(last updated 19/08/2016)
Pin Point Alerts Ltd operates the https://www.communityalerts.ie and https://app.communityalert.ie websites. This page informs you of our policies regarding the collection, use and disclosure of personal information we receive from the users of the site.
We use your personal information only for providing and improving the site and service we offer. By using the Community Alerts website, you agree to the collection and use of information in accordance with this policy.
Information Collection and Use for Group Managers
While using our site we may ask you to provide us with personally identifiable information that can be used to contact or identify you.
The following type of personal information is gathered from group managers/contacts:
i. IP address (Computers used to submit information)
ii. Your Name (Optional - use first only only if preferred)
ii. A Unique Username
v. Where you come from, by way of coarse map coordinates.
vi. Mobile Number & Email Address.
How we use the information we gather
We collect information that your browser sends whenever you visit or site and this is known as a log data. This type of data may include information such as your computers IP address, browser type, browser version, the pages of our site that you visit, the time and date of your visit and the time spent on those pages and other statistics.
We use the information to allow you to manage your unique account. We require your contact details to correctly send you notifications, and we require a unique username for you to create an account. Your password is used to access your Community Alert account.
Information Collection and Use for Group Subscribers
A major part of this service is to store and manage information on community alert group subscribers in order to ensure that they receive accurate alerts through their preferred communication channels. What a group managers opts to store for each subscriber is entirely up to them. The system has facility to store the following optional fields of information for subscribers
i. Mobile Number
ii. Email Address
ii. Landline Number
vi. General/Coarse Coordinate Information
v. Eircode or other web map address coordinate information
At all times the CommunityAlerts.ie service acts as a Data Processor for each subscriber database, whereas the community alert group is the Data Controller and is ultimately responsible for the ownership of their database.
The security of your personal information is important to us bearing in mind that no method of transmission over the internet or an electronic storage can be guaranteed to be 100% secure. The Community Alerts database is not available at any time to external sources without prior consent from Pin Point Alerts Ltd (eg, trusted 3rd party web/app developers). We aim to put all our efforts to protect your personal information but we cannot guarantee absolute security like any internet based service.