COLLECTION AND USE OF PERSONAL INFORMATION
WHAT ARE COOKIES AND HOW DO WE USE THEM?
A cookie is a small piece of data sent from a website and stored in your web browser while you are browsing a website. There are four different groups of cookies which we use:
STRICTLY NECESSARY COOKIES
These are essential in order to enable you to navigate around our website and use its features. Without these, we would be unable to provide you with certain features.
Functionality cookies allow our website to remember choices you have made and help to provide an enhanced, more personal experience on our website.
We use performance cookies to help us improve our website and our online services. These cookies gather information about how our site is used, including which pages you visit most often. These cookies are anonymous – which means that they won’t collect information to identify you.
TARGETING & ADVERTISING COOKIES
Advertising cookies are used to help us better understand our advertising campaigns and how we can make these more relevant to you. These cookies are also anonymous, they won’t collect information to identify you.
HOW TO MANAGE YOUR COOKIES
You can delete cookies stored on your computer or change your privacy settings at any time via your browser settings.
IPSA will assume that you agree to the placement of cookies on your device unless you specifically choose not to receive our cookies, in which case we cannot guarantee that your experience will be as fulfilling as it would otherwise be. IPSA uses Google Analytics to collect information about how you use our website.
IPSA respects your privacy, any personal information that you volunteer will be treated in confidence applying reasonable standards of security, in accordance with the Data Protection Acts, 1988 and 2003. Any information that you provide will not be made available to third parties except in accordance with applicable laws and regulations, unless it is contact information for the purposes of our Membership Directory.
Collection and use of personal information IPSA collects information through this website from you in three ways:
• Via email
• Via web technical logs
• Via web forms
If you choose to contact IPSA via email, your details will be used only for the purposes for which you intended. When your email has been actioned, the original message will be retained by IPSA for a reasonable period of time. Please note that email is a not fully secure method of communication. If there are details which for any reason you do not wish to send via email, you should contact IPSA by post or telephone. Contact details may be found at the bottom of our website. Web technical logs and technical details of your visit to IPSA are recorded for business reasons. None of this information can be used to ascertain your identity. This website uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google, Inc. (“Google”). Google Analytics uses “cookies”, which are text files placed on your computer, to help us analyse how you use the site.
Web forms can be used to advise us about changes to your account, for example, updating member contact information.
Where appropriate the IPSA website makes use of Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) technology to protect data. If you wish to find out more about how IPSA manages issues of data protection please contact us via email to firstname.lastname@example.org. If you wish to find out more about data protection in Ireland please visit the website of the data protection commissioner.
GLOSSARY OF TECHNICAL TERMS:
The software used to view the web, e.g. Microsoft Internet Explorer, Chrome, Firefox, Opera, Safari, etc.
The identifying number of a computer directly connected to the internet expressed in “internet protocol” code e.g. 123.456.789.123. If you must “dial-up” to connect to the internet, the IP code will be the code of the computer you have dialled-into and not your computer.
Text-based pieces of information placed on your computer by a web site. Cookies are used by websites to record aspects of your visit.
SECURE SOCKETS LAYER (SSL)
Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) is the most commonly-used protocol for managing the security of transactions on the internet. SSL works by encrypting data so that it is virtually impossible for anyone other than those authorised to read.