Privacy Policy

The ASAI respects your right to privacy. Visitors should be aware that each time they visit a website two general levels of information about their visit can be retained. The first level comprises statistical and other analytical information collected on an aggregate and non-individual specific basis of all browsers who visit the site, and the second is information that is personal or particular to a specific visitor who knowingly chooses to provide that information. The ASAI's policy is to respect and protect the privacy of our Customers and will never wilfully disclose individually identifiable information about its Customers to any third party without first receiving that Customer's permission.

The statistical and analytical information provides us with general and not individually specific information about the number of people who visit this website; the number of people who return to this site; the pages that they visit; where they were before they came to this site and the page in the site at which they exited. This information helps us monitor traffic on our website so that we can manage the site's capacity and efficiency. It also helps us to understand which parts of this site are most popular, and generally to assess user behaviour and characteristics in order to measure interest in and use of the various areas of the site.

If, through the web site, you make electronic payments relating to membership subscription and/or event participation we will gather such information as may reasonably be required to complete the transaction, including your name, e-mail address, contact telephone number, credit card type, and full name as displayed on the credit card, credit card number and expiry date.

The ASAI may use the personal and payment information provided by you for its own internal business purposes. Also, in order to provide the e-commerce service, it may be necessary that The ASAI forwards certain personal and payment information provided by you to third party banking and credit institution.

Our website uses four cookies. A cookie is a small file of letters and numbers that we put on your computer if you agree. These cookies allow us to distinguish you from other users of the website which helps us to provide you with a good experience when you browse our website and also allows us to improve our site.

The cookies we use are ‘analytical’ cookies. They allow us to recognise and count the number of visitors and to see how visitors move around the site when they’re using it. This helps us to improve the way our website works, for example by making sure users are finding what they need easily. We also use ‘strictly necessary’ cookies, which is used for security when you log in. We also have a ‘social sharing’ plug-in too, which uses cookies. This is to allow you to share and recommend The ASAI content to friends or colleagues.

Terms & Conditions

1 – ACCEPTANCE OF TERMS (www.ankylosing-spondylitis.ie)

1.1
Your access to and use of the ASAI web site, ("the web site") is subject exclusively to these Terms and Conditions. You will not use the Web site or services offered by the web site for any purpose that is unlawful or prohibited by these Terms and Conditions. By using the web site or services offered by the web site you are fully accepting the terms, conditions and disclaimers contained in this notice. If you do not accept these Terms and Conditions you must immediately stop using the web site.

1.2
We reserve the right to update or amend these Terms and Conditions at any time and your continued use of the web site or services offered by the web site following any changes shall be deemed to be your acceptance of such change. It is therefore your responsibility to check the Terms and Conditions regularly for any changes.

2 – USER ACCOUNT, PASSWORD AND SECURITY

2.1
You may be provided with a username and password giving you access to particular documents. You are responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of the username and password and also for all activities which take place under your account. You agree to immediately notify us of any the ASAI web site be liable for any indirect or consequential loss or damage whatsoever resulting from the disclosure of your user name and/or password. You may not use another person's account at any time, without the express permission of the account holder.

3 – ACCEPTABLE USES

In using the web site, you agree not to:

3.1
Send junk email, spam, chain letters, pyramid schemes or any other unsolicited messages, commercial or otherwise;

3.2
Post, publish, distribute or disseminate material or information that is defamatory, infringing, obscene, indecent, threatening, abusive, harassing or unlawful;

3.3
Post, publish, distribute or disseminate material or information that incites discrimination, hate or violence towards any person or group on account of their race, religion, disability, nationality or otherwise;

3.4
Threaten abuse, disrupt, stalk or otherwise violate the legal rights (including rights of privacy and publicity) of others;

3.5
Use any information or material in any manner that infringes any copyright, trademark, patent or other proprietary right of any party;

3.6
Make available or upload files that contain a virus, worm, Trojan or corrupt data that may damage the operation of the computer or property of another;

3.7
Collect or store personal information about others, including email addresses;

3.8
Advertise or offer to buy or sell goods or services for any commercial purpose, unless such communication facility specifically allows such messages;

3.9
Impersonate any person or entity for the purpose of misleading others;

3.10
Attempt to gain unauthorised access to any of the service, other accounts, computer systems or networks connected to the web site or services offered by the web site through hacking, password mining or any other means.

