Privacy Policy

Tallaght Choral Society (TCS) values your right to privacy. The privacy of those who use our web services is protected in accordance with the Data Protection Acts 1988 and 2003, and in line with the guidelines of the Data Protection Commissioner of Ireland. TCS is not responsible for the privacy practices and safeguards of external websites which may accessed via links from the website. It is recommended that you inspect the relevant protocols as regards data protection and the use of cookies on any external websites you visit.
Types of data collected

You may use the website without providing identifiable personal information. Certain usage metrics are collected automatically with the aid of cookies while users browse the website. Cookies are small text files stored on your computer which allow a web application to monitor how the same application is being used. The types of data collected fall into the following categories:

The IP address of the visitor's web client
The type of web browser used by the website visitor
Click path data that demonstrate user behaviour (i.e. pages opened and files downloaded)
Actions taken to share certain pages with others (e.g. action to share pages via e-mail or social media)
The amount of time the user spends on certain pages
The user's scroll actions on certain pages (i.e. the percentage of the page viewed by the user)

How the collected data are used

The data collected on this website are used for statistical purposes, and it is not permitted to use them in order to identify individual users of the website unless required by law to do so. The information collected is used to analyse and conduct research into the general profile of visitors to the website and the usage patterns of those visitors, with the aim of improving the experience of all visitors to the website. It is possible that the general findings of this research may be published occasionally with regard to the privacy protections discussed in this statement. The statistics gathered help us to better understand the following aspects of website usage:

The number of visitors to the website and the number of visits to the website
Users' geographical locations — only the nearest population centre to the user is recorded
Users' technology — an account of traffic from desktop machines versus mobile devices
Traffic sources (direct visits, traffic from search engines, traffic from social media, etc.)
Usage and interaction patterns (the most-opened and most-read pages, files downloaded most frequently, common search terms, etc.)

Data Controller

Tallaght Choral Society

Chase Lodge
Brewery Road
Co. Dublin
Storage and processing of collected data

The Data Controller processes data relating to the users of this website in an appropriate manner and all relevant measures are taken to prevent unauthorised access to this information, as well as its dissemination or alteration.

In addition to the Data Controller, it may be the case, under certain circumstances, that persons involved in aspects of website administration (content management or technical maintenance of the website, for example) or external parties (e.g. providers of technical or hosting services) may be granted access to collected data provided they are authorised by the Data Controller.
Use of Google Analytics

This website uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google, Inc. ("Google"). The information collected about your use of the website will be transmitted to and stored by Google on servers in the United States. Google will use this information for the purpose of evaluating your use of the website, compiling reports on website activity for TCS, and providing other services relating to website activity and internet usage. Google may also transfer this information to third parties were required to do so by law, or where such third parties process the information on Google's behalf. Google will not associate your IP address with any other data held by Google. You may refuse the use of cookies by selecting the appropriate settings on your browser, however please note that if you do this you may not be able to use the full functionality of this website. By using this website and allowing cookies to remain enabled, you consent to the processing of data about you by Google in the manner and for the purposes as set out above.
Rights of users

Users are entitled to know, at any time, if their personal data has been stored as a result of using this website, and they may consult the Data Controller in order to ascertain the content and sources of these data. Users wishing to obtain such information should send a request to the Data Controller at the contact details listed above.

Statement last updated: 16 May 2017