Kinder Travel Guide is a website which provides information for parents travelling with babies and toddlers.

Kinder Travel Guide understands that privacy is important to you. We are bound by the Irish Data Protection Acts and other acts pertinent to the handling of private information and sending information by email to its registered users.

Kinder Travel Guide  also strives to handle personal information in a manner which is consistent with the local privacy laws that apply in the various international jurisdictions in which Kinder Travel Guide  operates.

This External Privacy Policy applies to Kinder Travel Guide’s handling of personal information across all its offices.

  1. What Personal Information Does Kinder Travel Guide Collect?

The types of personal information that we collect will depend on the nature of your dealings with us. For example, we may collect personal information directly from you when you subscribe to a newsletter or register to receive brochures (eg through Kinder Travel Guide’s website). We also collect personal information about our employees and contractors (personnel records).

  1. How do we use Personal Information?

We need to collect personal information so that we can provide you with the publications or services you have requested, or so that we can carry out specific statutory functions (or both). The particular purpose for which we collect personal information will either be explained when we collect that information, or will be obvious from the context in which it is collected. We must only use personal information for the particular purpose we collected it for, or for other purposes that are directly related to that purpose. If we want to use personal information for any other purpose we must obtain your consent. If we use your personal information to send you information by email (including e-newsletters), we will always give you an opportunity to “unsubscribe”, and we will respect your wishes.

  1. Will Your Personal Information be Given to Anyone Else?

Kinder Travel Guide  makes only limited disclosures of personal information. Examples of these disclosures are explained below. Kinder Travel Guide does share personal information that it has collected in the course of conducting trade events with other businesses or tourism authorities. if access is sought to a record containing your personal information by a third person, FOI Act procedures that are designed to protect your privacy will apply.

  1. Security of Personal Information

Kinder Travel Guide  takes security of personal information seriously.Most electronic records of personal information collected by Kinder Travel Guide  are stored in databases are hosted on servers in Ireland. Some records (relating to consumers) are stored in databases that are hosted on servers in our overseas offices. In each case, our IT systems are protected by appropriate IT security measures. If you do not live in Ireland, and we want to store your personal information on servers that are located in Ireland, we will generally ask you to consent to this at the time we collect personal information from you. If you don’t want your personal information to be transferred to Ireland, please don’t provide us with your personal information. If you have dealt with Kinder Travel Guide in the past, and don’t want your personal information stored in Ireland, you can ask to be removed from our databases at any time (using the contact details at section 7 below). We also require our staff to ensure that paper records containing personal information are stored securely. Kinder Travel Guide ’s personnel are bound by confidentiality obligations as a condition of their employment, and this extends to ensuring that personal information collected by Kinder Travel Guide  is kept confidential.

  1. Access and Correction

Under the Privacy Act, you have the right to seek access to the records of personal information that Kinder Travel Guide  holds about you. You also have the right to ask us to alter your personal information to ensure it is accurate and up to date. If you wish to access the personal information that we hold about you, please set out your request in writing, and forward this to our Risk and Administration Manager, using the contact details set out at the end of this Privacy Policy.

  1. Online Privacy Issues

If you use Kinder Travel Guide ’s websites, you are understood to consent to the terms and conditions set out on our websites. This includes consenting to the terms of this privacy policy.In general, you can visit Kinder Travel Guide’s websites without telling us who you are or revealing any personal information about yourself. However there are times when we may need to collect personal information from you. For instance, if you register to receive our publications or to attend an event, we will need to collect some personal information from you. At the time of collection, we will seek your permission to send you further electronic communications, and for your personal information to be stored in databases that are hosted in Ireland. If at any time after submitting your personal information to us you would no longer like to receive information from us, simply follow the “unsubscribe” directions at the end of any email communications you receive, or contact us using the contact details at section 7 of this External Privacy Policy. No attempt will be made by Kinder Travel Guide  to identify website users or their browsing activities except in the unlikely event of an investigation, where a law enforcement agency may exercise a warrant to inspect server logs. The statistics and log files may be preserved indefinitely and used at any time and in any way necessary to prevent security breaches and to ensure the integrity of the information supplied by Kinder Travel Guide .

In general on Kinder Travel Guide ’s websites, IP addresses (the Internet address of a computer) are logged to track a user’s session while the user remains anonymous. We analyse this data for certain trends and statistics, such as which parts of our site users are visiting and how long they spend there. We do not link your IP addresses to anything that identifies you. In those limited cases where session information is not anonymous, Kinder Travel Guide  will provide notice of the practice and an opportunity to “opt out”.

When we receive information about your session or about you, we may also use it for research or to improve our site and the services we offer you.

(a) Cookies

Some Kinder Travel Guide  web pages use “cookies”, which are small files that may be placed on your hard disk for record-keeping purposes. A cookie helps us remember who you are. Cookies can make your subsequent visits to the web page simpler and more seamless. You can set your browser to notify you when you receive a cookie, giving you the chance to decide whether or not to accept it. (However, by not accepting cookies, some web pages may not display properly or you may not be permitted to access certain information.) A server cannot find out a name or email address, or anything about a user’s computer, by using cookies.

Cookies are important for our website and are used to provide the best possible online experience.

(b) Online Security

Kinder Travel Guide  strives to ensure the security, integrity and privacy of personal information submitted to our sites, and periodically updates its security measures in light of current technologies.

You need to be aware of inherent risks associated with the transmission of information via the Internet. Kinder Travel Guide  cannot guarantee or warrant the security of any personal information you submit to our sites. If you have concerns in this regard, Kinder Travel Guide  has other ways of obtaining and providing information. Normal mail, telephone and fax facilities are available.

Kinder Travel Guide sites may also be linked to websites operated by third parties. These links are meant for your convenience only. Links to third party sites do not constitute sponsorship or endorsement or approval of these sites. Visitors to those sites should refer to their separate privacy policies and practices.

  1. Additional Information

If you have any questions about this Privacy Policy, or if you wish to make a complaint about how Kinder Travel Guide  has handled the personal information about you, please contact our Risk and Administration Manager, using the contact details below:

By E-mail: