Legal & Privacy


The material contained on this website is for general information purposes only and does not constitute legal or other professional advice. Specific professional advice should be sought on any particular matter.

Civil Certificates Limited is not responsible for the content of external Internet sites which link to this site or which are linked to from it.

Please note that when you enter other web sites via such links, you will not be subject to these terms and conditions and you will not benefit from the protections afforded to you in using our Site. We will not be liable in any way for the content, availability or use of such linked web sites and you use such links entirely at your own risk.

All materials on this website are protected by copyright. This material may only be used for personal use provided that any copy retains all copyright and other proprietary notices contained in the original material. You may not modify the materials on this website in any way or reproduce or publicly display, perform, distribute or otherwise use them for any public or commercial purpose without the prior written consent of Civil Certificates Limited.

Access to and use of this Site is at the user’s own risk and we do not represent or warrant that the use of this Site or any material downloaded from it will not cause damage to property, including but not limited to loss of data or computer virus infection. In no event do we accept liability of any description including liability for negligence for any damages whatsoever resulting from loss of use, data or profits arising out of or in connection with the access, use or performance of this Site or any its contents.



At Civil Certificates Limited we ensure the privacy of your information. All data entered through our Contact Us, Birth Certificate, Marriage Certificate and Death Certificate forms will remain confidential. We will not give your details to third parties without your written consent.

The information you provide will be held in accordance with the Data Protection Acts 1988 and 2003.

If you volunteer personal information in an e-mail or as an e-mail address in the form of an enquiry or comment the data will not be made available to any third party and will be used solely for the purpose for which it was intended.

Our Internet Service Provider collects technical details of site visits such as:

  • The IP address of the visitor’s web client.
  • The top-level domain name used (for example .ie, .com, .org, .net).
  • The previous website address from which the visitor reached us, including any search terms used.
  • Clickstream data which shows the traffic of visitors around this web site (for example pages accessed and documents downloaded).
  • The type of web browser used by the website visitor

This information is for statistical purposes only and none of it will be used to identify individual site visitors unless required to do so by law.


What are cookies?

Cookies are small files stored on your computer, tablet or mobile phone when you visit a website. When you return to our website we may retrieve these cookies from your web browser (eg Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox or Google Chrome) each time you visit, so we can remember your personal settings and improved your online experience. So cookies help to make your online experience as smooth as possible. For security reasons, many websites will not function at all without the use of cookies.

What has changed and how will the new EU cookie directive affect me?

We have always used cookies to provide a secure and efficient website experience for our customers. As part of a change in legislation, all websites are now required to provide additional information on what cookies are, and how and why they are used.These changes will not affect the way in which you currently use our website, however – as we can only provide certain features of this website through the use of cookies – by using our site you agree to the use of cookies as described in this policy.

Which cookies, Google etc. does our website use? uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google, Inc. (“Google”). This service uses “cookies”, which are text files placed on your computer, to help the website analyse how visitors to use the site.

The information generated by the cookie about your use of the website (including your IP address) will be transmitted to and stored by Google on servers in the United States. Google will use this information for the purpose of evaluating your use of the website, compiling reports on website activity for Civil Certificates Limited and providing other services relating to website activity and internet usage.

Google may also transfer this information to third parties where required to do so by law, or where such third parties process the information on Google’s behalf. Google will not associate your IP address with any other data held by Google. You may refuse the use of cookies by selecting the appropriate settings on your browser, however please note that if you do this you may not be able to use the full functionality of this website.

By using this website and allowing cookies to remain enabled, you consent to the processing of data about you by Google in the manner and for the purposes as set out above.

You will see two cookies for Google Anlytics. _ga cookie lasts 2 years and is used to distinguish users. _gat cookie lives for 10 minutes and is used to throttle request rate. The only other cookie we use is a compliance cookie to show that you agree to our cookie policy by using our website.

Data Protection

If, after supplying personal information, you require a copy of it or you wish to discuss, correct or delete it, you may write (including the personal details supplied via the website) to Head of Administration, Civil Certificates Limited, 6 – 9 Trinity Street, Dublin 2, Ireland.