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AIRM Privacy and Cookie Policy

The  website www.airm.ie is owned and operated by the Association of Irish Risk Management who are committed to protecting your privacy and will only use the information that we collect about you lawfully. This policy explains how we collect and use your information.

By using our website or providing us with your personal information you are agreeing to this policy.  We may update this policy from time to time without notice to you, so please check it regularly.

1. How do we collect information about you?

1. We may collect personal information from you in the following ways:

(a) our use of cookies (please see the Cookies section below);

(b) you contact us with enquiries or other correspondence (including via social media) or become involved with us in another way.

1.2 Except where permitted by law, we will never collect sensitive personal data about you without your consent.

1.3 If you interact with us as outlined above, we may collect and process personal information about you such as:

(a) your name, address, email address and other contact information (such as details of your social media accounts/profiles);

(b) information you enter onto our website or provide us in correspondence;

(c) records of your correspondence with us;

(d) details of your visit to our website, including your IP address.


2. Why do you need my details and how do you use them?

2.1 We will process your personal information in accordance with our obligations under applicable data protection laws and regulations, particularly for the following reasons:

(a) to provide you with the advice or information you have asked for;

(c) to comply with applicable laws and regulations 

(d) for our own internal administrative purposes and to keep a record of your membership with us;

(e) to provide you with information about us and any other information that we provide access to;

(f) to ensure that content from our website is presented in the most effective manner for you and for your computer/mobile device; 

(g) to improve our service by contacting you for feedback.

2.2 When you make a payment  through the website, you will  be taken to a payment gateway such as Stripe. Information you provide when making a payment is being given primarily to that third party who may then share that information with us.  

3. Will you pass my information onto other organisations or individuals?

3.1 We will not sell your personal information, and we will not pass your personal information to any third parties except in the circumstances set out in this policy.

3.2 The only times we will pass your details to anyone else would be:

(a) to enable payment providers to complete transactions;

(b) to organisations within the payment card industry in order to prevent online fraud;

(c) where we are required to do so by any law or court order;

4. How long will we keep this information about you?

We will only keep information about you for as long as we need to. 

5. How do you keep my information secure?

5.1 This site has security measures in place to protect the loss, misuse and alteration of the information under our control.

5.2 We may communicate with you by email. Unfortunately, the transmission of information via the internet is not completely secure.  Although we will do our best to protect your personal data, we cannot guarantee the security of your data transmitted to our site; any transmission is at your own risk.

5.3 We make no representations about any other websites, and when you access any other website through a link on our website (including social media sites) you understand that it is independent from us and that we have no control over that website or the way your personal information is collected through those websites. Those websites may have their own privacy policies and we encourage you to look at those policies or contact the website operators directly to understand how your personal information is used.

6. Your rights and how to contact us

6.1 To request details of the information we hold about you, if you have provided us with your personal information but decide at a later date that you no longer want to receive information from us, or if you wish to update us that your contact details have changed or change your preferences, simply let us know by sending an email to airm.secretary@gmail.com 

6.2 If you are unhappy with the way in which your personal data has been handled you are entitled to make a complaint to the Data Protection Commission.

Cookie Policy

1. What are cookies?

Like most websites, we use cookies.  Cookies are tiny pieces of data saved on your computer or mobile device.  There are several types of cookie and they each have different functions or uses.

How do you use cookies?

2.2 We use cookies for a variety of reasons:

(a) Essential cookies – these are required for the operation of our website, for example to enable you to log in to secure areas of the website. 

(b) Analytic/performance cookies – these allow us to recognise and count the number of visitors and to see how visitors move around our website when they are using it. This helps us to improve the way our website works, for example, by ensuring that users are finding what they are looking for easily.

(c) Functionality cookies – these are used to recognise you when you return to our website so that we can personalise our content for you and remember your preferences

(d) Targeting cookies – these record your visit to our website, pages you have visited and links you have followed. 

2.2 Type of cookie, function and further information:

Google analytics This is common performance cookie that many websites use.  It allows us to collect anonymous information about how you and other users use our website and helps us to improve the website.

3. Third party websites and social networks

3.1 If you click on a hyperlink from our website to any third party websites (e.g. if you ‘share’ content from our website with friends or colleagues on social media), you may be sent cookies from these third party websites. They will do so pursuant to their own policies on privacy and cookies.  It’s a good idea to check their privacy policies to fully understand their use of cookies.

3.2 Some of the content on our website maybe provided by third parties.  When you visit a page containing content from one of these sites a cookie may be set.  We do not have any control over these cookies and they will be set pursuant to the third party’s own policies on privacy and cookies.

4. Disabling Cookies

4.1 By using our website you consent to our use of cookies as updated from time to time and the cookies we use will be stored on your device (unless rejected or disabled by your browser).

4.2 Internet browsers normally accept cookies by default. However, it is possible to set an internet browser to reject cookies.  If you do not accept our use of cookies as set out in this policy, please set your internet browser to reject cookies.  This may impair your ability to use our website so that some features may not work.

5. Changes to this policy and further information

5.1 We may update our use of cookies, and this policy, from time to time, so please check this policy regularly.

5.2 You can find out more about cookies generally and how to disable them at www.allaboutcookies.org.