Home Building Finance Ireland (“HBFI”) respects your right to privacy and complies with its obligations under the General Data Protection Regulation (EU 2016/679), the Data Protection Acts 1988 – 2018 (together “Data Protection Law”), and S.I. No. 336/2011 - European Communities (Electronic Communications Networks and Services) (Privacy and Electronic Communications) Regulations 2011 (“ePrivacy Regulations”). This HBFI Website Privacy & Cookies Policy (the “Policy”) provides information about the personal information that HBFI collects and the ways in which HBFI uses and protects that personal information.
Links to other external websites are inserted for convenience. HBFI is not responsible for the content or the privacy policies of any external websites.
Types of information collected and their purpose:
Like most websites, we gather statistical and other analytical information on an aggregate basis about all visitors to our website. This Technical Data comprises information that cannot be used to identify or contact you, such as user IP addresses, browser types, web search terms, and other anonymous statistical data involving the use of our website. An IP address is the identifying details for your computer on the Internet expressed in "Internet Protocol" code (for example 192.168.75.46). Every computer connected to the Internet has a unique IP address, although the address may not be the same every time a connection is made. We take measures to anonymise IP addresses such that we cannot link them to an individual and we do not use technical data for advertising or marketing purposes.
There are email addresses listed on the website for contact and information purposes. Should you choose to contact the HBFI via email, your details will only be used for the purposes outlined in your email request. The original email may be retained by HBFI in accordance with the HBFI Records Management policy.
The processing of a job application via the NTMA recruitment portal will require the provision of personal information on the part of the applicant. All information provided will be treated in confidence consistent with our obligations under Data Protection Law and the ePrivacy regulations and will be retained in accordance with the HBFI Records Management Policy.
HBFI may use other service providers to assist in the recruitment process, e.g. to undertake psychometric testing of candidates. Information may therefore be provided to third-party service providers acting on behalf of HBFI, in confidence, as part of the recruitment process. Apart from this, information that you provide will not be made available to third parties except in accordance with applicable laws and regulations.
HBFI will never disclose technical information in respect of individual website visitors to any third party (apart from our Internet service provider, which records such data on our behalf, and which is bound by confidentiality provisions in this regard), unless obliged to disclose such information by law. Technical information will only be used by HBFI, and only for statistical purposes to help us to increase the usability and accessibility of our website. You should note that technical details, which we cannot associate with any identifiable individual, do not constitute "personal data" for the purposes of Data Protection Law.
In accordance with Data Protection Law, you have certain data subject rights. For example, you may request access to your personal information or make a request to have it updated or deleted. To find out what personal data we hold on you or to have your personal data updated, amended or removed from our systems, please apply in writing to the Data Protection Officer, Home Building Finance Ireland, Treasury Dock, 1 North Wall Quay, Dublin 1, D01 A9T8 or email dpo@HBFI.ie. Please visit our Data Protection Statement for further information in this regard.
No data transmission over the Internet can be guaranteed to be 100% secure. The nature of the Internet is such that neither HBFI nor the NTMA, as service provider to HBFI, cannot ensure or warrant the security of any information you transmit to us over the Internet and you do so at your own risk. However, we will take all reasonable and appropriate security measures to protect the transmission of and access to personal information.
Any changes to this Policy will be posted on this website so that you are aware of the information we collect, how we use it and under what circumstances, if any, we disclose it. If you have any questions, comments or concerns about this Policy, please contact the Data Protection Officer, Home Building Finance Ireland, Treasury Dock, 1 North Wall Quay, Dublin 1, D01 A9T8 or email dpo@HBFI.ie.
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