Essential Ireland Tours understands that your privacy is important to you and that you care about how your information is used and shared online. We respect and value the privacy of everyone who visits Our Site and will only collect and use information in ways that are useful to you and in a manner consistent with your rights and Our obligations under the law.
1. Definitions and Interpretation
In this Policy the following terms shall have the following meanings:
“Account”means an account required to access and/or use certain areas and features of Our
“Cookie”means a small text file placed on your computer or device by Our Site when you
visit certain parts of Our Site and/or when you use certain features of Our
Site. Details of the Cookies used by Our Site are set out in section 12,
“Our Site”means this website, www.essentialirelandtours.com
“Ireland and EU Cookie Law”means the relevant parts of the Privacy and Electronic Communications (EC
Directive) Regulations 2003 as amended in 2004, 2011 and 2015;
We/Us/Our”means means ESSENTIAL IRELAND TOURS & TRAVEL LIMITED T/A Essential Ireland a limited company registered in Ireland under CRO Number 641447 , whose registered address is, MILLTOWNHOUSE MILLTOWN DINGLE CO. KERRY V92DP93
2. Scope – What Does This Policy Cover?
to your use of Our Site. It does not extend to any websites that are linked to
from Our Site (whether We provide those links or whether they are shared by
other users). We have no control over how your data is collected, stored or
used by other websites and We advise you to check the privacy policies of any
such websites before providing any data to them.
3. What Data Do We Collect?
3.2 date of birth;
3.4 business/company name;
3.5 contact information such as email addresses and telephone numbers;
3.6 demographic information such as post code, preferences and interests;
3.7 financial information such as credit / debit card numbers;
3.8 IP address (automatically collected);
3.9 web browser type and version (automatically collected);
3.10 operating system (automatically collected);
3.11 a list of URLs starting with a referring site, your activity on Our Site, and the site you exit to (automatically collected);
4. How Do We Use Your Data?
4.1 All personal data is stored securely in accordance with the EU General Data Protection Regulation (Regulation (EU) 2016/679) (GDPR). For more details on security see section 6, below.
4.2 We use your data to provide the best possible [products and services to you.
4.2.1 Providing and managing your Account;
4.2.2 Providing and managing your access to Our Site;
4.2.3 Personalising and tailoring your experience on Our Site;
4.2.4 Supplying Our products and services to you;
4.2.5 Personalising and tailoring Our products and services for you;
4.2.6 Responding to communications from you;
4.2.7 Market research;
4.2.8 Analysing your use of Our Site and gathering feedback to enable Us to continually improve Our Site and your user experience;
4.3 In some cases, the collection of data may be a statutory or contractual requirement, and We will be limited in the products and services We can provide you without your consent for Us to be able to use such data.
4.4 With your permission and/or where permitted by law, We may also use your data for marketing purposes which may include contacting you by email AND/OR telephone AND/OR text message AND/OR post with information, news and offers on Our products AND/OR services. We will not, however, send you any unsolicited marketing or spam and will take all reasonable steps to ensure that We fully protect your rights and comply with Our obligations under the GDPR and the Privacy and Electronic Communications (EC Directive) Regulations 2003, as amended in 2004, 2011 and 2015.
4.5 Advertisers whose content appears on Our Site may engage in what is known as “behavioural advertising” – advertising which is tailored to your preferences, based on your activity. Your activity is monitored using Cookies, as detailed below in section 12. You can control and limit your data used in this way by adjusting your web browser’s privacy settings. Please note that We do not control the activities of such advertisers, nor the information they collect and use. Limiting the use of your data in this way will not remove the advertising, but it will make it less relevant to your interests and activities on Our Site.
4.6 Under GDPR we will ensure that your personal data is processed lawfully, fairly, and transparently, without adversely affecting your rights. We will only process your personal data if at least one of the following basis applies:a) you have given consent to the processing of your personal data for one or more specific purposes;b) processing is necessary for the performance of a contract to which you are a party or in order to take steps at the request of you prior to entering into a contract;c) processing is necessary for compliance with a legal obligation to which we are subject;d) processing is necessary to protect the vital interests of you or of another natural person;e) processing is necessary for the performance of a task carried out in the public interest or in the exercise of official authority vested in the controller; and/or)processing is necessary for the purposes of the legitimate interests pursued by us or by a third party, except where such interests are overridden by the fundamental rights and freedoms of the data subject which require protection of personal data, in particular where the data subject is a child.
