Privacy Policy

Fastnet Area Beekeepers Association (FABKA) privacy policy.

This privacy policy will explain how Fastnet Area Beekeepers Association (FABKA) uses the personal data we collect from you when you use our website or join our association.

What data do we collect?

The data we routinely collect includes members’ names, phone numbers, email and postal addresses, which we recieve directly from members when they join the association. We also collect data when you contact us via our contact form, as well as general website usage information with the use of cookies.

How will we use your data?

We use submitted data to answer queries and for legitimate membership administration purposes. With consent, we provide registered member data to the Federation of Irish Beekeepers’ Associations (FIBKA) for affiliation and insurance purposes. Website usage information is used to improve our web services and to monitor site performance.

How do we store your data?

All reasonable security measures are taken to ensure that your personal data is stored by FABKA in a manner designed to maintain privacy and confidentiality, and to prevent unauthorised access, alteration or deletion. The FIBKA Membership Secretary and the Manager of An Beachaire will store your personal data in paper records and in electronic form on encrypted computers. FABKA stores your past personal data in paper records and in electronic form.

How long do we retain your data?

Your personal data will be retained by FABKA and by FIBKA for no longer than six prior years, after which it will be destroyed in a manner consistent with best practice at the time. It might be necessary for the FIBKA Membership Secretary to keep membership details for a period in excess of six years for insurance purposes only, where the statute of limitations on third party insurance claims exceeds that period.

What are your data protection rights?

You are entitled to receive a copy of your personal data on written application to the secretary of this association and/or to the FIBKA Membership Secretary, and to have any inaccuracies or deficiencies in your data corrected.

You can withdraw your consent to the holding or processing of your personal data at any time, on the understanding that deletion of your data will mean that this association and FIBKA will no longer be able to deliver member services / entitlements to you.

If you feel that your rights in relation to your personal data have been compromised, you are entitled to seek clarification and/or make a complaint to the Office of the Data Protection Commissioner at


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How do we use cookies?

FABKA uses cookies in a range of ways to improve your experience on our website, including keeping you signed in and understanding how you use our website.

How to manage cookies

You can set your browser not to accept cookies, and tells you how to remove cookies from your browser. However, in a few cases, some of our website features may not function as a result.

Other websites

The FABKA website contains links to other websites. Our privacy policy applies only to our website, so if you click on a link to another website, you should read their privacy policy.

Changes to our privacy policy

FABKA keeps its privacy policy under regular review and places any updates on this web page. This privacy policy was last updated on October 3 2020.

How to contact us

If you have any questions about FABKA’s privacy policy, the data we hold on you, or you would like to exercise one of your data protection rights, please do not hesitate to contact us.