Terms and Conditions
Access to and use of the National Transport Authority’s website at ActiveTravelLogger.ie and Smarter Travel Step Counter is governed by these Terms and Conditions.
The Authority reserves the right to change these Terms and Conditions at any time by posting changes online without notification.
You are responsible for reviewing regularly information posted online to obtain timely notice of such changes as the updated Terms and Conditions will apply to your subsequent uses of the site Active Travel Logger website and Step Counter app.
Whilst the Authority endeavours to ensure that this site is normally available 24 hours a day, access to this site may be suspended temporarily or permanently and without notice. The Authority will not be liable if for any reason the site is unavailable at any time or for any period.
In certain circumstances as set out in the Data Protection Act 1988 and 2003, the Authority may also share Active Travel Logger users’ personal information with the Gardaí and other law enforcement agencies for the purposes of the prevention or detection of crime.
While every effort is made ensure that the information on this site is correct, the Authority makes no warranty or representation, express or implied, in relation to such information and material. The contents of these pages are intended to facilitate Partner organisations of the Smarter Travel Workplaces and Smarter Travel Campus programmes to run walking, cycling and public transport challenges, and are provided as an information guide only on an “as is” basis.
The Authority shall not be liable for any direct, indirect or consequential loss or damage (including, without limitation, damages for loss of business or loss of profits) arising in contract, tort or otherwise from the use of or inability to use this site, or any material contained in it, or from any action or decision taken as a result of using this site or any such information or material.
Part of this site contains materials submitted to the Authority by third parties. Third parties are responsible for ensuring that materials submitted for inclusion on this site comply with national and relevant foreign law. The Authority cannot guarantee the accuracy of this material and hereby expressly disclaims any responsibility for error, omission or inaccuracy in the material, misinterpretation and any/or all loss, disappointment, negligence or damage caused by reliance on the material contained on this site or any failure or alleged failure in the delivery of the services referred to herein, or in event of the bankruptcy, liquidation or cessation of trade of any company, individual or firm referred to herein. Confirmation of the accuracy and currency in the information should be sought from the establishments concerned.
If any of these Terms and Conditions should be determined to be illegal, invalid or otherwise unenforceable, such Term(s) or Condition(s) shall be severed and deleted from the clause concerned and the remaining Terms and Conditions shall survive, remain in full force and effect and continue to be binding and enforceable.
These Terms and Conditions shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of Ireland and the parties submit to the jurisdiction of the Irish courts. This, however, shall not prevent the Authority from pursuing a claim for breach of contract, copyright infringement or otherwise in respect of these Terms and Conditions or this site in any other jurisdiction.
In using this site, you shall not post illegal, immoral, provocative or defamatory statements in or on any part of the site, or post on or submit to the site any material which might cause the Authority to violate any applicable law, statute, directive or regulation or that could, in the Authority’s sole discretion, adversely affect the goodwill or reputation of the Authority or of its programmes or agents.
Unless otherwise stated, the copyright and any other rights in all material on this site are owned by the Authority.
You are permitted to print and download extracts from this site on the following basis:
- Use of Authority documents and related graphics on this site is for information and/or personal use only.
- Any copies of these pages saved to disk or to any other storage medium may only be used for subsequent viewing purposes or to print extracts for personal use.
- No documents or related graphics on this site are to be modified in any way.
- Graphics on this site are not to be used separately from the accompanying text.
- No part of this site may be reproduced or stored in any other site or included in any public or private electronic retrieval system or service without the Authority’s prior written permission.
Prizes and Competitions
Details of prizes for Smarter Travel Campus and Smarter Travel Workplaces Challenges will be announced on the relevant prizes pages on the Campus/ Workplaces website.
Individual challenges may comprise a mix of internal-Partner prizes and Authority-awarded prizes.
The provision of internal-Partner prizes is a matter for the individual Partner organisation.
For Authority prizes, how prizes are awarded will be clearly stated for each competition e.g. prize draw, merit-related etc. Details of prize winners (name, team, organisation) will be published in media/ arenas including but not limited to – Authority websites, social media accounts, Partner emails/ ezines, Partner seminars. For competitions relating to stories/ photos or other material provided by participants, the winning entries will be published by the Authority as above.
Details of prize winners or winning photos/ stories may be withheld at the request of the winner – Please contact the Smarter Travel Workplaces or Smarter Travel Campus programmes directly to do this. Please note that for auditing purposes, a level of detail will need to be published.
The awarding of Authority prizes is subject to the decision of the Authority, and the Authority reserves the right to award all or none of the prizes stated. The decision of the Authority is final.
Winners may also be asked to participate in a publicity shoot. By participating in a shoot, participants agree that their image may be used in Authority publicity and materials.
To be eligible for Authority Prizes, winners must be resident in the Republic of Ireland and be employees or students of a Smarter Travel Workplaces or Smarter Travel Campus Partner.
All product names, model names, slogans, logos and emblems, referred to on this site, whether or not appearing in large print or with the TM or trademark symbol, (the "Marks") are trademarks, service marks, or trade names of the National Transport Authority, its transport partners, its licensors or contractors, as appropriate. All rights in the Marks are reserved and no license or right to use is granted to users. In addition, the use or misuse of Marks is expressly prohibited without the Authority or the pertinent owner's prior written permission.
There are a number of types of leaderboards, depending on the individual challenge taking place.
For Overall and Desk Based Leaderboards, rankings are based on average steps/ journeys logged. Desk based teams are teams who are generally based at a desk during their work hours.
For percentage improvement leaderboards, the first half of a challenge is compared to the second half to work out the improvement achieved. The full formulae can be found in this PDF.
Teams which have too few team members, or have queries about their activities logged will be marked ‘TBC’ on leaderboards until queries are resolved. Challenge Coordinators will notify users if their activity is marked as ‘TBC’ in order to resolve the query.
The calorie formulas are as follows. For walking, the calculation is as follows, using the person's weight if available, or an average weight if not:
Total calories = Calories per kg when walking x Weight in kg x Total steps / Average steps per km
For cycling the calculations will use the person's weight and distance to workplace is available, or average values if not. The following calculations are carried out, and the totals summed for the final value:
Commute Calories = Calories burned per kg when cycling x Weight in kg x Distance to workplace
Additional Terms and Conditions
These terms and conditions relate to the operation of the Active Travel Logger website and Step Counter app.
If you have any suggestions or comments in relation to the Active Travel Logger website please email firstname.lastname@example.org or write to:
Smarter Travel Workplaces/ Smarter Travel Campus
National Transport Authority