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Information We Collect

NILGOSC is registered with the Information Commissioner under the Data Protection Act 1998 to hold personal information for the purpose of administration of the pension scheme. Essentially the data is used to determine eligibility for, and to calculate any pension or other benefits from, the LGPS (NI). This information is held and processed by NILGOSC strictly in accordance with the Data Protection Act 1998. In order to carry out its purpose NILGOSC may receive information about its members and pensioners from third parties, such as employers, but can only do so in accordance with the law.

In order to provide full access to the website, NILGOSC will sometimes collect information about its users.  When someone visits the website, NILGOSC will collect standard internet log information and details of visitor behaviour patterns in order to find out information, such as the volume of traffic to particular parts of the website.  Website usage information is collected using cookies.

NILGOSC does not make any attempt to find out the identities of visitors to any part of the website and will not associate any data gathered from the website with any personally identifiable data from any other source.  If NILGOSC does want to collect personally identifiable information through its website, this will be made clear at the point of collection and an explanation provided about how it is intended to be used.