Vintage Ireland Privacy Policy (also referred to here as ’the site’) is committed to protecting the privacy and security of visitors to our website. Outlined below is our online privacy policy for information collected through our website.

What kind of information we collect 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, 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, providing delivery or billing details when making a purchase, or completing a contact form – collects solely non-personally-identifying information. The Data section below provides a more detailed insight into the types of data that may be collected.

If you request a password reset, your IP address will be included in the reset email.


When visitors leave comments on the site we collect the data shown in the comments form, and also the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection. Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service.

An anonymized string created from your email address (also called a hash) may be provided to the Gravatar service to see if you are using it. The Gravatar service privacy policy is available here: After approval of your comment, your profile picture is visible to the public in the context of your comment.

If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so we can recognize and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue.

For users that register on our website (if any), we also store the personal information they provide in their user profile. All users can see, edit, or delete their personal information at any time (except they cannot change their username). Website administrators can also see and edit that information.

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. uses cookies to gather information about visitor use of the site. As a visitor, you can control what cookies you allow on this and all other sites by adjusting your browser settings. You can find more information and instructions on managing your settings here.

If you leave a comment on our site you may opt-in to saving your name, email address and website in cookies. These are for your convenience so that you do not have to fill in your details again when you leave another comment. These cookies will last for one year. If you visit our login page, we will set a temporary cookie to determine if your browser accepts cookies. This cookie contains no personal data and is discarded when you close your browser.

When you log in, we will also set up several cookies to save your login information and your screen display choices. Login cookies last for two days, and screen options cookies last for a year. If you select “Remember Me”, your login will persist for two weeks. If you log out of your account, the login cookies will be removed.

If you edit or publish an article, an additional cookie will be saved in your browser. This cookie includes no personal data and simply indicates the post ID of the article you just edited. It expires after 1 day.

Mailing list
If you sign up to our mailing list you provide identifying details about yourself. We do not sell or publicly distribute this information to third parties but use it solely for the actions described on our sign-up page. Our mailing list is stored and operated by third party software (Mailchimp). We encourage you to review Mailchimp’s privacy policy.

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.

Facebook button
Our website uses a social plugin provided by the social network 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. have no influence on or access to the data gathered by the plugin.

For information on the purpose and scope of data collection and procession by Facebook, as well as your rights in this respect and settings options for protecting your privacy we recommend you review Facebook’s privacy policy.

Twitter button
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, this 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. have no influence on or access to the data gathered by the use of the Twitter button.

For information on the purpose and scope of data collection and procession by Twitter, as well as user’s rights in this respect and settings options for protecting user’s privacy we recommend you review Twitter’s privacy policy.

Embedded content from other websites

Articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website.

These websites may collect data about you, use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking, and monitor your interaction with that embedded content, including tracking your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.


If you upload images to the website, you should avoid uploading images with embedded location data (EXIF GPS) included. Visitors to the website can download and extract any location data from images on the website.


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, along with customer detail forms when making a puchase. 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, Google Analytics and payment processing services such as Paypal and/or Stripe. 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). Payment services will also collect the information you input in order to assist in verifying and processing your purchase(s). 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, and payment services will relay sufficient information to verify that your order has been paid for, along with the information you supply for delivery purposes, where applicable. 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 shop[at]


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 shop[at]


Changes to Privacy Policy
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.