Irish Life is registered with the Data Protection Commissioner as a Data Controller/Data Processor and is conscious of its duties under the Data Protection Act 1988. As such Irish Life or any member of the Irish Life Assurance plc group of companies will only use any personal information which you provide on the website for the intended purposes of your application for any services offered by Irish Life together with the facilitation of those services. Any information provided will remain strictly confidential to Irish Life and its agents or service providers and will be only given in order to facilitate the offering or performance of any services on your behalf. Any information transferred abroad will only be transferred where it is necessary to facilitate the provision of your services and the information will remain strictly confidential to Irish Life, its agents or its service providers.
We use Google Analytics tracking software to monitor customer traffic patterns and site usage to help us develop the design and layout of the websites. This information is aggregated and the software does not allow the collection of individual site visitor information. It is used to assess user behaviour and characteristics in order to measure interest in and use of the various areas of the site. The type of information gathered typically includes:
- The number of visitors to our website
- The number of pages viewed
- Which parts of the site are most popular
Cookies are small text files that are transferred to your computer's hard drive through your web browser to enable us to recognise your browser and help us to track visitors to our site; thus enabling us to understand better the products and services that will be most suitable to you.
A cookie contains a unique id to allow us to identify your computer when you travel around our site.
Most Web browsers automatically accept cookies, but, if you wish, you can set your browser to prevent it from accepting cookies. The "help" portion of the toolbar on most browsers will tell you how to prevent your browser from accepting new cookies, how to have the browser notify you when you receive a new cookie, or how to disable cookies altogether. The cookies we use do not detect any information stored on your computers.
For more information about cookies and how to stop cookies being installed visit the following website: http://www.allaboutcookies.org (opens in a new window)
Throughout this website you may have an opportunity to send us information relating to you such as through the "contact us" pages or any other area where you may send e-mails, request brochures, enter contests or respond to any promotions. By choosing to participate in these, you will be providing us with some level of personal information relating to you. This information will only be used by Irish Life for the purposes for which it was provided by you, for verification purposes and for statistical analysis.
On occasion Irish Life may send you email correspondence in relation to the services which we provide to you. This correspondence will be sent to email addresses which you have provided to us or which have been provided to us on your behalf. We may gather information in relation to these emails, for instance, whether the mail was read, in order to ensure that we are communicating with you and other customers effectively. This information, as with any other customer information held by Irish Life, is stored in accordance with our Data Protection Policy.
Links to Third Party Websites
We take great care to ensure the security of this site. The data you provide to us is protected using SSL (Secure Socket Layer) technology. SSL is the industry standard method of encrypting personal information and credit card details so that they can be securely transferred over the Internet.
If you wish to find out what personal data Irish Life holds on you, you can write to the following address:
Irish Life Chief Office,
Lower Abbey St.,
Changes to Privacy Statement
Our Privacy Statement may change from time to time and any changes to the statement will be posted on this page.