Data protection information
This information applies to the gaois.ie public website.
What usage data we collect
We collect certain usage data with the aid of cookies while users browse the website. These cookies store the user’s preferred language and certain data related to Google Analytics. We use Google Analytics to record information about where our users come from and what they do while on this site. Google Analytics collects and stores technical details about the browser and the computer used to visit the site.
How we use this usage data
We use the data collected by Google Analytics to construct aggregate reports on user numbers, location and behaviour. These reports inform our future development plans. This data is not personal data, as defined by EU GDPR, as we use Google Analytics IP anonymisation. We never use this data to identify individual users.
We reserve the right to report and/or publish aggregated usage metrics.
How long we store this usage data for
As this data is anonymised, we store it indefinitely. This allows us to chart the development of our user base over the lifetime of the project.
Users who sign up to our weekly newsletter can unsubscribe at any time by clicking on ‘Díchláraigh’ (Unsubscribe) at the bottom of the newsletter. We will not use the email address you supply here for any other purpose and we will not share it with any 3rd party.
From time to time, we may ask a randomised selection of our users to complete a brief survey indicating their general satisfaction with the service provided on this website. As part of these user satisfaction surveys we store the following data:
The answers you provided to the survey questions;
When you completed the survey or when you declined to complete the survey;
The address (URL) of the page on which you completed the survey or on which you declined to complete the survey;
Your device IP address.
We use 1-3 to understand users' general satisfaction and to identify strengths and weaknesses in the services we provide. We use 4 (i.e. ‘Your device IP address’) to verify that the search is being carried out by a person and not a computer program such as a web scraper. We neither ask for nor store your name or any other personal data as part of these satisfaction surveys.
We reserve the right to report and/or publish the aggregated results of user satisfaction surveys.
By accessing our website you agree to abide by all policies and practices outlined on this page.
If you have any queries in relation to this policy you can contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.