Our Privacy Policy

Welcome to KidsGuide (“KidsGuide or Kids Guide Ireland,” “we,” or “us”). Our Privacy Policy explains how we collect, use, disclose, and protect information that applies to our Service, and your choices about the collection and use of your information. Capitalized terms that are not defined in this Privacy Policy have the meaning given them in our Terms of Use

Kids Guide Ireland is committed to protecting the privacy and security of your visits to this website. When you visit and navigate kidsguide.ie and when you communicate with us via our site(s), we may collect personal information about you in the following ways.

By ‘personal information,’ we mean data that is unique to you, such as a name, address, e-mail address, credit card or telephone number. From time to time, we may request personal information from you in order to deliver requested materials to you, respond to your questions, or deliver a product or service.

Contacting Us by Email

Please note that your e-mail, like most non-encrypted Internet e-mail communication, may be accessed and viewed by other Internet users, without your knowledge and permission, while in transit to us. For that reason, to protect your privacy, please do not use e-mail to communicate information to us that you consider confidential.

Privacy of our email lists: If you choose to subscribe to our email newsletter, the information you provide is kept confidential and cannot be accessed by other users. However, we are not the author of the MailChimp software, and are not responsible for any failures in the software to preserve subscriber anonymity.

Cookies and Browser Information

Cookies: A cookie is a tiny piece of data stored by a user’s browser that helps a web site or service recognize

Changes to this policy: We will revise or update this policy if our practices change, or as we develop better ways to keep you informed about them. You should refer back to this page often for the latest information and the effective date of any changes. If we decide to change this policy, we will post a new policy on our site and change the date at the top. Changes to the policy shall not apply retroactively.

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact us. Updated: May 21, 2018.

1. Information we collect and its use

We collect the following types of information about you:

1.1 Information you provide us directly:

We ask for certain information such as your first and last name, phone number and e-mail address when you register for a Kids Guide account, or if you correspond with us or make a purchase from us. We may also retain any messages you send through our website or email, and may collect information you provide in User Content you ask us to post to our listing Service. We use this information to operate, maintain, and provide to you the features and functionality of the Service.

1.2 Information we may receive from third parties:

We may receive information about you from third parties. For example, if you access our websites or Service through a third-party connection or log-in, for example, through Facebook, by “following,” “liking,” adding our Facebook page, and if you visit our site we use Google Analytics and MailChimp, that such third parties may pass certain information about your use of its service to Kids Guide. This information could include, but is not limited to, the user ID associated with your account (for example, your Facebook UID), an access token necessary to access that service, any information that you have permitted the third party to share with us, and any information you have made public in connection with that service. You should always review, and if necessary, adjust your privacy settings on third-party websites and services before linking or connecting them to any Service including ours. You may also unlink your third party account from the Service by adjusting your settings on the third party service. If you unlink your third party account, we should no longer receive information collected about you in connection with that service.

1.3 Analytics information.

We may directly collect analytics data, or use third-party analytics tools, to help us measure traffic and usage trends for the Service. These tools collect information sent by your browser or mobile device, including the pages you visit and other information that assists us in improving the Service. We collect and use this analytics information in aggregate form such that it cannot reasonably be manipulated to identify any particular individual user.

1.4 Cookies information:

When you visit the Service, we may send one or more cookies — a small text file containing a string of alphanumeric characters — to your computer that uniquely identifies your browser and lets Kids Guide help you log in faster and enhance your navigation through the site. A cookie may also convey information to us about how you use the Service (e.g., the pages you view, the links you click and other actions you take on the Service), and allow us or our business partners to track your usage of the Service over time. You can reset your web browser to refuse all cookies or to indicate when a cookie is being sent. However, some features of the Service may not function properly if the ability to accept cookies is disabled.

1.5 Log file information:

Log file information is automatically reported by your browser or mobile device each time you access the Service. When you use our Service, our servers automatically record certain log file information. These server logs may include anonymous information such as your web request, Internet Protocol (“IP”) address, browser type, referring / exit pages and URLs, number of clicks and how you interact with links on the Service, domain names, landing pages, pages viewed, and other such information.

1.6 Commercial and marketing communications:

We use the information we collect or receive to communicate directly with you. We may send you emails containing newsletters, promotions and special offers. If you do not want to receive such email messages, you will be given the option to opt out or change your preferences. We also use your information to send you Service-related emails (e.g., account verification, purchase and billing confirmations and reminders, changes/updates to features of the Service, technical and security notices). You may not opt out of Service-related e-mails.

