Last edited: 8th August, 2017.
This page provides some information about the ways in which The Vault collects, stores, shares or keeps personal information.
The purpose of our current website is to provide information about The Vault, to help shape a community and share stories from within it. As such we provide opportunities to connect with us through newsletters and contact forms. In addition we monitor our website activity to continuously improve the visitor experience.
How we collect your information.
We collect information from you when you register on our site, subscribe to a newsletter, fill out a form or enter information on our site.
We gather information in two ways:
- Through cookies as you browse our site.
- Through information you supply through the website.
Our website gathers information from you as an anonymous user of the site through Google Analytics. This provides us with information about how people find, and use, The Vault website. It helps us to improve how we develop the website and provide the right information and content.
We use Mailchimp to collect and store newsletter subscriptions and un-subscriptions. This allows us to send news about The Vault and stories from our community to people who want to keep in touch.
Personal information that we collect.
Google Analytics does not provide personal information such as names or email addresses.
When contacting us on our site, as appropriate, you may be asked to enter your name, email address, phone number or other details to help you with your requests and communications.
Subscription to our newsletter requires the storage of your email on Mailchimp.
Removal of your personal information.
Subscriptions to our newsletter can be cancelled through a link the email footer. At any time you may contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org to request the details and removal of any information we have stored.
How we use your information.
We may use the information we collect from you when you register, sign up for our newsletter, respond to a survey or marketing communication, surf the website, or use certain other site features in the following ways:
• To improve our website in order to better serve you.
• To allow us to better service you in responding to your customer service requests.
• To send periodic emails regarding events and products.
• To follow up with you after correspondence.
How we protect your information.
We only provide articles and information. We currently do not process transactions through our website and therefore do not ask for credit card numbers
Your personal information is contained within secured platforms and is only accessible by a limited number of persons who have special access rights to such systems, and are required to keep the information confidential.
Sharing of your information.
We do not sell, trade, or otherwise transfer your personal information to other third parties. This does not include trusted third parties who assist us in operating our website, conducting our business, or serving our users, so long as those parties agree to keep this information confidential.
As far as possible, we will not disclose personal data without your consent. We will not disclose your personal data to third parties except in instances where an individual has consented to the disclosure, or we are obliged by law to disclose the data. Third parties to whom we may disclose information include organisations such as An Garda Síochána.
You can choose to have your computer warn you each time a cookie is being sent, or you can choose to turn off all cookies. You do this through your browser settings. Since browser is a little different, look at your browser's Help Menu to learn the correct way to modify your cookies.
You will still be able to use the full functionality of our site if you turn cookies off.
Occasionally, at our discretion, we may include links to third-party website. These third-party sites have separate and independent privacy policies. We therefore have no responsibility or liability for the content and activities of these linked sites. Nonetheless, we seek to protect the integrity of our site and welcome any feedback about these sites.