Website of the Director of Corporate Enforcement and the ODCE.
This statement relates to privacy practices of the Director of Corporate Enforcement and the ODCE in connection with this website.
This website contains links to other websites and any external links to other websites are clearly identifiable as such. The Director of Corporate Enforcement and the ODCE are not responsible for the content or privacy practices of other websites. The policy of the Director of Corporate Enforcement and the ODCE is to only link to non-commercial sites which are deemed to be of interest to the community.
Some technical terms used in this statement are explained at the end of this page.
The Director of Corporate Enforcement and the ODCE fully respects your right to privacy, and will not collect any personal information about you on this website without your clear permission. Any personal information which you volunteer to the Director of Corporate Enforcement and the ODCE will be treated with the highest standards of security and confidentiality, strictly in accordance with the Data Protection Acts, 1988 & 2003.
Collection and use of personal information
The Director of Corporate Enforcement and the ODCE does not collect any personal data about you on this website, apart from information which you volunteer (for example by e-mailing the Director of Corporate Enforcement and the ODCE or by using the online feedback form). Any information which you provide in this way is not made available to any third parties, and is used by the Director of Corporate Enforcement and the ODCE only in line with the purpose for which you provided it.
In certain circumstances, some detail provided to the Director of Corporate Enforcement and the ODCE on the Freedom of Information (FOI) application form may be required to be provided to other third parties about whom information is being sought, as is required under the Freedom of Information Acts. If you have any questions about this aspect of Freedom of Information, the Corporate Services Unit will be happy to clarify the position.
Your personal data may also be anonymised and used for statistical purposes.
Your rights regarding data supplied via this website
You have a right to be given a copy of your personal data which you may have supplied via this website. To exercise this right, you must write to the Director of Corporate Enforcement at the address below, or e-mail him at email@example.com. You should include any personal identifiers which you supplied earlier via the website (e.g. Name; address; phone number; e-mail address). Your request will be dealt with as soon as possible and will take not more than 40 days to process.
You also have a right to have inaccurate information corrected. If you discover that this office does hold inaccurate information about you, you have a right to instruct the Director of Corporate Enforcement and the ODCE to correct that information. Such an instruction must be in writing or via e-mail. A request will be dealt with as soon as possible and will take not more than 40 days to process.
In certain circumstances you may also request that data which you have supplied via the website be deleted. To exercise this right you would generally be expected to identify some contravention of data protection law in the manner in which this office processes the data concerned.
Complaints about data processed via the website.
If you are concerned about how personal data are processed via this website, please do not hesitate to bring such concerns to the attention of the Director of Corporate Enforcement at the contact details below.
Collection and use of technical information
Technical details in connection with visits to this website are logged by the ODCE's internet service provider for statistical purposes. No information is collected that could be used by the Director of Corporate Enforcement and the ODCE to identify website visitors. The technical details logged are confined to the following items:
- the IP address of the visitor's web server
- the top-level domain name used (for example .i.e., .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 web browser used by the website visitor.
The Director of Corporate Enforcement and the ODCE will make no attempt to identify individual visitors, or to associate the technical details listed above with any individual. It is the policy of the Director of Corporate Enforcement and the ODCE 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 will be used only by the Director of Corporate Enforcement and the ODCE, and only for statistical and other administrative purposes. You should note that technical details, which we cannot associate with any identifiable individual, do not constitute "personal data" for the purposes of the Data Protection Acts, 1988 & 2003.
Glossary of technical terms used
The piece of software you use to read web pages. Examples are Microsoft Internet Explorer, Netscape Navigator and Opera.
The identifying details for your computer (or your internet company's computer), expressed in "internet protocol" code (for example 192.168.72.34). 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.
Small pieces of information, stored in simple text files, placed on your computer by a web site. Cookies can be read by the web site on your subsequent visits. The information stored in a cookie may relate to your browsing habits on the web page, or a unique identification number so that the web site can "remember" you on your return visit. Generally speaking, cookies do not contain personal information from which you can be identified, unless you have furnished such information to the web site.