Data Protection: What information do we collect?
Our primary goal in collecting personal information is to provide you with the best and most useful content to help improve your online experience.
We collect certain kinds of information about our users for these reasons:
- Provide personalised services unique to individual users.
- To help us to monitor and improve the services we offer.
- With user consent, to market services to individual users.
Visitors should be aware that each time they visit a website two general levels of information about their visit can be retained. The first level comprises statistical and other analytical information collected on an aggregate and non-individual specific basis of all browsers who visit the site, and the second is information that is personal or particular to a specific visitor who knowingly chooses to provide that information. It is policy of this website to respect and protect the privacy of our Customers and never wilfully disclose individually identifiable information about its Customers to any third party without first receiving that Customer’s permission.
We may, however, occasionally email you with information or queries about your registration or accounts, for instance to request permissions or advise you of changes.
No personally identifiable information is collected about you on this website, apart from information which you volunteer (for example by emailing us, using our online forms or by making an inquiry about content or services).
Throughout this website you may have an opportunity to send us information relating to you such as through the “contact us” pages or any other area where you may send e-mails, request brochures, enter contests or respond to any promotions. By choosing to participate in these, you will be providing us with some level of personal information relating to you. This information will only be used by PM Brennan Ltd. for:
- The purposes for which it was provided by you;
- Verification purposes and statistical analysis;
- To provide you with details of products, services, contests, competitions or promotions being provided or run by Independent Digital or any of its associated companies or any third party that we may select and which we may think would be of interest to you, in line with your request to receive this information.
What are Cookies
Cookies are small pieces of information, stored in simple text files, placed on your computer by a website. Cookies can be read by the website 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 website can ‘remember’ you on your return visit.
Statistical and analytical information from cookies provides us with general and not individually specific information about the number of people who visit this website; the number of people who return to this site; the pages that they visit; where they were before they came to this site and the page in the site at which they exited. This information helps us monitor traffic on our website so that we can manage the site’s capacity and efficiency. It also helps us to understand which parts of this site are most popular, and generally to assess user behaviour and characteristics in order to measure interest in and use of the various areas of the site.
We collect information on our users through registration and the use of the website, through cookies and where you choose to disclose data in postings on our blog.
To gather statistics. We track how many ‘unique users’ we have and how often they visit our websites. We track how often different pages of our website are visited and which countries our visitors come from.
Cookies we use:
There are two types of cookie you may encounter when using this site;
FIRST PARTY COOKIES: these are our own cookies, controlled by us and used to provide information about usage of our site.
Site performance cookies: This type of cookie remembers your preferences/settings for tools found on PM Brennan Ltd.
Analytics cookies: Every time a user visits our website, web analytics software provided by a third party generates an anonymous analytics cookie. These cookies can tell us whether or not you have visited the site before. Your browser will tell us if you have these cookies, and if you don’t, we generate new ones. This allows us to track how many individual unique users we have, and how often they visit the site. These cookies cannot be used to identify individuals; they are used for statistical purposes only.
THIRD PARTY COOKIES: these are cookies found in other companies’ internet tools which we are using to enhance our site, for example Facebook or Twitter, have their own cookies, which are controlled by them.
The companies that generate these cookies have their own privacy policies and PM Brennan Ltd. has no access to read or write these cookies, other than allowing them to be served, we have no role to play in these cookies at all.
The following are links to the main third party advertising, analytics, survey and commenting platforms we use, each of which provides instructions on how to do this:
- Google Analytics: http://www.google.com/intl/en/analytics/index.html
- Google Analytics Display Features: http://www.google.com/intl/en/analytics/index.html
- Facebook: http://www.facebook.com
You can also visit the trade body representing these advertising bodies for more information on how to opt out of these cookies:
Turning off Cookies
Most browsers allow you to turn off cookies. If you want to know how to do this please look up the help menu on your browser. However, switching off cookies may restrict your use of the website and/or affect the way in which the website operates. Also, if you do this you may not be able to use all services on our websites and you might see more pop-ups and other intrusive advertising, as we won’t be able to limit what you see using cookies. You will, however, still be able to view content.
All modern browsers allow you to change your cookie settings. These settings will typically be found in the ‘options’ or ‘preferences’ menu of your browser. In order to understand these settings, the following links may be helpful, otherwise you should use the ‘Help’ option in your browser for more details.
Cookie settings in Internet Explorer
Cookie settings in Firefox
Cookie settings in Chrome
Cookie settings in Safari
Links to other websites
This website may provide links to third-party web sites for your convenience and information. If you access those links, you will leave this web site. PM Brennan Ltd. is not responsible for the content of external internet sites. We encourage you to review the privacy statement of any company before submitting your personal information.
You may request at any time a copy of the personal information held about you and request its correction or deletion. To obtain a copy of this information, please send an email to email@example.com
Upon receipt of your request and within 40 days we will inform you about the type of personal information we hold about you, the purposes for which we hold it and the possible recipients or types of recipients.
Changes to this Statement
Data Protection in Ireland
More information on data privacy rights is available directly from the website of the Irish Data Protection commissioner http://www.dataprotection.ie
If you have any questions about this Privacy Statement or you wish to make a complaint, please feel free to contact us through our firstname.lastname@example.org email or write to us at:
PM Brennan Ltd.
2 Tower Road