Data Privacy Notice

Sligo Walking Club are committed to protecting and respecting your privacy. For any personal data you provide for the purposes of your membership, Sligo Walking Club is the Data Controller and is responsible for storing and otherwise processing that data in a fair, lawful, secure and transparent way.

What data is being collected?

You may give us information about you by filling in forms at an event or online, or by corresponding with us by phone, e-mail or otherwise. This includes information you provide when you register with the Club, [

The information you give us may include your name, date of birth, address, e-mail address, phone number, name of the Mountaineering Ireland affiliated Clubs with which you are registered and gender.  

What is the legal basis for processing the data?

The reason we need your Data is to be able to administer your membership and provide the membership services you are signing up to when you register with the club. Our lawful basis for processing your personal is that we have a contractual obligation to you as a member to provide the services you are registering for.

Will the data be shared with any third parties?

When you become a member of or renew your membership with [insert name of club] you will automatically be registered as a member of Mountaineering Ireland. We will provide Mountaineering Ireland with your personal data which they will use to enable access to an online portal for you ( - Login). This will enable you to sign into and update your Mountaineering Ireland details (which, among other things allows you to update your details and enter digital log of climbs/walks and avail of discounts on the online shop). It is vital, therefore, that a valid email address is given, so that you can ensure that your data is correct and so that you can set

your own privacy settings.

If you have any questions about the continuing privacy of your personal data when it is shared with

Mountaineering Ireland, please contact

The Club does not supply any personal data it holds for this purpose to any other third party.

How will the information be used? We will maintain a database for all current members and this will enable us to communicate with you as and when necessary. Relevant information will be forwarded to Mountaineering Ireland as above.

How long will the data be stored for?

We will hold your personal data on file for as long as you are a member with us.

Member’s data is updated every year on annual membership forms. Any personal data we hold on you will be securely destroyed after three years/month of inactivity on that member’s account. Your data is not processed for any further purposes other than those detailed in this policy.

Your rights regarding your personal data.

As a data subject you may have the right at any time to request access to, rectification or erasure of your personal data; to restrict or object to certain kinds of processing of your personal data, including direct marketing; to the portability of your personal data and to complain to the Data Protection Commissioner’s Office about the processing of your personal data.

As a data subject you are not obliged to share your personal data with the Club. If you choose not to share your personal data with us we may not be able to register or administer your membership.