Swim Ireland first adopted its formal Data Protection Policy and associated documentation including Privacy
Policy and Data Protection Retention Policy in 2014. As you will be aware; however, there have been significant changes in this area during recent years and the new General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) come into force on 25 May 2018.
With this in mind we have been reviewing our existing policies and procedures and have set out some matters below for your information. We want to ensure that you are aware of the new legislation and the main principles thereof.
In this regard, please find attached our updated Privacy Notice for you as a Swim Ireland Member/Volunteer. To clarify: Swim Ireland is a ‘data controller’ as defined in the GDPR. A data controller is defined as ‘a natural or legal person, public authority, agency or other body, which, alone or jointly with others, determines the purposes and means of the processing of personal data’ . Therefore, a data controller is the person that controls how the data is used and processed.
The purpose of the Privacy Notice is intended to make you aware of how your personal data is being used and what personal data relating to you is being processed by Swim Ireland. If you have any questions in this regard, please contact our Data Protection Compliance Committee at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We will be writing to our Regions and Clubs separately with regard to the GDPR to offer support in this regard.