General Statement

This policy establishes how the Probation Service will use information we gather about you from your visit to our website.  The privacy of our customers is of utmost importance to us.  We fully respect your right to privacy and will not collect any personal information about you on this website without your clear permission.


Collection and Use of Technical Information

We may collect and store technical information for statistical purposes.  For example, we may count the number of visitors to the different pages on our website to help make them more useful to visitors.  This information does not identify you personally.  We automatically collect and store only the following information about your visit:

  1. The internet domain (for example; "" if you use a private internet access account or "" if you connect from a university's domain) and IP address (an IP address is a number that is automatically assigned to your computer whenever you are surfing the web) from which you access our website.
  2. The type of browser and operating system used to access our site;
  3. The pages you visit and;
  4. If you visited the Probation Service website from a link on another website, the address of that website.

In short the technical information only by the Probation Service for statistical and other administrative purposes and treated with the highest standard of security and confidentiality, strictly in accordance with the Data Protection Acts 1988 and 2003.


Collection and Use of Personal Information

The information that you provide on the Probation Service website will be used only for its stated purpose.  By submitting an enquiry on our feedback pages, you may be sending us personal information such as your name, address and e-mail address.  We may store your name, address and e-mail address in order to respond to your request or otherwise resolve the subject matter of the e-mail.

The Probation Service will make no attempt to identify individual visitors or to associate technical details with any individual.  It is our policy never to disclose such technical information in respect of individual website visitors to any third party, unless obliged to disclose such information by a rule of law.