third party service providers who work for us in the provision of our services. In providing the services, your Data will, where applicable, be processed by the service provider on our behalf.

We will check any third party that we use to ensure that they can provide sufficient guarantees regarding the confidentiality and security of your Data. We will have written contracts with them which provide assurances regarding the protections that they will give to your Data and their compliance with our data security standards and international transfer restrictions.

9.4 Disclosure to Third Parties

In certain circumstances, we may share and/or are obliged to share your Data with third parties for the purposes described above and in accordance with Data Protection Legislation.

These third parties include:

regulatory authorities;
financial institutions;
revenue who, under the Standard for Automatic Exchange of Financial Account Information in Tax Matters (Common Reporting Standard) may share information with the tax authorities of other countries police, public prosecutors;
relevant industry bodies;
external professional advisors; and
others, where it is permitted by law, or where we have your consent.
9.5 These organisations will also use your Data as a “Data Controller” – they will have their own privacy notices which you should read, and they have their own responsibilities to comply with applicable Data Protection Legislation.

10.1 We keep your personal data for as long as it is necessary to do so to fulfil the purposes for which it was collected as described above. The criteria we use to determine data retention periods for personal data includes the following:

10.1.1 Retention in case of queries; we will retain it for a reasonable period after the relationship between us has ceased; and

10.1.2 Retention in accordance with legal and regulatory requirements.

10.2 If you would like further information about our data retention practices, please contact TCM’s data protection officer (see the “Contact Us” section below).

11.1 Our Site contains links to and from other websites and web platforms. In addition, third parties websites may also provide links to the Site. If you follow a link to any of those websites or web platforms, please note that those websites and web platforms have their own privacy policies and that we do not accept any responsibility or liability for those policies. Please check those policies before you submit any personal data to those websites.

11.2 We do not accept, and we disclaim, any responsibility for the privacy policies and information protection practices of any third party website (whether or not such website is linked on or to the Site). These links are provided to you for convenience purposes only, and you access them at your own risk. It is your responsibility to check the third party website’s privacy statement before you submit any personal data to their websites.

12.1 We endeavour to use appropriate technical and physical security measures to protect your personal data which is transmitted, stored or otherwise processed by us, from accidental or unlawful destruction, loss, alteration, unauthorised disclosure of, or access. Our service providers are also selected carefully and required to use appropriate protective measures.

12.2 As effective as modern security practices are, no physical or electronic security system is entirely secure. The transmission of information via the internet is not completely secure. Although we will do our best to protect your Data, we cannot guarantee the security of your Data transmitted to our Site. Any transmission of Data is at your own risk. Once we receive your Data, we will use appropriate security measures to seek to prevent unauthorised access. We will continue to revise policies and implement additional security features as new technologies become available.

12.3 In the event that there is an interception or unauthorised access to your personal data, we will not be liable or responsible for any resulting misuse of your personal information.

13.1 You may have various rights under Data Protection Legislation. However, in certain circumstances, these rights may be restricted[1]. In particular, your rights may be restricted where this is necessary: (i) for the prevention, detection, investigation and prosecution of criminal offences, and/or (ii) in contemplation of or for the establishment, exercise or defence of a legal claim or legal proceedings (whether before a court, tribunal, statutory body or an administrative or out-of-court procedure).

Your Rights

Right of access

Subject to certain conditions, you are entitled to have access to your personal data which we hold (this is more commonly known as submitting a “data subject access request”).
Requests for such information should be made in writing to to Data Protection Officer by email and/or by post to Talent Cloud Media Data Controller, Talent Cloud Media, The Brickhouse / Clanwilliam Court
Block 1 / Lower Mount Street
Dublin2, Ireland Ireland. If possible, you should specify the type of information you would like to see to ensure that our disclosure is meeting your expectations.
We must be able to verify your identity. Your request may not affect the rights and freedoms of others, e.g. privacy and confidentiality rights of other individuals and/or businesses.

