Our primary goal in collecting personal information is to provide you with the best and most useful content to help improve your online experience.
We collect certain kinds of information about our users for these reasons:
Visitors should be aware that each time they visit a website two general levels of information about their visit can be retained. The first level comprises statistical and other analytical information collected on an aggregate and non-individual specific basis of all browsers who visit the site, and the second is information that is personal or particular to a specific visitor who knowingly chooses to provide that information. It is policy of this website to respect and protect the privacy of our Customers and never wilfully disclose individually identifiable information about its Customers to any third party without first receiving that Customer's permission.
We may, however, occasionally email you with information or queries about your registration or accounts, for instance to request permissions or advise you of changes.
No personally identifiable information is collected about you on this website, apart from information which you volunteer (for example by emailing us, using our online forms or by making an inquiry about content or services).
Throughout this website you may have an opportunity to send us information relating to you such as through the "contact us" pages or any other area where you may send e-mails, request brochures, enter contests or respond to any promotions. By choosing to participate in these, you will be providing us with some level of personal information relating to you. This information will only be used by Independent Newspapers (Ireland) Limited for:
This website may provide links to third-party web sites for your convenience and information. If you access those links, you will leave this web site. Independent Newspapers (Ireland) Limited is not responsible for the content of external internet sites. We encourage you to review the privacy statement of any company before submitting your personal information.Stored Information
You may request at any time a copy of the personal information held about you and request its correction or deletion. To obtain a copy of this information, please send an email to email@example.com
Upon receipt of your request and within 40 days we will inform you about the type of personal information we hold about you, the purposes for which we hold it and the possible recipients or types of recipients.Changes to this Statement
More information on data privacy rights is available directly from the website of the Irish Data Protection commissioner http://www.dataprotection.ieContacting Us
If you have any questions about this Privacy Statement or you wish to make a complaint, please feel free to contact us through our firstname.lastname@example.org email or write to us at:
Independent Digital Data Controller
Independent Newspapers (Ireland) Limited
27-32 Talbot St
Welcome to the Independent.ie digital network. These are the terms and conditions which govern the access and use of the network. Please note these are the standard terms and conditions across all our network sites.
When we refer to the “network” or the “Independent site” in these terms and conditions, this means the digital information network and application operated by or on behalf of Independent Newspapers (Ireland) Limited, Internet Interaction Limited, and/or their parent company, INM Plc, its subsidiaries and affiliates, collectively referred to as “The Independent”.
These terms and conditions apply whatever method of access is used, including access via the web, PDA, mobile phone, Smartphone, RSS feed, digital television or any other means of technology, all of which means of access shall be incorporated in the term “access” in these terms and conditions.
Each time you access the Independent site, you agree to be bound by these terms and conditions. These terms and conditions may be changed from time to time. Any changes are with immediate effect as and from the date of posting unless otherwise specifically stated. The continued access and usage of the site by you after such changes are made shall be deemed to be an acceptance of such changes.
Some areas of the site require that you register your details with us. By registering, you agree that:
If you wish to cancel or terminate your registration, you must send an email to one of the following:
If you continue to use the site, you are deemed to continue to accept these terms and conditions. We are entitled to terminate, at our absolute discretion, your use of the site or your continued registration in the event that we believe that you have been in breach of these terms and conditions.
We reserve the right, at our absolute discretion, to suspend your access to or usage of the site in the event that we believe that there may have been a breach by you or others of these terms and conditions.
Your access to and usage of the site are strictly for personal non-commercial purposes. You acknowledge and irrevocably accept the Independent is the owner or licensee of all content of the site, including copyrights, trademarks, logos, software applications, graphics and other intellectual property rights.
Content for the site may be downloaded, printed, forwarded, stored or copied for your own personal non-commercial use only.
You may not:
You will access and use the site legitimately and for lawful purposes only. You agree that:
You warrant that:
The Independent respects your right to privacy. Users should be aware that each time they visit a website two general levels of information about their visit can be retained. The first level comprises statistical and other analytical information collected on an aggregate and non-individual specific basis of all browsers who visit the site, and the second is information that is personal or particular to a specific visitor who knowingly chooses to provide that information. The Independent’s policy is to respect and protect the privacy of all users and will never wilfully disclose individually identifiable information to any third party without first receiving permission.
The statistical and analytical information provides us with general and not individually specific information about the number of people who visit this website; the number of people who return to this site; the pages that they visit; where they were before they came to this site and the page in the site at which they exited. This information helps us monitor traffic on our website so that we can manage the site’s capacity and efficiency. It also helps us to understand which parts of this site are most popular, and generally to assess user behaviour and characteristics in order to measure interest in and use of the various areas of the site.
However, visitors should realise that certain cookies may be necessary in order to provide the visitor with certain features such as the customised delivery of certain information. Throughout this website you may have an opportunity to send us information relating to you such as through the “contact us” pages or any other area where you may send e-mails, request brochures, enter contests or competitions or respond to any promotions.
By choosing to participate in these, you will be providing us with some level of personal information relating to you. This information will only be used by the Independent for:
To the fullest extent allowed by law, the Independent does not accept any responsibility for any statement on the site. The Independent will not be liable for any loss caused as or resulted from any action or inaction on your part as a result of the viewing, reading, listening, downloading, copying, forwarding, or reproducing any of the content.
Where links are provided on the site to other websites, the Independent bears no responsibility for such sites. These sites are not under our control and we are not responsible in any way for any of their contents.
Although the Independent will do its best to provide constant uninterrupted access to its website, such access cannot be guaranteed and no responsibility or liability is accepted for any delays, interruptions or breakdowns on the site.
These terms and conditions are governed by Irish law and you agree to submit to the exclusive jurisdiction of the Irish courts.
It is specifically agreed that by accessing, using, downloading, viewing, copying, forwarding or in any way making use of the contents of the site and/or the application, you deem that all such access takes place at the registered offices of Independent Newspapers (Ireland) Limited, Independent House, 27/32 Talbot Street, Dublin 1.
From time to time, the Independent may run competitions, prize draws and/or promotions. These will be subject to separate and additional terms and conditions which are made available to you at the appropriate time.
You agree to indemnify and keep indemnified the Independent and its officers, directors, employees and data providers from any and all claims, liabilities, costs and expenses, including, but not limited to legal fees and expenses, arising out of a breach by you or any user of your account of these terms and conditions or arising out of breach of your obligations, representations and warranties under these terms and conditions.
Comments that are judged to be defamatory, abusive or in bad taste are not acceptable and contributors who consistently fall below certain criteria will be permanently blacklisted. Comments must be concise and to the point. The moderator will not enter into debate with individual contributors and the moderator's decision is final. The comment facility is removed after 48 hours.
Nothing in this Agreement is intended or shall be deemed to operate to create a partnership or joint venture of any kind nor to authorise either of us to act as agent for the other. If the whole or any part of these terms and conditions become invalid, void or unenforceable for any reason, the same shall to the extent require it be severed from these terms and conditions without effecting or modifying the remaining terms and conditions and shall not affect the validity or enforceability of same.
No waiver by the Independent of any breach of these terms and conditions shall constitute a waiver of any other prior or subsequent breach and the Independent shall not be affected by any delay, omission or failure to enforce any of its rights.
From time to time, the Independent may amend or alter these terms and conditions for commercial, practical and legal reasons.
Such alterations or amendments would be incorporated onto the Independent site and will deem to take effect immediately there from. As set out in Clause 1, each time you access the Independent site you agree to be bound by terms and conditions then current.