By using AsIAm.ie, you agree to be bound by the following Terms and Conditions, which take effect immediately on your first use of this website.
If you do not agree to be bound by all of the following terms please do not access, use and/or contribute to AsIAm.ie.
AsIAm may change these terms from time to time and so you should check these terms regularly. Your continued use of this website will be deemed acceptance of the updated or amended terms. If you do not agree to the changes, you should cease using this website.
General terms & conditions
- ‘AsIAm’, and ‘we’ means AsIAm – Autism Spectrum Information Advice and Meeting Point Ltd., and includes any person or organisation involved in any part of the design, development, response-handling, marketing, promotion or other similar aspects of this site;
- ‘AsIAm.ie’ means the organisation’s website;
- ‘User’ or ‘Users’ or ‘you’ or ‘your’ refers to any person or persons viewing or interacting with this site;
- ‘Content’ refers to any text, video, photograph or other image presented on this site to Users by either AsIAm or other Users, and ‘your Content’ is Content that you upload as submissions to our News and Blogs section or other parts of AsIAm.ie;
- ;Link’ or ‘links’ means internet hyperlinks and ‘linked’ is to be construed accordingly.
Every care is taken to ensure that the information included in this website is accurate but inaccuracies may nevertheless occur. If you discover any information which you believe to be inaccurate please email: email@example.com.
Please note that the views represented on this site do not necessarily reflect those of AsIAm.
There are a number of links from this website to sites maintained by other groups. These links are provided purely to assist you and in good faith. The presence of a link does not imply that AsIAm endorses or supports these groups nor does the absence of a group imply that AsIAm does not support it.
AsIAm cannot be held responsible for any damage or loss caused by any inaccuracy in the materials on this site, or in linked sites/pages.
Most content on AsIAm.ie is available for free distribution with attribution. Notable exceptions include:
- Images used in articles that may belong to the photographer or stock photo website;
- User-submitted content that requires the explicit permission of the author to reproduce.
Limitation of liability
You agree, to the maximum extent allowed by law, to indemnify AsIAm and any affiliates from and against any and all liabilities, expenses (including legal fees) and damages arising out of claims resulting from your use of the website, including, without limitation, any claims alleging facts that if true would constitute a breach by you of these terms. If you are dissatisfied with any of the website material or with any of these terms, your sole remedy is to discontinue using the website.
AsIAm shall not be liable for any claims, losses, injuries, penalties, damages, costs or expenses arising from the use of, or inability to use, the website or its content, or from any action taken or omitted.
By using our website, you agree to the placement of cookies on your device. If you choose not to receive our cookies, we cannot guarantee that your experience will be as fulfilling as it would otherwise be.
Further information about cookies and how they are used by this website and how to control them.
Where a breach of these terms and conditions occurs, AsIAm reserves the right to take such action as it sees fit.
This agreement shall be governed in accordance with Irish law and you submit to the sole jurisdiction of the Irish courts.
Should you have any queries about our terms and conditions, please contact the Web Editor via post or email:
Users are actively encouraged to blog for AsIAm.ie, sharing their experiences and opinions about all things autism. These submissions may be written in the form of blogs, or visual by the way of podcasts. Submission guidelines are available on site.
If you have submitted content for AsIAm in the past and would like for it to be removed from our website, we will, as a courtesy, honour your request.
Email firstname.lastname@example.org, explaining your request and we will try to remove it within three working days. We will then notify you as soon as it is deleted by email.
Exceptions will be made to this courtesy if we feel that a submission is in gross violation of our guidelines. Violations include (but are not limited to) direct threats against a person or group of people, libelling and the inclusion of provocative sexual images. We will act accordingly in such a scenario and pass the content, as well as its contributor(s)’s contact information, onto the appropriate authorities if necessary.
AsIAm never share your contact details with another party, third or otherwise.
The only instance where your details maybe used by a product outside of AsIAm.ie itself is in our mailing list service. We will never automatically add you to this list. You will always have to provide opt-in consent to be mailed and can be removed at anytime by emailing email@example.com or just clicking “unsubscribe” at the bottom of your email newsletter.
Online map & services directory
AsIAm.ie’s online map of Ireland intends to provide Users with a clear and comprehensive bank of practical resources and services to make use of in their local communities. The map details a series of autism support groups, educational resources, and clinical services available across the island.
