Privacy & Security

Privacy

Access to details relating to operator licences and certificates of professional competence are governed by Section 7 of the Road Transport Act, 2011 (Number 31 of 2011). Like many websites, this site uses session cookies that we transfer to your computer for the duration of your visit. We use the session cookie to track your progress through the site, allowing us to maintain the security and integrity of the data being used. If you have chosen to disable session cookies on your browser the site will switch to URL redirection, allowing you to use all aspects of this online service.

For general web browsing (i.e. where no transaction takes place), no personal information is revealed to us, although certain statistical information is available to us via our internet service provider. This information may include:

  • The logical address of the server you are using
  • The top level domain name from which you access the Internet (for example, .ie, .com, .org etc.)
  • The type of browser you are using
  • The date and time you access our site
  • The Internet address used to link to our site

Some of the above information is used to create summary statistics that allow us to assess the number of visitors to our site, identify what pages are accessed most frequently and generally, help us to make our site more user-friendly.


Security

To ensure the security of your credit or Laser card information we use Secure Socket Layer (SSL) technology. As you access all areas of this site, you will see the padlock in your browser’s security display indicating that the transfer of all data between your browser and our site has been encrypted.

You must make sure that if you are sending sensitive personal or financial information that your connection is secure. If your connection is secure a closed padlock icon appears on the status bar and the URL will start with https:// rather than http://

Your laser or credit card information is not retained on this site, rather it is securely transferred to Realex Payments, a secure online payments provider.


Copyright Statement

The material featured on this site is subject to Government copyright according to the Copyright and Related Rights Act, 2000. The material may be downloaded to file or printer for personal use only. Where this material is being issued to others, the source (including URL) and copyright status must be acknowledged.

The permission to reproduce Government copyright material does not extend to any material on this site that may be the property of a third party. Authorisation to reproduce such material must be obtained from the copyright holders concerned.


Disclaimer Statement

With the exception of the pages containing the steps required to complete an online transaction, the contents of these pages are provided as an information guide only. They are intended to enhance public access to information about Road Transport Operator Licensing. While every effort is made in preparing material for publication, no responsibility is accepted by or on behalf of the State for any errors, omissions or misleading statements on these pages or any site to which these pages connect.

Although every effort is made to ensure the reliability of listed sites, this cannot be taken as an endorsement of these sites. The Department is not responsible for use of its web site by third parties providing payment services.