For the purposes of the Data Protection Act 1998, the data controller is The Northern Ireland Assembly Commission, Parliament Buildings, Ballymiscaw, Stormont Estate, Belfast, BT4 3XX.
• Visitors to our website;
• Feedback information you provide to us through the website;
• Personal Details you provide in requesting further information and subscribing to information through the website;
Visitors to our website
When someone visits our website at www.niassembly.gov.uk we collect standard internet log information and details of visitor behaviour patterns. We do this to find out things such as the number of visitors to the various parts of the site. We collect this information in a way which does not identify anyone. We do not make any attempt to find out the identities of those visiting any part of our website. We will not associate any data gathered from this site with any personally identifying information from any source. If we do want to collect personally identifiable information through our website, we will be up front about this. We will make it clear when we collect personal information and we will explain what we intend to do with it.
The Northern Ireland Assembly Commission is committed to safeguarding your personal information. Whenever you provide such information, we are legally obliged to use your information in line with all laws concerning the protection of personal information, including the Data Protection Act 1998.
The table below explains the cookies we use and why:
These cookies are used to collect information about how visitors use our site. We use the information to compile reports and to help us improve the site. The cookies collect information in an anonymous form, including the number of visitors to the site, where visitors have come to the site from and the pages they visited.
Online notification form cookie
Session cookie sent to the web browser. Used when you open the browser and then go to a website that implements ASP.NET session state. This cookie is deleted when you close your browser.
This cookie enables the content management system (the software we use to publish content on the site) to provide a graphical view of the current traffic on the site which we use to monitor spikes in visitor numbers and manage response times.
Third Party Cookies
The Northern Ireland Assembly Commission uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google, Inc. Google Analytics sets cookies on the Northern Ireland Assembly Commission website on its behalf in order to compile reports for us on user activity.
Google may 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. Google will not associate your IP address with any other data held by Google. By using the Northern Ireland Assembly Commission website, you consent to the processing of data about you by Google in the manner and for the purposes set out above.
How to reject or delete this cookie
Cookies set by Third Party Sites
When you visit a page with content embedded from, for example, Facebook, Flickr, YouTube or Twitter, you may be presented with cookies from these websites. The Northern Ireland Assembly Commission does not control the dissemination of these cookies. You should check the relevant third party website for more information about these and urge you to review these as they will govern the use of information you submit or which is collected by cookies whilst visiting these websites.
Facebook – www.facebook.com/about/privacy
Twitter - http://twitter.com/privacy
You Tube - http://www.google.co.uk/intl/en/policies/privacy/
To find out more about cookies, including how to see what cookies have been set and how to manage and delete them, visit www.allaboutcookies.org
To opt out of being tracked by Google Analytics across all websites visit http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout
Information we may collect from you - Feedback Forms
When we receive your feedback through the website we only use the personal information we collect to check on the level of service we provide and retain the personal information in line with our retention policy. This information is not stored on the website.
Information we may collect from you - Enquiries / Subscriptions
We have to hold the details of the people who have requested information in order to provide the information/updates. We only use the information supplied to respond to the enquiry or provide the information to the person as requested. We retain this information in line with our retention and disposal policy. This information is not stored on the website. We do not use information for marketing purposes and do not pass your information on to anyone else. When people do subscribe to information from our website, they can cancel their subscription at any time by visiting http://www.niassembly.gov.uk/Utility/Subscribe/ and entering your email address and changing your subscription options.
Changes to this privacy notice
This privacy notice will be reviewed and updated regularly. This privacy notice was last updated 25 May 2012.
How to contact us
Communications & Information Standards
Northern Ireland Assembly