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This data is tracked for administration and maintenance purposes, and lets us know what articles readers are interested in. It is also used for administration and site-maintenance, and for promoting the site to potential advertisers. A key point is that it cannot personally identify visitors to this site, so is not considered as personal information.
Users who leave comments are required to be logged in, and may therefore leave personally identifying information. The only information that may be collected or stored by Galway Cafe Guide is the login account that is provided by the comment-er, and this is used only to respond to the comment(s) that are left.
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Queries about this policy should be sent to: enquiries@GalwayCafeGuide.com