This statement relates only to privacy practices in connection with this website and email communications from the National Office of Clinical Audit. NOCA is not responsible for the content or privacy practices of other websites. Any external links to other websites are clearly identifiable as such.
NOCA takes your privacy seriously. The NOCA Website does not store or collect any personal information about site users. Any personal information which you choose to send to us via the Website will be treated with the highest standards of security and confidentiality, strictly in accordance with the Data Protection Acts, 1988 & 2003.
Website: The NOCA website does not collect any personal data about you on this Website, apart from information which you send us by email. Any information which you provide in this way is not made available to any third parties. We do not pass on any of your personal information when dealing with your enquiry, unless you have given us permission to do so.
NOCA Mailing lists: are used for the following:
We only retain your personal information on our communication mailing lists for as long as you provide us consent to do so. You can opt out at any time by contacting email@example.com or by clicking unsubscribe on our newsletter. Any information which you provide in this way is not made available to any third parties. We do not pass on any of your personal information when dealing with your enquiry, unless you have given us permission to do so.
Pursuant to the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) (EU) 2016/679 , you have certain rights to obtain a copy of the data held about you. Any such requests should be made in writing to the Information Manager, NOCA.
Security is a priority for us when it comes to your personal data. We’re committed to protecting your personal data and have appropriate technical and organisational measures in place to make sure that happens.
Information shared between your browser and our site is encrypted and secured using Secure Socket Layer (SSL/HTTPS) technologies, which creates a secure and encrypted medium of data transfer between your browser and our servers and adds a layer of security to prevent malicious attackers obtaining your personal data.
Collection personal use
- To communicate with our audit teams in each hospital (you will be required to remain on this list, while assigned to work on that specific audit. If your role changes you will be removed from this list)
- To keep you informed about our National Clinical Audits
- To send you information such as events, publications and areas of professional interest relating to clinical audit
- To send you our NOCA newsletter
- To gain your feedback in surveys we issue from time to time
How do we protect your data?
We also employ standard industry operating procedures and internal policies to ensure that your data remains secure, and continually monitor and improve the security of all hosting and storage infrastructure we use to store data.
Personal data provided for our mailing lists are held securely on servers and accessed from encrypted devices used by the NOCA Executive Team.
You have the following rights under the GDPR, in certain circumstances and subject to certain exemptions, in relation to your personal data:
In order to exercise any of the rights set out above, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
If we are processing personal data based on your consent, you may withdraw that consent at any time. This does not affect the lawfulness of processing which took place prior to its withdrawal. If you are unhappy with how we process personal data, we ask you to contact us so that we can rectify the situation.
You may lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority. The Irish supervisory authority is the Office of the Data Protection Commissioner https://dataprotection.ie
It is not used to gather identifiable personal information on individual website visitors, except in so far as this is permitted by law and may be necessary in order to prevent or detect problems or offences in relation to the operation of the website. It is stored and used in the aggregate only and is not used to identify individuals or to contact you personally. Adequate organisational and technical security measures, which are reviewed on a regular basis, are taken to ensure the security of your personal information.
NOCA website for the purpose of analysing traffic to our website, use both session and persistent cookies. Session cookies are not stored on your computer and persistent cookies are saved on your computer for a fixed period and are not deleted when the browser is closed. See more information below:
Should you decide to disable cookies at any time, some functionality of our website may be impaired.
We do not transfer your data outside the European Economic Area (EEA).
We do not use any personal data for the purpose of automated decision-making or profiling.
The search facility on our website is an internal search function and only returns information that appears on the website.
Our Website has links to several other sites. You should be aware that:
This policy explains how NOCA
place, use and manage cookies on our website www.noca.ie. We use a minimal
number of cookies on our website and review our cookie settings frequently to
ensure all cookies are still relevant and necessary.
Your rights relating to personal data
- right to access the data – you have the right to request a copy of the personal data that we hold about you, together with other information about our processing of that personal data.
- right to rectification- you have the right to request that any inaccurate data that is held about you is corrected, or if we have incomplete information you may request that we update the information such that it is complete.
- right to erasure – you have the right to request us to delete personal data that we hold about you. This is sometimes referred to as the right to be forgotten.
- right to restriction of processing or to object to processing – you have the right to request that we no longer process your personal data for particular purposes, or to object to our processing of your personal data for particular purposes.
- right to data portability – you have the right to request us to provide you, or a third party, with a copy of your personal data in a structured, commonly used machine readable format.
