In general, we use the information we collect about you to:
– improve the features and services we offer
– help us to provide more personalised services to you
– support our own marketing and promotion efforts.
– send you information and renewal information on the services you have subscribed to
– send you direct enquiries from people who wish to contact you through your listings on the site
– send you latest childcare sector news and offers
Personal information collected: When you visit, register or use the services on the site, you may be asked to provide certain information about yourself, including your name and your contact details. We may also collect information about how you use the site including your IP address, your searches, your submitted inquiries, the times and date of Site access, the adverts, listings and pages you look at, childcare providers you contact, the contents of the emails you send to them and any other information that you may upload to the sites. If you create an account with us we store your email address and your chosen password. Your password is not stored as free text but a hashed version for security purposes. If you create an advert or listing with us we will store all the information that you enter on the advert to enable us to display it on our website. This includes but is not limited to your business address, phone number and email details. Finally, we may also collect information from any correspondence that you have with us.
Information collection and use
Your information will enable us to provide you with access to all parts of the site and to supply the services and features that you have requested. We may aggregate the information to identify patterns which we can use in our marketing and to help us develop, administer, support and improve our services and features. If you have consented to being so contacted, we may use your information to contact you for your views on our services and to notify you occasionally about important changes or developments to the site or our services. Where you have consented, we might also use your information to email you with details about any other products or services which we offer which may be of interest to you. If you change your mind about being contacted in the future, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org and tell us. The following features, by their nature, require and make use of personally identifiable information.
The information that you complete on the ‘Send an Enquiry’ forms on the site is recorded by us and is sent to the advertiser that you wish to contact. This helps the advertiser provide you with a more personalised service.
Email a Friend
When you use the ‘Send To Friend’ feature of the site we record which adverts or listings you have sent to the friend, solely so that we can track the popularity of those adverts or listings . We record the other details provided in the email for internal monitoring of the service. We will not add any information collected in this manner to our mailing lists to protect you and the recipient’s privacy.
Registering with us
You do not need to register with us to visit our site. If you do register with us, we save the details you provide and use them to enable us to personalise the service we offer to you. You can update your details at any time via the site from within your account” or by emailing us at email@example.com
Who has access to the information you provide or we collect?
We retain access to all personal information that we have collected from you. We do not provide any of the information we collect to any third parties to contact you regarding products or services that we think may be of interest to you. If ChildcareFinder.ie enter into a joint venture with or is sold to or merged with another business entity, your information may be disclosed to our new business partners or owners.
We use third party analytics services to help understand your use of our services. Google Analytics combines information from Google’s interest-based advertising or 3rd-party audience data to provide approximate demographic information.
We will not disclose, sell or distribute your personally identifiable information to any third party without your permission unless we are required to do so by law.
Access to, changing or removing the information we hold
Registered users of the site can update their information or change their settings from within their account or by emailing hello@childcareFinder.ie.
How to close your account
If you wish to close your account, please email firstname.lastname@example.org from the email address you used to register your account.
Closing your account means we will remove all your childcare adverts and childcare jobs from our website. We will also remove your email address and password that you used to access your account. We will also remove any email subscriptions or notifications you may receive by means of newsletter and offers.
The details we keep:
- Messages that you received from people who contacted you directly from the contact form on your listing on the website during your time advertising on the website.
This can take up to 40 days.
Once your account is closed, we will send you a confirmation by email.
Once removed your account information and any adverts/listings can not be recovered.
*Account information can be stored for up to 40 days after account closure.
By posting any Material on our website, you grant us a licence to use, modify, publicly perform, publicly display, reproduce, and distribute such Material whether on the Site, any other site or otherwise. The licence you grant to ChildcareFinder.ie is non-exclusive, royalty free and fully paid, sub-licensable, and worldwide. You also waive to the fullest extent permissible by law any moral rights in such Material. You are responsible for making sure that you have all rights to what you post, including the rights necessary for you to grant the licence above.
By posting any Material on the site you represent and warrant that: (i) you own the Material posted by you or otherwise have the right to grant the licence above, and (ii) the posting of the Material does not violate the privacy rights, publicity rights, intellectual property rights, confidentiality, contract rights or any other rights of any person or is not otherwise illegal. You agree to pay all royalties, fees, or any other monies owing any person by reason of any Material posted by you to or through the Forum.
