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Privacy Policy

The website irishempire.org, also known as ‘Irish Empire’, is committed to protecting your privacy. This Privacy Policy explains our data processing practices and your options regarding the ways in which your personal data is used. It is designed to give you confidence in our level of professionalism and in the privacy and security of the personal information we obtain from you whether you upload information to our website, download it, or are merely visiting.

If you have any requests concerning your personal information or any queries with regard to our processing please contact us at info@irishempire.org

Information collected

Irish Empire shall collect, process and use your personal data in accordance with the laws and statutes on data protection in Ireland and those of the European Union. Persons not registered with Irish Empire may not view your information.

Irish Empire collects the details provided by you on signing up together with information we learn about you from your use of our service and your visits to our web site and other sites accessible from them. We also collect information about the transactions you undertake but we do not take any details of payment cards used as this service is separately provided by Stripe.

We may collect additional information in connection with your participation on our social network or via any promotions or competitions offered by us and information you provide when giving us feedback or completing profile forms. We also monitor user traffic patterns and site use which enables us to improve the service we provide. By accessing services provided by us, and by providing personal information to us, you consent to the collection and use of this information by us as outlined in this Privacy Policy.

Your Profile, Contact Management

The personal data you have made available to Irish Empire is visible to all other members of Irish Empire. Comments you make are visible to others on the Irish Empire network as are your votes. You can delete your comments at any time.

Invitations

As an Irish Empire user you may invite others to join Irish Empire. Irish Empire shall process personal data collected in the course of the invitation on behalf of the Irish Empire member solely for expanding their network. E.g. through contact suggestions, and shall not use it for other purposes.

Irish Empire will send a reminder e-mail on behalf of the Irish Empire member to the recipient of the invitation after you send the invitation. You are also able to send out automatic reminder emails in addition to our automatic reminder. Please note that your name will be mentioned in the invitation we send to the recipient.

Groups

On the Irish Empire network you can join certain groups, forums and similar services. Information about group members is visible to other users.

Use of your information and your preferences

We will use your information to provide and personalise our service. We will also use your contact details to communicate with you. We may use your information to send you offers and news about Irish Empire products and services or those of other carefully selected companies which we think may be of interest to you. We may contact you by post, email, telephone or fax for these purposes.

Once you have applied signed up to our website you are deemed to be a user of our website and if you do not wish to receive ongoing information from us then you should opt-out by terminating your Irish Empire membership and ceasing using our service. Please note that there may be instances where it may be necessary for us to communicate with you, in any event, for administrative or operational reasons relating to our service.

Disclosures of your information

We will never pass your personal data to anyone else outside of Irish Empire, except for any successors in title to our business and suppliers that process data on our behalf both in Ireland and abroad. We may also use and disclose information in aggregate (so that no individual customers are identified) for marketing and strategic development purposes.

Other web sites

Our web site may contain links to other web sites which are outside our control and are not covered by this Privacy Policy. If you access other sites using the links provided, the operators of these sites may collect information from you which will be used by them in accordance with their privacy policy, which may differ from ours.

Cookies

"Cookies" are small pieces of information sent by a web server to a web browser, which enables the server to collect information from the browser. Irish Empire uses cookies for a number of purposes, for instance to enable us to simplify the logging on process for registered users, to help ensure the security and authenticity of registered users, to provide the mechanisms for online shopping and to enable traffic monitoring.

Non-registered visitors of the site are sent anonymous cookies to keep track of their browsing patterns and build up a demographic profile. In addition, any visitor who has clicked on an Irish Empire advertisement on another site that links to irishempire.ie will be sent anonymous cookies that will allow us to analyse advertising effectiveness and manage our relationship with affiliate sites.

Whilst you do not need to allow your browser to accept cookies in order to browse much of our web site or to access many of our services, you must have cookies enabled if you wish to shop online at irishempire.ie or access any areas reserved for registered users.

Most browsers allow you to turn off the cookie function. If you want to know how to do this please look at the help menu on your browser.

Access rights

You have a right to access the personal data that is held about you which can be exercised in accordance with the law. To obtain a copy of the personal information irishempire.ie holds about you, please either email us at info@irishempire.org or write to us at Irish Empire, 4 King Street Mews, Abbeyside, Dungarvan, Co Waterford, Ireland supplying a return address and enclosing a cheque for €10 made out to Irish Empire.

Minors

Membership of Irish Empire services are reserved for persons who have reached the legal age of 18. Parents and legal guardians are responsible for the protection of their children’s privacy.