Right of data portability

Subject to certain conditions, you are entitled to receive the data which you have provided to us and which is processed by us by automated means, in a commonly-used machine readable format.
Requests for such information should be made in writing to to Data Protection Officer by email and/or by post to Talent Cloud Media Data Controller, Talent Cloud Media, The Brickhouse / Clanwilliam Court
Block 1 / Lower Mount Street
Dublin2, Ireland. If possible, you should specify the type of information you would like to see to ensure that our disclosure is meeting your expectations.
The GDPR does not establish a general right to data portability. This right only applies if the processing is based on your consent or on our contract with you and when the processing is carried out by automated means (e.g. not for paper records). It affects only personal data that was “provided” by you. Therefore, it does not, as a rule, apply to personal data that was created by TCM or supplied to TCM by any other individual and/or business.

Rights in relation to inaccurate personal or incomplete data

You may challenge the accuracy or completeness of personal data which we process about you. If it is found that personal data is inaccurate, you are entitled to have the inaccurate data removed, corrected or completed, as appropriate.
We encourage you to notify us of any changes regarding your personal data as soon as they occur, including changes to your contact details.
Please always check first whether self-help tools are available.
Requests for such information should be made in writing to to Data Protection Officer by email and/or by post to Talent Cloud Media Data Controller, Talent Cloud Media, The Brickhouse / Clanwilliam Court
Block 1 / Lower Mount Street
Dublin2, Ireland..
This right only applies to your own personal data. When exercising this right, please be as specific as possible.

Right to object to or restrict our data processing

Subject to certain conditions, you have the right to object to or ask us to restrict the processing of your personal data.
Requests for such information should be made in writing to to Data Protection Officer by email and/or by post to Talent Cloud Media Data Controller, Talent Cloud Media, The Brickhouse / Clanwilliam Court
Block 1 / Lower Mount Street
Dublin2, Ireland
This right applies only if the processing of your personal data is necessary for the performance of a task carried out in the public interest (see “basis of processing” above). Objections must be based on grounds relating to your particular situation. They must not be generic so that we can demonstrate that there are still lawful grounds for us to process your personal data.

Right to have personal data erased

Subject to certain conditions, you are entitled, on certain grounds, to have your personal data erased (also known as the “right to be forgotten”), e.g. where you think that the information we are processing is inaccurate, or the processing is unlawful.
Requests for such information should be made in writing to to Data Protection Officer by email and/or by post to Talent Cloud Media Data Controller, Talent Cloud Media,The Brickhouse / Clanwilliam Court
Block 1 / Lower Mount Street
Dublin2, Ireland
There are various lawful reasons why we may not be in a position to erase your personal data. This may apply (i) where we have to comply with a legal obligation, (ii) in case of bringing legal proceedings or defending legal proceedings, or (iii) where retention periods apply by law or under the TCM’s internal data retention policies.
Right to withdrawal

You have the right to withdraw your consent to any processing for which you have previously given that consent.
Requests for such information should be made in writing to to Data Protection Officer by email and/or by post to Talent Cloud Media Data Controller, Talent Cloud Media, The Brickhouse / Clanwilliam Court
Block 1 / Lower Mount Street
Dublin2, Ireland
If you withdraw your consent, this will only take effect for the future.
[1] Article 23 of the General Data Protection Regulation, [which is transposed into Irish law by section 54 of the Data Protection Bill 2018], sets out the circumstances in which your rights may be restricted.

1.1 In the event that you wish to make a complaint about how your personal data is being processed by TCM, or how your complaint has been handled, you have the right to lodge a complaint directly to the Data Protection Officer by email and/or by post to Talent Cloud Media Data Controller, Talent Cloud Media, The Brickhouse / Clanwilliam Court
Block 1 / Lower Mount Street
Dublin2, Ireland

2.1 If you are unhappy about any aspect of the way we collect, share or use your personal data, please let us know using the contact details below.

2.2 You also have a right to complain to the Office of the Data Protection Commissioner at Canal House, Station Road, Portarlington, Co. Laois by telephone at 1890 25 2231 and/or by email to

3.1 We reserve the right to change this Privacy Statement at any time in our sole discretion. If we make changes to this Privacy Statement they will be posted on the Site so that you are always are of what information we gather, how we might use that information and in what circumstances we may disclose it. By continuing to use our website after we post any such changes, you accept and agree to this Privacy Statement as modified.

