Terms of Use & Privacy Policy

Terms of Use & Privacy Policy

By accessing any portion of this SafeStart website, the user
agrees to the terms and conditions set out below.

Notice concerning the party responsible for this website

The party responsible for processing data on this website is:

SafeStart Europe Limited
6 Cedar Crescent, Cedar Park, Newport Rd
Westport, County Mayo, Ireland

contact@ssi.safestart.com

The responsible party is the natural or legal person who alone or jointly with others decides on the purposes and means of processing personal data (names, email addresses, etc.).

Revocation of your consent to the processing of your data

Many data processing operations are only possible with your express consent. You may revoke your consent at any time with future effect. An informal email making this request is sufficient. The data processed before we receive your request may still be legally processed.

Information Collection
To submit an information request form, you will be required to submit an email address and other contact information. Your information will not be shared with any third party entities. By submitting your contact information you are giving SafeStart (SafeStart Europe Limited) express consent to contact you regarding products, services and general communications that may be of direct interest to you.

Choice
You may unsubscribe from future e-mail communications from us by clicking the unsubscribe link provided in such communications, or requesting it anytime by e-mailing contact@ssi.safestart.com.

Copyright and Trade Marks

All materials on this web site are the copyright of SafeStart Europe Limited or are reproduced with permission from other copyright owners. All rights are reserved. The materials on this web site may be retrieved and downloaded solely for personal use. No materials may otherwise be copied, modified, published, broadcast or otherwise distributed without the prior written permission of SafeStart Europe Limited.

SafeStart content and concepts cannot be used to train employers without first receiving trainer certification and purchasing a set of SafeStart materials for each employee. Safety consultants cannot train employees of other companies even if they have attained their trainer certification.

Security

While no system can provide guaranteed security, we take reasonable efforts to keep information you provide to us secure, including encryption technology, and physical security at the location of the server where information is stored.

IP Addresses and Referrers

Your IP address may be used to help diagnose problems with our server and to generate aggregate statistical reports. We may use aggregate visitor data to prepare internal reports regarding the anonymous traffic on site popularity rankings and referrers that visitors use to access the site.

Server log files

The website provider automatically collects and stores information that your browser automatically transmits to us in “server log files”. These are:

  • Browser type and browser version
  • Operating system used
  • Referrer URL
  • Host name of the accessing computer
  • Time of the server request
  • IP address

These data will not be combined with data from other sources.

The basis for data processing is Art. 6 (1) (f) General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), which allows the processing of data to fulfil a contract or for measures preliminary to a contract.

Cookies
If you visit our website, we may use session cookies while your browser is open, or while you are logged into our site. To facilitate our registration and login functions, we may use cookies to recognise you when you return to our website.

Links to Independent Websites
This site may link to independently run web sites outside of the uk.safestart.com domain. SafeStart Europe Limited is not responsible for the privacy practices or content of such web sites.

Children’s Privacy
The SafeStart site is intended for adults and we will not knowingly collect personal information from children under 13 years old. If you are a parent or legal guardian of a child under age 13 who has become a member of SafeStart.com, please contact our administrator to notify us of a suspected violation.

Governing Law
These terms and conditions are in accordance with the laws of the European Union and you hereby consent and submit to the jurisdiction of the courts in Ireland.

Google Analytics

This website uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service. It is operated by Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA.

Google Analytics uses so-called “cookies”. These are text files that are stored on your computer and that allow an analysis of the use of the website by you. The information generated by the cookie about your use of this website is usually transmitted to a Google server in the USA and stored there.

Google Analytics cookies are stored based on Art. 6 (1) (f) GDPR. The website operator has a legitimate interest in analysing user behaviour to optimize both its website and its advertising.

You can opt out of Analytics Tracking: see this Google Support page for instructions: Disable Google Analytics

IP anonymisation

We have activated the IP anonymisation feature on this website. Your IP address will be shortened by Google within the European Union, or other parties to the Agreement on the European Economic Area, prior to transmission to the United States. Only in exceptional cases is the full IP address sent to a Google server in the US and shortened there. Google will use this information on behalf of the operator of this website to evaluate your use of the website, to compile reports on website activity and to provide other services regarding website activity and internet usage for the website operator. The IP address transmitted by your browser as part of Google Analytics will not be merged with any other data held by Google.

