25 February, 2021

Privacy Statement


The Irish Agility & Dog Sports Association (IADSA) respects your privacy.  This Privacy Statement sets out the basis on which IADSA process any personal data collected from you, or that you provide to IADSA.  This Privacy Statement is designed to protect you, by informing you of what information IADSA collect, what is done with that information, with whom it is shared, and the methods used to collect it.  By becoming a member or visiting the IADSA website (www.iadsa.ie ) you are accepting and consenting to the practices described in this statement.

IADSA is committed to complying with the Data Protection Acts 1988 and 2003, referred to as “the Acts” for the remainder of this statement.

Information IADSA collects

As a member of the association, you may provide IADSA with personal information by filling out forms, by post, emails, telephone or otherwise (e.g. by applying for membership; applying for a licence;  payment for services i.e. entering a show).   This information may include your personal data such as your name, address, email address, mobile or landline telephone number, personal description, gender, date of birth and financial and credit card information.

In relation to the IADSA website, it may automatically gather statistical and other analytical information collected on an aggregate basis of all visitors to the website to help develop and design the layout of the website.  This data comprises information that cannot be used to identify or contact you, such as demographic information regarding, for example, user internet protocol (“IP”) address used to connect your computer to the internet, your browser type and version, traffic data information regarding the volume and status of data transmissions, click-through statistics and any other anonymous statistical data involving the use of the website.

Purpose for which IADSA collects information

IADSA will use the personal data supplied by you for the purpose for which you have supplied that information only (i.e. for the purpose of becoming a member) and to notify you about any changes to IADSA.  Currently, IADSA only provides online payment using Paypal so it does not hold any payment information that you submit using this payment method.  This information is exclusively held by Paypal alone.  If you have any issues with payment details, or payment information, please contact Paypal directly.  Personal details may be used for the purpose of notifying you of IADSA services including news, events, competitions, tickets and information you have requested or that IADSA think may be of interest to you.

If you decide that you no longer wish to receive promotional information, you can contact the Secretary by using the contact details below and you will be removed from our mailing list.  Please note, however, that IADSA cannot backdate any changes that you make.

Use of your information by third parties

IADSA does not sell or pass your personal details to third parties without your consent, except in the following instances:

  • Where it is required by applicable law or pursuant to a court order or similar order;
  • Where it is required urgently to prevent serious loss or damage to property of IADSA;
  • Where it is required for the purposes of obtaining legal advice or for the purpose of, or in the course of, legal proceedings to which IADSA is a party or a witness.

The website may, from time to time, contain links to and from third party websites.  If you follow a link to any of these websites, please note that these websites have their own privacy statements or policies and that IADSA does not accept any responsibility or liability for these policies.  You should check these policies before you submit any personal data to these websites.


The website may use cookies to monitor visitor sessions and to give you the best experience from using the website.    You will be notified directly from the website if cookies are being used with options to accept or reject as per your preference. 

Cookies are small text files that are placed on your computer by the 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.

No personal information is stored in the cookie that is issued by the site.  The value stored in the cookie is an anonymous identifier, which is not linked to any other personal information you may give during your visit.  IADSA may collect technical data about the type of Internet browser and computer operating system that you use, and also which pages you visit and interact with.  This information does not identify you as an individual and is used only for tracking site use so that IADSA can improve your experience on the site.  IADSA might also place a “cookie” on your hard drive that will help to identify you when you return to the site and which allows IADSA to tailor content to your personal preferences.

Third party cookies

Throughout the website, IADSA may integrate social media share buttons from third party websites, such as Facebook and Instagram pages, this embedded content may present cookies from these websites over which IADSA has no control.  You should check the relevant third party website for more information about how these cookies are controlled.

Right of Access and Rectification or Erasure

Under the Acts, you have a right to access your personal data held by IADSA.  If you wish to access your personal data you should submit your request in writing to the Secretary at the address outlined below, along with evidence of your identity.  IADSA may contact you to confirm your request and ensure that it is a legitimate request being made by you.  IADSA will respond to your written request within 40 calendar days.

IADSA only needs to hold accurate, complete and up to date data.  Under the Acts, you also have the right to have your personal data corrected, if inaccurate, or erased if IADSA no longer has a legitimate interest in holding that data.  If you wish to make a request for your data to be updated or erased, you should do so by submitting your request in writing to the Secretary at the address below.  IADSA will comply with such a request within 40 calendar days or the receipt of such a request.


IADSA takes appropriate measures to ensure the security, integrity and privacy of information that it holds and will periodically update any relevant security measures in light of current technologies.  You need to be aware however, of inherent risks associated with the transmission of information via the Internet.  IADSA cannot guarantee or warrant the security of any personal information you submit via digital channels.  If you have concerns in this regard, IADSA has other ways of obtaining and providing information.  Please contact the Secretary at the details below for further information.

The website may also be linked to websites operated by third parties.  These links are meant for convenience only and do not constitute endorsement on the part of IADSA of those sites.  IADSA encourages you to review the privacy statements or policies of the owners and operators of those websites prior to submitting personal information to those websites.

Changes to our Privacy Statement

IADSA reserves the right to amend this Privacy Statement when required.  Any modifications that do occur will be effective upon such time as the amendments are posted on the Website and/or IADSA social media platforms.  Users shall be deemed to accept the modified policy by continuing to access IADSAs website on or after the date of the modification.  If you are a current member, you are entitled to cancel your membership (non-refundable) at any time if you do not agree to any future changes to this statement.

Contact Details

Questions, comments and requests regarding this Privacy Statement should be sent to the Secretary at [email protected]