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Privacy statement of the Farmers Journal


The Agricultural Trust trading as the Irish the Farmers Journal (“the Farmers Journal”) is the publisher of the Irish the Farmers Journal and the operator of its website Postal address is Irish Farmers Journal, the Irish Farm Centre, Bluebell, Naas Road, Dublin 12, Ireland. Phone number: 00353 1 419 9500, or click HERE for further contact information.

Scope of this Privacy statement:

This Privacy statement applies to this website and subsidiary websites owned by the Farmers Journal.

From time to time the Irish Farmer’s Journal may disclose or furnish your information to third parties for the purposes of you being offered a service or product that may be of interest or relevance to you.

Right of Access:

As provided for in the legislation, under certain circumstances, you are entitled to request the Farmers Journal by way of writing if any data or information processed or obtained by the Farmers Journal includes personal data in relation to you.

If the Farmers Journal has any such personal data the Farmers Journal will, if requested, provide you with a description of:

The categories of data or information processed by or on behalf of the Farmers Journal.

Any personal data constituting data of which might be of relevance to you.

The reasons or purposes of the processing of such data and the recipients or groups of recipients to whom any such data or information are or may be disclosed to.

Any requests under this section have to be in writing accompanied by a fee of €6.35 and will be dealt with within a 41 day period.

You are also entitled to have the Farmers Journal communicate to you:

- Any information constituting personal data relevant to you.

- Any information known or available to the Farmers Journal as to the source of this information or data unless the communication of that information is contrary to public interest.

- In addition, where any processing of information or data takes place by automatic means that it is relevant to you and this information is likely to constitute the sole basis for any decision significantly affecting you. You are entitled to be informed free of charge by the Farmers Journal of the logic involved in this processing.

Optional sign ups:

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

- Participation in competitions / promotions / surveys

- Subscription to the Member / Member+ package

- Subscription to the digital or print packages

- In order to register to read five free articles per month

The information collected when a user signs up for a service can include an email address and name. When signing up for a service, a user may also "opt-in " to various email notifications or offers.

- If you have any queries or require any clarification in relation to any of the above please do not hesitate to contact us.

Right of Rectification or erasure:

As an individual you have a right to have your personal data corrected, if inaccurate, or erased.

In order to do this you must notify the Farmers Journal in writing to request the Farmers Journal within a reasonable time or not to begin processing data for the specific purpose provided in section 6A of the Data Protection (Amendment) Act, 2003.

This right to seek destruction or erasure of the data does not apply in a case where you have given your explicit consent to the processing by the Farmers Journal of the data or information.


The Farmers Journal fully respects your right to privacy as outlined under the Data Protection Act, 1988 and the Data Protection Amendment Act, 2003.

Any personal information provided to the Farmers Journal via our registration process will not be provided to third parties or used in ways not in keeping with the delivery of information related to the Farmers Journal or general functions of the website.

We collect some information about our users through using cookies on our website:

- to enhance our service to individual users

- to track visitor’s path through the site

- to improve the performance of the website

- to identify repeat visits to the site by users

- and to sell advertising space on the website.

A cookie is a little piece of data stored by the browser on the hard drive of your computer, at the request of our server. Cookies contain information that is transferred to your computer's hard drive. On revisiting the Farmers Journal our computer server will recognise the cookie, giving us information about your last visit. Cookies help us to improve the Farmers Journal and to deliver a better and more personalised service.

They enable us to:

- Estimate our audience size and usage pattern

- Store information about your preferences

- Allow us to customise the Farmers Journal according to your individual interests

- Speed up your use of the Farmers Journal website and searches

You are always free to decline our cookies, if your browser permits, by activating the setting on your browser which allows you to refuse the setting of cookies. You are always free to ask your browser to indicate when a cookie is being sent. You can also delete cookie files from your computer at your discretion. Note that if you decline our cookies or ask for notification each time a cookie is being sent, this may affect your use of the Farmers Journal website.

We also use pixel tags, sometimes called web beacons in our HTML-based emails.

We may use third party organisations to conduct research on our website but your information will not be passed on to third parties such as mailing organisations.

Adequate, Relevant and Non-Excessive Data:

It is the Farmers Journal’s policy to review data supplied and obtained from you and to delete that which it deems not necessary or which in the opinion of the Farmers Journal may no longer be necessary.


We take your concerns as an individual in relation to your data protection very seriously. On this basis the Farmers Journal will not hold the data information for longer than is necessary for the purposes for which you have furnished same to us.

Complaint Resolution Mechanism:

The Farmers Journal will work actively with you if you have any complaints or queries in relation to data protection issues.

If you have any queries in relation to how the data / information that you furnish to us is kept, stored or used or how the Farmers Journal deals with same please do not hesitate to contact us by way of email / phone.

Review of Privacy Statement:

The Farmers Journal will review the privacy statement from time to time and be sure that it is in compliance with best practice or as the website changes and develops. We also work on suggestions / comments from you as a user of the site and particularly in relation to data privacy issues.

Irish data protection commissioner:

Further information on your data privacy rights are available on the website of the Irish data protection commissioner: