The Connacht Tribune has created this privacy statement to demonstrate our firm commitment to privacy. The following discloses the information gathering and dissemination practices of The Connacht Tribune.
A user can access our site and utilise a number of our services without providing any information at all. However, all users who may register for The Connacht Tribune services provide basic contact and demographic information. Our advertisers need this information to determine how effective their advertising investments are. The Connacht Tribune will not disclose a user's personally identifiable information to any third party without the user's express permission except where applicable for the purpose of supplying the service for which the user has registered.
We do not follow a user's browsing path outside of our websites.
Information The Connacht Tribune collects:
Optional sign ups:
If users wish to utilise certain services located on specific sections of The Connacht Tribune, they must sign up. Services that currently require some form of sign up include:
* Participation in competitions / promotions / surveys;
* Subscribing to The Connacht Tribune’s Digital Editions;
The information collected when a user signs up for a service can include an email address and name. When signing up for a service, a user may also "opt-in " to various email notifications or offers (see opt-in procedures below).
The Connacht Tribune offers interactive polls so users can easily share their opinions with others and see what other users think about important issues. Their name, email address and country information is retained temporarily.
"Email this story" service:
A user can electronically forward a summary of a news story to someone else by clicking the link at the bottom of a story. The user provides a valid email address for both the sender and the recipient in order to ensure that the service functions properly and to inform the recipient who sent the story. There is also an option to include a name which is only used for the email salutation. None of this information is used for any other purpose.
Information automatically logged:
We log your IP address, browser's user agent, and referring address to help diagnose problems with our server, to administer our website and to identify unique users. Your IP address is also used to gather broad demographic information.
Auditing our traffic figures:
We also provide our log file data to ABC electronic auditing bureau on a regular basis to verify our traffic figures to the website. The information is used solely for auditing purposes.
Finally, the data may on occasion of abuse or harassment be used to find and locate individuals abusing the network system and or services of The Connacht Tribune. In these cases this data may be passed on to appropriate individuals, organisations or companies, if specifically requested.
Irish data protection commissioner:
Further information on your data privacy rights are available on the website of the Irish data protection commissioner. http://www.dataprivacy.ie
The Connacht Tribune may perform statistical analyses of user behaviour in order to measure interest in the various areas of our site (for product development purposes) and to inform advertisers as to how many consumers have seen or "clicked" their advertising banners. We may also use demographic and preference information to allow advertising banners on our website to be targeted, in aggregate, to the readers for whom they are most pertinent. This means that readers may see advertising that is most likely to interest them, and advertisers send their messages to people who are most likely to be receptive, improving both the viewer's experience and the effectiveness of the ads. In this statistical analyses and banner advertisement targeting, we will disclose information to third parties only in aggregate form. Personal information about you as an individual subscriber will not be provided to any third party without your consent.
We may use a third-party advertising company to serve ads when you visit our website. The third-party advertising company may also separately places or recognises a cookie file on your browser in the course of delivering advertisements to The Connacht Tribune.
Certain online purchase options require users to give us financial information (such as their credit card numbers), and demographic information (such as their address etc). Financial information that is collected is used solely to bill the user for products and services.
Surveys & competitions:
From time-to-time our site requests information from users via surveys or competitions. Participation in these surveys or competitions is completely voluntary and the user therefore has a choice whether or not to disclose this information. Information requested may include contact information (such as name and delivery address), and demographic information (such as address, age and income level). Contact information will be used to notify the winners and award prizes. Survey information will be used for purposes of monitoring or improving the use and satisfaction of this site. No personal information will be retained for longer than is necessary or used for any undisclosed purpose.
Promotions and competitions that run on The Connacht Tribune may be sponsored by companies other than The Connacht Tribune or may be co-sponsored by The Connacht Tribune and another company.
The Connacht Tribune or its sponsors or business partners may with your expressed permission, from time to time, send you e-mails regarding its products and services.
Using the email addresses provided on registration, The Connacht Tribune may contact you regarding renewal of subscriptions to the Digital Edition service.
This site contains links to other sites. The Connacht Tribune is not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of such websites.
This site has security measures in place to protect the loss, misuse and alteration of the information under our control. Unfortunately, no data transmission over the internet can be guaranteed to be 100 per cent secure. As a result, while we strive to protect your personal information, The Connacht Tribune cannot ensure or warrant the security of any information you transmit to us or from our online products or services, 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.
Special interest sites:
The Connacht Tribune may provide certain services in conjunction with third parties: These third parties have their own security and privacy policies. You are advised to review these separately.
Contacting the website:
If you have any questions about this privacy statement, or the security practices of this site, you can contact: firstname.lastname@example.org