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(Effective 13 March 2023)
PLEASE READ THIS PRIVACY STATEMENT CAREFULLY.
https://irishheritagenews.ie/ (the “site”), and is hosted and operated by Irish Heritage News.
Our privacy promises:
Irish Heritage News, a business operated under the laws of the Republic of Ireland, bearing registration number 690217, with a registered address at Clonakilty, Cork, P85 X471, Ireland (hereinafter “Irish Heritage News”, “Service Provider”, “us”, “we”, or “our”), is responsible for the collection of personal data via the site:
https://irishheritagenews.ie/ (“our site”).
When this Policy mentions Irish Heritage News, it refers to your “Data Controller”. Our data privacy officer may be contacted by emailing
The terms “we”, “us”, ”our”, “ourselves”, “the site”, “our site”, and “our services” refer to Irish Heritage News. The terms “you”, “your”, and “yourself” refer to you as a user, customer, client or visitor of our site, services and products. The term “personal data” refers to all information relating to an identified or identifiable natural person (hereinafter referred to as “data subject”); an identifiable natural person is one who can be identified directly or indirectly, in particular by reference to an identifier such as a name, an identification number, location data, an online identifier or one or more specific characteristics expressing the physical, physiological, genetic, psychological, economic, cultural or social identity of that natural person, as set out in the GDPR. In addition, personal data comprises data of legal persons.
Irish Heritage News collects and processes various types of information from users. Depending on the way(s) in which you interact with us, this information may, in many cases, constitute users’ personal data. This information will be considered “personal data” when it can directly identify or allow us to identify a natural person. The categories of personal information we collect depend on how a user interacts with our services and the requirements of applicable law.
To provide you access to our services and to send you affiliate offers, we will request that you provide us with important information about yourself. If you choose not to share certain information with us, we may not be able to serve you effectively or offer you our services. Any information you provide to us that is not required is voluntary.
We may collect the following types of information:
In addition, we may automatically collect certain details of your access to and use of our services, including input data, profile logs and other communication data and the resources that you access and use on or through our services. These types of personal information are necessary to provide our services to you.
When you use our services, we receive and store certain information, which may include your personal information, regarding your use of our services. Examples include IP addresses, browser types, domain names and other statistical data regarding your use of our services. We may use this data in a way that does not disclose any of your personally identifiable information, including, but not limited to, for purposes of developing new product and service offerings.
Any processing of data requires a legal basis. If the processing is necessary for the performance of a contract to which the data subject is a party or for the implementation of pre-contractual measures taken at the request of the data subject, the processing may be based on Art. 6, para. 1, b) of the GDPR.
If the processing is necessary to safeguard the legitimate interests of the data controller or a third party, provided that the interests or fundamental rights and freedoms of the data subject, which require the protection of personal data, do not prevail, it can be based on Art. 6, para. 1, d) of the GDPR. We process and use the information we collect in various ways. In addition, we may also collect, hold and use your personal data for the following:
We also process data that cannot be assigned to any person. These are data that do not personally identify you, including anonymous information and aggregated data. This information helps us better understand how our visitors use our site and services, and to analyze the demographics, interests and behaviours of our visitors, to improve our services, to provide customized services and information to visitors and for similar purposes.
You hold the right to opt out of receiving any of these communications as described under “Your Rights and Choices” (Section 11) below.
If you contact us to provide feedback, register a complaint, or ask a question, we will record any personal information and other content that you provide in your communication so that we can effectively respond to your communication. We reserve the right to use this information in any manner permitted by law to respond to your communication. The processing of your personal data for feedback processing is based on Art. 6, para. 1, d) or f) of the GDPR.
For the sake of the GDPR, we are entitled to keep your personal information only for as long as we need it for legitimate business purposes and as required by applicable law. We will take reasonable steps to erase any data that we hold from you where:
If you leave a comment on our site, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. The period of retention of purchase history will be determined based on the need to keep this information on file for taxation purposes, for compliance with a legal obligation to which we are subject, or in order to protect your vital interests or the vital interests of another person.
We comply with the Children Privacy Protection policy. Hence, our services are not directed to children under the age of 16. For this reason, we do not provide nor knowingly collect personal information from children under the age of 16. If you believe that a child under the age of 16 has used our services, please contact us and we will delete that information immediately.
