Introduction to Privacy Statement

 

  1. This privacy statement is a notice to inform you of our policy about all information that we record about you. Hence, it sets out the conditions under which we may process any information that we collect from you, or that you provide to us. Additionally, tit covers information that could identify you (“personal information”) and information that could not. In the context of the law and this notice, “process” means collect, store, transfer, use or otherwise act on information.

  2. We regret that if there are one or more points below with which you are not happy, your only recourse is to leave our website immediately.

  3. The protection of your privacy and confidentiality is something we take very serious. Hence, we understand that all visitors to our website should to know that we will not use their personal data for any purpose unintended by them. Neither will data fall accidentally into the hands of a third party.

  4. We undertake to preserve the confidentiality of all information you provide to us and hope that you reciprocate.

  5. Our policy complies with Irish law accordingly implemented, including that required by the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).

  6. The law requires us to tell you about your rights and our obligations to you in regards to the processing and control of your personal data. We do this now, by requesting that you read the information provided at knowyourprivacyrights.org

  7. Except as set out below, we do not share, or sell, or disclose to a third party, any information collected through our website.

The bases on which we process information about you

The law requires us to determine under which of six defined bases we process different categories of your personal information. Also, to notify you of the basis for each category.

However, if a basis on which we process your personal information is no longer relevant then we shall immediately stop processing your data.

If the basis changes then if required by law we shall notify you of the change and of any new basis under which we determine that we can continue to process your information.

1. Information we process because we have a contractual obligation with you

When you create an account on our website, make a transaction, or otherwise agree to our terms and conditions, a contract is in place between you and us.

In order to carry out our obligations under that contract we must process the information you give us. Some of this information may be personal information.

We may use it in order to:

  • verify your identity for security purposes

  • make a transaction

  • provide you with our services

We process this information on the basis there is a contract between us, or that you have requested we use the information before we enter into a legal contract.

Additionally, we may aggregate this information in a general way and use it to provide class information, for example to monitor our performance with respect to a particular service we provide. If we use it for this purpose, you as an individual will not be personally identifiable.

We shall continue to process this information until the contract between us ends or either party decides to terminate under the terms of the contract.

2. Information we process with your consent

Through certain actions when otherwise there is no contractual relationship between us, such as when you browse our website or ask us to provide you more information about our business, including our products and services, you provide your consent to us to process information that may be personal information.

Wherever possible, we aim to obtain your explicit consent to process this information, for example, by asking you to agree to our use of cookies.

Sometimes you might give your consent implicitly, such as when you send us a message by e-mail to which you would reasonably expect us to reply.

Except where you have consented to our use of your information for a specific purpose, we do not use your information in any way that would identify you personally. We may aggregate it in a general way and use it to provide class information, for example to monitor the performance of a particular page on our website.

If you have given us explicit permission to do so, we may from time to time pass your name and contact information to selected associates whom we consider may provide services or products you would find useful.

We continue to process your information on this basis until you withdraw your consent or we can be reasonably assume that your consent no longer exists.

You may withdraw your consent at any time by instructing us knocknacarraparish@yahoo.ie However, if you do so, you may not be able to use our website or our services further.

3. Information we process for the purposes of legitimate interests

We may process information on the basis there is a legitimate interest, either to you or to us, of doing so.

Where we process your information on this basis, we do after having given careful consideration to:

  • if we could achieve the same objective through other means.

  • whether processing (or not processing) might cause you harm.

  • or, whether you would expect us to process your data, and whether you would, in the round, consider it reasonable to do so.

For example, we may process your data on this basis for the purposes of:

  • record-keeping for the proper and necessary administration of, ie Ltd.

  • responding to communication from you to which we believe you would expect a response.

  • protecting and asserting the legal rights of any party.

  • insuring against or obtaining professional advice that we require to manage, ie Ltd risk.

  • protecting your interests where we believe we have a duty to do so.

 

4. Information we process because we have a legal obligation

We are subject to the law like everyone else. Sometimes, we must process your information in order to comply with a statutory obligation.

For example, we may require to give information to legal authorities if they so request or if they have the proper authorisation such as a search warrant or court order.

This may include your personal information.

 

5. Information given on the understanding that we may share with a third party

Our website allows you to post information with a view to reading, coping, downloading, or using that information by other people.

Examples include:

  • Making a donation – if you are a donor we will use your personal information to process your transaction. We will also provide your personal information to the parish in order to process and record the transaction as we are legally obliged to do so. The cause may not use your personal information to contact you for purposes of marketing their services unless you have opted into receiving further communications from the cause.

Personal Information

In posting personal information, it is up to you to satisfy yourself about the privacy level of every person who might use it.

We do not specifically use this information.

Once your information enters the public domain, we have no control over what any individual third party may do with it. We accept no responsibility for their actions at any time.

Provided your request is reasonable and there is no legal basis for us to retain it, then at our discretion we may agree to your request to delete personal information that you have posted. You can make a request by contacting us at knocknacarraparish@yahoo.ie

6. Complaints regarding content on our website

Our website has a publishing medium. Anyone may register and then publish information about himself, herself or some other person under specific videos or posts where we add the facility for comments

We do our best to moderate or control any of the posts.

If you complain about any of the content on our website, we shall investigate your complaint.

If we feel it is justified or if we believe the law requires us to do so, we shall remove the content while we investigate.

Free speech is a fundamental right, so we have to make a judgment as to whose right will be obstructed: yours, or that of the person who posted the content that offends you.

If we think your complaint is vexatious or without any basis, we shall not correspond with you about it.

7. Information relating to your method of payment

Payment information is never taken by us or sent to us either through our website or otherwise. Our employees and contractors never have access to it.

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