We created this Privacy Policy to demonstrate our firm commitment to privacy. The following discloses the information-gathering and dissemination practices of Siliconrepublic.com.

For information on how Siliconrepublic.com uses cookies, please see our Cookie Policy.

1. Information automatically logged

We use your IP address and log user agents and referring address to help diagnose problems with our server, to administer our website and to identify unique users. Your IP address is also used to gather broad demographic information.

2. Information usage

Siliconrepublic.com uses the information we gather for these general purposes:

  • To enhance the user experience by determining how well each page performs, which enables us to build a better service for our users
  • To fulfil users’ requests for certain products and services, such as sending out electronic newsletters
  • To send you information you agreed to receive about topics we think will be of interest to you

3. Personally identifiable information provided to Siliconrepublic.com

Siliconrepublic.com will make your personally identifiable information available to other companies or people when:

  • We have your consent to share the information
  • We have engaged companies to work with or on behalf of Siliconrepublic.com to provide a product or service that you have requested, such as opt-in email announcements
  • We respond to subpoenas, court orders or legal process; or we believe that your actions violate applicable laws or threaten the rights, property or safety of Siliconrepublic.com, our users, or others

Siliconrepublic.com aggregates personally identifiable information and discloses such information in a non-personally identifiable manner to advertisers and other third parties for marketing, promotional and other purposes. We do not disclose to these entities any information that could be used to identify you personally.

If we sell Siliconrepublic.com, we may transfer some or all of your information as a part of the sale in order that the service being provided to you may continue, or for other business purposes.

4. Form submissions

Certain online forms require users to give us personal information, such as email service subscriptions which require a user’s name and email address.

Personal information that is collected is used solely to send users information they have requested. You can be assured that our internal routines do not allow unauthorised access to our customer information, without unauthorised personnel being able to gain access. All aspects of information storage are safeguarded in a secure manner.

Our email marketing service is powered by MailChimp, and you can learn more about how your subscription information is managed in MailChimp’s Privacy Policy.

For more information on our email marketing services, check out our Subscribe page.

5. Irish Data Protection Commissioner

Further information on your data privacy rights are available on the website of the Irish Data Protection Commissioner, www.dataprotection.ie.

6. Surveys and competitions

From time to time our site requests information from users via surveys or competitions. Participation in these surveys or competitions is completely voluntary and the user therefore has a choice whether or not to disclose this information.

Information requested may include contact information (such as name and delivery address) and demographic information (such as address, age and income level). Contact information will be used to notify competition winners and award prizes. Survey information will be used for to monitor or improve the use and satisfaction of this site.

Promotions and competitions that run on Siliconrepublic.com may be sponsored by companies other than Silicon Republic, or may be co-sponsored by Silicon Republic and another company.

Silicon Republic or its sponsors or business partners may, with your expressed permission, send you emails from time to time regarding products and services using the information you have provided.

7. External links

This site contains links to other sites. Silicon Republic is not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of external websites.

8. Security

We take every precaution to protect all information collected. Sensitive information you submit via the website is both communicated to us and stored in a secure manner. All personal information communicated to us via submission forms is submitted over a secure channel, protected using SSL or TLS encryption with 128-bit key length (supported by modern browsers).

For information held on file, access is restricted to only those staff members that require that information to perform a specific job. All employees are kept up-to-date on our security and privacy practices.

If you have any questions about the security on our website, please email webmaster@siliconrepublic.com.

9. Opt-out service

Our site provides users the opportunity to opt out of receiving promotional/marketing information from our partners and Siliconrepublic.com.

You can check our subscription options on our Subscribe page, or opt out of subscriptions on the Unsubscribe page.

10. Correcting and updating

Siliconrepublic.com offers users the ability to change certain personally identifiable information (such as email addresses) collected during the sign-up process for specific services.

You can check our subscription options on our Subscribe page, or opt out of subscriptions on the Unsubscribe page.

Contacting the website

If you have any questions about this privacy statement or the security practices of this site, please email webmaster@siliconrepublic.com or submit your query in writing to Silicon Republic Knowledge & Events Management Ltd, Digital Exchange, Crane Street, Dublin 2, Ireland.

Updated: May 20th 2015

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