1.10 Use of certain service type information we collect about you:

We use or may use cookies and analytics to: (a) remember information so that you will not have to re-enter it during your visit or the next time you visit the site; (b) provide custom, personalized content and information; (c) to provide and monitor the effectiveness of our Service; (d) monitor aggregate metrics such as total number of visitors, traffic, and demographic patterns; (e) diagnose or fix technology problems; (f) help you efficiently access your information after you sign in; (g) to provide advertising to your browser or device.

2. Sharing your information

We will not rent or sell your information into third parties outside Kids Guide and its group companies (including any parent, subsidiaries and affiliates) without your consent, except as noted in this Section 2:

We won’t share your personal information without your permission except as follows:

2.1 Who we may share your information with:

We may share your information with third-party business partners for the purpose of providing the Service to you. Those business partners will be given limited access to your information as is reasonably necessary to deliver the Service, and we will require that such third parties comply with this Privacy Policy.

2.2 Who you may choose to share your User Content with:

Any information or content that you voluntarily disclose for posting to the Service, such as User Content, becomes available to the public, as controlled by any applicable privacy settings. Subject to your profile and privacy settings, any User Content that you make public is searchable by other Users. If you remove information that you posted to the Service, copies may remain viewable in cached and archived pages of the Service, or if other Users have copied or saved that information.

2.3 What happens in the event of a change of control:

We may buy or sell/divest/transfer Kids Guide (including any shares in Kids Guide), or any combination of its products, services, assets and/or businesses. Your information such as customer names and email addresses, User Content and other user information related to the Service may be among the items sold or otherwise transferred in these types of transactions. We may also sell, assign or otherwise transfer such information in the course of corporate divestitures, mergers, acquisitions, bankruptcies, dissolutions, reorganisations, liquidations, similar transactions or proceedings involving all or a portion of the Kids Guide.

2.4 Instances where we are required to share your information:

Kids Guide will disclose your information where required to do so by law or subpoena or if we reasonably believe that such action is necessary to (a) comply with the law and the reasonable requests of law enforcement; (b) to enforce our Terms of Use or to protect the security or integrity of our Service; and/or (c) to exercise or protect the rights, property, or personal safety of Kids Guide, our Users or others.

2.5 Sharing certain service type information we collect about you:

We may share certain service type information, including information obtained through tools such as cookies, log files, device identifiers, location data and clear gifs (such as anonymous usage data, referring/exit pages and URLs, platform types, number of clicks, etc.) with our third-party business partners for the purposes described in the section above on “Information We Collect and Its Use.”We may also aggregate or otherwise strip data of all personally identifying characteristics and may share that aggregated, anonymized data with third parties.

2.6 Ads on Kids Guide:

We may also share certain information such as your location, browser and cookie data and other data relating to your use of our Service with our business partners to deliver advertisements (“ads”) that may be of interest to you. Kids Guide may allow third-party ad servers or ad networks to serve advertisements on the Service. These third-party ad servers or ad networks use technology to send, directly to your browser or mobile device, the ads and ad links that appear on the Service, and will automatically receive your IP address when they do so. They may also use other technologies (such as cookies, JavaScript, device identifiers, location data, and clear gifs, see above) to compile information about your browser’s or device’s visits and usage patterns on the Service, and to measure the effectiveness of their ads and to personalize the advertising content. Kids Guide does not sell, rent, or share the information we collect directly from you or about you from third parties with these third-party ad servers or ad networks for such parties’ own marketing purposes.

Please note that an advertiser may ask Kids Guide to show an ad to a certain audience of Users (e.g., based on demographics or other interests). In that situation, Kids Guide determines the target audience and Kids Guide serves the advertising to that audience and only provides anonymous aggregated data to the advertiser. If you respond to such an ad, the advertiser or ad server may conclude that you fit the description of the audience they are trying to reach.

The Kids Guide Privacy Policy does not apply to, and we cannot control the activities of, third-party advertisers. Please consult the respective privacy policies of such advertisers or contact such advertisers for more information.

