Privacy Policy

  1. 1. Introduction
  2. 2. Changes to this Privacy Statement
  3. 3. Who we are and how to contact us
  4. 4. Information we collect and how we use it
  5. 5. Anonymous information we process
  6. 6. The purpose and legal basis for processing your information
  7. 7. When and how your information is shared
  8. 8. Data storage and retention
  9. 9. International transfers
  10. 10. Your data rights
  11. 11. Consequences of not providing information
  12. 12. Security


Your privacy is important to and maintaining your trust is paramount to us. We are fully committed to keeping your personal information safe. This document outlines our approach to compliance with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and all other relevant data-protection legislation. This privacy statement is intended to provide you with information about the personal information we collect about you when you access this website, when you use our digital apps, when you enquire about a product or service, when you purchase a product or service from us or through one of our websites, when you subscribe to or avail of any of our services, through your dealings with our staff, when you enter a competition, promotion or survey and when you report a problem with our websites or digital apps (collectively our “Services”) and how that personal information is used and shared.

Please note that you have a number of rights in relation to your personal information including the right to object where we process your information for our legitimate interest or for direct marketing.

It is important that you read this privacy policy together with any other privacy policy or fair processing notice we may provide on specific occasions when we are collecting or processing personal data about you so that you are fully aware of how and why we are using your data. This privacy policy supplements the other notices and is not intended to override the.

Changes to this Privacy Statement

We may update this privacy statement from time to time. If we make changes, we will notify you prior to the changes taking effect by posting a notice on our website and, where appropriate, sending you a notification. We value your opinions. Should you have any questions or comments related to this privacy statement, please contact us at

Who we are and how to contact us

Throughout this privacy statement, “we” “us” and “ours” “MyAntiques” refers to The Irish Times DAC trading as The Irish Times DAC trading as is a registered company with an address at of 24-28 Tara Street, Dublin 2, Ireland. We can be contacted by email at or by phone at +353 1 6758000

Information we collect and how we use it

We may use your information as follows:

To create an account with us

To upload an item to any of our Services you will need to create an account with us. This typically involves you providing us with your name, email address, phone number, password and payment information where relevant. Where payment information is needed we require your address to comply with EU VAT legislation. We may use this personal information to authenticate you and to provide you with the service you have requested from us and as per the terms and conditions you accept when creating an account. If you set up an account with us we will send you welcome emails, designed to inform you of the benefits of your account, and to help you get the most out of your account. When you place an advert with us, all personal information which you include in the text of the advert will be published on our site.

To pay for the Services you have requested from us

We may collect your payment information to pay for any Services you have requested from us, such as advertising an item on our site. This includes but is not limited to your credit and debit card number, card expiry date, CSV /CV2 number, BIC (Bank Identifier Code), IBAN (International Bank Account Number), direct debit mandate authorisation and cheques. Credit and debit card information is processed directly by PCI-compliant payment providers who perform payment services on our behalf. Occasionally, our employees receive payment information from customers over the phone. When this occurs, the payment information is entered as instructed into the relevant payment system and all other copies are deleted or destroyed immediately.

To receive marketing communications

With your consent, we may periodically send promotional emails about features, events, exclusive offers and competitions to the email address you have provided. To receive marketing emails from us, you will need to provide us with at least your email address and in some cases, your first name and last name. We have an interest in making sure our marketing is relevant for you, so we may process your information to send you marketing communications tailored to your interests. You may at any time choose not to receive marketing communications from us by following the unsubscribe instructions included at the end of each email communication.

In correspondence with us

If you correspond with us, we will collect information such as your name, address, phone number and email address and any other personal information contained within the correspondence and use it to respond to your enquiry. We process this information in pursuit of our legitimate interests, which include developing and maintaining relationships with our users.

To verify your identity

To exercise your data rights, we may need to collect additional personal information from you to verify your identify. We will verify your identity by reference to acceptable identification documentation supplied by you, which may include copies of your current passport, driving licence or Public Services Card.

To participate in a survey or poll

We conduct surveys and polls that we use to produce original research from our users. Your participation is entirely voluntary. You may consent to us contacting you at the email address provided to participate in this research. We do not track individuals but look at the information in the aggregate. Any opinion you express, therefore, is anonymous. The type of information we collect varies and is wholly dependent on the individual survey or poll. If you would like more information about the type of information we collect in our surveys and polls, please contact us at From time to time, upon completing a survey or poll, we may ask for your email address and in some cases your full name for competition, promotional or gifting purposes. Participation is entirely voluntary and this information is processed and stored separately from the information you provide us for the survey or poll. Where you provide this information to us, it will be processed only to administer the competition or promotion.


