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Privacy Policy

The Windmill Group respects your right to privacy and comply with privacy obligations. The purpose of this Privacy Policy is to outline how we deal with any Personal Data you provide. Any questions or complaints in relation to data processing practices can be made to the email address at the end of this Privacy Policy. This page informs you of the Windmill Group website policy regarding the collection, use, and disclosure of personal data when you use the website and the choices you have associated with that data. By using the website, you agree to the collection and use of information in accordance with this policy.


Personal Data

Personal Data means data about a living individual who can be identified from those data (or from those and other information either in our possession or likely to come into our possession).

Usage Data

Usage Data is data collected automatically either generated by the use of the service or from the service infrastructure itself (for example, the duration of a page visit).

Data Controller

Data Controller means a person who determines the purposes for which and the manner in which any personal data are, or are to be, processed. In the Windmill Nursing Group, Pat Kennedy, Proprietor is the Data Controller of your data.

Data Subject

Data Subject is any living individual who is the subject of Personal Data.


The User is the individual using my service. The User corresponds to the Data Subject, who is the subject of Personal Data.

Information Collection And Use

Several different types of information are collected for various purposes to provide and improve the service to you.

Types of Data Collected

Personal Data & Usage Data

While using the website, you may be asked to provide certain personally identifiable information that can be used to contact or identify you ("Personal Data"). Personally identifiable information may include, but is not limited to:

  • Email address
  • First name and last name
  • Phone number
  • Usage Data

Information may also be collected on how the website is accessed and used ("Usage Data"). This Usage Data may include information such as your computer’s Internet Protocol address (e.g. IP address), browser type, browser version, the pages of the Windmill Group website that you visit, the time and date of your visit, the time spent on those pages, unique device identifiers and other diagnostic data.

Where the personal data is processed, it is done so under the following justifications: (1) with the explicit consent of the individual to whom the Personal Data relates; and (2) in the legitimate interests of Pat Kennedy as Data Controller in circumstances where Personal Data is collected and processed for technical and operational reasons related to the website and the services offered by the Windmill Nursing Group.

Use of Data

The Windmill Nursing Group uses the collected data for various purposes:

  • To provide and maintain the service
  • To allow you to participate in interactive features of the website when you choose to do so (eg. Enquiry Form)
  • To gather analysis or valuable information so that the website can be improved
  • To monitor the usage of the website
  • To detect, prevent and address technical issues

Retention of Data

The Windmill Nursing Group will retain your personal data only for as long as is necessary for the purposes set out in this Privacy Policy. Personal data will be retained and used only to the extent necessary to comply with my legal obligations (for eg. I am required to retain your data to comply with applicable laws), in line with the requirements of my insurance company, to resolve disputes, and enforce our legal agreements and policies.

Disclosure Of Data

Disclosure for Law Enforcement

Under certain circumstances, Windmill Nursing Group may be required to disclose your Personal Data if required to do so by law or in response to valid requests by public authorities (e.g. a court or a government agency).

Legal Requirements

The Windmill Nursing Group may disclose your Personal Data in the good faith belief that such action is necessary:

  • To comply with a legal obligation
  • To protect and defend the rights or property of the Windmill Nursing Group
  • To protect the personal safety of the public
  • To protect against legal liability

Security Of Data

The security of your data is important to the Windmill Nursing Group, but remember that no method of transmission over the Internet, or method of electronic storage is 100% secure. While we strive to use acceptable means to protect your personal data, we cannot guarantee its absolute security.

Your Rights

The Windmill Nursing Group aims to take reasonable steps to allow you to correct, amend, delete, or limit the use of your personal data. If you wish to be informed what personal data held about you and if you want it to be removed from our systems, please contact us using the below details.

You have the right:

  • To access and receive a copy of the personal data held about you
  • To rectify any personal data held about you that is inaccurate
  • To request the deletion of personal data held about you

Analytics & Cookies

Windmill Nursing Group may use third-party service providers to monitor and analyze the use of the website.

Google Analytics

Google Analytics is a web analytics service offered by Google that tracks and reports website traffic. Google uses the data collected to track and monitor the use of my service. This data is shared with other Google services. Google may use the collected data to contextualize and personalise the ads of its own advertising network.

You can opt-out of having made your activity on the service available to Google Analytics by installing the Google Analytics opt-out browser add-on. The add-on prevents the Google Analytics JavaScript (ga.js, analytics.js, and dc.js) from sharing information with Google Analytics about visits activity.

For more information on the privacy practices of Google, please visit the Google Privacy & Terms web page.


Cookies are used to track the activity on the site. Cookies are files with small amount of data which may include an anonymous unique identifier. Cookies are sent to your browser from a website and stored on your device. You can instruct your browser to refuse all cookies or to indicate when a cookie is being sent. However, if you do not accept cookies, you may not be able to use some parts of the website.

The table below explains the cookies we use and why.

Name Purpose Activated Expires
Initiated by this website
PHPSESSID The PHPSESSID cookie is native to PHP and enables websites to store serialised state data. It is used to establish a user session and to pass state data via a temporary cookie, which is commonly referred to as a session cookie. (expires when you close your browser) On visit When you close your browser
Initiated by Google Analytics | Read More
__utma Used to distinguish users and sessions. The cookie is created when the javascript library executes and no existing __utma cookies exists. The cookie is updated every time data is sent to Google Analytics. On visit After 2 Years
__utmb Used to determine new sessions/visits. The cookie is created when the javascript library executes and no existing __utmb cookies exists. The cookie is updated every time data is sent to Google Analytics. On visit After 30 Minutes
__utmc Not used in ga.js. Set for interoperability with urchin.js. Historically, this cookie operated in conjunction with the __utmb cookie to determine whether the user was in a new session/visit On visit When you close your browser
__utmt Used to throttle request rate. On visit 10 Minutes
__utmv Used to store visitor-level custom variable data. This cookie is created when a developer uses the _setCustomVar method with a visitor level custom variable. This cookie was also used for the deprecated _setVar method. The cookie is updated every time data is sent to Google Analytics. On visit After 2 Years
__utmz Stores the traffic source or campaign that explains how the user reached your site. The cookie is created when the javascript library executes and is updated every time data is sent to Google Analytics. On visit After 6 Months

Changes To This Privacy Policy

This Privacy Policy may be updated from time to time, with the new Privacy Policy being posted on this page. You are advised to review this Privacy Policy periodically for any changes. Changes to this Privacy Policy are effective when they are posted on this page.


If you have any questions about this Privacy Policy, please contact us:

By email:

By phone number: 022 34693

By mail: Windmill Group Head Office, Churchtown, County Cork

Last updated: 10th October 2018