Privacy Policy

Research & Hope is trading name of Research & Hope Limited registered in Ireland. Currently Research & Hope is an information, listing and advertorial website only, but may in time intends to offer membership and additional value add information and resources, some of which may only be available to members, and hence may in time require Research & Hope operating a registration and membership procedure.  As part of that process Users and or Members may have to register and to provide personal details about themselves.

Research & Hope  Privacy Commitment – General Overview

Research & Hope is committed to protecting the privacy of your information. We understand that as a customer or visitor using Research & Hope’s website, the privacy and the security of your information is very important to you. The purpose of our Privacy Statement is to outline Research & Hope’s practices in this area.

We want to provide a safe, secure user experience. We will use all reasonable efforts to ensure that the information you submit to us remains private, and is used only for the purposes as set forth herein. The following reflects our commitment to you.

PLEASE NOTE that this Privacy Statement is subject to the Terms & Conditions (where applicable) of Research & Hope website. You can read a copy of the Terms & Conditions by clicking here. We recommend that you read the Terms & Conditions. If there is a conflict between the Terms & Conditions and the Privacy Statement, the Terms & Conditions shall prevail. Except as otherwise provided, terms used herein and defined in the Terms & Conditions shall have the same meaning that is given to them in the Terms & Conditions.

The contents of this Privacy Statement are subject to change and to being updated without notice from time to time.

Information About All Research & Hope Visitors

In general, we gather information about all of our users collectively, such as what areas users visit most frequently, what services users access the most computer configuration, website interaction, software configurations, downloads. We only use such data in the aggregate. This information helps us determine what is most beneficial for our users, and how we can continually create a better overall experience for our users. We may share this information with our partners, but only in the aggregate, so that they too may understand how Research & Hope users, collectively, use career areas and our website, so they may create a better overall experience for you, as well.

Information About You Specifically

In some instances, such as when you sign up for Membership, register, order, use a service, enter into a contest, or purchase a product or service or make a booking, we may need more specific information about you, such as name, address, email address, telephone number, type of computer, etc. You may also provide information voluntarily. We may use that information to make you aware of additional products and services which may be of interest to you, or to contact you regarding website changes. We may also ask you for other information, such as information on your interests, your likes and dislikes regarding the website, the types of publications, preferences etc. you are interested in, etc., in an effort to deliver to you the best possible website experience.

When (and if) you register with Research & Hope you submit information such as your name, email address, age, etc. which is required to offer the information, services, products and or other facilities to Members, ad some of which may be third party related, e.g. bookings, registrations, offers and competitions.

Information such as your username, name, age, gender, etc may be collected and used as part of the normal administration of the website and Research & Hope and to facilitate any other services or activities that you many be interested in. We will use your email and or text address to contact you from time to time. We may use non-personally identifiable information, like your IP address, to statistically analyise website usage and to customise our websites content, layout and services. The resulting information will allow us to improve our website and better understand and serve our users. We will disclose your personally identifiable information if we reasonably believe we are required to do so by law, regulation or other government authority or to protect the rights and property of Research & Hope, its affiliates or the public. We may also cooperate with law enforcement agencies in any official investigation and we may disclose your personally identifiable information to the relevant agency in doing so.

Research & Hope also uses this information to:

  1. Deliver the products and services you order or that are sent to you as sample or pass-along issues;
  2. Verify access to secure content and your account information;
  3. Determine whether you meet the minimum system requirements for use of the Research & Hope service;
  4. Provide you tailored content and instructions, and targeted promotions;
  5. Service your customer support requests;
  6. Ask you to participate in surveys about our products and services;
  7. Offer you product and service upgrades;
  8. Better understand, on an anonymous and aggregated basis, how the service is being used, including web traffic and reading patterns, so that we may continually improve our products and services.

The Information We Collect

As you browse through our website, our web server collects information about your visit, not about you personally. We gather and monitor statistics such as, for example:

  1. the number of people who visit the website;
  2. the date and time of visits;
  3. the number of pages viewed;
  4. the amount of time spent on the website;
  5. the most popular sections of the website.

This information is anonymous and no attempt is or will be made to identify visitors. So, for example, on a specific day we can identify that our website has forty thousand visitors. However, we know nothing about these visitors in terms of email addresses or any other personal information.

We only ask and will only ask for personal information from which you can be identified where the information is required for particular purposes e.g. applying for Membership, emails, updates, publication preferences, marketing or advertising. Examples of details that may be sought include your name, address, email address, preferences, etc.

All information provided to us by you will be treated with the utmost confidentiality in accordance with all applicable legislative and regulatory standards. If you ever decide that you no longer wish us to keep or use information or you want the information to be revised or updated, please feel free to contact us at us at info@researchandhope.com. We will remove or amend the information as appropriate in accordance with applicable legislative and regulatory requirements.

General Information Disclosure

We do not generally disclose information about your individual visits to Research & Hope, or personal information that you provide, such as your name, address, email address, telephone number, etc., to any outside parties, except to publishers, suppliers and partners (as appropriate) or when we believe the law requires it. Such publishers, suppliers and partners and Research & Hope may from time to time use this information to keep you appraised of new offers, publications, updates, services and general marketing and advertising which may be of interest for you. We may record and share aggregated information with our publishers, suppliers and partners. Also, if you input your information on a co-branded registration page, such as that of a Research & Hope and partner sponsored contest, then your information becomes the property of both Research & Hope and the partner co-sponsoring the contest. In that instance, Research & Hope is not responsible for the information that the partner receives.

Research & Hope will not otherwise divulge or save as set out herein, customer information to a third party unless we have received authorisation from the customer or we are required to do so by law.

