OFS Privacy Statement – 27/07/2011 (Rev 1)
OFS respects your right to privacy, and will not collect or record personal information about you from this website except when provided by you in respect of a requested task. This information will only be used for the purpose for which you provided it.
Any personal information which you volunteer will be treated in confidence applying reasonable standards of security, in accordance with the Data Protection Acts, 1988 and 2003.
Any information which you provide will not be made available to third parties except (i) in accordance with applicable laws and regulations; or (ii) as requested by you.
OFS does collect non-personal information, such as statistical and other analytical information collected on a non-individual basis, of all browsers who visit the site. This statistical and analytical information provides general information about the web traffic through the website and is particularly useful in helping OFS manage and improve upon the site’s efficiency and effectiveness.
Through this website you may have an opportunity to send us information, such as through the "Employment Enquiry" page or any other area where you may send e-mails, CVs, etc. By choosing to participate in these, you will be providing us with some level of personal information relating to you. This information will only be used by this site for:
- The original purpose for which it was provided by the sender
- Statistical Analysis
This website does not collect any personal data about you, such as your name or personal identity, on this website, apart from information which you volunteer (for example, by emailing us, or uploading your CV). Any information which you provide in this way is not made available to any third parties, and is used by this site only in line with the purpose for which you provided it.
This site collects and analyses technical information in order to evaluate the effectiveness and efficiency of the OFS website. The type of technical information we log is confined to the following:
- The IP address of the visitor’s Web server
- The top-level domain-name used (for example .ie, .com, .org, .net)
- The pages visited on the this site Website, i.e. URLs visited
- The previous Website address from which the visitor reached us, including any search terms used
- Clickstream data which shows the traffic of visitors around this Website (for example, pages accessed.)
OFS collects information through this website from the visitor in three ways:
- Via e-mail
- Via web technical logs
- Via web forms
If you choose to contact OFS via email, your details will be used only for the purposes for which you intended. When your email has been actioned, the original message will be retained by OFS for a reasonable period of time.
Note: As e-mail is sent via public networks, it may not always be 100% secure. OFS cannot guarantee that any personal or sensitive data, sent in standard e-mail, is fully secure. Customers who choose to use this channel are deemed to have accepted any risk involved. OFS offers the alternative communication methods of ordinary post and telephone. Contact details may be found on the Contact us page.
Web Technical Logs
Technical details of your visit to this website are recorded for business reasons. None of this information can be used to ascertain your identity.
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. OFS 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.
The following technical details are recorded:
- IP addresses
- Top-level domain names e.g. .ie, .com, .org, .net
- Web search terms
- Browser-type used and operating system
This technical information will only be used for statistical and other administrative purposes.
Web forms can be used to advise OFS about changes to your account. Information in this regard is used to update your details with OFS.
The OFS Website may, from time to time, contain links to other sites. OFS is not responsible for the privacy standards of other websites. This privacy statement applies solely to www.ofsl.ie.
Please note that this Privacy Statement may change from time to time. Any amendments to this statement will be posted here. Each version of this Privacy Statement will be identified at the top of the page by its effective date.