Slane Castle, (in this document “Slane Castle “, “we”, “our” or “us” refers to Slane Castle Limited) registered in the Republic of Ireland under company number 57462, takes the protection of your personal data very seriously and respects your right to privacy. Maintaining the security of your data and ensuring that you are in control of how your data is handled is a priority for us. We are dedicated to ensuring transparency about the data we collect about you through our website (the “Site”), how we use it and the conditions whereby we may disclose your data to others. If you do not wish to accept this Policy, please do not continue to use this website.
NON PERSONAL DATA
In line with our commitment to provide visitors to this website with a pleasant experience, certain information will be collected for the purposes of data analytics. Information is anonymous and collected on an aggregate basis from all visitors to our website. Such information cannot be used to identify you. Information will be used to improve the efficiency of the website as well as problem diagnosis, analysis and resolution. No attempt is made or will be made to identify individual visitors.
COOKIES AND ANALYTICS
Cookies are small text files that are placed on your computer’s hard drive by your web browser when you visit any website. They allow information gathered on one web page to be stored until it is needed for use on another, allowing a website to provide you with a personalised experience and the website owner with statistics about how you use the website so that it can be improved.
Some cookies may last for a defined period of time, such as one day or until you close your browser. Others last indefinitely. Your web browser should allow you to delete any you choose. It also should allow you to prevent or limit their use.
to register your visit to our website,
to track your privacy preference settings (i.e. your cookie consent), and
to analyse how you use our website.
CATEGORIES OF COOKIES USED
Functional (Always Switched On) – These cookies are vital for the website to function and cannot be switched off in our systems. They are usually only set in response to actions made by you which amount to a request for services, such as setting your privacy preferences or accessing the website. You can set your browser to block or alert you about these cookies, but some parts of the site may not then work. These cookies do not store any personally identifiable information.
Marketing (Option to Switch Off) – These cookies allow us to monitor visits and traffic sources so we can analyse and improve the performance of our website. They tell us which pages are the most and least popular and allow us to see how visitors move around the website. A unique identifier is assigned to each registered user, which enables us to recognise visitors to our website anonymously. If you do not allow these cookies we will not know when you have visited our site, and will not be able to monitor its performance.
MANAGING YOUR CONSENT PREFERENCES
Most internet browsers are set to accept cookies automatically, but you can change your settings to notify you when a cookie is being set or updated, or to block cookies altogether.
PERSONAL DATA PROCESSING
We only collect personal information from you through this website that you have explicitly consented to give – when you subscribe to our newsletter, fill out a form or login to any private sections of the website. Such data is voluntarily provided by website visitors (data subjects) to us. We only retain contact information provided by our online query forms for as long as necessary to answer those queries, after which time they are deleted. We also retain contact information for those who subscribe to our email newsletter but data subjects can unsubscribe at any time, at which time their details will be deleted.
DISCLOSURE OF INFORMATION TO THIRD PARTIES
We may provide non personal data to third parties where such information is amalgamated with similar information of other users of our website. For example, we might inform third parties regarding the number of unique users to our website, the demographic breakdown of our community of users or the activities that visitors to our website engage in whilst on our website.
We will not disclose any personal data to third parties unless you have explicitly consented to such disclosure. We will disclose your personal data if we believe in good faith that we are required to disclose it in order to comply with any applicable law, legal summons, search warrant, Court or regulatory Order or other statutory requirement.
Slane Castle’s website contains links to websites that are not maintained by Slane Castle and their activities are outside of our control. Please be aware that that dissimilar terms and conditions of use and privacy standards may apply to you as a user of such websites. Slane Castle does not, and will not accept responsibility for the privacy statements or terms and conditions of use of such third party sites. Users of these sites are advised to check the privacy statements of these sites before submitting any personal data to those sites.
Slane Castle recognises the importance of safeguarding the security and confidentiality of data. We take all reasonable steps to protect your personal information online. We have taken, and will continue to take necessary measures to improve existing security, integrity, and accuracy of data. However, we cannot guarantee or warrant the security of information that you transmit to us from your desktop or portable device before it reaches us, which is outside of our control and as such, is sent entirely at your own risk. We can only take all reasonable steps (including appropriate technical and organisational measures) to protect your personal data.
Slane Castle follows our statutory obligations and best practice in the retention and deletion of personal data. Through this website, we will retain personal inform (e.g. contact details that you have supplied to us through our online query forms) only for as long as necessary to respond to those queries. In all cases, we will delete personal information if requested, within one month.
DATA SUBJECT RIGHTS AND COMPLAINTS PROCEDURE
As outlined in GDPR and relevant data protection legislation in Ireland and the EU, you have the following rights regarding the use of your personal data:-
• To be informed about and to access your personal information that we have collected and/or retain;
• To request copies of your personal information we hold about you and information about how we process it;
• To restrict the ways in which we can use your personal information;
• To request that inaccurate or incomplete information about you is rectified;
• To request the erasure of your personal information where there is no reason for us to retain it;
• To request the restriction of the use of your personal information, and to object to certain uses (such as for marketing purposes);
• To lodge a complaint with your data protection regulator about use of your personal information; and
• To withdraw any consent you have given to processing of your personal information.
Should you wish to exercise any of these rights, or if you would like to request the personal information we hold about you under a Subject Access Request (“SAR”), you may do so at any time by contacting us at firstname.lastname@example.org or by writing to us to the following address:-
Slane Castle, Slane, Co. Meath, C15XP83, Ireland.
If you would like more details about your rights or to exercise your rights, you should contact us at one of the given contact details above. You also have the right to escalate and complain to the Data Protection Commission, which is the relevant supervisory authority in Ireland for GDPR and which also has functions and powers related to other important regulatory frameworks including the Irish ePrivacy Regulations (2011) and the EU Directive known as the Law Enforcement Directive (www.dataprotection.ie).
CHANGES TO THIS ONLINE PRIVACY STATEMENT
Any changes to this Online Privacy Statement will be posted on this Site so that you are always aware of what information we collect, how we use it and under what circumstances, if any, we disclose it. If, at any time, we decide to use your personal data in a manner that is significantly different from that stated in this Statement or otherwise disclosed to you at the time it was collected, we will notify you and you will have the choice as to whether or not we can use your personal information for that new purpose. Of course, this does not in any way alter our obligations under relevant data protection legislation and GDPR. We encourage you to periodically review this page for the latest information on our privacy practices.
Updated in August, 2022