Website privacy statement
This statement relates only to our privacy practices in connection with this website.
You can find out more about data protection in the Citizens Information Board, and in the companies we fund, in the Data Protection Notices on citizensinformationboard.ie.
The citizensinformationboard.ie website is maintained by the Citizens Information Board, a statutory agency based at George’s Quay House, Townsend Street, Dublin 2.
We provide or support the provision of information, advice, money advice and advocacy services. We fund a range of organisations, including Citizens Information Services, Money Advice and Budgeting Services (MABS), the Citizens Information Phone Service, the National Advocacy Service for people with disabilities (NAS) and the Sign Language Interpreting Service (SLIS). We also provide the citizensinformation.ie website.
This statement describes how we will process any data we collect from you through this website.
We have a separate Cookie notice, which gives you information about the cookies on our website so you can make an informed decision as to whether you accept or reject such cookies.
For the purpose of the Data Protection Acts 1988-2018, the data controller is the Citizens Information Board.
The Citizens Information Board also manages a range of corporate social media channels and you can access our policies on citizensinformationboard.ie.
Collection and use of personal information
When you visit citizensinformationboard.ie, a range of information is collected, including:
- IP address – this is the identifying address for your computer in Internet Protocol (IP) code, for example, 137.191.332.82
- Web browser and version
- Pages visited and the time of those visits
- Operating system
- Device or device type
- Search terms used
- The previous website address from which you reached us, including any search terms used
- External website addresses which you reach by clicking links on citizensinformation.ie
What we use the information for
We use this information is used for statistical and reporting purposes, to improve the website.
Third-party services on citizensinformationboard.ie
The citizensinformation.ie website uses Google Analytics and Matomo software.
This website uses Google Analytics to collect information about how visitors to citizensinformation.ie use the website. We have set up the Google Analytics service with advanced privacy protections so that Google will not retain your full IP address and does not have permission to share any data collected. There is more information on Google Analytics in our 'Cookies policy'. We will ask for your consent before we set Google Analytics cookies and we do not capture information about your visit via Google Analytics if you do not grant this consent.
Google may store data on servers outside the European Union or European Economic Area. We have ensured appropriate safeguards are in place to protect the privacy and integrity of this data.
This website also uses software called Matomo to collect information about how visitors to citizensinformationboard.ie use the website. Matomo is hosted on a Citizens Information Board server.
This website includes a webchat facility called 'Live Advisor', which is intended for people with hearing and speech difficulties and for others who have difficulty communicating by telephone. Live Advisor is run by the Citizens Information Phone Service. You can find details of the Citizens Information Phone Service's data protection practices in their Data Protection Notices.
Links on citizensinformationboard.ie
If you click buttons or links to third party sites or services when you are on the citizensinformationboard.ie website, you will be redirected to an external site, which has its own cookie and privacy policies over which we have no control.
Citizensinformationboard.ie is hosted on a server maintained by the Citizens Information Board.
Citizens Information Phone Service
Calls made to the 0818 07 4000 telephone number are answered by the Citizens Information Phone Service (CIPS), a company funded and supported by the Citizens Information Board. You can find details of the privacy practices in CIPS on the citizensinformationboard.ie website.
You can change your cookie preferences at any time by clicking the 'Manage Cookie Preferences' link in the footer of every page on this website. We provide detailed information in our Cookie notice about the cookies we use and their purpose.
Further information or to make a request
If you are concerned about how your personal data is processed via this website, please do not hesitate to bring such concerns to our Data Protection Officer’s attention:Stephanie McKeown
Citizens Information Board
George's Quay House
43 Townsend St
Glossary of technical terms used
The piece of software you use to read web pages. Examples are Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Safari 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.
Page edited: 25 May 2021