The Competition and Consumer Protection Commission (CCPC) complies with the Regulations on the re-use of Public Sector Information, where required and as provided for under S.I. No. 279 of 2005 as amended.
The CCPC retains copyright over all the information featured on this website, unless otherwise indicated. The CCPC encourages the re-use of the content provided on its website for the purposes of research, study and the issuing of guidance to the public. This re-use may include copying, publishing and broadcasting. The content provided may not be used for commercial purposes without the prior written approval of the CCPC. The use of any of our official logos, trademarks or illustrations is also not permitted without the prior approval of the CCPC.
The CCPC does not grant any user an exclusive right to the use or re-use of information contained on this website.
Please contact us with any queries regarding the re-use of information on this website.
The re-use of information and documents obtained from this website is subject to the latest PSI licence. There are a number of conditions relating to such use which must be satisfied:
In cases where you are supplying the information to others, you are required to acknowledge the source and copyright of the CCPC.
The CCPC makes all reasonable efforts in administering this website and ensuring that the information found on the website is as up-to-date and accurate as possible. The CCPC, however, does not certify that all of the information on its website is free from error and fully updated. To that effect, the content of the pages on this website are provided as an information guide only and should not be construed otherwise. The CCPC does not give any warranties in respect of the site, in relation to the accuracy of the information or materials on the site, or in relation to any services available through the site. If you notice any errors or omissions on the site, please let us know as soon as possible. We endeavour to correct errors within a reasonable period of time.
There may be links to other sites listed on this website. The CCPC does not own, control or monitor such sites and is not responsible for the availability of or content on such sites. Links to such sites are provided solely as a convenience to the user and do not constitute any endorsement, authorisation, sponsorship or affiliation by the CCPC of such sites, their owners or providers.
This legal statement contains the terms and conditions as they relate to the CCPC website.
There are risks in using any information found on the internet and the CCPC advises users that it is their responsibility to verify any information before relying on it. By accessing and using this site, users agree to these terms and conditions.
The terms set out in these pages shall be governed and construed in accordance with the laws of the Republic of Ireland.
If any provision of these terms is determined by a court of competent jurisdiction to be invalid or unenforceable in whole or in part, the validity and the enforceability of the remainder of the provision in question and of the remaining provisions of these terms shall be separate and enforceable accordingly and shall continue to have full force and effect.
The failure of the CCPC to enforce at any time or for any period any one or more of the terms or conditions of these notices shall not be a waiver of them, nor a waiver of the right to enforce all terms and conditions of these notices at any time subsequently.
The CCPC reserves the right to make alterations to any part of this site and these terms.
The website www.ccpc.ie is owned and operated by the CCPC. The materials on this site are owned or licensed by the CCPC.
While every effort is made in preparing material for publication, no responsibility is accepted by or on behalf of the CCPC or its third-party providers for any errors, omissions or misleading statements on these pages or any site to which these pages connect.
The CCPC denies all warranties of every nature including without limitation, any implied warranties of quality or fitness for a particular purpose, any expressed or statutory warranties, and any warranties or duties regarding accuracy, timeliness, completeness or performance.
The use of this website is at the user's sole risk. The CCPC shall have no liability for any loss or damage arising out of the use of or reliance on the information on this site.
You are granted permission (a licence) to:
The content may not be used for commercial purposes without the prior written approval of the CCPC.
The use of any of our official logos, trademarks or illustrations is also not permitted without the prior approval of the CCPC.
If extracting information from our website, please include this sentence at the beginning;
Please ensure the link to our information obviously links to the CCPC’s website.
'This information has been taken from the Competition and Consumer Protection Commission's ccpc.ie website’ or indicate 'Source: ccpc.ie from the Competition and Consumer Protection Commission’. Where direct hyperlinks to the site are not included, spell out the URL www.ccpc.ie.
The use of any of our official logos, trademarks or illustrations is not permitted without the prior approval of the CCPC. For further information please contact us.
Links may not be put in a context that would lead to users believing that we endorse or support the contents or objectives of the other website or any organisation related to it.
We do not permit any unauthorised commercial ventures such as online advertising/promotion on our site.
The name of the organisation for public information purposes is: Competition and Consumer Protection Commission.
The CCPC respects the rights of its users and, except for the following list, does not collect personal information on its websites:
For general web browsing, certain information is recorded in the website log files and site metrics, which may include:
Please be aware that if you are logged into a Google account while visiting the CCPC's website, our website log files and site metrics may gather demographic data which you have included in your Google profile. This may include age and gender. This information is used for statistical and quality purposes only, including:
This information is made available to an agent of the CCPC who provides an analysis and reporting service to the CCPC. This agent is registered with the Data Protection Commissioner and has provided written confirmation to the CCPC that they will comply with the relevant data protection obligations by keeping information secure and not using it for any purpose other than which it was provided.
An archive of these website log files and associated analysis and reports are retained indefinitely in the CCPC as a way of measuring patterns of website traffic over the years and in order to facilitate future planning.
This website allows you to subscribe to a mailing list.
If you use the subscription form to subscribe to the mailing list, your email address is automatically added to the subscriber database. We will only use your email address for sending you communications for which you have specifically stated an interest in. All emails include details of how you can unsubscribe.
An email address is the only information required in order to complete your subscription.
Subscriber lists are kept on a server belonging to and administered by an agent of the CCPC who provides the email alert software to the CCPC. This agent is registered with the Data Protection Commissioner and has provided written confirmation to the CCPC that they will comply with the relevant data protection obligations by keeping information secure and not using it for any purpose other than which it was provided.
For backup purposes, copies of email alert subscriber lists are stored on secure servers to which a limited number of CCPC personnel or their agents have access via the internal network.
The CCPC will not disclose a user's personal information to any other party, unless:
Due to the nature of the internet we cannot guarantee the security of any information while it is being transmitted to us.
However, we take our security responsibilities very seriously and take all reasonable steps (both technical and organisational) to protect your personal details once they have been received by the CCPC.
Staff who have access to personal information gathered from these websites are made aware of data protection responsibilities. Names of the CCPC staff members who have access to this information are available on request.
Information that is no longer in use is retained on backup for no longer than one year.
You may inform us of any changes in your personal data and, in accordance with our obligations under the Data Protection Acts 1998 and 2003, we will update or delete your personal data accordingly.
To find out what personal data we hold on you or to have your personal data updated, amended or removed from our files please contact us using the details below.
Should you have any concerns about your privacy or any of the issues covered in this statement, please contact us.
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