This privacy statement contains information about:
- The personally identifiable information we collect from you through our website
- How we use such information and with whom we share the information
- Your options with regard to collection, use and distribution of your information
This statement relates to the Institute’s privacy practices in connection with this website. IT Tralee may occasionally update or amend this privacy statement as needed or appropriate, so please review this statement periodically.
The Institute of Technology Tralee is committed to protecting the privacy of IT Tralee’s website users. The Institute fully respects your right to privacy, and will not collect any personal information about you on this website without your clear permission. Any personal information which you volunteer will be treated with the highest standards of security and confidentiality, strictly in accordance with the Data Protection Act, 1988 and Data Protection (Amendment) Act, 2003.
IT Tralee’s websites may contain links to other sites. The Institute has no responsibility or control over the content or the privacy policies and practices of such websites. You are advised to consult the privacy statements of individual sites to ascertain the policies and practices under which they operate.
We will use our best efforts to ensure that the information you submit to us remains private, and is used only for the purposes as outlined here.
If, at any time, you have questions or concerns about IT Tralee’s privacy commitment, please feel free to email us at [email protected].
Some technical terms used in this statement are explained at the end of this page.
What We Collect
IT Tralee may ask to you to register or provide personal information (such as name, e-mail address, mailing address, and telephone number, credit card number) when you:- visit certain areas of our website; register for certain courses; download application forms; request information; fill an online questionnaire; or subscribe to a newsletter.
IT Tralee collects personal information and may require credit card information when you register for particular courses.
IT Tralee may sponsor or participate in contests, or promotions, where you will be required to provide personal information to submit an entry.
Collection and use of personal information:
IT Tralee does not collect any personal data about you on this website, apart from information which you volunteer (for example by e-mailing us or by using an online form or questionnaire). Any information which you provide in this way is not made available to any third parties, and is used by IT Tralee only for the purpose for which you provided it. IT Tralee protects users’ personal information by storing the information in a controlled, secure environment.
Collection and use of technical information:
Technical details in connection with visits to this website are logged by our internet service provider for statistical purposes. No information is collected that could be used 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.
IT Tralee will make no attempt to identify individual visitors, or to associate the technical details listed above with any individual. It is the policy of IT Tralee not 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. The technical information will be used only by IT Tralee, and only for statistical and other administrative purposes.
You should note that technical details, which we cannot associate with any identifiable individual, do not constitute “personal data” for the purposes of the Data Protection Act, 2003.
Glossary of technical terms
The piece of software you use to read web pages. Examples are Microsoft Internet Explorer, Netscape Navigator, Mozilla and Opera.
The identifying details for your computer (or your internet company’s computer), expressed in “internet protocol” code (for example 184.108.40.206). 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.
To make this site work properly, we sometimes place small data files called cookies on your device. Most university and big websites do this too.
What are cookies?
A cookie is a small text file that a website saves on your computer or mobile device when you visit the site. It enables the website to remember your actions and preferences (such as login, language, font size and other display preferences) over a period of time, so you don’t have to keep re-entering them whenever you come back to the site or browse from one page to another.
A number of our pages use temporary cookies to remember:
- Your display preferences, such as contrast colour settings or font size
- If you have already replied to a form/survey that asks you for permission to contact you or not (so you won’t be asked again
- If you have asked a question on our course pages using our third party form (Pubble)
- The webpages viewed on our site to help us understand what areas our visitors are interested in.
- Also, some videos embedded in our pages use a cookie to anonymously gather statistics on how you got there and what videos you visited. Typically these would be third party and are set by Google or a video streaming service.
Enabling these cookies is not strictly necessary for the website to work but it will provide you with a better browsing experience. You can delete or block these cookies, but if you do that some features of this site may not work as intended.
The cookie-related information is not used to identify you personally and the pattern data is fully under our control. These cookies are not used for any purpose other than those described here.
How to control cookies
You can control and/or delete cookies as you wish – for details, see aboutcookies.org. You can delete all cookies that are already on your computer and you can set most browsers to prevent them from being placed. If you do this, however, you may have to manually adjust some preferences every time you visit a site and some services and functionalities may not work.