Irish Wheelchair Association Privacy and Cookies Statement

Irish Wheelchair Association (IWA) is committed to protecting the privacy of all visitors to our websites. We are aware that as a visitor to our websites that you care about the security and privacy of your information.

We take all reasonable precautions to prevent the loss, misuse or alteration of information that you give us. Agents or contractors of Irish Wheelchair Association who have access to information that you submit through our website in the course of providing services to us are required to keep this information confidential and are not permitted to use it for any other purpose other than to carry out the services that they are performing for Irish Wheelchair Association. No information provided through this site in any area will be given to any other third party, unless we receive your prior authorisation or unless we are required to by law.

IWA websites contain links to other external websites and IWA cannot be held responsible for the privacy policies of these other websites.

Using our Website

Cookie Notice: This website uses cookies, which are necessary to its functioning and required to achieve the purposes illustrated in the IWA Data Protection and Privacy Policy.

Irish Wheelchair Association uses cookies to distinguish you from other users of our website. This helps us to provide you with the best possible experience when browsing our website and also allows us to improve our site. By continuing to browse the site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies.

A cookie is a small file of letters and numbers that we store on your browser or the hard drive of your computer if you agree. Cookies contain information that is transferred to your computer’s hard drive.

How we use Cookies

  • Required cookies. These are cookies that are strictly required for the correct operation of our website. Without these cookies, our website will not work properly.
  • Analytical & performance cookies. These cookies are used to help us gauge how well our website is performing. Thew recognise and measure how many visitors use our website and what pages they visit. This allows us edit our website content to help visitors find what they are looking for quicker and easier.
  • Targeting cookies. These cookies record your visit to our website, the content you have viewed and the links you followed. We use this data to track how our campaigns are performing and how well our content is being consumed. We may also share this information with third parties to facilitate this purpose.
  • Functional cookies. These cookies are help us tailor content for you and remember your preferences so you do not have to repeat actions every time you visit our website.

You are welcome to block the cookies we use on our website however blocking certain cookies will affect the performance of our website and your experience. This may also cause the website to stop working completely.

To block our website cookies, you can modify your web browser to refuse cookies or to let you know when you receive new cookies.

Find out how to manage the cookies stored on your computer by visiting

Please note: IWA is not responsible or liable for any issues that may arise from blocking particular cookies as this may have implications for viewing other websites.

GDPR and You

IWA values and cares about your privacy and is committed to processing your personal information fairly and in compliance with data protection laws.

GDPR stands for General Data Protection Regulation.

This is the privacy law set out by the European Union. This law protects everyone’s privacy rights including your rights as an IWA Member, Volunteer, AGM Attendee, or Staff Member.

What information does IWA collect from you?

To administer your relationship with us as an IWA Supporter, IWA may need to collect and process your personal data such as:

  • Name, address, email address, landline, mobile phone number, financial details e.g., credit/debit card details.
  • Donation, fundraising events, campaign, petition support history.
  • We may use unautomated profiling and screening techniques to analyse your personal information and create a profile about you, your interests and preferences from publicly available information

Why does IWA collect this information?

IWA collects this information from you to:

  • Create an account for you if you register with us as a supporter or if you wish to receive information about our activities.
  • Further our charitable aims, including for fundraising activities, where you agree to receive such information.
  • Provide you with information about other opportunities to support IWA where you do not object to receiving such information.
  • Administer the running of IWA’s Annual General Meeting.

Through our unautomated screening processes, the types of information we may collect about you from the public domain could include:

  • Your age, your qualifications, a wealth band (which will be an estimate of your wealth based on publicly available information), your trusteeships and the type of charity which you are a trustee of i.e., grant making, your company directorships, and your donation history.

This helps us to ensure communications are relevant and we make appropriate requests for donations and other forms of support.

Are IWA allowed to collect and process my information?

Yes, IWA have a legitimate interest in collecting and processing of your personal data for the administration of your IWA Membership and to comply with Company Law.

IWA rely on GDPR Article 6 1 (f) to process your standard information such as name, address, contact details:

  • Processing is necessary for the purposes of the legitimate interests pursued by the controller or by a third party, except where such interests are overridden by the interests or fundamental rights and freedoms of the data subject which require protection of personal data.

IWA rely on GDPR Article 6 1 (a) to process your other personal information that you provide us with such as financial details:

  • The data subject has clearly and willingly agreed to the processing of their personal data for one or several purposes.

IWA rely on GDPR Article 9 1 (e) to process any other special category personal information obtained from the public domain:

  • The processing related to personal data which is manifestly made public by the data subject.

Where does IWA get this information?

Directly from you:

  • When you make a donation or enter our monthly draw
  • When you sign up to an IWA fundraising event
  • When you register as an IWA supporter
  • When you fill in a form via the IWA website
  • When you sign a petition
  • When you email us
  • Send a form by post
  • Contact IWA by phone

Public domain information:

  • Websites, social media, internet searches

Whom does IWA share this information with?

IWA will use this data for the purposes of administering our relationship with you, as a valued IWA Member, IWA Sports Member, Volunteer, or Staff member, and to provide you with information about areas of interest to you and about our services generally. IWA will not, without your knowledge, supply your data to any third party except where such a transfer is a necessary part of the activities, which, we undertake as an organisation, for example, updating our funders, or to facilitate services provided on our behalf by our GDPR compliant third parties.

How long does IWA keep your information?

Typically, IWA will keep your data for seven years, while you are engaging with IWA, and for seven years after you stop engaging with IWA.

Information relating to our Service Users, Members and Customers

If you are an existing Service user, Member or a Customer who applies for one of our services or products details of how we process your information will be contained on the relevant application form and product terms and conditions.

However please note the following;

Your information comprises of all details we hold about you and your interactions and transactions with us we do not share any of this information with a third party outside of Irish Wheelchair Association without your prior authorisation. All payments by credit card over the internet are processed through a secure server.

If you require any further information or a copy of IWA Data Protection and Privacy Policy you can email

IWA Data Protection Officer:

Denise Moran

Tel: 01 818 6400

Irish Wheelchair Association
Áras Chúchulainn, Blackheath Drive
Clontarf, Dublin 3

Access to Information on the Environment (AIE)

To Make a Request for information:

Telephone: 01 8186400