Browser plugin

You can prevent these cookies being stored by selecting the appropriate settings in your browser. However, we wish to point out that doing so may mean you will not be able to enjoy the full functionality of this website. You can also prevent the data generated by cookies about your use of the website (incl. your IP address) from being passed to Google, and the processing of these data by Google, by downloading and installing the browser plugin available at the following link: https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=en.

Objecting to the collection of data

You can prevent the collection of your data by Google Analytics by clicking on the following link. An opt-out cookie will be set to prevent your data from being collected on future visits to this site: Disable Google Analytics.

For more information about how Google Analytics handles user data, see Google’s privacy policy: https://support.google.com/analytics/answer/6004245?hl=en.

Outsourced data processing

We have entered into an agreement with Google for the outsourcing of our data processing and fully implement the strict requirements of the Irish data protection authorities when using Google Analytics.

Demographic data collection by Google Analytics

This website uses Google Analytics’ demographic features. This allows reports to be generated containing statements about the age, gender, and interests of site visitors. This data comes from interest-based advertising from Google and third-party visitor data. This collected data cannot be attributed to any specific individual person. You can disable this feature at any time by adjusting the ads settings in your Google account or you can forbid the collection of your data by Google Analytics as described in the section “Refusal of data collection”.

Privacy Policy

1. An overview of data protection

General

The following gives a simple overview of what happens to your personal information when you visit our website. Personal information is any data with which you could be personally identified. Detailed information on the subject of data protection can be found in our privacy policy found below.

Data collection on our website

Who is responsible for the data collection on this website?

The data collected on this website is processed by the website operator. The operator’s contact details can be found in the website’s required legal notice.

How do we collect your data?

Some data are collected when you provide it to us. This could, for example, be data you enter on a contact form.

Other data is collected automatically by our IT systems when you visit the website. This data are primarily technical data such as the browser and operating system you are using or when you accessed the page. This data is collected automatically as soon as you enter our website.

What do we use your data for?

Part of the data is collected to ensure the proper functioning of the website. Other data can be used to analyse how visitors use the site.

What rights do you have regarding your data?

You always have the right to request information about your stored data, its origin, its recipients, and the purpose of its collection at no charge. You also have the right to request that it be corrected, blocked, or deleted. You can contact us at any time using the address given in the legal notice if you have further questions about the issue of privacy and data protection. You may also, of course, file a complaint with the competent regulatory authorities.

Analytics and third-party tools

When visiting our website, statistical analyses may be made of your surfing behaviour. This happens primarily using cookies and analytics. The analysis of your surfing behaviour is usually anonymous, ie, we will not be able to identify you from this data. You can object to this analysis or prevent it by not using certain tools. Detailed information can be found in the following privacy policy.

You can object to this analysis. We will inform you below about how to exercise your options in this regard.

2. General information and mandatory information

Data protection

The operators of this website take the protection of your personal data very seriously. We treat your personal data as confidential and in accordance with the statutory data protection regulations and this privacy policy.

If you use this website, various pieces of personal data will be collected. Personal information is any data with which you could be personally identified. This privacy policy explains what information we collect and what we use it for. It also explains how and for what purpose this happens.

Please note that data transmitted via the internet (eg, via email communication) may be subject to security breaches. Complete protection of your data from third-party access is not possible.

Revocation of your consent to the processing of your data

Many data processing operations are only possible with your express consent. You may revoke your consent at any time with future effect. An informal email making this request is sufficient. The data processed before we receive your request may still be legally processed.

Right to file complaints with regulatory authorities

If there has been a breach of data protection legislation, the person affected may file a complaint with the competent regulatory authorities. The competent regulatory authority for matters related to data protection legislation is the data protection officer of the country/state in which our company is headquartered. To make a complaint or to get more information or advice, please refer to the Information Commissioner’s Office via the following link: www.oic.ie/apply-for-a-review/how-to-apply-for-a-review/.

Right to data portability

You have the right to have data which we process based on your consent or in fulfilment of a contract automatically delivered to yourself or to a third party in a standard, machine-readable format. If you require the direct transfer of data to another responsible party, this will only be done to the extent technically feasible.

SSL or TLS encryption

This site uses SSL or TLS encryption for security reasons and for the protection of the transmission of confidential content, such as the inquiries you send to us as the site operator. You can recognise an encrypted connection in your browser’s address line when it changes from “http://” to “https://” and the lock icon is displayed in your browser’s address bar.

If SSL or TLS encryption is activated, the data you transfer to us cannot be read by third parties.

Encrypted payments on this website

If you enter into a contract which requires you to send us your payment information (eg, account number for direct debits), we will require this data to process your payment.

