Privacy Policy

Introduction

Military Archives has published this Privacy Statement to demonstrate our firm commitment to the privacy of users of our Website. This policy relates to websites hosted by Military Archives only. Military Archives cannot accept responsibility for the content or privacy policies of any external links held on the site www.militaryarchives.ie or on www.bureauofmilitaryhistory.ie  Users should consult the privacy statements of these external sites separately.

 

General Statement

Military Archives respects the rights of its users and does not, as a general rule, collect personal information about the website users.If, however, from time to time you are requested to provide information through surveys, permission to conduct research, email address etc., it will be treated in compliance with the Data Protection Acts 1988 and 2003. We do not rent, sell, or exchange mailing lists, or otherwise disclose such information to third parties, except as may be required by law, including the Defence Forces Legal Branch or through voluntary co-operation with law enforcement authorities if we judge that such co-operation is necessary to combat fraud or other crime.

 

General Web Browsing

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, Chrome, Opera, Firefox, etc.) accesses www.militaryarchives.ie  and www.bureauofmilitaryhistory.ie

Examples of information collected include:

Internet Protocol (IP) address used to connect your computer to the internet (for example 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 on our sites.

COOKIES

‘Cookies’ allow us to provide a better user experience by allowing us to analyse information about site traffic. Cookies are NOT harmful nor can they transmit viruses. They are simply text strings that allow a website to store information on the user’s device in order to retrieve it later. A website can only retrieve the data it has stored on your machine. It cannot retrieve any other information that you have stored on your device.

A typical example of a cookie file is a unique ID number that a website creates for each visitor and stores this on the user's machine. This is the type of cookie thatwww.militaryarchives.ie  andwww.bureauofmilitaryhistory.ie  use. Once an ID exists, the site will recognise your ID each time you visit. It can track your activity on the site including basic information such as the time spent on each page, the route you take to get to various pages and the amount of times you revisit.

 

By using cookies, Military Archives can determine dates and times that users access our site, how many users use our site and land on each page, how many are repeat users and also trends in user experiences. This allows us to generate statistics which can assist us in recognising areas of strengths and weaknesses on the site.

This website uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google, Inc. (“Google”). Google Analytics uses “cookies”, which are text files placed on your computer, to help the website analyze how users use the site. The information generated by the cookie about your use of the website (including your IP address) will be transmitted to and stored by Google on servers in the United States. Google will use this information for the purpose of evaluating your use of the website, compiling reports on website activity for website operators and providing other services relating to website activity and internet usage. Google may also transfer this information to third parties where required to do so by law, or where such third parties process the information on Google’s behalf. Google will not associate your IP address with any other data held by Google. By using www.militaryarchives.ie or www.bureauomilitaryhistory.ie  you consent to the processing of data about you by Google in the manner and for the purposes set out above.

 

Users can change the ‘cookies’ settings on their browser although this may limit access to the site.