This policy explains how and why we collect personal information about people who visit our website and our members, how we use this information, how we keep it secure and the basis on which any personal information that we collect from you or that you provide to us is processed.

We may change this policy from time to time so please check this page occasionally. By accessing our website you are agreeing to be bound by this policy and any changes thereto. Any questions regarding this Policy and our privacy practice should be sent by email to

The IFPDC is committed to protecting and respecting your privacy. For the purposes of the Data Protection Acts 1988 and 2003 and the Data Protection Bill 2018 the IFPDC is the data controller .

How do we collect information from you?

We collect information from you when you use our website, for example when you contact us about membership or courses. The personal information we collect may include but is not limited to your name, address, email address, IP address, phone number, and information about what pages are accessed and when (information that you provide to us by filling in forms on our site which includes information provided at the time you joined the IFPDC), information if you report a problem or make a complaint, a record of correspondence if you contact us. If you become a member or register for a course with us your cred/debit card information is not held by us, it is collected by a third party payment processor who specialises in secure, online collection and processing of credit/debit card details.

How is your information used?

We use the information we collect for the purposes of our legitimate interests and to help us to operate, maintain, and enhance the service we provide to you. We may use it to:

  • Send you information [about courses and events] which we think you might find interesting or which you request from us
  • To respond to comments and questions
  • To provide support to users of our services
  • We may use the information to improve the service we provide and to develop new products, services and features

We review our retention periods for personal information on a regular basis. We will hold your personal information on our systems for as long as is necessary for the relevant activity.


We may use your personal information to send you information relating to our services. If you do not want us to your data for this purpose please contact us at If you no longer wish to receive communications, you will have the opportunity to unsubscribe, or by contacting us directly.

Who has access to your information?

The IFPDC is committed to protecting your privacy and personal data. When you give us your personal information we use best efforts to ensure its security on our systems.

Where we have given (or where you have chosen) a password which enables you to access certain parts of our websites, you are responsible for keeping this password confidential. We ask you not to share your password with anyone.

We will not sell or rent your information to third parties. We will not share your information with third parties for marketing purposes.

We may disclose your personal information to third parties if we are under an obligation to disclose or share your personal information to adhere to any requirements of law, or to protect or defend any rights or claims of the IFPDC.

The majority of your personal information is stored and backed up within the European Economic Area however in some cases your personal information may be transferred to, processed or stored outside the EEA subject to appropriate data protection laws being complied with.

Links to other websites

Our website may contain links to other websites run by other organisations. This privacy policy applies only to our website‚ so we encourage you to read the privacy statements on the other websites you visit. We cannot be responsible for the privacy policies and practices of other sites even if you access them using links from our website.

How you can access and update your information

The accuracy of your information is important to us. If you wish to review, request the deletion of your personal information, or correct the information that we hold about you, please email us at:

You have the right to ask for a copy of the information the IFPDC holds about you. If you would like a copy of this information please email us at:

If you wish to discuss any of the above or have a complaint or concern, please direct any queries to or by post at IFPDC, 11 Fitzwilliam Street Lower, Dublin 2.

You also have the right to complain to the Office of the Data Protection Commissioner if you are not happy with how your personal information is being dealt with at: or postal address of: Data Protection Commission, Canal House, Station Road, Portarlington, R32 AP23, Co Laois.