Like most website operators, Port of Galway 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. Port of Galway’s purpose in collecting non-personally identifying information is to better understand how Port of Galway’s visitors use its website. From time to time, Port of Galway may release non-personally-identifying information in the aggregate, e.g., by publishing a report on trends in the usage of its website.
Port of Galway also collects potentially personally-identifying information like Internet Protocol (IP) addresses for logged in users and for users leaving comments on theportofgalway.ie blogs/sites. Port of Galway only discloses logged in user and commenter IP addresses under the same circumstances that it uses and discloses personally-identifying information as described below, except that commenter IP addresses and email addresses are visible and disclosed to the administrators of the blog/site where the comment was left.
Gathering of Personally-Identifying Information
Certain visitors to Port of Galway’s websites choose to interact with Port of Galway in ways that require Port of Galway to gather personally-identifying information. The amount and type of information that Port of Galway gathers depends on the nature of the interaction. For example, we ask visitors who sign up at theportofgalway.ie to provide a username and email address. Those who engage in transactions with Port of Galway are asked to provide additional information, including as necessary the personal and financial information required to process those transactions. In each case, Port of Galway collects such information only insofar as is necessary or appropriate to fulfill the purpose of the visitor’s interaction with Port of Galway. Port of Galway 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.
Port of Galway may collect statistics about the behavior of visitors to its websites. Port of Galway may display this information publicly or provide it to others. However, Port of Galway does not disclose personally-identifying information other than as described below.
Protection of Certain Personally-Identifying Information
Port of Galway 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 Port of Galway’s behalf or to provide services available at Port of Galway’s websites, 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 Port of Galway’s websites, you consent to the transfer of such information to them. Port of Galway will not rent or sell potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information to anyone. Other than to its employees, contractors and affiliated organizations, as described above, Port of Galway discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only in response to a subpoena, court order or other governmental request, or when Port of Galway believes in good faith that disclosure is reasonably necessary to protect the property or rights of Port of Galway, third parties or the public at large. If you are a registered user of an Port of Galway website and have supplied your email address, Port of Galway 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 Port of Galway and our products. If you send us a request (for example via email or via one of our feedback mechanisms), we reserve the right to publish it in order to help us clarify or respond to your request or to help us support other users. Port of Galway takes all measures reasonably necessary to protect against the unauthorized access, use, alteration or destruction of potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information.
If Port of Galway, or substantially all of its assets, were acquired, or in the unlikely event that Port of Galway goes out of business or enters bankruptcy, user information would be one of the assets that is transferred or acquired by a third party. You acknowledge that such transfers may occur, and that any acquirer of Port of Galway may continue to use your personal information as set forth in this policy.
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.
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.
Data Protection Officer
The Galway Harbour Company has an appointed Data Protection Officer (“DPO”) in place.
If you wish to contact the DPO, please do so via email: [email protected]
If you have any queries, contact the Port Offices: