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The Rainchild Network operates this website and is committed to protecting the privacy of individual visitors.

Information Collection & Use
The Rainchild Network is the sole owner of the information collected on www.rainchild.ie. The Rainchild Network collects personally identifiable information from our users at several different points on our website.

Registration -- Most of the information on this website (www.rainchild.ie) is available without registration/membership. However, to participate in the discussions, subscribe to Newsletters, to contribute News Items, Events, or articles, you must first complete create an username and password. During registration you are required to give contact information (such as name and email address). This information may be used by us or the website software itself to contact you regarding content in which you have expressed interest.
As part of the registration process, you may be asked to provide information that does not personally identify you such as interest area - this is optional.

Invite -- If you choose to use our the invite service (if activated) to tell a friend about our website, you will need to give your friend’s name and email address so that a one-time email invitation to visit this site is sent and this information is stored for sole purpose of sending this one-time email so the referral can be tracked (by you for example). Your friend may contact us at info@rainchild.ie to request that removal of this information from our database.

Uses of Information
In the course of using this website, you may choose to provide us or another user with personal information. For example, you may send us electronic mail (through a mailer or a web form) to request information, ask a question or sign up for a mailing list, or you may send us your address to have materials posted to you. Any personally identifiable information you send us will be used only for the purpose indicated. No personal information will be sold, exchanged, distributed without your consent. If you do not wish to have the information used in that manner, you are not required and should not provide it.

Communications from the Site
Newsletters -- If you wish to subscribe to a email newsletter from this website, the website will use your (name and) email address to send the newsletter to you. This mail will include an unsubscribe option for the particular newsletter in question.

Customer Service -- Based upon the personally identifiable information you provide us, you will be sent a welcoming email to verify your user id and password. Rainchild Network is a voluntary group website for a disadvantaged region - you are welcome to email info@rainchild.ie for general help .. someone will reply if possible in a short time. For technical matters, email: webmaster@rainchild.ie.

Profile -- Information collected through cookies and log files is stored but is not tied to your personally identifiable information to information in your member profile. Cookies are used so you do not have to sign into the Rainchild Network more than once per visit. Logfiles are used to determine how long people stayed in the Rainchild Network and which content was popular.

Information Sharing and Disclosure
Personally Identifiable Information -- Under no circumstances will Personally Identifiable Information be shared with any Third Parties Without Your Consent. This is a question we are unlikely to ask you - but even if we did ask this question you are free to refuse.

Service Providers -- This site is hosted with a provider in the United States.

Legal Disclaimer -- The right is reserved to disclose any personally identifiable information as required by law and when it is believed that disclosure is necessary to protect our rights and/or to comply with a judicial proceeding, court order, or legal process served on our website.

Log Files
As is true of most websites, certain information is automatically stored in log files. This information includes internet protocol (IP) addresses, browser type, internet service provider (ISP), referring/exit pages, operating system, date/time stamp, and clickstream data.

This information, which does not identify individual users, may be used to analyze trends, to administer the site, to track users’ movements around the site, and to gather demographic information about our user base as a whole. No links from this automatically-collected data to personally identifiable information is created.

A cookie is a small text file that is stored on a user's computer for record-keeping purposes. As is true of most websites, cookies are used on this site. The information stored in cookies is not linked to any personally identifiable information you submit while on our site. No tracking cookies are used!!

Session ID cookies are used to make it easier for you to navigate our site and to establish your access privileges to various protected content on the site. Our session ID cookie remains on your hard drive for an extended period of time, but expires 3 weeks from the time it was created.

You can remove persistent cookies by following directions provided in your Internet browser's "help" file. More information on how to manage cookies in Internet Explorer is available at: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/283185.

A persistent cookie is used to store the fact that you are logged into the system and what groups you are part of, so you don't have to login more than once. No username or password details are stored in the cookie - only the fact that you are authenticated and your groups. The groups that you are part of determine what permissions you have to access resources on the site.

If you reject cookies, you may still use our site, but possibly some features of the site will be limited.

Links to Other Sites
This website contains links to other sites that are not owned or controlled by the Rainchild Network. Please be aware that Rainchild Network are not responsible for the privacy practices of such other sites.

We encourage you to be aware when you leave our site and to read the privacy statements of each and every website that collects personally identifiable information.

This privacy statement applies only to information collected by this website.

Submitting Content
If you submit content on this website, you should be aware that any personally identifiable information you submit there can be read, collected, or used by other users of this content, and could be used to send you unsolicited messages. Rainchild Network and our users are not responsible for the personally identifiable information you choose to submit.

Access to Personally Identifiable Information
If your personally identifiable information changes, or if you no longer desire our service, you may correct, update, or delete it by logging into Rainchild Network, selecting "My Account" and making the change on your profile/account as necessary. Email webmaster@rainchild.ie to get your account deleted.

We follow generally accepted industry standards to protect the personal information submitted to us, both during transmission and once we receive it. No method of transmission over the Internet, or method of electronic storage, is 100% secure, however. Therefore, while we strive to use commercially acceptable means to protect your personal information, we cannot guarantee its absolute security.

Changes in this Privacy Statement
If we decide to change our privacy policy, we will post those changes to this privacy statement, the homepage, and other places we deem appropriate so that you are aware of what information we collect, how we use it, and under what circumstances, if any, we disclose it.

We reserve the right to modify this privacy statement at any time, so please review it frequently. If we make material changes to this policy, we will notify you here or by means of a notice on our home page.

Contact Us
If you have any questions or suggestions regarding our privacy policy, please contact us at: webmaster@rainchild.ie

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