Privacy Policy

Who we are

This website has been created by T.J. O’ Connor & Associates who are assisting Cork County Council in the development of proposals for the Fermoy Weir Remediation and Fish Bypass Project. The website address is:

What personal data we collect and why we collect it

Comments & Contact Forms

When visitors leave feedback through the site we collect the data shown in the feedback form, and also the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection. We use reCAPTCHA, a Google product, to protect our contact section from spam or unwarranted misuse.


If you upload images to the website as a part of your comments & feedback, you should avoid uploading images with embedded location data (EXIF GPS) included.

Who we share your data with

Cookies & Analytics

We use both session cookies (which expire once you close your web browser) and persistent cookies (which stay on your device until you delete them). To make it easier for you to understand why we need them, the Cookies we use on our Sites and Services can be grouped into the following categories:
Necessary – These cookies are absolutely essential for the website to function properly. This category only includes cookies that ensures basic functionalities and security features of the website. These cookies do not store any personal information.
Non-Necessary – Any cookies that may not be particularly necessary for the website to function and are used specifically to collect user personal data via analytics or other embedded contents are termed as non-necessary cookies.

We obtain data from third parties or use third parties to assist us with data collection. For example, we utilize third-party services to collect usage data. We also use services from other companies to help us determine a location based on your IP address notably to understand the approximate location of visitors to this website and for use with third party services used for spam detection and firewall protection.

We will only use your personal data when the law allows us to.

We will only use your personal data for the purposes for which we collected it, unless we reasonably consider that we need to use it for another reason and that reason is compatible with the original purpose. If we need to use your personal data for an unrelated purpose, we will notify you and we will explain the legal basis which allows us to do so.

We use Google Analytics for aggregated, anonymized website traffic analysis. In order to track your session usage, Google drops a cookie (_ga) with a randomly-generated ClientID in your browser. This ID is anonymized and contains no identifiable information like email, phone number, name, etc. We also send Google your IP Address. We use GA to track aggregated website behavior, such as what pages you looked at, for how long, and so on. This information is important to us for improving the user experience, for the benefit of the Fermoy Weir and Fish Bypass Channel project, and to ensure that the information on the website is being viewed and accessed as intended. If you would like to access what browsing information we have – or ask us to delete any GA data – please delete your _ga cookies, reach out to us via the contact form here, and/or install the Google Analytics Opt-Out Browser Add-On.” You can view the Google Privacy Policy here.

We do not share the analytic data with any third parties outside of those directly a part of the Fermoy Weir and Fish Bypass Channel Project or the services mentioned above, which we use to collect the analytic data on this website.

How long we retain your data

If you leave feedback, your name, email address, the email contents and its metadata are retained as long as they are needed for their use as a part of the Fermoy Weir and Fish Bypass project .

What rights you have over your data

If you have an account on this site, or have left comments or feedback, you can request to receive an exported file of the personal data we hold about you, including any data you have provided to us. You can also request that we erase any personal data we hold about you. This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.