This policy explains what information we collect when you use Breakup.ie sites, services, products, and content (“Services”). It also has information about how we store, use, transfer, and delete that information. Our aim is not just to comply with the Irish privacy law. It’s to earn your trust.

#How We Collect & Use Your Information

The tracking we do at Breakup.ie is to make our product work as well as possible. This includes basic product functions like personalizing what posts you see based on what we think you’ll like. So, to give you the best possible experience in using Breakup.ie, we collect information from your interactions with our Services. Some of this information, you actively tell us (such as your email address, which we use to track your account or communicate with you). Other information, we collect based on actions you take while using Breakup.ie, such as what pages you view (including how much of a given page and for how long) and your use of product features (like Save to Breakup.ie, highlights, follows, and applause). This information includes records of those interactions, your Internet Protocol address, information about your device (such as device or browser type), and referral information (how you got to a particular page).

We use this information to:

  • provide, test, improve, promote and personalize the Services
  • fight spam and other forms of abuse
  • generate aggregate, non-identifying information about how people use the Services

When you create your Breakup.ie account, and authenticate with a third-party service (like Twitter, Facebook, Apple or Google) we may collect, store, and periodically update information associated with that third-party account, such as your lists of friends or followers. We will never publish something through one of your third-party accounts without your express permission.

#Information Disclosure

Breakup.ie won’t transfer information about you to third parties for the purpose of providing or facilitating third-party advertising to you. We won’t sell information about you to a third-party.

We may transfer your account information with third parties in some circumstances, including:

(1) with your consent;

(2) to a service provider or partner who meets our data protection standards;

(3) with academic or non-profit researchers, with aggregation, anonymization, or pseudonymization;

(4) when we have a good faith belief it is required by law, such as pursuant to a subpoena or other legal process;

(5) when we have a good faith belief that doing so will help prevent imminent harm to someone.

If we are going to share your information in response to legal process, we’ll give you notice so you can challenge it (for example by seeking court intervention), unless we’re prohibited by the Irish law or believe doing so may endanger others or cause illegal conduct. We will object to legal requests for information about users of our services that we believe are improper.

#Public Data

Search engines may index your Breakup.ie user profile page, public interactions (such as claps or highlights), and post pages, such that people may find these pages when searching against your name on services like Google, DuckDuckGo, or Bing. Users may also share links to your content on social media platforms such as Facebook or Twitter.

#Third-Party Embeds

Some of the content that you see displayed on Breakup.ie is not hosted by Breakup.ie. These “embeds” are hosted by a third-party and embedded in a Breakup.ie page, so that it appears to be part of that page. For example: YouTube or Vimeo videos, Imgur or Giphy gifs, SoundCloud audio files, Twitter tweets, GitHub code snippets, or Scribd documents that appear within a Breakup.ie post. These files send data to the hosted site just as if you were visiting that site directly (for example, when you load a Breakup.ie post page with a YouTube video embedded in it, that video appears because of a pointer to files hosted by YouTube, and in turn YouTube receives data about your activity, such as your IP address and how much of the video you watch).

Breakup.ie doesn’t control what data third parties collect in cases like this, or what they ultimately do with it. So, third-party embeds on Breakup.ie are not covered by this Privacy Policy. They are covered by the privacy policy of the third-party service (so, when you watch a YouTube video embedded in a Breakup.ie post, the use of data about your interactions with the video would be covered by YouTube’s privacy policy).

Some embeds may ask you for personal information, such as submitting your email address, through a form linked to from a Breakup.ie post. We do our best to keep bad actors off of Breakup.ie. However, if you choose to submit your information to a third party this way, we don’t know what they may do with it. As explained above, their actions are not covered by this Privacy Policy. So, please be careful when you see embedded forms on Breakup.ie asking for your email address or any other personal information. Make sure you understand who you are submitting your information to and what they say they plan to do with it. We suggest that you do not submit your email address or other personal information to any third-party through an embedded form.

When posting on Breakup.ie, you may not embed a form that allows submission of personal information by users. You must link offsite to a page that allows such submissions by users, and that page’s appearance must be distinct enough from Breakup.ie to ensure it does not cause confusion among users over to whom they are submitting personal information. Failure to do so may lead Breakup.ie to disable the post or take other actions to limit or disable your account.

# Serving Ads

We use the Google Ad Network to serve ads when you visit Breakup.ie, google may use aggregated information (not including your name, address, email address or telephone number) about your visits to this and other Web sites in order to provide advertisements about goods and services of interest to you.

  • Google, use cookies to serve ads based on your prior visits to other websites.
  • Google’s use of advertising cookies enables it and its partners to serve ads to your users based on their visit to your sites and/or other sites on the Internet.
  • As a user you may opt out of personalized advertising by visiting your Ads Settings. (Alternatively, you can opt out of a third-party vendor’s use of cookies for personalized advertising by visiting www.aboutads.info.)

If you have not opted out of third-party ad serving, the cookies of other third-party vendors or ad networks may also be used to serve ads on our site.

You may visit google to opt out of the use of cookies for personalized advertising . Alternatively, you can opt out of some third-party vendors’ uses of cookies for personalized advertising by visiting www.aboutads.info.

#Tracking & Cookies

We use browser cookies and similar technologies to recognize you when you return to our Services. We use them in various ways, for example to log you in, remember your preferences (such as default language), evaluate email effectiveness, allow our paywall and meter to function, and personalize content and other services. Without cookies, our metered paywall would not work, so they are necessary to use Breakup.ie basic functionality.

Breakup.ie saves data about the URLs you Save to Breakup.ie (an optional feature that you may choose to use or decline to use), but we do not otherwise track your visits or activities off Breakup.ie Services. We track your interactions within the Breakup.ie Services (which encompasses Breakup.ie, custom domains hosted by Breakup.ie, and your interactions with our mobile application).

Some third-party services that we use to provide the Service, such as Google Analytics, may place their own cookies in your browser. This Privacy Policy covers use of cookies by Breakup.ie only and not the use of cookies by third parties.

#Modifying or Deleting Your Personal Information

If you have a Breakup.ie account, you can access, modify or export your personal information, or delete your account you can do so by visiting your account settings.

To protect information from accidental or malicious destruction, we may maintain residual copies for a brief time period (generally several weeks). But, if you delete your account, your information and content will be unrecoverable after that time. Breakup.ie may preserve and maintain copies of your information beyond this time period when required to do so by law.

#Data Security

We use encryption (HTTPS/TLS) to protect data transmitted to and from our site. However, no data transmission over the Internet is 100% secure, so we can’t guarantee security. You use the Service at your own risk, and you’re responsible for taking reasonable measures to secure your account.

#Business Transfers

If we’re involved in a merger, acquisition, bankruptcy, reorganization or sale of assets such that your information would be transferred or become subject to a different privacy policy, we’ll notify you in advance so you can opt out of any such new policy by deleting your account before transfer.

#Email from Breakup.ie

Sometimes we’ll send you emails about your account, service changes or new policies. You can’t opt out of this type of “transactional” email (unless you delete your account). But, you can opt out of non-administrative emails such as digests, newsletters, and activity notifications through your account’s Settings page.

When you interact with an email sent from Breakup.ie (such as opening an email or clicking on a particular link in an email), we may receive information about that interaction.

We won’t email you to ask for your password or other account information. If you receive such an email, please forward it to us by contacting us so we can investigate it.

#Changes to this Policy

Breakup.ie may periodically update this Policy. We’ll notify you about significant changes to it by posting it on our website Breakup.ie

Questions?

We welcome feedback about this policy please contact us.