WIT web and online Privacy Statement
The Institute’s web and online privacy statement is an organic document which changes frequently as our technologies change and the information provided here is constantly being reviewed in line with the Data Protection Acts, 1988 and 2003 and with EU General Data Protection Regulation 2018.
This webpage was last updated on Thursday, 24 May 2018
The Institute 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, except as may be required or permitted by law. If we do want to collect personally identifiable information through our website, we will be up front about this. We will make it clear when we collect personal information and will explain what we intend to do with it. 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 Acts, 1988 and 2003 and with EU General Data Protection Regulation 2018.
Collection and use of personal information
Any information which you provide is not made available to any third parties unless clearly stated on the webpage, and is used by the Institute only in accordance with the purpose for which you provided the information and will only be retained for as long as required for the purpose. This is normally stated on the webpage where the information is requested and should be self-explanatory.
We use a third-party cms (content management system), ExpressionEngine.com, to run our website. ExpressionEngine adds a number of cookies to the browser which are essential for wit.ie to work and these are considered as necessary cookies. For more information about how ExpressionEngine processes data, please see ExpressionEngine’s privacy notice.
Security and performance
WIT uses a third-party supplier, Cognito Forms, to gather important information around events, scholarships, application forms etc. We collect only required information and will tell you why we are gathering that information in each form. This information is not shared with any third party, unless clearly stated. For more information, see Cognito Form’s privacy statement.
Social Media Aggregator
We use a third-party provider, Mailchimp, to deliver emails to targeted groups. We only use lists where we have already gathered consent and delete lists regularly. We gather statistics around email opening and clicks using industry standard technologies to help us monitor and improve our communications. For more information, please see Mailchimp’s privacy notice.
Social Media Sharing and Integration
We use a third-party service, WordPress.org, to publish some of our microsites. These sites are hosted at WordPress.com, which is run by Automattic Inc. We use a standard WordPress service to collect anonymous information about users’ activity on the site, for example the number of users viewing pages on the site, to monitor and report on the effectiveness of the site and help us improve it. For more information about how WordPress processes data, please see Automattic’s privacy notice.