Privacy and Cookie Statement
How we use your information
InterTradeIreland offers the SME community across the island high-quality services, programmes, support and advice. We need to hold the details of the people who have requested access to our programmes and services in order to provide them with the necessary advice or support.
We also use this information to keep you informed of business funding opportunities, programmes or events that may be of help to your business. The nature of the data that we keep on record may include your name, company name, email address, mailing address and telephone number. Please do not provide us with this information if you do not want it stored.
Disclosure of personal information
As we are funded by both Governments on the island, we are also required to provide statistical information on the companies that we have worked with and the returns generated from the support provided for monitoring purposes.
We may need to provide information to our Sponsoring Departments North and South, (The Department of Enterprise Trade and Investment in Northern Ireland and the Department of Jobs and Innovation in Ireland) other agencies involved in economic development and our external delivery organisations. However we will never pass on these details other than for the purpose for which they were provided to InterTradeIreland.
Occasionally we may share information with other public bodies that provide economic development activities and whose services we feel would benefit those companies that operate in the relevant area that the agency is providing a service.
As required by law we may disclose information to government bodies and law enforcement agencies for their enforcement purposes. InterTradeIreland will not sell your personal information to any other company.
When you provide personal information to us, you understand and agree that:
- This may involve the information being used by InterTradeIreland and our Sponsoring Departments for direct marketing and other economic development related activities.
- InterTradeIreland, our Sponsoring Departments or another public agency providing economic development activities may also contact you directly in the future in relation to offering related services on which you provided your details to InterTradeIreland.
- InterTradeIreland may send you marketing information about our services by email.
Opt-Out to Disclosure of personal information
If you do not want your details to be used in any of the ways described above, please advise InterTradeIreland by getting in touch with your relevant programme manager, consultant or by notifying the communications team at the contact details below:
InterTradeIreland Communications Team
Tel: 028 30834100 (048 from Ireland)
Visitors to our website
When someone visits our website we collect standard internet log information and details of visitor behaviour patterns. We do this to find out things such as the number of visitors to the various parts of the InterTradeIreland’s website. We collect this information in a way which does not identify anyone.
InterTradeIreland uses Google Analytics to help analyse use of our website. This analytical tool uses 'cookies'(see explanation below), which are text files placed on your computer, to collect standard internet log information and visitor behaviour information in an anonymous form. The information generated by the cookie about your use of the website (including your IP address) is transmitted to Webtrends. This information is then used to evaluate visitors’ use of the website and to compile statistical reports on website activity for InterTradeIreland.
InterTradeIreland will not (and will not allow any third party) to use the statistical analytics tool to track or to collect any personally identifiable information of visitors to our site.
Cookies are small files that are often created when you visit a website, and which are stored in the cookie directory of your computer. A cookie often includes an anonymous unique identifier. Cookies do not damage your computer. Each website can send its own cookie to your browser if your browser's preferences allow it, but to protect your privacy your browser only permits a website to access the cookies it has already sent to you, not the cookies sent to you by other sites. You do not have to accept cookies. You can decide if you want to accept cookies by changing the settings on your browser to either, accept all cookies, reject all cookies, or notify you when a cookie is set. Switching off cookies will still allow you to view the majority of content on our site, although it may restrict your use of our interactive tools. To find out more about cookies, including how to control and delete them, visit www.aboutcookies.org/
Linking to other websites
This website contains links to other government and non-government websites. Anonymous visit or session information may be passed to other websites for the web usage information purposes described above. None of this information can be related to an individual user of the website. The operators of other sites may collect information from you which will be used by them in accordance with their own data protection policy.
Accuracy of personal information
While we make all efforts to keep our data current we would ask you to inform us of any changes in your personal information so that we may keep our records up to date at all times. If we do hold information about you, you can ask us to update or correct any mistakes by contacting the communications team at firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling 028 30834161 (048 from Ireland).
Complaints or queries
InterTradeIreland tries to meet the highest standards when collecting and using personal information. For this reason, we take any complaints we receive about this very seriously. We encourage people to bring it to our attention if they think that our collection or use of information is unfair, misleading or inappropriate. We would also welcome any suggestions for improving our procedures.
This privacy notice does not provide exhaustive detail of all aspects of InterTradeIreland’s collection and use of personal information. However, we are happy to provide any additional information or explanation needed. Any requests for this should be made to the communications team and we can direct your enquiry to the relevant owner within InterTradeIreland - contact email@example.com or call 028 30834100 (048 from Ireland).