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Terms and conditions


1.1. Access to and use of this website both within the Republic of Ireland and internationally is provided by The  Merriman Hotel (MLC Merriman Ltd). These terms apply to your use of the website and shall take effect immediately from your first use of the website and thereafter. Please note, in order to use the website you must agree to be bound by all the terms provided (Please note, if you do not agree to be bound all the terms herein, MLC Merriman Ltd does not permit you to access, use and/or contribute to the website).


1.2. MLC Merriman Ltd may change these terms from time to time and so you should check these on a regular basis. Your continued use of the website will be deemed acceptance of any updated or amended terms. If you do not agree to the changes, you should cease using the website. If there is any conflict between these terms and specific local terms appearing elsewhere on the website then the latter shall prevail in relation to the matter to which it specifically relates.


2. Use of the website and the community rules


2.1. You agree to use the website only for lawful purposes and in a way that does not infringe the rights of, restrict or inhibit anyone else's use and enjoyment of the website. Prohibited behaviour includes harassing or causing distress or inconvenience to any person, transmitting obscene or offensive content or disrupting the normal flow of dialogue within the website.


2.2. You agree to use the website (including communication tools e.g. message boards/email facilities) in accordance with the following community rules which apply across all the website community sites and services (please note, you should read the local house rules of the particular site or service you are using for any local variations to the following COMMUNITY RULES):


(i) Your posts/messages/contributions:

(a) MUST be civil and tasteful; MUST be patient: remember users of all ages and abilities may be taking part in the relevant website community;

(b) MUST NOT be disruptive, offensive or abusive: contributions must be constructive and polite, not mean-spirited or contributed with the intention of causing trouble;

(c) MUST NOT be unlawful or objectionable: unlawful, harassing, defamatory, abusive, threatening, harmful, obscene, profane, sexually oriented, racially offensive or otherwise objectionable material is unacceptable;

(d) MUST NOT contain spam or off-topic material: MLC Merriman Ltd does not allow the submission of the same or very similar contributions many times. Please do not re-submit your contribution to more than one discussion, or contribute off-topic material in subject-specific areas;

(e) MUST NOT contain advertising or promotions of a business or commercial nature;

(f) MUST NOT be an impersonation of another or purport to be contributed by another;

(g) MUST NOT use inappropriate (e.g. vulgar, offensive etc) user names;

(h) MUST NOT deliberately misuse the complaints facility. If you persist in doing this, action may be taken against your account;

(i) MUST NOT contain URLs: website addresses can only be posted if allowed under any relevant local house rules;

(j) MAY BE REMOVED if containing languages other than English unless this is specifically allowed in the relevant local house rules.


(ii) Safety:

We advise that you never reveal any personal information about yourself or anyone else (for example: telephone number, postal address, home address or email address or any other details that would allow you or that other person to be personally identified) in any website community.


(iii) Legal requirements. You:

(a) MUST NOT submit or share any defamatory or illegal material of any nature in the website communities. This includes text, graphics, video, programs or audio;

(b) MUST NOT contribute material to any website community with the intention of committing or promoting an illegal act;

(c) MUST NOT violate, plagiarise, or infringe the rights of MLC Merriman Ltd or third parties including copyright, trademark, trade secrets, privacy, publicity, personal or proprietary rights;

(d) MUST ONLY submit or share only contributions which are your own original work.


(iv) If you are under 16 years old:

(a) Please get a parent's or carer's permission before taking part in any website community;

(b) Never reveal any personal information about yourself or anyone else (for example, school, telephone number, your full name, home address or email address).

(v) Breach of these of website or community rules:

(a) If you breach the use of website or community rules upon request you will be sent an email which informs you why your contribution has been refused or edited. This email will also include a warning that continuing to break the rules may result in action being taken against you. This action may include any content posted by you being checked before being allowed to go on the site or a temporary or permanent suspension of your ability to participate in any or all of the website community areas.

(b) If you submit or share offensive or inappropriate content to with any website communities or anywhere else on the website or otherwise engage in any disruptive behaviour on the website, and MLC Merriman Ltd considers such behaviour to be serious and/or repetitive, MLC Merriman Ltd may use whatever information that is available to it about you to stop any further such infringements. This may include informing relevant third parties such as your employer, MLC Merriman Ltding line-manager, school or email provider about the infringement(s).

(c) MLC Merriman Ltd reserves the right to delete any contribution at any time, for any reason.


3. Intellectual Property


3.1. All copyright, trademarks, design rights, patents and other intellectual property rights (registered and unregistered) in and on the website and all content (including all applications) located on the website shall remain vested in MLC Merriman Ltd or its licensors (which includes other users).


3.2. You may not copy, reproduce, republish, disassemble, decompile, reverse engineer, download, post, broadcast, transmit, make available to the public, or otherwise use website content in any way except for your own personal, non-commercial use or non-commercial use directly related to MLC Merriman Ltding within the Republic of Ireland. You also agree not to adapt, alter or create a derivative work from any website content except for your own personal use. Any other use of the website content requires the prior written permission of MLC Merriman Ltd.


3.3. The names, images and logos identifying 65 Queen's Gate, The MLC Merriman Ltd , MLC Merriman Ltd Shops, Unity Insurance Services, MLC Merriman Ltd Adventures or third parties and their products and services are subject to copyright, design rights and trademarks of MLC Merriman Ltd and/or third parties. Nothing contained in these terms shall be construed as conferring any licence or right to use any trademark, design right or copyright of MLC Merriman Ltd or any other third party.


4. Your contributions to MLC Merriman Ltd and/or the website


4.1. By sharing any contribution (including any text, photographs, graphics, video or audio) with 65 Queen's Gate The MLC Merriman Ltd you agree to grant to The MLC Merriman Ltd , free of charge, permission to use the material in any way it wants (including modifying and adapting it for operational and editorial reasons) for MLC Merriman Ltd’s services in any media worldwide (including on MLC Merriman Ltd’s site accessed by international users) and that of 65 Queen's Gate. In certain circumstance MLC Merriman Ltd may also share your contribution with trusted third parties.


4.2. Copyright in your contribution will remain with you and this permission is not exclusive, so you can continue to use the material in any way including allowing others to use it.


4.3. In order that MLC Merriman Ltd can use your contribution, you confirm that your contribution is your own original work, is not defamatory and does not infringe any Republic of Ireland laws, that you have the right to give MLC Merriman Ltd permission to use it for the purposes specified above, and that you have the consent of anyone who is identifiable in your contribution or the consent of their parent/carer if they are under 16.


4.4. MLC Merriman Ltd normally shows your name with your contribution, unless you request otherwise, but for operational reasons this is not always possible. MLC Merriman Ltd may need to contact you for administrative or verification purposes in relation to your contribution, or in relation to particular projects.


4.5. Please do not endanger yourself or others, take any unnecessary risks or break any laws when creating content you may share with MLC Merriman Ltd.


4.6. If you do not want to grant MLC Merriman Ltd the permission set out above on these terms, please do not submit or share your contribution to or with the website.


5. The Website Communities


5.1. In order to participate in and contribute to selected website communities you may be required to register with the website. Any personal information supplied to the website as part of this registration process and/or any other interaction with the website will be collected, stored and used in accordance with MLC Merriman Ltd’s website privacy statement.


5.2. The Use of Personal Data: As protecting privacy is very important to the , anyone using the ’s website or database facilities must also ensure that the privacy of others is protected throughout. Therefore, any personal information (Personal Data) about another accessed, downloaded or obtained via the ’s websites/databases must be handled in compliance with the Data Protection Act. For more information about the rules please seehttp://www.ico.gov.Republic of Ireland/. In summary, Personal Data is any information by which a person can be identified e.g. name, address (including email address), telephone number or particular role within MLC Merriman Ltding etc and when handling such data:

(a) YOU MUST only obtain and use it for the legitimate purpose of 65 Queen's Gate as required and authorised by your role;

(b) YOU MUST only retain it for the legitimate 65 Queen's Gate purpose as required and authorised by your role and, where retention is justified, must ensure that it is kept accurate, up-to-date and in a secure manner so as to prevent accidental loss, theft or unauthorised access by others;

(c) YOU MUST only retain it for as long as legitimately required and thereafter delete or destroy it safely and securely;

(d) YOU MUST NOT share it with any other party unless you have the person’s express consent to do so – preferably in writing wherever possible. This applies to sharing such data with any external party as well as within 65 Queen's Gate itself e.g. emails sent to more than one recipient should, as a rule, be ‘blind copied’ (Bcc) so that the recipients do not receive details of each other’s email addresses.

(e) YOU MUST NOT, in any event, send it outside of the European Economic (EEA) unless you are sure that the country you are sending it operates under Data Protection laws akin to the Republic of Ireland and you have received assurance from them that the data will remain protected by them.


6. Disclaimers and limitation of liability


6.1. The majority of content posted in the website communities is created by members of the public and from some MLC Merriman Ltding volunteers/guests. The views expressed are theirs and unless specifically stated are not those of MLC Merriman Ltd. MLC Merriman Ltd are not responsible for any content posted by MLC Merriman Ltding volunteers or members of the public on the website or for the availability or content of any third party sites that are accessible through the website. Any links to third party websites from the website do not amount to any endorsement of that site by MLC Merriman Ltd and any use of that site by you is at your own risk.


6.2. The website content, including the information, names, images, pictures, logos and icons regarding or relating to MLC Merriman Ltd, its products and services (or to third party products and services), is provided ‘AS IS’ and on an ‘AS AVAILABLE’ basis. To the extent permitted by law, MLC Merriman Ltd excludes all representations and warranties (whether express or implied by law), including the implied warranties of satisfactory quality, fitness for a particular purpose, non-infringement, compatibility, security and accuracy. MLC Merriman Ltd does not guarantee the timeliness, completeness or performance of the website or any of the content. While we try to ensure that all content provided by MLC Merriman Ltd is correct at the time of publication no responsibility is accepted by or on behalf of MLC Merriman Ltd for any errors, omissions or inaccurate content on the website.

6.3. You agree to indemnify MLC Merriman Ltd and/or MLC Merriman Ltd’s officers, directors and employees, immediately on demand, against all claims, liability, damages, costs and expenses, including legal fees, arising out of any breach of these terms and conditions by you or any other liabilities arising out of your use of the website.


6.4. Nothing in these terms limits or excludes MLC Merriman Ltd’s liability for death or personal injury caused by its proven negligence. Subject to the previous sentence, MLC Merriman Ltd shall not be liable for any of the following losses or damage (whether such damage or losses were foreseen, foreseeable, known or otherwise):

(a) loss of data;

(b) loss of revenue or anticipated profits;

(c) loss of business;

(d) loss of opportunity;

(e) loss of goodwill or injury to reputation;

(f) losses suffered by third parties; or

(g) any indirect, consequential, special or exemplary damages arising from the use of MLC Merriman Ltds.org.Republic of Ireland regardless of the form of action.


6.5. MLC Merriman Ltd does not warrant that functions available on the website will be uninterrupted or error free, that defects will be corrected, or that the website or the server that makes it available are free of viruses or bugs. You acknowledge that it is your responsibility to implement sufficient procedures and virus checks (including anti-virus and other security checks) to satisfy your particular requirements for the accuracy of data input and output.


7. General


7.1. If any of these Terms and Conditions are determined to be illegal, invalid or otherwise unenforceable by reason of the laws of any state or country in which these terms are intended to be effective, then to the extent and within the jurisdiction in which that term is illegal, invalid or unenforceable, it shall be severed and deleted from these terms and the remaining terms shall survive and continue to be binding and enforceable.


7.2. The failure or delay of MLC Merriman Ltd to exercise or enforce any right in these terms does not waive MLC Merriman Ltd's right to enforce that right.


7.3. These terms shall be governed by and interpreted in accordance with the laws of England and Wales which shall have exclusive jurisdiction over any disputes.


7.4 When taking payment, we do not store credit card details nor do we share customer details with any third parties with regard to any payment you make to 65 Queen's Gate, The MLC Merriman Ltd .


If required, please contact MLC Merriman Ltd about these terms of use at:

The Merriman Hotel

Co. Galway


Email: info@merrimanhotel.com



The MLC Merriman Ltd takes the issue of privacy very seriously and is committed to protecting and respecting our users' privacy online. This Privacy Statement sets out our current data processing practices and should be read in conjunction with our terms and conditions. If you have any queries or concerns regarding these practices, you should contact us at info@merrimanhotel.com


1. The information we collect


The only circumstances in which we will provide any of your personal data to a third party for non-commercial purposes are those contained in this Privacy Policy.


2. Registration information


When you register with www.merrimanhotel.com, we may ask for your name, email address and postcode. We usually also capture your IP address at the time you register.


3. Sharing of data


We may share data supplied by you (or collected about you) with other parts of The MLC Merriman Ltd eg Wild Atlantic Group Ltd. We do not store credit card details nor do we share customer details with any third parties with regard to any booking you make to The MLC Merriman Ltd .


4. Advertising


www.merrimanhotel.com may include interactive advertising for other businesses as part of the site operation. We may use, and provide to third parties, your contact details if you have given us permission to do so.


5. Legal jurisdiction


All personal information and details held on and processed by computers situated in the Republic of Ireland.


6. Further information


www.merrimanhotel.com will as part of its normal operation send out to information emails.


7. Disclosure of data by order of a Court and Security


We reserve the right to communicate a Member's personal information as we hold to third parties who are empowered by regulation, statute or order of a court.


We have security measures in place to protect our customer database. Access to this database is restricted internally. However, it remains each Member's responsibility:

to keep their password secret

to protect against unauthorised access to your personal details

to log off from the www.merrimanhotel.com service when not using it; and

to ensure against use by anyone else of the www.merrimanhotel.com Service through the machine that Member uses while they are 'logged on' to the www.merrimanhotel.com

to search and obtain only the data specifically required and allowed for relating to their role.

8. Use of cookies by The MLC Merriman Ltd


Cookies are small text files that are placed on your computer by websites that you visit. They are widely used in order to make websites work, or work more efficiently, as well as to provide information to the owners of the site.


The table below explains the cookies we use and why.


Cookie Name Purpose More information

Google Analytics _utma



  1. 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. Click here for an overview of privacy at Google

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  1. These cookies are used to store your personal homepage layout of the MLC Merriman Ltds home page. We are working towards developing a new system that will remove the need for this cookie.

Session cookies res_width


PHPSESSID These cookies are used to optimise you screen resolution for user logged in areas. These are session cookies and only last as long as you browser is open. These cookies are essential to the running of the site and member areas.

  1. cookie style This cookie determines you default font size for www.merrimanhotel.com. You can adjust your font size using your web browsers built in accessibility tools.

Most web browsers allow some control of most cookies through the browser settings. 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 visithttp://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout.


YouTube cookies

We embed videos from our official YouTube channel using YouTube’s privacy-enhanced mode. This mode may set cookies on your computer once you click on the YouTube video player, but YouTube will not store personally-identifiable cookie information for playbacks of embedded videos using the privacy-enhanced mode. To find out more please visit YouTube’s embedding videos information page.


9. The Data Protection act


You can obtain further information about data protection laws by visiting the Data Protection Commissioner's website at https://www.dataprotection.ie


10. Contacting www.merrimanhotel.com


If you want to contact us to raise any questions about this privacy statement, or any general matters relating to www.merrimanhotel.com, you can contact us using this email address: info@merrimanhotel.com

Please use this address if you wish to request from us a copy of the personal data we hold about you. Please note that under English law we are entitled to charge you a fee for providing this service.


11. Google Analytics


Visitors to this website who have javascript enabled are tracked using Google Analytics. Google Analytics collects the following types of information from users:


Type of user agent (web browser) used, software manufacture and version number.

Type of operating system

Screen colors (colour processing ability of the users screen)

Javascript support

Flash version

Screen resolution

Network location and IP address

Can include country, city, state, region, county, or any other geographic data.


Bandwidth (internet connection speed)

Time of visit

Pages visited

Time spent on each page of the website

Referring site statistics

The website (URL) the user came through in order to arrive at this website (example: clicking on a hyperlink from Yahoo.com that took the user to this website)

Search engine query used (example: typing in a phrase into a search engine like Google, and clicking on a link from that search engine)

This data is only used to optimise our website for our visitors.


This data DOES NOT include any personalised identification information such as:



Phone numbers

Email addresses

Mailing addresses

Bank account numbers

Credit card information