4.1 In the event you have any Questions, comments and requests about the information set out in this Privacy Statement, please contact us by email and/or by post to Talent Cloud Media Data Controller, Talent Cloud Media,The Brickhouse / Clanwilliam Court
Block 1 / Lower Mount Street
Dublin2, Ireland

Cookie Policy

Talent Cloud Media (“us”, “we” or “our”) uses a) “cookies” to help us remember details of your visits to our website which can be found at (the “Site”) and including, but not limited to technical information about your visit e.g. traffic data, location data, browser language, your IP address, the previous website from which you reached us and the type of browser you use. Accordingly, our Privacy Statement will apply to our treatment of the information we obtain via our cookies and trackers.

What are cookies?

A cookie is a small data file that is transferred to your device (e.g. your phone or your computer) which collects information, including personal information about you. They are widely used in order to make websites work, or work more efficiently, as well as to provide information to the owners of websites. For example, a cookie could allow the Site to recognise your browser/login details, while another could store your preferences and other information and let you navigate the Site effectively. Cookies can also help to ensure that adverts you see online are more relevant to you and your interests.

Statistical and analytical information from cookies provides us with general and not individually specific information about the number of people who visit this Site; the number of people who return to this Site; the pages that they visit; where they were before they came to this Site and the page in the Site at which they exited. This information helps us monitor traffic on our Site so that we can manage the Site’s capacity and efficiency. It also helps us to understand which parts of this Site are most popular, and generally to assess user behaviour and characteristics in order to measure interest in and use of the various areas of the Site.

We may partner with or receive services from third parties which you can visit from our Site. We may also embed external content and features from such third parties within our Site (e.g. social media networks such as LinkedIn, Facebook and Twitter). We do not control the content or links that appear on these sites and are not responsible for the practices employed by websites linked to or from our Site. In addition, these sites or services, including their content and links, may be constantly changing. These sites and services may have their own privacy statements and customer service policies. Browsing and interaction on any other website, including websites which have a link to our Site, is subject to that website’s own terms and policies.

We can change this Cookie Policy at any time. If we make material changes to this Cookie Policy, we will let you know either by posting the changed Cookie Policy on the Site.

It is important that you review the changed Cookie Policy. If you do not wish to agree to the changed Cookies Policy, then we cannot continue to provide the Site to you, and your only option is to stop accessing the Site.

We may place our cookies on your device via our website. Our Privacy Statement will apply to how we treat the information we collect through cookies. The following are the main types of cookies used on the Site:


These cookies are necessary for the Site to function and cannot be switched off in our systems. They are usually only set in response to actions made by you which amount to a request for services, such as setting your privacy preferences, logging in, filling in forms or serving contextual ads. The types of essential cookies used are:

GDPR Consent Cookie
A simple cookie to track whether you have reviewed and consented to the latest version of our privacy policies

Every time a user visits our Site, web analytics software provided by a third party generates an anonymous analytics cookie. These cookies can tell us whether or not you have visited the Site before. Your browser will tell us if you have these cookies, and if you don’t, we generate new ones. This allows us to track how many individual unique users we have, and how often they visit the Site. Unless you are signed in to our Site, these cookies cannot be used to identify individuals; they are used for statistical purposes only. If you are logged in, we will also know the details you gave to us for this, such as username and email address.

Cookies used include:

Google Analytics
The expiration date is varying on different analytics tools between 1 and 3 years

Social Media providers use electronic tools including ‘Cookies’, ‘Social Plugins‘ and ‘Tracking Pixels’ to track your browsing habits, likes and social interactions across the internet in order to build up a profile about you. We enable these on our site to facilitate social sharing.

Cookies utilised on the Site are from:

Google Ads:
The cookie expire after 90 days.

Most web browsers allow some control of most cookies through the browser settings. Find out how to manage cookies on popular browsers:

Google Chrome:
Microsoft Edge:
Mozilla Firefox:
Microsoft Internet Explorer:
Apple Safari:

To find information relating to other browsers, visit the browser developer’s website.