RCI Privacy Policy

The Recovery Context Inventory (RCI) is an online mental health profiling tool that is developed and administered by EVE, which is a programme in the Health Service Executive (HSE).

EVE-HSE, which may be referred to as “We” or “Us” or “Our” in this policy, respect the privacy of visitors to our website and are committed to the protection of their information. By using our site, you are accepting our privacy policy.


At the moment, you cannot ‘sign-up’ to use the RCI from the public facing website. The RCI is currently being rolled out in a number of sites within Ireland and its use is currently limited to these areas. However, if you are interested in the RCI in any way please contact the RCI Research Development Team at

Direct Contact with the RCI Research Development Team
When you contact us, we will keep that correspondence (with your name, postal address, email address, and/or phone number), for future reference so that for example, we may keep a record of the types of questions we receive and/or can contact individuals about specific updates to the RCI.

Your name and postal address may be passed to a courier if we were to post information to you. We do not pass any other information to any other third party. If you have contacted us and do not want us to store this information please let us know in your correspondence.

Internet Protocol (IP) Addresses
An Internet Protocol (IP) address is a set of numbers that is automatically assigned to a computer whenever it logs on to the internet. So every computer that logs onto the internet has an IP address.

As with most web servers, our server (which is the computer and software that houses the RCI) automatically notes the IP address of every computer that comes to the website.

An IP address does not tell us things like your name or personal contact details. We may use IP addresses to protect our service, site or other users by blocking certain IP address from accessing our website.

Google Analytics
We use Google Analytics on the public website. If you have an RCI account, then Google Analytics is not being used when you have opened / are logged into your account.

Google Analytics is used so that we can better understand overall trends about the visitors who come to our website. It does not identify any individual person.

You can go to the Google Analytics website for more information about this tool, but some of the information Google Analytics tells us will include things like:
·         the countries our visitors are from
·         how long our visitors stay on the website
·         what pages are viewed by visitors
·         what types of website browsers are used on our site (e.g. Firefox, Internet Explorer)

An example of how we might use this information would be if we found that many visitors to our website viewed a certain page about a particular topic; knowing that this page is frequently visited allows us to understand that this is potentially an important topic to our visitors and so we may add more information about this topic to the website.

This site uses a technology called "Cookies". A Cookie is a small text file that is placed on your computer by a Web page server. Cookies help us to understand the usage of the site more accurately.

Cookies help us to improve our site and to deliver a better service. They enable us to:
·         Estimate our audience size and usage pattern;
·         Recognise you when you return to our site so that for example, the website will load quicker as the cookie will tell our site that some information on our site was previously loaded.

In all cases in which cookies are used, we will not collect personally identifiable information without your explicit permission. You have the ability to accept or decline Cookies. Most Web Browsers automatically accept Cookies, but you can usually modify your browser setting to decline Cookies, or receive a warning before a Cookie is stored, if you prefer.

Please refer to your Internet Browser’s instructions or help screen to learn more about these functions. If you choose to decline Cookies, you may not be able to fully experience the interactive features of this site or any other websites that you visit.

Third Party Websites
Our website may, contain links to and from third party websites. If you click on a link to any of these websites, please note that these websites have their own privacy policies and that we do not accept any responsibility or liability for these policies. Please check their policies before you submit any personal data to these websites.

Changes to Our Privacy Policy
We may occasionally update this Privacy Policy and we encourage you to periodically review it. Your continued use of the website means that you agree to the current Privacy Policy and any updates.

Contacting the RCI Research Development Team
Questions, comments and requests regarding this Privacy Policy are very welcome and should be addressed to