Privacy

Please note that responses to this consultation are subject to the provisions of the Freedom of Information Act 2014 (FOI), Access to Information on the Environment Regulations 2007-2014 (AIE) and the Data Protection Act 2018.

The Department may publish the contents of all submissions received to this consultation on its website, the Department will redact personal data prior to publication. In responding to this consultation, parties should clearly indicate where their responses contain personal information, commercially sensitive information or confidential information which they would not wish to be released under FOI, AIE or otherwise published.

We would like to draw your attention to the Department's Data Privacy Notice which is available on our website (https://www.gov.ie/en/organisation-information/dfd02-data-protection/) and explains how and when we collect personal data, why we do so and how we treat this information. It also explains your rights in relation to the collection of personal information and how you can exercise those rights.

This information is also provided below. 

Data Protection

The department is committed to protecting the rights and privacy of individuals in accordance with both European Union and Irish data protection legislation. The department needs to lawfully and fairly process personal data about employees, customers, suppliers and other individuals in order to achieve its mission and functions. The data protection legislation confers rights on individuals as well as responsibilities on those persons processing personal data.

Below are our current Data Privacy Notice and Statement:

Data Privacy Statement

Data Privacy Notice

Further information on how we manage Data Protection, contact our Data Protection Officer at dataprotection@decc.gov.ie

Subject Access Requests

​Under the GDPR, anyone whose personal data we hold, can submit a Data Subject Access Request (SAR). SARs can be submitted by phone, on twitter, by email or by post.

To assist the request process, we have developed a standard SAR form which can be completed for all SARs:

Subject Access Request Form 

 

https://www.gov.ie/en/organisation-information/a3797-children-first-act-2015/#

Child Safeguarding Statement

https://www.gov.ie/en/organisation-information/a3797-children-first-act-2015/

Delib Privacy Information

Delib’s software (this website) enables organisations to set up and operate democratic exercises, through which they will engage with you.

When you access and use this site, your information submitted to these exercises will go to the data controller: the organisation running this site. If you have provided it, this information may include personal data (e.g. your name, age, contact details etc.).

Delib’s role is to process this data on behalf of the controller. Processing means (among other things): making sure this website runs properly, that your data is securely stored and is available to the controller so that they can do their work effectively.

Our primary purpose is in making software platforms that help you to have your say. To do this we need to make sure that when you do, your data is safe, secure, and can be worked with effectively. So that’s what we do. Delib will not access your personal data unless requested to do so by the controller, and only for the purposes of helping them or you.

The data controller will have a privacy policy or other information notice, which sets out how they will hold and use the information you provide, as well as your rights in relation to that information. This policy or notice may be included on this page, or can be obtained by contacting them.

If you have any questions or requests about your personal data, these should be sent to the data controller in the first instance. Delib cannot directly deal with such enquiries as it does not control how your information is used.

Collection of Anonymous Browser Information

Delib stores information which is provided by your computer when you use the website. For example, your browser type, IP address, language preference, referring site, and the date and time. Delib's purpose in collecting this information is to maintain the security of the website and for the purposes of operating and improving the software.