Irish Shoulder and Elbow Society Website Privacy Policy

The Irish Shoulder and Elbow Society respects your right to privacy and complies with its obligations under the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). The goal of this website privacy policy is to help you understand how the Society deals with any personal data you provide when you visit its website or interact with the Society online.
By visiting the website, you are accepting the terms of this website privacy policy.
This website contains external links to other websites and the Society is not held responsible for the privacy policies of these other websites.

What type of information do we collect?
You may browse our site anonymously but certain functions and pages may be unavailable to you.
We collect information from you when you visit our website, register for our online community,resister for a conference, subscribe to our website, or fill out a form.
What do we use your information for?
Any of the information we collect from you may be used to notify you of upcoming meetings and conferences.
We may also collect and retain your data if you send feedback about any of our courses, classes or conferences.

To process payments, fulfil online orders and confirm transactions
Example: paying for an event registration fee or membership fee. We will use your information to complete your order and to follow up, where relevant or requested, by email, phone or post on any transactions and issue payment receipts.

To improve our website and provide a personalised experience for you
We continually try to improve our website based on the anonymous information and feedback we receive from you.
We want your visit to our website to be a useful one, making sure you are able to find the information that you’re looking for and that is relevant to you.

To keep you informed about what we’re doing
If you have signed up to be included in the Irish Shoulder and Elbow Society mailing list, you will receive updates when available. At any time you can unsubscribe from receiving future emails by emailing [email protected] or by clicking the ‘Unsubscribe’ link at the bottom of every email.

How do we protect your information?
We use a variety of security measures to securely process and keep your personal information safe when you interact with our website.
We use a secure server so that all supplied sensitive/payment information is transmitted via Secure Socket Layer (SSL) technology and then encrypted into our payment gateway provider’s database (Paypal). We do not see or store your full card details when you make an online transaction.
The Society 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.

Do we use cookies?
Yes. Cookies are small files that a site or its service provider transfers to your computer’s hard drive through your web browser (if you allow) that lets the sites or service providers systems to recognize your browser and capture and remember certain information.
We use cookies to help us remember and process items in your shopping cart and compile anonymous data about site traffic and site interaction so that we can offer better site experiences and tools in the future.
This website uses Google 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.
The information you provide when interacting with our website will be kept securely and used by the Irish Shoulder and Elbow Society in order to make your interaction with the Society possible.
We also reserve the right to enforce our site policies in order to protect our rights and the rights of other individuals in a manner that is safe and compliant with the law.
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.

Online privacy policy only
This online privacy policy applies only to information collected through our website and not to information collected offline.

Your consent
By using our website, you consent to our website’s privacy policy (this page).

Changes to our privacy policy
We reserve the right to make changes to our web privacy policy at any time without prior consultation; these changes will be posted on this page together with the privacy policy revision date.

Contacting us
If you have any questions regarding this privacy policy, you may contact us using the information below.
Data Protection Officer, Irish Shoulder and Elbow Society
Email: [email protected]