Privacy Policy


We at Tobacco Product Plastic Filter Group, CLG respect your right to privacy and treat any personal data which you submit to this Site or to us as an organisation in accordance with our obligations under the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and the Data Protection Acts.  The purpose of this Privacy Notice is to outline how we deal with any personal data you provide to us, this includes through our website and any webpages containing these domain names (our “Site”), via email, in person (for example at an event) or through publicly available information.

References to “we”, “us” or “TPPFG” are to Tobacco Product Plastic Filter Group, CLG, a company limited by guarantee with a registered address at C/O Clinton Higgins, Trident House Dublin Road, Naas, Co. Kildare,W91 VY6W, Ireland.
References to “you” or “your” shall refer to the users of our Site, those that interact with us via social media, or those we hold personal or non-personal data of.

What data do we collect

Our Company collects the following data:

  • Personal identification information (Name, email address, phone number, etc.)
  • Information gathered by cookies on this website

Method of collection and how we will use your data

We will process any Personal Data you provide to us for the following purposes:

  • Personal data sent to us via our membership form.

If you send us an email using our Contact Us page, we will hold the personal data contained in this correspondence for the purposes of responding to your email.  We will hold this data on the basis of regulation in operating as the compliance scheme for the sector. If you are contacting us a Producer or Agent, the ‘Personal data provided as part of a Producer membership application’ applies.

  • Personal data provided as part of a membership application

You may submit personal data to us as part of an application for membership of the TPPFG scheme. We hold this data on the basis of compliance with legal obligations and will hold the data for as long as we have approval to operate as the compliance scheme for the sector. As per our legal obligations, we may share this data with the Department of Environment, Climate and Communications, the Environmental Protection Agency, local authorities, and any other organisation as required to maintain compliance with the requirements as set out in S.I. No. 609 of 2022 European Union (Extended Producer Responsibility) (Tobacco Filter Containing Plastic) Regulations 2022.

Disclosure of information to third parties:

We may provide Data to third parties, where such information is combined with similar information of other users of our Site.  For example, we might inform third parties regarding the number of unique users who visit our Site, the demographic breakdown of our community users of our Site, or the activities that visitors to our Site engage in while on our Site.  The third parties to whom we may provide this information may include Government Departments, commercial partners, researchers and other similar parties.

We may disclose your Personal Data to third parties where you have consented to such disclosure or if we believe in good faith that we are required to disclose it in order to comply with any applicable law, a summons, a search warrant, a court or regulatory order, or other statutory requirement.

International Transfers

In some circumstances, it may be necessary for us to process or transfer your Personal Data outside of the European Economic Area (EEA) for the purposes described in this Privacy Notice.  We comply with applicable data protection law when doing so, such as by ensuring that the country or territory where your Personal Data will be processed is deemed by the European Commission to have an adequate level of protection for personal data or under other transfer arrangements such as SCC (Standard Contractual Clauses)


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Sale of business

We reserve the right to transfer information (including your Personal Data) to a third party in the event of a sale, merger, liquidation, receivership or transfer of all or substantially all of the assets of our company provided that the third party agrees to adhere to the terms of the Privacy Notice and provided that the third party only uses your Personal Data for the purposes that you provided it to us.


Your personal data is held on secure servers hosted by Microsoft. We have implemented appropriate technical and organisational measures to ensure a level of security appropriate to the risk of the processing to the rights of the Data Subjects.

Changes to the Website Privacy Notice

Any changes to this Privacy Notice will be posted on this Site so you are always aware of what information we collect, how we use it, and under what circumstances, if any, we disclose it.

Your rights

You have several rights under data protection law in relation to your personal information. In certain circumstances, you have the right, free of charge, to:

  • request a copy of the Personal Data we hold about you
  • rectify any inaccurate Personal Data we hold about you
  • erase Personal Data we hold about you
  • restrict processing of your Personal Data
  • object to our use of your Personal Data for our legitimate interests
  • receive your Personal Data in a structured, commonly used and machine readable format and to have that Personal Data transmitted to another data controller.

These rights are in some circumstances limited by data protection legislation.
If you provided your consent to the processing of your Personal Data for a specific purpose, you have the right to withdraw your consent for that specific processing at any time. Once we have received notification that you wish to withdraw your consent, we will take steps to ensure we no longer process your Personal Data for the purpose(s) you originally agreed to. Withdrawal of consent will not affect the lawfulness of processing based on consent before withdrawal.
If you wish to exercise any of these rights please contact us at or Tobacco Product Plastic Filter Group, CLG, C/O Clinton Higgins, Trident House Dublin Road, Naas, Co. Kildare, W91 VY6W, Ireland. 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 explain why.

External Links

Any external links to other websites are clearly identifiable as such, and we are not responsible for the content or the Privacy Notices of these other websites.

Data Protection Commission

You also have the right to lodge a complaint to the Data Protection Commission, the Irish supervisory authority for data protection issues (
Contact details: Data Protection Commission, 21 Fitzwilliam Square South, Dublin 2, D02 RD28
Phone : 01 715 0100 or 1800 437 737

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