Organisations and services across the island are encouraged to submit their respective details on to AsIAm via email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Simply include a high resolution image of your logo, your present office address and contact information.
Updating & removing details
If you wish to amend the details you have already provided AsIAm, or would like to remove them altogether, email email@example.com.
Vacancies & recruitment
Equal Opportunities policy and monitoring
AsIAm is committed to equal opportunities at all stages of recruitment and selection. We nonetheless reserve the right to practice positive discrimination as set out by the Employment Equality Act, 1998.
Any candidate with a disability will not be excluded from the unless it is clear that they are unable to perform a duty that is intrinsic to the role, having taken into account reasonable adjustments. Reasonable adjustments to the recruitment process will be made to ensure that no applicant is disadvantaged because of their disability.
We encourage you to complete the Equal Opportunities Monitoring Form as part of your application. This form assists us in monitoring who is applying for employment with us, our adherence to equal opportunities best practice and our progress towards identifying any barriers to diversity among our workforce. This form will be separated from your application on receipt and during the recruitment process, but if you are subsequently employed by us, then we will retain it on your personal file unless you ask us to remove it. You are not obliged to answer all the questions but the more information you supply, the more effective our monitoring will be.
All equal opportunities information supplied will be treated in strictest confidence.
If you have any special requirements throughout the recruitment process please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We recognise the importance of ensuring that our site is accessible to everyone and are committed to achieving a minimum of conformance level Double-A with the Web Accessibility Initiative (WAI) Web Content Accessibility Guidelines and complying with the National Disability Authority IT Accessibility Guidelines.
- Our site uses an interactive menu to break down the different parts of our site. It is accessible from every page.
- All pages include a search bar in the top right corner.
- Text can be enlarged and shrunk to suit individual users’ eyesight.
- Colour contrast options are available using the accessibility tool on the right hand side of your screen.
AsIAm respects your privacy rights and complies with our obligations under the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).
To better protect your privacy, we outline our practices here and the choices you can make about the way your information is collected and used by AsIAm.
Our website (www.asiam.ie) is maintained by AsIAm.
Email email@example.com for more information.
This website contains external links to other websites and AsIAm is not held responsible for the privacy policies of these other websites.
What personally identifiable information is collected by AsIAm?
When you visit our website, or make a donation online or offline, you may provide us with personal information (such as name, address, email address, telephone numbers and/or credit/debit card information) that you knowingly choose to disclose, which is collected on an individual basis for various purposes.
These purposes include registering to receive email newsletters, requesting further information from us about projects and services, donating to us, ordering literature, making requests, submitting a form on our website, or simply asking a question.
We receive and store any information you enter on our website or give us in any other way, whether it is online or offline.
We ask for personal information so that we can fulfill your request and return your message.
This information is retained and used in accordance with existing laws, rules, regulations, and other policies.
AsIAm does not collect personal information from you unless you provide it to us.
If you choose not to provide any of that information, we may not be able to fulfill your request or complete your order, but you will still be free to browse the other sections of AsIAm.ie.
This means that you can visit our site without telling us who you are or revealing any personally identifiable information about yourself.
How do we use the information we collect?
When you supply information about yourself for a specific purpose, we use the information for only that purpose (such as to provide the service or information you have requested).
For example, you may be asked to give us individual information to receive information, to donate, to request a School Speaker, or to apply for a job with AsIAm.
Similarly, we use information you provide about yourself or someone else when placing a merchandise order only to provide tax compliant receipts, ship the merchandise and to confirm delivery.
We do not share this information with outside parties except to the extent necessary to complete that order.
You can register with our website if you would like to receive updates on our new projects and services or on our merchandise. Information you submit on our website or over the phone will not be used for this purpose unless you ‘opt-in’ specifically.
We use return email addresses to answer the email we receive, to receipt any transactions, or if follow-up for that specific function is required. Such addresses are carefully guarded by AsIAm for their specific purpose and are not shared with outside parties.
If you contact our information line team, we will not process your personal information other than for the purposes of providing you with information. We collect information about the types of calls we receive which are used to generate anonymised statistical information only.
We may refer callers to our information line, to other agencies and at that point, may share your personal data with these. This will be made clear to you at the time and will be done with your consent.
AsIAm does not sell, rent, give away, or share its email addresses or other personal contact information with outside sources. AsIAm also does not send mailings on behalf of other organisations.
