CommunityNI privacy notice

CommunityNI is a website for promoting the work and sharing the information of the voluntary and community sector, as well as for those who have products or services to offer the sector.

CommunityNI is owned and managed by NICVA. The privacy of our users is important to us and we take care to safeguard your personal data.

This privacy notice tells you what to expect us to do with your personal information when you use CommunityNI or make contact with us.

NICVA is registered with the Information Commissioner’s Office as ‘Northern Ireland Council for Voluntary Action, 61 Duncairn Gardens, Belfast BT15 2GB’.

Information we collect

When you register a personal account as a user, we will collect the information necessary to provide the service which includes, as a minimum:

  • your name
  • your email address

If you register with an organisational account, or you link a personal account to an organisational account, your name will be displayed as part of the 'Team' on the organisation's page.

We will also collect any other information that you provide by completing forms on the site or by posting or contributing material to CommunityNI.

We may collect information if you contact us with comments, questions or specific requests.

We may occasionally contact you to ask you to take part in surveys/research to help us provide a better service and improve the website.

IP Addresses and Cookies

We collect information about your visit to our sites, including where available, your IP address, operating system and browser type. The data cannot be used to identify any individual. To help us gather this information we use cookies; small files stored on the hard drive of your computer. Cookies allow us to improve our site and deliver a better and more efficient service. CommunityNI uses:

Cookie type

Cookie name


CommunityNI website session cookie


A session cookie to store your session id, this cookie is unique to your visit and is required for logging into the site or using the support, comment and booking forms on the site

CommunityNI website Javascript cookie


A JavaScript cookie which flags up whether or not you have JavaScript enabled (this expires when you close your browser).

Google Analytics cookies

Follows the pattern __utm plus a letter, eg __utma
Also __atuvc





Google Analytics cookies. We use Google Analytics, a popular web analytics service provided by Google, Inc. Google uses cookies to collect and analyse information about your use of our website. Google undertakes not to associate your IP address with other data held by Google. Read more here.

AddThis sharing cookies

psc, uvc, uid, di, dt, loc, uit





AddThis: Twitter
_twitter_sess, twid, guest_id, k, lang, original_referer 

AddThis: Facebook like
datr, lu, p, act, presence, c_user, csm, xs

AddThis: Google +1

These cookies enable the sharing features to work on the CommunityNI website. The AddThis feature allows you to easily share links to articles you like via sites such as twitter, facebook, delicious, etc. Find out more on the AddThis website.

Find out about Twitter's use of data here.

Find out more about Facebook's use of data here.

Read Google's information on privacy here.

If you do not wish to accept cookies you can activate the appropriate settings on your browser, however, you may be unable to access some parts of our sites. To find out more about cookies and how they can be turned off, visit

How we store your information

Any information you provide will be carefully protected and stored on secure servers within the EEA. We will keep your information confidential except where disclosure is required or permitted by law.

With the exception of information that you have published on the public areas of the website, we will not share your personal information with any other third party.

Your responsibility

Where we have given you, or where you have chosen, a password which enables you to access our site, you are responsible for keeping this password confidential. You can amend/update your personal information at any time by logging in to your account and editing your profile.

This privacy notice only applies to NICVA’s collection of information via CommunityNI. If you follow a link to any third party from our websites please ensure you familiarise yourself with their privacy policy before sharing your personal information.

Changes to our privacy notice

We keep this Privacy Notice under review and updates will be made available on this webpage.

The Privacy Notice was last updated in September 2018.

Contact us

For more information on our privacy policy or the information we hold about you please contact us by:

  • email [email protected] with the subject heading “CommunityNI”
  • write Data Protection Officer, NICVA, 61 Duncairn Gardens, Belfast BT15 2GB
  • phone 028 9087 7777