Privacy Policy

This is the privacy notice of colleran.ie. In this document, “we” or “us” refers to Colleran Chartered Accountants.

This is a notice to tell you our policy about all information that we record about you. It covers both information that could identify you and information that could not.

We are extremely concerned to protect your privacy and confidentiality. We understand that all users of our web site are quite rightly concerned to know that their data will not be used for any purpose unintended by them, and will not accidentally fall into the hands of a third party. Our policy is both specific and strict. It complies with Ireland law. If you think our policy falls short of your expectations or that we are failing to abide by our policy, do please tell us.

We regret that if there are one or more points below with which you are not happy, your only recourse is to leave our web site immediately.

Except as set out below, we do not share, or sell, or disclose to a third party, any personally identifiable information collected at this site.

Here is a list of the information we collect from you, either through our web site or because you give it to us in some other way, and why it is necessary to collect it:

1. Basic identification and contact information, such as your name and contact details.
This information is used:
1.1.to provide you with the services which you request;
1.2.for verifying your identity for security purposes;
1.3.for marketing our services and products;
Information which does not identify any individual may be used in a general way by us or third parties, to provide class information, for example relating to demographics or usage of a particular page or service.

2. Market place information
When we obtain information from you specifically to enable you to buy a service offered on our web site by some other person, we assume that in giving us your information, you are also giving us permission to pass it to the relevant person.

3. Your domain name and e-mail address are recognised by our servers and the pages that you visit are recorded. We shall not under any circumstances divulge your e-mail address to any person who is not an employee or contractor of ours and who does not need to know, either generally or specifically. This information is used:

3.1.To correspond with you or deal with you as you expect.
3.2.in a collective way not referable to any particular individual, for the purpose of quality control and improvement of our site;
3.3.to send you news about the services to which you have signed up;
3.4.to tell you about other of our services or services of sister web sites.

4. Information you post on our website
Information you send to us by posting to a forum or blog or in your advertisement is stored on our servers. We do not specifically use that information except to allow it to be read, but you will see in our terms and conditions that we reserve a right to use it in any way we decide.

5. Website usage information
We may use software embedded in our website (such as JavaScript) to collect information about which pages you view and how you reach them, what you do when you visit a page, the length of time you remain on the page, and how we perform in providing content to you.

6. Note on padlock symbols and other trust marks
Many companies offer certification and an icon or other small graphic to prove to site visitors that the site is safe. Some certify to a high level of safety. Others are more concerned to take our money than to provide a useful service. We do not handle information about your credit card so do not subscribe to any such service. However, we suggest you assess this notice to judge that we do take your privacy seriously.

7. Cookies
Cookies are small text files that are placed on your computer’s hard drive through your web browser when you visit any web site. They are widely used to make web sites work, or work more efficiently, as well as to provide information to the owners of the site.

You can manually disable cookies at any time – check your browser’s ‘Help’ to find out how. This will not affect your ability to view the site.

Cookies are used on this site. Cookies allow us to measure and analyse general visitor information and can also be used to personalise your web experience.

Most web browsers automatically accept cookies but you can alter your settings so that you are prompted every time a cookie is sent to you. You can choose not to receive cookies at all. If you have ‘disabled’ cookies in your browser this way you may not be able to use certain features on this website.
Independent information about cookies is available at www.allaboutcookies.org .

This website uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google, Inc. (Google). Google uses (first party) “cookie” information to evaluate your use of the website, to compile reports on website activity for website analysis and to provide other services relating to website activity and internet usage. Google may also transfer this information to third parties if required to do so by law, or if such third parties process the information on Google’s behalf. Google will not cross reference your IP address with any other data it holds. Please refer to Google’s website and its privacy policy on www.google.com and their terms of service.

If you would like to disable “third party” cookies generated by advertisers or providers of targeted advertising services, you can turn them off by going to the third party’s website and getting them to generate a one-time “no thanks” cookie that will stop any further cookies being written to your machine. Here are links to the two main third party advertising platforms we use, each of which have instructions on how to do this:

http://www.doubleclick.com/us/about_doubleclick/privacy/ad-cookie/

http://www.audiencescience.com/privacy

8.1. to record whether you have accepted the use of cookies on our web or not. If you not accepted may be our website not works properly.
8.2. to allow essential parts of our web site to operate for you.
8.3. to operate our content management system.
8.4. to operate the online notification form – the form that you use to contact us for any reason. This cookie is set on your arrival at our web site and deleted when you close your browser.
8.5. to enhance security on our contact form. It is set for use only through the contact form. This cookie is deleted when you close your browser.
8.6. to collect information about how visitors use our site. We use the information to improve your experience of our site and enable us to increase sales. This cookie collects information in an anonymous form, including the number of visitors to the site, where visitors have come to the site from, and the pages they visited.
8.7. to record that a user has viewed a webcast. It collects information in an anonymous form. This cookie expires when you close your browser.
8.8. to record your activity during a web cast. For example, as to whether you have asked a question or provided an opinion by ticking a box. This information is retained so that we can serve your information to you when you return to the site. This cookie will record an anonymous ID for each user, but it will not use the information for any other purpose. This cookie will last for 60 days, when it will delete automatically.
8.9. to store your personal information so that you do not have to provide it afresh when you visit the site next time. This cookie will last for 30 days.
8.10. to enable you to watch videos we have placed on YouTube. YouTube will not store personally identifiable cookie information when you use YouTube’s privacy-enhanced mode.

9. Compliance with the law

This confidentiality policy has been compiled so as to comply with the law of every jurisdiction in which we aim to do business. If you think it fails to satisfy the law of your country, we should like to hear from you, but ultimately it is your choice as to whether you wish to use our website.

If you have any question regarding the privacy policy, please contact us through email: info@colleran.ie