How we collect information about you
When you visit the Bray.ie website, we collect your IP address and standard web log information, such as your browser type and the pages you accessed on our website.
If you open an account with the Council, we collect the following types of information from you:
Contact information – your name, address, phone, email, and other similar information.
Before permitting you to use our Service, we may require you to provide additional information we can use to verify your identity or address or manage risks, such as your date of birth, social security number or other information. We may also obtain information about you from third parties such as credit bureaus and identity verification services.
When you are using our Service, we collect information about your account transactions and we may collect information about your computer or another access device for fraud prevention purposes.
Finally, we may collect additional information from or about you in other ways not specifically described here. For example, we may collect information related to your contact with our customer support team or store results when you respond to a survey.
What are cookies?
Cookies are small text files that are placed on your computer by websites that you visit. These text files can be read by these websites and help to identify you when you return to a website. Cookies can be “persistent” or “session” cookies. Persistent cookies remain on your computer when you have gone offline, while session cookies are deleted as soon as you close your web browser.
Within your browser, you can choose whether you wish to accept cookies on all website or not. Different browsers have different settings available to you. Below we have provided links to popular browsers on how to access these settings. Generally, your browser will offer the choice to accept, refuse or delete cookies at all times, or those from providers that website owners use (“third party cookies”), or those from specific websites, including bray.ie
- Managing cookies on Firefox
- Managing cookies on Safari
- Managing cookies on Chrome
- Managing cookies on MS Edge
To find out more about cookies, please visit http://www.aboutcookies.org/.
In addition to our own cookies, we work with Google to help us analyse how our site is used and to optimise our website to deliver the best possible experience.
To opt-out of this analysis by Google, please see the Opting Out section.
How we protect and store personal information
Throughout this policy, we use the term “personal information” to describe information that can be associated with a specific person and can be used to identify that person.
We use computer safeguards such as firewalls and data encryption, we enforce physical access controls to our buildings and files, and we authorize access to personal information only for those employees who require it to fulfil their job responsibilities.
How we use the personal information we collect
Our primary purpose in collecting personal information is to provide you with a safe, smooth, efficient, and customized experience. We may use your personal information to:
- Provide the services and customer support you request;
- Resolve disputes, collect fees, and troubleshoot problems;
- Prevent potentially prohibited or illegal activities, and enforce our User Agreement;
- Customize, measure, and improve our services and the content and layout of our website;
- Send you targeted marketing, service update notices, and promotional offers based on your communication preferences;
- Compare information for accuracy and verify it with third parties.
Links to other websites
We take precautions to protect your information. When you submit sensitive information via the website, your information is protected both online and offline. Wherever we collect sensitive information, that information is encrypted and transmitted to us in a secure way.
bray.ie may change this policy from time to time by updating this page. This policy is effective from May 2018.
Social Media Policy
At Bray.ie we welcome comments and interactions on our social networks. Information published to our social media accounts consists of a variety of content including links to press releases, event information updates and images.
Bray.ie Data Protection Request