Payment transactions using common means of payment (Visa/Mastercard, direct debit) are only made via encrypted SSL or TLS connections. You can recognise an encrypted connection in your browser’s address line when it changes from “http://” to “https://” and the lock icon in your browser line is visible.

In the case of encrypted communication, any payment details you submit to us cannot be read by third parties.

Information, blocking, deletion

As permitted by law, you have the right to be provided at any time with information free of charge about any of your personal data that is stored as well as its origin, the recipient and the purpose for which it has been processed. You also have the right to have this data corrected, blocked or deleted. You can contact us at any time using the address given in our legal notice if you have further questions on the topic of personal data.

Opposition to promotional emails

We hereby expressly prohibit the use of contact data published in the context of website legal notice requirements with regards to sending promotional and informational materials not expressly requested. The website operator reserves the right to take specific legal action if unsolicited advertising material, such as email spam, is received.

3. Data collection on our website

Cookies

Some of our web pages use cookies. Cookies do not harm your computer and do not contain any viruses. Cookies help make our website more user-friendly, efficient, and secure. Cookies are small text files that are stored on your computer and saved by your browser.

Most of the cookies we use are so-called ‘session cookies’. They are automatically deleted after your visit. Other cookies remain in your device’s memory until you delete them. These cookies make it possible to recognise your browser when you next visit the site.

You can configure your browser to inform you about the use of cookies so that you can decide on a case-by-case basis whether to accept or reject a cookie. Alternatively, your browser can be configured to automatically accept cookies under certain conditions or to always reject them, or to automatically delete cookies when closing your browser. Disabling cookies may limit the functionality of this website.

Cookies which are necessary to allow electronic communications or to provide certain functions you wish to use (such as the shopping cart) are stored pursuant to Article 6, Paragraph 1(f) of the GDPR. The website operator has a legitimate interest in the storage of cookies to ensure an optimised service provided free of technical errors. If other cookies (such as those used to analyse your surfing behaviour) are also stored, they will be treated separately in this privacy policy.

Server log files

The website provider automatically collects and stores information that your browser automatically transmits to us in “server log files”. These are:

  • Browser type and browser version
  • Operating system used
  • Referrer URL
  • Host name of the accessing computer
  • Time of the server request
  • IP address

This data will not be combined with data from other sources.

The basis for data processing is Article 6, Paragraph 1(f) of the GDPR. The website operator has a legitimate interest to ensure an optimised service provided free of technical errors. Therefore, server log files have to be stored.

Contact form

Should you send us questions via the contact form, we will collect the data entered on the form, including the contact details you provide, to answer your question and any follow-up questions. We do not share this information without your permission.

We will, therefore, process any data you enter onto the contact form only with your consent per Article 6, Paragraph 1(a) of the GDPR. You may revoke your consent at any time. An informal email making this request is sufficient. The data processed before we receive your request may still be legally processed.

We will retain the data you provide on the contact form until you request its deletion, revoke your consent for its storage, or the purpose for its storage no longer pertains (eg, after fulfilling your request). Any mandatory statutory provisions, especially those regarding mandatory data retention periods, remain unaffected by this provision.

Google reCAPTCHA

We use “Google reCAPTCHA” (hereinafter “reCAPTCHA”) on our websites. This service is provided by Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheater Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA (“Google”).

reCAPTCHA is used to check whether the data entered on our website (such as on a contact form) has been entered by a human or by an automated program. To do this, reCAPTCHA analyses the behaviour of the website visitor based on various characteristics. This analysis starts automatically as soon as the website visitor enters the website. For the analysis, reCAPTCHA evaluates various pieces of information (eg, IP address, how long the visitor has been on the website, or mouse movements made by the user). The data collected during the analysis will be forwarded to Google.

The reCAPTCHA analyses take place completely in the background. Website visitors are not advised that such an analysis is taking place.

Data processing is based on Article 6, Paragraph 1(f) of the GDPR. The website operator has a legitimate interest in protecting its site from abusive automated crawling and spam.

For more information about Google reCAPTCHA and Google’s privacy policy, please visit the following links: www.google.com/intl/de/policies/privacy/ and www.google.com/recaptcha/intro/android.html.

YouTube

Our website uses plugins from YouTube, which is operated by Google. The operator of the pages is YouTube LLC, 901 Cherry Ave., San Bruno, CA 94066, USA.

If you visit one of our pages featuring a YouTube plugin, a connection to the YouTube server is established. Here the YouTube server is informed about which of our pages you have visited.

