Terms, Conditions and Privacy

Welcome to ms-society.ie. By accessing http://www.ms-society.ie you are agreeing to comply with and be bound by the following terms and conditions of use. 

The terms MS Society Ireland, Multiple Sclerosis Society of Ireland, MS Ireland, us or we refer to the owner of the website whose registered office is 80 Northumberland Road Dublin 2, Charity Number: 5365, Registration Number in Ireland: 296 573. The term ‘you’ refers to the user or viewer of our website.

The use of this website is subject to the following terms of use:

General Terms and Conditions

  • The content of the pages of this website is for your general information and use only. It is subject to change without notice.
  • Neither we nor any third parties provide any warranty or guarantee as to the accuracy, timeliness, performance, completeness or suitability of the information and materials found or offered on this website for any particular purpose. You acknowledge that such information and materials may contain inaccuracies or errors and we expressly exclude liability for any such inaccuracies or errors to the fullest extent permitted by law.
  • Your use of any information or materials on this website is entirely at your own risk, for which we shall not be liable. It shall be your own responsibility to ensure that any products, services or information available through this website meet your specific requirements.
  • This website contains material which is owned by or licensed to us. This material includes, but is not limited to, the design, layout, look, appearance and graphics. Reproduction is prohibited other than in accordance with the copyright notice, which forms part of these terms and conditions.
  • All trademarks reproduced in this website, which are not the property of or licensed to the operator, are acknowledged on the website. 
  • Unauthorised use of this website may give to a claim for damages and/or be a criminal offence. 
  • From time to time this website may also include links to other websites. These links are provided for your convenience to provide further information. They do not signify that we endorse the website(s). We have no responsibility for the content of the linked website(s). 
  • You may not create a link to this website from another website or document without MS Society of Ireland’s prior consent. 
  • Your use of this website and any dispute arising out of such use of the website is subject to the laws of the EU and the Republic of Ireland.

Privacy

Multiple Sclerosis of Ireland does not collect any personal information from visitors to its website other than non-personal data gathered 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.

Data collected through the sign up of our newsletter, eNews, is used for the sole purpose of keeping subscribers up to date with developments in MS and MS Ireland. eNews is distributed once a month with other related emails distributed as the need arises. This information is not shared by any third party.

All emails sent by MS Ireland contain an unsubscribe function at the end of the email, should anyone wish to come off the mailing list.

All payments by credit card over the internet are processed through a secure server by Realex Payments on our behalf.

If you have any queries or questions about privacy and or security issues, please contact the web administrator.

Cookie Policy 

1. Policy Statement

This policy covers the use of cookies on the MS Ireland website

2. Aim(s) of Policy

This policy aims to inform MS Ireland website users that cookies are used on the website and how to go about opting out of cookie usage.

3. Scope of Policy

This policy applies to all visitors to the MS Ireland website

4. Background and Opting out Procedure

Cookies Overview

Cookies are small text files that are stored on your computer by the websites that you visit. Cookies enable some information about your visit to be recorded and enable websites to recognise a user anonymously based on the information stored in the cookie.

Most websites today use cookies. Cookies are really useful for website providers to monitor how their site is used and what information or content is the most popular. This can help improve content created and how navigation of the site is handled. It can also be used to tailor your experience and ensure that the most relevant information is presented to you based on your preferences. Some cookies are used to enable essential functionality of the website such as shopping or to remember your login details for later visits.  

Cookies can be either ‘session’ or ‘persistent’. Session cookies are only stored for the duration of usage of the site and are deleted once the browser is closed.  Persistent cookies can remain on your computer for longer specified periods.

There are two types of cookies: First-party cookies that are set by the site you are visiting and Third-party cookies which are set by other sites that have features embedded on the site you are visiting – such as advertisements or YouTube videos.

Cookie Details

MS Ireland uses both session and persistent cookies on our website.  By using this website you are agreeing to the use of cookies as described in this policy. Our cookies are not used to identify you personally but rather to improve your experience on our website.

We use the following local cookies:

  • Google Analytics to track users as they navigate the website – these cookies are named: _utma, _utmt, _utmb, _utmc, _utmz
  • AddThis – provides access to social sharing buttons for Facebook, Twitter, etc
  • Cookies to allow use of the shopping cart and to process payments

We also use Third-party cookies:

  • YouTube to embed video content into our site
  • DoubleClick and Google Analytics to allow us to advertise and monitor performance on Google 

Managing Cookies

You can choose not to allow cookies to be used on your machine or delete cookies that are already there. This may have a negative effect on your browsing experiences as a lot of website functionality requires the use of cookies and so some options may no longer work.

Cookies can be controlled through the settings on your browser, use the link specific to the browser you use to get information on how to do this.

MS Ireland use embedded content on the site.  You can view the cookie policy of our providers

There are a variety of free tools available that you can use to block cookies to help protect your online privacy. These are listed here for information purposes and do not represent an endorsement of any particular product.

Using Blogs and Making Comments  

The MS Ireland website is a free service for communication, self-expression and freedom of speech. We believe that our site increases the availability of information, encourages healthy debate and makes possible new connections between people.

We respect our users' ownership of and responsibility for the content they choose to share. It is our belief that censoring this content is contrary to a service that bases itself on freedom of expression.

In order to uphold these values, we need to curb abuses that threaten our ability to provide this service and the freedom of expression it encourages. As a result, there are some boundaries on the type of content that can be posted on our website. The boundaries we have defined are those that both comply with legal requirements and that serve to enhance the service as a whole.

We reserve the right to remove comments or refuse blog posts that include but are not limited to:

  • personal attacks, aggressive posts or harassment
  • promotion or sales of vitamins, drugs, healthcare products or services
  • promotion of false claims about MS and/or products/services related to the treatment of MS
  • posts that make a false accusation about the Society
  • unsolicited repeat posts/messages (spam)
  • posts that purposefully hijack threads in order to promote an accusatory, rude or aggressive agenda
  • posts that create undue concern among other users
  • violates general terms and conditions
  • profanity or inappropriate language, images or symbols
  • illegal activity

If behaviour falls outside of the accepted Guidelines, we will contact the individuals to ask them to refrain. If the issue persists individuals will be permanently banned from the page at our discretion.

This is a public page and as such any comments made you will be visible to other users. Please handle personal issues through personal contact.

MS Ireland assess each blog article for suitability and MS Ireland reserves the right to accept or decline the blog. Before using a blog MS Ireland may change the blog solely to correct errors or improve accessibility. 

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