A cookie is a small piece of data sent by a website’s server to your computer or mobile device and stored in your browser (e.g. Google Chrome, Internet Explorer, Safari). It consists of anonymous information, including a unique user identifier. When you revisit a site or navigate between pages, this data is passed from your browser to the site’s server. With this data, the website is able to ‘remember’ your browser, enabling it to retrieve your user preferences, to personalise your visits and to simplify any sign-in procedures.
All of the information a cookie collects can only be retrieved by the website server that sent the cookie to your browser.
Cookies are necessary for the website to provide certain features and functions. For example, they allow us to provide services such as Reader Offers; without cookies, you would not be able to save items in your shopping basket and you would be required to log in every time you visited a new page.
Other cookies are performance related. They are set by cruiserracing.ie and third parties, such Google Analytics. Performance cookies allow us to collect statistical information about our visitors, such as whether they have visited the site before and the pages they view. This information is gathered anonymously – it does NOT enable us to identify who you are. We use these cookies to determine the kind of content and services our visitors value most, which in turn helps us improve our website and its content.
Advertising cookies are also set on cruiserracing.ie. These cookies are used to limit the number of times you see an advertisement and to help measure the effectiveness of an advertising campaign.
Some of the cookies set on our website are served by third parties and not directly related to Irish Cruiser Racing Association or our partners. For example, occasionally you will find a page on cruiserracing.ie that includes a video embedded from YouTube. Service providers such as YouTube set their own cookies on your web browser. We do not control which cookies are set by third parties or how the cookie information is used – a cookie can only be accessed by the party who set it. For more information on these cookies, please visit the third-party website.
Cookies are meant to improve the user experience, but some users prefer to set restrictions on the types of cookies that can be stored on their computer or mobile phone.
By modifying your browser preferences, you have the choice to accept all cookies, to be notified when a cookie is set or to reject all cookies.
It is important to note that you will lose some functions of a website if you choose to restrict or disable its cookies.
Irish Cruiser Racing Association is committed to protecting your privacy. This Statement of Privacy applies to the Irish Cruiser Racing Association website and governs data collection and usage. By using the Irish Cruiser Racing Association website, you consent to the data practices described in this statement.
Irish Cruiser Racing Association website may collect personally identifiable information, such as your e-mail address, name, home or work address or telephone number when you fill out forms or register on the website. Irish Cruiser Racing Association website may also collect anonymous demographic information, which is not unique to you, such as your ZIP code, age, gender, preferences, interests and favourites. There is also information about your computer hardware and software that is automatically collected by Irish Cruiser Racing Association website. This information can include: your IP address, browser type, domain names, access times and referring Web site addresses. This information is used by Irish Cruiser Racing Association for the operation of the service, to maintain quality of the service, and to provide general statistics regarding use of the Irish Cruiser Racing Association website.Please keep in mind that if you directly disclose personally identifiable information or personally sensitive data through Irish Cruiser Racing Association website public interface, this information may be collected and used by others.
Irish Cruiser Racing Association encourages you to review the privacy statements of Web sites you choose to link to from the Irish Cruiser Racing Association website so that you can understand how those web sites collect, use and share your information. Irish Cruiser Racing Association is not responsible for the privacy statements or other content on web sites outside of the Irish Cruiser Racing Association website.
Irish Cruiser Racing Association collects and uses your personal information to operate the Irish Cruiser Racing Association website and deliver the services you have requested. Irish Cruiser Racing Association also uses your personally identifiable information to inform you of other products or services available from Irish Cruiser Racing Association. Irish Cruiser Racing Association may also contact you via surveys to conduct research about your opinion of current services or of potential new services that may be offered.
Irish Cruiser Racing Association does not sell, rent or lease its customer lists to third parties. Irish Cruiser Racing Association may, from time to time, contact you on behalf of external business partners about a particular offering that may be of interest to you. In those cases, your unique personally identifiable information (e-mail, name, address, telephone number) is not transferred to the third party.
