This is the website of the Respect Vapers campaign – which aims to give a voice to Ireland’s 200,000 vapers and to show how vaping is transforming people’s lives.
The Respect Vapers Campaign take our responsibilities under applicable data protection law – including the EU General Data Protection Regulation and implementing legislation such as the Data Protection Act 2018 – very seriously. The purpose of this notice is to inform you of the data relating to you that we collect and use in connection with this website and the uses (including disclosures to third parties) we make of such data.
The website is maintained and managed for and on behalf of the Respect Vapers campaign by David Curtin of David Curtin & Co. Limited, which is a company registered in Ireland at the following address: 49 Portersgate Crescent, Dublin 15.
David Curtin is the controller of “personal data” for the purposes of this website’s Privacy Notice. If you have any questions about our use of your personal data, please contact David Curtin at email@example.com.
We are not responsible for the content or privacy policies of any linked websites. Any external links to other websites are clearly identifiable as such. Technical terms used in this policy are explained at the end of this page.
Collection and use of personal information
We do not collect any personal data about you on this website, apart from information which you volunteer (for example by emailing us, when you sign up to receive the Respect Vapers newsletter or to support the Respect Vapers campaign, when you submit a testimonial or when you donate to the campaign). This personal data may include:
- Your name and contact details, including your address, phone number and email address;
- Your credit/debit card or bank account details; and
- Any other personal data relating to you that you provide to us or that we generate about you in connection with your use of this website.
Collection and use of technical information
When you visit our website, the following information is retained about that visit:
- The IP address of the visitor’s web server;
- The top-level domain name used (for example .ie, .com, .org, .net);
- The previous website address from which the visitor reached us, including any search terms used;
- Google analytics which show the traffic of visitors around this web site (for example pages accessed and documents downloaded);
- The type of web browser and operating system used by the website visitor.
We will make no attempt to identify individual visitors, or to associate the technical details listed above with any individual. It is our policy never to disclose such technical information in respect of individual website visitors to any third party (apart from our internet service provider, which records such data on our behalf and which is bound by confidentiality provisions in this regard), unless obliged to disclose such information by law.
We do not intend to collect any personal information from anyone who is either under the age of 18 or subject to other legal restrictions in their country of residence that prohibits them from viewing or submitting personal information to this site.
Purposes and legal basis of processing
We will only collect and use information about you, including personal data directly in connection with issues relating to the Respect Vapers Campaign.
The specific legitimate purposes for which we may use your personal data are to respond to any queries that you submit, to support you on advocacy submissions, to send you newsletters which you have signed up to receive or contact you with other information relating to the Respect Vapers campaign and related vaping news, subject to any preferences that you express when we collect your contact details or subsequently.
The legal bases upon which we process your personal data are as follows:
With your consent: we will always ask for your consent to process your personal information for specific purposes, which you may withdraw at any time.
Our legitimate interests: we may also process your information based on our legitimate interests as the Respect Vapers’ campaign for example when communicating with you, with your prior consent, in relation to our campaign and related vaping issues.
Compliance with legal obligations: we may also process your data in compliance with a legal or regulatory obligation that applies to us.
You can withdraw your consent and opt out of receiving newsletters or information from us about the Respect Vapers Campaign or ask us to delete and stop using your personal information at any time by contacting firstname.lastname@example.org.
Recipients of Personal Data
We may disclose your personal data to other organisations in connection with the above purposes, including:
- To third parties who we engage to provide services to us in connection with this website, such as outsourced service providers, IT services providers and professional advisers;
- To competent regulatory authorities and bodies as requested or required by law; and
- Digital marketing and analytics service providers.
We store and manage the personal information we collect about you on a database hosted by Mailchimp, which is an online marketing platform operated by the Rocket Science Group LLC, which is a company headquartered in the USA.
As your personal information will be stored on Mailchimp’s database and processed outside the EEA, we will ensure a similar degree of protection is afforded to your personal data as in the EAA by means of approved standard contractual clauses. Mailchimp’s Data Processing Addendum that details its contractual terms governing international data transfers outside the EAA, may be viewed here.
We will not hold your personal data for longer than is necessary. We retain your personal data for as long as we need it for the purposes described in this Policy, or to comply with our obligations under applicable law and, if relevant, to deal with any claim or dispute that might arise between you and us.
Requirement to provide personal data
You are not under a statutory or contractual obligation to provide us with any personal data. However, where you submit your contact details in the ‘Join us,’ ‘Contact Your TD’ or ‘Donate’ section of our website, we will ask you to provide certain information, such as your name and email address. If you do not provide this information, we may not be in a position to process your request.
You have the following rights, in certain circumstances and subject to certain restrictions, in relation to your personal data:
Right to access the data – You have the right to request a copy of the personal data that we hold about you, together with other information about our processing of that personal data.
Right to rectification – You have the right to request that any inaccurate data that is held about you is corrected, or if we have incomplete information you may request that we update the information such that it is complete.
Right to erasure – You have the right to request us to delete personal data that we hold about you. This is sometimes referred to as the right to be forgotten.
Right to restriction of processing or to object to processing – You have the right to request that we no longer process your personal data for particular purposes, or to object to our processing of your personal data for particular purposes.
Right to data portability – You have the right to request us to provide you, or a third party, with a copy of your personal data in a structured, commonly used machine-readable format.
If you wish to exercise any of the rights set out above, please contact email@example.com.
We may occasionally update this policy. We encourage you to periodically review this policy for the latest information on our privacy practices.
Queries and Complaints
If you have any queries or complaints in connection with our processing of your personal data,
you can contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
You also have the right to lodge a complaint with the Irish Data Protection Commission if you are not happy with the way we have used your information or addressed your rights. Details of how to lodge a complaint can be found at on the Data Protection Commissioner website or call the Data Protection Commissioner at 353 (0)761 104 800.
Glossary of technical terms used
Web browser: The piece of software you use to read web pages. Examples are Google Chrome, Microsoft Internet Explorer, Firefox, Safari and Opera.
IP address: The identifying details for your computer, or your internet company’s computer, expressed in “internet protocol” code (for example 192.168.72.34). Every computer connected to the web has a unique IP address, although the address may not be the same every time a connection is made.
We use “cookies” and other similar technologies to help provide you with a better, more personalised user experience. A cookie is a string of information that a website stores on a visitor’s computer, and that the visitor’s browser provides to the website each time the visitor returns. We use these technologies to help us understand and improve how visitors use our websites, including which pages and products are viewed most frequently.