If you do not wish your information to be used by Research & Hope to keep you appraised of new and ongoing updates, services, etc. please contact us at us at info@researchandhope.com

If you do not wish your information to be used by or given to third party, publishers, suppliers and partners then please contact us at info@researchandhope.com

Third Party Advertising

Research & Hope may share profile information in a personally identifiable manner and aggregate usage information in a non-personally identifiable manner to advertisers and other third parties in order to present to members more targeted advertising, products and services. Advertisements that appear on this website are delivered to users by our advertising partners. Our advertising partners may set cookies.

Acquisition

We reserve the right to transfer your personal information in the event of a transfer of ownership of Research & Hope, such as acquisition, merger or investment with another company or party, or if Research & Hope incorporates. In such and event and that there should be an intention to materially change this privacy statement, we will notify you beforehand.

Feedback

Research & Hope may have an area on the website where you may submit feedback or comments. Any feedback that is submitted through this area becomes the property of Research & Hope. We may use this feedback, such as success stories, for marketing purposes, or to contact you for further feedback on the website.

Use of “Cookies”

Research & Hope does use cookies to ensure you have the best quality service and user experience.

Cookies are a standard Internet technology, and many major websites use them to provide useful features for their members. Cookies allow us to store and retrieve login information on a users system. They provide us with data that we can use to improve the quality of our service and make it easier to use. Research & Hope might not work satisfactory without cookies being enabled.

(A cookie is a small piece of information that a website stores through your web browser on your PC that it can later retrieve when you log back onto that website. This means that the website will remember your preferences and possibly even your name).

Security of Information

We understand how important the security and confidentiality of your information is to you. Keeping customer information secure is a top priority for Research & Hope. Our goal is to protect your information on the Internet in the same way as we would over the phone or in person.

Even so, Research & Hope cannot guarantee the privacy or confidentiality of information relating to you passing over the Internet. In accessing this website and in availing of any of the services/information available on or via this website, you accept and are deemed to accept that electronic mail messaging and Internet communication may not be free from interference by third parties and may not remain confidential. The use by you of this website is at your sole risk.

Research & Hope member accounts are secured by member passwords. Research & Hope takes precautions to insure that member account information is kept private. Please note that we cannot guarantee the security of member account information. Unauthorised entry or use, hardware or software failure, and other factors may compromise the security of member information at any time.

Children

We do not specifically collect information about children. We believe that children should get their parents’ consent before giving out personal information. If you are concerned about your child’s use of Research & Hope, we encourage you to use Web filtering technology to supervise your child’s access to the website. We also encourage you to participate in your child’s experience with Research & Hope.

Hyperlinks

Some of the pages on this website contain hypertext links to websites not maintained by Research & Hope. You are reminded that different terms and conditions of use will apply to you as a user of such websites. In addition such websites may not attain the same privacy standards that Research & Hope maintains.

Research & Hope is not responsible for the privacy statements and/or practices on other websites. When linking to another website a user should read the privacy statement stated on that website. Our privacy statement only governs information collected on Research & Hope.

Changes

If we decide to change our Privacy Statement, we will post those changes here so that you will always know what information we gather, how we might use that information, and whether we will disclose it to anyone. If, at any time, you have questions or concerns about Research & Hope’s privacy commitment, please feel free to contact us at us atinfo@researchandhope.com

No Liability

No customer of Research & Hope or any of its agents or employees accepts any liability for any loss or damage of any nature whatsoever, including but not limited to loss of profits, goodwill, or any other type of financial or other pecuniary or direct or special indirect or consequential loss howsoever arising whether in negligence or for breach of contract or other duty, arising out of or in relation to the use and/or dissemination of personal information relating to you where such use and/or dissemination of information is done in accordance with this Privacy Statement and the Terms & Conditions of Use (in the event of conflict, the Terms & Conditions of Use shall prevail).

Information from Other Sources

We may receive information about you from other sources, add it to our account information and treat it in accordance with this Privacy Statement.

Customer and Order Data from our Publishers and or Partners

If you place an order for a Publication directly with the publisher or another Research & Hope partner for which we provide fulfillment or other services, your account information and order information may be passed to us in accordance with this Privacy Statement.

Third Parties

We may obtain updated contact information from third parties in order to correct our records and fulfill your orders or deliver communications to you in accordance with this Privacy Statement.

Transfers

Please note that some of the publishers may be located outside of the European Economic Area (EEA) and when they require your information or we are required to provide them with your details as part of providing the services, maintaining and ensuring the best quality services are available to you and for the other purposes contained in this Privacy Statement we may be transferring your data outside of the EEA, including to such countries as the United States.

Consent

By using the website and services and or becoming a User and or a Customer you hereby consent to the use and disclosure of your details and information in accordance with this Privacy Statement.

Canceling Membership

You always have the option to cancel your membership at any time. If you are a member and no longer wish to participate in Research & Hope you contact us at info@researchandhope.com to cancel same.

Contact

If you have any questions about this Privacy Statement, the practices of this website or your dealings with this website, you can contact us at info@researchandhope.com

Notification of Changes

From time to time, Research & Hope may revise this Privacy Statement to keep it up to date with Research & Hope’s activities, products and services. If changes to Research & Hope Privacy Statement will directly affect how we share your personal information, we will notify you by posting a notice on our website or by sending you an email. Unless we notify you otherwise, our collection and use of your personal information is governed by the Privacy Statement in effect for the time being.

How to Contact Us

If you have any questions regarding our Privacy Statement or our use of your information, please contact us at info@researchandhope.com

Thank you for using Research & Hope.