Withdrawing Material you post
Please do not post any information you are not happy to leave up indefinitely.
In order to ensure that content is not disrupted, we do not generally remove Material which is uploaded to us unless otherwise required by law. Consequently, you agree that your Material displayed on the site may continue to appear on the site , even after you have terminated your user privileges or have had your user privileges terminated by ChildcareFinder.ie
We cannot guarantee that other users will not use the ideas and information that you share. Therefore, if you have an idea or information that you would like to keep confidential and/or don’t want others to use, you must not post it on the site. We are not responsible for a user’s misuse or misappropriation of any content or information you post on the Forum.
Childcare business owners who choose to advertise on ChildcareFinder.ie agree to the following terms and conditions:
Business owners are asked to respond promptly to all enquiries from parents and/or job applicants
The owner is wholly responsible for the accuracy of the business information posted on ChildcareFinder.ie.
ChildcareFinder.ie accepts no legal responsibility for the accuracy of information, or for any action brought against the owner for breach of contract by the person using the childcare facility. ChildcareFinder.ie shall not be liable to the owner for any loss, costs or damages resulting from the use of the site, or the inability to access or use the site.
Owners placing advertisements have a duty to ensure that all material provided complies with copyright law. ChildcareFinder.ie accepts material in good faith and cannot be held liable for any breach of copyright by owners. Owners retain the right of copyright over such materials, and grant ChildcareFinder.ie the right to use and modify such materials for the purpose of the advertisement.
ChildcareFinder.ie reserves the right to modify submitted information, to remove inappropriate material or to bring the information in line with the style of ChildcareFinder.ie.
Whilst ChildcareFinder.ie endeavors to ensure that this site is available continuously, it will not be liable if for any reason the site is unavailable at any time or for any period.
The payment made by the owner is for an advertising period of 12 months for a childcare business listing or 3 months for a childcare job listing from the date on which the advert goes live and shall terminate at the end of that 12 month (or 3 month for job posting) period unless renewed.
When you create your advert and upload photos and images to it, it is entirely your responsibility to ensure that you own the photos or the licence to use any 3rd party photographs. ChildcareFinder.ie or Invictus Technology are not responsible for the photo content on your advert.
ChildcareFinder.ie reserves the right to remove childcare listings from the site (without refund) should:
Advertisers misrepresent their childcare business
ChildcareFinder.ie receive complaints from customers who use the business or childcare facility.
Owners can delete their adverts from the site at any time, however no refund will be made if removed prior to the end of the advertising period.
Use of this website and any dispute arising out of such use of the website is subject to the laws of Ireland. Any actions or proceedings arising shall be subject to the exclusive jurisdiction of the Courts of Ireland.
- By creating an account or advert with us, you are allowing us to send you childcare/parenting news, offers and free stuff by email. You can unsubscribe at any time to these offerings.
You must only list your Business Name as your registered business name and not any variation of it.
This Anti-Spam Policy Notice governs the use of the Sites at and its associated services, web pages, domains and sub-domains, which are owned and operated by ChildcareFinder.ie. The site should not be used as a database for direct marketing by phone or SMS messaging or email or by any other form of electronic mail. The personal contact details contained in the placements on the site are for the sole purpose of marketing a childcare premises or childcare job listing and should not be used for any other purpose. The sending of unsolicited direct marketing electronic mail or the making of unsolicited marketing phone calls is in certain circumstances prohibited by law and may give rise to fines and/or other penalties.
We consider spamming to be any activity which includes you directly or indirectly transmitting electronic mail to any person that has not solicited such electronic mail and does not consent to such transmission. We reserve the right to terminate your account if we deem you to be in violation of our anti-spamming policies. We also reserve the right to suspend your account pending review upon receipt of any complaint or other evidence that you may be engaging in any spamming activity. If you are “spammed” by any products, services, website, or any other matters, please report this activity to email@example.com
GDPR and Data Protection
We have compiled a full information page for childcare providers and users of our website on how and why your and is used on ChildcareFinder.ie. You can read that here