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SpunOut.ie Policy February 27th, 2013

SpunOut.ie is a non-profit website established to promote help seeking behaviour in young people through the creation of engaging content.

i. Content copyright

Most of the content that you see on SpunOut.ie is available for free distribution with attribution. Notable exceptions include...

  • images used in articles that may belong to either the photographer or a stock photo site
  • user submitted content which requires the explicit premission of the author to reproduce
  • that certain je ne sais quoi which you will not be able to reproduce even if you try so sorry about that

ii. Content contributers

If you are somebody who has submitted content to SpunOut.ie and would for whatever reason (or no reason at all) like to have your content removed from the site it is no problem at all. Just email the editor@spunout.ie and your request will be granted. If you submitted and article anonymously to the site then we won't be able to remove it because it's um, anonymous. 

When submitting content to the site you agree to allow SpunOut.ie to keep whatever content you submitted on a password protected database (in Ireland) until...

  • you you request for it to be removed
  • SpunOut.ie ceases to exist
  • the internet ceases to exist

SpunOut will NEVER share your contact details with another party, third or otherwise.

The only instance where your details maybe used by a product outside of SpunOut.ie itself is in our mailing list service. We will NEVER just add you to this list. You will always have to provide opt-in consent to be mailed and can be removed at anytime by emailing support@spunout.ie or just clicking "unsubscribe" at the bottom of your email newsletter. The mailing list service we use complies with the EU - US SafeHarbour Data Protection Framework. Just so you know.

Also if you contribute material to SpunOut.ie you are defined as a campaigner. We will never approach campaigners directly for money. Only users of the site who donate money to SpunOut.ie or directly agree to be told about fundraising projects will be contacted about said projects. So don't fear us asking for money if you just want to give us your opinion. 

iii. Services database

If you are a service submitting details to our Help database you too can request that those details be removed at any time. Any inaccuracies are encouraged to be reported as we dislike them as much as you do. 

Any information which you provide about your service is potentially going to be displayed on the site so be sure not to add any sensitive or confidential data please.

iv. Cookies

By continuing to use SpunOut.ie you consent to cookies being installed on your computer. Here's what's on the menu.

Facebook
Used to track visitors. Features for sharing via Facebook. Does not set a cookie by itself, but if one is present it will read it.

Facebook Pixel
The Facebook Pixel is implemented to track the success of promoted posts made via Facebook. Here is a link to the full full terms and conditions.

Twitter
Used to track visitors features for sharing via Twitter, and viewing tweets by other people.

Google+ plus
Used to track visitors. Features for sharing via Google+.  Does not set a cookie by itself, but if one is present it will read it.

Google Analytics
Used to track visitors. Collect information about how visitors use our site. We use the information to compile reports and to help us improve the site. The cookies collect information in an anonymous form, including the number of visitors to the site, where visitors have come to the site from and the pages they visited.

exp_last_activity
exp_last_visit
exp_tracker 

All used by the Expression Engine Content Management System upon which SpunOut.ie is built. 

comScore Used to track visitors
Collect information about how visitors use our site. We use the information to compile reports and to help us improve the site. The cookies collect information in an anonymous form, including the number of visitors to the site, where visitors have come to the site from and the pages they visited.

Disqus
Used to track visitors. Used for commenting by users, with integration to Facebook and other social networks. Disqus themselves use Google Analytics to track users of their commenting system.

YouTube
Used to track visitors. Features for sharing videos via YouTube, and remembering what videos you've seen.

Mailchimp
This cookie checks whether a user is already signed up to the MailChimp mailing list. 

JustGiving

The JustGiving widget in the mast head sometimes sets cookies, if you click the like button.

v. Donors

SpunOut.ie requires Donors to provide certain information to allow it and/or Credit Card Processor to verify the Donor's identity, ascertain accurately the identity and location of the Donee and to comply with all applicable laws and regulations ("Government Regulations").

SpunOut.ie does not disclose nonpublic personal information about SpunOut.ie donors to anyone for the purpose of marketing or soliciting third party products or services. SpunOut.ie may disclose some or all of the nonpublic personal information described above to independent contractors and service providers for the purposes of processing requested transactions. Its agreements with these service providers contain confidentiality provisions and restrictions on using this information for any other purposes.

Access to non-public personal information about Donors and Donees, including transaction history, is restricted to SpunOut.ie employees, independent contractors, or service providers who need to have access to that information to process the funds transfer transactions. SpunOut.ie may also disclose certain information as required or permitted under applicable law, for example, to government agencies. It maintains physical, electronic and procedural safeguards that comply with Irish government and other country's standards to guard its users' nonpublic personal information.

SpunOut.ie do not store your credit card information, even temporarily or for recurring billing. Your data is highly encrypted and stored securely with our third party partner and all that SpunOut.ie Staff can ever see is the final four digits of the credit card number and its expiry date. It can also be deleted completely at anytime. Transactions require connections via SSL certificates to thwart attempts at intercepting your data in transmission.