What Information Do We Collect?
When you visit our website you may provide us with two types of information:
- Personal information you knowingly choose to disclose that is collected on an individual basis, and
- Statistical web site use information collected on an aggregate basis as you and others browse through our website(s).
Personal Information You Choose to Provide
Many of our interactive features require that you use your email address (for example when joining a mailing list or signing up to a newsletter) which is then stored in a file so that you are included in a list of recipients. We provide the same protections for these electronic communications that we employ in the maintenance of information received by mail and telephone. When you upload a resource your email address is also attached to that resource. The resources are, however, behind a password so that only other registered users can have access to that address. Software that masks email addresses is also used on our site so that they cannot be found by non-registered users.
Web Site Use Information
Similar to other websites, languagesinitiative.ie utilises a standard technology called "cookies" (cf below) and web server logs to collect information about how our website is used. Information gathered through cookies and web server logs may include the date and time of visits, the pages viewed, time spent at our website, and the websites visited just before and just after ippn.ie. This information is collected on an aggregate basis. None of this information is associated with you as an individual.
How Do We Use the Information That You Provide to Us?
Broadly speaking, we use personal email bulletins, updates, notifications, and so forth. Occasionally, we may also use the information we collect to notify members about important changes to our website and new services we think you will find interesting or valuable. The channels of communication are developed and managed under our well established standards designed to safeguard the security and privacy of our members' personal information.
In addition, each mailing list includes an opt-out feature which enables you to remove your email address from our mailing lists.
What Are Cookies?
Cookies are a feature of web browser software that allows web servers to recognise the computer used to access a website. Cookies are small pieces of data that are stored by a user's web browser on the user's hard drive.
Cookies can remember what information a user accesses on one web page to simplify subsequent interactions with that web site by the same user or to use the information to streamline the web page and to complete commercial transactions over the Internet. Cookies should make your online experience easier and more personalized.
How Do We Use Information We Collect from Cookies?
We use Web site browser software tools such as cookies and Web server logs to gather information about our Web site users' browsing activities, in order to constantly improve our Web site and better serve our members. This information assists us to design and arrange our Web pages in the most user-friendly manner and to continually improve our Web site to better meet the needs of our members.
Sharing Information with partners and third parties
We do not sell, share or otherwise disclose personal or web site information with partners or third parties. Should this policy be modified in any way in future, we will immediately notify and seek your permission.
Evaluation of Information Protection Practices
Periodically, our operations and business practices are reviewed for compliance with our own internal policies and procedures governing the security, confidentiality and quality of our information. In addition we seek legal opinion as to our compliance with the highest standard of practice as well as legislation such as the data protection act.
How Can You Access and Correct Your Information?
Legally Compelled Disclosure of Information
We may disclose information when legally compelled to do so; in other words, when we, in good faith, believe that the law requires it or for the protection of our legal rights.
Websites Linked to Our Website
We are not responsible for the practices employed by websites linked to or from our website nor the information or content contained therein. Often links to other websites are provided solely as pointers to information on topics that may be useful to the users of languagesinitiative.ie. Please read our Terms and Conditions.
How you can correct any inaccuracies in information:
Please email info or telephone us using the contact information at the bottom of the web pages should you wish to notify us of any incorrect or out of date content or other information on the site.