Privacy Policy

Privacy Policy

Revised December 31, 2013 

IrishCentral.com is committed to safeguarding your privacy online. Please read the following information to understand how your personal information will be treated by us and our third party providers. The IrishCentral.com website is operated by IrishCentral LLC.

I. GENERAL

This Privacy Statement discloses the privacy practices for IrishCentral.com,  and any other affiliated sites on which a link to this Privacy Statement appears (collectively, the “website”).  Use of the website is subject to this privacy statement and the terms and conditions in effect at the time of use.  This privacy statement is incorporated by reference in the terms and conditions.  As used herein, “we,” “us,” and “our” refers to IrishCentral LLC.

This Privacy Statement only applies to information collected on the website. For example, this privacy statement does not apply to information you may have provided when entering a sweepstakes by mail, fax, or email.

This privacy policy may be modified at any time; the date of the most recent revision will appear on this page so check back periodically. You agree that your use of the website is subject to this privacy policy as then in effect. Continued access to the website by you following any modification in this privacy policy will constitute your acceptance of this privacy policy as modified. If you do not agree to be bound by all of the terms set forth below, do not use any websites.

II. What information do we collect?

Our primary goal in collecting information is to enhance your user experience on our Website.

A. Personally identifying information

We do not automatically collect any personally identifying information from visitors to the website.

To take advantage of certain optional features or functions of the website, you may be asked to voluntarily supply certain personally identifying information such as your name, address, email address and telephone number.  For example, you may be asked to supply personally identifying information if you complete the optional registration process for the website or if you participate in a sweepstakes or contest,  or link an account through a social network.

We work with social networks including, but not limited to Facebook, Twitter, Google Plus, and LinkedIn. We have access to information you directly provide and information through those social networking services based on your privacy settings on those networks.

Personally identifying information may be shared with third parties as disclosed in this privacy policy or at the time you provide your information. Third parties that provide support for the operation of the website or features thereof may also have access to such information. We occasionally hire other companies to provide limited services on our behalf, such as handling the processing and delivery of newsletter mailings or performing statistical analysis of our website. We may also share personally identifying information we have about our users with third parties so that the third parties can send you information and special offers, unless you choose to opt out from such sharing by clicking on the unsubscribe link included in such emails.

If you do not want any of your personally identifying information collected, you can always decline to take advantage of these optional features and functions. After creating a profile on IrishCentral.com, if you wish to change any of your profile information, you may do so by clicking the "My Profile" link when you are logged in and then edit your contact information.

B. Tracking information

1. Cookies: Like many website operators, we use “cookies” to recognize your web browser.  A “cookie” is a small piece of information that is stored in a designated file on your computer.  Each cookie has a unique number with no meaning outside of the website. Our cookies do not contain any personally identifying information about our visitors.

We may use both session ID cookies and persistent cookies.  Session ID cookies terminate when you close your browser.  Persistent cookies may be stored on a hard drive for an extended period of time.  Persistent cookies can be removed by following directions found under “help” in your internet browser.  You can configure your browser not to accept cookies however, if you do so, you may not be able to use certain optional features or functions of the website. Separately, third party companies that serve advertisements on the website may use cookies and other tracking information, as further detailed below, to collect information about your visits to this website and other websites.

2. Log Files: Like many website operators, we use tracking programs that collect information about log files, including Internet Protocol (IP) addresses, browser types, internet service providers (ISPs), referring/exit pages, platform types, date/time stamps, and number of clicks. The information that we collect regarding log files is not linked to personally identifying information.

3. Web Beacons/Web Bugs (Clear GIFs/ Single-Pixel GIFs): Advertisements that appear on our website are sometimes delivered by third party advertisers.  These third party advertisers may use web beacons or web bugs to recognize your computer each time they send you an advertisement in order to measure the effectiveness of their ads and to personalize advertising content. In this way, they may compile information about where individuals using your computer or browser saw their advertisements and determine which advertisements are clicked.  No personally identifying information is gathered through web beacons or web bugs.

C. E-mail Addresses

1. When do we collect your email address?: We do not automatically collect your email address.  We obtain your email address only if you choose to provide it to us when you complete the optional registration process on our website or when you participate in one of our online offers.

2. How do we use your email address?:  If you choose to provide us with your email address, we may email you from time to time to call your attention to products and offers we believe might interest you.

3. Can you opt out of receiving emails?: If you prefer not to receive direct communications sent by us, our advertisers or other third parties, you will be given an opportunity to decline at the time you provide any information.

