Privacy Policy

Privacy Statement

Kilkenny County Council fully respects your right to privacy. The Council will not collect any personal information about you on its websites without your clear permission. Any information, which you submit via Kilkenny County Council’s websites will be treated with the highest possible standards of security and confidentiality, strictly in accordance with the Data Protection Acts, 1988 to 2018.

Kilkenny County Council’s websites include this website

This statement outlines our privacy policy with regard to this site. We are not responsible for the content or privacy practices of other linked websites. The Council reserves the right to amend the scope of the privacy statement at any time which may include or exclude other sites.


Identity and the contact details of the controller

The Data Controller is Kilkenny County Council, County Hall, John Street, Kilkenny.

Contact details of the Data Protection Officer

Address: Corporate Section, County Hall, John Street, Kilkenny


Phone: 056 779 4070


Purposes and legal basis for the processing

The main legal basis for processing your personal data is that such processing is necessary for us to comply with our legal obligations and /or is necessary for us to carry out our tasks in the public interest and /or in the exercise of official authority vested in us. Additionally, we may process data to the extent that it is necessary in the performance of a contact with you. In some circumstances we may process personal data based on your consent.

Kilkenny Heritage will not collect any personal data about you on its website, apart from information which is volunteered via email. Any information provided in this manner, is not made available to any third parties, and is used by Kilkenny County Council solely for the purposes for which it is provided.

Technical details of your visit to Kilkenny Heritage website including IP addresses, browser details and web search terms, are recorded. This information will only be used for statistical and site management purposes. The Council websites do not use web beacons.

Recipients or categories of recipients of the personal data

Any Personal data collected by Kilkenny Heritage is only used internally by council staff in order to provide and/or improve its services to the public and to you. Sometimes personal data is required in order to provide services to you, please see our Data Protection Policy for more information. Some of our websites are hosted outside of Ireland, however all websites are hosted within the EU. Cookie data is analysed using Google Analytics which use cookies to track performance and enhance web application services. These cookies and the data they collect are detailed on our Cookies page.


Examples of information collected:

Internet Protocol (IP) address used to connect your computer to the internet (e.g.

Email address – if you email our public email address.

Computer and connection information such as browser type and version, operating system, platform, referring URL and pages visited.

From this information we gather and monitor the following statistics

  • The number of people who visit our site.
  • The date and time of visits.
  • The number of pages viewed.
  • The time spent on the site.
  • The most popular sections of our site.

Retention periods

Website analytic data is currently stored for 12 months, you can opt out of analytic cookies using our cookie configuration tools. More information on retention can be obtained from the National Data Retention Policy.

Rights of access to and rectification/deletion of personal data/Rights to object to processing.

You have the right to request for us to delete any personal data collected by us or to correct and rectify any errors in this data. You also have the right to object to the processing of your personal data. Contact

You can download our Data Protection Access Request form here 


If processing is based on consent, the right to withdraw consent

If the personal data we hold about you was collected based on your consent, you have the right to withdraw that consent and request deletion of that data. Contact


Obligation to provide personal data

In order to provide certain services to you, the Council requires your personal data, and cannot provide the services without this data. Where the council requires this data it will be made clear to you on application for these services, what personal data will be required to be held and processed by the Council. For more information please read our Data Protection Information booklet

Right to Complaint

If you have any concerns or complaints about the processing of your personal data or Kilkenny County Council’s responses to regarding your personal data, you have the right to lodge a complaint to the Office of Data Protection Commissioner. For more information please read our Data Protection Information booklet


For further assistance on Data Protection contact:

Data Protection Officer, Corporate Services,

Kilkenny County Council, County Hall, John Street, Kilkenny

Telephone: 056 7794070




Web Browser – Software you use to read web pages. Examples are

Google chrome



Internet Explorer



IP Address – The identifying details for your computer (or your Internet company’s computer), expressed in “Internet protocol” code. Every computer connected to the web has a unique IP address, although the address may not be the same every time a connection is made.


Cookies – A cookie is a block of data that a web server places on a user’s PC. Typically, it is used to ease navigation through the site. However, it is also a useful means for the web site identifying the user, tracking the user’s path through the site, and identifying repeat visits to the site by the same user (or same user’s machine). This can then lead to a web site owner being able to profile an individual users browsing habits – and all potentially done without the knowledge, or consent, of the user.


Web Beacons – Also referred to as a Web bug or a pixel tag. The beacon is usually a small transparent graphic, one pixel in size, which may be located on a web page or in an email. The transparent pixel is normally set to load an image from a different location on the web and may pass user information to the web server, such as the IP address, the duration of the visit and browser type. Turning off the browser’s cookies will prevent Web beacons from tracking the user’s activity.