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The Department of Communications, Climate Action and Environment respects the rights of its users and does not, as a general rule, collect personal information of any kind.

Collection and Use of Information.
No personal information about you on this website will be collected or stored without your consent.
The purpose for gathering any information from you, will be disclosed before hand and will not be used until consent is given.

Any information which is provided by you will be treated with the highest standards of security and confidentiality and in accordance with the terms of the Data Protection Acts 1988 and 2003, Directive 95/46/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 24 October 1995 on the Protection of Individuals with regard to the Processing of Personal Data and on the Free Movement of Such Data, and any implementing and/or amending legislation as may be adopted in Ireland from time to time.
As eGovernance is a public service provided to citzens, there is no need to gather information on the user other for statisical purposes such as assessing the number of visitors. eGovernance does however record some personal details of members of the board which are not disclosed to the general public.

Technical Information
For general web browsing no personal information is revealed to us, although certain statistical information is available to us via our Internet service provider. This information may include:

- The logical address of the server you are using
- The top-level domain name from which you access the Internet (for example, .ie, .com, .org etc.)
- The type of browser you are using
- The date and time you access our site
- The Internet address used to link to our site

Some of the above information is used to create summary statistics, which allow us to assess the number of visitors to our site, identify what pages are accessed most frequently and generally help us to make our site more user friendly.
Where user subscribes to receive updates from eGovernance.ie, the subscription information gathered will never be made available to a third party.
This information will not be retained for longer than the period for which the user is subscribed to the service.

Cookies are files which are transferred to your computer's hard disk by a website.
Cookies can store information about your preferences and other information which you need when you visit a website.
At the moment there are no cookies in use in the system but may be implemented in later versions.
To prevent the use of cookies you should activate the facility which is available in most web browsers that enables a user to deny or accept cookies.