The Irish Men’s Sheds Association is committed to protecting your privacy and ensuring a secure online experience.
From the first moment you interact with IMSA, we’re collecting data. Sometimes you provide us with the data, sometimes it’s collected automatically.
Your personal data is any information that can be used to identify a person, such as email address, first and last name, or a data of birth. Sometimes you may submit personal information, for instance if you apply for a job or make a donation, and sometimes information is automatically shared.
We also collect information at other intervals outside of the website, such as if a shed registers as a member and the information provided is a nominated shed representative.
Why and when we gather information:
|When we gather it||Basis for processing|
|You browse our websites menssheds.ie and malehealth.ie||Consent|
|You make an online or telephone enquiry||Legitimate Interest|
|Your shed registers for membership and you are one of the nominated shed representatives|
We collect certain information or data about you when you use our websites, Menssheds.ie and MaleHealth.ie.
- Questions, queries or feedback you leave, including your email address if you send an email to our websites
- Your ip address from which you access our website, and details of which version of web browser and operating system you used
- The date and time of your visit
- Clickstream data, which is information on how you use our website, using cookies and page tagging techniques to help us improve our website
- The website address of the website from which you accessed our website
This helps us to:
- improve our website by monitoring how you use it
- respond to any feedback you send us, if you’ve asked us to
Unless you voluntarily submit personal information to us (for example, by sending us an e-mail or completing the contact form), we can’t personally identify you using your data.
Information may be sent to your computer in the form of an Internet “cookie” to allow IMSA servers to monitor your requirements. The cookie is stored on your computer. The IMSA server may request that your computer return a cookie to it.
These return cookies do not contain any information supplied by you or any personally identifiable information about you.
Such measures are necessary to allow IMSA to measure the usability of the systems, which will help to continually improve user experience of our websites.
Your browser software should however enable you to block cookies if you wish to. For more information about cookies, please visit www.allaboutcookies.org.
When you send us enquiries either by email, through our feedback forms, by calling the office or sending us a letter we will need to record certain information to help us answer your questions. The information we usually need would be your name and contact number or address/email address (to allow us to respond), the nature of your query and your shed name if relevant.
When sheds join IMSA they provide us with contact details for the shed and the names of two shed representatives who are willing to talk to new and potential members and to answer queries about your shed. We operate a public directory of sheds on our website at https://menssheds.ie/shed-directory/and this is updated annually when sheds re-apply for membership. We also update the directory at the request of the individual shed to account for any changes in details during the year.
Where your data is stored
We store your data securely in the Republic of Ireland. Your data can only be viewed by our staff or carefully chosen service providers.
List of third party service providers with access to data
- Salesforce (a small number of support personnel have access to our main database)
- Redback (the Australian IT company which provides support for Malehealth.ie).
By submitting your personal data, you agree to this.
Keeping your data secure and disclosing your information
We have physical, electronic and managerial procedures in place to safeguard and secure the information we collect.
Transmitting information over the internet is generally not completely secure, and we can’t guarantee the security of your data. Any data you transmit to us is at your own risk. We have procedures and security features in place to try and keep your data secure once we receive it.
We won’t share your information with any other organisations for marketing, market research or commercial purposes, and we don’t pass on your details to other websites. We may pass on your personal information if we have a legal obligation to do so.
Links to third parties
Following a link to another website
Following a link to our website from another website
We operate several different social media channels, including Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, LinkedIn and Youtube. This statement covers how the Irish Men’s Sheds Association will use any data collected from those pages. It does not cover how providers of social media websites will use your information. Check the policies of each site to find out how they collect information and how to opt out or delete the information.