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County Kildare Community Network

Privacy Statement


Identity

The County Kildare Community Network Company Limited, trading as Kildare Web Services, and responsibile for all matters relating to the kildare.ie domain, (hereinafter referred to as the "Kildare Community Network") is committed to respecting your privacy and to complying with all applicable data protection and privacy laws.

Users may access many sections of the kildare.ie website without providing the Kildare Community Network with any information.

Statistical Analysis

We do engage in statistical analysis of traffic to our website, which summarises who our visitors are and what they are viewing. We will not disclose a user's personally identifiable information to any third party without the user's express permission. In effect, personal information about you as an individual will not be provided to any third party without your consent.

Data Collection

The Kildare Community Network collects certain information from users and site visitors who opt to sign up to be included in any of the services listed below:

  • Competitions and Site Promotions
  • kildare.ie Email Newsletter or other similar newsletters
  • Discussion Forums
  • The Kildare Business Directory
  • Kildare Artists Directory
  • Directory of Community & Voluntary Groups
  • Events in County Kildare
  • Education Directory
  • Accommodation Directory
  • Things To Do in County Kildare
  • Food and Drink Guide
  • Online Surveys


The information collected when a user signs up for a service can include an e-mail address and name. After signing up for any of the services listed above, a user can opt out of the service at any stage.

Participation in our services is voluntary and the user has a choice whether or not to disclose information in these instances. Information requested may include contact information and demographic information. Contact information will be used to notify winners and award prizes in the case of competitions. Survey information will be used to improve the usability of the kildare.ie website.

All data will be obtained fairly. We will make you aware of all purposes that we intend to use your data for at the time of collection. Data will be accurate and complete and, where necessary, kept up to date.

Under no circumstances will customer data/information be disclosed to a third party without your express permission. Retention. Data will be kept for no longer than is necessary for the primary purpose for which it was obtained.

Discussion Forums

The Kildare Community Network offers visitors to the site the opportunity to post and reply to messages in our discussion forums. Users can share their opinions with others and see what other users think about them. Much of the content of these groups is provided by and is the responsibility of the person posting in that group. The Kildare Community Network takes no responsibility for such content. Instead, The Kildare Community Network merely provides access to such content as a service to you.

  • By their very nature, discussion groups may carry harmful, offensive, inaccurate or otherwise inappropriate material, or in some cases, postings that have been mislabeled or are otherwise deceptive. We expect that you will use caution and common sense and exercise proper judgment when using these discussion groups.
  • The Kildare Community Network does not endorse or guarantee the truthfulness, accuracy, or reliability of any communications posted in these discussion groups or endorse any opinions expressed in the these groups. You acknowledge that any reliance on material posted in these discussion groups will be at your own risk.
  • The Kildare Community Network reserves the right at all times to disclose any information as necessary to satisfy any applicable law or governmental request, or to edit, refuse to post or to remove any information or materials, in whole or in part, for any reason whatsoever, at The Kildare Community Network's sole discretion.
  • You acknowledge that these discussion groups are public and not private communications, and that therefore others may read your communications without your knowledge. Always use caution when giving out any personally identifying information about yourself or your children in any discussion group. Generally, any communication that you post to the groups is considered to be non-confidential.
  • You agree that when using our discussion groups you will not:
    • Defame, stalk, abuse, harass, threaten or otherwise violate the legal rights of others.
    • Publish, post, upload, distribute or disseminate any inappropriate, defamatory, obscene, or unlawful information.
    • Post any files that contain viruses, corrupted files, or any other similar software or programs that may damage the operation of another's computer.
    • Post any material that infringes any patent, trademark, copyright, or trade secret unless you are the owner of the Rights or have the permission of the owner to post or transmit such material.
    • Restrict or inhibit any other user from using and enjoying our discussion groups.


Abuse of Service

If instances of abuse or harassment are reported to the Kildare Community Network, certain information in our possession may be used to find and locate individuals abusing our network system and/or the services of The Kildare Community Network. In these cases this information may be passed on to appropriate individuals, organisations or companies, if specifically requested.

Sites Hosted on kildare.ie servers

We host a wide variety of websites and publicly accessible data on our servers. All information on our servers is believed to be correct as at the time of issue. Neither Kildare Community Network nor sponsors or participating community organisations, businesses, or individuals in the foregoing circumstances accept responsibility for any inaccuracy contained in the information provided.

External Links

The kildare.ie website contains links to other websites. The Kildare Community Network is not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of such websites. Kildare Community Network can remove links to other websites at our discretion.

Security

The kildare.ie website has security measures in place to protect the loss, misuse, and alteration of the information under our control. No data transmission over the internet can be guaranteed to be 100% secure. As a result, while we strive to protect your personal information, The Kildare Community Network cannot ensure or warrant the security of any information you transmit to us and you do so at your own risk. Once we receive your transmission, we make our best effort to ensure its security on our systems. The Kildare Community Network cannot accept responsibility for any unauthorised access or loss of personal information that is beyond our control.

Cookies

Cookies are small text files that a website can use in order to recognise visitors who revisit a site so as to facilitate their ongoing access to and use of the site. We will make limited use of cookies for certain online services. For security purposes cookies are used to maintain current session details. These cookies reside in the temporary internet file of your PC and are set to expire after your last action or when you elect to log off. One way of preventing the use of cookies is to deny or accept cookies, a facility which is available in most web browsers. Visitors should realise that certain cookies may be necessary in order to provide the visitor with certain website features.

Online Payments

Payment to the Kildare Community Network can be made via a secure server using our service partner, Paypal Europe, which accepts Visa, Mastercard, Delta, American Express or Switch. Personal and credit card details are not sent to us from Paypal. Paypal provides the most secure link between your computer and our site when transferring personal and payment information. For more details visit the paypal website and view their privacy statement.

Disclosure

You are entitled to copies of your Data kept by us. Requests should be in writing, by email or by post, and should be addressed to The Manager, Kildare Community Network, c/o Kildare County Council, St. Mary's, Naas, Co. Kildare.
Please quote your name, address and give details of the information you are requesting. We will take all reasonable steps to confirm your identity before issuing any data.

Data Protection Commissioner

Further information on your data privacy rights are available on Data Protection Commissioner's website - www.dataprivacy.ie

Contacting Us

The kildare.ie website and hosting services on the kildare.ie domain are operated by the County Kildare Community Network Company Limited t/a Kildare Web Services. We can be contacted at the following address:

Kildare Community Network,
C/o Kildare County Council
Áras Chill Dara,
Devoy Park,
Naas,
Co. Kildare
Tel: 045 980483
Fax: 045 980467
Email: info@kildare.ie

We reserve the right to amend this Data Protection Policy at any time in response to changes in data protection and privacy legislation.

If you have any questions about this privacy statement, or the security practices of this site, get in touch.

Contributions

Contributions to the kildare.ie website are welcome from all sections of the community in Co. Kildare.

Email info@kildare.ie or tel 045 980483 for further details.