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Bord na Móna Plc, its subsidiaries and their subsidiaries (for the avoidance of doubt including Bord na Móna Recycling Limited) (“we” or “Bord na Móna Recycling”) collect, use, share and hold certain Personal Data about current, past and prospective consumers, customers, suppliers, business contacts, employees and other people in the course of its business activities. Personal Data must be Processed in accordance with the General Data Protection Regulation (Regulation (EU) 2016/679) (“GDPR”) and other applicable national and European privacy legislation and regulations (together the “Data Protection Law”).

Bord na Móna Recycling recognises the need to treat Personal Data in an appropriate and lawful manner and is committed to complying with its obligations in this regard. This Privacy Policy explains how we use Personal Data.

A person whose personal data we hold hereafter referred to as “you” and “your” shall have a corresponding meaning.

This Privacy Policy applies to customers (internal and external) of all entities within the Bord na Móna group and all individuals who work for, with or on behalf of any Bord na Móna business including Bord na Móna Recycling.

We use the words Personal Data to describe information that is about you or others from which you or they are identifiable. Other key data protection terms are defined in Schedule 1 (Definitions of key data protection terms).

The purpose of this Privacy Policy is to:

a. ensure Bord na Móna Recycling protects the rights of customers, staff and partners;

b. describe what personal data Bord na Móna Recycling holds and how it processes it;

c. ensure Bord na Móna Recycling complies with the Data Protection Law; and

d. allow Bord na Móna Recycling to demonstrate compliance with the Data Protection Law particularly in accordance with Article 24(1) of the GDPR.

This Privacy Policy may be supplemented by other privacy notices tailored to our specific relationships with you.

If you have any questions in relation to this Privacy Policy, your rights in relation to your personal data or any other queries please contact the Information Officer at

This policy is part of the appropriate arrangements and structures put in place that are, in the Directors’ opinion, designed to secure material compliance with the company’s “relevant obligations” under the Companies Act 2014.


Personal Data we process

Bord na Móna Recycling holds personal data in relation to current, past and prospective:

a. customers;

b. employees;

c. suppliers; and

d. business contacts.

We endeavour to keep the Personal Data we process accurate and up to date and held securely.

Furthermore, Personal Data is stored in as few places, with as few copies, as is reasonably possible.

Our staff are trained not to create any unnecessary additional copies of Personal Data.

How we use Personal Data

We use Personal Data to carry out our business activities. The purposes for which we use your Personal Data may differ based on our relationship, including the type of communications between us and the services we provide.

The main purposes include using Personal Data to:



Automated decisions using Personal Data

We may use automated decision-making tools (i.e. where a person is not involved in the decision). We typically use these tools when making straightforward decisions about you. Where this is the case, we may provide you with more information at the time to aid your understanding of what is involved.

Responsibility for Personal Data

Bord na Móna Recycling is responsible for looking after your Personal Data in accordance with this Privacy Policy, our internal standards and procedures, and the requirements of data protection law.

When employees or others that work on Bord na Móna Recycling’s behalf handle Personal Data we will always ask that they treat Personal Data in a confidential and secure manner and will require them to comply with the Confidentiality Code of Conduct set out in Schedule 2.



Sharing of Personal Data

In connection with the purposes described above, we may need to share your Personal Data with third parties. The types of third parties with which we may share your Personal Data are further described in the Third-Party Disclosures set out in Schedule 3.

When we provide Personal Data to third parties, the third parties will be selected carefully and required to use appropriate measures to protect the confidentiality and security of the Personal Data. Those third parties will assume certain responsibilities under the Data Protection Law for looking after the Personal Data that they receive from us.

In certain circumstances, Data Protection Law allows Personal Data to be disclosed to law enforcement agencies without the consent of the Data Subject. In such circumstances, we will disclose requested Personal Data to the extent permitted by, and in accordance with, applicable Data Protection Law.

