Water Safety Ireland Privacy Notice

The following information in relation to Privacy Rights is being provided to you as outlined in the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). Water Safety Ireland processes personal information for the purposes of the administration of and conduct Water Safety Ireland related activities. The purpose of this information is to notify you of the following:

(a) any personal information you give us will be used,

(b) by whom

(c) for what purpose.

If you require any information regarding Data Protection and how your data is processed by Water Safety Ireland, please contact us at:

  • Tel: 091 564400
  • Email: [email protected]
  • Post: Data Protection Controller, Water Safety Ireland, The Long Walk Galway

What information is held by Water Safety Ireland?

The information held by us may include:

  • Data to identify you, including your personal contact information
  • Other personal details provided by you necessary to use our services, e.g. qualifications, certificates; course results
  • Information which you have agreed to give us in using our services, e.g. Garda vetting data, membership history etc.
  • A history of your contacts with Water Safety Ireland and your service interactions

Who is the Data Controller for my data?

Water Safety Ireland are Controllers of your Personal Data. Water Safety Ireland can be contacted at the details above.

What is the purpose of processing my Personal Data?

Water Safety Ireland processes personal information to administer and conduct Water Safety Ireland related activities. This includes WSAC affiliation, membership and competitions (if you compete), competition results, regional / national / international squads, disciplinary processes, communications and notifications of Water Safety Ireland, personal proficiencies, training and coaching qualifications and compliance related requirements (including vetting and insurance). This list is not exhaustive and will include other less common data from time to time. We may also keep you informed of Water Safety Ireland news, activities and events.

Will anyone else receive a copy of my Personal Data?

Your Personal Data can only be accessed by Water Safety Ireland administration and data processors acting on our behalf under contract. We have taken steps to ensure any data held with third-party data processor companies are carefully managed with appropriate technical and organisation controls to ensure the security and integrity of data in place in accordance with GDPR obligations. Hard Copy Data, which is not a soft copy or electronic data is stored in secure cabinets in Water Safety Ireland offices, accessible only by relevant staff.

How long will your Personal Data be stored for?

Your Personal Data held by Water Safety Ireland is subject to legislation and the regulatory rules we must follow set by authorities (e.g. Garda Vetting Bureau (GVB)) and is dependent on the type of data and the reason for which it is held. In exceptional circumstances we may retain Personal Data after the specified period if we decide that it is strictly necessary to do so where legal obligations arise, for the establishment, exercise or defence of legal claims or otherwise in accordance with the Data Protection Commissioner guidelines (e.g. for child welfare issues).

How can I obtain a copy of the Personal Data held by Water Safety Ireland?

You have the right to request a copy of all of your Personal Data and can do so by contacting Water Safety Ireland at: [email protected] . This information will be provided to you within one month.

What are my privacy rights relating to my Personal Data?

In accordance with GDPR you have the right to have your Personal Data updated, rectified, or deleted if you so wish. You have the right to object to your Personal Data being processed and to withdraw your agreement to processing – You can do so by contacting Water Safety Ireland.

Where can I get further information? Further information regarding your rights can be obtained through the Office of the Data Protection Commissioner, Canal House, Station Road, Portarlington, Co. Laois, or on the website www.dataprotection.ie

How do I make a complaint or report a breach?

Should you wish to make a complaint or report a breach under in relation to your Personal Data, you can do so by emailing the Office of the Data Protection Commissioner at [email protected]

Log Files

Water Safety Ireland follows a standard procedure of using log files on it’s website. These files log visitors when they visit websites. The information collected by log files include internet protocol (IP) addresses, browser type, Internet Service Provider (ISP), date and time stamp, referring/exit pages, and possibly the number of clicks. These are not linked to any information that is personally identifiable. The purpose of the information is for analysing trends, administering the site, tracking users’ movement on the website, and gathering demographic information.

Cookies and Web Beacons

Like any other website, Water Safety Ireland uses ‘cookies’. These cookies are used to store information including visitors’ preferences, and the pages on the website that the visitor accessed or visited. The information is used to optimize the users’ experience by customizing our web page content based on visitors’ browser type and/or other information. We use third parties such as Google Analytics to collect information. You can find out more about how Google uses data.

Privacy Policies

Our Privacy Policy was created with the help of the GDPR Privacy Policy Generator.

Third-party ad servers or ad networks uses technologies like cookies, JavaScript, or Web Beacons that are used in their respective advertisements and links that appear on Water Safety Ireland Name, which are sent directly to users’ browser. They automatically receive your IP address when this occurs. These technologies are used to measure the effectiveness of their advertising campaigns and/or to personalize the advertising content that you see on websites that you visit.

Note that Water Safety Ireland has no access to or control over these cookies that are used by third-party advertisers.

Third Party Privacy Policies

Water Safety Ireland’s Privacy Policy does not apply to other advertisers or websites. Thus, we are advising you to consult the respective Privacy Policies of these third-party ad servers for more detailed information. It may include their practices and instructions about how to opt-out of certain options.

You can choose to disable cookies through your individual browser options. To know more detailed information about cookie management with specific web browsers, it can be found at the browsers’ respective websites.


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