Should any material changes be made to the ways in which we use personally identifiable information, AsIAm will take reasonable measures to obtain written or email consent from you. We will also post the changes to our use of personally identifiable information on our website at least 30 days prior to a change.
How do we protect your personal data?
Personally identifiable information is stored on our server and is not publicly accessible. Further, personally identifiable information is only accessed by AsIAm personnel on a “need to know” basis.
To prevent unauthorised access, maintain data accuracy, and ensure the correct use of information, we have put in place appropriate physical, electronic, and managerial procedures to safeguard and secure the information we collect online.
Additionally, sensitive data, such as credit card numbers, are encrypted using SSL and immediately transferred to the PSII1 compliant financial processor (Realex) so that they are not saved on our servers. We follow best practice industry standard measures, to provide an additional level of security.
Consent & Opt-Outs
If you have registered to receive communications from us and later change your mind, you may contact us to have your name and contact information removed from our distribution lists.
You can send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Corrections & Updates
If you would like to verify the data we have received from you, or make corrections to it, you may contact us directly at the email and postal addresses provided above.
What anonymous information does AsIAm collect?
Anonymous information is collected for every donor and visitor to this site. This includes pages viewed, date and time, and browser type.
IP numbers are not stored but are temporarily used to determine domain type and, in some cases, geographic region.
What automatic information does AsIAm collect?
When you visit our website, our servers make a log of basic information corresponding to the sites and pages you have visited.
This information is stored primarily to track the effectiveness of our website and individual sections and pages within them.
This website contains links to other websites.
Right of Access
You have the right to ask for a copy of the information we hold about you and to have any inaccuracies in your personal details corrected. You can also request that we remove your records from our database or provide you with a copy of the information we hold about you. You can also ask us to stop using your data for a specific purpose.
We will aim to acknowledge receipt of all such requests within three working days and fully respond within four weeks. You can exercise any or all of these rights by emailing email@example.com or writing to our Website Team.
What if I am under 18 years of age?
If you are aged 18 or under, please ask your parent or guardian for their permission to provide us with your contact information.
About our Cookies Policy
How are cookies used on AsIAm.ie?
Cookies are simple text files stored by your web browser that provide a method of distinguishing among donors and visitors to the website. To learn more about cookies and how to delete them visit www.aboutcookies.org.
Cookies created on your computer by using our website do not contain personally identifiable information and do not compromise your privacy or security. When we refer to “cookies” in this policy, we also mean other similar technologies such as pixels, tags and/or SDKs.
Cookies allow AsIAm to gather anonymous information. Cookies also allow AsIAm to provide more relevant, targeted content as you travel through sites in AsIAm’s media network as appropriate.
What types of cookies does AsIAm.ie use?
Analytical/performance or ‘First Party’ cookies
These cookies allow us to recognise and count the number of visitors to our website and to see how visitors move around when they are using it. This helps us to improve the way our website works, for example, by ensuring that users find what they are looking for easily.
You can find out more about Google’s position on privacy as regards its analytics service.
Social sharing or ‘Third Party’ cookies
These cookies are used to make the sharing of content easier. Some of our website pages may contain applications and tools that are linked to third party social media service providers such as Facebook, Twitter or Google+. Through these applications or tools, the social media service provider may set its own cookies on your device (“third party cookies”). We do not control the settings of these cookies, so we suggest you check the social media service provider’s website for more information about their cookies and how to manage them.
We also have a variety of pages on social media sites such as Facebook and Twitter and we provide links to these pages on our website. If you choose to click on these links, the social media service provider may set its own cookies on your device. We do not control the settings of these cookies, so we suggest you check the social media service provider’s website for more information about their cookies and how to manage them.
More Information on Cookies
The Data Protection Commissioner has a page of information about cookies , including details of how you can use the settings in your browser to control them.
If you would like more information on the social sharing cookies and how to manage them, please visit the relevant social media service provider’s website for more information:
Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/policies/cookies/
Instagram – https://help.instagram.com/1896641480634370?ref=ig
Twitter – https://support.twitter.com/articles/20170514#
YouTube – http://www.google.com/intl/en/policies/privacy/
How AsIAm changes the Policy
We may update this policy from time to time. Changes in technology, legislation and authorities’ guidance may require us to inform you of the activities we undertake where it affects your privacy rights. You should check this page occasionally to ensure you are familiar with any changes