In addition, Irish Cruiser Racing Association may share data with trusted parties such as the Irish Sailing Association, affiliated Sailing Clubs and Associations and others for the purpose of managing and promoting Irish cruiser racing, and to assist the Irish Cruiser Racing Association operations, such as perform statistical analysis, tailor products and offers, send you email or postal mail, provide customer support, or arrange for deliveries. All such third parties are prohibited from using your personal information except to provide these services to the Irish Cruiser Racing Association, and they are required to maintain the confidentiality of your information.
Irish Cruiser Racing Association does not use, collect or disclose sensitive personal information, such as race, religion, or political affiliations, without your explicit consent.
Irish Cruiser Racing Association keeps track of the web sites and pages our customers visit within Irish Cruiser Association Website, in order to determine what Irish Cruiser Racing Association services are the most popular. This data is used to deliver customised content and advertising within Irish Cruiser Racing Association website to customers whose behaviour indicates that they are interested in a particular subject area.
Irish Cruiser Racing Association will disclose your personal information, without notice, only if required to do so by law or in the good faith belief that such action is necessary to: (a) conform to the edicts of the law or comply with legal process served on Irish Cruiser Racing Association or the website; (b) protect and defend the rights or property of Irish Cruiser Racing Association website; and, (c) act under exigent circumstances to protect the personal safety of users of Irish Cruiser Racing Association website, or the public.
The Irish Cruiser Racing Association website use “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 the Irish Cruiser Racing Association website pages, or register with Irish Cruiser Racing Association website site or services, a cookie helps Irish Cruiser Racing Association website to recall your specific information on subsequent visits. This simplifies the process of recording your personal information, such as billing addresses, shipping addresses, and so on. When you return to the same Irish Cruiser Racing Association website, the information you previously provided can be retrieved, so you can easily use theIrish Cruiser Racing Association website 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 the Irish Cruiser Racing Association website services or web sites you visit.
Irish Cruiser Racing Association secures your personal information from unauthorised access, use or disclosure. Irish Cruiser Racing Association 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.
Irish Cruiser Racing Association will occasionally update this Statement of Privacy to reflect company and customer feedback. Irish Cruiser Racing Association encourages you to periodically review this Statement to be informed of how Irish Cruiser Racing Association is protecting your information.
Irish Cruiser Racing Association welcomes your comments regarding this Statement of Privacy. If you believe that Irish Cruiser Racing Association has not adhered to this Statement, please contact Irish Cruiser Racing Association at email@example.com. We will use commercially reasonable efforts to promptly determine and remedy the problem.
The Irish Cruiser Racing Association Website is offered to you conditioned on your acceptance without modification of the terms, conditions, and notices contained herein. Your use of the Irish Sailing Association Website Web Site constitutes your agreement to all such terms, conditions, and notices.
The Irish Cruiser Racing Association Website reserves the right to change the terms, conditions, and notices under which the Irish Cruiser Racing Association Website Web Site is offered, including but not limited to the charges associated with the use of the Irish Cruiser Racing Association Website.
The Irish Cruiser Racing Association Website may contain links to other Web Sites (“Linked Sites”). The Linked Sites are not under the control of Irish Cruiser Racing Association Website and Irish Cruiser Racing Association Website is not responsible for the contents of any Linked Site, including without limitation any link contained in a Linked Site, or any changes or updates to a Linked Site. Irish Cruiser Racing Association Website is not responsible for webcasting or any other form of transmission received from any Linked Site. Irish Cruiser Racing Association Website is providing these links to you only as a convenience, and the inclusion of any link does not imply endorsement by Irish Cruiser Racing Association Website of the site or any association with its operators.
As a condition of your use of the Irish Cruiser Racing Association Website , you warrant to Irish Cruiser Racing Association Website that you will not use the Irish Cruiser Racing Association Website for any purpose that is unlawful or prohibited by these terms, conditions, and notices. You may not use the Irish Cruiser Racing Association Website in any manner which could damage, disable, overburden, or impair the Irish Cruiser Racing Association Website or interfere with any other party’s use and enjoyment of the Irish Cruiser Racing Association Website. You may not obtain or attempt to obtain any materials or information through any means not intentionally made available or provided for through the Irish Cruiser Racing Association Website.
