Privacy & Cookies Policy

All information collected on this site will be kept strictly confidential and will not be sold, leased or rented to parties outside COPNI. We will not disclose your information to third parties not involved in any transaction process, or use it for other purposes, such as unsolicited mailings. A more detailed explanation about how we safeguard your personal information is described below. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us:

The Office of the Commissioner for Older People for Northern Ireland
Equality House
7-9 Shaftesbury Square
Tel: 02890 890 892

Information collected

COPNI collects the following information regarding visitors to our website: IP address, pages accessed, date, time and further information volunteered by you. COPNI will analyse website data to improve regularly the value of the materials available online.

Information collected for mailing lists

COPNI maintains several email lists to keep subscribers (registered users, the press, professional institutions and other interested parties) informed about new publications. Users join our mailing lists voluntarily via email. We retain only your email address in order to notify you of new publications and we do not sell, rent, loan, trade or lease email addresses to any third party.

Use of cookies

A cookie is a small data file that websites can write to your hard drive when you visit them. A cookie can contain information, such as a unique user identifier, that the site uses to track your visit. This website uses cookies to uniquely identify all users visiting the site.

Many people worry that cookies threaten their privacy and might affect their own computer from functioning. While they can be used in all kinds of ways by server-based applications, they pose no risk to you as a user. Cookies cannot be used to obtain information about your system or to add you to any mailing lists. They are used to make browsing more efficient. If you have disabled cookies on your computer access to other areas of the site may be restricted.

Access to personal information

You have the right to request a copy of the personal information COPNI holds about you and to have any inaccuracies corrected. Please address requests to the Data Protection Officer using our main address.

Data Protection: Subject Access Policy

It is COPNI's policy to ensure that all Subject Access Requests are acknowledged in 5 working days. At the time of acknowledgement, individuals will be asked to complete a Subject Access Request form.

COPNI may charge £10 per Subject Access Request.

Individuals will be required to provide proof of identity and residence before information may be disclosed. This is to prevent a breach of the Act by unauthorised disclosure to third parties.

Where a request is made by an agent on behalf of an individual, a request will only be fulfilled where the agent can provide proof of authority to act on the individual's behalf.

We will provide Subject Access Request Forms to assist an individual in making a request.

All requests will be dealt with within the time-frame set by the Information Commissioner (40 calendar days) from receipt of proof of identity and £10 (if applicable).