Where necessary, line managers can be given proxy access to a direct reports email account where this has been authorised. For example, when a user is off sick, on leave or has left the company, access may be necessary for the proper and uninterrupted functioning of the business. Proxy access will be enabled for a 2-week period to administer the account.


International Transfers of Personal Data

For the purposes set out in this Privacy Policy we may transfer Personal Data to parties located in other countries that have data protection regimes which are different to those in Ireland and which have not been found by the European Commission to provide adequate protection for Personal Data.

When making these transfers, we will take steps to ensure that your Personal Data is adequately protected and transferred in accordance with the requirements of the Data Protection Law.

This may involve the use of data transfer agreements in the form approved by the European Commission or another mechanism recognised by data protection law as ensuring an adequate level of protection for Personal Data transferred outside the EEA (for example, standard contractual clauses).

For further information about these transfers and to request details of the safeguards in place, please contact by email at:

Security of Personal Data

Bord na Móna Recycling uses appropriate technical, physical, legal and organisational measures, which comply with data protection laws to keep Personal Data secure.

As most of the Data we hold is stored electronically we have implemented appropriate IT security measures to ensure this Personal Data is kept secure. For example, we may use anti-virus protection systems, firewalls, and data encryption technologies. We have procedures in place at our premises to keep any hard copy records physically secure. We also train our staff regularly on data protection and information security. It is the responsibility of all employees to handle Personal Data securely and in line with such data security and storage guidelines set out by Bord na Móna Recycling from time to time.

When Bord na Móna Recycling provides Personal Data to a third party (including our service providers) or engages a third party to collect Personal Data on our behalf, the third party will be selected carefully and required to use appropriate security measures to protect the confidentiality and security of Personal Data. For example, Personal Data is encrypted / password protected where appropriate.

Unfortunately, no data transmission over the Internet or electronic data storage system can be guaranteed to be 100% secure. If you have reason to believe that your interaction with us is no longer secure (for example, if you feel that the security of any Personal Data you might have sent to us has been compromised), please immediately notify us at



Data Breach

If there is ever a breach of security leading to the accidental or unlawful destruction, loss, alteration, unauthorised disclosure of, or access to, personal data, Bord na Móna Recycling will follow the Bord na Móna Recycling Data Breach Procedure.



Legal justifications for our processing of Personal Data

To comply with Data Protection Law, we are obliged to advise you of the legal justification we rely on for using your Personal Data for our purposes. While the law provides for several legal justifications, the main legal justifications that apply to our purposes for using Personal Data are:

a. Consent,

b. Contractual Necessity,

c. Legal Requirements, and

d. Legitimate Interest.

In order to enable us to fulfil the terms of our contract with you (or someone else) or in preparation of entering into a contract with you (or someone else), we may be required to obtain certain Personal Data from you. We will inform you of the legal justifications for which we are obtaining your personal data when we obtain your Personal Data. In some circumstances, we may be legally required to obtain certain personal data from you. In these instances, we may not be able to provide our products or services to you if you do not provide the relevant Personal Data to us. If you would like further information, please contact us at

Where we rely on our legitimate business interests or the legitimate interests of a third party to justify the purposes for using your Personal Data, our legitimate interests will usually be:

For Processing of more Sensitive Personal Data we will rely on either:

Processing of Personal Data relating to criminal convictions and offences is subject to the requirements of applicable law.




We may record telephone calls with you so that we can:

In addition, we monitor electronic communications between us (for example, emails) to protect you, our business and IT infrastructure, and third parties including by:

Our use of CCTV involves Processing of Personal Data. Further information on how we Process Personal Data using CCTV is set out in Schedule 4.



Retention of Personal Data

We will keep Personal Data for as long as is necessary for the purposes for which we collect it. Where we hold Personal Data to comply with a legal or regulatory obligation, we will keep the information for at least as long as is required to comply with that obligation. In some cases, a retention period will apply once the initial purpose has ceased e.g. financial information is kept for 7 years, payroll files are required to be kept for current year plus 6 years.

