Data Protection Policy

From 25 May 2018, the new EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) has come into effect across all member states.  The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) introduces additional compliance requirements for all organisations, including charities and membership bodies.

As a membership organisation the Irish Association for Palliative Care (IAPC) holds personal data in respect of members.  When you become a member and subsequently renew your membership of the IAPC you provide personal data (full name, address for correspondence, email address, contact number, place of work and current role).  This data is and will continue to be used by IAPC for membership purposes including newsletter circulation, updating on palliative care related issues, information sharing about upcoming courses, conferences and events. All information provided by you is protected and encrypted and is not shared with any third party.

In order to comply with GDPR at time of renewal of your membership, you will be asked to consent to the information provided when you became a member of IAPC, being held for membership purposes outlined above.  You must give this consent if you wish us to hold your personal data on the IAPC membership database. Please reply to:
Email: or post: Irish Association for Palliative Care, Coleraine House, Coleraine Street, Dublin 7, D07 E8XF
stating your consent.

The Irish Association for Palliative Care (IAPC) Data Protection Policy expresses the IAPC’s commitment to protecting the privacy and confidentiality of all those who access or

The privacy of all of our members, and of all those who engage with us in the provision of the Association’s services and activities, is of absolute importance to us and the IAPC does not collect any personal information without their prior knowledge or permission.

Any use of personal information will be done solely in ways that are compatible with this Policy.

Our Policy encompasses our newsletters, web pages, discussion boards, online booking forms, subscription procedures, online surveys and online feedback owned and operated by the IAPC through or or All information supplied through these means is treated with the highest standard of confidentiality and security.

We certify that all personal information disclosed to the IAPC is kept as securely as is reasonably possible. We use secured server areas and advanced firewalls to minimize risk of identifiable information being compromised.

What personal information do we request?
We request your name and your e-mail address or mailing address in order to recognise your individual membership account or for the purpose of events’ registration. We may also request this information for the purposes of conducting a survey or to provide additional services (for example, current awareness services and news updates and information about our activities, subscription services and account information).
The IAPC will not send you email that you have not agreed to receive.

How do we use information collected?
The IAPC tracks general information about people visiting our website and other pages by reading our browser settings. This does not include any personal information.

This information is strictly technical in nature and is used for statistical and administrative purposes only. None of this information is disclosed to third parties. It is treated strictly in accordance with the provisions of the Data Protection Acts, 1988 and 2003, and European Union Data Protection Directive 1995, and EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) 2018.

As a resource, and have links to a variety of other sites. We are not responsible for any breach of security or for any actions of any third party sites who receive information from our users. We are not responsible for the policies of these linked sites or how they treat information about their users.

Would personal information be disclosed in any circumstance?
Please note that we will release specific personal information about you if we are required to do so in order to comply with any valid legal process as with a search warrant, subpoena, statute, or court order.

Any changes this Policy will be communicated to you on this page.

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