Who we are

The Health and Safety Authority (HSA) has overall responsibility for the administration and enforcement of health and safety at work in Ireland. We are also the national centre for information and advice to employers, employees and self-employed on all aspects of workplace health and safety and the use of chemicals. The HSA also promotes education, training and research in the field of health and safety.

As part of our role we gather personal data from time to time both through our websites, when you contact us by phone and when you visit our offices, apply for a job with us or attend one of our events. The security of your data is a priority at the Health and Safety Authority and we are committed to respecting your privacy rights. We will handle your data fairly and legally at all times. We will also be transparent about what data we collect about you and how we use it. You can see our overall privacy policy on our main website (link here) that deals with all of our potential interactions with you. We are registered with the data protection commissioner and our inhouse Data Protection Officer is *** and can be contacted at dpo@hsa.ie This policy applies specifically to FARMSAFELY.COM and provides you with information about:

What personal data we collect from you on this site

When you register with FARMSAFELY.COM we require your First name and surname.

We also ask you for your farm address and county.

This information is used to generate the final safety report for your farm. If you do not want to provide this information, please use a full stop for your first name, surname and leave you address blank. Then when you print your report you can write these details directly onto the print out.

At registration time we also ask you for an email address. We use this to create your account, and to send you a new password if you forget the one you chose.

Farm Safety can send you email reminders of action items and a reminder to update your farm assessment annually. Also, from time to time the HSA have safety information that you might like them to send you. If you chose to receive either of these, we will use your email address to send them to you. If you decide later that you do not want to receive either of these emails, you can change your preferences in your profile.

What personal data does this website collect using cookies

To help us to understand how FarmSafely.com is being used we also track anonymous usage information using Google Analytics. This is done at login time so we know how often Farm Safely is being used. EazySAFE also use cookies to maintain your application session as you work on your risk assessment, this is removed when you logout.

How we use your data.

FarmSafely.com is your data stored for your education and guidance. All of the personal data we collect from you on this site is collected for the setup of your account, to track your risk assessment, to administer your account and to allow you to create and secure your account login details. Although the HSA provide this service to you, we have no access to your personal data.

Who we share your data with

The service is managed by the Irish company, EazySAFE who process your data as directed by us and in line with our commitment to you regarding your privacy. Your data is stored in Ireland and EazySAFE share statistical registration with us. And as explained above, Google Analytics is used to keep track of the number of people who are using FarmSafely.com.

How long we hold your data for

Your personal data is stored as until you decide to close your account or your account has not been accessed in 6 years.

How we ensure your privacy is maintained

EazySAFE store your data in a secure environment and access is restricted to the staff who provide the services you signed up for.

Your legal rights relating to your data.

You have the following rights in relation to data collected on this site:

If you wish to exercise any of the above rights, please email your request to our data protection officer at dpo@hsa.ie