At Publicpolicy.ie, we take your privacy very seriously and we’re committed to protecting your personal information online.

This statement explains how we collect and use the information which you give us.

Our aim is to safeguard your privacy whilst providing a personalised and valuable service. We appreciate that you don’t want the personal information you provide to us distributed indiscriminately and here we explain how we use your personal information and let you know what rights you have regarding its use

By visiting our Web site, you are accepting the practices described in our Privacy Policy. If you do not agree to the terms of this Privacy Policy, please do not use the Web site.

Publicpolicy.ie collects personal information, voluntarily submitted by visitors to the Web site, which enables us to respond to requests for publications, and respond to requests for more information or assistance. Public Policy adheres to the highest standards of ethical practices in all of our operations and is dedicated to protecting the privacy of all visitors to our Web site. We don’t sell, barter, give away, rent or permit anyone outside of PublicPolicy.ie to use your personal information.

We occasionally use third-party agents, subsidiaries, affiliates and partners to perform functions such as marketing, analytics, etc., on our behalf. These entities have access to the personal information needed to perform their functions and are contractually obligated to maintain the confidentiality and security of any personal information collected from the Web site. They are restricted from using, selling, distributing or altering this data in any way other than to provide the requested services to the Web site.

We may also use or disclose your personal information if required to do so by law or in the good-faith belief that such action is necessary to (a) conform to applicable law or comply with legal process served on us or the Web site; (b) protect and defend our rights or property, the Web site or our users, and (c) act under emergency circumstances to protect the personal safety of us, our affiliates, agents or the users of the Web site or the public.

Use of Cookies

Like many websites, Publicpolicy.ie uses cookies in order to provide you with a more personalised web service. A cookie is a small piece of information sent by a web server to a web browser, which enables the server to collect information from the browser.

Publicpolicy.ie uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google, Inc. (“Google”).

Google Analytics uses cookies to help the website analyse how users use the site. The information generated by the cookie about your use of the website (including your IP address) will be transmitted to and stored by Google on servers in the United States. 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.

Publicpolicy.ie uses Google AdWords remarketing tags to allow us to display adverts on Google’s Display Network to users who have previously visited our site.

When you visit a page on Google’s Display Network, Google stores a cookie in your browser to uniquely identify your visit. Google then tracks your visits to partner sites on the Display Network using this cookie and builds up a profile of interests based on the sites and pages you then visit. No personal information is stored in the cookie or transferred to Google during this process – only the unique identifier for the browser and the pages visited on the partner network. You can find out more on how Google’s Internet-based advertising works here.

Third party vendors, including Google, use cookies such as this to display adverts to certain users who’ve previously visited the Publicpolicy.ie website. You can learn more about Google’s Advertising and how to opt-out of internet advertising by visiting Google’s Advertising privacy FAQ.

You may avoid the use of cookies by selecting the appropriate settings on your browser, however please note that if you do this you may not be able to use the full functionality of this website.

Publicpolicy.ie strives to protect the transmission of any information submitted by visitors. But no transmission of data is completely secure, and submissions are at the visitor’s risk.

This Web site may contain links to sites operated by third parties. Please be advised that the practices described in this Privacy Policy do not apply to information gathered through these other Web sites.

Please remember that any information you share in public areas, such as comments areas or feedback sections, may become public, and therefore this Privacy Policy does not apply to any information you choose to make public. Please be careful about what you disclose, and do not post any personal information that you expect to keep private. Read our comments policy.

The Web site is published in Ireland and is subject to laws of Ireland. If you are located in a country outside of Ireland and voluntarily submit personal information to us, you thereby consent to the general use of such information as provided in this Privacy Policy and to the transfer of that information to, and/or storage of that information in Ireland. Publicpolicy.ie shall not be liable under any circumstances for damages resulting from use of information collected from visitors to the site.

Text, photos, graphics and other materials found on this Web site are property of PublicPolicy.ie except as noted on this Web site.

Materials may be reproduced only in their entirety and only for noncommercial, educational or personal purposes. Reproduction in part or for other purposes requires Public Policy’s prior written consent.

Public Policy may change this Privacy Policy to reflect changes in the way we collect visitor information.

 

 

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79 Merrion Square, Dublin 2, Ireland
tel: 353 (1) 676 0414 | email: info@publicpolicy.ie
Company registration number: 504956

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