Data Protection Policy

Howth Yacht Club Data Privacy Information 

Howth Yacht Club (HYC) maintains and processes personal data in accordance with Regulation (EU) 2016/679 and the Data Protection Acts 1988 to 2018 of Ireland. (GDPR)

HYC uses member information to manage club affairs, including collection of subscriptions, marina licence dues, managing club facilities, running sailing and other club activities and communicating with members. Members names and details are published in the club programme annually and may be shared online with other members through the Members Section of our website.

HYC stores and publishes member personal data to comply with a number of legislative requirements including the Registration of Clubs Acts, 1904 to 1999, Licensing Acts, 1833 to 2000 and subsequent amending acts and regulations. The required data processing includes recording and issuing lists of members as part of club registration requirements and licensing laws, publishing the names of persons proposed as members and the names of members nominating those proposed members, publishing the names of members of the club in a conspicuous place in the club, recording members details and that of their visitors on each occasion a member brings visitors into the club.

Non-member personal data where appropriate may be stored associated with HYC activities e.g. race entries, student training, etc  

Member details may be shared with Irish Sailing where required, e.g. Instructors and Race Officials.

Any queries on Howth Yacht Club’s processing of personal data should be initially raised with HYC Office ([email protected]). 

Queries regarding the following should be in writing and addressed to [email protected]:

•      requests for information on what data we hold on the member

•      requests for a copy of the personal data held

•      requests for correction or rectification of data held

•      requests to restrict further data processing

•      requests for data erasure, subject to legal obligations that may apply to the club.