The Dyslexia Association of Ireland (DAI) is committed to respecting your privacy, and to complying with all applicable data protection and privacy laws. We know that our members and clients like to be aware of what we do with their personal data. Therefore, the objective of this policy is to inform you how we handle your personal information.
Any personal information you give to us is used for internal business purposes only.
- Obtain and process (use) your information fairly and with your consent;
- Make you aware of all purposes that we intend to use your data for;
- Keep your information only for one or more specified and lawful purposes;
- Process personal information only in ways compatible with the purposes for which it was given to us initially;
- Retain it no longer than is necessary for the specified purpose or purposes;
- Protect personal information by reasonable security safeguards against loss, theft, misuse or unauthorised access.
How we use information you have provided to us Any information you provide to us is used for the following:
- To enable us to provide you with the information and/or support services which you have requested from us.
- To process payments for membership or services you have requested from us.
- To keep you informed on our activities and updates in relation to dyslexia.
- To let you know ways in which you can support our campaigns and fundraising.
- To communicate with you in relation to your membership of DAI.
- To communicate DAI messages to you through other media channels.
How we protect your information
We implement a variety of security measures to maintain and safeguard personal information you have provided to us. This applies to data in both hard and soft copy. We use secure, password protected computers and servers, and store hard copy data securely. We have a detailed Retention Policy in place which guides confidential destruction of data no longer required.
DAI takes, and will continue to take, all reasonable steps (which includes relevant technical and organisational measures) to guarantee the safety of the data you provide to us and we will only use the data for the intended purpose.
However, the nature of the internet is such that we cannot guarantee or warrant the security of any information you transmit to us via the Internet will be 100% secure.
Our websites (dyslexia.ie and dyslexiahub.ie) use analytics to gather anonymous statistics about visitors to the site and which pages are visited.
If you prefer, you can choose to have your computer warn you each time a cookie is being sent, or you can choose to turn off all cookies via your browser settings. Like most websites, if you turn your cookies off, some of our services may not function properly.
Do we disclose any information to outside parties?
We do not sell, trade, or otherwise transfer to outside parties your personally identifiable information. This does not include trusted third parties who assist us in operating our website, conducting our business, or servicing you, so long as those parties agree to keep this information confidential as part of their contract with DAI. There are some situations where DAI may be required by law to disclose information, e.g. child protection concerns or illegal activity.
Non-personally identifiable visitor information may be provided to other parties for marketing, advertising, or other uses. For example, we may disclose the total number of visits to our website.
By using our services and website, you consent to the collection and use of this information.
If you have any queries in relation to this policy, data protection and the information we hold, please contact our Data Protection Officer at email@example.com. All requests will be dealt with as promptly and efficiently as possible.
Date policy last reviewed: December 2022
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Who we share your data with
How long we retain your data
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What rights you have over your data
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Where we send your data
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