The following are terms of a legal agreement between you (User) and GIY Limited (GIY). GIY has a registered office at GROW HQ, Farronshoneen, Dunmore Road, Waterford X91 NX30, Ireland and is a company registered in Ireland under company number 9727934N.
Platform Intellectual Property Rights
All rights in all software, designs, arrangements, graphics pertaining to the Platforms belong to GIY.
All trademarks, product names, and company names and/or logos displayed on the Platforms are either trademarks or registered trademarks of GIY or its Associates and may not be reproduced, imitated, or used, in whole or in part, without the prior written permission of GIY. All page headers, custom graphics, button icons, and logos are service marks, trademarks and/or trade dress of GIY or its Associates and may not be reproduced, imitated, or used, in whole or in part, without the prior written permission of GIY.
In using any Platform, you agree:
In addition, you agree that you are solely responsible for actions and communications undertaken or transmitted under your account, and that you will comply with all applicable local, national and international laws and regulations when using any Platform. We reserve the right to terminate your use of the Platform or any related Platforms/websites for violating any of the agreements.
The Platforms contain areas where you may exchange comments with other users. You agree that you will not post or otherwise disseminate on or through any Platform unlawful, defamatory, harassing, libellous, tortious, abusive, offensive, threatening, or obscene communications or material of any kind, or materials which infringe or violate any third party's copyright, trademark, trade secret, privacy or other proprietary or property right, or that could constitute a criminal offence, give rise to civil liability or otherwise violate any applicable law or regulation or, that are otherwise objectionable, including without limitation, content that demonstrates bigotry, racism, sexism, or hatred, or that promotes illegal activities or physical harm against anyone. GIY reserves the right but not the obligation to remove any materials it deems objectionable, in its sole discretion and without any reference to you. You agree to hold harmless GIY and its Associates from all claims from third parties based upon communications made or materials posted by you or upon your abuse of any Platform.
Notice of Inappropriate Use
Privacy and You
GIY gathers and processes your personal data in accordance with this privacy notice and in compliance with relevant data protection law, including the EU General Data Protection Regulation (‘GDPR’) and implementing legislation such as the Data Protection Act 2018. This notice provides you with the necessary information regarding your rights and our obligations, and explains how, why and when we process your personal data.
What & How?
GIY processes your personal information to meet our legal, statutory and contractual obligations and to provide you with access to our Platforms.
The personal data that we collect includes:
In order to verify your identity on log-in, you may be asked to use a fingerprint. This will involve the collection and processing of biometric data, which is a special category of personal data.
We collect information in the below ways:
The purposes and reasons for processing your personal data are detailed below:
The legal bases on which we process your personal data are:
We will not process your personal data for these purposes if such legitimate interests should be overridden by your own interests, rights and freedoms;
The legal basis on which we collect, process and transfer special categories of data relating to you in the manner described above are;
What are your rights as a Data Subject?
As a data subject you have a number of rights which are summarised below. Some of these only apply in specific circumstances and are qualified in several respects by exemptions in data protection legislation. We will advise you in our response if we are relying on any such exemptions.
Right to be informed: you have a right to be informed about our collection and use of personal data.
Access to personal data: You have a right to request a copy of the personal information that we hold about you. Should you wish to make such a Subject Access request, please email to firstname.lastname@example.org. You should include sufficient information to clearly identify yourself as well as any other relevant information that will reasonably assist us in fulfilling your request. Your request will be dealt with as soon as possible (within 30 days under GDPR).
Right to correction of personal data: You can request us to rectify any personal data that we are processing about you which is inaccurate.
Right to withdraw consent: Under the new regulation consent should be freely given, specific, informed and provided via an unambiguous indication. Where we have relied upon your consent to process your personal data, you have the right to withdraw that consent at any time.
Right of erasure: You can request us to erase your personal data where there is no compelling reason to continue processing. This right only applies in certain circumstances, it is not a guaranteed or absolute right.
Right to data portability: You can request us to provide your personal data to you in a format which enables you to transfer that personal data to another organisation. You may have the right to have your personal data transferred by us directly to third party organisations, if this is technically feasible.
Right to restrict processing of personal data: In certain circumstances you can request us to suspend our processing of your personal data. Where we suspend our processing of your personal data we will still be permitted to store your personal data, but any other processing of this information will require your consent, subject to certain exemptions.