The Irish Cruiser Racing Association Website may contain bulletin board services, chat areas, news groups, forums, communities, personal web pages, calendars, and/or other message or communication facilities designed to enable you to communicate with the public at large or with a group (collectively, “Communication Services”), you agree to use the Communication Services only to post, send and receive messages and material that are proper and related to the particular Communication Service. By way of example, and not as a limitation, you agree that when using a Communication Service, you will not:
Irish Cruiser Racing Association Website has no obligation to monitor the Communication Services. However, Irish Cruiser Racing Association Website reserves the right to review materials posted to a Communication Service and to remove any materials in its sole discretion. Irish Sailing Association Website reserves the right to terminate your access to any or all of the Communication Services at any time without notice for any reason whatsoever.
Irish Cruiser Racing Association Website reserves the right at all times to disclose any information as necessary to satisfy any applicable law, regulation, legal process or governmental request, or to edit, refuse to post or to remove any information or materials, in whole or in part, in Irish Cruiser Racing Association Website’s sole discretion.
Always use caution when giving out any personally identifying information about yourself or your children in any Communication Service. Irish Cruiser Racing Association Website does not control or endorse the content, messages or information found in any Communication Service and, therefore, Irish Cruiser Racing Association Website specifically disclaims any liability with regard to the Communication Services and any actions resulting from your participation in any Communication Service. Managers and hosts are not authorised Irish Cruiser Racing Association Website spokespersons, and their views do not necessarily reflect those of Irish Cruiser Racing Association Website.
Materials uploaded to a Communication Service may be subject to posted limitations on usage, reproduction and/or dissemination. You are responsible for adhering to such limitations if you download the materials.
Irish Cruiser Racing Association Website does not claim ownership of the materials you provide to Irish Cruiser Racing Association Website (including feedback and suggestions) or post, upload, input or submit to any Irish Cruiser Racing Association Website or its associated services (collectively “Submissions”). However, by posting, uploading, inputting, providing or submitting your Submission you are granting Irish Cruiser Racing Association Website, its affiliated companies and necessary sublicensees permission to use your Submission in connection with the operation of their Internet businesses including, without limitation, the rights to: copy, distribute, transmit, publicly display, publicly perform, reproduce, edit, translate and reformat your Submission; and to publish your name in connection with your Submission.
No compensation will be paid with respect to the use of your Submission, as provided herein. Irish Cruiser Racing Association Website is under no obligation to post or use any Submission you may provide and may remove any Submission at any time in Irish Cruiser Racing Association Website’s sole discretion.
By posting, uploading, inputting, providing or submitting your Submission you warrant and represent that you own or otherwise control all of the rights to your Submission as described in this section including, without limitation, all the rights necessary for you to provide, post, upload, input or submit the Submissions.
THE INFORMATION, SOFTWARE, PRODUCTS, AND SERVICES INCLUDED IN OR AVAILABLE THROUGH THE Irish Cruiser Racing Association Website MAY INCLUDE INACCURACIES OR TYPOGRAPHICAL ERRORS. CHANGES ARE PERIODICALLY ADDED TO THE INFORMATION HEREIN. Irish Cruiser Racing Association AND/OR ITS SUPPLIERS MAY MAKE IMPROVEMENTS AND/OR CHANGES IN THE Irish Cruiser Racing Association Website AT ANY TIME. ADVICE RECEIVED VIA THE Irish Cruiser Racing Association Website SHOULD NOT BE RELIED UPON FOR PERSONAL, MEDICAL, LEGAL OR FINANCIAL DECISIONS AND YOU SHOULD CONSULT AN APPROPRIATE PROFESSIONAL FOR SPECIFIC ADVICE TAILORED TO YOUR SITUATION.
