This is the privacy statement of Business.ie and it relates to our privacy practices
in connection with our website. We are not responsible for the content or privacy
practices of other websites. Any external links to other websites are clearly identifiable
Business.ie is registered with the Data Protection Commissioner as a data controller
and data processor.
Business.ie respects the rights of users of our website and is committed to protecting
your privacy in accordance with the Data Protection Acts of 1988 and 2003 (the "Data
Protection Acts") at all times. We will not collect any personal information (also
referred to as "personal data") about you on our website without your permission
or otherwise in accordance with the Data Protection Acts. (Please see below for
a Glossary of technical terms used in this document).
Collection and use of personal data
Except in relation to certain specific features of our website, you do not have
to provide us with any personal information (or personal data) to use our website.
However, where you elect to give us your personal data through our website via online
feedback forms or web email then we will treat your personal information in accordance
with this paragraph.
By simply visiting our website you do not disclose, nor do we collect, personal
data on you. All that we may know about your visit may be limited to technical data
- The logical address (or IP address) of the server you used to access this
- The top level domain name from which you access the internet (for example
.ie .com .org .net)
- The previous website address from which you reached us
- The type of web-browser you used
- Web traffic data
The technical data may be used for administrative and statistical purposes and may
be shared with our internet service provider. We may use this information to help
us to improve our website. This technical data does not provide us with the personal
data of visitors to our website.
Giving us your personal information
Please note that where you provide us with your personal information (e.g. name,
e-mail address, work address, phone and facsimile numbers and/or other contact information),
through a facility provided on our website or directly to us by e-mail, you consent
- Processing and administering your personal data to perform all necessary actions
to give effect to your request or instruction
- Retaining a record of incoming and outgoing communications (e.g. email)
Information in the email we receive and send will not be disclosed to any third
party without the permission of the sender unless otherwise in accordance with the
Data Protection Acts.
Please note that by using Business.ie's website you are giving us your consent to
process your personal data as outlined in this Privacy Statement. Your consent is
also provided to any successor or assignee of Business.ie and/or any of its businesses.
We inform all persons who submit their personal data to us of these conditions by
this Privacy Statement.
Security of Data
Business.ie takes seriously its security obligations in respect of your personal
data under the Data Protection Acts to prevent unauthorised access to, or alteration
or destruction of personal data in our possession.
Right of Access
You have a right to be given a copy of any of your personal data held by us, in
accordance with section 4 of the Data Protection Acts subject to certain exceptions.
To request a copy of your personal data please visit our Access Request Policy on
our company website at
www.business.ie where you can download our Access Request Form for
completion before sending it to us at Data Protection Co-Ordinator,
Business.ie, 1st Floor, 19 - 24 St Andrews Street, Dublin 2 together
with the prescribed fee of €6.35. Please note the following important requirements:
- We ask that you use our Access Request Form to make an access request. However,
use of our preferred format is not mandatory
- We shall not process an access request unless the prescribed fee of €6.35
is received by cheque or postal money order made payable to Business.ie
- We do not accept access requests via telephone, email or text message
Right of Rectification or Erasure
If we hold incorrect information about you which was originally submitted by you
through this website, you have the right to have the data amended. Further, you
have the right to have any information you have sent to us via this website erased.
To request your right to rectification and/or erasure please send your request to
us in writing to: Data Protection Co-Ordinator, Business.ie, 1st Floor, 19 - 24 St Andrews Street, Dublin 2 together with:
- Your name and address
- A description of the specific personal data you wish rectified
- If you request an erasure of your personal data all your data will be erased
subject to the following important notice
We are not required to rectify or erase your data where to do so would prevent you
from meeting your contractual obligations to us or where we are required to process
(including retaining) your personal data for a lawful purpose in accordance with
the Data Protection Acts.
Glossary of Technical Terms Used
Cookies: Small pieces of information, stored in simple text files, placed
on your computer by a web site. Cookies can be read by the website on your subsequent
visits so that you can access information in a faster and more efficient way. The
information stored in a cookie may relate to your browsing habits on the web page,
or a unique identification number so that the web site can "remember" you on your
return visit. Generally speaking, cookies do not contain personal information from
which you can be identified, unless you have separately furnished such information
to the website.
IP address: The identifying details for your computer
(or your internet company's computer), expressed in "internet protocol" code (for
example 192.168.72.34). 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.
Personal data: means information about you which can identify
you and which is within the possession of Business.ie (e.g. your name and address).
Web browser: The piece of software you use to read web
pages. Examples are Microsoft Internet Explorer, Netscape Navigator, Firefox and