Last updated: 20 February 2020
The CSO fully respects your personal privacy rights and does not, as a general rule, collect personal information of any kind, without your clear permission. Any personal information which you volunteer to the CSO will be treated with the highest standard of security and confidentiality, strictly in accordance with the principles of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).
Our web site contains links to other sites. The CSO is not responsible for the privacy practices within any of these other sites. We encourage you to be aware of this when you leave our site and to read the privacy statements on other web sites you visit which collect personally identifiable information. This privacy statement applies solely to information collected on our web site.
When you use our visualisation tools, even if you enter your name, date of birth or other personally identifiable information, no personal data is transmitted to our servers. The nature of our visualisation tools is that the form data you enter is processed in your own browser and is not retained by us.
When you use our website, as with any website, some technical and usage information is logged automatically for analytical purposes.
Log data includes your IP address; device and browser details; date, time and duration of visit; and clickstream data (which records pages and documents accessed). This data is logged in our servers for the purpose of maintaining the security and quality of our website and is kept for as long as is necessary to ensure the security and stability of the website.
We do not identify users from this technical data.
We do not set cookies to personally identify our users.
We will retain and evaluate information on your recent visits to our website and how you move around different sections of our website for analytics purposes to understand how people use our website so that we can offer a high quality and user-friendly experience to our website visitors.
We do not identify users from analytics data.
Some of the services we provide are powered by third parties, including the following
Our analytics service is provided by Google as outlined in detail above.
A web browser is software that allows a user to access and view web pages. Examples are Microsoft Internet Explorer, Netscape Navigator, Firefox and Opera.
A domain name is the text name corresponding to the numeric IP address of a computer on the Internet. For example, www.cso.ie is a domain name. A domain name is unique.
IP Address stands for Internet Protocol Address. Each machine connected to the Internet has a unique address. The IP address takes the form of a series of four one- to three-digit numbers separated by dots, for example, 18.104.22.168 is an IP address.
This policy will be reviewed on an ongoing basis and may be updated from time to time.