This policy explains what types of personal information will be gathered when you visit the Department of Economics’s website, and how this information will be used. If you follow a link to any other website, please check their policies before you submit any personal information to those websites.
On some parts of the websites, you may be asked to provide some limited personal information in order to enable the provision of certain services (e.g. prospectus ordering, registering with a society, applying for a vacancy etc). The Department may store this information manually or electronically. By supplying this information you are consenting to the Department holding and using it for the purposes for which it was provided. Information provided will be kept for as long as is necessary to fulfill that purpose. We may also collect information about your computer, including where available your IP address, operating system, and browser type, for system administration and to report aggregate information to our webmasters. This is statistical data about our users’ browsing actions and patterns which does not identify any individual and allows us to ensure that content from our site is presented in the most effective manner for you and for your computer.
How the information collected is used
Personal information provided to the Department by you will only be used for the purposes stated when the information is requested. Personal information will not be sold to third parties or provided to direct marketing companies or other such organizations without your permission. Personal information collected and/or processed by the Department is held in accordance with the provisions of the Data Protection Act 1998. Demographical and statistical information about user behavior may be collected and used to analyze the popularity and effectiveness of the Department’s websites. Any disclosure of this information will be in aggregate form and will not identify individual users.
How we store information collected
How we use “cookies”
Access to information
The Data Protection Act 1998 gives you the right to access information held about you. For further information about this right and how to exercise it, please see the Policy on Data Protection.
Any queries or concerns about privacy on these websites should be sent by email