Privacy Policy

Data Protection

We regard the lawful and correct treatment of personal information by the IRN as very important to successful operations and for maintaining confidence between ourselves and those with whom we deal. We therefore make every effort to ensure that personal information is treated lawfully and correctly.We need your consent to hold the details you are supplying within this site. All the data we gather and hold is managed in strict accordance with the Data Protection Act (1998). We may from time to time share your data with organisations whose aims are similar to ours. If you would prefer that we did not share any personal details supplied by you, then please email: Nicola.Swan@btinternet.comIntroduction. The IRN uses information collected from members and visitors to this website to improve the information we offer to you and to improve your online experience. We take your privacy very seriously. This privacy policy sets out details of the personal information we collect about you and the ways in which we may use that information. When do we collect personal information? We collect personal information from you when you complete a profile in ‘IRN On-Line’ and when you register for any events on line, such as conferences. You may also be asked whether you would like to participate in surveys about this website to help us improve our service. Whether you participate in these surveys or not will be up to you. What may your personal information be used for?

If you are an IRN member, we may use the personal information to:

  • Inform you of our work and the different ways in which you can help
  • Ask you to support specific IRN activity
  • Telephone you to ask for your support
  • Share personal information supplied by you (except for any financial transaction information) with authorised third parties unless you have specifically denied consent for IRN to do so.
  • If you are an IRN member or you provide us with personal information in the context of an event, we may use your personal information to:
  • Assess and develop future IRN events and activities
  • Inform you about other IRN events provided that you choose to receive this
  • information; and
  • If you choose to receive information about the activities of other organisations whose aims are similar to those of IRN, we will only disclose your information to those organisations who have assured us that they will not use your personal information for any purpose other than to provide this information to you. If after receiving information you decide that you no longer want your details held by that organisation, you should contact that organisation directly.
  • You should be aware that if you subsequently give any personal information to another company, the uses to which that information may be put will be determined by that company's privacy policy. For example where there are links to external websites, where you submit personal details using forms - you should refer to the privacy policy on that site which will then apply.
  • If you are an IRN member, you may at any time change your mind about receiving information from us. If you initially chose to receive such information, and subsequently decide that you no longer wish to receive information you can contact the secretary on


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Updating and amending your personal information

As nIRN member, you have control over the accuracy of your personal information. If, at any time, you wish to verify, update or amend the personal information you have provided, you email: or write to us at the address shown below

Nicola Swan

The Old Golf House

Rectory Road


Berks RG8 9QA


Third party sites

Our privacy policy does not apply to third party sites that you may access from this website. We recommend you familiarise yourself with the applicable privacy policy before entering any personal information on a third party site.


We have implemented security measures to ensure that your personal information is protected.

Changes to Privacy Policy

We recognise the importance of privacy to our supporters and visitors and intend to remain at the forefront of industry developments in this area. We will keep this policy under review and any changes made from time to time will be posted on this website.


By disclosing your personal information to us or, if you have already supported us in the past and have not chosen to 'opt-out' of any opportunities to change the way your information is managed you give your consent to the collection, storage, processing and use of your personal information by us as described in this privacy policy.


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