Privacy Statement

Astronomy Ireland  fully respects your right to privacy in relation to your interactions with this website. Any information which you volunteer will be treated with the highest standard of security and confidentiality, strictly in accordance with the Data Protection Acts, 1988 & 2003. Astronomy Ireland is not responsible for the content or privacy practices of other linked websites. Information collected will be securely filed and will be retained no longer than necessary.

Collection and use of personal information

Astronomy Ireland does not collect any personal data about you on this website, apart from information which you volunteer (for example by e-mailing or by registering with a system). Any information which you provide in this manner is used by Astronomy Ireland only in line with the purpose for which it is provided and is not made available to any 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.

Collection and use of technical information.

As you browse through our website, our web server collects information about your visit for statistical purposes. No personal information is collected.

Examples of information collected:

  • Internet Protocol (IP) address used to connect your computer to the internet (e.g. 192.168.88.21.
  • 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.

From this information we gather and monitor the following statistics

  • The number of people who visit our site.
  • The date and time of visits.
  • The number of pages viewed.
  • The time spent on the site.
  • The most popular sections of our site.

Some web applications may install cookies on your computer to facilitate performance.

Astronomy Ireland will make no attempt to identify individual visitors or to associate technical details listed above with any individual, except in cases of unauthorised access or activities with criminal intent. It is the policy of Astronomy Ireland never to disclose such technical information in respect of individual website visitors to a third party, unless obliged to disclose such information by a rule of law. You should note that technical details, which we cannot associate with any identifiable individual, do not constitute for the purposes of the Data Protection Acts, 1988  & 2003