Privacy Policy

Who we are

Our website address is: http://irishbuzz.com.

This page informs you of our policies regarding the collection, use, and disclosure of personal data when you use our Service and the choices you have associated with that data.

We use your data to provide and improve the Service. By using the Service, you agree to the collection and use of information in accordance with this policy by irishbuzz.com, (the “Service”) operated by Irish Buzz (“us”, “we”, or “our”).

What personal data we collect and why we collect it

You are able to take advantage of any service or product we may choose to provide or promote. But priding ourselves on reducing the level of filler in your life, the extent of this should not be overburdening and most of such materials can be enjoyed without providing any information that personally identifies you by name, address, or other information. We only collect personally identifiable information when you submit it to us voluntarily.

We may from time to time require personally identifiable information in order to provide you with services or products and services request by you. Depending upon the product or service, we may ask you for a variety of personally identifiable information. This may include, for example, your name, address, e-mail address, telephone number, gender, and date of birth, but is not limited in this regard and we may also request additional information about you.

Sensitive types of information concerning your person will never be requested or collected, these include information pertaining to race or ethnic origin, political opinions, trade union membership, religious or philosophical beliefs, and sex life or sexual orientation. We do not partake in any manner the processing of genetic data, biometric data for the purpose of uniquely identifying a natural person, data concerning health or data concerning a natural person’s sex life or sexual orientation.

You may choose not to provide us with any personally identifiable information. In such case, you can still use and access many parts of our websites, but you will not be able to use and access those parts of the Irish Buzz website that require your personal information.

Our website includes community features. Information that is posted in these areas becomes public information and we in no way accept responsibility for use of this information that any third party make. We encourage you to exercise due caution when disclosing any personally identifiable information in these public fora. If you elect to submit content that includes such information, you must assume that said content can and will be displayed on any website on the internet.

Certain promotions that may be undertaken on our Service may involve the submission of personally identifiable about third parties. For example, you may submit a person’s name and e-mail address in order to inform a friend about our website. The types of personally identifiable information that we collect about other people on such pages may include the person’s name, address, or e-mail address. But we will only ask you for said personally identifiable information in respect to fulfilling a request issued by you.

We allow third-party companies to serve ads and/or collect certain information when you visit our web site and directly in emails/communications. These companies may use information you have shared (e.g. click stream information, browser type, time and date, subject of advertisements clicked or scrolled over, e-mail address) during your visits to this website in order to provide advertisements about goods and services likely to be of greater interest to you. Such companies may use this information to recognize you across different channels and platforms over time for advertising, analytics, attribution, and reporting purposes; any information collected is stored in hashed or non-human-readable form. These companies typically use a cookie or third-party web beacon to collect this information.

Our website contains links to other sites. Upon clicking such links, you will leave the website operated by Irish Buzz and this Privacy Policy will no longer apply. In a heterogeneous world, we encourage you to consult the privacy notice of the relevant site, as there is no way we could have control over information submitted to, or collected by, these third parties.

Personal Data

While using our Service, we may ask you to provide us with certain personally identifiable information that can be used to contact or identify you (“Personal Data”). Personally identifiable information may include, but is not limited to: Email address, First name and last name, Address, State, Province, ZIP/Postal code, City, Cookies and Usage Data.

Usage Data

We may also collect information concerning how the Service is accessed and used (“Usage Data”). This Usage Data may include information such as your computer’s Internet Protocol address (e.g. IP address), browser type, browser version, the pages of our Service that you visit, the time and date of your visit, the time spent on those pages, unique device identifiers and other diagnostic data.

Comments

When visitors leave comments on the site we collect the data shown in the comments form, and also the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection.

An anonymized string created from your email address (also called a hash) may be provided to the Gravatar service to see if you are using it. The Gravatar service privacy policy is available here: https://automattic.com/privacy/. After approval of your comment, your profile picture is visible to the public in the context of your comment.

Media

If you upload images to the website, you should avoid uploading images with embedded location data (EXIF GPS) included. Visitors to the website can download and extract any location data from images on the website.

Cookies

We use cookies and similar tracking technologies to track the activity on our Service and hold certain information. Cookies are files with small amounts of data which may include an anonymous unique identifier. Cookies are sent to your browser from a website and stored on your device. Tracking technologies also used are beacons, tags, and scripts to collect and track information and to improve and analyze our Service.

If you leave a comment on our site you may opt-in to saving your name, email address and website in cookies. These are for your convenience so that you do not have to fill in your details again when you leave another comment. These cookies will last for one year.

If you have an account and you log in to this site, we will set a temporary cookie to determine if your browser accepts cookies. This cookie contains no personal data and is discarded when you close your browser.

When you log in, we will also set up several cookies to save your login information and your screen display choices. Login cookies last for two days, and screen options cookies last for a year. If you select “Remember Me”, your login will persist for two weeks. If you log out of your account, the login cookies will be removed.

