Terms & Conditions

Welcome to the Equality Commission for Northern Ireland’s Equality Awareness Survey 2011 educational resource website (Do You Mean Me? – www.doyoumeanme.org). If you continue to browse and use this website you are agreeing to comply with and be bound by the following Terms and Conditions of use, which together with our Privacy Policy govern the Equality Commission Northern Ireland’s relationship with you in relation to this website.

The term “Equality Commission for Northern Ireland”, “us” or “we” refer to the owner of the website whose registered office is 7-9 Shaftesbury Square Belfast BT2 7DP. The term “you” refers to the user or viewer of our website.

The information contained on this site has been prepared and reviewed by experienced staff employed by the Equality Commission for Northern Ireland. Whilst considerable effort has been made to describe the law accurately, a website is limited in its ability to convey the complexities and variations in how the law may be applied and interpreted. The Commission, the authors or publishers do not accept liability for any loss which may arise from reliance on the information contained on this site.

We would also ask you to bear in mind the following terms when using the site:

This website contains material which is owned by or licensed to us. This material includes, but is not limited to, the design, layout, look, appearance and graphics.

Reproduction is prohibited other than in accordance with the copyright notice, which forms part of these Terms and Conditions.

All trademarks reproduced in this website, which are not the property of, or licensed to the operator, are acknowledged on the website.

Unauthorised use of this website may give rise to a claim for damages and/or be a criminal offence.

You may not create a link to this website from another website or document without our prior written consent.

Your use of this website and any dispute arising out of such use of the website is subject to the laws of Northern Ireland

The material published on this website is for general information purposes and does not and is not intended to constitute legal or other professional advice. You should seek specific legal advice in relation to any particular matter.

Most importantly, each claim needs to be considered on its own facts and circumstances in the light of the information provided. Since no two claims are identical, a successful outcome in one case does not ensure a successful outcome in another.

Privacy statement

The Equality Commission is committed to protecting and respecting your privacy. This Privacy Policy sets out how the Equality Commission for Northern Ireland uses and protects any information we collect from you, or that you provide to us, when you use our website www.doyoumeanme.org. Please read this policy to understand our views and practices regarding personal data and how we will treat it. By using our site, you indicate that you accept these terms of use and that you agree to abide by them.

In order to provide full access to our website we sometimes need to collect information about you and how it will be used. This Privacy Policy provides details on the use of cookies on the website and how you can control and delete these cookies. This policy therefore applies to information we collect about:

  • Visitors to our website;
  • Feedback information you provide to us through the website;
  • Personal details you provide to us through the website

Visitors to our website

When someone visits our website at www.doyoumeanme.org we collect standard internet log information and details of visitor behaviour patterns. We do this to find out things such as the number of visitors to the various parts of the site, if your opinion to equality has changed when taking part in our mini poll. We collect this information in a way which does not identify anyone. We do not make any attempt to find out the identities of those visiting any part of our website. We will not associate any data gathered from this site with any personally identifying information from any source. If we do want to collect personally identifiable information through our website, we will be up front about this. We will make it clear when we collect personal information and we will explain what we intend to do with it.

The Equality Commission for Northern Ireland is committed to safeguarding your personal information. Whenever you provide such information, we are legally obliged to use your information in line with all laws concerning the protection of personal information, including the Data Protection Act 1998.

The table below explains the cookies we use and why:

Cookie Name Purpose

These cookies are used to collect information about how visitors use our site. We use the information to compile reports and to help us improve the site. The cookies collect information in an anonymous form, including the number of visitors to the site, where visitors have come to the site from and the pages they visited.

For more information please see the link below:


Online notification form cookie

Session cookie sent to the web browser. Used when you open the browser and then go to a website that implements a session state. This cookie is deleted when you close your browser.

Use of cookies and how to control and delete cookies

The Equality Commission will not use cookies to collect personally identifiable information about you. However, if you wish to restrict or block the cookies which are set by the Equality Commission for Northern Ireland’s website, or indeed any other website, you can do this through your browser settings. The Help function within your browser should tell you how. Alternatively, you may wish to visit www.aboutcookies.org which contains comprehensive information on how to do this on a wide variety of browsers. You will also find details on how to delete cookies from your computer as well as more general information about cookies. For information on how to do this on the browser of your mobile phone you will need to refer to your handset manual. Please be aware that restricting cookies may impact on the functionality of the website.

Third Party Cookies

Google Analytics

The Equality Commission for Northern Ireland uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google, Inc. Google Analytics sets cookies on the Equality Commission for Northern Ireland’s website on its behalf in order to compile reports for us on user activity.

Google may transfer this information to third parties where required to do so by law, or where such third parties process the information on Google´s behalf. Google will not associate your IP address with any other data held by Google. By using the Equality Commission for Northern Ireland’s website, you consent to the processing of data about you by Google in the manner and for the purposes set out above.

How to reject or delete this cookie

If you would like more information about the cookies used by Google Analytics, as well as information on how to opt-out, please see their individual privacy policy in the link below:


Cookies set by Third Party Sites

When you visit a page with content embedded from, for example, Facebook, Flickr, YouTube or Twitter, you may be presented with cookies from these websites. The Equality Commission for Northern Ireland does not control the dissemination of these cookies. You should check the relevant third party website for more information about these and we urge you to review these as they will govern the use of information you submit or which is collected by cookies whilst visiting these websites.

Facebook – www.facebook.com/about/privacy

Twitter – http://twitter.com/privacy

You Tube – http://www.google.co.uk/intl/en/policies/privacy/

Flickr Privacy Policy – http://info.yahoo.com/privacy/uk/yahoo/

To find out more about cookies, including how to see what cookies have been set and how to manage and delete them, visit www.allaboutcookies.org

To opt out of being tracked by Google Analytics across all websites visit http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout

Feedback information you provide to us through the website

As a user of our website you may opt-in to provide us with comments, in which case we will require certain personal data from you. This will include a name and active email address. We do not use information for marketing purposes and do not pass personal information on to anyone else.We may use your email address to contact you directly with news on events that may be of interest to you.

The Equality Commission reserves the right to review, amend or remove any comments it receives via feedback that it deems to be inappropriate or offensive.

Changes to this privacy notice

This privacy notice will be reviewed and updated regularly. This privacy notice was last updated June 2013.

How to contact us

Requests for information about our privacy policy can be emailed to information@equalityni.org or by writing to:

Equality Commission for Northern Ireland

Equality House
7 – 9 Shaftesbury Square

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