The Data Protection Act (1998) has been replaced by the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) which comes into effect on 25th May 2018.
In the course of our business we collect and hold personal data. This privacy statement is for the Donegal.ie website www.donegal.ie.
We hold personal data in delivering our services.
Donegal.ie processes your personal information to meet our legal, statutory and contractual obligations and to provide you with our services. We will never collect any unnecessary personal data from you and do not process your information in any way, other than as specified in this notice.
•When you submit a complaint or query to us
•When you complete online forms
•When you register for events and event information
The personal data may be held in paper and electronic format, but will always be managed in a safe and secure manner.
Some areas of our website require you to actively submit personal data e.g. online services, email, online forms or online payments. You will be informed at each of these personal data collection points what data is required and what data is optional.
Personal data may be gathered without you actively providing it, through the use of various technologies and methods such as Internet Protocol (IP) addresses and cookies. An IP address is a number assigned to your computer by your Internet Service Provider (ISP), so you can access the internet.
We collect IP addresses for the purposes of system administration and to audit the use of our site. Each time you log onto our site and each time you request one of our pages, our server logs your IP address.
Although we log your session, it will not normally link your IP address to anything that can enable us to identify you. However, we can and will use IP addresses to identify a user when we feel it is necessary to enforce compliance with our rules or terms of service or to protect our service, site, users or others.
The GDPR provides rights for individuals:
We do not share or disclose any of your personal information without your consent, other than for the purposes specified in this notice or where there is a legal requirement.
Donegal.ie takes your privacy seriously and takes every reasonable measure and precaution to protect and secure your personal data. We work hard to protect you and your information from unauthorised access, alteration, disclosure or destruction and have several layers of security measures in place, including: pseudonymisation, restricted access, IT authentication, anti-virus/malware and firewalls.
Donegal.ie use MailChimp as our marketing automation platform. MailChimp is an internationally based company that stores your data in the US. MailChimp is certified under the EU-US Privacy Shield framework.
If we transfer your information outside of the EU in this way, we will take steps to ensure that appropriate security measures are taken with the aim of ensuring that your privacy rights continue to be protected as outlined in this policy.
If you use our services while you are outside the EU, your information may be transferred outside the EU in order to provide you with those services.
You are not obligated to provide your personal information to Donegal.ie. However, as this information is required for some of our service delivery or for legitimate interests, we may not be able to offer some/all our services without it.
Donegal.ie will only ever retain personal information for as long as it is necessary and we have strict review and retention policies in place to meet these obligations.
Where you have consented to us using your details for direct marketing consultation or communication purposes. You have the right to withdraw this consent at any time.
You can request that we delete/destroy data by writing to us for removal of data to our Data Protection Officer and this will be reviewed to ensure the correct procedures apply, including compliance with the law.
Any changes to this Privacy Statement will be posted on our website.