Privacy Policy
ICERT respect your right to privacy and comply with our obligations under the General Data Protection Regulation. The purpose of this Privacy Statement is to set out how we deal with personal data given to ICERT. 
ICERT is an Employer led business network, it aims to create a world-leading innovation ecosystem in the field of robotics and automation for Ireland so that we can play a vital role in this new industrial revolution
Personal Data Collection and Management 
1. Types of information collected by ICERT
We collect and further process two types of information:
“Personal Data”
This is data that identifies you or can be used to identify or contact you and may include your name, address, e-mail address, user IP addresses in circumstances where they have not been deleted, clipped or anonymised and telephone number. Such information is only collected from you if you voluntarily submit it to use and we use it to deliver ICERT services and information to you. ICERT collects personal data in the following circumstances.
Under ICERT membership, member companies are asked to nominate named contacts in their company with whom ICERT may communicate with to provide ICERT services. These contact details are collected on a business-to-business basis and the legal basis for such data protection is to facilitate the necessary performance of the membership agreement.
In addition, member companies may provide employee details to ICERT when completing training with ICERT. Other personal data processed by ICERT are for attending ICERT events and training courses.
The ICERT website is not intended for children, and we do not knowingly collect data relating to children.
“Non-Personal Data”
Like most websites, we gather statistical and other analytical information collected on an aggregate basis of all visitors to our website. This Non-Personal Data comprises information that cannot be used to identify or contact you, such as demographic information regarding, for example, user IP addresses where they have been clipped or anonymised, browser types and other anonymous statistical data involving the use of our website.
2. Purposes for which we hold your Information
Non-Personal Data:
We use the Non-Personal Data gathered from visitors to our website in an aggregate form to get a better understanding of where our visitors come from and to help us better design and organise our website.
Personal Data:
We will process any Personal Data you provide to us for the following purposes:
     §to contact you if we are to respond to any communications from you
     §to confirm your identity
     §to process any requests from you i.e. membership application, event bookings or training
     §to review and update our membership contact details
     §to notify you of changes and updates to our services and to our website
     §to contact you about training and events and site visits 
     §to provide you with training which either you or your employer have requested
     §to give you access to our website User Portal / Resource Area
ICERT uses member contact and other relevant personal information to provide membership services to member companies. These services, and any personal information given to enable their provision, are provided under ICERT membership agreement.
It is core to ICERT membership services that ICERT communicates with its members to keep them informed and up to date on what we are doing on their behalf and to seek their views and input on issues of relevance.
While ICERT member interactions are business-to-business, they contain, principally via member contact details, some personal data. The relevant legal basis for processing any such personal data in ICERT member communications is contractual and membership necessity.
When you attend an ICERT event, we will need your name, email address, payment information (if applicable). This information is necessary and used by us in organising and administering the event. We delete event attendance data within a maximum of 12 months. If the event is an annual event (National Robotics Conference), we will hold your contact details to let you know when it is next being held. If you are a speaker at an ICERT event, we will publicly promote your involvement on our social media platforms such as Twitter, LinkedIn, media interviews, emails, and webinars. This data may continue to be processed by those platform providers after the event has ended.
Skillnet Ireland
ICERT is the promoting partner for Cobotic Skillnet on behalf of Skillnet Ireland. The purpose of this Skillnet Network is to provide industry led training. Your personal information is used to communicate relevant training, seek views on training needs and to provide post-event information. See also Cobotics Skillnet privacy policy, Skillnet Ireland privacy policy statement.
Skillnet Ireland Privacy Statement
ICERT provides a range of training programmes to members and non-members. ICERT training programmes may involve other third-party contractors or maybe provided in association with other programme operators. Where this happens ICERT will have an agreement in place with the other third party which will honour and protect the data privacy rights of training participants and employers.
