Carlow County Council fully respects your right to privacy. The Council will not collect any personal information about you on its websites without your clear permission. Any information, which you submit via Carlow County Council’s websites will be treated with the highest possible standards of security and confidentiality, strictly in accordance with the Data Protection Acts, 1988 to 2018.
The Data Controller is Carlow County Council, Athy Road, Carlow.
Data Protection Officer, Corporate Services, Carlow County Council, Athy Road, Carlow.
Telephone : 0599170300 E-Mail : [email protected]
Carlow County Council will not collect any personal data about you on its website, apart from information, which is submitted via web forms, or information volunteered via email.Any information provided in this manner, is not made available to any third parties, and is used by Carlow County Council solely for the purposes for which it is provided.
Technical details of your visit to Carlow County Council websites including IP addresses, browser details and web search terms, are recorded. This information will only be used for statistical and site management purposes. The Council websites do not use web beacons.
The main Legal basis for processing your personal data is that such processing are:
- where the processing is necessary for compliance with a legal obligation to which the we are subject (Article 6(1)(c) GDPR);
- where the processing is necessary for the performance of a task carried out in the public interest or in the exercise of official authority vested in the controller (Article 6(1)(e) GDPR);
- additionally, we may process data to the extent that it is necessary for the performance of a contract to which the data subject is a party or in order to take steps at the request of the data subject prior to entering into a contract (Article 6(1)(b) GDPR).
- In limited circumstances where the data subject has given consent to the processing of his or her personal data for one or more specific purposes (Article 6(1)(a) GDPR)
Any Personal data collected by the council is only used internally by council staff in order to provide and/or improve its services to the public and to you. Sometimes personal data is required in order to provide services to you, please see our Data Protection Policy for more information. Some of our websites are hosted outside of Ireland, however all websites are hosted within the EU. Cookie data is analysed using Google Analytics.
This website puts small files (known as ‘cookies’) onto your computer to collect information about how you browse the site. Find out more about the cookies we use.
If you have any further questions please email: [email protected]
Web Browser – Software you use to read web pages. Examples are Microsoft Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, Firefox, Safari or Opera.
IP Address – The identifying details for your computer (or your Internet company’s computer), expressed in “Internet protocol” code. Every computer connected to the web has a unique IP address, although the address may not be the same every time a connection is made.
Cookies – A cookie is a block of data that a web server places on a user’s PC. Typically, it is used to ease navigation through the site. However, it is also a useful means for the web site identifying the user, tracking the user’s path through the site, and identifying repeat visits to the site by the same user (or same user’s machine). This can then lead to a web site owner being able to profile an individual users browsing habits – and all potentially done without the knowledge, or consent, of the user.
Web Beacons – Also referred to as a Web bug or a pixel tag. The beacon is usually a small transparent graphic, one pixel in size, which may be located on a web page or in an email. The transparent pixel is normally set to load an image from a different location on the web and may pass user information to the web server, such as the IP address, the duration of the visit and browser type. Turning off the browser’s cookies will prevent Web beacons from tracking the user’s activity.