We use some of the information you provide to personalise your experience with us as you use our services, such as addressing you personally on our services and making navigation on our sites easier. We use aggregate information we collect about you to suggest and recommend tailored content. This processing is necessary for the purpose of our legitimate interests in delivering relevant content to our users. You have the right to object to this processing if you wish – please contact us at if you wish to object.

When you provide services to us

You may provide us with your personal information if you provide professional services to us. This typically includes your contact information, address, phone number, your VAT registration number and maybe your banking information. We process this information so we can administer, manage and pay for the relevant services you provide and as per the terms and conditions of our contract. In some circumstances, your services may extend to delivering live lectures or involvement in our live events, in which case we may make audio or video recordings of you.

Use of our services

We collect information relating to your use of our services to track how you gain access to or read our content. We typically collect this data in a form that does not, on its own, permit direct association with any specific individual and therefore cannot be reasonably used to identify you. Aggregated and anonymous data is considered non-personal information for the purposes of this privacy statement. If we can link usage data with your personal information and identify you, we will treat that linked data as personal information for as long as it remains combined.

We use log-in information, cookies and similar technologies, device information and internet protocol (“IP”) addresses to log your use of our services as follows:

Cookies and similar technologies

MyAntiques uses cookies and similar technologies to facilitate our services in the retrieving of your user preferences; for the operation of our website; to collect statistical information about our visitors for analytical purposes; and to simplify any sign-in procedures. We and third-party vendors, including Google, use first-party cookies and third-party cookies together to inform, optimise and serve advertisements based on your past visits to our services. For more information on the use of cookies and similar technologies, please see our Cookie Policy.


Our premises at 24-28 Tara Street, Dublin 2, are monitored by CCTV camera surveillance. We may record personal information about you if visit our offices or walk in close proximity to our business premises. CCTV notices are on display outside our building to inform you of our practices and to give you advance notice of any recording so that you can exercise your right to object if you wish to do so. We are processing CCTV video surveillance data generally without your consent in pursuit of our legitimate interests to protect the rights, property and safety of myantiques or the rights, property or safety of our employees or others. The CCTV surveillance information we collect may be shared with An Garda Síochána or other third parties where we are required to do so by law.

To manage our everyday business needs

We may use your personal information to manage our every business needs, including accounting, interval reporting needs and market research, to progress and respond to legal claims, to ensure appropriate IT security and to prevent fraud in our legitimate interest. Our legitimate interest is the effecting management of our business.

Sharing Content

We provide tools that enable users of our services to share our content to a nominated email address. If someone else shares our content with you, we may temporarily collect your email address for the purpose of sharing the requested content. Myantiques will only use this information to fulfil the sharing request and this contact information is not retained by us. By providing us with your email address, the third party that initiates the sharing request indicates they have your consent to share our content with you.

Anonymous information we process


Third-party vendors, including Google, display advertising on our services. Some of the ads you receive when using our services are customised based on predictions about your interests generated from your visits to our site. Such online advertising helps support the content, products and services MyHome provides.

We and third-party vendors, including Google, use first-party cookies and third-party cookies together to inform, optimise and serve ads based on users’ past visits to this website. We use data from Google’s interest-based advertising or third-party audience data (such as age, gender and interests) with Google Analytics to understand who our users are in order to create a better experience for them while visiting our website. We may use remarketing with Google Analytics to advertise online.

We disclose non-personally identifiable information to advertisers and advertising networks which require the data to select and serve relevant adverts to you. We share anonymous aggregate information to help advertisers reach the kind of audience they want to target. Our third-party partners may use cookies or similar technologies in order to provide you with advertising based on your browsing activities and interests. We develop summary, not individual, reports for our advertisers.

Advertising networks may track you in order to measure the effectiveness of the ads they serve, or to create a web-surfing profile for you that is used to create more personalised ads. The AdChoices icon on our ads lets you know when information about your interests may be collected or used for relevant advertising. By clicking on the AdChoices icon, you can learn more about the ad, the collection practices and be provided with the ability to opt out of such targeting. By turning off ads personalisation, you will still see ads on our site, but they’ll be less targeted to you. You can also object by visiting your browser cookie settings.