Where we hold Personal Data in order to provide a product or service, we will keep the information for at least as long as we provide the product or service, and for a number of years thereafter. The number of years varies depending on the nature of the product or service provided.

Bord na Móna Recycling endeavours to ensure that Personal Data will only be kept for a period which is relevant and not excessive to achieve the purposes for which it is being held. Personal Data will be deleted once that purpose is achieved, or it is no longer required.



Your personal data rights

Schedule 5 sets out a summary of the data protection rights available to individuals in the EEA in connection with their Personal Data. These rights may only apply in certain circumstances and are subject to certain legal exemptions.

Any request to exercise your rights should be sent to the Information Office at

To help us to respond to your request, please be as specific as possible. For example, if you wish to exercise your right to access your Personal Data, please specify the Personal Data of which you wish to obtain a copy.

Please include any additional details that would help us to respond to your request – for example, your customer account number, a staff reference number, names of departments/offices that you were associated with, etc. ,

If you wish a third party to submit a request to exercise your rights on your behalf (e.g. a family member or solicitor), you must provide written authorisation to allow us to disclose your Personal Data to that third party.

You may be asked to provide further information in order for Bord na Móna Recycling to confirm your identity.



Who to contact about your Personal Data

If you have any questions or concerns about the way your Personal Data is used by us, you can contact us by email at:



Review and Revision

We review this Privacy Policy regularly and reserve the right to make changes at any time to take account of changes in our business, legal requirements, and the manner in which we process Personal Data. This Privacy Policy was last updated on 30th of October 2018. We may review this policy and make changes from time to time.


Schedule 1

Definition of key data protection terms

“Data Controller” means the entity that controls Personal Data, by deciding why and how such Personal Data is Processed.

“Data Processor” means the party that Processes Personal Data on behalf of the Data Controller (for example, a payroll service provider).

“European Economic Area” or “EEA” means Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Republic of Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, the UK, Iceland, Liechtenstein, and Norway.

“Personal Data” is any information relating to a living individual which allows the identification of that individual. Personal Data can include:

“Processing” includes collecting, using, recording, organising, altering, disclosing, destroying or holding Personal Data in any way. Processing can be done either manually or by using automated systems such as information technology systems and “Process” and “Processing” shall be interpreted accordingly.

“Profiling” is the automated Processing of Personal Data for the purpose of assessing certain aspects relating to an individual so as to analyse or predict the individual’s performance, decisions or behaviour.

“Sensitive Personal Data” are types of Personal Data that reveal any of the following information relating to an individual: racial or ethnic origin, political opinions, religious or philosophical beliefs, or trade union membership. Special Categories of Personal Data also include the Processing of genetic data, biometric data (for example, fingerprints or facial images), health data, data concerning sex life or sexual orientation and any Personal Data relating to criminal convictions or offences.

“Proxy Access” is where a manager is granted access to another user’s Outlook mailbox where access is necessary for the proper and uninterrupted functioning of the business.



Schedule 2

Confidentiality Code of Conduct

Bord na Móna Recycling employees and all others who work with or on behalf of Bord na Móna Recycling must comply with this confidentiality code of conduct (the “Code”). Bord na Móna Recycling will ensure that all those subject to this policy are made aware of it at the outset of their work with the company.

1. What is Confidential Information “Confidential Information” means all business, technical, financial, operational, administrative, marketing, economic and other information and material relating to Bord na Móna Recycling’s business, and all Personal Data of employees or customers of Bord na Móna Recycling either in written, oral or any other form, to which you may have access.

2. Confidentiality and Non-Disclosure Requirements Confidentiality is an intrinsic element to the work of Bord na Móna Recycling. The importance of confidentiality must be clearly understood by all Bord na Móna Recycling employees and all others who are or will be required to work with or on behalf of Bord na Móna Recycling.

