TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF USE
Your use of this website (the “Site”) is subject to these terms and conditions (the “Terms”). By continuing to access this website you will be deemed to have accepted these Terms. In the event that you, at any time, do not accept or no longer accept any or all of these Terms you should immediately cease use of this Site.
This website is owned by Tourism Ireland Limited (“TOURISM IRELAND”) a company registered in Ireland with company number 336370 having its registered offices at 5th Floor, Bishop's Square, Redmond's Hill, Dublin 2.
TOURISM IRELAND may modify these Terms at any time without notice to you by posting revised Terms on the Site. Your continued use of the Site following the posting of revised Terms will mean that you accept and agree to such revised Terms.
Except for audiovisual content TOURISM IRELAND grants a royalty-free worldwide licence to each visitor to the Site to download and/or copy all images, story ideas, event information, itineraries and other content available on the Site (the “Content”) and to reproduce and/or edit such content in any and all media.
In relation to the audiovisual content available on this Site please refer to the copyright information accompanying each piece of content for details. Most of the audiovisual content available on this Site is available for reproduction on a royalty-free, worldwide basis provided that it is used in the context of promoting tourism to Ireland.
Your Use of the Site
You may not use the Site or any Content for any purpose that is unlawful or prohibited by these Terms, or to solicit the performance of any illegal activity or other activity which infringes the rights of TOURISM IRELAND or others. You may not (by using any device, software or routine) interfere with or attempt to interfere with the efficient operation of this Site. This includes (but is not limited to) imposing an unreasonably or disproportionately large or heavy workload on the technical infrastructure of the Site (by mass e-mailing, or otherwise).
You may not attempt to gain unauthorised access to any portion or feature of the Site, or any other systems or networks connected to the Site or to any TOURISM IRELAND server, or to any of the products or services offered on or through the Site, by hacking, password “mining” or any other illegitimate means. You may not reverse look-up, trace or seek to trace any information on any other user of or visitor to the Site to its source, or exploit the Site or any service or information made available or offered by or through the Site, in any way where the purpose is to reveal any information, including but not limited to personal identification or information, other than your own information, as provided for by the Site.
Access to the Site
Whilst TOURISM IRELAND endeavours to ensure that this Site is normally available 24 hours a day, TOURISM IRELAND will not be liable if for any reason the Site is unavailable at any time or for any period.
Access to this Site may be suspended temporarily or permanently and without notice.
You acknowledge and agree that TOURISM IRELAND may stop making the Site available at any time without any liability to you.
Your Personal Information
If you register for the Press Room on the Site the following personal information may be collected and retained by TOURISM IRELAND: your name, email address, telephone number, the name of your company or organisation and your position within that company or organisation. Use of the Site and all of the information that TOURISM IRELAND collects from you is subject to TOURISM IRELAND’s Privacy Statement which may be viewed below.
Links and References to Third Party Websites, Companies and Resources
This Site contains links to independent third-party websites (“Linked Sites”). These Linked Sites are provided solely as a convenience to our visitors. Such Linked Sites are not under TOURISM IRELAND’s control, and TOURISM IRELAND is not responsible for and does not endorse the content of such Linked Sites, including any information or materials contained on such Linked Sites. Any statements, views, or opinions expressed on such Linked Sites are the statements, views or opinions of the authors and publishers of the materials contained therein and do not bind or create any legal liability on the part of TOURISM IRELAND or any organisation or individual with which TOURISM IRELAND is affiliated.
This Site also contains references to independent third-party companies and other resources and materials. Such links and references are provided merely as aids to help you identify and locate companies, resources and materials that may be of interest to you and are not intended to state or imply that TOURISM IRELAND sponsors or is affiliated or associated with such companies, resources and materials or that it is legally authorised to use any trade name, registered trade mark, logo, legal or official seal, or symbol of such companies, resources and materials.
