Terms & Conditions

Copyright

The President’s speeches and remarks are a matter of public record and as such are copyright free.

All rights to design, text, speeches, graphics, photos, audio, video and other material on this website are the copyright of Áras an Uachtaráin/Office of the President or other third parties.

Material provided by any third party, including links to other websites from this site, is likely to be copyright of the author. Permission to copy or use any such material must be obtained from the author.

Privacy Statement

Website: www.president.ie

This statement relates to our privacy practices in connection with this website. We are not responsible for the content or privacy practices of other websites. Any external links to other websites are clearly identifiable as such. Some technical terms used in this statement are explained at the end of this page.
Usage of Google Analytics

This website uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google, Inc. (“Google”). Google Analytics uses “cookies”, which are text files placed on your computer, to help the website analyze how users use the site. 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. Google 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. 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 about you by Google in the manner and for the purposes set out above.

General Statement

The Office of the President fully respects your right to privacy, and will not collect any personal information about you on this website without your clear permission. Any personal information which you volunteer to the Office of the President will be treated with the highest standards of security and confidentiality, strictly in accordance with the Data Protection Acts, 1988 & 2003.

Collection and use of Personal Information
The Office of the President does not collect any personal data about you on this website, apart from information which you volunteer (for example by e-mailing us). Any information which you provide in this way is not made available to any third parties, and is used by the Office of the President in accordance with the purpose for which you provided it.

Collection and use of Technical Information
This website does not use cookies, apart from temporary “session” cookies which enable a visitor’s web browser to remember which pages on this website have already been visited. Visitors can use this website with no loss of functionality if cookies are disabled from the web browser.
Technical details in connection with visits to this website are logged by our internet service provider for our statistical purposes. No information is collected that could be used by us to identify website visitors. The technical details logged are confined to the following items:

· the IP address of the visitor’s web server
· the top-level domain name used (for example .ie, .com, .org, .net)
· 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 web site (for example pages accessed and documents downloaded)
· the type of web browser used by the website visitor.

The Office of the President will make no attempt to identify individual visitors, or to associate the technical details listed above with any individual. It is the policy of the Office of the President never to disclose such 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 a rule of law. The technical information will be used only by the Office of the President, and only for statistical and other administrative purposes. You should note that technical details, which we cannot associate with any identifiable individual, do not constitute “personal data” for the purposes of the Data Protection Acts, 1988 & 2003.

NOTE – Any individual who uses the email address(es) advertised are accepting that any personal and sensitive data may not be fully secure.
Glossary of technical terms used

Web Browser: The piece of software you use to read web pages. Examples are Microsoft Internet Explorer, Firefox, Google Chrome.

IP Address: The identifying details for your computer (or your internet company’s computer), expressed in “internet protocol” code (for example 192.168.72.34). Every computer connected to the web has a unique IP address, although the address may not be the same every time a connection is made.

Cookies: Small pieces of information, stored in simple text files, placed on your computer by a web site. Cookies can be read by the web site on your subsequent visits. The information stored in a cookie may relate to your browsing habits on the web page, or a unique identification number so that the web site can “remember” you on your return visit. Generally speaking, cookies do not contain personal information from which you can be identified, unless you have furnished such information to the web site.

Re-use of Public Sector Information

Re-use of Public Sector Information Regulations 2005 (S.I. No. 279 of 2005)

The Office of the President 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 President 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 President 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 President does not authorise any user to have exclusive rights to re-use of its information.