Privacy Policy

Summary Statement

This is a statement of the practices of Greyhound Recycling & Recovery (“Greyhound”) in connection with the capture of personal data on this website or through other communication means and the steps taken by Greyhound to respect your privacy.

Greyhound is not responsible for the content or data protection practices of other websites which may be accessed through the Greyhound website. It is Greyhounds policy to identify clearly links to external websites and it is your responsibility to satisfy yourself as to the adequacy of the practices of said linked sites.

Greyhound Recycling & Recovery, Clondalkin, Dublin 22 needs to collect and use data (information) for a variety of purposes about its colleagues, customers and suppliers who come in contact with our organisation. The purposes of processing data include the organisation and administration of general business, research activities, the recruitment and payment of colleagues and compliance with statutory obligations.

Data Protection is the safeguarding of the privacy rights of individuals in relation to the processing of personal data. The Data Protection Act 1988 and the Data Protection (Amendment) Act 2003 confer rights on individuals as well as responsibilities on those persons processing personal data. Personal data, both automated and manual are data relating to a living individual who is or can be identified, either from the data or from the data in conjunction with other information.

Your Consent

By using this website and our bin collection service, you consent to our use of the information that you have provided for the purposes intended. If we decide to change this privacy policy, we will post those changes on this page so that you will always know what information we collect, how we use it, and under what circumstances we disclose it. If you have any questions about this policy please contact the Greyhound Data Protection Officer at

Do I get email from you? What if I do not want to receive it?
Yes. All customers will receive e-mail and text updates about important changes to the website, new services and service updates, and special offers. If you do not wish to receive them, please visit the use the easy opt out functions on SMS/Email contacts. You can also remove/edit your contact details in your online account (personal details section).

You have the right to request a copy of the information relating to you that is held by Greyhound by utilising a Data Access Request. This request costs €6.35 and has to be made in writing by letter or email. Once you have made your request, and paid any appropriate fee, you will be given the information within 40 working days. You also have the right to ask Greyhound to correct any inaccuracies in any information held by us about you.

Why does Greyhound collect personal information?

Your personal information (Name, Postal Address, Email and Phone Number) allows us to contact you, if necessary, to process your account top ups and to notify you of any service changes and/or disruptions. It provides you with the opportunity to access parts of the website where legal requirements apply.

Purpose of this policy

This policy is a statement of Greyhound Recovery & Recycling’s commitment to protect the rights and privacy of individuals in accordance with the Data Protection Act 1988 and the Data Protection (Amendment) Act 2003.

Principles of the Acts

Greyhound Recycling & Recovery will administer its responsibilities under the legislation in accordance with the eight stated data protection principles outlined in the Act as follows:
1. Obtain and process information fairly
Greyhound will obtain and process personal data fairly and in accordance with the fulfilment of its functions.
2. Keep it only for one or more specified, explicit and lawful purposes
Greyhound will keep data for purposes that are specific, lawful and clearly stated and the data will only be processed in a manner compatible with these purposes.
3. Use and disclose it only in ways compatible with these purposes
Greyhound will only disclose personal data that is necessary for the purpose/s or compatible with the purpose/s for which it collects and keeps the data.
4. Keep it safe and secure
Greyhound will take appropriate security measures against unauthorised access to, or alteration, disclosure or destruction of, the data and against their accidental loss or destruction. Greyhound is aware that high standards of security are essential for all personal information.
5. Keep it accurate, complete and up-to-date
Greyhound will have procedures that are adequate to ensure high levels of data accuracy. Greyhound will examine the general requirement to keep personal data up-to-date. Greyhound will put in place appropriate procedures to assist staff in keeping data up-to-date.
6. Ensure that it is adequate, relevant and not excessive
Personal data held by Greyhound will be adequate, relevant and not excessive in relation to the purpose/s for which it is kept.
7. Retain it for no longer than is necessary for the purpose or purposes
Greyhound will have a policy on retention periods for personal data.
8. Give a copy of his/her personal data to that individual, on request
Greyhound will have procedures in place to ensure that data subjects can exercise their rights under the Data Protection legislation.

What about “Cookies”?

“Cookies” are small slices of information that a website transfers as a text file to your computer’s hard drive. They are used for record-keeping purposes. “Cookies” can make the website more useful by storing information, the number of daily visitors to the website, the pages most frequently visited and how long users stay on each page.

“Cookies” in and of themselves do not personally identify users and will not be correlated with personal information you have already provided to Greyhound. Most browsers are initially set to accept Cookies, but you can set your browser to alert you every time a Cookie is offered, letting you decide whether or not to accept it. You can prevent the use of Cookies by modifying your browser although you may not be able to use some of our services if you prevent the use of Cookies.

Will Greyhound disclose the information it collects to third parties?

Greyhound will not sell/trade, rent, or otherwise disclose your personal information to anyone outside of Greyhound. Greyhound will release account information to third parties when such release is reasonably necessary to:
– Comply with law,
– Enforce or apply the terms of any of our User agreements or
– Protect the rights, property or safety of Greyhound, our users, and others.
– In order to make improvements to our website, we may gather non-personal information that helps us understand how customers use it. For example, we may research the collected information to determine which areas of the website our customers most frequently access.
– Greyhound may provide aggregate statistics about our customers, sales, traffic patterns, and related site information to reputable third-party vendors, but these statistics will not include individual identifying information. Personal information, like your name and email address, will not be used in our research.


Greyhound Recycling & Recovery has overall responsibility for ensuring compliance with the Data Protection legislation. However, all colleagues of Greyhound Recycling & Recovery who collect and/or control the contents and use of personal data are also responsible for compliance with the Data Protection legislation.
Greyhound Recycling & Recovery will provide support, assistance, advice and training to all departments, offices and colleagues to ensure it is in a position to comply with the legislation. Greyhound Recycling & Recovery has appointed a Data Protection Officer who will assist the business and its staff in complying with the Data Protection legislation.

Procedures and Guidelines

This policy supports the provision of a structure to assist in Greyhound Recycling & Recovery’s compliance with the Data Protection legislation, including the provision of best practice guidelines and procedures in relation to all aspects of Data Protection.

For further details on your data privacy rights, please refer to


It should not be construed as a contractual undertaking. Greyhound reserves the right to review and amend this statement at any time within 30 days of any changes taking place and you should therefore re-visit this webpage from time to time.

Any queries or concerns you may have about the processing of personal information on this website should be addressed to:
The Data Protection Officer,
Greyhound Head Office:
Crag Avenue, Clondalkin Industrial Estate, Dublin 22, D22 E718
Tel: 01 4577777


We ask for your agreement to process your information for specific purposes and you have the right to withdraw your consent at any time. For example, we ask for your consent to provide you with personalized services, such as ads based on your interests.
You can read more on this by clicking on Google’s Privacy & Terms link.