Disclaimers and Limitation of Liability
The Site is provided on an "AS IS" basis, without any express or implied warranty of any kind, including without limitation warranties of merchantability and fitness for a particular purpose. TOURISM IRELAND endeavours to ensure that the information on this Site is accurate but no express or implied warranty is given in relation to its accuracy and TOURISM IRELAND does not accept any liability for error or omission. TOURISM IRELAND does not warrant that this Site will operate without interruptions, be timely, secure or error-free. TOURISM IRELAND does not warrant that the Site or its contents are free from viruses or problems.
TOURISM IRELAND is not responsible for any indirect, special, incidental, exemplary, incidental, punitive or consequential damages of any character including, without limitation, damages for loss of goodwill, work stoppage, computer virus, computer failure or malfunction, or any and all other commercial damages or losses arising from your use of this Site, even if TOURISM IRELAND has been advised of the possibility of such damages.
TOURISM IRELAND disclaims any and all liability for the acts, omissions and conduct of any third parties in connection with or related to your use of the Site. You assume total responsibility for your use of the Site and any Linked Sites. Your sole remedy against TOURISM IRELAND for dissatisfaction with the Site is to stop using the Site.
TOURISM IRELAND reserves the right to do any of the following, at any time, without notice: (1) to modify, suspend or terminate operation of or access to the Site, or any portion of the Site, for any reason; (2) to modify or change the Site, or any portion of the Site, and any applicable policies or terms; and (3) to interrupt the operation of the Site, or any portion of the Site, as necessary to perform routine or non-routine maintenance, error correction, or other changes.
This Site contains materials and content submitted to TOURISM IRELAND by third parties. Those third parties are responsible for ensuring that such materials and content submitted for inclusion on this Site comply with relevant national and foreign law. TOURISM IRELAND cannot guarantee the accuracy of such materials and content and hereby expressly disclaims any responsibility for error, omission or inaccuracy, misinterpretation and/or any loss, disappointment, negligence or damage caused by reliance on such materials and content. Confirmation of the accuracy of the information in such materials and content should be sought from the third parties concerned.
You agree to hold harmless and indemnify TOURISM IRELAND, and its subsidiaries, affiliates, officers, agents, and employees, from and against any claim arising from or in any way related to your use of this Site, including any liability or expense arising from all claims, losses, damages (actual and consequential), suits, judgments, legal costs of every kind and nature.
TOURISM IRELAND has the right (but not the obligation) to suspend or terminate your use of the Site and/or to block your IP address immediately and without notice for any reason including, without limitation, if TOURISM IRELAND believes that you have acted inconsistently with these Terms or if TOURISM IRELAND believes that you have otherwise acted in a manner which is contrary to the spirit or intention of the Site or if TOURISM IRELAND otherwise suspects fraud or misuse of the Site or unlawful activity associated with your use of the Site.
If any of these Terms should be determined to be illegal, invalid or otherwise unenforceable, such Term or Terms shall be severed and deleted from the clause concerned and the remaining Terms shall survive, remain in full force and effect and continue to be binding and enforceable.
TOURISM IRELAND’s rights and remedies shall not be diminished, waived or extinguished by the granting of any indulgence, forbearance or extension of time to you by TOURISM IRELAND nor by any failure of or delay by TOURISM IRELAND in asserting any such rights or remedies.
These Terms constitute the entire agreement between you and TOURISM IRELAND with regard to your use of the Site.
Law and Jurisdiction
Use of this Site is subject to existing laws and legal process. Nothing contained in these Terms shall limit TOURISM IRELAND’s right to comply with governmental, court, and law-enforcement requests or requirements relating to your use of this Site.
These terms shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of Ireland and you irrevocably agree to bring any action to enforce these Terms before a court of competent jurisdiction in Ireland.
TOURISM IRELAND respects your privacy. This Privacy Statement explains how any personal information you provide on the Site is processed and used by us. This Privacy Statement is designed to protect you, our users, by informing you what personal information is collected, what we do with that information, with whom we share it, and the methods we use to collect it.
