Privacy Policy

Waterford Harvest Festival Fish

The Waterford Harvest Festival is in operation in Waterford City since 2008. It is an initiative of Waterford City & County Council and is run under the auspices of the Economic Department of the Council.

For 2020 the following structure is in place:


This Privacy Policy relates to our use of personal information collected by Waterford Harvest Festival/Waterford City and County Council from you via the following online services:

  • The Waterford Harvest Festival Official Website (
  • Waterford Harvest Festival official social media channels (Facebook, Twitter & Instagram).


Please note, when you book tickets for an event using a link from you will leave and make the booking directly with the event provider or event host on their own website or on a third party website. Please note Waterford Harvest Festival does not facilitate bookings for any advertised events, all events and bookings are managed by the event host/provider.


Please note that sometimes we will require you to provide personal information. When we do this we will provide further details about why we are collecting your information and how we will use it. We comply with all relevant data protection laws in all our dealings with your personal data, and we will ensure that our Data Processors do the same.

The Festival will use this personal information for a number of purposes including the following:

  • To contact you with information about events.
  • To contact you about a submission you have made, including any content you provide for the website, or CVs or applications uploaded to our contact form or applications to trade at Harvest.
  • To deal with your requests and enquiries;
  • To use IP addresses and device identifiers to identify the location of users, to block disruptive use, to establish the number of visits from different countries, and to determine whether you are accessing the services from Ireland or not.
  • For statistical analysis and research purposes so that we may improve the services offered by the Festival.
  • To notify you of any changes to the Festival’s policies and practices.


We will hold your personal information on our systems for as long as is necessary for the relevant activity.


We collate information on all our Website traffic that is represented in aggregate format through cookies. We use third parties such as Google Analytics to collect user information, including through the use of cookies (flash and non-flash) and web beacons. They help us to improve our website and to deliver many of the functions that make your browser experience more user friendly.

You should also be aware that there are cookies which are found in other companies’ internet tools which we are using to enhance the website. You will see ‘social buttons’ on our website, which enable you to share or bookmark the web pages. 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 the Website’s essential features, we recommend you leave them turned on.

The Festival website contains hyperlinks to websites owned and operated by third parties. These third party websites have their own privacy policies, and are also likely to use cookies, and we therefore urge you to review them. They will govern the use of personal information you submit when visiting these websites, which may also be collected by cookies.


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.

Rights in relation to personal data

Under the General Data Protection Regulations individuals have rights in relation to their personal data.

If an individual wishes to make a Data Protection enquiry or an access request, it should be submitted in writing (this can include email) to:

Data Protection Officer, Waterford City and County Council,

City Hall, Waterford X91 PK15

Tel: 0761 10 20 20 Email:

Making a Complaint

If any person has any concerns regarding the security of the personal data that Waterford City and County Council holds on them in relation to activities/events associated with the Waterford Harvest Festival, they should in the first instance raise the matter with the Festival Director or the Council’s Data Protection Officer (contact details above).

In any event, an applicant can Raise a Concern directly with the Data Protection Commissioner.