3. Disclosure of information to third parties
We may provide Non-Personal Data to third parties, where such information is combined with similar information of other users of our website. For example, we occasionally inform third parties, usually sponsors of ICERT events and initiatives, of the number of unique users who visit our websites, the demographic breakdown of our community users of our websites, or the activities that visitors to our website engage in while on our website. 
We will not disclose your Personal Data to third parties unless you have consented to our doing so. We will, however, disclose your Personal Data if we believe in good faith that we are required to disclose it in order to comply with any applicable law, a summons, a search warrant, a court, workplace relations forum, regulatory order, or other statutory requirement.
4. Security
Your Personal Data is held on secure servers which are hosted by us in accordance with our data retention schedule. The nature of the Internet is such that we cannot guarantee or warrant the security of any information you transmit to us via the Internet. No data transmission over the Internet can be guaranteed to be 100% secure. Any transmission of data is therefore at your own risk. Once we receive your data, we use appropriate technical and physical security measures, including firewalls and anti-virus protection to protect your personal data, from accidental or unlawful destruction, loss, alteration, unauthorised disclosure of, or access to. Our suppliers are also required to use appropriate data protection compliance measures. We will continue to revise policies and implement additional security features as new technologies become available.
5. Your rights
Data protection laws confer certain rights in favour of data subjects (the “Data Subject Rights”). Data Subject Rights include the right of a data subject to:
·       be informed about processing of personal data as outlined in this Privacy Statement
·       access personal data
·       object to personal data processing in certain circumstances;
·       object to any direct marketing – either use the ‘unsubscribe’ button on our emails or contact us directly by email at Dermot@icert.ie or Lorraine@icert.ie
·       personal data portability
·       rectify or erase personal data (i.e. right to be forgotten)
·       restrict processing
6. Changes to this Privacy Statement
Any changes to this Privacy Statement will be posted on the ICERT website. If we decide to use Personal Data in a manner significantly different from that stated in this Privacy Statement, or otherwise disclosed at the time it was collected, we will notify the relevant individuals by e-mail, and they will have a choice as to whether or not we use the information in the new manner proposed.
Terms & Conditions
This website uses Stripe to collect/process transaction information. At the point of payment, you are re-directed to Stripe where your credit card details are entered on a secured page using SSL secure technology. We accept payment with Visa Debit, Visa Credit, Mastercard Debit and Mastercard Credit cards. Your credit card details are not saved on-line during or after the payment process. Read more about Stripe security policy at 
Irish Laws
These Terms & Conditions are governed by Irish Law. Place of Litigation is the Republic of Ireland. These conditions shall be governed and construed in accordance with the laws of Ireland, and the customer submits to the exclusive jurisdiction of the Irish Laws.
We may collect information about your computer, including where available, your IP address, operating system and browser type, for system administration and to report aggregate information to our advertisers. This is statistical data about how you browse our Website and is not specific enough to identify any individual user.
For the same reason, we may obtain information about your general Internet usage by using a cookie file which is stored on the hard drive of your computer. Cookies contain information that is transferred to your computer’s hard drive. Cookies help us to improve our Website and to deliver a better and more personalised service. They enable us:
o   To estimate usage numbers and patterns;
o   To store information about your preferences, and so allow us to customise our Website according to your individual interests;
o   To speed up your searches;
o   To recognise you when you return to our site.
You may refuse to accept cookies by activating the setting on your browser which allows you to refuse the setting of cookies. However, if you select this setting you may be unable to access certain parts of the Website or unable to avail of any of our services. Unless you have adjusted your browser setting so that it will refuse cookies, our system will issue cookies when you log on to our site.
Please note that our advertisers may also use cookies, over which we have no control.
Although ICERT makes all reasonable efforts to ensure this website runs smoothly, we do not warrant that the service from this website will be uninterrupted, timely or error free.
We acknowledge the importance of ensuring that our site is accessible to everyone and are committed to conforming with the Web Accessibility Initiative (WAI) Web Content Accessibility Guidelines and the National Disability Authority IT Accessibility Guidelines.