TOURISM IRELAND is proudly committed to complying with the Data Protection Acts of 1988 and 2003 and any traditional and digital marketing efforts we undertake adhere strictly to the provisions of those Acts.
Information we collect
Simply put, our function is to facilitate your efforts to find content and news on Irish tourism so the collection of personal information from you is limited and always voluntary. As a user of the Site, you may opt-in to receive information from us, in which case we will require certain personal data from you. This will include your name and email address, and we may also ask for your telephone number the name of your company or organisation and your position within that company or organisation. In all cases, you can be assured that we will only seek the most basic details needed to get the information you requested to you in a timely fashion.
Use of your information by third parties
TOURISM IRELAND does not attempt to collect further data without user consent that enables personally identifiable profiling of our users. We collect and collate generic information on all our site traffic that is only ever represented in aggregate format.
No personal information will be retained for longer than is necessary.
TOURISM IRELAND does not sell or pass on your personal details to third parties without your consent, except in the following, highly unlikely, instances:
• where it is required by applicable law or pursuant to a court or similar order
• where it is required urgently to prevent serious loss or damage to property of TOURISM IRELAND
• where it is required for the purposes of obtaining legal advice or for the purposes of, or in the course of, legal proceedings to which TOURISM IRELAND is a party or a witness.
Analysis of click trails
On TOURISM IRELAND websites, IP addresses (the Internet address of a computer) are logged to track a user's session while the user remains anonymous. We analyse this data for certain trends and statistics, such as which parts of our site users are visiting and how long they spend there. We do not link your IP addresses to anything personally identifiable to you.
A cookie is a text-only file that is placed on your computer by another computer on the internet to enable that computer to know when you are visiting a particular web site.
TOURISM IRELAND takes appropriate measures to ensure the security, integrity and privacy of personal information submitted to our sites, and periodically updates its security measures in light of current technologies. You need to be aware, however, of inherent risks associated with the transmission of information via the Internet. TOURISM IRELAND cannot guarantee or warrant the security of any personal information you submit to the Site. If you have concerns in this regard, TOURISM IRELAND has other ways of obtaining and providing information such as post or telephone. Contact your local TOURISM IRELAND Media Contact for more information.
TOURISM IRELAND sites may also be linked to websites operated by third parties. These links are meant for your convenience only. Links to third party sites do not constitute endorsement on the part of TOURISM IRELAND of those sites and we are not responsible for the privacy practices of the owners and operators of those sites. We encourage you to review the privacy policies and practices on each site which asks you to submit personal information.
Communicating via the internet and sending information to you by other means necessarily involves your personal information passing through or being handled by third-parties.
Conditions of use and revisions
TOURISM IRELAND's function may change in the future and TOURISM IRELAND reserves the right to amend this Privacy Statement at our discretion. Any modifications that do occur will be effective upon such time as the amendments are posted on the Site. Users shall be deemed to accept the modified statement by continuing to access the Site on or after the date of modification.
By accessing the Site you consent to the collection and use of information by TOURISM IRELAND as outlined in this Privacy Statement. Your use of the Site is subject to your agreement with this Privacy Statement.
Access, correction or removal of personal data
You have the right to be given a copy of information held by us about you. TOURISM IRELAND may charge a fee for this which will not exceed €6.35. The requested information will be provided to you within 40 calendar days of the receipt of a valid request in writing.
You have the right to have any inaccuracies in the information held by TOURISM IRELAND about you corrected, if inaccurate, or erased, if we do not have a legitimate reason for retaining that information. We will accede to any such valid requests within 40 calendar days of the receipt of a valid request in writing.
TOURISM IRELAND reserves the right to request you to provide additional information in order to enable us to identify your personal data and/or to verify your identity.
Governing Law and Jurisdiction
This Privacy Statement and all issues regarding the Site are governed exclusively by Irish law and are subject to the exclusive jurisdiction of the Irish courts.
If you have any queries regarding this Privacy Statement, you can contact your local TOURISM IRELAND media contact via email.