Copyright & Privacy Notice

Privacy

The Association controls access to personal information. Personal information and the privacy of its volunteers/members/site visitors is of paramount importance.

Under no circumstances will personal information be released to another source without the permission of the volunteer/member/site visitor, unless we are required to by a legally empowered body.

Site Visitors, Members, Volunteers:

Your email address or other information is collected by various forms on this site.

It will not be used for any purpose other than to contact you, or in the case of our survey, to collate anonymized figures to give us direction and support in our efforts to make the Trail become a reality.

Forms and Software used on this site.

Our survey is provided by Survey Monkey and their privacy policy is here.

We use a Contact form so that you can communicate with us privately. We record your email address and message, as long as required to reply to/help with your enquiry.

We record similar data to enable us to send you newsletters from time to time, when you sign up using our newsletter request form.

We use Mailchimp services for our newsletter. Here is a link to their privacy policy.

Comments are open on our Blog. To help control spam we use Akismet, a free (for personal use and not for profits) service, provided by Automattic.

This is a link to the Akismet privacy policy and other services provided by them (not used on this site). Automattic has its own full privacy policy here.

Our social share buttons use the free service level from sharedcount.com and newsharecounts.com to enable getting total share counts from Facebook and Twitter to display next to the share buttons.

This helps speed up the site as the count is cached and only checked periodically. We do not store or process any information from these sites. Google no longer provides an API to gather Google share counts.

Cookies

Cookies are small pieces of data, stored in text files, that are stored on your computer or other device when websites are loaded in a browser. They are widely used to “remember” you and your preferences, either for a single visit (through a “session cookie”) or for multiple repeat visits (using a “persistent cookie”).

They ensure a consistent and efficient experience for visitors, and perform essential functions such as allowing users to register and remain logged in.

Our survey form, for example will only appear on your first visit to the site. The cookie set tells the browser not to show the survey form after your first visit (unless you clear your cache or use a new private window) so you will not be annoyed by it after having taken the survey.

The comment form sets a Comment form cookie which remembers a user’s name or email address, and IP address, to facilitate making follow up comments. This information is also stored in our database, and can help stop spammers and abuse.

Cookies may be set by the site that you are visiting (known as “first party cookies”), or by third parties, such as those who serve content or provide advertising or analytics services on the website (“third party cookies”).

We do not use advertising or analytics services.

All in all, websites may not function properly without the aid of cookies, and that is why we use them.

All material on this website is copyright:

Some/most content is copyright Boyne Burnett Inland Rail Trail Association.

Our website may contain material to which third parties own the copyright (such as logos, photos, videos, general content and drawings etc.). Copying such material may infringe the rights of others and therefore we recommend you obtain the appropriate approvals from the copyright owner before copying. Contact information for third parties is also available by contacting us.

Apart from any use permitted under the Copyright Act 1968, all other rights are reserved. No part of this publication may be reproduced, stored in a retrieval system or transmitted in any form or by any means without prior written permission.

If you have any requests and enquiries about reproduction and other rights please contact us using the Contact page

We may permit you to download, display, print and reproduce material in an unaltered form only for your personal, non-commercial use or for use within your organisation, especially if you will acknowledge the source and link back to us.

We do not permit you to display pages from this site within frames on another site, or ‘hotlink’ to any material.