This privacy policy explains what personal information we may collect from you when on this website, and how this information will be used.

We may occasionally make changes to this policy, so please check this page from time to time to make sure that you’re happy with any changes. This policy was last updated on 11/11/2022.

By using this website, you’re agreeing to be bound by this Policy.

What information do we collect about you?

We collect information about you when you submit an enquiry or register an interest in our services. We may also collect some personal details when you voluntarily complete surveys, or participate in votes and competitions.

We will usually ask for your name, email address and/or phone number, along with basic information about your organisation, including name and website address.

We may also request other information, where it is appropriate and relevant, for example to submit an application for our accreditation. This may include postal address, company registration details, and company accounts.

Website usage information is collected using cookies*; this can include information about your computer and about your use of this website, including your IP address, geographical location, browser type, referral source, length of visit and page views.

We use cookies* in several areas of the website. Most internet browsers automatically accept cookies. You can instruct your browser, by changing its settings, to stop accepting cookies or to prompt you before accepting a cookie from the websites you visit. However, some services may not function properly if you disable cookies. 

We use Google Analytics to collect anonymous information about how visitors use our website. This information is anonymous and therefore we don’t store your name or address. We use this data to improve your website experience. The cookies collect non-identifiable information such as:

  • The number of visitors to the site
  • Where visitors have come to the site from
  • The pages they visited on the site

Providing us with your personal data is entirely voluntary, although without providing us with some personal data, you may be unable to take specific actions on this site, for example submitting an enquiry or registering your interest in our services.

A cookie is a small file which asks permission to be placed on your computer’s hard drive to allow that website to recognise you when you visit. They help improve things by measuring how you use the website so we can improve its performance. For further information visit or You can set your browser not to accept cookies and can also remove cookies from your browser.

How will we use your information?

We may use your information to:

  • respond to an enquiry you have submitted online
  • process your application for accreditation
  • send you communications which you have requested and that may be of interest to you, for example our monthly newsletter and updates about our organisation and services

Marketing communications

We would like to keep you up to date with information about our services. If you have consented to receive marketing communications, you can opt out at any time by clicking the unsubscribe link in the email.

Security of your personal data

The security of your personal information is important to us and we will strive to ensure that appropriate measures are in place to prevent the loss, destruction, misuse, alteration, unauthorised disclosure or access to your personal information.

Your information is only accessible by Social Enterprise Mark Ireland staff and trusted contractors.

Please note that no method of online transmission or electronic storage is 100% secure. Whilst we strive to protect your personal information, we are unable to guarantee its absolute security. As such we make no warranties as to the level of security afforded to your data, except that we will always act in accordance with the relevant legislation.

Third party websites

Our website may contain links to third party websites. This privacy policy only applies to this website – we are not responsible for the privacy practices or content of those sites. If you follow links to external websites, we encourage you to read the privacy policies on these sites.

How to contact us

Please contact us if you have any questions about this privacy policy or the information we hold about you:

  • by emailing