IHA Data Protection Policy

In accordance with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and as a data controller the IHA will seek to ensure protection of your personal data.

The IHA will only collect personal information which you have provided to the IHA and the retention of which you have consented to. The information to be retained is limited to your name and contact details. The IHA only requires your information in order to communicate with you about developments in the association and news relevant to you. The IHA will comply with the below principles regarding data protection:

  1. Obtain and process your information fairly
  2. Keep it only for one or more specified, explicit and lawful purposes
  3. Use and disclose it only in ways compatible with these purposes
  4. Keep it safe and secure
  5. Keep it accurate, complete and up-to-date
  6. Ensure that it is adequate, relevant and not excessive
  7. Retain it for no longer than is necessary for the purpose or purposes
  8. Give a copy of his/her personal data to an individual, on request

Retention Policy

Your personal details will be removed from the database upon your request or when you cease to be a member. The member database which contains personal information will be reviewed annually and the details of those who are no longer a member will be systematically destroyed, erased, or anonymised when it is no longer required to be retained.

Data Access Request:

Any individual who is seeking a copy of their records should contact Miriam Forde at miriamaforde@gmail.com who will arrange to provide you with a copy of such record.

Data Breach

In the event of a security related complaint or to report a data breach please contactExecutive Director Miriam Forde at miriamaforde@gmail.com and an investigation will be instigated.

A data breach may include an inappropriate disclosure or loss/theft of a device. Following a risk assessment, the Data Protection Commissioner will be notified if appropriate when there is a risk to persons on account of the data breach.

Data Recovery

The membership database is backed up onto a hard drive retained by the IHA Secretary.

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