MAC –  Website Privacy and Cookies Policy

Men Against Cancer respects your right to privacy and complies with its obligations under the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). The goal of this website privacy policy is to help you understand how MAC deals with any personal data you provide when you visit its website or interact with MAC online.

By visiting the website, you are accepting the terms of this website privacy policy.

This website contains external links to other websites and MAC is not held responsible for the privacy policies of these other websites.


What type of information do we collect?

You may browse our site anonymously, with cookies disabled, but certain functions and pages may be unavailable to you.

We collect information from you when you visit our website, register for updates, subscribe to our email newsletter, or fill out a form.

When submitting a form, you may be asked to provide personal details such as name, email address, postal address, phone number or other relevant information as needed.

What do we use your information for?

Any of the information we collect from you may be used in one of the following ways:

  • To provide cancer information and support services

We collect and store personal data to provide services for people interested in or affected by prostate cancer. This includes our Peer support service.

MAC members may collect sensitive personal data about your health when you speak, email or send enquiries to them. They will use this information to answer your questions and give advice or support.

We may also use this information for training, quality monitoring or evaluating the services we provide.

We may also collect and retain your data if you send feedback about any of our services or make a complaint.

  • To improve our website and provide a personalised experience for you

We continually try to improve our website based on the anonymous information and feedback we receive from you.

We want your visit to our website to be a useful one, making sure you are able to find the information that you’re looking for and that is relevant to you.

  • To keep you informed about what we’re doing in the fight against prostate cancer.

If you have signed up for the Men Against Cancer’s email newsletter, you will receive this email periodically. At any time, you can unsubscribe from receiving future emails clicking the ‘Unsubscribe’ link at the bottom of every email or by contacting us.

  • To let you know other ways you can get involved in our campaigns or events

From time to time we may use your email address to send you updates on how you can get involved in our events, or fundraising and campaigns.

We may also contact you by phone and email if you have given us consent to do so.

We will always respect your privacy and will always give you the option to stop hearing from us.

How do we protect your information?

We use a variety of security measures to securely process and keep your personal information safe when you interact with our website.

We use a secure server so that all supplied sensitive information is transmitted via Secure Socket Layer (SSL) technology and encrypted.

Our website is hosted securely with Blacknight in Ireland, so any data collected from our website (e.g. if you submit a form) is both encrypted in transit and is held on servers within the EU only.

We use Google reCAPTCHA to help prevent spam on our contact forms and help ensure your message reaches us.

MAC takes, and will continue to take, all reasonable steps (which includes relevant technical and organisational measures) to guarantee the safety of the data you provide to us and we will only use the data for the intended purpose.

However, the nature of the internet is such that we cannot guarantee or warrant the security of any information you transmit to us via the Internet will be 100% secure.

Do we use cookies?

Yes. Cookies are small files that a site or its service provider transfers to your computer’s hard drive through your web browser (if you allow) that lets the sites or service providers systems to recognize your browser and capture and remember certain information.

We use cookies to help us compile anonymous data about site traffic and site interaction so that we can monitor our website performance and offer better site experiences and tools in the future.

This website uses Google Analytics to gather anonymous statistics about visitors to the site and which pages are visited.

If you prefer, you can choose to have your computer warn you each time a cookie is being sent, or you can choose to turn off all cookies via your browser settings. Like most websites, if you turn your cookies off, some of our services may not function properly.

Do we disclose any information to outside parties?

We do not sell, trade, or otherwise transfer to outside parties your personally identifiable information.

The information you provide when interacting with our website will be kept securely and used by Men Against Cancer in order to make your interaction with MAC possible. Your information will not be shared with any other organisation, other than with your permission, or where required by law.

We also reserve the right to enforce our site policies in order to protect our rights and the rights of other individuals in a manner that is safe and compliant with the law.

Non-personally identifiable visitor information may be provided to other parties for marketing, advertising, or other uses. For example, we may disclose the total number of visits to our website.

Online privacy policy only

This online privacy policy applies only to information collected through our website and not to information collected offline.

Your consent

By using our website, you consent to our website’s privacy policy (this page).

Changes to our privacy policy

We reserve the right to make changes to our web privacy policy at any time without prior consultation; these changes will be posted on this page together with the privacy policy revision date.

Contacting us

If you have any questions regarding this privacy policy, you may contact us using the information below.

Data Protection Officer
Men Against Cancer
c/o 91 Castleknock Park, Castleknock , Dublin D15 F76N
Telephone: + 353 086-821 6714

Date Last Revised: 

01 September 2023.