Information irish-racing.com collects:

Optional Sign ups:

If users wish to utilize certain services located on specific sections of irish-racing.com, they must sign up. Services that currently require some form of sign up include:

The information collected when a user signs up for a service can include an e-mail address and name. When signing up for a service, a user may also "opt-in " to various e-mail notifications or offers (see Opt-In Procedures below).

Polling:

irish-racing.com offers interactive polls so users can easily share their opinions with others and see what other irish-racing.com users think about important. Their name, e-mail address and country information is retained temporarily.

Cookies:

Certain sections of the site use cookies to maintain single user sessions as well as to aggregate broad demographic data as it relates to user behaviour. You also have choices with respect to cookies. By modifying your browser preferences, you have the choice to accept all cookies, to be notified when a cookie is set, or to reject all cookies. A cookie is a small piece of information sent by a web server to a web browser, which enables the server to collect information back from the browser. You can find out more about the use of cookies on: http://www.cookiecentral.com

"E-mail this story" service:

A user can electronically forward a summary of a news story to someone else by clicking the link at the bottom of a story. The user provides a valid e-mail address for both the sender and the recipient in order to ensure that the service functions properly and to inform the recipient who sent the story. There is also an option to include a name which is only used for the e-mail salutation. None of this information is used for any other purpose.

Information Automatically Logged:

We log your IP address, browser's user agent, and referring address to help diagnose problems with our server, to administer our Web site and to identify unique users. Your IP address is also used to gather broad demographic information.

Auditing our traffic figures:

We also provide our log file data to ABC electronic auditing bureau on a regular basis to verify our traffic figures to the website. The information is used solely for auditing purposes.

Finally, the data may on occasion of abuse or harassment be used to find and locate individuals abusing the network system and or services of irish-racing.com. In these cases this data may be passed on to appropriate individuals, organisations or companies, if specifically requested.

Irish Data Protection Commissioner:

Further information on your data privacy rights are available on the website of the Irish Data Protection Commissioner http://www.dataprivacy.ie

Advertisers:

irish-racing.com may perform statistical analyses of user behaviour in order to measure interest in the various areas of our site (for product development purposes) and to inform advertisers as to how many consumers have seen or "clicked" their advertising banners. We may also use demographic and preference information to allow advertising banners on our Web site to be targeted, in aggregate, to the readers for whom they are most pertinent. This means that readers may see advertising that is most likely to interest them, and advertisers send their messages to people who are most likely to be receptive, improving both the viewer's experience and the effectiveness of the ads. In this statistical analyses and banner advertisement targeting, we will disclose information to third parties only in aggregate form. Personal information about you as an individual subscriber will not be provided to any third party without your consent.

We use a third-party advertising company to serve ads when you visit our Web site. Our third-party advertising company also separately places or recognises a cookie file on your browser in the course of delivering advertisements to irish-racing.com. For full details of our third-party advertising technology's company terms and conditions see: http://www.doubleclick.net

Form Submissions:

Certain online purchase options require users to give us financial information (such as their credit card numbers), and demographic information (such as their address etc.). Financial information that is collected is used solely to bill the user for products and services.

Surveys & Competitions:

From time-to-time our site requests information from users via surveys or competitions. Participation in these surveys or competitions is completely voluntary and the user therefore has a choice whether or not to disclose this information. Information requested may include contact information (such as name and delivery address), and demographic information (such as address, age and income level). Contact information will be used to notify the winners and award prizes. Survey information will be used for purposes of monitoring or improving the use and satisfaction of this site. No personal information will be retained for longer than is necessary or used for any undisclosed purpose.

Promotions and competitions that run on irish-racing.com may be sponsored by companies other than irish-racing.com or may be co-sponsored by irish-racing.com and another company.

irish-racing.com or its sponsors or business partners may with your expressed permission, from time to time, send you e-mails regarding its products and services.

External Links:

This site contains links to other sites. irish-racing.com is not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of such Web sites.

Security:

This site has security measures in place to protect the loss, misuse, and alteration of the information under our control. Unfortunately, no data transmission over the Internet can be guaranteed to be 100% secure. As a result, while we strive to protect your personal information, irish-racing.com cannot ensure or warrant the security of any information you transmit to us or from our online products or services, and you do so at your own risk. Once we receive your transmission, we make our best effort to ensure its security on our systems.

Opt-In:

Our site provides users with the opportunity to opt-in to receive promotional/marketing information from our advertisers. To unsubscribe please go to www.irish-racing/privacy/html and enter your e-mail address.

Special Interest Sites:

irish-racing.com provides certain services in conjunction with third parties: These third parties have their own security and privacy policies. You are advised to review these separately.

Correcting And Updating:

irish-racing.com offers users the ability to change certain personal identifiable information (e-mail address,) collected during the sign up process for specific services.

Contacting the Web Site:

If you have any questions about this privacy statement, or the security practices of this site, you can contact: racing@irish-racing.com.