Privacy Statement


Who we are

Town of Things is a project between Wexford County Council and the Irish Institute of Digital Business at Dublin City University. The Town of Things is an Innovation project primarily funded by the Department of Rural and Community Development under the Digital Innovation Programme.


The aim of this project is to trial new technologies and innovative uses of existing technologies. To enable the on street conversational technologies the platform is provided by Hello Lamp Post.


The main aim of the project is:



What we do


The project will involve a number of activities to enhance the presence of digital technologies in Gorey.


These activities include:





No personal data is collected or stored by these sensors.



For more information on us please see our website:


Town of Things hereinafter referred as “ToT”. 

This statement relates to ToT privacy practices in connection with ToT websites. ToT are not responsible for the content or privacy practices of other websites. External links to other websites are not always clearly identifiable as such. Within the ToT domain you can sometimes find website links which take you to different websites, over which ToT, has no editorial responsibility or control. While ToT encourages compliance with this web privacy statement at such sites.  Please consult the privacy statements of individual sites or contact the persons responsible for those sites, in order to understand the policies and practices under which they operate.


General Statement

ToT fully respects your right to privacy and actively seeks to preserve the privacy rights of those who share information with Insight.  ToT will not collect any personal information about you on this website without your permission save in cases where ToT are required by law to do so (e.g. the investigation of a criminal offence or a breach of any of the Universities policies, procedures or guidelines).  Any personal information which you volunteer to ToT will be treated with the highest standards of security and confidentiality, in accordance with the Data Protection Acts 1988 to 2018 and the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).


ToT does not collect any personal data about you on this website, apart from information which you volunteer (for example by e-mailing ToT).  Any information, which you provide in this way, will be made available to a third party – typically those working with the ToT on normal business, and is used by the ToT only in line with the purpose for which you provided it.


We share information around the number and nature of visits to our website with our ToT team as part of Insights reporting metrics.  Any information which we share is in anonymised aggregated form, unless your consent has been obtained to the contrary.  For example, relating to a news story involving you and ToT where that information is published.  You may at any time request a withdrawal of consent.  Typically, consent is obtained and confirmed with a consent form.  You can withdraw consent by contacting us who will ensure consent is withdrawn.


Cookies used

Controlling your cookies

Any cookie that is not Strictly Necessary is not active by default and does not send information to the resource it is called from. Accepting all cookies, makes all cookies active.


Personal Data We Collect

We collect personal data which you volunteer

Town of Things for Data Analytics collects personal data which you volunteer to us via our website. Where you provide data typically via one of our webforms, we will collect and process this data.


Where you contact us for the purposes of business we will process this data for business purposes only.


Where you contact us for the purposes of Public Engagement we will process this data for Public Engagement purposes only.


Where you contact us for the purposes of Media we will process this data for Media purposes only.  This may include signing up to receive information from us.

Google Analytics

Town of Things, Wexford County Council and Irish Institute of Digital Business has an appropriate legal mechanism in place with Google for the purposes of compliance with the GDPR and National Irish Data Protection Legislation.

ToT uses Google Analytics to collect data in real-time about you and your visits to Town of Things for Data Analytics Website 

What we collect about you when you visit our website 


We use all this information to better understand who our visitors are and it helps us to see how effective our website is and how we can improve it.  We provide aggregated anonymised results to our team as part of our reporting metrics.  No information is provided to our team which identifies you. We also use this data to compile statistical reports, we do not use this data to re-identify you and any reports generates are aggregated and anonymised.

ToT will not identify users or facilitate the merging of personally identifiable information with non-personally identifiable information collected through Google Analytics or its features unless you have given us affirmative consent (opted-in) to that identification or merger of data, provided that Insight and its four Co-Host Universities still have such Google Analytics features supported at the time of consent and have not disabled such features prior to consent.  We will never attempt to disaggregate data collected via Google Analytics or any data reported in aggregate form from Google Analytics.


Whilst we do not anticipate this ever occurring.  If this is ever envisaged, we will always contact you for your consent in advance of any such processing.


For more information on Google analytics privacy policy which includes details of how to opt-out please see the following website:


For more information on Google analytics cookie usage on websites please see the following website:

For more information on Google Analytics Opt-out Browser Add-on please see the following website:


Personal Data and Your Rights

You have a number of rights under personal data protection legislation.

Your rights are as follows:


You may also raise a complaint, concern or query with the Data Protection Commissioner. 


For more on raising a complaint, concern or query with the Data Protection commissioner please see:


For more information on Data Subjects Rights see the Data Protection Commission website: also has information on data subject rights please see:


There are circumstances where you may not be able to exercise all your rights this depends upon the nature of the processing and the legal basis relied upon. 

For information on limiting data subject rights please see the Data Protection Commission website:


We would appreciate it if you have a query or concern that you raise it with us first.


Contact Us

For further information on personal data matters, please contact Town of Things, details provided below:





This statement explains the Internet Privacy Policy that ToT have adopted for this website. However, in legal terms it shall not be construed as a contractual undertaking. ToT reserves the right to review and amend this statement at any time without notice.


Last Updated: 4 February 2022

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