Privacy Policy

Who we are

We are Ask Direct. We are a fundraising and direct marketing agency, based in Dublin, Ireland. This is the website for The Fundraising Summer School.

Our contact details are in the footer of this website.

Some of the links on this page will take you to websites that are not ours. We are not responsible for the content or privacy practices of third parties, but we do try to associate with trustworthy people.

What data about you do we process?

When you register for The Fundriaisng Summer School through this site, we capture information about you for the purposes of your registration and for any other person you are registering. This information includes:

  • Contact Names

  • The company/organisation you work for

  • Your email addresses

  • Your payment details

We also use cookies and we describe our cookies and their purposes in our Cookies Policy that is also available on this site.

Why are we processing it?

It's important you understand why we are processing your data, both in terms of the purpose for it and the legal basis we are relying on.


Our purposes are:

  • Event registration

  • Payment processing

  • Production of name badges and similar event logistics

  • Ensuring we have the right amount of catering booked

  • Marketing The Fundraising Summer School and other future similar events by Ask Direct and Charities Institute Ireland.

Attendees at The Fundraising Summer School are added to Ask Direct and Cii's mailing list. If you don’t want to be added to this list, just email with the phrase “Summer School Only” in the subject line and we will remove you from our other marketing lists.

Legal Basis

  • Consent (if you join our mailing list)

  • Execution of a contract entered in to by you (you've booked some tickets)

  • Legitimate interests of the Data Controller (we need to plan catering and manage the numbers at the event amongst other things, and we have an interest in marketing other related Ask Direct and Cii services to you, subject to you not opting out).

Who do we share your data with?

We obtain data from Tito if you are already a registered user of that platform and login to it when registering for the event.

Other than that, we don't share your data with any third party, except for suppliers or partners working with us to put this event together such as designers (to make our badges), or Chartered Accountants Ireland (for access to Wifi and for health and safety purposes as needed).

Cross border transfers

Data may be processed using tools or technologies that are hosted outside the European Economic Area (EEA). Where this happens, we will apply appropriate safeguards such as using suppliers who are based in countries recognised by the European Commission as having adequate levels of protection for personal data, or suppliers who have adopted Model Contract Clauses or Privacy Shield as a basis for their processing.

How long will we keep your data?

In general, we will retain data of people who have booked tickets for six years after the tax year in which the booking took place. We need to for financial audit and tax purposes.

We will keep your name and email address, and whether you have booked or not booked, for three years so that we will recognise you if you follow up with us after the event and so we can inform you of future events. We have opted for three years in the event we don’t run The Fundraising Summer School in any given year that we can keep in contact with you to update you on future events. If you are on our mailing list you will receive at least one email per year about The Fundraising Summer School (whether it is running or not in that year).

Finally, in the event of anyone attending The Fundraising Summer School suffering an accident, we will keep data relating to the accident report, their registration, and contact details of any attendee who might be a witness, for up to seven years for the purposes of dealing with any claims that might arise.

What are your rights in relation to our processing?

You have a number of rights in relation to your data and our processing of it. These include:

  • You can ask for us to provide you with a copy of your data

  • You can ask for any errors in your data to be corrected

  • You can ask us not to use your data for any purpose (but we may have an over-riding reason to continue processing your data, e.g. compliance with a legal obligation)

You also have the right to file a complaint with the Data Protection Commissioner ( in the event that you are unhappy with our handling of your data.

Who to contact if you have a question or query

If you have any questions about how your data is processed, or to exercise any of your rights, contact our Data Protection Officer ( and we will be in touch.