The Office of Public Works respects the rights of its users and does not, as a general rule, collect personal information of any kind. Where a user voluntarily provides personal information in response to a questionnaire or survey the data will be used for research or analysis purposes only.
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.
This website uses Google Analytics to help analyse how users use the site. This analytical tool uses 'cookies', which are text files placed on your computer, to collect standard internet log information and visitor behaviour information in an anonymous form. The information generated by the cookie about your use of the website (including your IP address) is transmitted to Google. This information is then used to evaluate visitors use of the website and to compile statistical reports on website activity for the Office of Public Works.
The Office of Public Works does not use the statistical analytics tool to track or to collect any personally identifiable information of visitors to our site. We do not associate any data gathered from this site with any personally identifying information from any source as part of our use of the Google statistical analytics tool. Google does not associate your IP address with any other data held by Google. Neither the OPW nor Google link, or seek to link, an IP address with the identity of a computer user.
We may ask for your e-mail address in response to a request by you for further information. This will only be recorded if you choose to send us a message. It will only be used for the purpose for which you have provided it and will not be added to a mailing list.