Privacy Policy

The owner and operator of the website www.nova.ie (the “Site”), takes your privacy very seriously. This privacy policy is intended to inform you about the information that is collected from you when you visit the Site; how this information may be used and disclosed; how you can control the use and disclosure of your information; and how your information is protected. If you have any questions about this privacy policy, please contact our legal team using our contact details on this website.

The information below outlines Nova.ie’s policy to help ensure that we comply with the Data Protection Acts 1988 and 2003 that govern the collection, processing, retention, use and disclosure of information relating to individuals.

This privacy policy applies only to the Site. This policy does not apply to information collected through any other website or to the practices of companies that the Company does not control. Please note that the Site may contain links to other websites. For example, if you click on an advertisement on the Site and link to another website, then this privacy policy will not apply to any information collected on that website. We are not responsible for the privacy practices of other websites, and we recommend that you read the privacy policies of each website that you visit.

Information you provide directly to us:

You are not required to provide information directly to us in order to view the Site. However, when you use certain Site functions, such as when you register for certain services, access certain content or features, or directly contact the Site, we may ask you to provide information, including:

  • contact information, such as name and email address;
  • username and password;
  • information posted in comments;
  • search queries conducted on the Site; and
  • correspondence you send to us.
  • Information automatically collected when you visit and interact with the Site:

When you visit and interact with the Site, certain information may be collected automatically, including:

  • your computer’s Internet Protocol (IP) address;
  • your browser type and operating system;
  • the web pages you were visiting immediately before and after you came to the Site;
  • activities within community discussions;
  • web pages and advertisements that you view, and links that you click on, within the Site;
  • your bandwidth speed and information about the software programs that are installed on your computer;
  • aggregated data about email click-through rates and user video viewing;
  • standard server log information; and
  • information collected through HTML cookies, Flash cookies, web beacons, and similar technologies.

Information we collect from other sources:

  • We may access information about you from third-party sources and platforms (such as Google Analytics Demographics and Interest Reporting, social networking sites, databases, online marketing firms, and ad targeting firms), including:
  • if you access third-party social networking services (such as Facebook Connect or Twitter) through the Site, your username and connection lists for those services;
  • demographic data, such as age range, gender, and interests;
  • advertisement interaction and viewing data, such as ad click-through rates and information about how many times you viewed a particular ad; and
  • unique identifiers, including mobile device identification numbers, that can identify the physical location of such devices in accordance with applicable law.

Please note that the Site may combine the information that we collect with information we obtain from third-party sources.

Email Communications:

We may use the information that we collect to send you e-mail communications, such as information about your account or changes to the Site, promotional messages about our own or our marketing partners’ products and services, company events and our email newsletters.

Advertising:

In order to provide our readers with free access to our content, we display advertisements on the Site, many of which are targeted based on information about you. For example, using information collected through cookies, web beacons, and other sources, we may use demographic data or information about your online activities or interests to display targeted advertising that may be relevant to your preferences. Through this process, advertisers reach Site visitors who are most interested in their products, and you see advertising for products or services in which you may be interested. For more information email [email protected]

To provide you with an open, but also civil, discussion forum, we track user involvement in our comments section. For example, our website moderators monitor and delete comments that we deem inappropriate on our Site.

Request Fulfillment:

We may use the information that we collect to fulfill your requests for products, services, and information. For example, we may use your contact information to respond to your customer service requests or to enable you to participate in features on the Site such as surveys, polls, sweepstakes, and message boards.

Statistical Analysis:

In order to learn more about how our Site is used, we aggregate and analyze the data that we collect. We may use this information, for example, to monitor and analyze use of the Site, to increase our Site’s functionality, and to better tailor our content and design to suit our visitors’ needs.

Enforcement:

We may use the information that we collect to prevent illegal activities, to enforce the Site’s Terms and Conditions, and to otherwise protect our rights and the rights of our users.

By using the Site, you consent to the uses identified above and any other use of information identified in this privacy policy.  In addition, we may use the information that we collect for any other purposes disclosed to you at the time we collect your information or pursuant to your consent.

Nova.ie values your privacy, and shares information about our users only under certain circumstances. We will make information about you available to other companies, applications, or people in the circumstances listed below:

We may share aggregated information or information that does not directly identify you with third parties to help us develop content, services, and advertising that we hope you will find of interest. Please note that we do not share contact information with third parties that advertise on the Site unless you opt-in or otherwise agree to have such information shared with or otherwise disclosed to a third party for marketing purposes.

We may employ third parties to perform Site-related services, including database management, maintenance services, analytics, marketing, data processing, and email and text message distribution. These third parties have access to your information only to perform these tasks on our behalf.

If you choose to engage in public activities on the site, such as posting comments on nova.ie, any information you submit can be read, collected, or used by others. Please exercise caution when deciding to disclose any personal information in public activities or submissions.

