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Focus Ireland Simon Community Peter McVerry Trust

Our commitment to privacy

The Refund Project knows that you care how information about you is used and shared, and we appreciate you trusting that we will do so carefully and sensibly. To better protect your privacy, we provide this Privacy Policy explaining our practices and the choices you can make about the way your information is collected and used by The Refund Project. The information below explains our policy regarding your privacy, both online and offline. By visiting www.refundproject.ie or sharing personal information with The Refund Project you are accepting the practices described in this Privacy Notice.

What personally identifiable information is collect by The Refund Project ?

When you visit our website or make a donation, you may provide us with personal information (such as name, email address and/or credit/debit card information) that you knowingly choose to disclose, which is collected on an individual basis for various purposes. This information is retained and used in accordance with existing laws, rules, regulations, and other policies. The Refund Project does not collect personal information from you unless you provide it to us. If you choose not to provide any of that information, we may not be able to fulfill your request or complete your order, but you will still be free to browse the other sections of the websites owned and administered by The Refund Project . This means that you can visit our site without telling us who you are or revealing any personally identifiable information about yourself.

The way we use information

When you supply information about yourself for a specific purpose, we use the information for only that purpose (such as to provide the service or information you have requested). For example, you may be asked to give us individual information to receive information, to make a donation, to purchase merchandise, or to apply for a job. Similarly, we use information you provide about yourself or someone else when placing a merchandise order only to provide tax compliant receipts, ship the merchandise and to confirm delivery. We do not share this information with outside parties except to the extent necessary to complete that order. The Refund Project does not sell, rent, give-away or share its email addresses or other personal contact information with outside sources. The Refund Project also does not send mailings on behalf of other organizations. Should any material changes be made to the ways in which we use personally identifiable information, The Refund Project will take commercially reasonable measures to obtain written or email consent from you. We will also post the changes to our use of personally identifiable information on our website at least 30 days prior to a change.

Our commitment to data security

Personally identifiable information is stored on our server and is not publicly accessible. Further, personally identifiable information is only accessed by The Refund Project personnel on a “need to know” basis. To prevent unauthorized access, maintain data accuracy, and ensure the correct use of information, we have put in place appropriate physical, electronic, and managerial procedures to safeguard and secure the information we collect online. Additionally, sensitive data such as credit card numbers are encrypted using SSL and immediately transferred to the to our financial processor (Stripe) so that they are not saved on our servers. We follow best practice industry standard measures, to provide an additional level of security.

Correct/update

If you would like to verify the data we have received from you or to make corrections to it, you may contact us directly at the email and mail addresses provided above.

What anonymous information is collect by The Refund Project

Anonymous information is collected for every donor and visitor to this site. This includes pages viewed, date and time, and browser type. IP numbers are not stored, but are temporarily used to determine domain type and in some cases, geographic region.

Automatic Information

When you visit our website, our servers make a log of basic information corresponding to the sites and pages you have visited. This information is stored primarily to track the effectiveness of our website and individual sections and pages within them.

How does this site use cookies

Cookies are simple text files stored by your web browser that provide a method of distinguishing among donors and visitors to the website. The Refund Project uses cookies to identify your browser as you visit pages on the The Refund Project website or sites in the The Refund Project media network. Cookies created on your computer by using our website do not contain personally identifiable information and do not compromise your privacy or security. Cookies allow The Refund Project to gather anonymous information.

Links

This website may contain links to other Web sites. Please note that when you click on one of these links, you are entering another site. We encourage you to read the privacy statements of these linked websites as their privacy policy may differ from ours.

Email Links

We use email links located on this site to allow you to contact us directly via email. We use the information provided in your email to respond to your questions or comments. We may also store your comments for future reference.

Changes to this privacy statement

Changing business practices and circumstances may require that we make changes to this privacy policy from time to time. Any changes will be reflected on this website. The Refund Project reserves the right to modify its website and/or this Privacy Policy at any time and donors and visitors are deemed to be apprised of and bound by any such modifications. Our goal is to provide all services to donors or visitors in an accessible, efficient and friendly manner while maintaining their privacy. If you have comments or questions regarding privacy, please contact us.

Legal Disclaimer

We may disclose personal information when required by law or in the good-faith belief that such action is necessary in order to conform to the edicts of the law or comply with legal process served on The Refund Project .

For more information

If you have any questions, concerns or comments about your privacy, please send us a description of your concern via email to waterrefundproject@focusireland.ie