The principles by which Think Before You Flush respect user privacy and practice data protection
Think Before You Flush perceives privacy and data protection as a human right
Think Before You Flush have a duty of care to the people within our data
Think Before You Flush see data about individuals as a liability and believe it should only be
collected and processed when absolutely necessary
We detest spam as much as you do!
We will never sell or otherwise distribute or make public your personal information
Think Before You Flush business and internal computer systems, as well as this website, are designed to comply with the following legislation with regards to data protection and user privacy:
Data Protection Act 1988 (25/1988) & Data Protection Act 2003 (6/2003)
SI 336 of 2011 – European Communities (Electronic Communications Networks and Services) (Privacy and Electronic Communications) Regulations 2011
EU General Data Protection Regulation 2018 (GDPR)
This website’s compliance with this legislation, implies that it is compliant with the data protection and user privacy legislation of many other countries and territories as well. If you are unsure you should contact our data protection officer (details of whom can be found below) for clarification on its compliance with regulations in your country or territory.
About the personal information this website collects
This website collects and uses personal information for the following reasons:
Site visitor tracking
Like most websites, this site uses Google Analytics to track user interactions. This data is used to determine the number of people accessing our website. This aids our understanding of how they find and use our web pages and helps us to see their interaction with the website.
Contact forms and email links
Should you choose to contact us using the contact form on website or an email link like this one, none of the data that you supply will be stored within this website.
When you choose to receive our email newsletter, the email address that you submit to us will be submitted to MailChimp who provide us with email marketing services. Think Before You Flush consider MailChimp to be a third party data processor (more about third party processors below). The email address that you submit will not be stored within this website’s own database or in any of our internal computer systems. Your email address will be within the MailChimp database for as long as we continue to use MailChimp services for email marketing or until you specifically request removal from the list; by unsubscribing using the unsubscribe links contained in email we send you or by requesting removal via email. If requesting removal via email, please send your email to us using the email account that is subscribed to the mailing list. *If you are under 16 years of age you MUST obtain parental consent before joining our email
newsletter. While your email address remains within the MailChimp database, you will receive periodic newsletter-style announcement emails from us, approximately one per month. Think Before You Flush does not store your personal information on this website. If in future we do store data, such as comments on an article etc, it will be in a pseudonymous fashion meaning that the data would require additional processing using a separately stored ‘key’ before it could be used to identify an individual.
About this websites server
All traffic (transferral of files) between this website and your browser is encrypted and delivered over HTTPS.
About our Third Party Data Processors
Think Before You Flush uses the services of a number of third parties to process personal data on our behalf. These third parties have been carefully chosen and all of them comply with GDPR legislation. Both of these third parties are based in the USA and are EU-U.S Privacy Shield compliant.
In the event of a Data Breach
We will report any unlawful data breach of this website’s database or the database(s) of any of our third party data processors in the event that it is confirmed, to any and all relevant persons and authorities within 72 hours of the breach if it is apparent that personal data stored in an identifiable manner has been stolen.
The data controller of this website is: An Taisce – Environmental Education Unit which is a registered charity (RCN 20006358).
An Taisce – Environmental Education Unit registered office is:
5A Swift’s Alley,
Data Protection Officer
Office Manager, An Taisce – Environmental Education Unit
Telephone: +353 1 400 2202