We may share information about you in the event that the Site is acquired by or merged with another company or a similar corporate transaction takes place.

We may share information about you to investigate, prevent, or take action regarding illegal activities, suspected fraud, situations involving potential threats to the physical safety or other rights and interests of any person, violations of the Site’s Terms and Conditions, or as otherwise required by law.

We may share information about you to respond to subpoenas, search warrants, judicial proceedings, court orders, legal process, or other law enforcement measures, to establish or exercise our legal rights, or to defend against legal claims.

In addition to the scenarios identified above, we may share information about you for any other purposes disclosed to you at the time we collect your information or pursuant to your consent.

Once we share your information with another party, the information received by that party becomes subject to the other party’s privacy policies.  Please note that third parties may independently collect data about you, including your IP address and information about the websites you visit and the links you click, through cookies, clicks on links, or other means when you visit or view ads on the Site.

Some information is collected about you automatically through cookies and other tracking technologies.

Cookies. You can change your browser settings to reject all cookies, accept only certain cookies, or notify you when a cookie is set. Please note that you may need to renew these settings if you delete your cookies after these preferences are made. These settings also may not apply if you are using a different computer or Internet browser. To opt out of having information collected by third party ad networks, advertising agencies, advertisers, and audience segment providers used for behavioural advertising, to obtain information about the technologies these third parties might use, and to view information regarding their privacy policies, please visit www.youronlinechoices.com if you are located in Europe.

Flash Cookies. You can control how Flash cookies are used by visiting the Adobe Macromedia site, located here. Adobe enables you to allow some Flash cookies from certain websites, limit Flash cookies’ storage capacity, and disallow Flash cookies altogether. In addition, if you use Mozilla Firefox for your Internet browser, you can download the BetterPrivacy add-on to automatically delete your Flash cookies every time you close your browser.

If you opt out of these technologies, you will continue to see advertising displayed on the Site, but the advertising may not be targeted to your interests. Please remember that we do not have access to, or control over, advertisers’ or service providers’ cookies, and the information practices of third parties are not covered by this privacy policy.

Protecting the privacy of young children is especially important.  The Site is designed to be of service and interest to users ages 13 and older. If you are a minor over the age of 13, you may only use this Site with the permission and under the supervision of your parent or guardian.  If you are a minor under the age of 13, you are not allowed to provide any personal information to the Company, on the Site or through any other service provided by the Company. Please do not send any information about yourself to us, including your name, address, telephone number, or email address.

The Company does not knowingly collect or solicit personal information from anyone under the age of 13 or knowingly allow such persons to register. In the event that we learn that we have collected personal information from a child under age 13 without verification of parental consent, we will delete that information as quickly as possible.

Any queries or comments about this policy should be forwarded to [email protected]

Please note that any site that you may connect to from here is not covered by this Privacy Policy.

This privacy policy governs your use of a software application “Radio Nova App” on a mobile device that was created by “All In Media”

This document explains how All In Media processes information about you which is personally identifiable (“your information”) when you use the Radio Nova Application.

Communicorp Digital is registered as a data controller for the purposes of the Data Protection Acts 1988 and 2003. If you have any queries about how we use Your Information or have a complaint, please contact us.

The Application includes:

  • Read the latest music news articles
  • Listen to all our new stations; Nova 60s, 70s, 80s, 90s, Classic Rock and Chill
  • Listen Back to previous shows from the past seven days
  • Catchup with our Podcasts

Mobile Advertising:

Advertisements track whether there has been an engagement with the advert. However it does not track it down to individual level.

In the case of certain adverts such as iPolls the ad will track whether your mobile device was previously used to vote in the iPoll. It does not track which way you voted.

Data capture in mobile:

The data to be collected for advertisements featuring competitions is defined by the advertiser. The competition entry form will clearly identify the information that is required from you for that competition.

It is the user’s decision to supply the information and determine whether you wish to proceed with your entry into the competition.

User Provided Information

The application seeks your consent to access and use your information from Facebook using the standard mandatory Facebook authorization process.

Automatically Collected Information

In addition, the Application may collect certain information automatically, such as:

  • Type of mobile device you use
  • Your mobile devices unique app installation ID
  • IP address of your mobile device,
  • your mobile operating system,
  • Type of mobile Internet browsers you use
  • Information about the way you use the Application.

If you believe that we might have any information from or about a child under 13, please contact us at [email protected]

We reserve the right to change this policy at any time.  Please check this page periodically for changes.  Your continued use of our Site following the posting of changes to these terms will constitute acceptance of those changes.  Information collected prior to the time any change is posted will be used according to the rules and law that applied at the time the information was collected.

If you have questions about this privacy policy, please contact us at [email protected], or send post to:

1st Floor Castleforbes House, Castleforbes Road, Dublin 1, Ireland

Tel: 01 524 1100
Fax: 01 865 2189
Email: [email protected]
Company Number 457236.