Wednesday, July 17, 2024

  • An Chomhdhail Privacy Statement

Comhdháil na Múinteoirí le Rincí Gaelacha Cuideachta Faoi Theorainn Ráthaíochta (An Chomhdháil), is a membership based organisation for Irish Dance Teachers, with annual membership registration. GDPR and Data Protection has an impact on how An Chomhdháil, at all levels, engages with its members. All members must ensure they are aware and familiar with An Chomhdháil legal obligations under GDPR.


Data Protection:

Data protection legislation is intended to protect the right to privacy of individuals and seeks to ensure that Personal Data is used appropriately. 

Personal Data is any information relating to an identified or identifiable natural person (“data Subject”): an identifiable natural person is one who can be identified, directly or indirectly, in particular by reference to Name, Date of Birth, Address, Phone Number, Email address, Membership number, IP Address, Photographs, Bank details or to one or more factors of that natural person.

Special categories of Personal Data require more stringent measures of protection and these include:

  •  Race and Ethic Origin
  • Religious or philosophical beliefs
  • Political opinion
  • Trade Union Membership
  • Biometric data used to identify an individual
  • Genetic data
  • Health data
  • Data related to sexual preferences, sex life, and/or sexual orientation.

Childrens’ data and data relating to criminal convictions or offences should also be afforded a higher level of protection.


Data Protection Principles:

There are 7 Principles of Data Protection as listed below:

  1.  Lawfulness, Fairness and Transparency- Data must be processed lawfully, fairly and in a transparent manner
  2. Purpose Limitations – Data must be collected only for specified, explicit and lawful purpose.
  3. Data Minimisation – Data must be adequate, relevant, and specific for the purposes it is being collected for.
  4. Accuracy – Data must be accurate, kept up to date and be complete.
  5. Storage Limitation – Data must not be kept for no longer than necessary for the specified purpose(s)
  6. Security, Integrity and Confidentiality –Data must be processed ensuring appropriate technical and organisational measures of security are in place.
  7. Accountability – It is essential not only to be compliant, but to be able to demonstrate compliance.