If you’re logged in to your YouTube account, YouTube allows you to associate your browsing behaviour directly with your personal profile. You can prevent this by logging out of your YouTube account.

YouTube is used to help make our website appealing. This constitutes a justified interest pursuant to Article 6, Paragraph 1(f) of the GDPR.

Further information about handling user data, can be found in the data protection declaration of YouTube under policies.google.com/privacy?hl=ie.

Vimeo

Our website uses features provided by the Vimeo video portal. This service is provided by Vimeo Inc., 555 West 18th Street, New York, New York 10011, USA.

If you visit one of our pages featuring a Vimeo plugin, a connection to the Vimeo servers is established. Here the Vimeo server is informed about which of our pages you have visited. In addition, Vimeo will receive your IP address. This also applies if you are not logged in to Vimeo when you visit our website or do not have a Vimeo account. The information is transmitted to a Vimeo server in the US, where it is stored.

If you are logged in to your Vimeo account, Vimeo allows you to associate your browsing behaviour directly with your personal profile. You can prevent this by logging out of your Vimeo account.

For more information on how to handle user data, please refer to the Vimeo Privacy Policy at vimeo.com/privacy.

Google Maps

This site uses the Google Maps map service via an API. It is operated by Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA.

To use Google Maps, it is necessary to save your IP address. This information is generally transmitted to a Google server in the USA and stored there. The provider of this site has no influence on this data transfer.

The use of Google Maps is in the interest of making our website appealing and to facilitate the location of places specified by us on the website. This constitutes a justified interest pursuant to Article 6, Paragraph 1(f) of the GDPR.

Further information about handling user data, can be found in the data protection declaration of Google at policies.google.com/privacy?hl=ie.

MailChimp

This website uses the services of MailChimp for sending newsletters. The provider is Rocket Science Group LLC, 675 Ponce De Leon Ave NE, Suite 5000, Atlanta, GA 30308, USA.

MailChimp is a service with which, among other things, the sending of newsletters can be organized and analyzed. If you enter data for the purpose of subscribing to the newsletter (for example e-mail address), this data is stored on the servers of MailChimp located in the USA.

MailChimp is certified in accordance with the “EU-US-Privacy-Shield”. The “Privacy-Shield” is an agreement between the European Union (EU) and the USA, which is intended to ensure that European data protection standards are observed in the USA.

With the help of MailChimp we can analyze our newsletter campaigns. When you open an email sent with MailChimp, a file contained in the e-mail (the so-called web-beacon) connects to the servers of MailChimp in the USA. This allows us to determine whether a newsletter message has been opened and which links have been clicked on, if any. In addition, technical information is collected (for example, time of retrieval, IP address, browser type and operating system). This information cannot be assigned to the respective newsletter recipient. It is used exclusively for the statistical analysis of newsletter campaigns. The results of these analyses allow us to better adapt future newsletters to the interests of the recipients.

If you want to avoid any analysis by MailChimp, you have to unsubscribe from the newsletter. For this purpose, we provide a corresponding link in every newsletter message. You also can unsubscribe from the newsletter directly on the website.

The processing of the data provided is based on your consent (article 6, paragraph 1 lit. a, GDPR). You can revoke this consent at any time by unsubscribing from the newsletter. The revocation does not affect the legality of the data processing operations that have already been carried out.

The data you provide us with for the purpose of subscribing to the newsletter will be saved by us until you unsubscribe from the newsletter. After unsubscribing from the newsletter, the data will be deleted from our servers as well as from the servers of MailChimp. Data which was stored for other purposes with us remains unaffected by this.

For more information, please refer to the privacy policy of MailChimp at: https://mailchimp.com/legal/terms/.

Zoho

Our website uses services provided by Zoho Corporation B.V. (Hoogoorddreef 15, 1101BA Amsterdam; referred to as “Zoho” for short in the following explanations). The following explains which services are included here and what they mean for your personal data.

Zoho has committed to complying with European data protection regulations and is certified under the US-EU Privacy Shield Agreement. Further details can be found on Zoho’s website at: https://www.zoho.com/privacy.html. We also use Zoho’s “Campaigns” service for newsletters (registration and mailing).

By registering for our newsletter, you agree to the following explanations and to receive the newsletter. These explanations refer to the contents of the newsletter as well as procedures regarding registration, dispatch, statistical analysis and the right of objection.