2.1 For the duration of employment with Bord na Móna Recycling and at all times after the termination of employment with Bord na Móna Recycling, employees must keep all Confidential Information secret and treat it as confidential and must not, without the prior written consent of Bord na Móna Recycling (which may be given, if at all, on such terms as Bord na Móna Recycling considers appropriate), be disclosed (whether in written, oral or in any other form) in whole or in part to any other person. Employees must not use the Confidential Information for any purpose other than in connection with their role as an employee of Bord na Móna Recycling.

2.2 Employees cannot discuss any Confidential Information relating to Bord na Móna Recycling (or related Companies or their businesses) or data in respect of which Bord na Móna Recycling owes an obligation of confidence to any third party during or after their employment except in the proper course of their employment or as required by law.

2.3 Employees cannot remove or copy any document or things belonging to Bord na Móna Recycling which contain any Confidential Information from Bord na Móna Recycling’s premises at any time without proper advance authorisation.

2.4 Employees must return to Bord na Móna Recycling upon request and, in any event, upon the termination of their employment, all documents and things belonging to Bord na Móna Recycling or which contain or refer to any Confidential Information and which are in your possession or under their control.

3. Maintaining Confidentiality Bord na Móna Recycling and all others who are or will be required to work on behalf of Bord na Móna Recycling or with documentation and/or related systems have an obligation to ensure confidentiality and compliance with the Data Protection Law, Bord na Móna’s IT security Bord na Móna Recycling Limited – Data Protection Privacy Policy © 2020 Bord na Móna Plc. Bord na Móna Plc’s prior written consent isrequired before any part of this document isreproduced. policies, which have been separately notified to employees, and the security measures outlined in the Data Security and Storage Guidelines must be adhered to.



Schedule 3

Third Party Disclosure

Service providers – e.g.

External third party service providers, such as security professionals, accountants, auditors, experts, lawyers and other professional advisors; travel assistance providers; call centre service providers; IT systems, support and hosting service providers; advertising, marketing and market research, and data analysis service providers; banks and financial institutions that service our accounts; document and records management providers; and other third party vendors and outsourced service providers that assist us in carrying out business activities.


Government/Judicial authorities – e.g.

We may also share Personal Data with: (a) government or other public authorities (including, but not limited to, courts, regulatory bodies, law enforcement agencies, tax authorities and criminal investigations agencies); and (b) third party participants in legal proceedings and their accountants, auditors, lawyers, and other advisors and representatives, as we believe to be necessary or appropriate.

Schedule 4

CCTV Policy


Closed circuit television systems (“CCTV”) are installed in all premises and some other company assets such as company vehicles, (the “Relevant Assets”) under the control of Bord na Móna Plc and its subsidiaries (for the avoidance of doubt including Bord na Móna Recycling Limited) (the “Company”).


Purpose of Policy

The purpose of this Policy is to regulate the use of CCTV and its associated technology in the monitoring of both the internal and external environs of all Relevant Assets operated by the Company in Ireland.

CCTV systems are installed both internally and externally in all Relevant Assets for the purpose of enhancing security of Company premises and associated equipment, as well as creating awareness among the occupants, at any one time, that a surveillance security system is in operation within and/or in the external environs of all assets during both the daylight and night hours each day.

CCTV surveillance is intended for the purposes of: protecting Company buildings and assets, both during and after hours; and promoting the health and safety of staff and visitors. In certain circumstances CCTV footage may be used in the context of employee disciplinary proceedings, internal and external investigations into accidents and other incidents and, if necessary, in legal proceedings.



This Policy applies to all Company personnel and visitors and relates directly to the location and use of CCTV and to the monitoring, recording and subsequent use of material recorded by CCTV.


General principles

The Company has a responsibility to protect its property, equipment and resources as well as to provide a sense of security to its employees and visitors.. The Company owes certain duties under the provisions of health and welfare at work legislation and utilises CCTV as an added mode of security.

The use of CCTV will be conducted in a professional, ethical and legal manner.

