SPACEial North West

Privacy Policy

SpacialNW Website

Donegal County Council has created this privacy statement in order to demonstrate our firm commitment to your privacy.

This statement relates to our privacy practices in connection with the SpacialNW 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.

General Statement

SpacialNW 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 the SpacialNW website  will be treated with the highest standard of security and confidentiality, strictly in accordance with the Data Protection Acts, 1988 & 2003.

Information You Give Us:

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 EU and Irish legislation.
We do not store any record of your credit card or Laser number. Any credit or debit card data is transferred directly from your computer to our card services partners’ server over a secure, encrypted connection. Our card services partners are the Local Government Computer Services Board (LGCSB) and RealEx.
SpacialNW 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.

Automatic Information:

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, Firefox, Safari, etc.) accesses SpacialNW website. 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)
  • Login—if using our account services
  • 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

SpacialNW 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 SpacialNW 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" or, unless obliged to disclose such information by a rule of law. The technical information will be used only by SpacialNW, 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

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 in future online applications e.g. making payments online for council services.
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 will allow you to take full advantage of some of the future account-based features which will be included on Donegal County Council websites, and we recommend that you leave them turned on.

Does SpacialNW Share the Information it Receives?

Rarely. In cases where there is a statutory requirement to share information with a government agency  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. 

How Secure is Information About Me? 

We do not collect credit card information or other payment methods via this website.

It is important for you to protect against unauthorized access to your password and to your computer. Be sure to sign off from your computer when using a shared computer.

Links To Other Websites

We are not responsible for the content or privacy practices of other websites we may link too. Any external links to other websites are clearly identifiable as such. We link to other websites that provide information that we believe will be useful or relevant to the Users of the SpacialNW website.

More Information/Contact

If you have any questions about this privacy statement, please contact: