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Privacy Statement


The Association of O’Neill clans was created by O’Neills for O’Neills in order to provide historical education and to help in the preservation of ancient O’Neill sites in Ireland and around the globe. The association was also created to help facilitate the needs of those communities in Ireland and abroad that have searched for a greater understanding of the cultural and historical uniqueness of our shared Gaelic and O’Neill identity. An essential element of the association was the belief that it would be a reflection of the culture, history and beliefs of the ancient nation of Ireland, its people and of course the O’Neill clan. Another core fundamental of the Association was to help unite and develop communication between the many branches of our clan regardless of past political, religious or historical differences therefore uniting our clans many leaders from around the globe, consequently the associations creators hoped that eventually the association would formulate a cohesive voice when discussing all things in relation to O’Neill clan and its future.

It was decided during the inaugural meeting and creation of the Association of O’Neill clans that its membership would be open to all regardless of their personal political affiliation, sexual orientation, religious affiliation, age, gender, race, colour, national origin, or any other category protected by law.  As such written posts that are considered by the association as counterproductive, distasteful, and of a negative context concerning other members/non members, or the general public will not be tolerated and offenders will be removed from the site and the Association without explanation. We the executive committee and creators of the Association of O’Neill clans request that all visitors and members of our website are sensitive to the feelings of others and must not act in a way that might be considered disrespectful  by someone else. Simply put offensive behavior that is directed towards an individual because of that person’s characteristics or ancestry or ancestors actions will not be tolerated.

As such the executive committee of the Association of O’Neill clans and creators of the Association of O’Neills work on a voluntary basis, therefore their individual efforts and personal funding in regard to this site and the Associations aims and its core fundamentals it is hoped are understood and respected by all of its members. Below is a rough guide but should not to be considered as comprehensive in regard to the rules of our website. We ask that all members, visitors and the general public review them before entering or interacting on our site. We thank you for your overall support and general cooperation in this matter many thanks The Association of O’Neill clan’s executive committee.

Web site usage disclaimer

The information contained in this archive is provided 'as is' without warranty of any kind. The entire risk as to the results and the performance of the information is assumed by the user, and in no event shall The association of O’Neill clans be liable for any consequential, incidental or direct damages suffered in the course of using the information in our website or our archives. The information contained on your site is for information purposes only and not intended to constitute professional advice in way shape or form and therefore the information contained on our site should be treated as such. The association of O’Neill clans claims the right to reproduce any information at any time and in any format that is added to our site with no exceptions. Visitors to our website who are not members or users of the association should be aware that the rules of behavior for our site and all other rules contained in the following disclaimers relates to them also, the Association of O’Neill clans will not be held liable or responsible for any loss or damages arising from supplying material to our website.

Web site forum disclaimer

All messages made available as part of this discussion group (including any bulletin boards, chat rooms, or our open forum) and any opinions, advice, statements or other information contained in any messages posted or transmitted by any third party are the responsibility of the author of that message and not of The Association of O’Neill clans (unless The association of O’Neill clans is specifically identified as the author of the message). The fact that a particular message is posted on or transmitted using the Association of O’Neill clans web site does not mean that The Association of O’Neill Clans has endorsed that message in any way or verified the accuracy, completeness or usefulness of any message.

However it should also be noted that the Association of O’Neill clans reserves the right to remove any forum posting that it finds objectionable at any time for any reason without explanation. The Association of O’Neill clans also holds the right to remove any material uploaded or posted to your web site and its removal without explanation that it finds objectionable. The association of O’Neill clan also reserves the right to remove any user or member of the association of O’Neill clan’s website at any time that it finds objectionable without explanation. In the event that a member of the Association is sued by any individual in regard to comments or personal opinions written in our forum or any where on our website the Association of O’Neill clans will not be held liable nor will they pay any type of legal fees in this regard. The Association of O’Neill clans will not be held liable for financial compensation in any way concerning anything written on our website by a third party regardless of visitor, member or non member status of those involved.  The senior Moderators decision in regard to removing users from the site or written posts or in regard to any violations of the above mentioned rules of behavior will be final and without explanation, by members/non members and or visitors to our site.

An email disclaimer

Disclaimer - This email and any files transmitted with it are confidential and contain privileged or copyright information. You must not present this message to another party without gaining permission from the sender. If you are not the intended recipient you must not copy, distribute or use this email or the information contained in it for any purpose other than to notify us. 

If you have received this message in error, please notify the sender immediately, and delete this email from your system. We do not guarantee that this material is free from viruses or any other defects although due care has been taken to minimize the risk. Any views expressed in this message are those of the individual sender, except where the sender specifically states them to be the views of The Association of O’Neill clans.

Copyright rules

In this the information age, virtually all intellectual creations can be protected by some form of intellectual property law. Intellectual property divides the World of intellectual creations into three domains: copyrights, trademarks and patents. Copyright protects expression, trademark protects names, and patents protect ideas.

Copyright protects creative expression that has been reduced to a tangible form, such as a book, piece of recorded music, computer program, screenplay, painting, photograph, or motion picture. Trademark protects brand names, literally marking items in trade. The idea behind trademark is to protect the consumer by giving them some confidence that items branded with a certain mark are authentic and come from where they purport to come from. Patent protects innovation. While you can't copyright an idea, you can patent one. Copyrighted works on the World Wide Web include news stories, software, novels, screenplays, graphics, pictures, and even email. In fact, the reality is that the vast majority of the items on the World Wide Web are protected by copyright law. However, there are a lot of works on the World Wide Web that are in the public domain. The Public Domain is that repository of all works that for whatever reason are not protected by copyright. As such, they are free for all to use without permission.

The Association of O’Neill clans kindly asks our members when posting anything to our website that they have considered whether or not the subject matter has been copyrighted, trademarked, or has been patented or not, this includes but is not limited to Music files, book extracts, pictures etc. The Association of O’Neill clans will not be held liable for any copyrighted material uploaded to our website by a third party, the material uploaded is the responsibility of the individual and not that of The Association of O’Neill clans, as an organization we reserve the right to remove any material we deem to be copyrighted, trademarked or patented without explanation.

Creating Association Chapters

If an individual or member of the association wishes to create a chapter in any country using the name of the Association of O’Neill clans we would hope to be informed of such actions. We would like to help and assist those individuals with this concept in regard to leadership structure within the chapter, country to country legalities, possible funding etc. We also have a very strong model already mapped out for these chapter types and their creation including Director Status for our North American, French, Portuguese, English, Spanish and Australian chapters already. However as a growing and relatively new organization it is hoped that the Irish branch of our Association is given time to develop and build from the ground up before adding other chapters around the globe in a more structured arrangement.