Irish Cruiser Racing Association AND/OR ITS SUPPLIERS MAKE NO REPRESENTATIONS ABOUT THE SUITABILITY, RELIABILITY, AVAILABILITY, TIMELINESS, AND ACCURACY OF THE INFORMATION, SOFTWARE, PRODUCTS, SERVICES AND RELATED GRAPHICS CONTAINED ON THE Irish Cruiser Racing Association Website FOR ANY PURPOSE. TO THE MAXIMUM EXTENT PERMITTED BY APPLICABLE LAW, ALL SUCH INFORMATION, SOFTWARE, PRODUCTS, SERVICES AND RELATED GRAPHICS ARE PROVIDED “AS IS” WITHOUT WARRANTY OR CONDITION OF ANY KIND. Irish Cruiser Racing Association AND/OR ITS SUPPLIERS HEREBY DISCLAIM ALL WARRANTIES AND CONDITIONS WITH REGARD TO THIS INFORMATION, SOFTWARE, PRODUCTS, SERVICES AND RELATED GRAPHICS, INCLUDING ALL IMPLIED WARRANTIES OR CONDITIONS OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, TITLE AND NON-INFRINGEMENT.
SERVICE CONTACT : firstname.lastname@example.org
Irish Cruiser Racing Association Website reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to terminate your access to the Irish Cruiser Racing Association Website and the related services or any portion thereof at any time, without notice. GENERAL To the maximum extent permitted by law in all disputes arising out of or relating to the use of the Irish Cruiser Racing Association Website. Use of the Irish Cruiser Racing Association Website is unauthorised in any jurisdiction that does not give effect to all provisions of these terms and conditions, including without limitation this paragraph. You agree that no joint venture, partnership, employment, or agency relationship exists between you and Irish Sailing Association Website as a result of this agreement or use of the Irish Sailing Cruiser Racing Website. Irish Cruiser Racing Association Website’s performance of this agreement is subject to existing laws and legal process, and nothing contained in this agreement is in derogation of Irish Cruiser Racing Association Website’s right to comply with governmental, court and law enforcement requests or requirements relating to your use of the Irish Cruiser Racing Association Website or information provided to or gathered by Irish Cruiser Racing Association with respect to such use. If any part of this agreement is determined to be invalid or unenforceable pursuant to applicable law including, but not limited to, the warranty disclaimers and liability limitations set forth above, then the invalid or unenforceable provision will be deemed superseded by a valid, enforceable provision that most closely matches the intent of the original provision and the remainder of the agreement shall continue in effect. Unless otherwise specified herein, this agreement constitutes the entire agreement between the user and Irish Cruiser Racing Association with respect to the Irish Sailing Cruiser Racing Website and it supersedes all prior or contemporaneous communications and proposals, whether electronic, oral or written, between the user and Irish Cruiser Racing Association with respect to the Irish Cruiser Racing Association Website. A printed version of this agreement and of any notice given in electronic form shall be admissible in judicial or administrative proceedings based upon or relating to this agreement to the same extent an d subject to the same conditions as other business documents and records originally generated and maintained in printed form. It is the express wish to the parties that this agreement and all related documents be drawn up in English.
All contents of the Irish Cruiser Racing Association Website: Copyright by Irish Cruiser Racing Association and/or its suppliers. All rights reserved.
The names of actual companies and products mentioned herein may be the trademarks of their respective owners.
The example companies, organisations, products, people and events depicted herein are fictitious. No association with any real company, organisation, product, person, or event is intended or should be inferred.
Any rights not expressly granted herein are reserved.
This document covers all aspects of community interaction and moderation on the ICRA website, including comments on blogs or articles.
Our aim is to ensure that our platform is inclusive and safe, and that the ICRA website is the place on the net where you will always find lively, entertaining and intelligent discussions about Cruiser Racing in Ireland.
There are 10 simple guidelines which we expect all participants in the community areas of the ICRA website to abide by, all of which directly inform our approach to community moderation (detailed below). These apply across the site, while moderation decisions are also informed by the context in which comments are made.
1. We welcome debate and dissent, but personal attacks (on authors, other users or any individual), persistent trolling and mindless abuse will not be tolerated. The key to maintaining the ICRA website as an inviting space is to focus on intelligent discussion of topics.
2. We acknowledge criticism of the articles we publish, but will not allow persistent misrepresentation of ICRA and our collaborators to be published on our website. For the sake of robust debate, we will distinguish between constructive, focused argument and smear tactics.
