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boards.ie is a platform to create and participate in discussions, using text, links, profiles, audio, pictures, videos and other media (hereinafter referred to as “Material") appropriately.
Your privacy is important to us and this Privacy Notice sets out how Boards.ie Limited collects, uses and protects any information you give us when you use boards.ie.
We are committed to ensuring that your privacy is protected. Should you give us any information by which you can be identified when using boards.ie then you can be assured that we will use it only in accordance with this Privacy Notice.
We will comply with all obligations imposed by the GDPR, the Data Protection Act 2018 and all other laws, regulations and codes of conduct relating to data protection. For the purposes of data protection law, we are the data controller of your Personal Data. You will find our contact details in the “Contact us” section below.
We may change, modify, add or delete portions of this policy from time to time. When we make any changes to this Privacy Notice we will notify you of such changes by a site-wide announcement.
boards.ie collects the following information:
Technical details in connection with visits to this website are logged by us and our internet service provider for our statistical purposes. The technical details logged include:
In common with many sites we use outside providers for website statistics. Please note that to provide statistics these outside providers use visitors' IP addresses but do not have access to any boards.ie usernames or email address and therefore cannot match a user to an IP address for the purpose of identification. The primary provider we use is Google Analytics. You can find further information on the data it collects at https://policies.google.com/privacy?hl=en-GB
The above information is collected on the basis that it is necessary to provide our services to you, or that, through posting, you consent to the collection of the information you provide. We may also collect this information for our own technical or administrative interests in maintaining the legitimacy and authenticity of the website and in preventing abuse of our services.
We may use or disclose your information for the following reasons:
The period for which we retain information varies according to the use of that information. In some cases, there are legal requirements to keep data for a minimum period of time. Unless specific legal requirements dictate otherwise, we will retain information no longer than is necessary for the purposes for which the data were collected and processed (as described above).
We will retain Personal Data contained in your user profile for as long as you have an active account on boards.ie. If you close your account we will delete your Personal Data and all copies of your Personal Data will be removed from our systems (including backup systems) within 30 days of your account being closed.
Any posts you make on the site will be retained unless we are requested by you to remove those posts.
Personal data submitted through participating in surveys will be kept for up to two years then aggregated (whereby the data is no longer personal data) and/or anonymised or deleted.
In order to allow for the proper administration of boards.ie we make use of third party moderators and administrators. And in order for them to properly carry out their functions as moderators and administrators they require access to personal information concerning you, your boards.ie account and your activity on the site. Such data is only permitted to be used by our third party moderators and administrators for the purposes of administering the site and cannot be used by them for any other purpose.
From time to time we may ask an external provider to provide services, for example we may ask an external company to carry out a survey. If any personal information is required you will be advised beforehand and you will be afforded an opportunity to opt out. We may also transfer your information to other parties for the following reasons:
We will not otherwise disclose, sell or distribute your information to any third party without your permission.
Boards.ie Limited may aggregate data in an anonymous manner for disclosure to advertisers or business associates for promotion and marketing purposes. By way of example, we may disclose to an advertiser the number of unique visitors to boards.ie or the percentage age groups of our members. In such an event we undertake to ensure that no such data could be used to personally identify you.
Any personal information which you volunteer in your public profile or post on the forums will be available worldwide to anyone with access to the website.
If you have an active boards.ie account you can request that your posts be edited or deleted. This can be done by sending a Private Message (PM) to “Boards.ie: GDPR” (if for any reason you are unable to access or send a PM please email email@example.com and we will get back to you with further instructions).
For closed accounts all personal data (other than users’ posts) will be deleted. Therefore, posts made by users whose accounts were subsequently closed cannot be associated with other information held by Boards that relates to an identified or identifiable natural person and as such are not considered personal data.
In specific instances where the content of a post contains sensitive data or data that could be used to identify an individual and where the original poster no longer has an active boards.ie account you can request that we edit or delete the post; these requests will be dealt with on a case-by-case basis.
Please note that certain information (such as photographs) which you may choose to provide might reveal your gender, ethnic origin, nationality, religion and/or sexual orientation.
We shall vindicate all your rights under Data Protection Law. These rights are as follows:
Vindication of your rights shall not affect any rights which we may have under Data Protection Law.
You may request details of personal information which we hold about you or request that we update or correct your Personal Data, remove it from our system or exercise any of your rights by making a request to us at the contact information provided below. If for some reason access is denied, we will provide an explanation of why access has been denied.
We will process your request within 30 days of receipt.
You may request details of personal information under Data Protection legislation which we hold about you or rectify any personal information which is incorrect or incomplete
If someone else has posted material about you on boards.ie without your permission and you would like to request that it be removed please read our Guidelines (http://www.boards.ie/legal/index.php) and then contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
At any time you can close your user account.
Closing your account means we will delete your password, remove any email subscriptions or notifications you may receive, delete all personal data we hold about you and turn off and delete your Private Messages. This process does not remove any posts you have made on the site.
To close your account, please log in to your boards.ie account and click on the "Close Account" option in your User Control Panel / User Settings (https://www.boards.ie/vbulletin/usercp.php) and follow the instructions. This process is irreversible and permanent.
Boards.ie Limited reserves the right to transfer information including personal data to a third party in the event of its sale, merger, liquidation, receivership or transfer of all or substantially all of its assets provided that the third party agrees to adhere to the terms of this Privacy Notice and provided that the third party only uses your Personal Data for the purpose that you have provided it to us. You will be notified in the event of any such transfer and you will be afforded an opportunity to opt out.
We are committed to ensuring that your information is secure. In order to prevent unauthorised access or disclosure we have put in place suitable physical, electronic and managerial procedures to safeguard and secure the information we collect online.
You can contact us regarding this Privacy Notice in the following ways:
By Private Messaging to: Boards.ie: GDPR
By post: Boards.ie Limited, Latin Hall, Golden Lane, Dublin 8