Prvacy Policy
Tuesday, 03 February 2009 02:24
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Please read this Privacy Policy carefully. If you have any questions about this Policy or your privacy, please contact The Irish Scene at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

The Irish Scene believes strongly in protecting user privacy and has therefore adopted a Privacy Policy.

If you enter into a competition on this Website, all information that you provide will not be disclosed to any other party or third party and will be used solely for the purpose of the competition and to communicate to you the results of the competition.

If you provide us with feedback via email or using one of our website forms, and your personal and contact details are included in your communication, we will not disclose this information to any other party or third party.

If you make a purchase on The Irish Scene Website using one of our website forms, and your personal and contact details are included in this form, we will not disclose this information to any other party or third party.

Furthermore, we will not disclose any information about you without your consent unless:
•  It is required by law;
•  We believe it necessary in order to provide you with a service which you have requested;
•  We suspect that your use of the Website is in breach of the Terms and Conditions of Use;
•  It becomes necessary to protect the rights or property of The Irish Scene, any user of this Website or any
   member of the public; or
•  It is to lessen a serious threat to a person's health or safety.

We will never share your personal information with a third party or allow a third party to promote its products and services directly to you without your explicit consent.

We will take all reasonable steps to keep secure any information we hold about you and to keep this information accurate and up to date. We do not store credit card information that is provided to us directly using any means whatsoever, whether verbal, keyed in or in written form and transmitted by telephone or fax, posted or sent via email.

In addition, our employees and the contractors who provide services related to our information systems are obliged to respect the confidentiality of any personal information held by us. However, we will not be held responsible for events arising from unauthorised access to your personal information. You can also play an important role in keeping your personal information secure by maintaining the confidentiality of any password and/or accounts used on The Irish Scene Website. Please notify us immediately if there is any unauthorised use of your account by any other Internet user or any other breach of security.

IP Addresses

An IP address is a number that's automatically assigned to your computer whenever you are surfing the Web. Web servers (both ours and your ISP where applicable) automatically identify your computer by its IP address online but in particular, when entering The Irish Scene's Communication Facilities such as the chat room facility our servers, or the remote hosts' servers that provide us with the chat room service, may log your IP address. The Irish Scene and/or it's remote host(s) log IP addresses solely for the purposes of system administration, and to identify computers that are logged into our Communication Facilities, thus enabling us to supervise users and to exercise our right, if the need arises, to dismiss or ban users who do not comply with our Terms and Conditions of Use. We do not link IP addresses to anything personally identifiable. This means that your session and your specific computer hardware will be logged when you are using the chat room or other Communication Facilities of this Website but you, the user, will remain anonymous to us, and your IP address will not remain in storage on our servers or databases when you log out of any of our Communication Facilities. However, as much as it is our policy to protect your privacy, please be informed that anonymity is never guaranteed when using the internet.

Our use of Cookies

Cookies are pieces of information that a website transfers to your computer's hard disk for record-keeping purposes. Most web browsers are set to accept cookies. The use of cookies can enhance your enjoyment of what we offer, because they help us personalise your experience of our Website by providing information which is most relevant to your interests. Cookies provide us with aggregated information on how users interact on our Website, and help us improve your experience. We also use cookies to operate the Membership system, as they help us identify visitors to the Website who have previously registered. Cookies do not personally identify you, but your browser.

However, if you do not wish to receive any cookies, you may set your browser to refuse them. In some instances this may mean you will not be able to take full advantage of parts of the Website.

To eliminate cookies you may have currently accepted, and to deny or limit cookies in the future, please follow this procedure:

For Netscape Navigator 3.0 users, go to the Options Menu, choose Network Preferences and then Protocols. Check the box that says "Show an alert before accepting a cookie". Then go into the Netscape folder (usually c:\program files\netspace\navigator) and delete the file that is called "cookies.txt." Under Windows 95, you could also use the Find feature on the start menu to simply find the file called Cookies.txt.

For Internet Explorer 3.0 users, go to the View menu, choose Options, then Advanced. Check the box that says "Warn before accepting cookies". Then go into your cookies directory (usually c:\windows\cookies) and delete all the files in that folder. Once you delete these files, you will have no more cookies, and you will be prompted each time a website attempts to send a cookie to your system. At that time, you can choose to either Accept or Cancel the cookie.

For Netscape 4.0+ users, go to Edit in the menu bar, choose Preferences, then Advanced, and check the box that says "Warn me before accepting a cookie". Now go to your Start button, click on Find, then Files and Folders, type cookies.txt into the search box that appears, and click Find Now. When the search results appear, drag all the files listed, into the Recycle Bin. Now shut down and restart your browser.

For Internet Explorer 4.0 users, go to the View menu, choose Internet Options, then Advanced. Check the box says "Prompt before accepting cookies". Then go into your cookies directory (usually c:\windows\cookies) and delete all the files you have there. Once you delete these files, you will have no more cookies, and you will be prompted each time a website attempts to send a cookie to your system. At that time, you can choose to either Accept or Cancel the cookie.

For Internet Explorer 5.0+ users, go to the Tools menu, then to Internet Options, then to the Security tab. Highlight the "internet" zone (selected by default). Select security level "high" for this zone, then click on OK. Then go into your cookies directory (usually c:\windows\cookies) and delete all the files you have there. Once you delete these files, you will have no more cookies. However, note that your browser will no longer send or receive new cookies.

For Netscape 6.0+ users, go to Edit in the menu bar, choose Preferences, click on Advanced, and select the Cookies field. Now check either the box that says "Warn me before accepting a cookie" or "Disable cookies". Click on OK. Now go to your Start button, click on Find, click on Files and Folders, type "cookies.txt" into the search box that appears, and click Find Now. When the search results appear, drag all the files listed, into the Recycle Bin. Now shut down and restart your browser. Depending on your earlier choice you will either be prompted by new cookie sets or no cookies will be set or received.

Last Updated ( Monday, 16 February 2009 03:59 )