Privacy and cookies policy

This privacy and cookies policy is for the tttdebates.org website and governs the privacy of those who choose to use it.

The policy sets out the different areas where user privacy is concerned and outlines the obligations & requirements of the users, the website and website owners. Furthermore, the way this website uses cookies, processes, stores and protects user data and information will also be detailed within this policy.

Time to Talk takes the protection of your personal data very seriously and will only collect, save and use your personal data in accordance with legal requirements.

General Website Use

You can access and use our internet platform without revealing any personal information as only data is generated which cannot be directly linked to a person and thus does not allow the identification of the user. For the collection of usage data, we use Google Analytics, a web analysis service of Google Inc.

Collection, storage and use of personal data

When you contact us or register for a service, we may need to gather some personal data in order to respond to your request. Depending on the type of enquiry, this may include login information for this site, your name, address, organisation and telephone number as well as your email address. This data will only be used for corresponding with you and for the purpose for which you communicated the data to us. On no account will your personal data be transferred to any third party unless we are obliged to do so by mandatory legal requirements.

Newsletter

We would like to inform you about new developments at Time to Talk. Therefore, if you sign up for our newsletter, we will save and use the contact information you provide us with in your newsletter request. The information you provide us with for the newsletter will not be shared with any other parties without your prior consent and you will only be sent the information you have requested when signing up for the newsletter. You may also contact us to repeal your registration for the newsletter service at any time.

Social media platforms

Communication, engagement and actions taken through external social media platforms on which this website and its owners are active are custom to the terms and conditions as well as the privacy policies of the respective platforms.

Users are advised to use social media platforms wisely and communicate / engage upon them with due care and caution in regard to their own privacy and personal details. Neither this website, nor its owners will ever ask for personal or sensitive information through social media platforms, we encourage users wishing to discuss sensitive details to contact us through primary communication channels such as by telephone or per email.

This website may use social sharing buttons which help share web content directly from web pages to the social media platform in question. Users are advised that they use such services at their own discretion and note that the social media platform may track and save users’ requests to share a web page through their social media platform accounts.

Shortened links in social media

This website and its owners may share web links to relevant web pages via their social media accounts. By default some social media platforms shorten lengthy URLs [web addresses].

Users are advised to take caution and good judgement before clicking on any shortened URLs published on social media platforms by this website and its owners. Despite our best efforts to ensure that only genuine URLs are published many social media platforms are prone to spam and hacking and therefore this website and its owners cannot be held liable for any damages or implications caused by visiting any shortened links.

External links

Although this website only looks to include quality, safe and relevant external links, users are advised to adopt a policy of caution before clicking on any external web links featured within the website.

Despite their best efforts, the owners of this website cannot guarantee or verify the contents of any externally linked website. Users should therefore note that they click on external links at their own risk and that this website and its owners cannot be held liable for any damages or implications caused by visiting any external links mentioned.

Cookies

Use of cookies

Time to Talk uses cookies to improve the user experience while visiting the website.

Cookies are small files saved to the user’s computer’s hard drive which track, save and store information about the user’s usage of the website. This allows the website to provide its users with a better, more tailored experience.

Users are advised that if they wish to deny the use and saving of cookies from this website on to their computer‘s hard drive they should take necessary steps within their web browser’s security settings to block the use of cookies.

This website uses tracking software to monitor its visitors to better understand how they use it. This software is provided by Google Analytics which uses cookies to track visitor usage. The software will save a cookie to your computers hard drive in order to track and monitor your engagement and usage of the website, but will not store, save or collect personal information. You can read Google’s privacy policy here for further information.

Other cookies may be stored on your computer’s hard drive by external vendors when this website uses referral programs, sponsored links or adverts. Such cookies are used for conversion and referral tracking and typically expire after 30 days, though some may take longer. No personal information is stored, saved or collected.

Analytics Services

Google Analytics

Google Analytics uses cookies, i.e. text files saved on your computer that permit the analysis of how you use the website. As a rule, this usage information is transferred to and stored on a Google server in Ireland. However, Google truncates your IP address before doing so if you are located in a member state of the European Union or in another country party to The Agreement on the European Economic Area. Only in exceptional cases will users’ full IP addresses be transferred to a Google server in the USA and truncated there. On behalf of the operator of this website, Google uses this information to analyse your usage of the website, generate reports on website activities and render further services to the website operator with regard to website and internet usage. The IP address transmitted by your browser within Google Analytics is not combined with other Google data.

You may prevent cookies being saved in Google Analytics by adjusting the settings of your browser software accordingly. However, this may result in your not being able to fully use all the functions of this website. You may also prevent the collection of data related to your website visits (including your IP address) and Google’s cookie use by downloading and installing this browser add-on. Here, you can read more about Google’s Terms of Service and Privacy Policy.

Validity and Contact

Enquiries

You have the right to request information on the data stored by Time to Talk on your person, including information about, for example, the origins and the purpose of said data. You may also demand the correction or deletion of outdated or incorrect data on your person at any time.

In such cases, please write to: association@tttdebates.org

Validity

This version of the Privacy and Cookies Policy became effective on the 8th September 2017