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Privacy statement 

Your right to privacy

We fully respect your right to privacy when using our website.

Collection and use of personal information

We do not collect any personal data about you on our site, apart from information which you volunteer (for example by e-mailing us or by using our feedback facility). Any information which you provide in this way is not made available to any third parties. It is treated with the highest standard of security and confidentiality, strictly in accordance with the Data Protection Acts, 1988 used by us for the purpose you provided it. If you wish to discuss any matter relating to the processing of personal information on our site, please write to: Síle O'Neill, Webmaster, Phoenix House, 15/24 Phoenix Street North, Smithfield, Dublin 7. E-mail: seoneill@courts.ie

Collection and use of technical information

Technical details in connection with visits to our site are logged by our internet service provider for our statistical purposes. No information is collected that could be used by us to identify website visitors.

The technical details logged are confined to the following terms:

  • the IP address of the visitor's web server
  • the top-level domain name used (for example .ie, .com, .org, .net)
  • 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 web site (for example pages accessed and documents downloaded)
  • the type of browser used by the website visitor.

We make no attempt to identify individual visitors, or to associate the technical details listed above with any individual. It is our policy never to disclose such technical information in respect of individual website visitors to any third party (apart from our internet service provider, which records such data on our behalf and which is bound by confidentiality provisions in this regard), unless obliged to disclose such information by a rule of law. The technical information is only used by us, and we use it only for statistical and other administrative purposes such as assessing the number of visitors to the different sections of our site and identifying the nature of the information most and least used.

Use of cookies

'Cookies' are small pieces of information placed on your computer by a website and which, typically, can be read by the website on your subsequent visits. The information stored in a cookie may relate to your browsing habits on the web page, or contain a unique identification number so that the site can 'remember' you on your return visit. Our website does not use cookies. Visitors can use our site with no loss of functionality if cookies are disabled from the web browser.

Links to third parties

Our site contains links to the websites of third parties. We are not responsible for the privacy policies or the content of such sites.