What kind of information we collect
VintageIreland.eu collects and stores data from website traffic in order to improve our understanding of how visitors use the website and their interests. Like most websites, vintageireland.eu gathers information such as how many people are visiting the site, when they visit, what pages on the site they visit and from what country they visited. We also collect information that tells us what search terms help people find us online. Unless explicitly provided – such as when entering a competition, signing up to a newsletter or completing a contact form – Vintageireland.eu collects solely non-personally-identifying information. The Data section below provides a more detailed insight into the types of data that may be collected.
A cookie is a small amount of data stored and accessed by your browser. As they are text-only, cookies cannot contain malware or spyware. They help improve your experience browsing the internet by remembering information such as login information or items in a shopping cart, but they can also be used by websites to collect information about your behaviour on a website.
We regularly invite members of the public to participate in competitions by submitting personal information. This information is used solely to contact the winner, and after each competition all information on entrants is deleted. As stated on our competitions page(s), winners may be referred to by name, by way of announcement and congratulations, both on this site and through our social media channels.
Our website uses a social plugin provided by the social network facebook.com. When you visit a page of our website that contains a social plugin, your browser establishes a direct connection to Facebook servers. Facebook directly transfers the plugin content to our browser which embeds the latter into the website, enabling Facebook to receive information about your having accessed the respective page of our website. VintageIreland.eu have no influence on or access to the data gathered by the plugin.
This website uses a Twitter button provided by the service Twitter. When a user visits a page of this website that contains a Twitter button, his browser establishes a direct connection to Twitter servers. Twitter directly transfers the Twitter-Button’s content to user’s browser which embeds the latter into the website, enabling Twitter to receive information about the user having accessed the respective page of this website. VintageIreland.eu have no influence on or access to the data gathered by the use of the Twitter button.
Types of data collected and stored
This website collects two different forms of user data: 1. Data that you personally supply by completing contact, newsletter subscription or prize draw entry forms. This information can be attributed directly to you because of the information supplied, such as your name and contact information. 2. Data that is automatically collected by third-party partners, which include Mailchimp, WordPress and Google Analytics. The types of information collected here include things like your current location (city or country), the pages of this website that you visit and in some instances, how you came across our website (e.g. via Google search). Generally, our third-party partners only display this information to us in the aggregate (e.g. it’s not identifiable to you) but sometimes this information can be connected with you; for example, Mailchimp may keep a record showing which of our email newsletters were opened by the user at a particular email address. As stated in the dedicated sections above, certain social media buttons used on this site also convey user-specific information to social media sites; however, we have no control over or access to this information. We do our best to protect your sensitive personal information. We protect it by only partnering with well-known, trusted entities, such as Mailchimp. We collect this information in order to better serve those who use our website and ultimately, those who attend our events. For example, when you sign up to our newsletter, you will be notified of upcoming events, receive an admission discount and have the option of entering into a free prize draw. In order to do this, however, Mailchimp must store the name and email address you supply when you sign up to our newsletters. The information collected is only shared with these third-party partners where necessary, as in the previous example, and we strive to be transparent and straightforward about the data our website collects. If you would like to know what information we hold that is directly attributable to you, please email darcy[at]vintageireland.eu
Any concerns? You can contact us
If you have any concerns or queries about anything described above we encourage you to contact us here or by emailing darcy[at]vintageireland.eu
From time to time we may update this policy to reflect changes in the functioning of this website or any legal requirements. We encourage you to check this page occasionally to stay informed about your privacy online.