Thank you for visiting the web site of the Irish Department of Health.
This document sets out our policy with regard to the privacy of the users of our web-based information facilities.
We do not as a general rule collect personal information about you when you visit our site.
Personal information for the purposes of this document is information that can identify an individual such as name, address, contact details.
For certain section of the sites, where you require further information personal information is collected in order to reply to specific queries you make. For general web browsing no personal information is revealed to us. Certain information in relation to web usage is revealed via our internet service provider who records some of the following data. The information we receive depends upon what you do when visiting our site. •The logical address of the server you are using. •The type of browser you are using. •The date and time you access our site. •The pages you have accessed and the documents downloaded. •The previous Internet address from which you linked directly to our site. •Some of the search criteria you are using. •The Internet address to which you link directly from our site.
This information is used to allow us improve the information we are supplying to our users, find out how many people are visiting our sites and for statistical purposes. Some of the above information is used to create summary statistics which allow us to assess the number of visitors to the different sections of our site, discover what information is most and least used, inform us on future design and layout specifications, and help us make our site more user friendly.
Where our sites have links to other sites the Department of Health is not responsible for the content, copyright or privacy policies of these web sites.
A cookie is a piece of information that an Internet web site may send to your browser when you access information at that site.
We may ask for your e-mail address in response to a request by you for further information. This will only be recorded if you choose to send us a message. It will only be used for the purpose for which you have provided it and will not be added to a mailing list.
Data Protection in the Department of Health