3. How we store and protect your data

Storage and Processing: Your information collected through the Service may be stored and processed in the United States, Ireland or any other country in which Kids Guide or its subsidiaries, affiliates or service providers maintain facilities. Kids Guide may transfer information that we collect about you, including personal information, to affiliated entities, or to other third parties across borders and from your country or jurisdiction to other countries or jurisdictions around the world. If you are located in the European Union or other regions with laws governing data collection and use that may differ from U.S. law, please note that we may transfer information, including personal information, to a country and jurisdiction that does not have the same data protection laws as your jurisdiction, and you consent to the transfer of information to the U.S. or any other country in which Kids Guide or its parent, subsidiaries, affiliates or service providers maintain facilities and the use and disclosure of information about you as described in this Privacy Policy.

4. Keeping your information safe:

Kids Guide cares about the security of your information, and uses commercially reasonable safeguards to preserve the integrity and security of all information collected through the Service. To protect your privacy and security, we take reasonable steps (such as requesting a unique password) to verify your identity before granting you access to your account. You are responsible for maintaining the secrecy of your unique password and account information, and for controlling access to your email communications from Kids Guide, at all times. However, Kids Guide cannot ensure or warrant the security of any information you transmit to Kids Guide or guarantee that information on the Service may not be accessed, disclosed, altered, or destroyed. Your privacy settings may also be affected by changes to the functionality of third party sites and services that you add to the Kids Guide Service, such as social networks. Kids Guide is not responsible for the functionality or security measures of any third party.

5. Compromise of information:

In the event that any information under our control is compromised as a result of a breach of security, Kids Guide will take reasonable steps to investigate the situation and where appropriate, notify those individuals whose information may have been compromised and take other steps, in accordance with any applicable laws and regulations.

6. Your choices about your information

6.1 You control your account information and settings:

You may update your account information and email-communication preferences at any time by opting in or out and or requesting we delete your account and changing your profile settings. You can also stop receiving promotional email communications from us by clicking on the “unsubscribe link” provided in such communications. We make every effort to promptly process all unsubscribe requests. As noted above, you may not opt out of Service-related communications (e.g., account verification, purchase and billing confirmations and reminders, changes/updates to features of the Service, technical and security notices). If you have any questions about reviewing or modifying your account information, you can contact us directly at geraldine@kidsguide.ie

6.2 Opting out of collection of your information for Tracking / Advertising:

Please refer to your mobile device or browser’s technical information for instructions on how to delete and disable cookies, and other tracking/recording tools. Depending on your type of device, it may not be possible to delete or disable tracking mechanisms on your mobile device. Note that disabling cookies and/or other tracking tools prevents Kids Guide or its business partners from tracking your browser’s activities in relation to the Service, and for use in targeted advertising activities by third parties. However, doing so may disable many of the features available through the Service. If you have any questions about opting out of the collection of cookies and other tracking/recording tools, you can contact us directly at geraldine@kidsguide.ie.

7. How long we keep your User Content:

Following termination or deactivation of your User account, Kids Guide may retain your profile information and User Content for a commercially reasonable time for backup, archival, or audit purposes.

8. Children’s privacy

Kids Guide does not knowingly collect or solicit personal information from children under the age of 13 and the Service and its content are not directed at children under the age of 13. In the event that we learn that we have collected personal information from a child under age 13 without verification of parental consent, we will delete that information as quickly as possible. If you believe that we might have any information from or about a child under 13, please contact us at geraldine@kidsguide.ie.

9. Links to other websites and services

We are not responsible for the practices employed by websites or services linked to or from the Service, including the information or content contained therein. Please remember that when you use a link to go from the Service to another website, our Privacy Policy does not apply to third-party websites or services. Your browsing and interaction on any third-party website or service, including those that have a link or advertisement on our website, are subject to that third party’s own rules and policies. In addition, you agree that we are not responsible for and we do not exercise control over any third-parties that you authorize to access your User Content. If you are using a third-party website or service (like Facebook) and you allow such a third-party access to your User Content you do so at your own risk. This Privacy Policy does not apply to information we collect by other means (including offline) or from other sources other than through the Service.

10. How to contact us

If you have any questions about this Privacy Policy or the Service, please contact us at geraldine@kidsguide.ie

11. Changes to our Privacy Policy

Kids Guide may modify or update this Privacy Policy from time to time to reflect the changes in our business and practices, and so you should review this page periodically. When we change the policy in a material manner we will let you know and update the ‘last modified’ date at the top of this agreement.