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Irish Times Discount Codes Privacy Policy

This service is hosted and operated by The Savings Group under a commercial agreement with The Irish Times. The Savings Group Limited respects your privacy and is committed to protecting your personal data. This privacy policy aims to give you information on how The Savings Group collects and processes your personal data through your use of this website, including any data you may provide through this website when we will inform you as to how we look after your personal data when you visit our website (regardless of where you visit it from) and tell you about your privacy rights and how the law protects you.

1. Important information and who we are

The Savings Group Limited is the controller and responsible for your personal data (collectively referred to as “we”, “us” or “our” in this privacy policy).

Please contact privacy@thesavingsgroup.co.uk should you have any questions or wish to exercise the rights we refer to later in this policy.

You have the right to make a complaint at any time to the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO), the UK supervisory authority for data protection issues (www.ico.org.uk). We would, however, appreciate the chance to deal with your concerns before you approach the ICO so please contact us in the first instance.

We may revise this statement at any time by amending this page. Some of the provisions contained in this Privacy Policy use may also be superseded by provisions or notices published elsewhere on our site. This policy does not form a contract between an individual and The Savings Group.

It is important that the personal data we hold about you is accurate and current. Please keep us informed if your personal data changes during your relationship with us.

We do not transfer personal data outside the UK and European Economic Area.

We do not use automation (otherwise known as profiling).

2. The data we collect about you

Personal data, or personal information, means any information about an individual from which that person can be identified. It does not include data where the identity has been removed and it is therefore impossible to identify a living person from the data (anonymous data).

The Savings Group’s business is to provide offers to consumers. The personal data we collect and process is necessary to record the booking process enabling you to receive the discounts offered by advertisers/providers of offers. The cookies we use (described in our cookie policy) enable the advertiser/provider to ascertain that you have taken advantage of the offer presented via our website.

The advertiser/provider may use information about your booking to improve your/their offering. On occasions, we may use other companies to provide services on our behalf, such as marketing material. We only provide third parties with the personal data they require in order to deliver their services. Other than in relation to government / public authorities (over whom we have no control), we will take appropriate steps which are intended to ensure that anyone to whom we pass your personal data for any reason agrees to keep it secure, only uses it for the purposes of providing their services and does not collect any personal data from you in the course of performing their services. If we cannot pass personal data to the relevant suppliers or any other third party as applicable we will be unable to fulfil your request. In making your request, you consent to personal data being passed on to the relevant suppliers and other third parties.

Our website will collect the IP addresses of visitors. As you interact with our website, we will automatically collect technical data about your equipment, browsing actions and patterns. We collect this personal data by using cookies and other similar technologies. We may also receive technical data about you if you visit other websites employing our cookies. Please see our cookie policy for further details.

3. How we use your personal data

We will use your personal data for the following services:

Newsletter

We require your e-mail address if you wish to subscribe to our newsletter. If you so wish, you may provide further personal information so that we can select suitable offers for you.

We will only use your e-mail address for the purpose of sending our newsletter.

You may unsubscribe from the newsletter at any time. To do so use the link provided in the newsletter.

Cookies and Analysis tools

Cookies are small text files that are transferred from our website to your computer when you are surfing our pages. The cookies may be stored briefly in your computer’s RAM (“session cookies”) or more permanently on your hard drive (“permanent cookies”). This enables us for example to customise our content/offers in line with your interests and preferences.

iFrames of other providers on our page

We maintain the option to display content on our website using what is termed an iFrame.

Contact form

In our contact form, we ask for your name and e-mail address. We only use this information to handle your query.

4. The lawful basis for using your personal data

It is in our legitimate interests as a data controller to process this personal data as the processing is strictly restricted to the purposes listed above. You have accessed our site and registered in order to review promotional offers and our processing of your data is necessary for us to provide you with our services. You can unsubscribe at any time.

We do not rely on consent as a legal basis for processing your personal data. It is in our legitimate interest to send you information regarding our services. At any time you have the right to request that we no longer include you in any marketing campaigns.

Note that we may process your personal data for more than one lawful ground depending on the specific purpose for which we are using your data. Please contact us if you need details about the specific legal ground we are relying on to process your personal data.

We will only use your personal data for the purposes for which we collected it, unless we reasonably consider that we need to use it for another reason and that reason is compatible with the original purpose. If you wish to get an explanation as to how the processing for the new purpose is compatible with the original purpose, please contact us.

If we need to use your personal data for an unrelated purpose, we will notify you and we will explain the legal basis which allows us to do so.

Please note that we may process your personal data without your knowledge or consent, in compliance with the above rules, where this is required or permitted by law.

5. Third Parties

We will share your personal data with the following third parties:

Google Analytics

We use the analysis tool and the cookie from Google Analytics to improve our offering. The information about your usage of our website generated in this way is usually transferred to a Google server in the USA and stored there. If IP anonymisation is activated on this website, Google will shorten your IP address within the Member States of the European Union or another signatory state of the Treaty on the European Economic Area. Only in exceptional cases will the full IP address be transferred to a Google server in the USA and shortened there. Google will use this information on behalf of the operator of this website to evaluate your use of the website, compile reports about the website activities and perform further services connected to website use and Internet use for the website operator. The IP address of your browser transmitted in the scope of Google Analytics is not merged with other data by Google. You may prevent the saving of cookies by making corresponding settings in your browser software; however, please note that in this case, you may not be able to use all functions of this website in full.

