Any external links to other websites are clearly identifiable as such and the IPU is not responsible for the content or the privacy statements of these websites. If you have any issues or queries relating to such websites, please contact the third party providers directly.
Please note that the type of information we collect and hold about you will depend on whether or not you are a member of the IPU (“Member”) or a visitor on the Website.
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If you are a Member and you log in to the Members’ section of the Website, we will collect your username and password. A Member can be identified by their username. The time and date of log-in is recorded and stored.
If you are not a Member, we will not collect any personal data apart from that which you volunteer, for example, by submitting a query on-line or using our on-line feedback.
The Website gathers statistical and other analytical information on an aggregate and non-individual specific basis of all visitors (including Members) who visit the Website. This information provides general and not individually specific information such as the number of people who visit the Website; the number of people who return to the Website; what browser they use; keywords used in search engines; search terms used; and where they were before they came to the Website.
How is personal information being used?
The IPU will process any personal information you provide to us for the following purposes:
· To provide the services and support you require;
· To send you information or other forms of communication that you register for;
· To contact you for feedback on the Website as well as on the services offered by the IPU;
· To customise the content and information you receive and our communication with you;
· To respond to any feedback or queries submitted by you to the IPU.
How is non-personal information being used?
Non-personal information will be used to get an understanding of where visitors to the Website come from. The IPU uses Google Analytics to monitor traffic on the Website so that it can manage the Website’s capacity and efficiency. It also helps the IPU to understand which part of the Website are most popular and generally to access user behaviour and characteristics in order to measure interest in and use of the various areas of the Website as well as to improve the Website and enhance your on-line experience.
Disclosure to third parties
The IPU will also disclose your personal information in response to a valid, legally compliant request by a competent authority or in response to a court order or otherwise in compliance with any applicable law, regulation, legal process or enforceable governmental request or other statutory requirement; to enforce the Terms & Conditions including the investigation of potential violations thereof; to detect, prevent or otherwise address fraud, security or technical issues; or to protect against imminent harm to the rights, property, or safety of the IPU, its users or the public as required or permitted by law.
Update, correct and delete Personal Information
You are also entitled to be provided with details of the personal information which the IPU holds about you. To request a copy of this information, a request must be made in writing giving details with which the IPU can identify you along with an administration fee of €6.35 (payable by cheque to “Irish Pharmacy
Security of Personal Information
The nature of the internet is such that the IPU cannot guarantee the security of any information you transmit to the IPU. No transmission over the internet can be guaranteed to be 100% secure. However, the IPU will take all appropriate measures (including appropriate technical and organisational measures) to protect against unauthorised access to, alteration of, disclosure of or destruction of your personal information.
Last updated on: 21 January 2013