This website is maintained by Joseph Costello. Joseph Costello fully respects your right to privacy. Any personal data you volunteer will be used for the purpose for which you supply it and will be treated with the highest standards of security and confidentiality, strictly in accordance with the Data Protection Acts and applicable EU directives. It will only be shared, if necessary, in accordance with law and where you have given consent.
This statement relates to our privacy practices in connection with this website. Some technical terms used in this statement are explained at the end of this page.
The Data Protection Acts 1988 and 2003 are designed to protect people’s privacy. They give effect to the Council of Europe Data Protection Convention. The Acts confer rights on individuals in relation to the privacy of their personal data as well as responsibilities on those persons holding and processing such data.
Personal data means data relating to a person who is or can be identified either from the data itself or in conjunction with other information that is in, or is likely to come into, the possession of Joseph Costello. It covers any information that relates to an identifiable, living individual. This data can be held on computers or in manual files.
A “data controller” means a person who, either alone or with others, controls the contents and use of personal data.
The Data Controller for Joseph Costello. The area nominated to carry out the functions of the Data Controller in Joseph Costello is the Company Director
25 Coldwater Lakes,
Joseph Costello’s obligations under the Data Protection Acts are that:
Joseph Costello takes its obligations very seriously and adopts the strongest line in relation to the misuse of customer information by any of its staff. Any breach of trust with regard to the confidentiality of information is treated as serious misconduct under the Disciplinary Code and can lead to sanctions up to and including dismissal.
This website does not collect any personal data, apart from information that you volunteer (for example, when filling a form) and your IP address. Any information you provide in this way is used only for the purpose for which you provide it. Currently these purposes can include:
Under section 4 of the Acts a person has a right to be given a copy of his/her personal data. This subject access request (SAR) must be in writing through the postal service and is free of charge. You can make a subject access request by writing to Joseph Costello & 25 Coldwater Lakes, Saggart, Dublin 24. Your request should be as specific as possible, to enable us to identify where the particular data is held and also include evidence of your own identity such as a photocopy of your passport or photocopy of your driving license. A response to your access request will issue to you as soon as is possible and in any event within forty days.
Sections 4 & 5 of the Data Protection Acts set out a small number of circumstances in which your right to see your personal records can be limited. This is necessary in order to strike a balance between the rights of the individual, on the one hand, and some important needs of civil society, on the other hand. For example, the right of access to medical data is restricted in some very limited circumstances, where the health and mental well-being of the individual might be affected by obtaining access to the data. Your right to obtain access to examination results and to see information relating to other people is also curtailed.
Under section 6 of the Data Protection Acts, a person has a right to have his/her personal data corrected, if inaccurate, or erased, if there is not a legitimate reason for retaining the data. Joseph Costello makes every effort to ensure that your personal data is accurate and only retained for as long as it is required. If you have reason to believe that your personal data held by Joseph Costello is not accurate or should no longer be retained you can write to Joseph Costello on the issue setting out clearly what personal data is at issue and the reasons why you consider it to be inaccurate and/or why Joseph Costello should no longer retain it. There is no fee for this service. Write to Joseph Costello.
If you are concerned that an official has accessed your personal information illegally and or that your personal data may have been disclosed to a 3rd party illegally you can make a formal written complaint to:
25 Coldwater Lakes,
The matter will be investigated by Joseph Costello and you will be notified regarding the outcome of the investigation as soon as possible.
The Data Protection Commissioner’s Website offers an explanation of the rights and responsibilities under the Data Protection Acts (http://www.dataprotection.ie) and information is also available from
The Data Protection Commissioner’s Office
You can contact the Data Protection Commissioner’s Office by email firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone 1890 252231.
We may collect the following information from each user of this site:
This website may contain links to other websites. Joseph Costello is not responsible for these sites or for the privacy statements of other websites.
Joseph Costello reserves the right to amend this statement at any future date and will post any substantive changes here.
A web browser is the piece of software you use to read web pages. Examples are Microsoft Internet Explorer, Chrome, Safari, Mozilla Firefox and Opera.
Your IP address identifies your computer (or your internet service provider’s computer) in internet protocol code (for example 123.456.78.90). 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