The Irish Family History Foundation (IFHF) operator of this site, recognizes the confidentiality of information that may be disclosed by users in registering or making purchases from our Website and we are firmly committed to protecting your privacy. The following discloses our information gathering and dissemination practices for this site.
What information does the IFHF collect?
Email address and password: Allows unique identification for you to log on to the website. Your email address will also be used to send you confirmation emails when you make a payment. From time to time we will send you information on any updates on the website if you choose to receive them. You can opt out of receiving email updates if you so desire.
Name and Address: To identify you when you wish to make payments to Irish Family History Foundation to view the full details of any records. Your name and address should match the cardholder information used when making a payment.
Country: We use the country field to determine reporting demographics
Credit Card Details: When making a payment to Irish Family History Foundation you will be asked for your credit card details. These are used as a one-off transaction to communicate with your bank and take payment or to setup a auto-renewal payment. This is done using a 3rd Party Payment Engine on a secure server which is compliant with Visa and MasterCard Online Payment procedures. The Irish Family History Foundation does not store your credit card information and its staff do NOT have access to that information.
(Note that this extra security means that each time you wish to make a payment you will have to key in your credit card details again as we believe this inconvenience is outweighed by the extra confidence users feel knowing that their credit cards details are secure. )
The personal data entered is stored in a secure area on our servers which is password protected. The data is viewed and analysed exclusively by Irish Family History Foundation staff solely for the purpose of gaining an aggregate view of the use of the system and to invite feedback based on information about its use.
Your personal details will only be used for the purposes stated above and will be treated in confidence. We will not disclose your details to any third parties unless we are required to or permitted to by law or where you have given us your consent in advance.
Your IP address (internet address of your computer) is automatically transmitted to us by your browser each time you view a web page. We collect general information on website usage such as average duration of the visit and the number of pages viewed. This information is only used for system administration and to provide statistics which the Irish Family History Foundation uses to evaluate the use of the website.
We may share non-personal aggregate statistical data about our site visitors’ viewing patterns with our partners and other organisations selected by the Irish Family History Foundation.
Please note that the IFHF will limit the number of emails it sends out and only does so to inform you of important changes, e.g. new data becoming available online. You can opt out of receiving emails. The IFHF will not pass on your email address to any 3rd parties and is not in the business of sending or allowing email spam.