Dublin City University Privacy Statement
This statement relates to Dublin City University's privacy practices in connection with University websites. The University is not responsible for the content or privacy practices of other websites. External links to other websites are not always clearly identifiable as such. Within the Dublin City University domain you may find websites over which the University has no editorial responsibility or control. Such sites can include the websites of student organisations etc. While the University encourages compliance with this web privacy statement at such sites, please consult the privacy statements of individual sites or contact the persons responsible for those sites, in order to understand the policies and practices under which they operate.
Collection and use of personal information
Dublin City University does not collect any personal data about you on this website, apart from information which you volunteer (for example by e-mailing the University). Any information, which you provide in this way, is not made available to any third party - other than those working with the University on normal University business, and is used by the University only in line with the purpose for which you provided it.
Collection and use of technical information
Cookies may be used by the DCU website to collect non-personal information about how visitors use our website or to remember display preferences. Temporary session cookies may also be used in some areas to enable specific functionality (e.g. portal pages). Session cookies are deleted once you close your browser session.
Occasionally for the purposes of DCU online services we must pass some cookie information to third parties. These cookies may persist after your browser session has ended. This information will not include any of your personal data or information from which you will be readily identifiable. This information may be used for evaluating your use of the website, compiling reports on website activity for DCU and providing other services relating to website activity and internet usage. It is stored and used in the aggregate only and is not used to obtain personal data or to contact you personally, but instead to improve website services. DCU actively seeks to preserve user privacy in any interaction with third parties.
Some areas within the DCU website use online data entry forms to collect personal information from web visitors who choose to identify themselves for the purpose of transacting e-commerce or receiving products, services, or information. Areas within DCU that collect data of any type are required to abide by our Privacy Statement. We request no more information than is required to fulfill the purpose for which the information is being collected.
Technical details in connection with visits to this website may be logged by the University's internet service provider for accounting and auditing purposes. This technical information will be used only for statistical and other administrative purposes. You should note that technical details, which the University cannot associate with any identifiable individual, do not constitute `personal data' for the purposes of the Data Protection Act 1988 and Data Protection (Amendment) Act 2003.
Rights of Access, Rectification and Erasure
You have a right to be given a copy of personal data held about you. A request for a copy of such data must be submitted in writing to the Director of Information Systems & Services, Dublin City University, Glasnevin, Dublin 9. Any such request will be dealt with within 40 calendar days. You also have the right to have your data corrected, if inaccurate, or erased, if the University does not have a legitimate reason for retaining the data. Requests for correction or erasure must be submitted in writing to the Director of Information Systems & Services, Dublin City University, Glasnevin, Dublin 9. Any such request will be dealt with within 40 calendar days.
Within DCU, the Director of Information Systems & Services has responsibility for the co-ordination of Data Protection related issues. Comments, complaints and requests for clarifications etc can be directed to that office.
Or write to Director of Information Systems & Services, Dublin City University, Glasnevin, Dublin 9.