Data Protection

General statement
Any personal information which you volunteer to the PRB will be treated with the highest standards of security and confidentiality, strictly in accordance with the Data Protection Acts, 1988 & 2003. The PRB, as data controller will store the information you provide on its database and fully respect the confidentiality of the data provided. The information you provide will be used to evaluate compliance with the eligibility requirements and to facilitate the administration of the pyrite remediation process. This may require that your data be supplied to and discussed with, in confidence, any person or organisation helping to assess and monitor your application. These persons will be subject to the same requirements for protection of confidentiality. The submission of an Application Form is treated as confirmation that the PRB and its agents may use the information you have supplied for the aforementioned purposes.

Access  Requests
You have a right to be given a copy of your personal data. There is no charge for access requests. To exercise this right, you must write to PRB, clearly stating that you are applying under Data Protection Acts. You should include any personal identifiers which you supplied earlier via the website (e.g. Name; address; phone number; e-mail address).

Alternatively, you may use the Data Protection Application Form.
Application From       PDF         MS Word

The application can be submitted by email to or posted to the Data Protection Co-ordinator, Pyrite Resolution Board, 7 Eastgate Avenue, Little Island, Cork,   T45 RX01.

Your request will be dealt with as soon as possible and will take not more than 40 days to process.

You also have a right to have inaccurate information corrected. If you discover that PRB holds inaccurate information about you, you have a right to instruct the PRB to correct that information. Such an instruction must be in writing or via e-mail. A request will be dealt with as soon as possible and will take not more than 40 days to process.

Right of Rectification

Under the Data Protection Acts, a person has a right to have his/her personal data corrected if inaccurate, or erased if there is not a legitimate reason for retaining the data.

A request for rectification or erasure should be made in writing, by letter, signed and accompanied by a copy of a current identification document e.g. driving licence or passport. There is no charge for such a request.

Complaints Procedure

If you are concerned about how personal data is processed, please do not hesitate to bring such concerns to the attention of the PRB’s Data Protection Coordinator by emailing or through our Complaints Procedure.