Privacy policy

At DNA Ireland, we respect and protect the privacy of our customers and those who use our website, products and services. DNA Ireland (“DNA Ireland” or “we” or “us”) is committed to protecting your privacy. We prepared this Privacy Policy (the “Privacy Policy”) to describe our practices regarding the information we collect from users of our website, located at www.dnaireland.ie and use of our related services, including without limitation our web applications. By submitting information through our website, you agree to the terms of this Privacy Policy and you expressly consent to the processing of your information in accordance with this Privacy Policy.


1. Types of Information We Collect

1.1 Information You Provide Us Directly
We may collect information from you, including, but not limited to your username, first and last name, e-mail, password, phone number, and postal address, when you create an account to log in to our network or at other times.   We retain information that you post or store through your account and/or on our website. If you exchange any messages through our site or through our service, we may store those as well. If you provide us feedback or contact us via email, we will collect your name and email address, as well as any other content included in the email, in order to send you a reply, and any information that you submit to us.

1.2 Information Collected via Technology
To make our website more useful to you, our servers (which may be hosted by a third party service provider) collect information from you, including browser type, operating system, Internet Protocol (IP) address (a number that is automatically assigned to your computer when you use the Internet, which may vary from session to session), domain name, and/or a date/time stamp for your visit. We also use Cookies (as defined below) and navigational data to gather information regarding the date and time and duration of your visit and the solutions and information for which you searched and which you viewed. This information includes, without limitation, characters you type, your search and browsing history, articles you click, and pages you view. Like most Internet services, we automatically gather this information and store it in log files each time you visit our website or access your account on our network. “Cookies” are small pieces of information that a website sends to your computer’s hard drive while you are viewing a web site. We may use both session Cookies (which expire once you close your web browser) and persistent Cookies (which stay on your computer until you delete them) to provide you with a more personal and interactive experience on our website. Persistent Cookies can be removed by following Internet browser help file directions. If you choose to disable Cookies, some areas of our website or service may not work properly. We use Google Analytics on our site. Google Analytics is a web analytics service provided by Google. Google Analytics uses cookies to collect anonymous traffic data to help use analyze how users use the website. The information generated by a cookie about your use of the website (including your IP address) will be transmitted to and stored by Google. Google will use this information for the purpose of evaluating your use of the site, compiling reports on site activity for us and providing other services relating to site 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. By using the website, you consent to the processing of data about you by Google in the manner and for the purposes described in this Privacy Policy.


2. Use of Your Data

2.1 General Use
In general, information you submit to us is used either to respond to requests that you make, or to aid us in serving you better. DNA Ireland uses your information to facilitate the creation of and secure your account on our network; identify you as a user in our system; provide improved administration of our website and services; improve the quality of experience when you interact with our website and services; send you administrative e-mail notifications; or respond to your inquiries related to employment opportunities or other requests.

2.2 Use of your Testing Information
We will only use your Testing Information in order to provide you the services, process your order, and respond to any order or billing related questions.

2.3 Creation of Anonymous Data
We may create anonymous data records from information (including without limitation, Testing Information) by excluding information (such as your name) that makes the data personally identifiable to you. We use this anonymous data to analyze request and usage patterns so that we may enhance the content of our services and improve site navigation. DNA Ireland reserves the right to use anonymous data for any purpose in its discretion.

2.4 Feedback
If you provide feedback on any of our services to us, we may use such feedback for any purpose, provided we will not associate such feedback with your information. DNA Ireland will collect any information contained in such communication and will treat the information in such communication in accordance with this Privacy Policy and Terms of Use.


3. Disclosure of Your information

3.1 Affiliates
We may share some or all of your information with our parent company, any subsidiary, or any other company under a common control (collectively, “Affiliates”), in which case we will require our Affiliates to honor this Privacy Policy. If another company acquires our company or our assets, that company will possess the information collected by it and us and will assume the rights and obligations regarding your information collected by us as described in this Privacy Policy.

3.2 Other Disclosures
Regardless of any choices you make regarding your information (as described below), DNA Ireland may disclose information if it believes in good faith that such disclosure is necessary to (a) comply with relevant laws or to respond to requests for information by An Garda Síochána or other government body; or (b) protect or defend the rights or property of DNA Ireland or users of the services.


4. Third party websites

We may link to third party websites. Our provision of a link to any other website or location is for your convenience and does not signify our endorsement of such other website or location or its contents. When you click on such a link, you will leave our site and go to another site. During this process, another entity may collect information from you. We have no control over, do not review, and cannot be responsible for, these outside websites or their content. Please be aware that the terms of this Privacy Policy do not apply to these outside websites or content, or framed websites, or to any collection of data after you click on links to such outside websites.


5. Changes to Your information

You may change any of your information in your account by sending an email to us at info@dnaireland.ie. You may request deletion of your information by us, but please note that we may be required (by law or otherwise) to keep this information and not delete it (or to keep this information for a certain time, in which case we will comply with your deletion request only after we have fulfilled such requirements). When we delete any information, it will be deleted from the active database, but may remain in our archives.


6. Security of Your information

We are committed to protecting the security of your information. We use a variety of industry-standard security technologies and procedures to help protect your information from unauthorized access, use, or disclosure. Despite these measures, you should know that we cannot fully eliminate security risks associated with information and mistakes may happen.


7. Dispute Resolution

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact DNA Ireland by email at info@dnaireland.ie. We will do our best to address your concerns. If you feel that your complaint has been addressed incompletely, we invite you to let us know for further investigation. Questions or comments regarding this policy should be submitted to lucy.gaffney@dnaireland.ie.


8. A Note About Children

We do not intentionally gather information about visitors who are under the age of 18. If you are under the age of 18 you should not use our site or service.


9. Changes to This Privacy Policy

This Privacy Policy is subject to occasional revision, and if we make any substantial changes in the way we use your information, we will notify you by sending you an e-mail to the last e-mail address you provided to us and/or by prominently posting notice of the changes on our website or on our service. Any material changes to this Privacy Policy will be effective upon the earlier of thirty (30) calendar days following our dispatch of an e-mail notice to you or thirty (30) calendar days following our posting of notice of the changes on our site or on our service. These changes will be effective immediately for new users of our website or services. Please note that at all times you are responsible for updating your information to provide us with your most current e-mail address. In any event, changes to this Privacy Policy may affect our use of information that you provided us prior to our notification to you of the changes. If you do not wish to permit changes in our use of your information, you must notify us prior to the effective date of the changes that you wish to deactivate your account with us. Continued use of our website, or services, following notice of such changes shall indicate your acknowledgement of such changes and agreement to be bound by the terms and conditions of such changes.


10. Contact Information

We welcome your comments or questions regarding this Privacy Policy. Please e-mail us at: info@dnaireland.ie or contact us at the following address or phone number:

DNA Ireland
South Cork Industrial Estate
Vicar’s Road
Cork T12 Y0YC
Ireland
1890 989 556