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Privacy & Cookie Policy

DkIT Website Privacy & Cookie Policy

Disclaimer

This website and all other websites within the dkit.ie domain are © 2012 Dundalk Institute of Technology.

Dundalk Institute of Technology (DkIT) web presence is administered by the Computer Services Department and Marketing Department. All areas of this site are copyright of the Institute authorites (unless credited otherwise).

DkIT will endevour to ensure that all information contained on the DkIT website is accurate at the time of creation and/or modification of the website. However, DkIT cannot and will not be held responsible for the correctness of the information contained within. Under no circumstances shall the Institute be liable for any reliance by you on any information which is made available on the website. All artwork has been developed by the Institute unless otherwise stated, or believed to be freely available for general useage on the internet.

DkIT is not responsible for the content of external websites that this website may link to or reference from time to time. Providing references to and/or links to external websites should not be viewed as an endorsement by DkIT of the content and services provided by those websites. Nor is the Institute responsible for the opinions, content and services contained on external websites that link to or reference the DkIT website.


Terms and Conditions

The use of this website is subject to the following terms and conditions:

  • The content of the pages of this website is for your general information and use only. It is subject to change without notice.
  • Neither we nor any third parties provide any warranty or guarantee as to the accuracy, timeliness, performance, completeness or suitability of the information and materials found or offered on this website for any particular purpose. You acknowledge that such information and materials may contain inaccuracies or errors and we expressly exclude liability for any such inaccuracies or errors to the fullest extent permitted by law.
  • Your use of any information or materials on this website is entirely at your own risk, for which we shall not be liable. It shall be your own responsibility to ensure that any products, services or information available through this website meet your specific requirements.
  • This website contains material which is owned by or licensed to us. This material includes, but is not limited to, the design, layout, look, appearance and graphics. Reproduction is prohibited other than in accordance with the copyright notice, which forms part of these terms and conditions.
  • All trademarks reproduced in this website which are not the property of, or licensed to, the operator are acknowledged on the website.
  • Unauthorised use of this website may give rise to a claim for damages and/or be a criminal offence.
  • From time to time this website may also include links to other websites. These links are provided for your convenience to provide further information. They do not signify that we endorse the website(s). We have no responsibility for the content of the linked website(s).
  • You may not create a link to this website from another website or document without prior written consent.
  • Your use of this website and any dispute arising out of such use of the website is subject to the laws of the Republic Of Ireland

Privacy Policy

Dundalk Institute of Technology fully respects your right to privacy and actively seeks to preserve the privacy rights of those who share information with the Institute. The Institute will not collect any personal information about you on this website without your permission save in cases where the Institute is required by law to do so. (e.g. the investigation of a criminal offence or a breach of the Institutes policies, procedures or guidelines). Any personal information which you volunteer to the Institute will be treated with the highest standards of security and confidentiality, in accordance with the Data Protection Act 1988, the Data Protection (Amendment) Act 2003 and GDPR 2018.

Information on internet traffic is collected routinely by the Institute and by its service providers. This technical information is used to ensure the smooth running of the computer network in the Institute and for statistical or administrative purposes. It is not used to gather identifiable personal information on individual website visitors, except in so far as this is permitted by law and may be necessary in order to prevent or detect problems or offences in relation to the operation of the website.

Read Our Privacy Statement


Cookies

This site uses cookies. Some cookies may have already been se that is implemented by default. To find out more, please read our Cookies Statement. By browsing this website you agree to our use of cookies.

Cookies statement
Dundalk Institute of Technology respects the privacy of all users of our website. The following outlines our policy concerning the use of cookies. We may update this cookie policy from time to time to reflect changes in technology and/or further legislation or our data use policies which may affect the way in which cookies are used by us and how you as a user can manage them.

What are they?
A cookie is a small text file that may be stored on your computer or mobile device that contain data related to a website you visit. It may allow a website to remember you (by a unique identification number) and your actions or preferences over a period of time, or it may contain data related to the function or delivery of the site. Cookies can be set by the owner of the website or in some cases, by third party services the website owner allows to present other information, run content or provide other functionality such as analytics.

Generally websites use 2 type of cookie – session cookie and persistent cookies. Session cookies are temporary and are eliminated when you close all your browser windows. Persistent cookies remain on your hard drive either indefinitely or for a specified period. (Third party cookies are cookies that are set by a domain other than the one you are currently visiting and these can be session cookies or persistent cookies.)

Why do we use cookies?

Cookies enable your devices’ server to access information on our website faster and in a more efficient way. They enable us to provide you with a better experience of our website. The Institute uses cookies to remember user preferences, track user behaviour and to improve the services we offer.

Information we collect

We collect the IP address when there is a log into www.dkit.ie to allow us track user behaviour and remember user preferences and for security reasons and ultimately improve the services we offer. Backups of the archives are held indefinitely and used to determine historical security incidents and intelligence. The IP address is held securely and in a manner that it cannot be used to identify an individual user.

We collect information submitted in forms, for example, if you submit our personal details when requesting or submitting an online form.

How to disable cookies?
Cookies may be set in a number of places on this website and most of the cookies we use are implemented by default however when you first visit this website you will see a message informing you about the privacy and cookie statement which you should read. Most browsers allow you to turn off cookies or to customise your settings for cookies. You can set your browser to not store any cookies and to delete all existing cookies by adjusting your browser settings. If you are using any of the below browsers you may click the links below to find out how to deactivate the use of cookies:

Google Chrome browser
Firefox browser
Safari browser
Opera Web browser
Internet Explorer browser

Should you use another internet browser please check the instruction on your help function on how to disable and delete cookies. Please do note that blocking cookies might prevent some pages from displaying correcting.


Third Party Cookies

Google Analytics
This website www.dkit.ie uses Google Analytics which is a web analytics service by Google Inc to enable us to analyse how our website is used. Cookies are used to collect data (IP address) on user behaviour and standard internet activity information stored in the cookies is transmitted to Google and then used to evaluate visitors’ use of the website. You should also visit www.google.com/analytics/learn/privacy.html for further information on Google Analytics.

HotJar
This website also used Hotjar which is another web analytics tool. The information we gather on HotJar assists us in understanding what users want and care about by visually representing their clicks, taps and scrolling behaviour. For further information on the data safety, privacy and security of HotJar please visit www.hotjar.com/hc/en-us/sections/115003180467-Privacy-Security-and-Operations

Facebook
DkIT uses the Facebook pixel which is an analytics tool that allows us to measure the effectiveness of our advertising. It helps us track conversions from Facebook ads, optimise ads based on collected data, build target audiences for future ads and ensure you are receiving relevant ads. More information about Facebook cookies can be obtained by visiting www.facebook.com/policies/cookies/.

Other third party cookies
Some cookies that have been set on our website are not related to DkIT and you need to be aware of this. When you visit a page with content embedded from, for example, YouTube, or Facebook, these service providers may set their own cookies on your web browser. We do not control the use of these cookies and cannot access them due to the way that cookies work as cookies can only be accessed by the party who originally set them. You should always check with the third party for more information about these cookies.


Re-use of Public Sector Information

Dundalk Institute of Technology complies with the Regulations on the Re-use of Public Sector Information and we encourage the re-use of the information we produce. All of the information featured on our website is the copyright of Dundalk Institute of Technology unless otherwise indicated. You may re-use the information on this website free of charge in any format.

Re-use includes copying, issuing copies to the public, publishing, broadcasting and translating into other languages. It also covers non-commercial research and study. Information and documents from this website may be re-used subject to the terms of the latest PSI license available at www.psi.gov.ie.

Re-use is subject to the following conditions. You must:

  • Acknowledge the source and our copyright I cases where you supply the information to others;
  • Reproduce the information accurately;
  • Not use the information in a misleading way;
  • Not use the information for the principal purpose of advertising or promoting a particular product or service;
  • Not use the information for or in support of illegal, immoral, fraudulent or dishonest purposes.

Dundalk Institute of Technology is not liable for any loss or liability associated with the re-use of information. While every effort is made to ensure that the information on our website is accurate, the Institute does not certify that the information is up to date or error-free. The Institute does not authorise any user to have exclusive rights to re-use of its information.