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Make an Access Request

The Data Protection Acts permit individuals to seek access to personal data held by any organisation.  Individuals also have the right to have their personal data amended/corrected if found to be incorrect.

To make an Access Request you must write to the University at the address below, or, you may download the Data Protection Access Form, complete it and send it to:

    Maria Connolly
    Information and Compliance Office
    Room A1-071
    University of Limerick
    Limerick

    or email your request to: dataprotection@ul.ie.

Proof of your identity will be required.  Please include a copy of your UL student card, driver's license, passport etc).

An access fee not exceeding €6.35 will be applied to your application.

Please provide any details that may help the University to identify you and which may help to locate all of the information which may be held about you (for example your student or staff ID number, your date of birth, any previous addresses, change of name etc.).

You will appreciate that the University may hold a substantial amount of data but you may only want access to a small portion of that data.  In these circumstances it would be helpful if you can be as specific as possible about the information you wish to see.

If you are requesting amendments to personal data held, you should indicate what data is incorrect and provide the correct version of same.  Evidence of change of your personal information may be required in some cases.  We will advise you if this arises.

You are legally entitled to a decision regarding your request within 40 days of the University receiving your request and access fee.   Every effort will be made to deal with your request as soon as possible.

If you are unhappy with the decision of the University, you have the right to complain to the Data Protection Commissioner who will investigate the matter for you. The Commissioner has legal powers to ensure that your rights are upheld.

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