Content of the newsletters

The sending of our newsletters, emails and other electronic notifications containing advertising information (“newsletter” in these explanations) requires the consent of the recipients or legal permission. If the contents of a newsletter registration are correctly described, they are considered to be decisive for the consent of the user concerned. Furthermore, information about offers, campaigns, events as well as current news and publications of SafeStart are part of our newsletter.

Double-Opt-In and logging

The registration to our newsletter is based on the so-called double opt-in procedure. This requires a confirmation of this registration after the registration itself; this confirmation is based on an email. This is to avoid that users can register email addresses which they do not own. In order to ensure that the registration can be verified according to the legal requirements, the newsletter registrations are logged. The data recorded include the time of registration, confirmation time and IP address. Furthermore, changes made to data stored at Zoho Campaigns are logged as well.

Zoho Campaigns

Zoho uses the personal data to send and evaluate the newsletter on our behalf. In addition, Zoho may use the stored data to optimise or improve its own services, for example, to technically optimise the dispatch, to improve the newsletter display or to evaluate which country the recipients come from (commercial purposes). However, this use does not include contacting our newsletter recipients themselves or passing on their data to third parties.

SafeStart is convinced of Zoho’s reliability, IT security, data security and trustworthiness. We have therefore entered into a so-called data processing agreement with Zoho. This contract states that Zoho is committed to protecting the data of our users and explicitly does not share it with third parties. For more information, please refer to Zoho’s privacy policy at: https://www.zoho.com/privacy.html.

Evaluations, statistical surveys and analyses

When the newsletter is opened, a so-called “web beacon”, which is included in the newsletter, is retrieved from the corresponding Zoho server. This is a pixel-sized file and some information is collected when the beacon is retrieved (technical information, information about the browser used and the user’s system, IP address, time of retrieval). The collection of this information serves to improve the services technically (technical data) and to better understand target groups, reading behaviour, access times and retrieval locations (IP address). Information on whether and when the newsletter is opened and which links are clicked on is also statistically recorded. Although this technical data makes it possible to allocate this individual information to the respective recipients of the newsletter accordingly, such allocation and user monitoring is neither in our interest nor in Zoho’s. The sole purpose of these surveys is to optimise our services to suit the reading habits of our newsletter recipients and to select newsletter content that matches user interests.

Online access and data management

Some links our newsletters contains take our newsletter recipients to Zoho websites. These include links to the web view in the browser or to retrieve the newsletter online, for example, to avoid software-related display problems, such as in an email programme. In addition, newsletter recipients have the opportunity to edit and correct the data they have entered, such as their email address. Furthermore, Zoho’s privacy policy (see above) can only be viewed on their website. Please note that Zoho also uses cookies on its websites. As a result, personal data is processed (by Zoho itself, partners and service providers of Zoho, for example services from Google). We have no influence on this collection and processing of data. For more information, please see Zoho’s privacy policy at https://www.zoho.com/privacy.html.

Termination / revocation

By withdrawing your consent, you have the possibility to cancel or terminate our newsletter and the receipt of it at any time. A corresponding cancellation link is an integral part of the newsletter and can be found at the end of the newsletter. Furthermore, you can also send an email to contact (at) ssi.safestart.com without stating any reasons and object to receiving the newsletter in this way. Subsequently, all data entered by you will be deleted from the system with the exception of your email address. Your email address will be saved in a so-called blacklist to ensure that no further newsletters are sent to your email address.

Legal basis of GDPR

The following information is based on the requirements of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), which came into force on 25 May 2018.

Consent to the sending of newsletters to email addresses is given on the basis of Articles 6, paragraph 1 lit. a, 7 GDPR and § 7 paragraph 2, no. 3.

On the basis of our legitimate interest (Article 6, Paragraph 1 lit. f GDPR), we commission the newsletter dispatch service provider Zoho to carry out statistical surveys and analyses and to record the registration procedure. The interest of SafeStart relates to our efforts to implement a user-friendly and secure newsletter system. This serves our business interests and the expectations of our users who subscribe to our newsletter.

Furthermore, you have the right to object to the future processing of your personal data. This right is based on Article 21 GDPR and relates specifically to the processing of your personal data for advertising purposes, direct advertising in particular.

 


Contacting Us

If you have any questions about this privacy statement or the general terms of use of the site, you may contact us by email or by post to:

SafeStart Europe Limited
6 Cedar Crescent, Cedar Park, Newport Rd
Westport
County Mayo F28 FT26
Ireland

contact@ssi.safestart.com