Privacy Policy & Cookies

This website is run by Mediation Foundation of Ireland – Luke Monahan & Tony Bourke, Directors. Our privacy statement is in keeping with established norms. Contact details are [email protected]


This privacy policy explains how we collect and use any personal information we collect about you when you use this website.


In the course of using this site, you may provide us with personally identifiable information. This refers to information about you that can be used to contact or identify you, and information on your use of and activities at our site that may be connected with you (“Personal Information”).

Personal Information that we collect may include but is not limited to, your name, phone number and email address. When you visit the site, our servers automatically record information that your browser sends whenever you visit a website.

This information may include but is not limited to, your computer’s Internet Protocol address, browser type, the web page you were visiting before you came to our site and information you search for on our Site.

Like many websites, we may also use “cookies” to collect information. A cookie is a small data file that we transfer to your computer’s hard disk for record-keeping purposes. We may use “persistent cookies” to save your registration ID and login password for future logins to the Site; and we use “session ID cookies” to enable certain features of the Site, to better understand how you interact with the Site and to monitor aggregate usage and web traffic routing on the Site.

You can instruct your browser, by changing its options, to stop accepting cookies or to prompt you before accepting a cookie from the websites you visit. If you do not accept cookies, however, you may not be able to use all portions of the Site or all functionality of our services.


When you visit the website a record of the visit is made to determine who visits the website and the parts of the website which are used the most. We use the data collected in an anonymous way to update and refine areas of the site.

We will not disclose your personal information to any third party or use it for any other purpose which is not related to the listed purposes without your consent unless otherwise required under the laws of the Republic of Ireland.

If you would like to stop receiving information from our site, you may email and request this and we will take your email address of the database.
If you subscribe to our newsletter, your contact information (email address) is used to send it to you. On occasion, we make special offers to newsletter subscribers. However, all recipients of the newsletter may opt-out of receiving future newsletters when so desired, and are given an opportunity to opt-out of these emails at any time at the bottom of each newsletter.

If you book a training course through this website, we use the information to communicate with you about the course and may use your email address to communicate about future relevant courses also


If you are a participant on the MII Certified Mediator programme or similar, Mediation Foundation of Ireland will according to the requirements of the Mediation Institute of Ireland’s accrediting process disclose your video recordings to our external assessors for them to pass/fail your submission. We may also be required from time to time to disclose information to the MII (Mediation Institute of Ireland – see for their guidelines). Otherwise, we will not disclose your information to third parties.


You have the right to see what information that we hold about you. Simply make a request to us by email and we will provide that information to you within 30 days. In the event that we are hacked and your data is stolen, we will immediately inform you and the Data Protection Commission.


You may contact us by emailing [email protected], if you have any questions or concerns in relation to your information or if you would like it updated or deleted.


We take all reasonable measures to protect and secure the information you provide to us, we take all security responsibilities seriously, employing the most appropriate physical and technical measures, including staff training and awareness and we review these measures regularly.


The table below explains the cookies we use and why.

Name Purpose Activated Expires
Initiated by this website
PHPSESSID The PHPSESSID cookie is native to PHP and enables websites to store serialised state data. It is used to establish a user session and to pass state data via a temporary cookie, which is commonly referred to as a session cookie. (expires when you close your browser) On visit When you close your browser
Initiated by Google Analytics | Read More
__utma Used to distinguish users and sessions. The cookie is created when the javascript library executes and no existing __utma cookies exists. The cookie is updated every time data is sent to Google Analytics. On visit After 2 Years
__utmb Used to determine new sessions/visits. The cookie is created when the javascript library executes and no existing __utmb cookies exists. The cookie is updated every time data is sent to Google Analytics. On visit After 30 Minutes
__utmc Not used in ga.js. Set for interoperability with urchin.js. Historically, this cookie operated in conjunction with the __utmb cookie to determine whether the user was in a new session/visit On visit When you close your browser
__utmt Used to throttle request rate. On visit 10 Minutes
__utmv Used to store visitor-level custom variable data. This cookie is created when a developer uses the _setCustomVar method with a visitor level custom variable. This cookie was also used for the deprecated _setVar method. The cookie is updated every time data is sent to Google Analytics. On visit After 2 Years
__utmz Stores the traffic source or campaign that explains how the user reached your site. The cookie is created when the javascript library executes and is updated every time data is sent to Google Analytics. On visit After 6 Months

The MFI Team. (Last updated 1st August 2018)