The Irish Taxation Institute trading as Irish Tax Institute (the 'Institute') values our dealings with Institute members, subscribers and the general public. We are committed to protecting and respecting your privacy.
Any information that 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 (as amended) (the 'Acts') and 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.
For the purpose of the Acts, the data controller is the Irish Taxation Institute, a company limited by guarantee, registration no. 53699 whose registered office is at First Floor Offices, South Block, Longboat Quay, Grand Canal Harbour, Dublin 2.
Information we may collect from you
We may collect and process the following data about you:
In addition, when you access our site, your computer's browser provides us with information such as your IP address, browser type, access time and referring URL, which is collected and used to compile statistical data on the use of our site. This information may be used to help us to improve our site and the services we offer.
Statistical and analytical information collected through the standard operation of our Internet server and logs provides us with general and not individually specific information. We will not attempt to identify individual users or to associate any technical information collected through the standard operation of our Internet server and logs with any individual user.
For detailed information on the cookies we use and the purposes for which we use them, see our Cookies Policy [http://www.taxfind.ie/Cookie_policy.html].
Security and where we store your personal data
We are committed to protecting the security of your data. We use a variety of security technologies and procedures to help protect your data from unauthorised access and use. As effective as modern security practices are, no physical or electronic security system is entirely secure. We cannot guarantee the complete security of our database, nor can we guarantee that information you supply will not be intercepted while being transmitted to us over the Internet. We have implemented strict internal guidelines to ensure that your privacy is safeguarded at every level of our organisation. We will continue to revise policies and to implement additional security features as new technologies become available. Where we have given you (or where you have chosen) a password that enables you to access certain parts of our site, you are responsible for keeping that password confidential. We ask you not to share your password with anyone.
Your data may be stored and transferred within the European Economic Area (EEA) or transferred to, and stored in, countries outside the EEA. Those countries may not provide an adequate level of protection in relation to processing your data. Your data may also be processed by staff operating outside the EEA who work for us or for one of our suppliers. Such staff may be engaged in activities that include the fulfilment of your order, the processing of your payment details and the provision of support services. By submitting your personal data, you agree to this transfer, storing and processing. We will take all steps reasonably necessary to ensure that your data is treated securely and in accordance with this privacy statement.
The transmission of information via the Internet is not completely secure. Although we will do our best to protect your data, we cannot guarantee the security of your data transmitted to our site. Any transmission of data is at your own risk. Once we receive your data, we use appropriate security measures to seek to prevent unauthorised access; for example, we maintain the following controls to protect the security of information you provide us, including credit or laser card and address details:
Uses made of your data
We use data that we hold to:
The Institute does not sell, rent or share personal information that you provide to us to any other outside organisation.
Links to other sites
Our site may, from time to time, contain links to and from other websites. If you follow a link to any of those websites, please note that those websites have their own privacy policies and that we do not accept any responsibility or liability for those policies. Please check those policies before you submit any personal data to those websites.
We may disclose your personal information if required to do so by law or in good faith belief that such action is necessary to (a) conform to the edicts of the law or comply with legal process served on the Institute or (b) protect and defend the rights, property and products of the Institute, its customers and others.
We may also disclose your personal information to third parties (i) in the event that we sell or buy any business or assets, in which case we may disclose your personal data to the prospective seller or buyer of such business or assets; or (ii) if the Institute or substantially all of its assets are acquired by a third party, in which case data held by us about our Institute members, customers or the public will be one of the transferred assets.
Access to information and correction
You may request in writing copies of your data held by us as data controller. We will provide you with a copy of the data held by us as soon as practicable and in any event not more than 40 days after the request in writing. There may be a charge to access your data. We may also request proof of identification to verify your access request. All requests should be addressed to our Data Protection Compliance Officer at Irish Tax Institute, South Block, Longboat Quay, Grand Canal Harbour, Dublin 2.
You have the right to ask us to amend, update or erase data that we hold about you. If you want us to amend, update or delete your data, please let us know and we will make the necessary amendments, erase or block the relevant data as you request and notify you within 40 days of your request that the relevant action has been taken. All requests should be addressed (in writing) to our Data Protection Compliance Officer at Irish Tax Institute, South Block, Longboat Quay, Grand Canal Harbour, Dublin 2.
We will hold on to your personal data only for as long as necessary for the purposes of providing access to our site and related services to you or as required by law.
Changes to our privacy statement
We reserve the right to change and amend this privacy statement from time to time in our sole discretion. If we make any changes, we will post those changes here so that you can see what information we gather, how we might use that information and in what circumstances we may disclose it. By continuing to use our site after we post any such changes, you accept and agree to this privacy statement as modified.
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