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General Statement

The Office of the Attorney General fully respects your right to privacy, and will not collect any personal information about you on this website without your permission. Any personal information which you volunteer to the Office will be treated with the highest standards of security and confidentiality, strictly in accordance with the Data Protection Act 2018 and the General Data Protection Regulation.

Collection and use of personal information

The Office of the Attorney General does not collect any personal data about you on this website, apart from information which you volunteer. Any information which you provide in this way is not made available to any third parties, and is used by the Office only in line with the purpose for which you provided it.

Cookies

Cookies are small pieces of information, stored in simple text files, placed on your computer by a website. Some cookies can be read by the website on your subsequent visits. The information stored in a cookie may relate to your browsing habits on the webpage, or a unique identification number so that the website can 'remember' you on your return visit. Other cookies are deleted when you close your browser and only relate to the working of the website.

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Google Analytics

This website uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google, Inc. ('Google'). Google Analytics uses 'cookies', which are text files placed on your computer, to help the web team analyse how users use the site. The information generated by the cookie about your use of the website will be transmitted to and stored by Google. Google will use this information for the purpose of evaluating your use of the website, compiling reports on website activity for website operators and providing other services relating to website activity and internet usage. Google may also transfer this information to third parties where required to do so by law, or where such third parties process the information on Google's behalf. Google will not associate your IP address with any other data held by Google. A link to Google analytics data privacy and security page is provided here.

IP Anonymisation in Google Analytics is enabled on this site. More information on IP Anonymisation is provided here.

Browsealoud

This website uses Browsealoud, an accessibility and reading support add-on that helps you to read the content. To learn more about Browsealoud and how it handles cookies, visit the Texthelp website. Please note cookies associated with Browsealoud are only created when choosing to open this function. Text to be spoken is sent via SSL to servers managed by Texthelp to generate and stream audio data. Text for translation is sent via SSL to Google Translation servers.

Collection and use of technical information

No information is collected for the purpose of identifying individual visitors to the website. The technical details logged are confined to the following items:

  • IP address of the visitors' network.
  • the top-level domain name used (for example .i.e , .com , .org).
  • the previous website address from which the visitor reached us, including any search terms used.
  • traffic of visitors around this web site (for example pages accessed).
  • the type of web browser used by the visitor.

The Office of the Attorney General will make no attempt to identify individual visitors, or to associate the technical details listed above with any individual. It is the policy of the Office never to disclose such technical information in respect of individual website visitors to any third party, unless obliged to disclose such information by a rule of law. The technical information will be used only by the Office of the Attorney General, and only for statistical and other administrative purposes.

Glossary

IP Address :The identifying details for your computer (or internet company's computer), expressed in "internet protocol" code (for example 192.168.58.24). 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.

Web Browser :The piece of software you use to read web pages (e.g. Microsoft Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox and Opera).

Contact details for the Data Protection Officer:
Data Protection Officer
Office of the Attorney General
Government Buildings
Upper Merrion Street
Dublin D02 R583.

e-Mail: dpo@ag.irlgov.ie