Privacy Statement

Privacy Statement

The Local Authority Waters and Communities Office (LAWCO) has prepared a privacy statement to demonstrate the organisation’s firm commitment to privacy. The statement explains the information gathering and dissemination practices in regard to data on all our websites.

Data Collection
It is our policy not to collect any user’s personal data, other than information requested on our feedback and submission forms. Such information includes  name, e-mail and county which is used solely for the purposes of responding to queries, and providing quarterly emails  with a Catchments Newsletter, and if you let us know what county you are in we may send you additional information about what is happening locally . Personal data collected may be shared with the Department of Housing, Planning, Community and Local Government and the Environmental Protection Agency.

For the purposes of analysing visitor traffic, we record the number of visitors to the websites, which is used for statistical purposes. This information does not contain any personal data.

When visitors comment on a blog, they  get cookies stored on their computer. This is purely a convenience, so that the visitor won’t need to re-type all their information again when they want to leave another comment. This is a feature of WordPress on which this site is designed.

External Links:
Our websites contain links to other sites. The Local Authority Waters and Communities Office is not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of such websites.

Our websites have security measures in place to protect the loss, misuse, and alteration of the information under our control. However, no data transmission over the Internet can be guaranteed to be 100% secure, but it is our policy to ensure our security system adheres to the highest standards.

Irish Data Protection Commissioner:
Further information in regard to data privacy rights are available on the website of the Irish Data Protection Commissioner.

Contacting the Web Site:
If you have any questions about this privacy statement, or the security practices of our websites, you can contact