ICE supports unemployed individuals, social enterprises and youth entrepreneurs under contract from the Department of Rural and Community Development (DRCD). ICE is serious about your privacy and takes all reasonable steps to ensure your data is kept safe. The data collected is subject to the Data Protection Acts 1988-2013. This means that we must tell you what we do with your information. We cannot share information about you with someone else unless we get your permission first.
WHAT DATA ICE COLLECTS AND WHY
When we work with you we gather personal information. We may also ask you to share sensitive data about yourself which could include whether you have a disability, ethnicity and cultural background. You do not have to agree to share it. We ask for this data to ensure you are eligible for our services, and to work towards your goals. We also use the information in a statistical way to review and plan improvements to our services.
WHO ICE SHARES YOUR DATA WITH
Sometimes we share your information with other services that would be of benefit to you but we will always ask you about this first. From time to time they may ask some individuals to give feedback on our service to you. We also share data with the Department of Employment Affairs and Social Protection (DEASP).
HOW ICE STORE YOUR DATA AND FOR HOW LONG
ICE holds data on paper files and on databases in our computer system. Our paper files are in locked cabinets when not in use. This ensures that no one sees your file unless they are working with you. Our databases are secured by passwords and the latest firewall technology which is reviewed regularly by our software contractor. We keep your data for no longer than is necessary and a maximum of seven years after you stop using our services as this is a requirement of our funding.