If you decline at the time you provide us with information or choose to opt out later, you will not receive email or other communications sent directly by us or our advertisers utilizing information collected from our site. However, if you provide your personal information in order to enter one of our sweepstakes, contests, or online offers, you may still receive information about the specific sweepstakes, contest, or online offer you entered.

4. How to opt out of emails: You can opt out of receiving emails at the time you provide your information or at any other time. When you submit personally identifying information, if the information might be used for emailing purposes, then you will be given the opportunity, at the time of submission, to decline to receive such communications.  You can also choose to opt out later by clicking the “Unsubscribe” button included on the bottom of every email you receive from us.  You may also pick and choose which newsletters you wish to receive by clicking the “Change Newsletter Preferences” button included on the bottom of every email you receive from us.

III. HOW DO WE USE THE INFORMATION WE COLLECT?

A. Purposes for Which Information Is Submitted

Personally identifying information that you voluntarily submit may be used for the purpose(s) for which it was submitted. For example, if you voluntarily submit personally identifying information to enter a sweepstakes on the website, the information that your submit may be used as part of your entry to that sweepstakes.

Personally identifying information may be shared with third-parties to the extent necessary to accomplish the purpose(s) for which the information was submitted. 

B. Facilitating Use of the Website and Customizing Content, Advertising and Offers

We may use information collected from cookies and other tracking technology to recognize your browser when you visit the Website and to facilitate easy login to the Website, to attempt to personalize the Website for each user, to ensure that your browser does or does not see the same ad over and over again, to sequence ads and offers in a series and to track page usage and paths.  We may also use collected information to allow editorial content and/or advertising on the Website to be targeted to groups of users for whom it is most pertinent.  This means that users see editorial content and/or advertising most likely to interest themIn connection with these uses, we may disclose information to third parties, but only in aggregate form.

We also use third party companies to serve advertisements on the Website. These companies may use cookies and other tracking information to collect information about your visits to the Website and other websites, so that they can measure the effectiveness of ads, to track page usage and paths followed during visits, and to provide advertisements about goods and services they think will be of interest to you based on your usage. These companies may provide this data to us.


 

C. Administrative Use and Communications Related to Your Use of the Website

We may use collected information for internal administrative purposes including site administration, troubleshooting, processing of e-commerce transactions or administration of sweepstakes and contests.  We may also use collected information to send you communications related to your use of the Website or Content you post on the Website.  This includes, when applicable, communications regarding account status, order status, renewal/expiration notices and other transactional communications.  We may also send you notifications about major changes to the Website and/or to the Privacy Statement. 

In connection with these uses, third parties that provide support for the operation of the Website or features thereof may also have access to such information.  In all cases, however, we will use the information only as permitted by law.

Our Website and associated services are hosted in the United States. If you are outside of the United States, your information will be processed and stored in the United States and you are consenting to such processing and storage.

D. Statistical Analysis

We may use collected information to create aggregate statistics about activity on and visitors to the Website, including, the number of return visits to the Website or our advertisers’ websites, the number of unique visitors that have viewed or “clicked” a particular ad or visited a particular web page and how much time is spent on each page of the Website.  We may also create aggregate demographic statistics. 

We may use these aggregate statistics to measure interest in various areas of the Website, to better design the Website and to improve our marketing strategy and product offerings.  We may share the aggregate statistical information with third parties. We may also use third parties to assist us in collecting and using these aggregate statistics.

E. Information and Offers That May Be of Interest To You

If you voluntarily supply personally identifiable information that includes contact information, we may, from time to time, contact you or give your contact information to third parties so that they may contact you, to call your attention to products or services that may be of interest to you.  When you submit personally identifying information, if the information might be used for this purpose, then you will be given the opportunity, at the time of submission, to decline to receive such communications by checking an “opt in” or “opt out” box.  If you decline at that time, or if you chose to opt out later, you will not receive such communications utilizing information collected from the Website.  You can choose to opt out later by clicking the “Unsubscribe” button included on the bottom of every email you receive from us.

IV.    THIRD PARTY COOKIES AND TRACKING

We use third-party companies to serve advertisements on the Website. These companies may use cookies and Web beacons  tocollect non-personally identifiable  information  about your visits to this Website and other websites.  These companies may use the information that they collect to measure and research the effectiveness of advertisements, to track page usage and paths followed during visits, and to provide advertisements about goods and services of interest to you. These companies may provide this data to us, but only in aggregate form. If you would like more information about this practice and to know your choices about not having this information used by these companies, click here: (http://networkadvertising.org/consumer/opt_out.asp).

