Privacy

Privacy Statement

Wexford Library Services fully respect your right to privacy. The Authorities will not collect any personal information about you on its websites without your clear permission.   Any information, which you submit via this website will be treated with the highest possible standards of security and confidentiality, strictly in accordance with the Data Protection Acts, 1988 & 2003

Scope

This statement outlines our privacy policy with regard to the Stories from the Hearth website.   We are not responsible for the content or privacy practices of other linked websites.   The Wexford Library Service reserves the right to amend the scope of the privacy statement at any time which may include or exclude other sites.

Personal Information

Wexford Library Services will not collect any personal data about you on its website, apart from information, which is submitted via web forms, or information volunteered via email.   Any information provided in this manner, is not made available to any third parties, and is used by Wexford Library Service solely for the purposes for which it is provided.

Technical Information

Technical details of your visit to Wexford Library Service websites are recorded.   The details include IP addresses, browser details and web search terms.   This information will only be used for statistical and site management purposes.   The Stories from the Hearth website may use cookies or web beacons in order to gather anonymous statistical data about the usage of its sites.

Privacy Statement And Data Protection Queries

Any queries in connection with the privacy statement may be directed to:

Wexford County Library Headquarters,

Wexford County Council,

Carricklawn,

Wexford,

Ireland.

Glossary

Web Browser

The piece of software you use to read web pages. Examples are Microsoft Internet Explorer, Netscape Navigator and Opera.

IP Address

The identifying details for your computer (or your Internet company’s computer), expressed in “Internet protocol” code.   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.

Web Beacons

Also referred to as a Web bug or a pixel tag, the beacon is usually a small transparent graphic, one pixel in size, which may be located on a web page or in an email.   The transparent pixel is normally set to load an image from a different location on the web and may pass user information to the web server, such as the IP address, the duration of the visit and browser type.   Turning off the browser’s cookies will prevent Web beacons from tracking the user’s activity.

Cookies

This website uses “cookie” technology. Cookies are small data files placed on your computer, mobile or other device when you browse online.

Generally speaking, cookies do not contain personal information from which you can be identified, unless you have furnished such information to the website.

Most browsers allow you to turn off cookies or to customise your settings for cookies. To find out how to do this, see the ‘Help’ menu on your browser. Please note that if you turn off cookies or change your settings, some features of this web site may not work correctly.

Use of Cookies and Google Analytics

This website uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google, Inc. (“Google”). Google Analytics uses “cookies”, which are text files placed on your computer, to help the website analyze how users use the site. The information generated by the cookie about your use of the website (including your IP address) will be transmitted to and stored by Google on servers in the United States. Google will use this information for the purpose of evaluating your use of the website, compiling reports on website activity for website operators and providing other services relating to website activity and internet usage. Google may also transfer this information to third parties where required to do so by law, or where such third parties process the information on Google’s behalf.

Google will not associate your IP address with any other data held by Google. You may refuse the use of cookies by selecting the appropriate settings on your browser, however please note that if you do this you may not be able to use the full functionality of this website. By using this website, you consent to the processing of data about you by Google in the manner and for the purposes set out above.

Contact Us

Please use our Contact Us page if you have any questions or would like to contact us for any other reason.