On 25th May 2018, the EU introduced a new regulation – the General Data Protection Regulation or GDPR.
GDPR gives customers greater access to their personal information and control of how it is used.
What are the key changes for you?
GDPR sets out the following rights:
- The right to access the personal information a company holds on you.
- The right to have your personal information sent directly to yourself or another organisation.
- The right to have inaccuracies corrected.
- The right to object, including in relation to direct marketing.
- The right to restrict the processing of information.
- The right to have information erased.
You can be confident that we take protecting your data seriously and we only use it to enhance the service we provide to you. The typical data we collect is information you’ve provided to us. We generally ask you to provide your name, email and phone number when you sign up for our newsletter or blog, usually via our website using Google Forms.
Securing your personal data is extremely important to us which is why we take appropriate measures to protect your data and we actively monitor emerging cyber threats through a system of alerts.
Community Gardens Ireland will employ high standards of security in order to protect the personal data under its care. Appropriate security measures will be taken to protect against unauthorised access to, or alteration, destruction or disclosure of any personal data held by Community Gardens Ireland in its capacity as Data Controller. Access to and management of data is limited to committee members who have appropriate authorisation and password access.
Controlling your Data
You have ultimate control over your data. You can manage your data, your contact preferences and how you can opt in or out of marketing communications.
The only third-party who has access to your data outside of Community Gardens Ireland is Google Forms for membership requests and Mailchimp that manages our newsletters and mailing lists. They follow strict data protection guidelines, processing your data in compliance with the Irish Data Protection legislation and EU General Data Protection Regulation. We do not share your information with any parties outside of Community Gardens Ireland
To make our website work properly, we sometimes place small data files called cookies on your device. Most big websites do this too.
What are cookies?
A cookie is a small text file that a website saves on your computer or mobile device when you visit the site. It enables the website to remember your actions and preferences (such as login, language, font size and other display preferences) over a period of time, so you don’t have to keep re-entering them whenever you come back to the site or browse from one page to another.
How to delete cookies
You can control and/or delete cookies as you wish – for details, see aboutcookies.org. You can delete all cookies that are already on your computer and you can set most browsers to prevent them from being placed. If you do this, however, you may have to manually adjust some preferences every time you visit a site and some services and functionalities may not work.