The EPA fully respects your right to privacy, and will not collect any personal data about you through this website that you do not give voluntarily. Any personal data that you volunteer to the EPA will be treated with the highest standards of security and confidentiality, strictly in accordance with the Data Protection Acts, 1988 & 2003.
Collection and use of personal information
The EPA does not collect any personal data about you on this website, apart from information which you volunteer (for example by e-mailing us, by using our online feedback form, or online forms). Any information which you provide in this way is not made available to any third parties, and is used by the EPA only for the purpose for which you provided it.
The personal data collected in the Get Involved forms on this website – name, email address and county – is maintained to provide a mailing list for Catchments and Water Framework Directive public information.
This personal data is stored in a Mailchimp account managed by the Environmental Protection Agency and the Local Authority Waters and Communities Office, is not used for any other purpose and is not distributed to any other systems or organisations. Emails will be sent at about water news and events nationally, the Catchments Newsletter, and if you let us know what county you are in we may send you additional information about what is happening locally.
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This website is secured by a SSL certificate and is hosted on secure infrastructure to prevent the unauthorised retrieval of personal data collected for mailing list purposes.
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The EPA will make no attempt to identify individual visitors, or to associate the technical details with any individual. You should note that technical details, which we cannot associate with any identifiable individual, do not constitute “personal data” for the purposes of the Data Protection Acts, 1988 & 2003.
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