Use of CCTV is required to be compliant with this Policy following its adoption by the Company. Recognisable images captured by CCTV are subject to the provisions of the General Data Protection Regulation (EU 2016/679) and the Data Protection Act 2018 (the “Data Protection Law”) to the extent they are personal data. “Personal Data” means data relating to a living individual who is or can be identified either from the data or from the data in conjunction with other information that is in, or is likely to come into, the possession of the data controller, with the Company being the data controller.


Use of CCTV footage

Information obtained through CCTV may only be released when authorised by the Information Officer.

Any requests for records of CCTV images by An Garda Síochána will be fully recorded and legal advice will be sought if any such request is made, before any images are disclosed (see “Access” section below).

CCTV monitoring of public areas, for security purposes will be conducted in a manner consistent with all existing policies adopted by the Company.

Video monitoring of public areas, for security purposes, within Company premises, is limited to uses that do not violate the reasonable expectation to privacy.


Lawful basis For processing

The use of CCTV is necessary in order to protect the legitimate interests of the Company. Specifically, these legitimate interests include:

The Data Protection Law requires that personal data is adequate, relevant and not excessive for the purpose for which it was collected. This means that the Company needs to be able to justify the obtaining and use of personal data by means of CCTV.

For instance, the use of CCTV to control the perimeter of a building for security purposes has been deemed to be justified by the Company. The system is intended to capture images of intruders or of individuals damaging property or removing goods without authorisation.

Information may be used as part or in conjunction of an investigation process and all relevant parties will have the opportunity to view and comment on such footage. Examples of the use of CCTV footage for disciplinary purposes include but are not limited to; establishing the facts of an alleged incident where other evidence is in conflict; as evidence for alleged incidents of stock loss, theft or misuse of time and attendance system; as evidence of health and safety incidents. It will not generally be used for on-going performance management purposes.


Location of cameras

The Company has endeavoured to select locations for the installation of CCTV cameras which are least intrusive to protect the privacy of individuals. Cameras placed so as to record external areas shall be positioned in such a way as to prevent or minimise recording of passers-by or of another person’s private property.


Notification – signage

A copy of this Policy is available on request to employees and visitors to the Company’s premises. This Policy describes the purpose and location of CCTV monitoring, a contact number for those wishing to discuss CCTV monitoring and guidelines for use of CCTV.

Signage is in place at each location in which CCTV cameras are sited to indicate that CCTV is in operation. Signage shall include the contact details of the data controller.


CCTV cameras in operation

For more information contact [phone number]


Storage & retention

The Data Protection Law provides that personal data shall not be kept for longer than is necessary for the purposes for which they were obtained. The images captured by the CCTV system will be retained for a maximum of 30 days, except where the image identifies an issue and is retained specifically in the context of an investigation/prosecution of that issue.

The images/recordings will be stored in a secure environment with a log of access kept. Access will be restricted to authorised personnel. Similar measures will be employed when using disk storage, with automatic logs of access to the images create.

In certain circumstances, the recordings may also be viewed by other individuals in order to achieve the objectives set out in this Policy. When CCTV recordings are being viewed, access will be limited to authorised individuals on a need-to-know basis.



Recorded footage and the monitoring equipment must be securely stored in a restricted area. Unauthorised access to that area will not be permitted at any time. The area will be locked when not occupied by authorised personnel. A log of access to images shall be maintained.

In relevant circumstances, CCTV footage may be disclosed:

On written request, any person whose image has been recorded has a right to be given a copy of the information recorded which relates to them, provided always that such an image/recording exists i.e. has not been deleted in line with the above retention section, and provided also that an exemption/prohibition under the Data Protection Acts does not apply to the data in question. Where the image/recording identifies another individual, those images may only be released where they can be redacted/anonymised so that the other person is not identified or identifiable. To exercise their right of access, a data subject must make an application in writing to the Company. The Company must respond within one month.

A person should provide all the necessary information to assist the Company in locating the recorded CCTV images, such as the date, time and location of the recording. If the image is of such poor quality as not to clearly identify an individual, that image may not be considered to be “personal data” and may not be disclosed by the Company. In giving a person a copy of their data, the Company may provide a still/series of still pictures or a disk, USB or other data storage device containing relevant images. However, other people’s images will be obscured before the data is released.



