Privacy Statement

What is the Eat the Streets Project?
Eat the Streets is a Dublin City Council project funded by Creative Ireland and supported by the Eastern Midlands Waste Region that is running from March 20th to June 20th. Eat the Streets Festival is the creation of Michelle Darmody, journalist, food educator, and former owner and chef of Cake Cafe and Slice. Michelle was approached by DCC to bring to life a conversation around food and climate change - What does it mean to eat local and to eat a planetary diet? Eat the Streets explores the answers by drawing attention to Dublin’s agriculture history as the vegetable basket of Ireland. From March to May, we are asking young people and their families to plant seeds and grow roots for a tastier to tomorrow, while asking older generations for the recipes of yesteryear.

By focusing on food and having young people talk to their grandparents and parents about recipes we are fostering an intergenerational dialogue on eating local and stopping food waste, and tackling a climate change issue in a meaningful way. Eat the Streets will culminated in a 10 day festival in June that will bring together chefs, food experts, growers and producers to cook, create and discover, through a range of online and offline activities.

Why do we have a Privacy Statement?
This privacy statement intends to demonstrate Dublin City Council’s firm commitment to privacy and to assure you that in all your dealings with us we will endeavour to ensure the security of the data you provide to us.
Any personal information which we process will be treated with the highest standards of security and confidentiality, strictly in accordance with the General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) 2018 and the Data Protection Acts 2018.

How the Eat the Streets Project will process your data?

  1. What personal data do we need?

    1. Email address
    2. Username
    3. Registration Code
    4. Picture
    5. Biography
    6. Contact settings
    7. Web
    8. Twitter
    9. Facebook
    10. Instagram
    11. Terms of Use
  2. How will we process your personal data?
    Data collected above will be used to set up an account and enable users to submit recipes, etc.

  3. The legal basis for processing the personal data

  4. Data Sharing
    Your data will not be shared with any Third Parties

  5. Security Measures
    "Drupal has a very good track record in terms of security, and has an organized process for investigating, verifying, and publishing possible security problems."
    HTTPS (SSL/TLS) for the website is provided by Let’s Encrypt
    Secure hosting is provided by MyHost which are based in Ireland

  6. Retention Period
    Your personal data will be held for the time period of the ‘Eat the Streets’ project. (This may include further development periods of the initial project).

  7. Your Rights
    You have the following rights, in certain circumstances and subject to applicable exemptions, in relation to your personal data:

  • the right to access the personal data that we hold about you, together with other information about our processing of that personal data;
  • the right to require us to rectify any inaccuracies in your personal data;
  • the right to require us to erase your personal data;
  • the right to request that we no longer process your personal data for particular purposes;
  • the right to object to our use of your personal data or the way in which we process it; and
  • the right to receive your personal data, which you provided to us, in a structured, commonly used and machine-readable format or to require us to transmit that data to another controller.

    Please note that to help protect your privacy, before granting access to personal data and you may be asked for proof of identity.

    Subject Access Requests
    If you would like to exercise any of these rights, please submit a request to our Data Protection Officer, outlining the specific details of the request:
    Tel: 01 2223775
    All valid requests will be processed without undue delay and in any event within one month of receipt of the request. This period may be extended by up to two further months where necessary.
    Right of Complaint to the Office of the Data Protection Commission
    If you are not satisfied with the outcome of the response you received from the local authority in relation to your request, then you are entitled to make a complaint to the Data Protection Commission who may investigate the matter for you.
    The Data Protection Commission’s website is or you can contact their Office at:
    Lo Call Number: 1890 252 231
    Postal Address: Data Protection Commission, Canal House, Station Road, Portarlington, Co. Laois. R32 AP23.

  1. Automated Decision Making
    Data collected will not be used for automated decision making.

  2. Transferred to non EEA Countries
    Your data will not be transferred to non EEA countries.

  3. Other Websites
    Our website contains links to other websites. This privacy statement only applies to this website and the services operated by the Council. When you link to other websites you should read their own privacy policies.

  4. Our Use of Cookies
    This website uses Google Analytics to help analyse how users use the site. This analytical tool uses 'cookies', which are text files placed on your computer, to collect standard internet log information and visitor behaviour information in an anonymous form. The information generated by the cookie about your use of the website (including your IP address) is transmitted to Google. This information is then used to evaluate visitors’ use of the website and to compile statistical reports on website activity for the Information Commissioner ( ) The Information Commissioner will not (and will not allow any third party to) use the statistical analytics tool to track or to collect any personally identifiable information of visitors to our site. We will not associate any data gathered from this site with any personally identifying information from any source as part of our use of the Google statistical analytics tool. Google will not associate your IP address with any other data held by Google. Neither the Information Commissioner nor Google will link, or seek to link, an IP address with the identity of a computer user. Dublin City Council uses cookies to allow accessibility options on the site to function correctly i.e. increasing/decreasing text size or changing the contrast. Cookies are also used to allow users of mobile phones to browse the mobile version of the site.

  5. Further Information About Cookies
    The Interactive Advertising Bureau (IAB) is an industry body that develops standards and guidelines to support online business processes. It has produced a series of web pages which explain how cookies work and how they can be managed.

  6. Disabling/Enabling Cookies
    You have the ability to accept or decline cookies by modifying the settings on your browser. The IAB site tells you how to remove cookies from your browser at