Portlaoise Leisure Centre has created this privacy statement in order to demonstrate our firm commitment to your privacy. By visiting www.portlaoiseleisurecentre.ie or any sub-sites of the above you are accepting the practices described in this Privacy Notice. This statement relates to our privacy practices in connection with the aforementioned websites. We are not responsible for the content or privacy practices of other websites. Some technical terms used in this statement are explained at the end of this page.
+ General Statement
Portlaoise Leisure Centre fully respects your right to privacy, and we will not collect any personal information about you on this website without your clear permission. Any information which you volunteer to Portlaoise Leisure Centre’s website will be treated with the highest standard of security and confidentiality, strictly in accordance with the Data Protection Acts, 1988 & 2003.
+ What Personal Information About Customers Does Portlaoise Leisure Centre Gather?
The information we learn from customers helps us personalise and continually improve your online experience at www.portlaoiseleisurecentre.ie and our other websites. Here are the types of information we gather:
+ Links to other websites
In order to make more information easier to find for our users on portlaoiseleisurecentre.ie links to content owned and hosted by other local authorities, government agencies, companies, local groups, organisations, etc. We are not responsible for the content or privacy practices of other websites. Any external links to other websites are clearly identifiable as such. We link to other websites that provide information relevant to members of the public living in Portlaoise and the surrounding area and to websites whose content we think would be of interest or assistance to those planning a visit to Portlaoise. Portlaoise Leisure Centre makes no promises or recommendations about the quality of services provided by groups owning the websites we link to.
By proceeding into the Portlaoise Leisure Centre Website you are accepting this disclaimer.
+ Information You Give Us
We receive and store any information you enter on our website or give us in any other way. You can choose not to provide certain information, but then you might not be able to take advantage of many of our features. When you register for newsletters etc., we require personal information (like name, email address, etc.). We use the information that you provide for such purposes as responding to your requests, customising our online services for you, improving our online services, and communicating with you.
Where a user voluntarily provides personal information, the data will be used for analysis, research or customer service purposes only. Any personal data provided by you to us will be held in accordance with the data protection principles set out in the Data Protection (Amendment) Act, 2003, the Data Protection Act, 1988, Electronic Commerce Act, 2000, and other relevant EU and Irish legislation.
If you register on our site you may be given an option to add yourself to one of our mailing lists which will send you periodic details about the selected service. We will always have a clear mechanism for you to remove yourself from these mailing lists. We do not rent, sell, or exchange mailing lists, or otherwise disclose such information to third parties, except as may be required by law, or through voluntary cooperation with law enforcement authorities if we judge that such cooperation is necessary to combat fraud or other crime.
+ Automatic Information
For general web browsing no personal information is revealed to us, although certain statistical information is available to us from our website logs. For example, like many websites, we obtain certain types of information when your web browser (browsers are pieces of software that allow you to access the internet; examples include: Internet Explorer, Firefox, Opera, Mozilla, etc.) accesses www.portlaoiseleisurecentre.ie or our other websites. Cookies are also used when altering the Text Size throughout the site, this ensure the size you specify is maintained for the duration of your visit. The cookie becomes unusable after either the user logs out or after 20 minutes of inactivity on our website.
+ Examples of information collected
- Internet Protocol (IP) address used to connect your computer to the internet (for example 123.456.7.89)
- Login—if using our account services
- Email address—if you email any of our public email addresses
- Computer and connection information such as browser type and version, operating system, platform, referring url and pages visited
Portlaoise Leisure Centre will make no attempt to identify individual visitors or to associate the technical details listed above with any individual, except in cases where criminal activity has taken place (i.e. in response to a "hacking" incident). It is the policy of Portlaoise Leisure Centre never to disclose such technical information in respect of individual website visitors to a third party (except for law-enforcement bodies and then only in response to illegal activity such as "hacking"; also 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 Portlaoise Leisure Centre, 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.
Cookies are alphanumeric identifiers that we transfer to your computer's hard drive through your web browser to enable our systems to recognize your browser and to provide security while you access your online login to Portlaoise Leisure Centre.
The "Help" portion of the toolbar on most browsers will tell you how to prevent your browser from accepting new cookies, how to have the browser notify you when you receive a new cookie, or how to disable cookies altogether. However, cookies allow you to take full advantage of some of www.portlaoiseleisurecentre.ie ’s account-based features, and we recommend that you leave them turned on.
+ Does www.portlaoiseleisurecentre.ie share the information it receives?
Rarely. In cases where there is a statutory requirement to share information with a government agency or other local authority or where your information must be shared with another agency in order to answer a customer query, then the minimum amount of information required will be shared in an appropriate manner. Generally, information is shared with other agencies as an aggregate rather than as a specific piece of data.
+ How Secure is Information About Me?
There are no online payments on www.portlaoiseleisurecentre.ie and as such we will never ask you for payment details of any description. All other information such as email addresses and login information are securely kept in a database stored on a linux server – considered the most secure form of web server that exists.
+ What Information Can I Access Online?
www.portlaoiseleisurecentre.ie will make as much public information available online as possible in order to improve the transparency of our organisation.
+ Links To Other Websites
In order to make more information easier to find for our users, www.portlaoiseleisurecentre.ie links to content owned and hosted by other companies/organizations, etc. We are not responsible for the content or privacy practices of other websites. We link to other websites that provide information relevant to members of the public living in Laois and surrounding areas and to websites whose content we think would be of interest or assistance to those planning a visit to Portlaoise. Portlaoise Leisure Centre makes no promises or recommendations about the quality of services provided by groups owning the websites we link to.
+ Glossary of Technical Terms Used
Web browser: The piece of software you use to read web pages. Examples are Microsoft Internet Explorer, Netscape Navigator and Opera.
IP address: The identifying details for your computer (or your internet company’s computer), expressed in "internet protocol" code (for example 192.168.55.124). 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: A Cookie is a piece of text stored by a user’s web browser. A cookie can be used for authentication, storing site preferences, identifying a server-based session, or anything else that can be achieved through storing text data.
You should be aware that where you link to another website from the Portlaoise Leisure Centre website, that Portlaoise Leisure Centre has no control over that other website. Portlaoise Leisure Centre has no responsibility for the privacy practices of other websites.
Portlaoise Leisure Centre reserves the right in its sole discretion to amend this privacy statement at any time, and you should regularly check this privacy statement for any amendments.
+ More Information/Contact
If you have any questions about this privacy statement, the practices of this or another Portlaoise Leisure Centre website or your dealings with this or another Portlaoise Leisure Centre website, you can contact: