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Child Protection

Leave No Trace Ireland has a corporate duty to promote the safety and well-being of children with whom it is in contact in any capacity. Our Child Protection Policy deals with the recognition, reporting and management of child safety concerns and will assist anyone working on behalf of Leave No Trace Ireland in having due regard for the rights and interests of children.

Leave No Trace Ireland interacts with young people in several different ways; through the provision of the Schools programme, EU Projects, other grant aided projects and education projects. Leave No Trace Ireland are tasked with putting in place suitable child protection guidelines and policies in line with Children First – National Guidance for the Protection and Welfare of Children. The Department of Community and Rural Affairs also ensures compliance with this obligation through the Service Level Agreement Process. Given the wider societal concerns in relation to child protection, it is essential that strong guidelines regarding child protection are in place to support all staff and those supported by Leave No Trace Ireland who may interact with children in any capacity and to ensure the protection of any child in our care. Please email us at info@leavenotraceireland.org or call us on 01 9059009 if you have any questions.

Data Protection

We respect the trust you place in us when you share your information with us. So we are letting you know about improvements to how we use, store and share the information we hold about you. The changes are thanks to new legislation on the way from the European Union. Under the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), which comes into effect on 25 May 2018, we will have more obligations and you will have more rights about your information.If you have any questions, you can ready a copy of our Data Protection Policy or also email us at info@leavenotraceireland.org or call us on 01 9059009.

Privacy Policy

Leave No Trace Ireland is committed to protecting your privacy. We have adopted this Privacy Policy to let you know how your personal information is processed and used. We promise that we will take steps to use your personal information only in ways that are compatible with this Privacy Policy. The following policies are only in effect for the web pages, newsletters, discussion lists and opt-in announcement lists owned and operated by Leave No Trace Ireland.

Who we are

Our website address is: https://leavenotraceireland.org.

What information are we collecting and how are we collecting it? Every computer connected to the Internet is given a domain name and a set of numbers that serve as that computer's "Internet Protocol" IP address. When a visitor requests a page from any Web site within Leave No Trace Ireland.ie Network, our Web servers automatically recognise that visitor’s domain name and IP address. The domain name and IP address reveal nothing personal about you other than the IP address from which you have accessed our site. We use this information to examine our traffic in aggregate, but do not collect and evaluate this information for individuals.

Cookies

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.

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.

Contact Forms

When visitors contact us on the site we collect the data shown in the form, and also the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection.

Event Registration

When visitors register for events on the site we collect the data shown in the respective form for the purposes of processing their event registration and related follow up communication.

Comments

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. 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:

https://automattic.com/privacy/. After approval of your comment, your profile picture is visible to the public in the context of your comment.

Media

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.

What other information do we request?

We may also request your e-mail address or mailing address for the purposes of conducting a survey or to provide additional services (for example, subscriptions to e-mail newsletters, announcement lists or information about seminars) Whenever we request the identity of a visitor, we will clearly indicate the purpose of the inquiry before the information is requested. In addition, Leave No Trace will not send you email that you have not agreed to receive.

Will we disclose the information you collect to outside third parties?

www.leavenotraceireland.org may share aggregate information about our users to third parties but will not share any personally identifiable information about you without your express consent. Leave No Trace uses reasonable precautions to keep the information disclosed to us secure. We do not intend to sell, rent, or otherwise give your e-mail address to a third-party, without your consent. Furthermore, we are not responsible for any breach of security or for any actions of any third parties who receive the information. Our website has links to a wide variety of other sites. We are not responsible for their privacy policies or how they treat information about their users. Please note that we will release specific personal information about you if required to do so in order to comply with any valid legal process such as a search warrant, subpoena, statute, or court order.

How long we retain your data

If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so we can recognise 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.

What rights you have over your data

If you have an account on this site, or have left comments, you can request to receive an exported file of the personal data we hold about you, including any data you have provided to us. You can also request that we erase any personal data we hold about you. This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.

Where we send your data

Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service.

Your Consent to This Agreement

By using our website, you consent to the collection and use of information by us as specified above. If we decide to change our privacy policy, we will post those changes on this page so that you are always aware of what information we collect, how we use it, and under what circumstances we disclose it.

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