 

Our website includes social media features, widgets and/or interactive mini-programs that run on our site. These features are small content modules that users can embed on sites and may collect your IP address, which page you are visiting on our site, or set a cookie to enable the feature to function properly. Social media features and widgets are either hosted by a third party or hosted directly on our website. Your interactions with these features are governed by the privacy policy of the company providing it.

 

 

V.      IS MY INFORMATION PROTECTED?

We use reasonable administrative, technical, personnel and physical measures to safeguard personally identifying information against loss, theft and unauthorized use, disclosure or modification. Personally identifying information may also be stored on computers of third parties that provide technical support for the operation of the Website.  As effective as our security measures are, no security system is impenetrable.  Moreover, we cannot guarantee that information that you supply will not be intercepted while being transmitted to us.

VI.    DISCLOSURE

As described above in Section III A, B, C, D and E, certain uses of collected information may involve disclosure to third parties.  In addition, we may disclose collected information in the good faith belief that we are required to do so by law, or when doing so is reasonably necessary to: (1) comply with the law or legal process; (2) respond to any claims; (3) protect and defend the rights, property or personal safety of , IrishCentral LLC and affiliates, as well as our customers, users or the public; or (4) protect against misuse or unauthorized use of the Website.  In addition, collected information may be disclosed as part of any bankruptcy, merger, sale, transfer of company assets or acquisition.

VII.   THIRD PARTY SITES AND CONTENT

During your visit to the Website you may view as part of a frame that includes our content, certain content and websites that are actually created, operated, owned and/or hosted by a third party or third parties.  You may also see links on the Website to other websites.  We are not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of third parties.  You should check the applicable privacy policies of those third parties when providing personally identifying information.

VIII. CHILDREN UNDER THE AGE OF 13

 

Kids under 13: Do not send us any information about yourself to us. – including information such as your name, address, or e-mail address. We do not knowingly collect or solicit personally identifying information from or about children under the age of 13.  By submitting any personally identifying information, you certify that you are at least 13 years of age.  If we discover that we have received any information from or about a child under 13 in violation of this statement, we will delete that information.  If you believe that we have collected personally identifying information from or about a child under the age of 13, please contact us at the address provided in the “Questions” section below.

IX. Facebook 

The general privacy policy published by IrishCentral.com applies to content provided by and your use of the IrishCentral Facebook app (the "App"). For full details see http://www.irishcentral.com/services/privacy_policy/

This is the additional IrishCentral.com privacy policy for the App.
As a registered Facebook user, you are also subject to Facebook's privacy policy. Please check your Facebook account privacy settings for further information.

Collecting information about you
We collect different types of information about App users for four main reasons:
1. To personalise the content of the App for individual users.
2. To help us to monitor and improve the App.
3. To advertise on the App.
4. With user consent, to market services to individual users.

Our principles
1. We do our utmost to protect user privacy through the appropriate use of security technology. This means:
- we ensure that we have appropriate physical and technological security measures to protect your information
- we ensure that when we outsource any processes, the service provider has appropriate security measures
2. We will respect your privacy. You should only receive marketing emails from IrishCentral.com, if you have requested to do so and if you choose, from carefully chosen third parties. It will be made clear to you where you have these choices, for example, tick boxes will let you decide whether you wish to receive marketing.
3. We will collect and use individual user details only where we have legitimate business reasons and are legally entitled to do so.
4. We will be transparent in our dealings with you as to what information about you we will collect and how we will use your information.
5. We will use personal data only for the purpose(s) for which they were originally collected and we will ensure personal data are securely disposed of.

Sharing your information with us and others
When you first access the App, you will be presented with a Facebook permissions page, which will advise you about the Facebook information you will be sharing with the App and other Facebook users. You can then decide whether or not to share your Facebook information by using the App. If you decide not to grant permission you will not be able to use the App.
By granting permission you will be agreeing to share your Facebook user details (including your name, profile picture, gender, networks, user ID and any other information you choose to share according to your Facebook account settings) as well as the user details of your Facebook friends, and information about your use of the App, 

X. Changes to this Privacy Statement

This Privacy Statement may be amended or modified from time to time.  Any such changes will be posted here and will be effective immediately unless a later effective date is specified.

X. QUESTIONS

If you have any more questions, please email our webmaster at info@IrishCentral.com or write to:
Webmaster
IrishCentral.com
875 Sixth AvenueNew York, NY 10001

Updated on December 31, 2013

 



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