Data Protection and the GDPR

Significant changes to Data Protection legislation are in effect since the 25th May 2018. The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and the Irish Data Protection Act 2018 have an impact on how the club stores and controls data. It is important that every that every member, is aware of how these changes in the law will affect the ways in which Personal Data can be collected and used for Club purposes.

What is Data Protection under the GDPR?

Data Protection legislation is intended to protect the right to privacy of individuals and seeks to ensure that Personal Data is used appropriately.

Personal Data is any information that can be used to identify a living person such as Name, Date of Birth, Address, Phone Number, Email address, Membership Number, IP Address, photographs etc.

There are other categories of information defined as Special Categories of Personal Data which require more stringent measures of protection and these include racial or ethnic origin, political opinions, religious or philosophical beliefs, or trade union membership, and the processing of genetic data, biometric data for the purpose of uniquely identifying a natural person, data concerning health or data concerning a natural person’s sex life or sexual orientation.

Children’s data and data relating to criminal convictions or offences should also be afforded a higher level of protection.

Please note the only areas of data that we collect are outlined on our membership form, if you need clarifications on which categories we collect and how we protect your data please contact the Membership Secretary.

Please use attached link to our GDPR Policy