We have put in place numerous technical, organizational and physical safeguards and measures designed to protect the personal information of users. However, no online security measures are guaranteed. You agree that your use of our site is at your own risk.
Under the GDPR, you have rights over your personal data and can exercise the following rights:
We recommend that you read the relevant laws and guidance from the regulatory authorities for a full explanation of these rights. Find out how you can exercise your rights by emailing us at
firstname.lastname@example.org. If you have questions about the accuracy of the information that we have collected about you, you can have access to that information in order to verify and update it, unless we are permitted or required under applicable laws to refuse your access to such information. You may email us for such a request.
We take the responsibility to protect the security and privacy of our users seriously. We have established effective policies that define our commitment to data security and the information technology we manage. We are continually reviewing policies and procedures to assure that they are appropriate and effective in meeting our commitments to our community, our users, our customers and ourselves. Any suspicious attempt to breach our terms and policies, or to engage in any type of unauthorized action involving our information systems, is regarded as potential criminal activity. All suspicious computer/device mischief will be reported to the appropriate authorities.
We will not sell, share, trade, rent or give away your personal data, excepting disclosure as described below.
We may disclose personal data to our suppliers or subcontractors insofar as reasonably necessary for the operation of our site and the processing of your orders from us. We may employ other companies and individuals to perform functions on our behalf, including processing credit card payments, marketing, providing analytics assistance and performing certain services in connection with the operation of our site. User comments on our site may be checked through an automated spam detection service.
Our site contains links to other websites and other websites may reference or link to our site or services. In addition, our content may be integrated into websites or other online services that are not associated with us. We encourage our users to read the privacy policies of each website with which they interact. We do not control these third-party services. We do not endorse, screen or approve, and are not responsible for, the privacy practices or content of such other websites. Providing personal information to third-party websites is at your own risk.
Financial transactions relating to our site and products/services are handled by our payment services provider. We will share transaction data with our payment services providers only to the extent necessary for the purposes of processing your payments, refunding such payments, and dealing with complaints and queries relating to such payments and refunds.
We may disclose your personal data to our insurers and/or professional advisers insofar as reasonably necessary for the purposes of obtaining or maintaining insurance coverage, managing risks or obtaining professional advice.
We may disclose your personal data where such disclosure is necessary for the establishment, exercise or defence of legal claims, whether in court proceedings or in an administrative or out-of-court procedure.
We may disclose your personal data in connection with any complaint regarding your use of our site. For example, in the event of a complaint or legal action arising from a comment or content posted.
In addition to the specific disclosures of personal data set out above, we may also disclose your personal data where such disclosure is necessary for compliance with a legal obligation to which we are subject or in order to protect your vital interests or the vital interests of another person. We may provide information when obliged to do so under data protection law and in response to properly made requests, for example, for the purpose of the prevention and detection of crime and the apprehension or prosecution of offenders. We may also provide information for the purpose of safeguarding national security.
Our third-party vendors/partners (via Google AdSense) use third-party cookies together to inform, optimize and serve ads based on your browsing activities and interests. When you visit our site, your browser redirects to the third-party vendor and information is transmitted from your browser to this third-party vendor.
In connection with, or during negotiations of, sale of business assets, any merger, financing or acquisition of all or a portion of our business, we may share or transfer your information (including your personal information) for business transfer purposes. You will be notified via email and/or a prominent notice on our site of any change in ownership or related uses or disclosures of your information, as well as any choices you may have regarding your information in such circumstances.
We hope that we can satisfy any queries you may have about the way in which we process your personal information, so we encourage you to submit your claim or complaint to our data protection officer by emailing
However, if this does not satisfy you, you also have the right to complain to the data protection authority in the location in which you live, work or believe a data protection breach has occurred.
Our full Cookies Policy is available here and is also provided in full below for your convenience.
The GDPR law states that we can store cookies on your device if they are strictly necessary for this site’s
You can change or withdraw your consent from the cookie declaration on our site at any time.
18.2 What are Cookies?
18.3 Usage Data Cookies
Information collected automatically through this site, which can include: the IP addresses or domain names of the computers or devices utilized by the users who use this site, the URI addresses (uniform resource identifier), the time of the request, the method used to submit the right to the server, the size of the file received in response, the numerical code indicating the status of the server’s answer (successful outcome, error, etc.), the country of origin, the features of the browser and the operating system utilized by the user, the various time details per visit (e.g., the time spent on each page within the site) and the information on the path followed within the site with particular reference to the sequence of pages visited, and other parameters about the device operating system or the user’s environment.
18.4 Server Log Files
Your Internet Protocol (“IP”) address is an identifying number that is automatically assigned to your computer or device by your Internet Service Provider (“ISP”). This number may be identified and logged automatically in our server log files whenever you visit the site, along with the time(s) of your visit(s) and the page(s) that you visited. The irishheritagenews.ie site may use the IP addresses of all users to calculate site usage levels, to help diagnose problems with the site’s servers, and to administer the site. We may also use IP addresses to communicate with or to block access by users who fail to comply with our Terms and Conditions. Collecting IP addresses is standard practice on the internet and is carried out automatically by many websites.
18.5 Pixel Tags
The site may use so-called “pixel tags”, “web beacons”, “clear GIFs” or similar means (collectively “Pixel Tags”) to compile aggregate statistics about site usage and response rates. Pixel Tags allow us to count users who have visited certain pages of the site, to deliver branded services, and to help determine the effectiveness of promotional services. When used in HTML-formatted email messages, Pixel Tags can tell the sender whether and when the email has been opened.
18.6 The User
A user is an individual using this site who, unless otherwise specified, coincides with a data subject.
18.7 Types of Cookies
Cookies may be either “persistent” cookies or “session” cookies. A persistent cookie will be stored by a web browser and will remain valid until its set expiry date, unless deleted by the user before the expiry date. A session cookie will expire at the end of the user session when the web browser is closed.
We use the following types of cookies on our site:
18.8 Site Preferences Cookies
To provide you with a great experience on this site, we provide the functionality to set your preferences for how this site runs when you use it. To remember your preferences, we need to set cookies so that this information can be called whenever you interact with a page that is affected by your preferences.
18.9 Surveys-related Cookies
18.10 Third-party Cookies
In addition to our cookies, we also use various third parties’ cookies to report usage statistics of the service on and through the irishheritagenews.ie site. Third-party cookies are set by entities other than Irish Heritage News and we do not control which cookies are set by third parties or how the cookie information is used.
18.11 Advertising Cookies
Any information that is transmitted to advertisers and advertising networks is non-personally identifiable, but is based on uniquely identifying your browser and internet device.
By turning off ads personalization, you will experience less targeted ads but you will still see ads on our site.
18.12 Social Media Cookies
If you do not allow these cookies, you may not be able to use or see the social media sharing tools or view content from social media sites.
18.13 Disabling or Blocking Cookies
If you’d like to delete cookies or instruct your web browser to delete, refuse or restrict cookies, please visit your web browser’s help pages (see Section 18.15 below). Please note, however, that if you delete cookies or refuse to accept them, you might not be able to use all of the features we offer, you may not be able to store your preferences, and some of our web pages might not display correctly.
18.14 Your Cookie Choices
If you leave a comment on our site, you may opt-in to saving your name, email address and your 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.
Most browsers accept cookies by default. You may change the settings to have your browser refuse certain cookies or notify you before accepting cookies. To do so, please follow the instructions provided by your browser, which are usually located within the “help”, “tools” or “edit” facility. Some third parties also provide the ability to refuse their cookies directly by clicking on an opt-out link. The following links may be helpful:
You can also find more information about cookies, including how to see what cookies you have set on your device and how to manage and delete them, at
18.16 Do-not-track Signals
We currently do not employ technology that recognizes “do-not-track” signals from your browser.
Please keep in mind that, without cookies, you may not have access to certain features on our site, including access to certain personalized content. Removing all cookies from your computer or device could also affect your subsequent visits to a specific web page.
18.17 Cookies Policy Update
This cookies policy is updated as of the effective date set forth above. However, the irishheritagenews.ie site may review this cookies notice from time to time as necessary. The terms that apply to you are those posted here on our site on the day you use our site. We solely advise you to print a copy for your records.
Cookies and Privacy Policies dated 13 March 2023.