If you edit or publish an article, an additional cookie will be saved in your browser. This cookie includes no personal data and simply indicates the post ID of the article you just edited. It expires after 1 day.

Embedded content from other websites

Articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website.

These websites may collect data about you, use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking, and monitor your interaction with that embedded content, including tracking your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.

Use of data

Irish Buzz uses collected data for various purposes, such as: To provide and maintain the Service; To notify you about changes to our Service; To allow you to participate in interactive features of our Service, should you choose to do so; To provide customer care and support; To provide analysis or valuable information that can contribute to improving the Service; To monitor the usage of the Service; To detect, prevent and address technical issues.

Who we share your data with

Your information, including Personal Data, may be transferred to – and maintained on – computers located outside of your jurisdiction where the data protection laws may differ. Irish Buzz will take all steps reasonably necessary to ensure that your data is treated securely and in accordance with this Privacy Policy and no transfer of your Personal Data will take place to any entity unless these entities have in place adequate controls and measures to ensure the security of your data and other personal information.

How long we retain your data

If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so we can recognize and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue.

For users that register on our website, we also store the personal information they provide in their user profile. All users can see, edit, or delete their personal information at any time (but may not change their username). Website administrators can also see and edit that information.

Analytics

We may use third-party Service Providers to monitor and analyze the use of our Service.

Google Analytics is a web analytics service offered by Google that tracks and reports website traffic. Google uses the data collected to track and monitor the use of our Service. This data is shared with other Google services. Google may use the collected data to contextualize and personalize the ads of its own advertising network.

You can opt-out of having made your activity on the Service available to Google Analytics by installing the Google Analytics opt-out browser add-on. The add-on prevents the Google Analytics JavaScript (ga.js, analytics.js, and dc.js) from sharing information with Google Analytics about visits activity.

For more information on the privacy practices of Google, please visit the Google Privacy & Terms web page: https://policies.google.com/privacy?hl=en.

What rights you have over your data

If you have an account on this site, or have left comments, you can request to receive an exported file of the personal data we hold about you, including any data you have provided to us. You can also request that we erase any personal data we hold about you. This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.

Where we send your data

Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service.

How we protect your data

We have put in place appropriate security measures to prevent your personal data from being accidentally lost, used or accessed in an unauthorized way, altered or disclosed. In addition, we limit access to your personal data to those employees, agents, contractors and other third parties who have a business need to know. They will only process your personal data on our instructions and they are subject to a duty of confidentiality.

Legal Requirements for third parties

We require all third parties to respect the security of your personal data and to treat it in accordance with the law. We do not allow our third-party service providers to use your personal data for their own purposes and only permit them to process your personal data for specified purposes and in accordance with our instructions.

Irish Buzz may disclose your Personal Data in the good faith belief that such action is necessary, such as: To comply with a legal obligation; To protect and defend the rights or property of Irish Buzz; To prevent or investigate possible wrongdoing in connection with the Service; To protect the personal safety of users of the Service or the public; To protect against legal liability.

What third parties we receive data from

We may employ third party companies and individuals to facilitate our Service (“Service Providers”), to provide the Service on our behalf, to perform Service-related services or to assist us in analyzing how our Service is used. These third parties have access to your Personal Data only to perform these tasks on our behalf and are obligated not to disclose or use it for any other purpose.

Links To Other Sites

Our Service may contain links to other sites that are not operated by us. If you click on a third party link, you will be directed to that third party’s site. We strongly advise you to review the Privacy Policy of every site you visit. We have no control over and assume no responsibility for the content, privacy policies or practices of any third party sites or services.

Children’s Privacy

Our Service does not address anyone under the age of 18 (“Children”).

We do not knowingly collect personally identifiable information from anyone under the age of 18. If you are a parent or guardian and you are aware that your Children has provided us with Personal Data, please contact us. If we become aware that we have collected Personal Data from children without verification of parental consent, we take steps to remove that information from our servers.

Changes To This Privacy Policy

We may update our Privacy Policy from time to time. We will notify you of any changes by posting the new Privacy Policy on this page.

We will let you know via email and/or a prominent notice on our Service, prior to the change becoming effective and update the “effective date” at the top of this Privacy Policy.

You are advised to review this Privacy Policy periodically for any changes. Changes to this Privacy Policy are effective when they are posted on this page.

Contact Us

If you have any questions about this Privacy Policy, please contact our Data Protection Officer: [email protected].

GDPR

We respect the rights pertaining to data protection and privacy for individuals within the European Union (EU) and the European Economic Area (EEA) laid down in the GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation) under which individuals have the rights, among others, to access personal data, have us erase it, and/or restrict its further processing.

If you wish to exercise your rights under the GDPR regarding accessing or deleting your personal data (if any) maintained by us related to advertising on our site, please contact our Data Protection Officer at the above e-mail address [email protected].

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