Website Privacy & Cookies Policy
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 the HBFI uses and protects that personal information.
Links to other external websites are inserted for convenience. The 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 anonymise IP addresses such that we cannot link them to any 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 the HBFI in accordance with the HBFI Records Management policy.
The 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 the 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.
Data Subject Rights
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, Strategic Banking Corporation of Ireland, Treasury Dock, I North Wall Quay, Dublin 1, D01 A9T8 or email email@example.com. 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 the HBFI nor the NTMA, as service provider to the 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.
Changes to the HBFI Website Privacy & Cookies Policy
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, Strategic Banking Corporation of Ireland, Treasury Dock, I North Wall Quay, Dublin 1, D01 A9T8 or email dpo@HBFI.gov.ie.
This website uses cookie technology. Cookies are small pieces of data stored in simple text files placed on your computer hard drive or mobile device by our website’s server and stored by the browser on your computer. Only our server will be able to retrieve, or read, the contents of the cookie. Each cookie is unique to your web browser. Cookies can be read by our website on your subsequent visits. The information stored in a cookie may relate to your browsing habits on the web page and usually contains some anonymous information such as a unique identification number.
In particular, cookies enable us:
(i) to measure visitor traffic to our website, their usage patterns and related activity;
(ii) to store information about your preferences, and so allow us to customise our website according to your individual interests;
(iii) to speed up your searches; and
(iv) to recognise you when you return to our website.
For more information on Google Analytics, please visit Google's website.
This website also uses session cookies. The session cookies are stored temporarily during a browsing session and deleted from the user’s device when the browser is closed.
The table below explains the cookies we may use and why:
|These cookies are used to collect information about how visitors use our site. We use the information to compile reports and to help us improve the site. The cookies collect information in an anonymous form, including the number of visitors to the site, where visitors have come to the site from and the pages they visited.|
|collect||Used to send anonymised data to Google Analytics about the visitor's device and behaviour. Tracks the visitor across devices and marketing channels.|
|Cross-Site Request Forgery Protection||CRAFT_CSRF_TOKEN||With CSRF protection enabled, all site visitors get a “CRAFT_CSRF_TOKEN” cookie set on their browser, and all POST requests are accompanied by a POST parameter with a matching name and value (the CSRF Token). If they are not matching, the system will reject the request with a 400 error. This is a forgery prevention measure.|
|Session Cookie||CraftSessionId||This cookie name is associated with the web content management system, where it functions as an anonymous session identifier.|
|https://www.google.com||NID / rc::c||This cookie is used to distinguish between humans and |
To opt out of being tracked by Google Analytics across all websites visit http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout.
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