Privacy

We completely value your privacy and we will never give, lease, or sell any personal information you entered when joining diaspora.ie to others.

A detailed explanation of our privacy policy is described below and if you have any questions, comments, or concerns please feel free to contact us.

Information We Collect

When you join diaspora.ie we collect personal information from you. The personal information we collect
includes limited data such as your name, email address, and country and region of residence.

When you subscribe to our newsletter we collect your name and email address.

We do not knowingly collect personal information from children under the age of thirteen.

We also collect certain website usage information that describes how our site is used and navigated, including the number of visitors and the length of their stays. Website usage information also includes the IP addresses of those who visit our website.

How We Use Information We Collect

When you join diaspora.ie
We use the personal information we collect from you to generate demographic statistics about the Irish diaspora. No personal details are divulged to others and your privacy is maintained at all times.

When you subscribe to our newsletter
We collect your name and email address. We will never give, lease, or sell any personal information to others, and your email address will only be used to send you our newsletter. You will be able to unsubscribe from our mailing list using the unsubscribe link on any email newsletter we send to you.

When you sign a petition
We occasionally run petitions on diaspora.ie and the process may involve collection of your name, address, email address and other details. In these instances the details you entered may be passed to the petition recipient as proof of validity of the petition.

Cookies

You can use view all the information pages on diaspora.ie without cookies however they do need to be enabled if you decide to join. Cookies are used to carry information from one page to the next during sign up, but can be disabled again once you’ve finished joining.

We also use third party advertisements on diaspora.ie to support our site. Some of these advertisers may use technology such as cookies and web beacons when they advertise on our site, which will also send these advertisers (such as Google through the Google AdSense program) information including your IP address, your ISP, the browser you used to visit our site, and in some cases, whether you have Flash installed. This is generally used for geotargeting purposes (showing New York real estate ads to someone in New York, for example) or showing certain ads based on specific sites visited (such as showing cooking ads to someone who frequents cooking sites).

We also may use DART cookies for ad serving through Google’s DoubleClick, which places a cookie on your computer when you are browsing the web and visit a site using DoubleClick advertising (including some Google AdSense advertisements). This cookie is used to serve ads specific to you and your interests (“interest based targeting”). The ads served will be targeted based on your previous browsing history (for example, if you have been viewing sites about visiting Las Vegas, you may see Las Vegas hotel advertisements when viewing a non-related site, such as on a site about hockey). DART uses “non personally identifiable information”. It does NOT track personal information about you, such as your name, email address, physical address, telephone number, social security numbers, bank account numbers or credit card numbers. You can opt-out of this ad serving on all sites using this advertising by visiting http://www.doubleclick.com/privacy/dart_adserving.aspx

You can chose to disable or selectively turn off our cookies or third-party cookies in your browser settings, or by managing preferences in programs such as Norton Internet Security. However, this can affect how you are able to interact with our site as well as other websites. This could include the inability to login to services or programs, such as logging into forums or accounts.

Deleting cookies does not mean you are permanently opted out of any advertising program. Unless you have settings that disallow cookies, the next time you visit a site running the advertisements, a new cookie will be added.

Access to and use of this website

Is provided subject to the terms of this copyright notice and legal disclaimer, collectively “terms and conditions”, all of which you should read carefully. By proceeding further you accept them. If you do not agree to all of these terms and conditions you should not use this website.

While diaspora.ie has taken all reasonable steps to ensure the accuracy and completeness of the information on the pages of this site it can accept no legal liability in respect of any inaccuracy or incompleteness in such information.

Diaspora.ie is not responsible for the contents of any off site pages referenced or linked to. By visiting this website, you are accepting the terms of this website privacy policy. Any external links to other web sites are clearly identifiable as such, and we are not responsible for the content or the privacy policies of these other web sites.

Copyright Notice

Material on this website is protected by copyright. All material on this website, including, (but not limited to) design, text, graphics and all software compilations and underlying source code are the copyright of diaspora.ie. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.

Disclaimer of Liability

Diaspora.ie provides this website on an “as is” basis only. With respect to all information in whatever form available from this website, neither Diaspora.ie nor any of their employees, makes any warranty, express or implied, or assumes any legal liability or responsibility for the accuracy, completeness, or usefulness of any information disclosed. Diaspora.ie does not accept liability for any loss or damage of any kind suffered as a result of using this website, including use of the information provided within this website.

Indemnity

You agree to indemnify and hold Diaspora.ie, its officers, directors, employees, and agents harmless from and against any claims, actions or demands, liabilities and settlements, including without limitation, reasonable legal and accounting fees resulting from, or alleged to result from, your use of this website and its content, in a manner that breaches or is alleged to breach these terms and conditions.

Governing Law and Jurisdiction

These terms and conditions shall be governed by, and construed in accordance with Irish Law and any dispute which may arise out of or in connection with these terms and conditions or the legal relationship established by them, shall be subject to the exclusive jurisdiction of the Irish Courts.

Policy Modifications

We may occasionally update this policy to reflect your feedback. However, we will never make any material changes that effects how we use your personal information without informing you of such changes first.

This privacy policy was last updated on February 24, 2012.

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