This privacy notice is for visitors to Walkersassociation.ie. It sets out how we use personal data that we hold about you and gives information on how to exercise your legal rights. In this notice ‘we’ and ‘our’ means The Walkers Association which operates this platform.
What data do we process about our visitors?
If you register for an account on our website in order to comment on an article or contact us through our form, you will need to provide us with your full name and email address.
We may match your cookie data with this third party data, and use this to gain a better insight into your interests or to build a profile about you.
What do we use this data for?
* Verifying your identity (for example when you return to the website and have already logged in)
* Personalising the advertising you see on the website so that it is more relevant to you.
* Improving the design and style of the website
* Informing you about products, services or promotional offers that you might find interesting if you have chosen to receive these type of communications.
* Sending you service messages about your account registration, for example if you have clicked a password reset link.
* Dealing with any query or complaint you submit to our customer services team. Only provide sensitive data (such as information about your health, race or religion) if you are happy to consent to our using it to manage your enquiry
We also log and use information about any service errors or interruptions that you have experienced in order to help us create fixes and to make technical improvements to our Website
What is our legal basis for processing personal data?
We will only use your personal data for advertising and marketing, personalisation of content and services, advertising analytical purposes if we have your specific consent to do so.
For all other uses of data set out above, we have a legitimate interests in processing it in order to monitor the performance of the website, respond to your queries and improve our products and services.
How can you access and update your personal information?
If you are a registered user, you can update your personal information by signing in to your account page or through your social network provider.
You can ask for a copy of the personal information we may hold about you, or for your data to be deleted via firstname.lastname@example.org
How long do we keep your personal information for?
We will keep your information only for as long as it is relevant and useful for the purpose for which it was originally collected.
Please note that if your account appears to have not been used for 12 months, we will try and contact you to check whether it is still in use and/or we will delete it.
A record of a customer service query is retained for at least three years from the date it was submitted to us.
We retain cookie data and corresponding third party data for 13 months from when it was collected from your device.
We may need to retain your data for a longer period if there is a legal claim or if we are required to so by any regulation.
Who will we share your personal information with?
Advertisers and advertising networks sometimes require data to select and serve relevant advertisements to you and others. We may provide them with aggregate cookie information about our users with certain attributes (for example, we may inform them that 500 men aged under 30 have clicked on their advertisement on any given day).
We reserve the right to disclose your personal information to comply with applicable laws and government or regulatory bodies’ lawful requests for information.
Your personal details may be shared with third party organisations we have contracted to provide services to us which include processing data.
We may also have to release information because of a legal requirement on us or pursuant to a court order.
We may transfer, sell or assign any of the information described in this Privacy Notice to third parties as a result of a sale, merger, consolidation, change of control, transfer of assets or reorganisation of our business.
Will your data be sent overseas?
As you will know, the internet does not recognise national boundaries. Services on the web are accessible globally so collection and transmission of personal data is not always confined to one country.
You should be aware that by using the website, your personal data may be processed in or transferred to other countries, the USA for example, and you agree to your personal data being transferred or processed in this way.
Your personal data will only be stored or transferred within the UK, EU or US under the EU-US Privacy Shield, or using other safeguards that have been approved by the relevant regulatory body.
Right of access – you have the right to request a copy of the data that we hold about you.
Right of rectification – you have a right to correct data that we hold about you that is inaccurate or incomplete.
Right to be forgotten – you can ask for the data we hold about you to be erased from our records.
Right to restriction of processing – you can ask for us to restrict the way we process your data.
Right of portability – you have the right to have the data we hold about you transferred to another organisation.
Right to object – you have the right to object to our processing your data where we are relying on a legitimate interest in order to process it.
Right to withdraw your consent – you have the right to withdraw your consent at any time.
Please note that these rights are not absolute and certain exemptions apply.
Exercising your rights, asking questions and raising concerns:
In the first instance, please submit your request using our online form available here: Customer Services
You may also lodge a complaint directly with the supervisory authority or our Data Protection Officer using: email@example.com.