- The referring website from which you came when visiting us
- The IP address
- Time and date of website access
- User agent (browser)
- HTTP code (secure channel or standard channel)
- Bytes served
- Information on browser and operating system that you used at time of accessing the site
When you first landed on
this website, a cookie notice appeared. This banner explains what cookies are
on the website and allows you to choose to accept or reject cookies that
require your consent. You can update your cookie preferences at any time by
using the cookie notice on our website.
store, manage and protect your personal data.
What are cookies?
A cookie is a small text file that’s placed on your computer or mobile
device when you visit our website. We, and some of our affiliates and
third-party service providers, may use a few different types of cookies. Some
are persistent cookies (cookies that remain on your hard drive for an extended
period of time) and some are session ID cookies (cookies that expire when you
close your browser).
They help us to operate our websites and services, enhance and customise
your experience across our websites and services, perform analytics and deliver
advertising and marketing that’s relevant to you.
What type of cookies are used?
Cookies have different
purposes. Some are technically necessary to enable a website to work.
Cookies on this website are categorised as strictly necessary,
performance, targeting or unclassified cookies. On the www.noca.ie website, you have the ability to accept or
refuse the following cookies via the cookie banner:
Strictly Necessary: You cannot opt-out of these cookies because the
website will not work without them.
Performance: Performance cookies allow us to see how well
our website is performing. The information that is collected is aggregated and
anonymous and is only used to help understand how the website works. Those
cookies cannot be used to directly identify a certain visitor. If you do not
wish to have these cookies enabled, you can use the cookie banner to refuse
Targeting: Targeting cookies are used to identify
visitors between different websites. Those cookies may be used by companies to
build a profile of visitor interests or show relevant ads on other websites. If
you do not wish to have these cookies enabled, you can use the cookie banner to
Unclassified: Unclassified cookies are cookies that do not
belong to any other category. If you do not wish to have these cookies enabled,
you can use the cookie banner to refuse them.
Our cookies are:
|Cookie Name/ Type||Purpose||Lifespan|
|PHPSESSID (Strictly Necessary)||Cookie generated by applications based on the PHP language. This is a general purpose identifier used to maintain user session variables.||Session|
|exp_csrf_token (Strictly Necessary)||This cookie is used by Cloudflare to identify trusted web traffic.||2 hours|
|_gid (Performance)||This cookie name is associated with Google Universal Analytics.||1 day|
|_gat_UA-132085251-1 (performance)||The cookie is used to store information of how visitors use a website and helps in creating an analytics report of how the website is doing. The data collected including the number visitors, the source where they have come from, and the pages visited in an anonymous form. This is a pattern type cookie set by Google Analytics, where the pattern element on the name contains the unique identity number of the account or website it relates to.||1 minute|
|exp_last_visit (Performance)||This cookie is associated with the website content management system Expression Engine. It sets the datetime that the user last visited the site.||1 year|
|_ga (Performance)||This cookie name is associated with Google Universal Analytics - which is a significant update to Google's more commonly used analytics service. This cookie is used to distinguish unique users by assigning a randomly generated number as a client identifier. It is included in each page request in a site and used to calculate visitor, session and campaign data for the sites analytics reports.||2 years|
|exp_last_activity (Performance)||This cookie is associated with the website content management system Expression Engine. Every time the state is updated (the page reloaded) the last activity is set to the current datetime.||1 year|
|exp_tracker (Performance)||This cookie is associated with the website content management system Expression Engine. It is a temporary cookie that stores last 5 visited pages for error reporting and debugging.||Session|
|exp_stashid (Functional)||This cookie is associated with the website content management system Expression Engine. It is used to successfully redirect users after form submissions.||1 hour|
How can you control cookies?
You can update your cookie preferences at any time by using the cookie notice on our website.
Most advertising networks also offer you the option to opt out of targeted advertising. For more info, visit http://www.aboutads.info/choices/ or http://www.youronlinechoices.com.
You can also accept or reject cookies by amending your web browser controls. You can manage your cookie settings by following your browser’s instructions. Here are some links that might be of assistance:
Google Chrome - https://support.google.com/chrome/answer/95647?co=GENIE.Platform%3DDesktop&hl=en
Microsoft Internet Explorer - https://support.microsoft.com/en-nz/help/17442/windows-internet-explorer-delete-manage-cookies
Mozilla Firefox - https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/enable-and-disable-cookies-website-preferences
Safari - https://support.apple.com/en-nz/guide/safari/manage-cookies-and-website-data-sfri11471/mac
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Links to Other Sites:
- Links to other websites do not constitute an endorsement of that website by NOCA
- NOCA is not responsible for the contents of any pages referred from its Website.
Last updated on: 25th May 2018