The Institute of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Irish Province is committed to protecting and respecting privacy.

The privacy statement explains when and why personal information is collected from people who visit and use the website, how this information is used, and the conditions under which disclosure is given to others and how this information is kept safe.

Who is the Institute of the Blessed Virgin Mary?

The Institute of the Blessed Virgin Mary Irish Province (Loreto) is a religious congregation which has been granted Charitable Status (charity number 7003 and CRA number 20014186). The head office in Ireland is at Loreto House, Beaufort, Rathfarnham, Dublin 14, D14 H3V2. Today Irish Loreto sisters work in a wide variety of apostolates of public benefit such as in schools, pastoral work, parishes, retreats and other prayer ministries. Loreto schools in Rumbek, South Sudan serve a very vulnerable community, who live in a war-torn famine-stricken country, with no educational infrastructure. In many IBVM communities elderly sisters are cared for and other forms of ministry are carried out.

Visiting this Loreto website implies acceptance of the practices described herein.

What information is collected and how is it used?

Personal information is not collected.  Non-personal information is collected when the IBVM website is used, for example using cookies.

Non-personal data (e.g. IP address, information on pages accessed) may be used to improve the website, its accessibility, security purposes or for statistical reporting.

Personal data will not be sold or rented to third parties.

Information will not be shared with third parties for marketing purposes.


Cookies are text files placed on a computer to collect standard internet log information and visitor behaviour information. This information is used to track visitor use of the website and to compile statistical reports on website activity.

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A browser may be set to reject cookies and the above websites provide information on the removal of cookies from the browser. However in a few cases some website features may not function as a result.

Other websites

This website contains links to other websites. This privacy statement only applies to this website so when links are made to other websites the relevant privacy policies must be read.

Changes to our privacy statement

The IBVM privacy statement may be subject to change and any changes will be posted on this page. This privacy statement was last updated on 26 March 2018.


If there are any questions about this privacy statement, please contact Email: or in writing to: IBVM Irish Province, Loreto House, Beaufort, Rathfarnham, Dublin 14, D14 H3V2