Right to object to processing of personal data: You have the right to object to our use of your personal data which is processed on the basis of our legitimate interests. However, we may continue to process your personal data, despite your objection, where there are compelling legitimate business reasons to do so or we need to process your personal data in connection with any legal claims.
How do we protect your data?
We recognise that online data protection and security is of vital importance for all our clients. Therefore, it is essential we provide you with confidence in the security of your personal data before you process your personal data on our website, for example when you register your personal details for our newsletter.
We use a variety of security measures to securely process your personal information when you interact with our website. Our advanced security techniques are governed by a mature IT infrastructure and framework. Our approach is focused on achieving the best mitigation of all known security risks. In order to help us in this regard, we employ a secure server so that all supplied information is transmitted via Secure Socket Layer (SSL) technology and encryption whenever possible to reduce the impact of any potential incidents. As the security of communications via the internet is not completely secure, we cannot guarantee the security of any information that you disclose using your internet connection. You accept the inherent security implications of using the internet. We will not accept liability for any direct, consequential, incidental, indirect, or punitive losses or damages arising from your use of online communications.
Implications of Not Providing Your Data
You are not under a statutory or contractual obligation to provide your personal data to GIY, however, as this information is required for our legal obligations, and to be able to enter into the agreement with you, we will not be able to offer our services without it.
How Long We Keep Your Data
GIY only ever retains personal data for as long as is necessary and we have strict review and retention policies in place to meet these obligations. We are required under EU laws to keep your personal data for a minimum of 5 years after the business relationship ends, after which time it will be destroyed. Where you have consented to us using your details for direct marketing, we will keep such data until you notify us otherwise and/or withdraw your consent.
Lodging A Data Complaint
GIY only processes your personal data in compliance with this privacy notice and in accordance with the relevant data protection law. However, if you wish to raise a complaint regarding the processing of your personal data or if you have any questions about how your personal data is gathered, stored, shared or used, or to exercise any of your data rights, please contact email@example.com.
If you are unsatisfied with how we have handled your information, you have the right to lodge a complaint with the supervisory authority:
Data Protection Commission, Canal House, Station Road, Portarlington, Co. Laois, R32 AP23, Ireland.
Phone +353 (0761) 104 800 | LoCall 1890 25 22 31 email firstname.lastname@example.org
For further information about your rights, please contact the Data Protection Commission.
Disclaimers and Limitations of Liability
To the maximum extent permitted by law, you expressly agree that:
Limitation of Liability
To the maximum extent permitted by law GIY and its Associates exclude all liability to any person for loss or damage of any kind (howsoever caused, including by negligence) arising from or relating in any way to any access to or use of any platform (including liability for any special, indirect, consequential or incidental damages, including, damages for loss of profits or revenues, business interruption, loss of programs or other data or costs of replacement goods, or otherwise, even if same have been expressly advised of the possibility of such loss or damages).
GIY may, as it sees fit, for any reason or for no reason at all, without liability to you or any third party, terminate your account or your access to any Platform. If we exercise any such termination right we will send an e-mail to the e-mail address recorded on your Account Page and termination will be effective upon us sending that e-mail (and will be considered effective even if the e-mail is not delivered for any reason).
You may terminate your account for any reason at any time by sending an email clearly requesting that your account be terminated to email@example.com and we will implement your request promptly.
If your account is terminated, we may, as we see fit, delete any content relating to your use of any Platform on our servers or otherwise in our possession. Immediately upon termination, either by you or us, of your account you will no longer be permitted to use any Registration Features on that Platform.
Governing Law; Venue and Jurisdiction
This agreement and any dispute or claim arising out of or in connection with it or its subject matter or formation (including non-contractual disputes or claims) shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the law of Ireland.
Each party irrevocably agrees that the courts of Ireland shall have exclusive jurisdiction to settle any dispute or claim arising out of or in connection with this agreement or its subject matter or formation (including non-contractual disputes or claims).
Effective Date, Amendment and Severability
In the event that any provision of these Terms of Service is determined to be unlawful, void or unenforceable, such provision shall nonetheless be enforceable to the fullest extent permitted by applicable law, and the unenforceable portion shall be deemed to be severed from these Terms of Service, such determination shall not affect the validity and enforceability of any other remaining provisions.
How to find out about changes to these terms
These Terms are effective and were last updated on February 3, 2021.