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Privacy Policy – littleharvard.ie


Overview: Effective: 1st June 2012 – updated 24th May 2018.

We are committed to protecting and respecting your privacy. This privacy notice provides information about the ways in which Little Harvard collects, stores, shares or keeps personal information provided by our customers. We will only use information you provide in order to make contact with you to supply the information on our services, or regarding jobs or employment with Little Harvard that you have requested.

Using our website:
Our website uses cookies. The purpose of the cookies is solely to assist us in managing our website.

Emailing us:
Any emails sent to us and any messages received through our online contact form are recorded and forwarded to the relevant section. The sender’s email address will remain visible to all staff tasked with dealing with the query.

For PII (Personally Identifiable Information), we use up to date systems implemented by our IT company, who ensure the strictest of security on our internal systems where we store our digital data. We use Office365 as our mailing client, who are compliant in all aspects of GDPR.

Our intent is to inform you about our policies and ask for consent to store your data.

All general forms on our website have specific double optin features and include messages like “I consent to my submitted data being collected and stored”. If you do not agree to this, please contact us by alternative methods to avoid any potential misunderstanding. At any stage, you can simply send us an email to request your data to be removed from our systems. We will oblige in due course.

This webpage tells you the data protection and privacy practices for littleharvard.ie, specifically:

  • What personally identifiable information is collected
  • Which organisation is collecting this information
  • How this information is used
  • Our policy on sharing this information
  • How we protect your information
  • How you can correct any inaccuracies in this information

Plain English Summary

We take your privacy very seriously.

Children (under 18s) are not eligible to use our services and should not submit any personal information at all.

We do not actively track you as an individual, rather we have systems in place to keep your name and email address, as well as other identifiable provided information stored so we can provide you with the high level of service you expect from Little Harvard.

We used advanced website analytics tracking data as detailed below:

We use Google analytics, Google DoubleClick, Gravatar, Google Tag Manager, Facebook Audience, Facebook insights, Twitter analytics, Google Search Console,  Fastbase analytics and WordPress stats, all of which to help us understand how potential customers interact with our website and make the experience better for you.

Should you send us an email via the contact form, your name, email address and message will be emailed to us (as you would expect). Our website and form entries are SSL protected, to ensure encryption of the data while on route to our email servers. This information is then kept private and SSL secured in our CRM. We will store this information within our own email system so that we are able to respond to you. If you selected to optin to our newsletter, our CRM system will take your email address, first and last name and add to our newsletter list for future correspondence. We will not share this data with third party businesses to market to you.

Should you comment on a blog post or web page on this site, then your name, email address, IP address and the message will be stored in our website database (as you would expect). This makes your name, website address and comment (but not your email address) viewable by the general public on the website.

The website does use cookies when you browse this website. These are used to ensure proper running of this website and also to help us improve your experience when browsing.

We use 3rd Party / Tracking / Advertising cookies, as detailed above.

NONE OF THE INFORMATION WE GATHER VIA COOKIES IDENTIFIES YOU AS AN INDIVIDUAL – IT IS ALL ENTIRELY ANONYMOUS.

The cookies we use are detailed below:

Cookie Type Duration Description
Blog/Post Comments Persistent 1 year If you leave a comment on the website e.g. on a page, article or blog post, then a cookie may be stored to ‘remember’ your email address for the next time you post (should you choose the “remember me” option).
Cookie Header Persistent 1 year In the Footer of each web page on this site you will see a message alerting you of our privacy and cookie policy. If you’ve seen this message once, you probably won’t want to see it again. Ironically, we use a cookie to remember this setting. User data is all anonymous.
Analytics To understand how people use our site, and to discover areas on our site with issues, we use Analytics software. Most websites use some sort of analytics program like this. The data it collects helps us see things like how many people visit our site, which country they are from, how many pages they visited, how fast our site loaded, and so on. All data collected is completely anonymous, it does not identify you as an individual in any way.
WordPress Persistent 1 year WordPress is the Content Management System (CMS) that runs this website. It uses a cookie when logging in and out and is essential for proper website operation. It is only set if you are a registered user, so for most people it is not set at all. User data is all anonymous.

Which organisation is collecting this information

Little Harvard, via www.littleharvard.ie

How this information is used

If you have chosen to share it with us, we use your email address to contact you in reply to your message. If you have entered your email address to leave a comment on the blog, it is used to identify your comment, however, it is not displayed on the website or shared with any third party.

We may also use your email to help resolve issues or disputes, for example, if you tell us that you cannot see any of your posts on the website, we would probably search our database using your email address to help diagnose the problem.

Our disclosure of this information

We do not share your personal information or email address with third parties.

Protection of your information

We use our best endeavours to safeguard the confidentiality of your personally identifiable information, we use encryption (such as SSL) and hosting firewalls to further protect the information as it travels across the Internet.

How to correct inaccurate information

Once posted, you cannot change or remove any comments you have submitted on our website pages and/or posts. However, if you would like to have this information removed please contact us and we will do this for you, at a time of our convenience.

You should know that because of technical constraints, all information is never completely removed from our databases or cloud systems. Therefore, you should not expect that all of your personally identifiable information will be completely removed from our databases in response to your requests that it be removed. We will aim to remove all publicly-facing information first, then quarterly we will optimise our servers and databases, further removing any server stored information.

How to contact us

Please use the contact form provided to contact us if required.

Changes to the Privacy Policy

From time to time we may update this Privacy Policy in line with website changes that may affect the personal information we gather about you. It is assumed that you accept such changes if you continue to use the site and services.

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