We respect your right to privacy. Visitors are advised that each timethey visit a Website, two general levels of information about theirvisit can be retained. The first level comprises statistical and otheranalytical information collected on an aggregate and non-individualspecific basis of all browsers who visit the site. The second isinformation which is personal or particular to a specific visitor whoknowingly chooses to provide that information.
The statistical and analytical information provides general and notindividually specific information about the number of people who visitthis Website; the number of people who return to this site; the pagesthat they visit; where they were before they came to this site and thepage in the site at which they exited. This information helps usmonitor traffic on our Website so that we can manage the site’scapacity and efficiency. It also helps us to understand which parts ofthis site are most popular and generally to assess user behaviour andcharacteristics in order to measure interest in and use of the variousareas of the site.
Through this Website you may have an opportunity to send usinformation, such as through the “registration” pages or any other areawhere you may send e-mails, provide feedback, etc. By choosing toparticipate in these, you will be providing us with some level ofpersonal information relating to you. This information will only beused by this site for:
- the purposes for which it was provided by you;
- verification purposes and statistical analysis; and
- marketing and administration purposes.
Collection and use of personal information
Personal information: information that is associated with your name orpersonal identity. The this site Website does not collect any personaldata about you on this Website, apart from information which youvolunteer (for example, by emailing us, or registering with us). Anyinformation which you provide in this way is not made available to anythird parties, and is used by this site only in line with the purposefor which you provided it.
Collection and use of non-personal information
Non-personal information: data collected for statistical purposes whichis not associated with a specific identity. This site collects andanalyses technical information in order to evaluate our Website. Thetype of technical information we log is confined to the following:
- The IP address*1 of the visitor’s Web server
- The top-level domain-name used (for example .ie, .com, .org, .net)
- The pages visited on the this site Website, i.e. URL’s*2 visited
- The previous Website address from which the visitor reached us, including any search terms used
- Clickstream data which shows the traffic of visitors around this Website (for example, pages accessed)
*1 An IP address is an identifier for a computer or device on aTransmission Control Protocol/Internet Protocol (TCP/IP) network, suchas the World Wide Web. Networks use the TCP/IP protocol to routeinformation based on the IP address of the destination. In other words,an IP address is a number that is automatically assigned to yourcomputer whenever you are surfing the Web, allowing Web servers tolocate and identify your computer. Computers require IP addresses inorder for users to communicate on the Internet, browse and shop.
*2 A URL (Uniform Resource Locator) is the global address of documentsand other resources on the World Wide Web.