Website of Roscommon County Council
Roscommon County Council has created this privacy statement in order to demonstrate our firm commitment to your privacy. By visiting roscommoncoco.ie you are accepting the practices described in this Privacy Notice.
This statement relates to our privacy practices in connection with the aforementioned website. We are not responsible for the content or privacy practices of other websites. Any external links to other websites are clearly identifiable as such. Some technical terms used in this statement are explained at the end of this page.
Roscommon County Council fully respects your right to privacy, and we will not collect any personal information about you on this website without your clear permission. Any information which you volunteer to Roscommon County Council's website will be treated with the highest standard of security and confidentiality, strictly in accordance with the Data Protection Acts, 1988 & 2003.
What Personal Information About Customers Does Roscommon County Council Gather?
The information we learn from customers helps us personalise and continually improve your online experience at www.roscommoncoco.ie. Here are the types of information we may gather:
Information You Give Us:
We receive and store any information you enter on our website or give us in any other way. You can choose not to provide certain information, but then you may not be able to take advantage of some of our features. We use the information that you provide for such purposes as responding to your requests, customising our online services for you, improving our online services, and communicating with you.
Where a user voluntarily provides personal information, the data will be used for analysis, research or customer service purposes only. Any personal data provided by you to us will be held in accordance with the data protection principles set out in the Data Protection (Amendment) Act, 2003, the Data Protection Act, 1988, Electronic Commerce Act, 2000, and other relevant E.U. and Irish legislation.
If we do use mailing lists to pass on information or promotions to you about our online services, we will always have a clear mechanism for you to remove yourself from future mailings.
Roscommon County Council assures you that the identity of all who contact us through this website is kept confidential: we do not rent, sell, or exchange mailing lists, or otherwise disclose such information to third parties, except as may be required by law, or through voluntary cooperation with law enforcement authorities if we judge that such cooperation is necessary to combat fraud or other crime.
For general web browsing no personal information is revealed to us, although certain statistical information is available to us from our website logs. For example, like many websites, we obtain certain types of information when your web browser (browsers are pieces of software that allow you to access the internet; examples include: Internet Explorer, Netscape, Opera, Mozilla, etc.) accesses www.roscommoncoco.ie. See below for examples.
Examples of information collected:
Internet Protocol (IP) address used to connect your computer to the internet (for example 192.168.88.21)
Email address - if you email any of our public email addresses
Computer and connection information such as browser type and version, operating system, platform, referring url and pages visited
Roscommon County Council will make no attempt to identify individual visitors or to associate the technical details listed above with any individual, except in cases where criminal activity has taken place (i.e. in response to a "hacking" incident). It is the policy of Roscommon County Council never to disclose such technical information in respect of individual website visitors to a third party (except for law-enforcement bodies and then only in response to illegal activity such as "hacking"; also 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 Roscommon County Council, 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.
Cookies are alphanumeric identifiers that we transfer to your computer's hard drive through your web browser to enable our systems to recognize your browser and to provide security while you access your online ePayment account information.
The "Help" portion of the toolbar on most browsers will tell you how to prevent your browser from accepting new cookies, how to have the browser notify you when you receive a new cookie, or how to disable cookies altogether. However, cookies allow you to take full advantage of some features, and we recommend that you leave them turned on.
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 the website analyze how users use the site. The information generated by the cookie about your use of the website (including your IP address) will be transmitted to and stored by Google on servers in the United States . Google will use this information for the purpose of evaluating your use of the website, compiling reports on website activity for website operators and providing other services relating to website activity and internet usage. Google may also transfer this information to third parties where required to do so by law, or where such third parties process the information on Google’s behalf. Google will not associate your IP address with any other data held by Google. By using www.roscommoncoco.ie, you consent to the processing of data about you by Google in the manner and for the purposes set out above.
Does www.roscommoncoco.ie Share the information it receives?
Rarely. In cases where there is a statutory requirement to share information with a government agency or other local authority or where your information must be shared with another agency in order to answer a customer query, then the minimum amount of information required will be shared in an appropriate manner. Generally, information is shared with other agencies as an aggregate rather than as a specific piece of data. We may choose to release automatic information (see above) and other information received to the website to companies and organizations for fraud protection and credit risk reduction. Information of this type will only be shared about users who have caused or attempted to cause damage to www.roscommoncoco.ie. This type of information would be shared only as a result of "hacking" attacks, fraud or other illegal activities.
What Information Can I Access Online?
www.roscommoncoco.ie will make as much public information available online as possible in order to improve the transparency of our organization.
Links To Other Websites
In order to make more information easier to find for our users, roscommoncoco.ie provides links to content owned and hosted by other local authorities, government agencies, companies, organizations, etc. We are not responsible for the content or privacy practices of other websites. Any external links to other websites are clearly identifiable as such. We link to other websites that provide information relevant to members of the public living in Roscommon and to websites whose content we think would be of interest or assistance to those planning to visit Roscommon. Roscommon County Council makes no promises or recommendations about the quality of services provided by groups owning the websites we link to.
Glossary of Technical Terms Used
The piece of software you use to read web pages. Examples are Microsoft Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox 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.
You should be aware that where you link to another website from the Roscommon County Council or other Council websites, that Roscommon County Council has no control over that other website. Roscommon County Council has no responsibility for the privacy practices of other websites.
Roscommon County Council reserves the right in its sole discretion to amend this privacy statement at any time, and you should regularly check this privacy statement for any amendments.
If you have any questions about this privacy statement, the practices of this Roscommon County Council website or your dealings with this Roscommon County Council website, you can contact:
Webmaster,ICT Business Unit, Roscommon County Council, Áras on Chontae, Roscommon, F42 VR98.