The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) (EU) 2016/679 is a regulation in EU law on data protection and
privacy for all individuals within the European Union and the European Economic Area. It also addresses the export of
personal data outside the EU and EEA. The GDPR aims primarily to give control to citizens and residents over their
Please find attached a Privacy notice for Swim Ulster Limited. We are required by law to explain how and why we hold
personal information. This privacy notice is fully aligned to our governing body Swim Ireland.
Swim Ulster have recently updated their IT system to be GDPR compliant and to help protect any information we
gather from you. All information is stored on servers within the EU.
Dear Member / Volunteer
Swim Ireland first adopted its formal Data Protection Policy and associated documentation including Privacy
Policy and Data Protection Retention Policy in 2014.
As you will be aware; however, there have been significant changes in this area during recent years and the new
General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) come into force on 25 May 2018. With this in mind we have been
reviewing our existing policies and procedures and I have set out some matters below for your information.
We want to ensure that you are aware of the new legislation and the main principles thereof.
In this regard, please find attached our updated Privacy Notice for you as a Swim Ireland Member/Volunteer.
To clarify: Swim Ireland is a ‘data controller’ as defined in the GDPR. A data controller is defined as ‘a natural or
legal person, public authority, agency or other body, which, alone or jointly with others, determines the purposes
and means of the processing of personal data’ . Therefore, a data controller is the person that controls how the
data is used and processed.
The purpose of the Privacy Notice is intended to make you aware of how your personal data is being used and
what personal data relating to you is being processed by Swim Ireland. If you have any questions in this regard,
please contact our Data Protection Compliance Committee at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sliabh Beagh Committee