Privacy Policy

1. Scope of the Policy

This Policy applies to your use of and your interaction with Laois Tourism Ltd and their agent Big Idea Consulting.  It covers all services which are supplied to you through your use of Laois Tourism.

2. Privacy Policy

2.1. Data Controller

For the purpose of data protection legislation, the data controller of Your Information where you have provided information is Laois Tourism Ltd.  The processor of your data on behalf of Laois Tourism is Big Idea Consulting.

Our Data Protection Officer may be contacted by emailing the Chairperson of Laois Tourism at

The Data Controller reserves the right to make changes to this privacy policy at any time by giving notice to its Users on this page. It is strongly recommended to check this page often, referring to the date of the last modification listed at the bottom. If a User objects to any of the changes to the Policy, the User must cease using the sites and the services and can request that the Data Controller remove the Personal Data. Unless stated otherwise, the then-current privacy policy applies to all Personal Data the Data Controller has about Users.

2.2. Information we may collect from you

The aim of Laois Tourism Ltd is to promote and engage with tourist related businesses in Laois, including but not limited to, accommodation providers, restaurants, activity providers, clubs and associations, festival committees and other related private businesses.  The data collected is solely for developing relationships, cross promoting, driving engagement, producing marketing and promotional material.

We may collect and process the following data about you:

  • Your name and email address if you submit a query on
  • Your business details, opening hours, web address, phone number and other publicly available information on your business.

All information is stored securely in a password protected file on a Dropbox folder with limited access given to the folder.   Information is only shared between Laois Tourism Ltd and its agent, Big Idea Consulting. 

 See the Dropbox privacy policy here

2.3 Information we will collect automatically

Cookies; How we use cookies

We use traffic log cookies to identify which pages are being used. This helps us analyse data about web page traffic and improve our website in order to tailor it to customer needs. We only use this information for statistical analysis purposes and then the data is removed from the system.

Overall, cookies help us provide you with a better website, by enabling us to monitor which pages you find useful and which you do not. A cookie in no way gives us access to your computer or any information about you, other than the data you choose to share with us. You can choose to accept or decline cookies. Most web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser setting to decline cookies if you prefer. This may prevent you from taking full advantage of the website.

Google Analytics is a web analysis service provided by Google Inc. (“Google”). Google utilizes the Data collected to track and examine the use of this Application, to prepare reports on its activities and share them with other Google services.

Google may use the Data collected to contextualize and personalize the ads of its own advertising network.

Personal Data collected: Cookies and Usage Data.

Place of processing: United States – Privacy Policy.

Google Maps widget (Google Inc.)

Google Maps is a maps visualization service provided by Google Inc. that allows this Application to incorporate the content of this kind on its pages.

Personal Data collected: Cookies and Usage Data.

Place of processing: United States – Privacy Policy.

2.4. Our use of information relating to you

We use information we collect about you with your consent only. You can withdraw your consent at any time from our use of your information by emailing  We do not share your details at any time without your consent or where it is understood that a commercial or relationship benefit will occur that is mutually beneficial to all parties.

We use information relating to you in order to provide you with a tourism support service and to make  available to you and to develop and personalise our service to you so that we understand how you are using the Services and the Sites and to enable us to communicate with you more effectively, through the site or by e-mail to:

·         Provide support in delivering a tourism product in Laois;

·         Keep you informed about new products and services, new developments, festivials & events which we believe may be of interest to you, or which you may be entitled to;

·         Inform you of our promotions;

·         Carry out market research;

·         Carry out activities necessary to the running of our business, including system testing, Network monitoring, staff training, quality control and any legal proceedings;

·         Carry out any activities or disclosures to comply with any regulatory, government or legal obligations or in making the disclosures.

·         Achieve any other lawful purpose, including the sharing with third parties where you have given any consent required by law to such use.

·         System logs and maintenance. For operation and maintenance purposes, this Application and any third-party services may collect files that record interaction with this Application (System logs) use other Personal Data (such as the IP Address) for this purpose.

2.5. Disclosure of your information

We take your privacy extremely seriously, and we never sell lists or email addresses.

We may share information relating to You with third parties engaged by us to deliver your products or administer the Services or the website.

If we are under a duty to disclose or share information relating to you to comply with any legal or regulatory obligation or request;

2.6. Contacting you

By Email

We may use email to contact you.   We will only engage with you by email should we need to update you or if you engage with us. 

By Phone

We may contact you to arrange a meeting or it is necessary to speak to you directly about a product or service.

MailChimp (The Rocket Science Group, LLC.)

MailChimp is an email address management and message sending service provided by The Rocket Science Group, LLC.  We use Mailchimp to build our customer contact list and to provide and email service to send marketing emails. 

Personal Data collected: first name, last name, email address, company.

Place of processing: United States – Privacy Policy.

In addition to the information contained in this privacy policy, this Application may provide the User with additional and contextual information concerning particular services or the collection and processing of Personal Data upon request.

Last updated 24/5/18