The Company will:


Security companies

Where the CCTV system is controlled by a security company contracted by the Company, the Company will have a written contract with the security company in place which details the areas to be monitored, how long data is to be stored, what the security company may do with the data and what security standards are to be in place regarding the system and the recorded CCTV images.

Implementation & review

The date from which the Policy will apply is 25th May 2018. The Bord na Móna Policy Working Group will monitor the implementation of the Policy. The Policy will be reviewed and evaluated from time to time. Ongoing review and evaluation will take cognisance of changing law or guidelines (e.g. from the Office of the Data Protection Commissioner, An Garda Síochána, etc.), as well as feedback from staff and others.

If you have any comments or queries on this policy or the Company’s implementation of CCTV, please contact




Data Subject Rights

Description When is this right applicable
Right of access to Personal Data
You have the right to receive a copy of the Personal Data we hold about you and information about how we use it.
This right is applicable at all times when we hold your Personal Data
(subject to certain exemptions).
Right to rectification of Personal Data
You have the right to ask us to correct Personal Data we hold about you where it is incorrect or incomplete.
This right is applicable at all times when we hold your Personal Data
(subject to certain exemptions).
Right to erasure of Personal Data
This right entitles you to request that your Personal Data be deleted or removed from our systems and
records. However, this right only applies in certain circumstances.
Examples of when this right applies to Personal Data we hold include (subject to certain exemptions): when we no longer need the Personal Data for the purpose we collected it; if you withdraw consent to our use of your information and no other legal justification supports our continued use of your information; if you object to the way we use your information and we have no overriding grounds to continue using it; if we have used your Personal Data unlawfully; and if the Personal Data needs to be erased for compliance with law.
Right to restrict processing of Personal Data

You have the right to request that we suspend our use of your Personal Data. Where we suspend our use of your Personal Data we will still be permitted to store your Personal Data, but any other use of this information will require your consent, subject to certain exemptions.

You can exercise this right if: you think that the Personal Data we hold about you is not accurate, but this only applies for a period of time that allows us to consider if your Personal Data is in fact inaccurate; the Processing is unlawful and you oppose the erasure of your Personal Data and request the restriction of its use instead; we no longer need the Personal Data for the purposes we have used it to date, but the Personal Data is required by you in connection with legal claims; or you have objected to our processing of the Personal Data and we are considering whether our reasons for processing override your objection.
Right to data portability

This right allows you to obtain your Personal Data in a format which enables you to transfer that Personal Data to another organisation. You may have the right to have your Personal Data transferred by us directly to the other organisation, if this is technically feasible.

This right will only apply: to Personal Data you provided to us; where we have justified our use of your Personal Data based on: o your consent; or o the fulfilment by us of a contract with you; and if our use of your Personal Data is by electronic means.
Right to object to processing of Personal Data

You have the right to object to our use of your Personal Data in certain circumstances. However, we may continue to use your Personal Data, despite your objection, where there are compelling legitimate grounds to do so or we need to use your Personal Data in connection with any legal claims.

Rights relating to automated decision making and Profiling

You have the right not to be subject to a decision which is based solely on automated processing (without human involvement) where that decision produces a legal effect or otherwise significantly affects you. This right means you can request that we involve one of our employees or representatives in the decision-making process.

This right is not applicable if: we need to make the automated decision in order to enter into or fulfil a contract with you; we are authorised by law to take the automated decision; or the decision is based on your explicit consent.
Right to withdraw consent to processing of Personal Data

Where we have relied upon your consent to process your Personal Data, you have the right to withdraw that consent.

This right only applies where we process Personal Data based upon your consent.
Right to complain to the relevant data protection authority

If you think that we have processed your Personal Data in a manner that is not in accordance with data protection law, you can make a complaint to the data protection regulator. If you live or work in an EEA member state, you may complain to the regulator in that state.

This right applies at any time.