Private Statement

Private Statement


The Irish Accounting & Finance Association (IAFA) respects your right to privacy. In this website notice we explain how we collect your personal information, how we use it and how you can interact with us about it. Any personal information provided to or gathered by us is securely and confidentially controlled by the Association.


Contact Details

If you require any information regarding Data Protection and how your data is processed by IAFA, please contact the IAFA Data Protection Officer by email: (email address to be created or use of existing email address)


Purposes of processing your personal data

We collect only information necessary for IAFA to interact with you for the purposes of carrying out IAFA activities. These activities include:

Organising IAFA related events such as seminars, conferences, and meetings.

Communicating with members, individuals who have registered for previous IAFA events and funding partners.

Distributing documents internally within the Association.

Carrying out communication and management activities via our website, social media, papers, reports, news items, press releases, minutes, etc.

Processing new and existing members in relation to collecting membership fees and registration.


Personal data held by IAFA

We hold data that identifies you or can be used to identify or contact you and may include your name, institutional affiliation, email address, telephone number (mobile and/or landline).

We will take all reasonable steps to ensure that your data is treated securely and in accordance with this privacy policy.

We respect your right to privacy are committed to ensuring that your personal data is kept securely and is processed in accordance with applicable data protection laws, including the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).

Like most websites, we automatically gather statistical and other analytical information collected on an aggregate basis of all visitors to this website. The information obtained in this way is purely statistical and only used in aggregate form – it cannot be used to identify you.


Sharing of personal data

We may pass your personal data on to a third-party engaged with IAFA in the course of dealing with you. Any third parties that we may share your data with are obliged to keep your details securely, and to use them only to fulfil the relationship between IAFA and the third party. Third parties will be required to comply with GDPR requirements.

If we transfer personal data outside the EU, as the data controller, we will ensure the recipient (processor or another controller) has provided the appropriate safeguards and that enforceable data subject rights and effective legal remedies for you (the data subject) are available.


Retention of personal data

Data will not be held for longer than is necessary for the purpose(s) for which they were obtained. IAFA will process personal data in accordance with our retention schedule. This retention schedule is part of our internal governance.


Additional processing of personal data

If we intend to further process your personal data for a purpose other than for which the data was collected, we will provide this information prior to processing this data.


Your data rights

You are entitled to rely on a number of rights such as:

Accessing your personal information – you can ask us for a copy of the personal information that we hold about you by emailing

Correcting and updating your personal information – if you believe that any personal information, we hold about you is inaccurate or out of date, you can look for the information to be corrected at any time.

Restricting and objecting – you may have the right to restrict or object to us using your personal information.

Deleting your information – you may have the right to ask us to erase personal data from our records. Please email


Making a complaint – you also have the right to lodge a complaint about our processing of your personal data with the Data Protection Commission. You can visit the website of the Data Protection Commission at for more details.


GDPR Consent note for IAFA events registration [will be used when individuals are invited to register for events via IAFA website]

If you wish to register for IAFA events, you must consent to the following:

I understand the personal data included (“Personal Data”) will be used by IAFA for the purpose of registering me as a member and attendee at IAFA events.

I understand that the Personal Data will be retained by IAFA for such period as my relationship with IAFA subsists.

I understand that my Personal Data may also be used to contact me in relation to future conferences, events and IAFA activities, and that it will only be used for this additional purpose if I provide my explicit consent by ticking the relevant box(es) below.

I understand that if I do not provide my Personal Data, I cannot be registered for IAFA events.


Please tick the box/click yes to give your consent:

I understand my rights under Data Protection legislation, as outlined in the privacy notice and I give my consent by ticking YES.



Funding Partners

We are very proud to have supportive funding partners which include: