The information and materials on LGBT Helpline web site unless otherwise stated, are copyrighted by LGBT Helpline, and may be utilised by registered users solely for their own personal use. Any other activity or reproduction of information and materials requires prior permission from the LGBT Helpline. In addition, the graphics, design and format of the LGBT Helpline are the property of the LGBT Helpline and may not be reproduced or distributed without permission.

LGBT.ie contains links to Internet web sites operated by third parties. These linked sites are not controlled by the LGBT Helpline and the LGBT Helpline is not responsible for the contents of any of these sites. We provide these links to you as a convenience only, and the inclusion of any link does not imply any endorsement of the linked website by the LGBT Helpline.

In addition the LGBT Helpline contains references to information materials developed by third parties. These information materials were not developed by the LGBT Helpline and the LGBT Helpline is not responsible for the contents of the materials. We provide references for these information materials as a convenience to you only.

The information provided throughout LGBT.ie is intended for information and support purposes only.

Site Usage Rules

Instant Message Users

  • Do not post personal information, about yourself or anyone else.
  • Do not promote illegal activities
  • Do not look for medical advice
  • Do not promote political, religious or ideological points of view
  • Do not link to offensive/sexually explicit sites
  • Do not advertise/promote services
  • Do not astroturf/pretend to be someone else
  • If you are under 18 years of age you need to let us know, so that our volunteers can direct you to services which deal specifically with younger people.

If you violate the terms and conditions for using this site, the LGBT Helpline can take any of the following actions:

  • Issue a warning
  • Terminate the instant message chat session.
  • If we are made aware of any Child Protection concerns we have a duty of care to report these concerns to the appropriate authority. The safety and welfare of children are paramount.
  • If we are concerned that you or another person are an immediate and serious danger to yourself or others we have a duty of care to report these concerns to the appropriate authority, this may include contacting emergency services and providing them with whatever information we have about you including your IP address.

Privacy Policy and Cookies


The purpose of this document is to describe the LGBT Helpline’s policy regarding the collection and usage of personal data on our web site: www.lgbt.ie

The LGBT Helpline and its agents will protect the information that is gathered on this site as stated in our “Privacy Policy”. It will not be shared with, bartered, or sold to ANY third party. If you have any comments or questions regarding our privacy policy, please contact us at [email protected]

All registered members agree to be bound by the terms of this privacy policy.

How We Treat Your Personal Information

The LGBT Helpline considers all information collected on this site to be your information. It will be collected from you via registration for our instant messaging service, but will not be shared with, bartered, or sold to any third party. We take reasonable measures to protect the information you share with us from unauthorized access or disclosure.

By registering for the instant messaging service on the website, your contact information will be securely stored. You may choose to not supply any personal information to us.

We treat all information as confidential and will not disclose information to any party, save where criminal activity is expressed or people are likely to be exposed to risk. In this instance we reserve the right to contact a third party including the police.

User’s of our instant messaging service may not share, copy or transmit any information posted on the LGBT Helpline (including their own information). All information posted and/or published on LGBT.ie shall remain within the LGBT Helpline website at all times.

Content Posted

Content posted to the website within the instant messaging service during live discussion will remain the property of the LGBT Helpline.  Content of live chat sessions may be stored for a short period of time for the purpose of monitoring and training of volunteers and for the monitoring of the quality of the service or for follow up work if someone is deemed to be at risk.  Such content will be stored securely and deleted once monitoring is complete and/or issue has been resolved.

How We Treat Your Browser Information

The LGBT Helpline analyses the log files of our Website to better understand the volume of traffic to particular areas of our site. This information helps us to better understand and serve your information needs. Although we do track the Internet address of the domains from which people visit us, our log files do not correlate individual visitors with the pages visited. Therefore, the individual user remains anonymous in our Website log files.

Our Use of Cookies

A “cookie” is a marker or an identifier that is entered into the memory of a visitor’s browser and is saved to a file for future reference. The LGBT Helpline uses cookies on selected areas of our Website as a tool to “remember” information about our visitors so that they do not have to repeatedly enter their personal information onto numerous forms on the site. In the future, cookies will help us tailor our Website to the visitor’s individual interests. You can set your browser to notify you when you are sent a cookie so that you can decide whether or not to accept it. Even without a cookie, you can access most information on our web site.


By using our web site, you consent to the collection and use of your personal information by the LGBT Helpline as described in this policy. If we decide to change our policy, we will post those changes on this page.