4 – TERMINATIONS

4.1
We have the right to terminate your access to any or all of the service at any time, without notice, for any reason, including without limitation, breach of these Terms and Conditions. We may also at any time, at our sole discretion, discontinue the web site or services offered by the web site or any part thereof without prior notice and you agree that we shall not be liable to you or any third party for any termination of your access to the web site.

5 – LINKS TO THIRD PARTY WEBSITES

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The web site or services offered by the web site may include links to third party web sites that are controlled and maintained by others. Any link to other web sites is not an endorsement of such web sites and you acknowledge and agree that the ASAI web site is not responsible for the content or availability of any such sites.

6 – INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY RIGHTS

6.1
The web site and its content (including without limitation the web site design, text, graphics and all software and source codes connected with the web site and the service) are protected by copyright, trademarks, patents and other intellectual property rights and laws.

7 – INDEMNITIES

7.1
You agree to indemnify and hold the ASAI web site harmless from and against any breach by you of these Terms and Conditions and any claim or demand brought against the ASAI web site by any third party arising out of your use of the web site.

8 – DISCLAIMERS AND LIMITATION OF LIABILITY

8.1
Use of the web site or services offered by the web site is at your own risk. The web site or services offered by the web site are provided on an "AS IS" and "AS AVAILABLE" basis without any representation or endorsement made and without warranty of any kind whether express or implied, including but not limited to the implied warranties of satisfactory quality, fitness for a particular purpose, non-infringement, compatibility, security and accuracy.

8.2
To the extent permitted by law, the ASAI web site will not be liable for any indirect or consequential loss or damage whatsoever (including without limitation loss of business, opportunity, data, profits) arising out of or in connection with the use of the web site.

9 – SEVERANCES

9.1
If any of these Terms and Conditions should be determined to be invalid, illegal or unenforceable for any reason by any court of competent jurisdiction then such Term or Condition shall be severed and the remaining Terms and Conditions shall survive and remain in full force and effect and continue to be binding and enforceable.

10 – GOVERNING LAW

10.1
These Terms and Conditions shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of Ireland and you hereby submit to the exclusive jurisdiction of the Irish courts.

11 – E-COMMERCE PAYMENTS

11.1
If, through the web site, you make electronic payments relating to membership subscription and/or event participation we will gather such information as may reasonably be required to complete the transaction, including your name, e-mail address, contact telephone number, credit card type, and full name as displayed on the credit card, credit card number and expiry date.

THE ASAI may use the personal and payment information provided by you for its own internal business purposes. Also, in order to provide the e-commerce service, it may be necessary that THE ASAI forwards certain personal and payment information provided by you to third party banking and credit institution.

11.2
From time to time governments enact laws and levy taxes and tariffs affecting Internet electronic commerce. The client agrees that the client is solely responsible for complying with such laws, taxes, and tariffs, and will hold harmless, protect, and defend THE ASAI and its subcontractors from any claim, suit, penalty, tax, or tariff arising from the client's exercise of Internet electronic commerce.

11.3
Refund Policy: Payments made through use of the website, relating to membership subscription and/or event participation, are non-refundable.

12 – Data Protection and Privacy Statement

12.1
THE ASAI respects your right to privacy. Visitors should be aware that each time they visit a website two general levels of information about their visit can be retained. The first level comprises statistical and other analytical information collected on an aggregate and non-individual specific basis of all browsers who visit the site, and the second is information that is personal or particular to a specific visitor who knowingly chooses to provide that information. THE ASAI's policy is to respect and protect the privacy of our Customers and will never wilfully disclose individually identifiable information about its Customers to any third party without first receiving that Customer's permission.

12.2
The statistical and analytical information provides us with general and not individually specific information about the number of people who visit this website; the number of people who return to this site; the pages that they visit; where they were before they came to this site and the page in the site at which they exited. This information helps us monitor traffic on our website so that we can manage the site's capacity and efficiency. It also helps us to understand which parts of this site are most popular, and generally to assess user behaviour and characteristics in order to measure interest in and use of the various areas of the site.