This is the Privacy Notice of Northern Ireland Co-Ownership Housing Association Limited (Co-Ownership). It tells you about the information we collect from you, what we ask others to tell us about you and what we do with your information and who we share it with.
At Co-Ownership we treat your Data with the highest standards of security and confidentiality, in accordance with Data Protection Law.
We are committed to protecting your privacy and recognise our responsibility to hold your information securely and confidentially.
1. Using our website
We will collect personal information when you apply to Co-Ownership or carry out transactions with us once you have purchased a home through Co-Ownership.
You can visit our website without telling us who you are or revealing any information about yourself. As you browse through our website, our web server collects information about your visit, not about you personally. We gather and monitor statistics such as:
- The number of people who visit our site
- The number of new/repeat visitors
- The date and time of visits
- The number of pages viewed
- The time spent on the site
- The most popular sections of our site
(This list is not exhaustive)
This information is anonymous and no attempt will be made to identify visitors. The information can help us to ensure our site is user friendly and convenient for visitors; however, we know nothing about these visitors in terms of email addresses or any other personal information.
Where it is necessary to provide any service you request (for example, if you subscribe to email updates or if you use our contact form with a query) we will ask for personal information from which you can be identified and so that we can provide you with a response (such as your name, address, phone number, email address). This information is stored on our website. We may monitor, record and keep any emails you send us via this website.
Where you have subscribed to our email update service, you may unsubscribe at any time. A quick link facility for unsubscribing is included in each email update. To view our privacy statement on how we process data for our mailing lists please click here.
Cookies are small text files placed on your computer and are commonly used on the internet. We use session cookies – these are temporary and are deleted as soon as you close your browser. We use them to:
- collect anonymous information that will help us understand visitors’ browsing habits on our website
- compile statistical reports on website activity, e.g. number of visitors and the pages they visit
- temporarily store any information which you may enter in tools, such as calculators or demonstrations on our website
Cookies will not be used to contact you for marketing purposes and they do not in any way compromise the security of your computer.
You can use this website with no loss of functionality if cookies are disabled from the web browser. Your internet browser’s help section will have specific instructions about how to manage or disable cookies. More information on cookies can be found online, such as at www.aboutcookies.org. This includes information on how to disable cookies.
3. Social Buttons
On every page of the site you will see buttons for social media sites such as Twitter or Facebook. You should be aware that if you click on any of these buttons, these external third party sites will be registering that action and may use your information. In some cases these sites will be registering the fact that you are visiting our site, and the specific pages you are on. This might happen even if you don’t click on the button if you are logged into their services. You should check the respective policies of such sites to see how exactly they use your information and to find out how to opt-out or delete such information.
4. Information relating to Co-Ownership clients
If you are an existing Co-Ownership client or an applicant, details of how we process your personal information and who we share it with will be contained in the relevant application forms and literature.
5. Information relating to professional advisers
We retain information about professional advisers who may be appointed to act for Co-Ownership Housing in providing its services to clients and applicants.