We do not supply your information to third parties for marketing purposes unless the document in question has been developed with partner organisations. If a document has been developed with partner organisations, this will be stated on the document record within the Document Feedback system along with who those partners are. NSAI handles all personal information in compliance with the Data Protection Act 1988 as amended and the EU Communications Directive 2002.  We will only send you relevant information about our products and services that may be of interest to you via email.

NSAI Privacy Policy

NSAI (The NAtional Standards Authority of Ireland) is committed to protecting your privacy online.

You use our website anonymously unless you choose to provide us with information about yourself. We protect your personal information on the internet to an equivalent high standard as that of our responsibilities to you in any other dealings that we may have with you.

What information do we collect?

We collect the contact details of anybody viewing or commenting on our draft standards including name and email address.  This information may be used to notify you when your comments are moderated, contact you to clarify your comments and for NSAI Standards to keep you informed on relevant products and services.

We also collect information about our users by the use of cookies. For more information about cookies please see below.

The information we collect is used for the following purposes:

  • To collate statistical information about our website
  • Marketing of NSAI Standards products that we believe will be relevant or of interest to you. If you do not wish not receive such communications please email us at

Information log files are generated for each request to the web server.


Cookies are small pieces of information that are stored by your browser on your computer’s hard drive. We use cookies to identify registered users automatically when they log on and also to track users as they travel through the system. You can set up your browser to reject cookies but you should be aware that this could limit your ability to use certain features on our site.

Information gathered by us when you browse the NSAI Website

Although we will do all that we reasonably can to ensure that availability of our website will be uninterrupted and error free, we cannot guarantee this due to the nature of the internet. The website may also be down from time to time to allow us to maintain or repair it, or to change the services that we offer.

When you visit the NSAI website to browse information that it contains, you do so anonymously unless you choose to provide us with information about yourself. If you do nothing during your visit but browse through the web site - reading pages, viewing images, for example - we will gather and store certain information about your visit automatically. This information does not identify you personally.

Information gathered automatically is used for only two purposes: site management and, in the case of suspected unauthorised activity, for law enforcement and possible criminal prosecution.

The NSAI website automatically logs visitor information from which summary statistics are created. We use the summary statistics to help us make our site more useful to visitors, such as assessing what information is of most interest to visitors, as well as for other purposes such as determining the site’s technical design specifications and identifying system performance or problem areas.

The following are representative of the types of information automatically collected and stored about your visit:

  • the internet domain and Internet Protocol (IP) address from which you access our website;
  • the type of Internet browser and the operating system of the computer you use to access our website;
  • the date and time of your visit;
  • the pages you visit on our website;
  • if you linked to our website from another one, the address of the other website;
  • and, if you linked to our website from a search website, the address of that website and the search term you used.

Shared Information with other Businesses

We will not pass any information to any party outside the NSAI, although we reserve the right to pass your details to law enforcement agencies if required to do so by applicable law.

Changes to our Privacy Policy

Any changes to our privacy policy will be posted here although we may choose to email you directly or direct you to an updated policy when you visit our site if the changes are significant.

Issue Date: 26th January 2011