Google Tag Manager

This website uses Google Tag Manager. This service from Google Inc. enables website tags to be managed via an interface. Google Tag Manager triggers other tags that may record data. For further information click here.

Google Analytics and Cookies

This website uses Google Analytics, a web analysis service of Google Inc. (“Google”). Google Analytics uses so-called “cookies”: text files, which are stored on the user’s computer and allow the usage of the website to be analysed. The information generated by the cookies about your usage of the website (including your IP address) is transferred to a Google server in the USA and stored there. Google uses this information to interpret the usage of the website, to compile reports for the website owners about the website activity, and to provide further services related to the use of the website and the internet. It is possible that Google may also pass on this information to third parties, as long as this is required by law or third parties that process this data on behalf of Google. Under no circumstances will Google associate your IP address with any other Google data. You can prevent the installation of cookies by adjusting your browser software settings appropriately; however, we point out that in this case, it is possible that you will not be able to make full use of all the features of the website. By using this website, you agree to the processing of the data collected about you by Google in the manner and for the purposes stated above.

Google AdSense

Advertisements may be displayed on this website through Google AdSense. Therefore, your browser may store a cookie sent by Google Inc. or third parties. This cookie can be read by Google Inc. or third parties. To delete a cookie or to generally change your cookie handling, consult your browser. Normally, you can find these settings under Extras → privacy policy settings (Firefox) or under Extras → Internet options → Privacy policy (Internet Explorer).

You can also avoid the acquisition of the data by Google and the processing of this data by Google which is produced by the cookie based on your usage of the website (incl. your IP-Address) by downloading and installing this browser-plugin: http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=en.

Notice of privacy protection relating to Social Media Networks and Social Platforms including but not limited to Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Google:

We have embedded plugins for various social media networks such as Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Google and more.

When visiting a page of our website that contains a social plugin, a direct connection between your browser and a related social media networks server is established. By this connection, the plugin provides the social networks with the information that you have accessed a certain page of our website with your IP address.

Thereby data will be transferred to that social media network. Notice that we, as the provider of this website, have no knowledge about the content of the transferred data and its usage by the social network and that you should read the privacy policy of each network to determine your own level of comfort.

Integration of social networks

Plugins from Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and others are integrated into coupons.irishtimes.com via which cookies may be installed. If you visit a page of discountcodes.irishtimes.com, this causes direct connections to the servers of the respective networks to be set up. This means that information about your visit to our website is transmitted to the operators of the networks.
We refer to the fact that we do not have any precise information about the way in which this information is used by these social networks. For further information please refer to the data protection notices of the respective service providers:

Other integrations of third-party services and content

It may be the case that we display third-party content on our platforms, such as videos or mapping material from sites such as YouTube or Google Maps. In this case, you will receive cookies from these third-party providers. When you access the page, data relating to you, such as your IP address, will be automatically transferred to the provider. Unfortunately, not all providers supply information about the form in which they utilise this data. If we are provided with such information, we will forward it to you.

These third parties will be separate data controllers. On request we will give you details of any third party with whom we have shared your personal data. If you have any concerns as to how these third parties have processed your personal data, then you will have to raise these with the third party.

6. Third Party Links

This website may include links to third-party websites, plug-ins and applications. Clicking on those links or enabling those connections may allow third parties to collect or share data about you. We do not control these third-party websites and are not responsible for their privacy statements. When you leave our website, we encourage you to read the privacy policy of every website you visit.

7. Data Retention

We will only retain your personal data for as long as reasonably necessary to fulfil the purposes we collected it for, including for the purposes of satisfying any legal, regulatory, tax, accounting or reporting requirements.

We will retain your email address for marketing for a period of time that we consider appropriate. As stated above you will have the right to “unsubscribe” but this right is limited to your email address and does not extend to the data referred to above.

We may retain your personal data for a longer period in the event of a complaint or if we reasonably believe there is a prospect of litigation in respect to our relationship with you.

8. Your Rights

Subject to the basis upon which we lawfully process your personal data you may have the following rights, which you can exercise free of charge:

Access: The right to be provided with a copy of your personal data

Rectification: The right to require us to correct any mistakes in your personal data

To be forgotten: The right to require us to delete your personal data—in certain situations

Restriction of processing: The right to require us to restrict processing of your personal data—in certain circumstances, e.g. if you contest the accuracy of the data

Data portability: The right to receive the personal data you provided to us, in a structured, commonly used and machine-readable format and/or transmit that data to a third party—in certain situations

To object: The right to object: —at any time to your personal data being processed for direct marketing (including profiling); —in certain other situations to our continued processing of your personal data, e.g. processing carried out for the purpose of our legitimate interests.

For further information on each of those rights, including the circumstances in which they apply, please contact us or see the Guidance from the UK Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) on individuals’ rights under the General Data Protection Regulation.

If you would like to exercise any of those rights, please email: privacy@thesavingsgroup.co.uk; and let us have enough information to identify you (e.g. your full name, email address and any relevant reference number);

let us have proof of your identity and address (a copy of your driving licence or passport and a recent utility or credit card bill); and
let us know what right you want to exercise and the information to which your request relates.