Privacy Policy

Privacy Policy

Who we are?

Our website address is: https://www.cleanenergyireland.ie. Clean Energy Ireland is an NZEB, low energy, passive house company. Nearly Zero Energy Buildings, or NZEB are required under the Energy Performance of Buildings Directive. New buildings owned and occupied by Public Authorities after 31st December 2018 must be NZEB and from 31st December 2020 all new buildings will be required to be NZEB.

What personal data we collect and why we collect it?

Website Visitors

Like most website operators, Clean Energy Ireland collects non-personally-identifying information of the sort that web browsers and servers typically make available, such as the browser type, language preference, referring site, and the date and time of each visitor request. Clean Energy Ireland’s purpose in collecting non-personally identifying information is to better understand how Clean Energy Ireland’s visitors use its website.

Clean Energy Ireland also collects potentially personally-identifying information like Internet Protocol (IP) addresses. IP addresses are anonymised when used for functions such as analysis.

Gathering of Personally-Identifying Information

Certain visitors to Clean Energy Ireland choose to interact with Clean Energy Ireland in ways that require Clean Energy Ireland to gather personally-identifying information. The amount and type of information that Clean Energy Ireland gathers depends on the nature of the interaction. For example, we ask visitors who have an enquiry to provide an email address and phone number so that we may contact them.

In each case, Clean Energy Ireland collects such information only insofar as is necessary or appropriate to fulfil the purpose of the visitor’s interaction with Clean Energy Ireland. Clean Energy Ireland does not disclose personally-identifying information other than as described below. And visitors can always refuse to supply personally-identifying information, with the caveat that it may prevent them from engaging in certain website-related activities, like purchasing products or making enquiries.

All of the information that is collected on Clean Energy Ireland will be handled in accordance with GDPR legislation.

Cookies

If you have an account and you log in to this site, we will set a temporary cookie to determine if your browser accepts cookies. This cookie contains no personal data and is discarded when you close your browser.

When you log in, we will also set up several cookies to save your login information and your screen display choices. Login cookies last for two days, and screen options cookies last for a year. If you select “Remember Me”, your login will persist for two weeks. If you log out of your account, the login cookies will be removed.

If you edit or publish an article, an additional cookie will be saved in your browser. This cookie includes no personal data and simply indicates the post ID of the article you just edited. It expires after 1 day.

Embedded content from other websites

Articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website.

These websites may collect data about you, use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking, and monitor your interaction with that embedded content, including tracing your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.

Use of personal information

We use the information you provide to respond to enquiries, attend our training events, receive newsletters, reporting and analytical purposes, to process payments, deliver orders and to notify you of any significant changes to our products and services, terms or privacy policy.

We will not sell or lease your personal information to third parties unless we have your permission or are required by law to do so.

We would like to send you email marketing communication which may be of interest to you from time to time. If you have consented to marketing, you may opt out later.

You have a right at any time to stop us from contacting you for marketing purposes. If you no longer wish to be contacted for marketing purposes, please click on the unsubscribe link at the bottom of the email.

How long we retain your data?

If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so we can recognise and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue. For users that register on our website (if any), we also store the personal information they provide in their user profile. All users can see, edit, or delete their personal information at any time (except they cannot change their username). Website administrators can also see and edit that information.

We keep contact information (such as mailing list information) until a user unsubscribes or requests that we delete that information from our live systems. If you choose to unsubscribe from a mailing list, we may keep certain limited information about you so that we may honour your request.

In all cases, our need to use your personal information will be reassessed on a regular basis, and information which is no longer required for any purposes will be disposed of.

What rights you have over your data?

If you have an account on this site, or have left comments, you can request to receive an exported file of the personal data we hold about you, including any data you have provided to us. You can also request that we erase any personal data we hold about you. This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.

You have certain rights under data protection law in relation to the personal information we hold about you. In particular, you may have a right to:

  • request a copy of personal information we hold about you;
  • ask that we update the personal information we hold about you, or independently correct such personal information that you think is incorrect or incomplete;
  • ask that we delete personal information that we hold about you from live systems, or restrict the way in which we use such personal information; object to our processing of your personal information; and/or withdraw your consent to our processing of your personal information (to the extent such processing is based on consent and consent is the only permissible basis for processing.

How we protect your data?

Clean Energy Ireland discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only to those of its employees, contractors, and affiliated organizations that (i) need to know that information in order to process it on Clean Energy Ireland’s behalf or to provide services available at Clean Energy Ireland, and (ii) that have agreed not to disclose it to others. Some of those employees, contractors and affiliated organizations may be located outside of your home country; by using Clean Energy Ireland, you consent to the transfer of such information to them.

Clean Energy Ireland will not rent or sell potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information to anyone. Other than to project administrators, employees, contractors, and affiliated organizations, as described above, Clean Energy Ireland discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only when required to do so by law, if you give permission to have your information shared, or when Clean Energy Ireland believes in good faith that disclosure is reasonably necessary to protect the property or rights of Clean Energy Ireland, third parties, or the public at large.

If you have supplied your email address to Clean Energy Ireland, Clean Energy Ireland may occasionally send you an email to tell you about new features, solicit your feedback, or just keep you up to date with what’s going on with Clean Energy Ireland and our products. We primarily use our news section to communicate this type of information, so we expect to keep this type of email to a minimum.

Additional information

Privacy Policy Changes

Although most changes are likely to be minor, Clean Energy Ireland may change its Privacy Policy from time to time, and at Clean Energy Ireland’s sole discretion. If there are any important changes to the Policy or how we use your information, we’ll let you know and where appropriate ask for your consent. Your continued use of this site after any change in this Privacy Policy will constitute your acceptance of such change.

Contact

Please contact us if you have any questions about our privacy policy or information we hold about you by emailing info[at]cleanenergyireland.ie.

Cookie Policy

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