myAccount Online Service - Privacy Policy

Your Right to Privacy

Revenue fully respects your right to privacy in relation to your interactions with this website. Any personal information provided by you will be treated with the highest standards of security and confidentiality and strictly in accordance with national Data Protection and Electronic Communications legislation, Revenue policy and applicable EU directives.

General Statement

Revenue will not collect any personal information about you on this website except for the purposes of taxes, social welfare contributions and certain other statutory functions as assigned by the Oireachtas. Any personal information that you volunteer to Revenue will be treated as confidential and kept secure.

Collection and Use of Personal Information

Revenue does not collect any personal information on this website unless you provide such information voluntarily. We take every precaution to protect the confidentiality of your personal information in accordance with national Data Protection and Electronic Communications legislation, Revenue policy and applicable EU directives. Any information you provide to us in the course of your business with us is not shared with third parties unless allowed or required by law.

Correcting/Updating Personal Information

If your personally identifiable information changes, or if you no longer wish to use our service, we will provide a way to correct, update or remove your personal data from the records on our internet system.

Confidentiality and Security

Revenue has a legal duty to protect the confidentiality of taxpayer information. We take every precaution to protect any information you submit via our website, both online and offline, in accordance with national Data Protection legislation and applicable EU directives. Throughout the myAccount registration process, and also when you are submitting sensitive information such as that required in a tax return, the information is encrypted to protect confidentiality, and protected according to industry best practice. Industry standard methods of encryption are also used by the myAccount online service to ensure confidentiality of all myAccount information transferred over the internet.

Registration

During registration, we ask you to provide certain details to allow us to verify your identity. You may also be asked to provide contact information (such as an e-mail address), which we will use to let you know about the services on our website and to respond to your questions about the services. Once you have received your myAccount temporary password, you may access the secure services within our site. We may send further e-mails later to inform you of changes to the services or relevant taxes and duties.

Collection of Internet Protocol (IP) Addresses

When you use the internet, you are assigned an IP address and when you visit our site we log the IP address of your web server. This is used for a number of reasons including administering the site, analyzing trends and gathering statistics.

Links

This website contains links to other sites. Revenue is not responsible for the privacy standards of other websites. We encourage you to be aware of this when you leave our site. This privacy statement relates solely to our privacy practices in connection with the myAccount online service.

Notification of Changes to this Statement

Revenue reserves the right to amend this statement at any future date and will post any substantive changes here. No part of this document may be copied, reproduced, translated, or reduced to any electronic medium or machine-readable form without prior written permission from the Office of the Revenue Commissioners.


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