Who we are

Our website address is: https://www.collinstown.ie.  The website is managed by Collinstown Action Group.

What personal data we collect and why we collect it

Contact forms

We collect basic contact information within our Contact Us form.  This information is used to allow a member of Collinstown Action Group to contact the person looking for information.  This information is not used for any other purpose.

We use an anti-spam mechanism on our Contact Us form – Google reCAPTCHA.  Google reCAPTCHA collects personal information from users to make a determination of whether they’re human or a “bot”.

To do this an additional reCAPTCHA-specific cookie will be added to the your browser, and a complete snapshot of your browser window at that moment in time will be captured, pixel by pixel.

Some of the browser and user information collected at this time includes:

  • All cookies placed by Google over the last 6 months,
  • How many mouse clicks you’ve made on that screen (or touches if on a touch device),
  • The CSS information for that page,
  • The date,
  • The language your browser is set to,
  • Any plug-ins you have installed on the browser, and
  • All Javascript objects


If you have an account and you log in to this site, we will set a temporary cookie to determine if your browser accepts cookies. This cookie contains no personal data and is discarded when you close your browser.

When you log in, we will also set up several cookies to save your login information and your screen display choices. Login cookies last for two days, and screen options cookies last for a year. If you select “Remember Me”, your login will persist for two weeks. If you log out of your account, the login cookies will be removed.

If you edit or publish an article, an additional cookie will be saved in your browser. This cookie includes no personal data and simply indicates the post ID of the article you just edited. It expires after 1 day.

See Analytics section for further information on Cookie usage.

Embedded content from other websites

Articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website.

These websites may collect data about you, use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking, and monitor your interaction with that embedded content, including tracking your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.


We may use web server logs from time to time to ensure www.collinstown.ie is operating correctly, to monitor performance issues, and improve the overall experience on the website.  We do not collect analytics information for commercial purposes.

Statcounter is an online service which helps us to understand our visitors; for example, how visitors find our website, how long they spend on our site, which web pages they are most interested in etc. We use Statcounter because better understanding how visitors are interacting with our website helps us to improve the content, design and functionality of our site. This allows us to offer a better online experience to our visitors.  The website does use a 3rd party analytics tool (Statcounter) to collect data for internal use only for the purposes of improving the website.

Statcounter uses cookies and other technologies to collect data on visitors and visitor activity on our website. This data includes:

  • Time and date of visit (this can help us to identify and plan for busy periods on our website)
  • IP address (this is a numerical label assigned to a device by an Internet Service Provider to enable the device to access the internet)
  • Browser and Operating System (this can help us to make sure that our website functions correctly in the browsers/operating systems used to access our site)
  • Device Information e.g. device type and screen size (this can help us to make sure that our website functions correctly in the devices used to access our site)
  • Referring Data e.g. a search engine link (this can help us to understand which search engines are helping visitors to find our website)

Furthermore, when you visit our website a Statcounter cookie (called “is_unique”) may be placed in your browser. This cookie is used only to determine whether you are a first-time or returning visitor and to estimate unique visits to the site.
You can learn more about cookies from Statcounter and set your browser to refuse same here:

For further details, please see the Statcounter privacy policy the:

Who we share your data with

Your data is not shared with any third parties.

Third party services may collect your information.  These include the anti-spam reCAPTCHA functionality on the Contact Us page and embedded content such as videos hosted on YouTube.

How long we retain your data

For users that register on our website, we also store the personal information they provide in their user profile. All users can see, edit, or delete their personal information at any time (except they cannot change their username). Website administrators can also see and edit that information.

What rights you have over your data

If you have an account on this site, or have left comments, you can request to receive an exported file of the personal data we hold about you, including any data you have provided to us. You can also request that we erase any personal data we hold about you. This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.

Where we send your data

We do not send your data to any third party.  The website is hosted within a datacenter, located in the Republic of Ireland.

Contact information

If you have any queries related to your data or data protection, please direct them to collinstownactiongroup@gmail.com.

Additional information

How we protect your data

Personal data of registered users is kept to an absolute minimum.  All registered user passwords are hashed using the WordPress MD5 hashing algorithm.

What data breach procedures we have in place

If a breach is detected, the website administrator will inform all registered users of the breach, when the breach is suspected to have occurred, how long the intruder had access, what information was accessible and what steps have been taken to rectify the breach.  The Chairperson and Secretary of Collinstown action group will then inform the relevant authorities of the data breach.

What third parties we receive data from

No third party information is transferred to this service.

What automated decision making and/or profiling we do with user data

No profiling or decision making is done with any user data.

For Further Information

Contact collinstownactiongroup@gmail.com.