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Privacy Policy

This is the privacy notice of the National Circus Festival of Ireland (NCFI). In this document, we, our, or us refer to the NCFI.

Company number: 603459 
Our Registered Office is at: 39 Cloondara, Oakpark, Tralee, Co Kerry

Privacy Commitment

NCFI is committed to protecting the privacy of all users of our website. We are aware that as a user of our website you care about the security and privacy of your information. Any personal information that you volunteer to NCFI will be treated with the highest standards of security and confidentiality, strictly in accordance with the Data Protection Act, 1988, as amended by the Data Protection (Amendment) Act, 2003, and fully compliant with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR, May 2018).

Collection of your Personal Information

Any user information we collect is with the specific goal of providing you with the best possible user experience. Being familiar with user preferences is an essential element of providing a satisfactory experience for visitors to this site.

If you visit our site to browse, read or download, we automatically collect and store the following information about you:

  • The IP address from which you access our website (an IP address is the number automatically assigned to your computer when you are online);
  • The type of browser and operating system used to access our site;
  • The date and time of your access to our site;
  • The pages you visit; and the internet address of the website from which you accessed our site.

We use this information for the following purposes:

  • To make our site as user-friendly as possible;
  • To gather statistics on the relative interest in different sections of the site.

Please keep in mind that if you directly disclose personally identifiable information or personally sensitive data through any NCFI public message boards, this information may be collected and used by others.

This website contains links to other websites that we think may be of interest to our users. We have no control over the privacy policies or content of these websites.

Security of your Personal Information

NCFI takes all reasonable steps to secure your personal information from unauthorised access, use or disclosure and secures the personally identifiable information you provide on computer servers in a controlled, secure environment, protected from unauthorised access, use or disclosure. When personal information (such as a credit card number) is transmitted to other Web sites, it is protected through the use of encryption, such as the Secure Socket Layer (SSL) protocol.

Only designated employees and approved contractors/developers we may appoint from time to time and who require the information to perform a specific job are granted access to personally identifiable information. Regular security reviews are held by us to ensure that the site remains safe and secure for your protection.

Surveys and Promotions

From time to time we conduct surveys and promotions and may request information from you as part of these. Participation in these is entirely voluntary and you therefore have a choice whether or not to disclose any information which might be required. We may also ask you whether you would like to receive promotional emails and mailings from us about our other products or services.

Email Communications and Newsletters

The NCFI Newsletter is sent only to those who have requested it. Once you have decided to receive such communications, you may later decide to stop receiving them. To stop receiving communications, please follow the instructions given on correspondence with the communication you are receiving or contact us through our contact form. Please be aware that e-mail communications may not be secure and may be susceptible to interception by third parties.

Information for Online Transactions

Some areas of the website allow you to make transactions. In connection with such transactions, we collect the data necessary to complete the transaction and other information that is supplied by you. This information may be given to a third party in order to facilitate the transaction such as Stripe or PayPal. We do not store credit card details on our server.

Third Parties

Our privacy policy applies only to your use of the NCFI website. The website contains links to third party sites. While we do not disclose personably identifiable information to these parties, we are not responsible for the privacy practices of such other sites. You should read the privacy policies of each site you visit to determine what information that site may be collecting about you.

Internal Handling of Personal Information

We want your personal information to remain as secure as reasonably possible. That is why we hold employee access restrictions.

We may use your voluntarily submitted information, including personal information, in a manner that is consistent with this Privacy Policy, including the following:

  • To enable us to verify user credentials in order to maintain reasonable security;
  • To provide our employees with information that is useful in developing new features and services for our users;
  • To allow us to potentially vary advertising based on user preference, usage preferences, and demographics;
  • To enable us to develop and improve the features, content, and services available through the Site; and
  • To contact you regarding new website features, topic-based news alerts, products, and product and service buying opportunities.
  • Internally, we use aggregate information in a number of ways to improve the website and its content and services. The aggregate information helps us determine how much our customers use parts of the website, so we can improve our content to assure that it is as appealing as we can make it for as many people as possible.
Use of Cookies

The NCFI site uses cookies to help you personalise your online experience. A cookie is a text file that is placed on your hard disk by a Web page server. Cookies cannot be used to run programs or deliver viruses to your computer. Cookies are uniquely assigned to you, and can only be read by a web server in the domain that issued the cookie to you. One of the primary purposes of cookies is to provide a convenience feature to save you time.

The purpose of a cookie is to tell the Web server that you have returned to a specific page. For example, if you personalise NCFI pages, or register with NCFI site or services, a cookie helps NCFI to recall your specific information on subsequent visits. This simplifies the process of recording your personal information. When you return to the same NCFI site, the information you previously provided can be retrieved, so you can easily use the features that you customised. You have the ability to accept or decline cookies. Most web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser setting to decline cookies if you prefer. If you choose to decline cookies, you may not be able to fully experience the interactive features of NCFI services or websites you visit.

Removing or Updating your Information

If you wish to update or remove information previously provided to NCFI or wish to no longer be contacted by NCFI please contact us at with details of your specific request and your request will be actioned.

Changes to this Statement

NCFI will occasionally update this Statement of Privacy to reflect company and customer feedback. NCFI encourages you to periodically review this Statement to be informed of how NCFI is protecting your information.

Contact Information

NCFI welcomes your comments regarding this Statement of Privacy. If you believe that NCFI has not adhered to this Statement, please contact us. We will use commercially reasonable efforts to promptly determine and remedy the problem.

If you have any questions regarding the privacy policy, please contact us.