Privacy Policy

ONIT Surf Privacy & Cookie Policy

This privacy policy sets out how www.onitsurf.com uses and protects any information that you give www.onitsurf.com when you use this website.

www.onitsurf.com is committed to ensuring your privacy is protected. Should we ask you to provide certain information by which you can be identified when using this website, then you can be assured that it will only be used in accordance with this privacy statement.

This privacy policy only applies to personal information supplied to us via the internet and by email.

www.onitsurf.com may change this policy from time to time by updating this page. You should check this page from time to time to ensure that you are happy with any changes.

This policy is effective from January 2022.

 

Who We Are

www.onitsurf.com is a website created by an Irish surfer, for Irish surfers. The trading name of the website owner is ONIT Media.

The website acts as a central hub for many of Ireland’s live video beach webcam streams. www.onitsurf.com does not own/control all live feeds but has centralised them in the website for ease of access.

The live video feeds on the site are intended to inform surfers of weather, surf conditions and the stage of tide before going to the beach. This information helps to make better decisions about surf trip. It saves time that might be wasted on driving to various locations and so saves on fuel consumption.

We may be contacted regarding privacy or GDPR related issues at the following email: dpo@onitsurf.com

 

Live Web Cams

We may operate or use footage from webcams directed at surf spots.

We do not record or retain data from the live webcams.

The sole purpose of any of the webcams streamed on www.onitsurf.com is to show the waves.

Please contact us at dpo@onitsurf.com with any concerns you may have, and we will respond as soon as possible.

 

Data We Collect and How We Use It

 

Personal information

We collect personal information when you send us an email or complete a contact form. This information can contain your name and email address. We only use this information for the purpose it is intended, i.e. to respond to your query if you send us an email or complete a contact form.


Usernames and Passwords

Where we have given you (or where you have chosen) a username and password which enables you to access certain parts of our site, you are responsible for keeping this username and password confidential. We ask you not to share this information with anyone.


Payments

We may provide paid products and/or services within the Service. In that case, we use third-party services for payment processing (e.g. payment processors).

We will not store or collect your payment card details. That information is provided directly to our third-party payment processors whose use of your personal information is governed by their Privacy Policy. These payment processors adhere to the standards set by PCI-DSS as managed by the PCI Security Standards Council, which is a joint effort of brands like Visa, Mastercard, American Express and Discover. PCI-DSS requirements help ensure the secure handling of payment information.

The payment processor we work with is Stripe. Their Privacy Policy can be viewed at https://stripe.com/ie/privacy


Transmission of Data

Unfortunately, the transmission of information through the internet is not completely secure. Although we will do our best to protect your Personal Data, we cannot guarantee the security of your Personal Data transmitted to our site; any transmission is at your own risk.


Cookie Policy

This site uses cookies to better facilitate your experience. The majority of web browsers automatically accept cookies. You can avoid this by changing the settings of your browser. Please be aware that if you stop your browser accepting cookies, some features of the  www.onitsurf.com website may stop working properly on your computer.


What is a cookie?

A cookie is a small text file that may be stored on your computer or mobile device that contains data related to a website you visit. It may allow a website “remember” your actions or preferences over a period of time, or it may contain data related to the function or delivery of the site. Cookies can be set by the owner of the website or in some cases by third party services the website owner allows to present other information, run content or provide other functionality such as analytics.


Aggregated data

We collect aggregated data that gives us details on how people use our website. The third-party service we use is Google Analytics. The data is not used to personally identify you. It is primarily collected using cookies (see below).

The information collected by Google Analytics includes how often users visit our website, what pages they visit, the type of browser they use, and more. This information helps us improve our website and the service we offer to users.

You can opt-out of this, however. Please visit the Google Analytics Opt-Out page for more information: https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout


Google and Third Party Ads

Third party vendors, including Google, use cookies to serve ads based on your previous visits to www.onitsurf.com or other websites. Google's use of advertising cookies enables it and its partners to serve ads to you based on your visit to www.onitsurf.com and/or other sites on the Internet. Users may opt out of personalised advertising by visiting www.aboutads.info.

Third-party vendors and ad networks serve ads on www.onitsurf.com. To view a list of these third party vendors and ad networks and links to their privacy policies please follow this link: https://bit.ly/Third_Party_Ad_Partners. You may visit those websites to opt out of the use of cookies for personalised advertising (if the vendor or ad network offers this capability). Alternatively, you can opt out of some third-party vendors’ uses of cookies for personalised advertising by visiting www.aboutads.info


Managing Cookies

Within your browser you can choose whether you wish to accept cookies or not. Different browsers make different controls available to you and so we provide links below to popular manufacturers' instructions on how you can do this. Generally, your browser will offer you the choice to accept, refuse or delete cookies at all times, or those from providers that website owners use ("third party cookies"), or those from specific websites.


Sharing Your Information

We will never share or sell your personal information for any commercial reasons.

It may be necessary, however, to share your information with third-party companies as part of our normal business processes. This could include technical support providers or external consultants.

We only share information that is absolutely necessary for them to provide the required service to us. They must follow the same data protection standards that we do, and they must be GDPR compliant.


External Content / Links to Other Sites

Our website may contain links to other websites. Once you have used these links to leave our site, you should note that we do not have any control over that other website. Therefore, we cannot be responsible for the protection and privacy of any information which you provide whilst visiting such sites and such sites are not governed by this privacy statement. You should exercise caution and look at the privacy statement applicable to the website in question


Security

We are committed to ensuring that your information is secure. In order to prevent unauthorised access or disclosure, we have put in place suitable physical and electronic procedures to safeguard and secure the information we collect online. We cannot, however, guarantee the security of the information you give us.

Our web hosting partner is LetsHost. View their privacy policy here: https://www.letshost.ie/privacy-policy-2/


Removing or Altering Your Personal Data

GDRP gives you the right to request that we remove or alter any personal information we have about you.

You can also request a copy of any personal data on you that we hold, and you can ask us not to process your personal data, i.e. your email address, name or any other data you may have shared with us.

To make a request regarding the personal information we hold on you, please email: dpo@onitsurf.com.


Right of Complaint:

If you wish to make a complaint in any respect of your data, please give as much detail as possible via email to: dpo@onitsurf.com and we will respond as soon as possible.

This policy was updated January 2022.