Catering Innovation Agency Ltd are committed to protecting your privacy when you use our website – This Privacy Statement sets out the basis on which any personal data we collect from you, or that you provide to us, will be processed by us and our commitment under the Data Protections Act 1988 – 2018.

Catering Innovation Agency Ltd may change this policy from time to time by updating this page. You should check this page from time to time to ensure that you are happy with any changes. This policy is effective from 31st July 2018.

If you have any requests concerning your personal information or any queries with regard to our processing please contact us at –

Information Collected

Catering Innovation Agency Ltd only collect and use individual user details where we have legitimate business reasons, and where we are legally entitled to do so. Information in relation to personal data collected by Irish entities is available on, the website of the Irish Data Protection Commissioner.

Catering Innovation Agency Ltd collects the details provided by you on completion of our contact form or sign up to our newsletter together with information we learn about you from your use of our service and your visits to our website and other sites accessible from it.

We may collect additional information in connection with your participation in any promotions  or competitions offered by us and information you provide when giving us feedback. We also monitor customer traffic patterns and site use which enables us to improve the service we provide.

Use of Information Collected

We require this information to understand your needs and provide you with a better service. In particular we use the information for the following:-

  • To send you promotional information on the products and services we provide and information on shows that we will be attending  and competitions we are running when you sign up to our newsletter
  • We may also use your contact information – phone, email or postal address – to contact you for market research purposes.

The information we have will be used to customise the website according to your interests.

Retention of Data

Catering Innovation Agency Ltd will hold onto your personal data as long as you are subscribed to our newsletter and also as long as you are our customer for the purposes of providing services and products for 6 in accordance with the Finance Acts of 6 years.

Registration processes

If users wish to utilise certain services located on specific sections of the website, they are requested to sign up. Services that currently require some form of sign up include:

  • Registering with the website for newsletter

To register as a user of such services we need to collect information such as

  • your name
  • email address

We will never collect sensitive information about you without your explicit consent.

Disclosure of your Information

We will never pass your personal data to anyone else unless the disclosure is required by Law. We may also use and disclose information in aggregate (so that no individual customers are identified) for marketing and strategic development purposes.

Are there cases where we may use your information to contact you?

We may contact you:

  • For administration reasons related to the service to which you have signed up (e.g. to provide you with password reminders or to notify you that a particular service, activity or online content has been suspended for maintenance, or in response to a question that you ask us).
  • To provide you with information about our services, activities or online content. You should only receive such correspondence and updates from Catering Innovation Agency Ltd, if you have agreed to in response to any contact you have made with us, e.g. on our Social Media pages, or via the Contact Us facility. It will be made clear to you where you have these choices, for example, by providing tick boxes for you to decide whether you wish to receive correspondence.
  • To invite you to participate in surveys about our services (participation is always voluntary).

Where we wish to use your personal information in any other way, we will ensure that we notify you first. You will also be given the opportunity to withhold or withdraw your consent for the use of your personal information for purposes other than those listed in this document.

Third Party Web Sites

Our website may contain links to other websites which are outside our control and are not covered by this Privacy Statement. We cannot be responsible for the protection and privacy of any information which you provide whilst visiting such sites.

Web Browser Cookies

Cookies are very small text files that are stored on your computer when you visit some websites. We may use cookies to help identify your computer so we can tailor your experience on our website.

You can disable any cookies already stored on your computer but these may stop our website functioning properly.

The following are required to provide you with the best user experience and also to tell us which pages you find most interesting (anonymously)

Functional Cookies

This website will:

– Track the pages you visit via Google Analytics

– Collect data about the traffic to the website via Google AdWords.

Targeting Cookies

This website will:

– Allow you to share pages with social networks such as Facebook, Twitter and Google Plus

– Allow you to share pages via social media icons

This Website will not

– Share any personal information with third parties unless we have your permission or are required by law to do so.

By using the website, you are agreeing to the use of cookies as described. The help menu on the menu bar of most browsers will tell you how to prevent your browser from accepting new cookies, how to have the browser notify you when you receive a new cookie and how to disable cookies altogether. You can also disable or delete similar data used by browser add-ons, such as flash cookies, by changing the add-on’s settings or visiting the website of its manufacturer. For more information about cookies and managing them, including how to turn them off, please visit However, because cookies allow you to take advantage of some of our website’s essential features, we recommend you leave them turned on.

Mobile devices & Social Media

Applications developed in connection with the website for mobile devices will operate and capture information as set out above. Applications developed by us but deployed on other platforms such as social media channels may provide feedback to us on activity and usage specific to a user.

Note: If you are aged 18 or under, please get your parent/guardian’s permission before you provide any personal information to us. Users without this consent are not allowed to provide us with personal information.

Right of Access and how to contact us

The Data Controller for this Website and services provided through these Website is Mary Forde

You may request details of personal information which we hold about you under data protection legislation. If you would like a copy of the personal data or have any queries regarding the Catering Innovation Agency Ltd’s use of personal data please contact we have about you, please email us at or write to

Catering Innovation Agency Ltd

Shamrock Park


Carlow R93YA34

This document was last updated on 31st July 2018

If any of the information we hold about your in incorrect or incomplete please write or email us at the above address. We will promptly correct any information found to be incorrect.