Department of Finance privacy information
The nidirect website is edited by the nidirect Central Editorial Team, itself a part of Digital Shared Services (DSS). DSS is a Directorate of Enterprise Shared Services (ESS) within the Department of Finance. It is responsible for the provision of IT infrastructure services for the NI Civil Service and some wider public sector organisations.
In order to carry out its functions, DSS processes a range of personal information. This Privacy Information Statement relates to the nidirect Web Service. The type of data held and the reasons DSS are required to process it are set out below. The Department of Finance is the data controller of the information and is committed to protecting your privacy at all times when using your personal data.
Data Protection Legislation
Under Data Protection Legislation, the Department has a legal duty to protect any information collected from you. This website uses leading technologies and encryption software to safeguard your data, and keeps strict security standards to prevent any unauthorised access to it.
What information does this website collect?
The Department collects three kinds of information from visitors to the website:
- feedback (through visitors emailing us)
- customer satisfaction surveys (via optional online surveys)
If you email us from this website we will keep a record of your message for a maximum of three months after the conclusion of correspondence, for reference and audit purposes, after which it will be deleted.
Site usage information - Cookies
What happens when I link to another site?
This website does not pass on to any other site any personal information you have given.
What happens when I come to this website site from another site?
Where you are directed to this site from another site (whether a third party site or a government site) we may receive personal information relating to you from the other site(s). You should read the privacy policies for these sites as these will govern the use of any personal information that you provide and which is then provided to this website.
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