Terms of use

1. Terms of website use

This page (together with the documents referred to on it) tells you the terms of use on which you may make use of our website GDPRandyou.ie (“our site”).  Please read these terms of use carefully before you start to use our site.  By using our site, you indicate that you accept these terms of use and that you agree to abide by them.  If you do not agree to these terms of use, please refrain from using our site.

2. Information about us

GDPRandyou.ie is a site operated by the Office of the Data Protection Commissioner, as established under the 1988 Data Protection Act (“We” and “Our”). We have offices in Dublin and Portarlington. Our postal address is Data Protection Commissioner, Canal House, Station Road, Portarlington, Co. Laois. You can also learn more about the Office of the Data Protection Commissioner by visiting dataprotection.ie.

3. Accessing our site

Access to our site is permitted on a temporary basis, and we reserve the right to withdraw or amend the service we provide on our site without notice (see below).  We will not be liable if for any reason our site is unavailable at any time or for any period. You are responsible for making all arrangements necessary for you to have access to our site. You are also responsible for ensuring that all persons who access our site through your internet connection are aware of these terms, and that they comply with them.

4. Re-use of Public Sector Information

The Office of the Data Protection Commissioner complies with the Regulations on the Re-use of Public Sector information, and we encourage the re-use of the information that we produce.

All of the information featured on our website is the copyright of the Office of the Data Protection Commissioner 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.

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

  • acknowledge the source and our copyright in 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

The Office of the Data Protection Commissioner is not liable for any loss or liability associated with the re-use of information and does not certify that the information is up-to-date or error free. The Office of the Data Protection Commissioner does not authorise any user to have exclusive rights to re-use of its information.

Further guidance on re-use of Public Sector information is available on Ireland’s Open Data portal.

5. Reliance on information posted

Any materials posted on our site do not amount to legal advice on which reliance should be placed. We therefore disclaim all liability and responsibility arising from any reliance placed on such materials by any visitor to our site, or by anyone who may be informed of any of its contents.

6. Our site changes regularly

We aim to update our site regularly, and may change the content at any time. If the need arises, we may suspend access to our site, or close it indefinitely. Any of the material on our site may be out of date at any given time, and we are under no obligation to update such material.

7. Our liability

The material displayed on our site is provided without any guarantees, conditions or warranties as to its accuracy. To the extent permitted by law, we and third parties connected to us hereby expressly exclude:

(a) All conditions, warranties and other terms which might otherwise be implied by statute, common law or the law of equity.

(b) Any liability for any direct, indirect or consequential loss or damage incurred by any user in connection with our site or in connection with the use, inability to use, or results of the use of our site, any websites linked to it and any materials posted on it, including, without limitation any liability for:

(c) loss of income or revenue;

(d) loss of business;

(e) loss of profits or contracts;

(f) loss of anticipated savings;

(g) loss of data;

(h) loss of goodwill;

(i) wasted management or office time; and

for any other loss or damage of any kind, however arising and whether caused by tort (including negligence), breach of contract or otherwise, even if foreseeable.

This does not affect our liability for death or personal injury arising from our negligence, nor our liability for fraudulent misrepresentation or misrepresentation as to a fundamental matter, nor any other liability which cannot be excluded or limited under applicable law.

8. Information about you and visits to our site

We process information about you in accordance with our privacy policy. By using our site, you consent to such processing and you warrant that all data provided by you is accurate.

We use cookies in accordance with our cookie policy. 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 through cookies in the manner and for the purposes set out in our cookie policy.

9. Viruses, hacking and other offenses

You must not misuse our site by knowingly introducing viruses, trojans, worms, logic bombs or other material which is malicious or technologically harmful. You must not attempt to gain unauthorised access to our site, the server on which our site is stored or any server, computer or database connected to our site. You must not attack our site via a denial-of-service attack or a distributed denial-of service attack.

By breaching this provision, you would commit a criminal offence under the Criminal Justice (Theft and Fraud Offences) Act, 2001 (as amended). We will report any such breach to the relevant law enforcement authorities and we will co-operate with those authorities by disclosing your identity to them. In the event of such a breach, your right to use our site will cease immediately.

We will not be liable for any loss or damage caused by a distributed denial-of-service attack, viruses or other technologically harmful material that may infect your computer equipment, computer programs, data or other proprietary material due to your use of our site or to your downloading of any material posted on it, or on any website linked to it.

10. Linking to our site

You may link to our home page, provided you do so in a way that is fair and legal and does not damage our reputation or take advantage of it, but you must not establish a link in such a way as to suggest any form of association, approval or endorsement on our part where none exists. 

You must not establish a link from any website that is not owned by you.

Our site must not be framed on any other site. We reserve the right to withdraw linking permission at any time whereupon you shall immediately remove all links of any kind to our site without notice.

If you wish to make any use of material on our site other than that set out above, please address your request to info@dataprotection.ie

11. Links from our site

Where our site contains links to other sites and resources provided by third parties, these links are provided for your information only. We have no control over the contents of those sites or resources, and accept no responsibility for them or for any loss or damage that may arise from your use of them.

12. Jurisdiction and applicable law

The Irish courts will have non-exclusive jurisdiction over any claim arising from, or related to, a visit to our site although we retain the right to bring proceedings against you for breach of these conditions in your country of residence or any other relevant country. These terms of use are governed by Irish law.

13. Variations

We may revise these terms of use at any time by amending this page. You are expected to check this page from time to time to take notice of any changes we made, as they are binding on you. Some of the provisions contained in these terms of use may also be superseded by provisions or notices published elsewhere on our site.

14. Your concerns

If you have any concerns about material which appears on our site, please contact info@dataprotection.ie .

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