5. How and Where Do We Store Your Data?
5.1 We only keep your data for as long as We need to in order to use it as described above in section 5, and/or for as long as We have your permission to keep it. In any event, We will conduct an annual review to ascertain whether we need to keep your data. Your data will be deleted if we no longer need it in accordance with the terms of our Data Retention Policy. Our Data Retention Policies are: We will only retain your personal information for as long as necessary to fulfill the purposes we collected it for, including for the purposes of satisfying any legal, accounting, or reporting requirements.To determine the appropriate retention period for personal data, we consider the amount, nature, and sensitivity of the personal data, the potential risk of harm from unauthorised use or disclosure of your personal data, the purposes for which we process your personal data and whether we can achieve those purposes through other means, and the applicable legal requirements.In some circumstances you can ask us to delete your data: see under YOUR RIGHT TO ACCESS YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION AND YOUR OTHER RIGHTS/to request erasure below for further information.In some circumstances we may anonymise your personal data (so that it can no longer be associated with you) for research or statistical purposes in which case we may use this information indefinitely without further notice to you.We will take all reasonable steps to destroy, or erase from our systems, all the personal information we hold about you when it is no longer required.
5.2 [Some or all of your data may be stored or transferred outside of the European Economic Area (“the EEA”) (The EEA consists of all EU member states, plus Norway, Iceland and Liechtenstein). You are deemed to accept and agree to this by using Our Site and submitting information to Us. If We do store or transfer data outside the EEA, We will take all reasonable steps to ensure that your data is treated as safely and securely as it would be within the EEA and under the GDPR. Such steps may include, but not be limited to, the use of legally binding contractual terms between Us and any third parties We engage and the use of the EU-approved Model Contractual Arrangements.
5.3 Data security is of great importance to Us, and to protect your data We have put in place suitable physical, electronic and managerial procedures to safeguard and secure data collected through Our Site.
5.4 We have put in place appropriate security measures to prevent your personal data from being accidentally lost, used or accessed in an unauthorised way, altered or disclosed. In addition, we limit access to your personal data to those employees, agents, contractors and other third parties who have a business need to know. They will only process your personal data on our instructions and they are subject to a duty of confidentiality.We have put in place procedures to deal with any suspected personal data breach and will notify you and any applicable regulator of a breach where we are legally required to do so.
5.5 Notwithstanding the security measures that We take, it is important to remember that the transmission of data via the internet may not be completely secure and that you are advised to take suitable precautions when transmitting to Us data via the internet.
6. Do We Share Your Data?
6.1 We may share your data with other companies in Our group. We may contract with third parties to supply services to you on Our behalf. These may include payment processing, delivery of goods, search engine facilities, advertising and marketing. In some cases, the third parties may require access to some or all of your data. Where any of your data is required for such a purpose, We will take all reasonable steps to ensure that your data will be handled safely, securely, and in accordance with your rights, Our obligations, and the obligations of the third party under the law. We currently contract with:
6.2 We may compile statistics about the use of Our Site including data on traffic, usage patterns, user numbers, sales and other information. All such data will be anonymised and will not include any personally identifying information. We may from time to time share such data with third parties such as prospective investors, affiliates, partners and advertisers. Data will only be shared and used within the bounds of the law.
6.3 In certain circumstances We may be legally required to share certain data held by Us, which may include your personal information, for example, where We are involved in legal proceedings, where We are complying with the requirements of legislation, a court order, or a governmental authority. We do not require any further consent from you in order to share your data in such circumstances and will comply as required with any legally binding request that is made of Us.
7. What Happens If Our Business Changes Hands?
7.2 In the event that any of your data is to be transferred in such a manner, you will be contacted in advance and informed of the changes
8. How Can You Control Your Data?
8.1 When you submit information via Our Site, you may be given options to restrict Our use of your data. We aim to give you strong controls on Our use of your data (including the ability to opt-out of receiving emails from Us which you may do by unsubscribing using the links provided in Our emails and at the point of providing your details AND/OR by managing your Account).
8.2 You may also wish to sign up to one or more of the preference services operating in the Ireland: The Telephone Preference Service (“the TPS”), the Corporate Telephone Preference Service (“the CTPS”), and the Mailing Preference Service (“the MPS”). These may help to prevent you receiving unsolicited marketing. Please note, however, that these services will
8.3 not prevent you from receiving marketing communications that you have consented to
9. Your Right to Withhold Information and Your Right to Withdraw Information After You Have Given it
9.1 You may access certain areas of Our Site without providing any data at all. However, to use all features and functions available on Our Site you may be required to submit or allow for the collection of certain data.
9.3 You may withdraw your consent for Us to use your personal data as set out in section in 5 at any time by contacting Us using the details set out in section 15, and We will delete Your data from Our systems. However, you acknowledge this may limit Our ability to provide the best possible products and services to you.
10. How Can You Access Your Data?
You have the legal right to ask for a copy of any of your personal data held by Us (where such data is held). Please contact Us for more details at firstname.lastname@example.org or using the contact details below in section 14.
11. What Cookies Do We Use and What For?
11.2 By using Our Site you may also receive certain third party Cookies on your computer or device. Third party Cookies are those placed by websites, services, and/or parties other than Us. We use third party Cookies on Our Site to provide increased functionality and service. of our customers on our website. For more details, please refer to section 5, above, and to section 12.6 below. These Cookies are not integral to the functioning of Our Site.
11.3 All Cookies used by and on Our Site are used in accordance with current English and EU Cookie Law.
11.4 Before Cookies are placed on your computer or device , subject to section 12.5 AND/OR section 12.8, you will be shown a pop-up requesting your consent to set those Cookies. By giving your consent to the placing of Cookies you are enabling Us to provide the best possible experience and service to you. You may, if you wish, deny consent to the placing of Cookies; however certain features of Our Site may not function fully or as intended.
11.5 Certain features of Our Site depend on Cookies to function. Irish and EU Cookie Law deems these Cookies to be “strictly necessary”. These Cookies are shown below in section 12.6. Your consent will not be sought to place these Cookies. You may still block these Cookies by changing your internet browser’s settings as detailed below in section 12.10, but please be aware that Our Site may not work as intended if you do so. We have taken great care to ensure that your privacy is not at risk by allowing them.
11.6 The following first party Cookies may be placed on your computer or device: This list is not exhaustive, but describes the main reasons we typically set cookies.
11.7 Our Site uses analytics servicesprovided by GoogleAnalytics.Website analytics refers to a set of tools used to collect and analyse usagestatistics, enabling Us to better understand how people use Our Site. This, inturn, enables Us to improve Our Site and the products and services offered through it.You do not have to allow Us to use these Cookies, as detailed below, howeverwhilst Our use of them does not pose any risk to your privacy or your safe useof Our Site, it does enable Us to continually improve Our Site, making it abetter and more useful experience for you.
11.8 The analytics service(s) used byOur Site use(s) Cookies to gather the required information.Certain of these Cookies may be placedimmediately when you first visit Our Site and it may not be possible for Us toobtain your prior consent. You may remove these Cookies and prevent future useof them by following the steps set out below in section 11.10.
11.9 The analytics service(s) used byOur Site use(s) the following Cookies:
Used to distinguish users.
Used to distinguish users.
Used to throttle request rate. If Google
Analytics is deployed via Google Tag Manager, this cookie will be named _dc_gtm_<property-id>.
Contains a token that can be used to retrieve a
Client ID from AMP Client ID service. Other possible values indicate opt-out,
inflight request or an error retrieving a Client ID from AMP Client ID service.
Contains campaign related information for the
user. If you have linked your Google Analytics and AdWords accounts, AdWords website conversion tags will read this cookie unless you opt-out. Learn more
Used to distinguish users and sessions. The
Not used in ga.js. Set for interoperability with urchin.js. Historically, this cookie operated in conjunction with the __utmb cookie to determine whether the user was in a new session/visit.
Used to store visitor-level custom variable data. This cookie is created when a developer uses the _setCustomVar method with a visitor level custom variable. This cookie was also used for the deprecated _setVar method. The cookie is updated every time data is sent to Google Analytics.
Used to distinguish users and sessions. The
cookies exists. The cookie is updated every time data is sent to Google
11.10 You can choose to enable ordisable Cookies in your internet browser. Most internet browsers also enableyou to choose whether you wish to disable all cookies or only third-partycookies. By default, most internet browsers accept Cookies but this can bechanged. For further details, please consult the help menu in your internetbrowser or the documentation that came with your device.
11.11 You can choose to delete Cookiesat any time however you may lose any information that enables you to access OurSite more quickly and efficiently including, but not limited to, login andpersonalisation settings.
11.12 It is recommended that you keepyour internet browser and operating system up-to-date and that you consult thehelp and guidance provided by the developer of your internet browser andmanufacturer of your computer or device if you are unsure about adjusting yourprivacy settings.
12. Summary of Your Rights under GDPR
Under the GDPR, you have:
12.1 the right torequest access to, deletion of or correction of, your personal data held by Us;
12.2 the right tocomplain to a supervisory authority;
12.3 be informed ofwhat data processing is taking place;
12.4 the right to restrictprocessing;
12.5 the right to dataportability;
12.6 object toprocessing of your personal data;
13. Automated Decision-Making and Profiling
13.1 Inthe event that We use personal data for the purposes of automateddecision-making and those decisions have a legal (or similarly significanteffect) on You, You have the right to challenge to such decisions under GDPR,requesting human intervention, expressing their own point of view, andobtaining an explanation of the decision from Us.
13.2 The right described in section 13.1 does not apply in the following circumstances:
a) The decision is necessary for the entry into, or performance of, a contract between the You and Us;
b) The decision is authorised by law;or
c) You have given you explicit consent.
13.3 Where We use your personal data for profiling purposes, the following shall apply:
a) Clear information explaining the profiling will be provided, including its significance and the likely consequences;
b) Appropriate mathematical or statistical procedures will be used;
c) Technical and organisational measures necessary to minimise the risk of errors and to enable such errors to be easily corrected shall be implemented; and
d) All personal data processed for profiling purposes shall be secured in order to prevent discriminatory effects arising out of profiling.
14. Contacting Us