Youth Med.Info is a source of reliable information on the most commonly used mental health medicines for young people. We are a group of volunteer mental health and academic pharmacists, child and adolescent and adult psychiatrists, a child and adolescent nurse manager and youth activists. We co-developed Youth Med.Info to make sure that children, teens, young adults and their parents have access to reliable information on mental health medicines.


Data protection is the means by which the privacy rights of individuals are safeguarded in relation to the processing of their personal data. The Data Protection Acts 1988 and 2003 confer rights on individuals as well as placing obligations on those entities processing personal data.

Personal data is information relating to an identified or identifiable natural person (‘data subject’). It is a broad term and includes a wide range of information. It includes online identifiers such as IP addresses and cookie identifiers.

Special categories of personal data means information revealing racial or ethnic origin, political opinions, religious or philosophical beliefs, or trade union membership, and the processing of genetic data, biometric data for the purpose of uniquely identifying a natural person, data concerning health or data concerning a natural person’s sex life or sexual orientation.

Data processing is a very broad concept and includes almost anything you can do with personal data, including collection, storage, use, disclosure and destruction.

Data retention is the length of time for which personal data will be kept and the reasons why the information is being retained. In determining appropriate retention periods, regard must be had for any statutory obligations imposed on a data controller.

Data controller is the legal person who, alone or jointly with others, determines the purpose and means of the processing of personal data. In other words, ‘what personal data will be processed for and ‘how’ it will be done. For the purpose of the Data Protection Acts 1988 and 2003 (as amended) (the ‘DPA’) and from 25 May 2018, the General Data Protection Regulation (the ‘GDPR’), the data controller is Youth Med.Info.

Data processer means the legal person such as an individual or a company who processes personal data on behalf of Youth Med.Info.

Youth Med.Info will process any personal information provided to it by individuals, whether it be provided through our website, in person, by any form, correspondence, telephone, email or by any other means, or otherwise held by us in relation to you in the manner set out in this policy.

By submitting your information to us and or by using the Youth Med.Info website you confirm your consent to the use of your personal information as set out by this Privacy Policy.

If you do not agree with the terms of this Privacy Policy, please do not use the website or provide us with any personal information.

You may provide Youth Med.Info with information by:

  • Corresponding with Youth Med.Info by letter, telephone, e-mail or in person;
  • Visiting the Youth Med.Info website

This information may include traffic data, location data, blogs and other communication data in accordance with Youth Med.Info’s Cookie Policy that may identify personal information and information of an anonymised or technical nature.

Youth Med.Info will only ever ask you to disclose only as much information as is necessary for the purpose of your interaction with us.


Youth Med.Info collects the information in order to function effectively as an organisation, to improve our Youth Med.Info website and content and to undertake research.


Youth Med.Info will use this information to:

  • Process any enquiry from you
  • Liaise with you about projects that Youth Med.Info is undertaking with you
  • Comply with obligations arising from a contract entered into between you and Youth Med.Info
  • Provide you with news about Youth Med.Info’s work
  • Comply with our legal duties and responsibilities
  • Provide security to, and ensuring the health and safety of, employees, volunteers and visitors to company premises
  • Administer and improve the Youth Med.Info website and for internal operations, including troubleshooting, data analysis, testing, research, statistical and survey purposes
  • As part of our efforts to keep our website safe and secure
    To make suggestions and recommendations to you and other users of our website about services that may interest you or them

The legal bases for the processing of your data are:

  • That you have provided consent for the processing for one or more specific purposes; or
  • The processing is necessary for the performance of a contract which you have entered into with Youth Med.Info or to take steps at your request prior to entering into a contract; or
  • The processing is necessary to comply with a legal obligation to which Youth Med.Info are subject
  • Youth Med.Info does not engage in any automated decision making processes nor do Youth Med.Info use any personal data as a basis for any such automated decisions


Youth Med.Info may also share your information with selected third parties including, business partners, suppliers and sub-contractors for the performance of any contract Youth Med.Info enter into with them or you and to assist us in fulfilling our functions such as:

Cloud computing services
Customer Relationship Management (CRM) service providers
Archive or confidential shredding companies
Information and Communications Technology service providers


The time periods for which Youth Med.Info retain your information depends on the type of information and the purposes for which Youth Med.Info use it. Youth Med.Info will keep your information for no longer than is required or permitted. Youth Med.Info does not transfer your data outside of the EU.


  • You have the following rights:
  • The right to access the information Youth Med.Info hold about you
  • The right to require us to rectify any inaccurate information about you without undue delay
  • The right to have us erase any information Youth Med.Info hold about you in circumstances such as where it is no longer necessary for us to hold the information for your use of our services or if you have withdrawn your consent to the processing
  • The right to object to us processing information about you such as processing for profiling or direct marketing
  • The right to ask us to provide your information to you in a portable format or, where technically feasible, for us to port that information to another provider provided it does not result in a disclosure of information relating to other people
  • The right to request a restriction of the processing of your information

When Youth Med.Info processing of your information is based on your consent to that processing, you have the right to withdraw that consent at any time but any processing that Youth Med.Info have carried out before you withdrew your consent remains lawful. You may exercise any of the above rights by writing to:

Youth Med.Info
St John of God Hospital
Co Dublin
A94 FH92


Youth Med.Info takes all reasonable steps to secure your personal information from unauthorised access, use or disclosure and secures the personally identifiable information you provide on computer servers in a controlled, secure environment, protected from unauthorized access, use or disclosure.


Any revisions to this policy will be posted on www.youthmed.info and will be effective when posted. Please review this notice each time you use Youth Med.Info’s website or other Youth Med.Info services.


Youth Med.Info, St John of God Hospital, Stillorgan, Co. Dublin, A94 FH92

Email: hello@youthmed.info

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