3. We understand that people sometimes feel strongly about issues debated on the site, but we will consider removing any content that others might find offensive or threatening. Please respect other people’s views and beliefs and consider your impact on others when making your contribution.
4. We reserve the right to redirect or curtail conversations which descend into flame-wars based on ingrained partisanship or generalisations. We don’t want to stop people discussing topics they are enthusiastic about, but we do ask users to find ways of sharing their views that do not feel divisive, threatening or toxic to others.
5. We will not tolerate racism, sexism, homophobia or other forms of hate-speech, or contributions that could be interpreted as such. We recognise the difference between criticising a particular organisation, community or belief and attacking people on the basis of their race, religion, sex, gender, sexual orientation, disability or age.
6. We will remove any content that may put us in legal jeopardy, such as potentially libellous or defamatory postings, or material posted in potential breach of copyright.
7. We will remove any posts that are obviously commercial or otherwise spam-like. Our aim is that this site should provide a space for people to interact with each other, and we actively discourage commercial entities passing themselves off as individuals, in order to post advertising material or links.
8. Keep it relevant. We know that some conversations can be wide-ranging, but if you post something which is unrelated to the original topic (“off-topic”) then it may be removed, in order to keep the thread on track. This also applies to queries or comments about moderation, which should not be posted as comments.
9. Be aware that you may be misunderstood, so try to be clear about what you are saying, and expect that people may understand your contribution differently than you intended. Remember that text isn’t always a great medium for conversation: tone of voice (sarcasm, humour and so on) doesn’t always come across when using words on a screen. You can help to keep ICRA’s website open to all viewpoints by maintaining a reasonable tone, even in unreasonable circumstances.
10. The platform is ours, but the conversation belongs to everybody. We want this to be a welcoming space for intelligent discussion, and we expect participants to help us achieve this by notifying us of potential problems and helping each other to keep conversations inviting and appropriate. If you spot something problematic, please report it. When we all take responsibility for maintaining an appropriate and constructive environment, the discussion itself is improved and everyone benefits.
– If you act with maturity and consideration for other users, you should have no problems.
– Don’t be unpleasant. Demonstrate and share the intelligence, wisdom and humour we know you possess.
– Take some responsibility for the quality of the conversations in which you’re participating. Help make this an intelligent place for discussion and it will be.
Participants who seriously, persistently or wilfully ignore the community standards, participation guidelines or terms and conditions will have their posting privileges for all the ICRA community areas withdrawn.
This is not an action that we take lightly or arbitrarily. However, we are aiming to create and maintain an online experience consistent with ICRA values, and we reserve the right to make decisions which we feel support that. Please be aware that moderators may contact you by email in relation to your participation, especially where an issue comes up in relation to these community standards. Any advice they give/request they make should be adhered to, as our moderators are employed to enforce these community standards and create a constructive environment for everyone who contributes to our site.
We will, when necessary, remove user postings or comments from our articles, and blog posts. *
If a contribution to the ICRA website is perceived as breaching the community guidelines set out above, then it will be removed by the community team, in the interests of keeping community areas of the site appropriate for the vast majority of the people who visit.
(*NB: We will not edit user posts to change the meaning, spelling, or anything else intended by the user. Even if only part of a comment or posting is perceived as breaching the community guidelines, the whole thing may be removed. Also, when a comment or post is removed for any of the reasons above, it is sometimes necessary to delete subsequent messages which refer to explicitly or quote from the original (removed) comment, in order to preserve some notion of conversational thread. This may also happen because a later comment quotes directly the problematic bits of the original comment, which just perpetuates the problem. In such cases not every deletion will be marked individually.)
We reserve the right to take steps or implement measures which we hope will benefit the whole community of the ICRA community participants.
Because we are ultimately responsible for everything which appears on this site, all actions and decisions taken by our moderators are final. Unfortunately, the growing quantity of user content on the ICRA website means that we can’t enter into correspondence regarding specific moderation activity, although all correspondence will be read.
This policy is based on the Guardian.co.uk Community Standards and Participation Guidelines (available in full here), and have been adapted with permission.