The purpose and legal basis for processing your information

We collect your information for a number of purposes and rely on a number of different legal bases to use your personal information.

To enter into and perform a contract with you

We use your personal information to carry out our obligations arising from any contracts entered into between you and us or to take the necessary steps at your request prior to entering into a contract with us including:

With your consent, which can be withdrawn at any time

We will, in certain circumstances, such as where we send you direct marketing rely on your explicit consent to process your personal data. Where we do, you have the right to withdraw your consent at any time. In most circumstances, your consent can be withdrawn by following the unsubscribe instructions included at the end of each email communication from us. You can also contact us at and we will be happy to facilitate your request.

To comply with our legal obligations

We may be required to process your personal information to comply with certain legal obligations to which we are subject, including:

Processing based on our legitimate interests

We process your personal information for carefully considered and specific purposes which are in our legitimate interests and enable us to enhance the services we provide, but which we also believe benefit our customers. Our legitimate business interests do not automatically override your interests. You have the right, free of charge, to object to our use of your personal information for our legitimate interests. Please bear in mind that if you do object, this may affect our ability to carry out certain tasks for your benefit.

Where you object to our use of your personal information for our legitimate interests, we may continue to process your personal data, despite your objection, where there are compelling legitimate grounds to do so. We will always ensure there is a fair balance between our legitimate interests and your fundamental right and freedoms.

We process personal information for the following legitimate business purposes:

You have the right to object to this processing, and if you wish to do so please visit the My Preferences section of My Account or contact us at

When and how your information is shared

Within our group

We may share your personal information with any member of our group, which means our subsidiaries, our ultimate holding company and its subsidiaries and use it in a manner that is consistent with this privacy statement.

With third parties

We may share your personal information with third parties for a number of reasons as outlined below. We do not sell your personal information to anyone and only share it with third parties who are facilitating the delivery or fulfilment of our services and or are working on our behalf. We contractually require that our suppliers protect such information from unauthorised access, use, and disclosure.

Third-party service providers

We may share your personal information with third-party service providers which perform services and functions at our direction and on our behalf such as our accountants, IT service providers, printers, payment providers, lawyers, providers of security and administration services and other business advisers.

Third-party service partners

We provide certain services and run promotions in conjunction with third parties and we may share your personal information if the service you have requested is fulfilled by them. Examples include but are not limited to currency advice and mortgage quotes. These third parties have their own security and privacy policies. You are advised to review these separately.

Third-party advertisers

We disclose non-personally identifiable aggregate information to third-party advertisers and to help advertisers reach the kind of audience they want to target. We share summary aggregate reports for our advertisers to measure the effectiveness of the ads they have served.

Data storage and retention

MyAntiques will retain your personal information as needed to fulfil the purposes for which it was collected. We will retain and use your personal information no longer than is necessary to comply with our business and legal obligations. Where we enter into a legal contract with you, we will hold your personal information for a period of seven years from the date of completion of this contract by reference to the statute of limitation for a legal claim under contract.

International transfers

We may transfer your personal data outside the European Economic Area. These countries do not always afford an equivalent level of privacy protection and in such circumstances we take specific steps, in accordance with data protection law and to protect your personal information. In particular, for transfers of personal data, outside the EEA where there is no adequacy decision by the European Commission we may rely on contractual protection approved by the European Commission.

Your data rights

You have several rights under data-protection law in relation to how we use your personal information. You have the right, free of charge, to:

These rights are in some circumstances limited by data-protection legislation. If you wish to exercise any of these rights please contact us at

We will take measures to verify your identify which we will do by reference to acceptable identification documentation supplied by you. These include but are not limited to copies of your current passport, current driving licence or current Public Services Card.

We will endeavour to respond to your request within a month. If we are unable to deal with your request within a month we may extend this period by a further two months and we will contact you and explain why.

Consequences of not providing information

Where we need to collect personal data by law, or under the terms of a contract we have with you and you fail to provide that data when requested, we may not be able to perform the contract we have or are trying to enter into with you (for example, to provide you with services which you have requested). In this case, we may have to cancel a product or service you have with us but we will notify you if this is the case at the time.


Your Personal Data is held on secure servers hosted by our Internet Service Provider. 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. No data transmission over the Internet can be guaranteed to be 100% secure. However, we will take all reasonable steps (including appropriate technical and organisational measures) to protect your Personal Data.