Social Anxiety Ireland
Website Privacy Statement (January 2014)
Social Anxiety Ireland takes your privacy seriously. We want you to feel safe while using our website. We have endeavoured to ensure that our website is fully compliant with the Data Protection Acts 1988 & 2005.
This privacy statement relates to our practices in connection with this website only. The purpose of this Privacy Statement is to outline how we deal with any personal data you provide to us while visiting our website. We are not responsible for the content or privacy practices of other websites. Any external links to other websites are clearly identifiable as such.
Information collected by Social Anxiety Ireland.
Social Anxiety Ireland will collect no personally identifying information about you when you visit this website unless you choose to provide that information to us. The information we collect depends on what you do when visiting the website. Like most websites, Social Anxiety Ireland will gather general, non-personal information on our website visitors for statistical purposes. If you visit the website to browse or read our materials we automatically collect and store the following information about you:
- the IP address from which you access the website (an IP address is the number automatically assigned to your computer when you are surfing the web); where clipped or anonymised.
- the top-level domain name used (for example .ie, .com, .org, .net);
- the type of browser and operating system used to access the website;
- the date and time of your access to the website;
- the pages you visit; and
- the previous website address from which you reached the website, including any search terms used.
We use this information to help us make the website more useful to visitors, to learn about the number of visitors to the website and the type of technology which our visitors use. We do not track or record information about individuals on their visits. We may compile and report aggregate statistics about our visitors in terms of numbers, traffic patterns and related site information. Any such statistics will not include any personally identifying information.
Application for group treatment
If you decided to make an application to our Social Anxiety Ireland group treatment programme it is clear from the ‘group registry’ page what personal information you are submitting. This information can only collected by us if you voluntarily submit it to us and includes:
- Your full name and address
- Your date of birth
- Contact telephone number – ideally a mobile number
- A brief account of what has led you to believe that you are experiencing Social Anxiety
- A brief account of the impact that Social Anxiety is having on your day-to-day functioning
- Potentially, your score on the Liebowitz Social Anxiety Test.
- Email address
- IP address (where it has not been clipped or anonymised).
When you submit information to us we utilize email@example.com email services and your email address is collected so that we can respond to your email. This personal information we request is used as a brief preliminary assessment of your suitability for our group treatment programme. We consider the protection of any information you send to us to be of the utmost importance and endeavour to keep it safe and secure. We review our security measures on a regular basis.
If you email us to make a general enquiry about social anxiety you email address will be deleted from our systems as soon as this enquiry is completed.
We also offer you the option of receiving our newsletter and other mailings that we think might be pertinent to individuals struggling with social anxiety. Moreover, in our endeavour to advance our knowledge of social anxiety and best treatment options we also offer you the option of receiving invitations to engage in various research opportunities. If you do not wish to receive these communications please ensure you endorse the relevant options offer to you. You may also unsubscribe to these communications at any time.
If you register with our website in order to use our forum or blogs facilities, Social Anxiety Ireland retains the information you supply (username & email) to inform you of when we have edited or deleted a message posted by you. This is done in order to facilitate the moderation of our forum and blog content. Forum and blog content is moderated by Odhran Mc Carthy (Founder – Social Anxiety Ireland)
Social Anxiety Ireland uses cookie technology, so a cookie may be placed in your computer browser. Cookies are small text files which provide us with information about how often someone visits the Website, and what they do during those visits. Cookies do not themselves contain any personally identifying information but if you provide information to us, it may be linked to the data stored in the cookie.
If you do not want your browser to accept cookies, you can turn off the cookie acceptance option in your browser settings. You can also delete cookie files from your computer at your discretion. Note that if you decline our cookies or ask for notification each time a cookie is being sent, this may affect your ease of use of this website.
Disclosure of information
Social Anxiety Ireland general policy is to never disclose or sell your personal information to a third party without your prior consent. However, personal data may be released to external sources (e.g., Gardai or Social Worker) only if absolutely necessary in order to comply with applicable laws, summonses, search warrants, court or regulatory orders, or other statutory requirements.
Storage of personal information
Social Anxiety Ireland will take every care to ensure that your personal information is stored in a secure manner once it reaches us. Personal data submitted to Social Anxiety Ireland is held on secure servers hosted by blacknight.ie. Nevertheless, please be aware no data transfer over the internet can ever be guaranteed to be 100% secure. However, we will take every reasonable step possible (including appropriate technical and organisational measures) to protect your information.
Right of Access
You may have the right, subject to certain exemptions, to obtain a copy of any personal data we hold about you and to correct any inaccuracies in such data. If you wish to avail of any of these rights (where applicable), please contact us at info@firstname.lastname@example.org
Updating, Verifying and Deleting Personal Data.
You should inform us of any changes in your Personal Data, and in accordance with our obligations under the Data Protection Acts 1988 and 2005, we will update or delete your Personal Data accordingly.