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Privacy Policy

Privacy Policy

Victim Support at Court (V-SAC), the publisher of vsac.ie, is committed to protecting your privacy. We have adopted this Privacy Policy to let you know how your personal information is processed and used. We promise that we will take steps to use your personal information only in ways that are compatible with this Privacy Policy.

The following policies are only in effect for the web pages owned and operated by V-SAC through vsac.ie.

What information are we collecting and how are we collecting it?

Every computer connected to the Internet is given a domain name and a set of numbers, that serve as that computer’s “Internet Protocol” IP address. When a visitor requests a page from any website within the vsac.ie network, our web servers automatically recognise that visitor’s domain name and IP address. The domain name and IP address reveal nothing personal about you other than the IP address from which you have accessed our site. We use this information to examine our traffic in aggregate, but do not collect and evaluate this information for individuals.

What are cookies?

Our website does not use cookies, apart from temporary “session” cookies which enable a visitor’s web browser to remember which pages on this website have already been visited. Visitors can use our website with no loss of functionality if cookies are disabled from the web browser.

Technical details in connection with visits to our website are logged by our Internet service provider for our statistical purposes. No information is collected that could be used by us to identify website visitors. The technical details logged are confined to the following items:

  • The IP address of the visitor’s web server
  • The top-level domain name used (for example .ie., .com, .org, .net)
  • The previous website address from which the visitor reached us, including any search terms used
  • Clickstream data which shows the traffic of visitors around this web site (for example pages accessed and documents downloaded)
  • The type of web browser used by the website visitor.

 

Victim Support at Court will make no attempt to identify individual visitors, or to associate the technical details listed above with any individual. It is the policy of Victim Support at Court   never to disclose such technical information in respect of individual website visitors to any third party (apart from our internet service provider, which records such data on our behalf and which is bound by confidentiality provisions in this regard), unless obliged to disclose such information by a rule of law. Technical details which cannot be associated with any identifiable individual do not constitute “personal data” for the purposes of the Data Protection Acts, 1988 & 2003.

What other information do we request?

We may request your e-mail address, phone number or mailing address for the purposes of contacting you in response to your query or volunteer application. Whenever we request the identity of a visitor, we will clearly indicate the purpose of the inquiry before the information is requested. In addition, vsac.ie will not send you emails that you have not agreed to receive.

Will we disclose the information you collect to outside third parties?

Vsac.ie will not share any personally identifiable information about you without your express consent. Vsac.ie uses reasonable precautions to keep the information disclosed to us secure. We do not intend to sell, rent, or otherwise give your e-mail address to a third-party, without your consent. Furthermore, we are not responsible for any breach of security or for any actions of any third parties who receive the information.

Please note that vsac.ie will release specific personal information about you if required to do so in order to comply with any valid legal process such as a search warrant, subpoena, statute, or court order.

Your consent to this agreement

By using our vsac.ie website, you consent to the collection and use of information by us as specified above. If we decide to change our privacy policy, we will post those changes on this page so that you are always aware of what information we collect, how we use it, and under what circumstances we disclose it.