MountainViews will not pass on any user personal details such as email address to other parties short of legal compulsion to do so. MountainViews may show statistics per user about comments, photos or GPS information where these are publicly lodged and available on the site. For example, MountainViews may show information about mountains climbed per person. Where any of the foregoing statistics include names, they will be listed under the user's nickname, unless the user has entered and authorised the use of their full name.
For unenrolled users of the website we do not hold personal data such as email address, location etc. A limited amount of statistical information is recorded.
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MountainViews notice re GDPR.
MountainViews holds little personal information for logged in users on those that use our website, mostly email address, location and background information. We do not pass on such personal information to other parties apart from our use of two internet services, one from Google Analytics and another from PayPal. The other party’s use of information is described below.
The Personal Data we process and why we process it
We hold the email address that you gave us to:
Name and nickname.
We hold the nickname you gave us when you enrolled to:
Optionally you can give us a grid reference for where you are based in Ireland. The purpose of this is to provide certain reports and features such as the “100 Local Summits” report which need your location.
Shared tracks also provide location information for where you were on a specific occasion. The purpose of this is to describe routes. You can optionally choose to limit the detail of shared tracks, for example to omit when exactly they were made. `
Optionally you can provide us with background information which currently consists of the decade you started hillwalking in, the year you were born in, your gender and any clubs you are a member of. In future we may add to this background information. This information, if provided, is used to:
Other information you provide.
Optionally you may choose to provide other information while using the website. For example to log places you have visited, routes you have completed, information about places, GPS tracks you have shared, general forum comments, ratings you make about other contributions etc. Some but not all of this data is personal data. We hold this data to:
Information automatically gathered.
Basic information about your accesses to the website are recorded. The information held is about when you accessed the website and the number of pages viewed. The purposes of holding this information are:
If you receive our monthly newsletter it's because you enrolled in the past. Each newsletter contains a link which gives you the opportunity to unsubscribe from future bulletins and you can opt out at any time. Control of this is separate and different from the notification messages options.
If you receive notification messages which appear monthly, weekly or daily it is because you enrolled in the past. Each notification email contains a link which gives you the opportunity to modify or unsubscribe from future notifications. Control of this is separate and different from the newsletter options.
Access to information and exercising your rights
Most of the information we hold on enrolled users is available in the user profile. (“Settings” top right on the website) and you can access or amend almost all of the personal data held by us through this.
If you cannot obtain or amend the data that you wish through the above, you can also request to exercise any of your rights under the GDPR (ie, the rights of access, rectification, erasure, restriction of processing, data portability and to object to processing) with respect to your personal data processed by us, at any time, by simply emailing admin@MountainViews.ie
MountainViews does not share personal information with other people or organisations. We do sometimes share statistical information such as the averaged position of summits derived from user supplied data.
Use of Google Analytics
Use of PayPal
Changes to this policy.
This page: Sunday, 8 August 2019