Tree Council of Ireland Privacy Statement

The Tree Council of Ireland is committed to protecting your privacy. This Statement of Privacy applies to the Tree Council site and governs data collection and usage. By using the Tree Council of Ireland site, you consent to the data practices described in this statement.
 

The Tree Council of Ireland collects personally identifiable information, such as your email address, name, home or work address or telephone number. The Tree Council of Ireland also collects anonymous demographic information, which is not unique to you, such as your eircode, age, gender, preferences, interests and favourites.
 

There is also information about your computer hardware and software that is automatically collected by the Tree Council of Ireland. This information can include: your IP address, browser type, domain names, access times and referring website addresses. This information is used by the Tree Council of Ireland for the operation of the service, to maintain quality of the service, and to provide general statistics regarding use of Tree Council of Ireland site.

Please keep in mind that if you directly disclose personally identifiable information or personally sensitive data through the Tree Council of Ireland, this information may be collected and used by others. Note: the Tree Council of Ireland does not read any of your private online communications.

The Tree Council of Ireland encourages you to review the privacy statements of websites you choose to link to from the Tree Council of Ireland so that you can understand how those websites collect, use and share your information. The Tree Council of Ireland is not responsible for the privacy statements or other content on websites outside of the Tree Council of Ireland and the Tree Council of Ireland family of websites.
 

Use of your Personal Information

The Tree Council of Ireland collects and uses your personal information to operate the Tree Council of Ireland Web site and deliver the services you have requested. The Tree Council of Ireland also uses your personally identifiable information to inform you of other products or services available from The Tree Council of Ireland and its affiliates. The Tree Council of Ireland may also contact you via surveys to conduct research about your opinion of current services or of potential new services that may be offered.
 

The Tree Council of Ireland does not sell, rent or lease its customer lists to third parties. The Tree Council of Ireland may, from time to time, contact you on behalf of external business partners about a particular offering that may be of interest to you. In those cases, your unique personally identifiable information (e-mail, name, address, telephone number) is not transferred to the third party. In addition, the Tree Council of Ireland may share data with trusted partners to help us perform statistical analysis, send you email or postal mail, provide customer support, or arrange for deliveries. All such third parties are prohibited from using your personal information except to provide these services to the Tree Council of Ireland, and they are required to maintain the confidentiality of your information. The Tree Council of Ireland does not use or disclose sensitive personal information, such as race, religion, or political affiliations, without your explicit consent.
 

The Tree Council of Ireland keeps track of the websites and pages our customers visit within the Tree Council of Ireland, in order to determine what the Tree Council of Ireland services are the most popular. This data is used to deliver customised content and advertising within the Tree Council of Ireland to customers whose behaviour indicates that they are interested in a particular subject area.
 

The Tree Council of Ireland websites will disclose your personal information, without notice, only if required to do so by law or in the good faith belief that such action is necessary to: (a) conform to the edicts of the law or comply with legal process served on the Tree Council of Ireland or the site; (b) protect and defend the rights or property of the Tree Council of Ireland; and, (c) act under exigent circumstances to protect the personal safety of users of the Tree Council of Ireland, or the public.
 

We process personal data for the following reasons:

  • the collection and management of sponsorship, membership fees and our tree schemes,

  • the operation of National Tree Week and Tetra Pak Tree Day each year and other such events,

  • the operation, monitoring and evaluation of work and educational programmes, conferences and seminars including tree planting with schools and events run with the purpose of making people aware of trees.

Use of Cookies

The Tree Council of Ireland Web site use "cookies" to help you personalise your online experience. A cookie is a text file that is placed on your hard disk by a web page server. Cookies cannot be used to run programs or deliver viruses to your computer. Cookies are uniquely assigned to you and can only be read by a web server in the domain that issued the cookie to you.

One of the primary purposes of cookies is to provide a convenience feature to save you time. The purpose of a cookie is to tell the web server that you have returned to a specific page. For example, if you personalise the Tree Council of Ireland pages, or register with the Tree Council of Ireland site or services, a cookie helps the Tree Council of Ireland to recall your specific information on subsequent visits. This simplifies the process of recording your personal information, such as billing addresses, shipping addresses, and so on. When you return to the same the Tree Council of Ireland website, the information you previously provided can be retrieved, so you can easily use the Tree Council of Ireland features that you customised.

You have the ability to accept or decline cookies. Most web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser setting to decline cookies if you prefer. If you choose to decline cookies, you may not be able to fully experience the interactive features of the Tree Council of Ireland services or websites you visit.
 

Security of your Personal Information

The Tree Council of Ireland secures your personal information from unauthorised access, use or disclosure. The Tree Council of Ireland secures the personally identifiable information you provide on computer servers in a controlled, secure environment, protected from unauthorised access, use or disclosure. When personal information (such as a credit card number) is transmitted to other websites, it is protected through the use of encryption, such as the Secure Socket Layer (SSL) protocol.
 

The Tree Council of Ireland will ensure that the data it processes in relation to data subjects is adequate, relevant and limited to what is necessary in relation to the purposes for which the data is collected. The Tree Council of Ireland will ensure that personal data is not kept for longer than what is strictly necessary for the purpose for which the data is processed. The Tree Council of Ireland will ensure that the personal data it collects will be protected against unauthorised or unlawful processing and against accidental loss, destruction or damage.

 

Changes to this Statement

The Tree Council of Ireland will occasionally update this Statement of Privacy to reflect company and customer feedback. The Tree Council of Ireland encourages you to periodically review this statement to be informed of how the Tree Council of Ireland
is protecting your information.

 

Contact Information

The Tree Council of Ireland welcomes your comments regarding this Statement of Privacy. If you believe that we have not
adhered to this Statement, please contact us at trees@treecouncil.ie. We will use commercially reasonable efforts to

promptly determine and remedy the problem.

Registered in Ireland No: 111380
Charity No: CHY 6799
CRA No: 20013417

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