Even though care has been taken in the preparation and publication of the contents of this web site, The Department of Children and Youth Affairs does not assume legal or other liability for any inaccuracy, mistake, mis-statement or any other error of whatsoever nature contained herein. The Department of Children and Youth Affairs hereby formally disclaims liability in respect of such aforesaid matters. The information contained within this site is of a condensed and general information nature only and can change from time to time. It should not, by itself, be relied upon in determining legal rights or other decisions. Readers / users are advised to verify, by direct and live contact with The Department of Children and Youth Affairs for, any information on which they may wish to rely. The Department of Children and Youth Affairs has endeavoured to attribute copyright or other intellectual right to the rightful owners where such course has been appropriate. Where any attribution has been missed or overlooked The Department of Children and Youth Affairs, on being informed, will correct and otherwise make good.
Thank you for visiting the web site of the The Department of Children and Youth Affairs. This document sets out our policy with regard to the privacy of the users of our web-based information facilities.
We do not as a general rule collect personal information about you when you visit our site. Personal information for the purposes of this document is information that can identify an individual such as name, address, contact details.
For certain section of the sites, where you require further information personal information is collected in order to reply to specific queries you make. For general web browsing no personal information is revealed to us. Certain information in relation to web usage is revealed via our internet service provider who records some of the following data. The information we receive depends upon what you do when visiting our site.
- The logical address of the server you are using.
- The type of browser you are using.
- The date and time you access our site.
- The pages you have accessed and the documents downloaded.
- The previous Internet address from which you linked directly to our site.
- Some of the search criteria you are using.
- The Internet address to which you link directly from our site.
This information is used to allow us improve the information we are supplying to our users, find out how many people are visiting our sites and for statistical purposes. Some of the above information is used to create summary statistics which allow us to assess the number of visitors to the different sections of our site, discover what information is most and least used, inform us on future design and layout specifications, and help us make our site more user friendly.
Where our sites have links to other sites The Department of Children and Youth Affairs is not responsible for the content, copyright or privacy policies of these web sites.
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This website uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google, Inc. ("Google"). This service uses "cookies", which are text files placed on your computer, to help the website analyse how visitors to dcya.gov.ie 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 the Department of Children and Youth Affairs, 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 this website and allowing cookies to remain enabled, you consent to the processing of data about you by Google in the manner and for the purposes as set out above.
We may ask for your e-mail address in response to a request by you for further information. This will only be recorded if you choose to send us a message. It will only be used for the purpose for which you have provided it and will not be added to a mailing list.