Security and storage of your information

The GPA takes necessary and reasonable steps to ensure the protection and privacy of your personal information. In accordance with our Data Protection Statement, we regularly review and implement new security and encryption technologies. While we do take all necessary steps to ensure the safety of your information, unfortunately, no data transmission over the internet can be guaranteed total security. While we do strive to protect all information, we cannot ensure or warrant the security of any information you give to us or obtain from our online services and products. Therefore, the use of our services is at your own risk.

However, once your information does come into our possession – we take all reasonable actions to protect your information from unauthorised access, loss or misuse. We also strive to protect that information from modification or disclosure. If we find that a security breach has occurred, we have procedures to minimise the effects and we will liaise with you and the office of the Data Protection Commissioner as appropriate.

Gaelic Players Association Data Protection & GDPR

As a membership organisation, the Gaelic Players Association takes the protection of our members’ data very seriously. We are proud of the wide range of services that we provide to our members and how we strive to Support our Players in everything that we do.

Every decision we make is underpinned by this intrinsic value so that we can always ensure we do the right thing for our members, our colleagues, our suppliers and our organisation. Because of this are acutely aware of the importance of our members’ data that we hold on their behalf.

Oversight of GDPR compliance has been carried out by the GPA’s Risk & Audit Committee with the day to day operations carried out by the organisation’s Data Protection Officer (DPO).

Work has been undertaken in the following areas:

  1. Appropriate Employee Awareness A structured communication and training programme is underway to ensure that staff are aware of the changes that are being introduced as a result of GDPR and to reinforce existing data protection practices.
  2. Data Mapping Documenting the personal information held, by means of an organisation-wide data audit.
  3. Supplier Audit Where the GPA uses Third Party Processors (TPP) to carry out work on its’ behalf, the GPA is carrying out a supplier contract audit to ensure all TPPs are GDPR ready.
  4. Review of existing policy Reviewing existing tools to ensure we have appropriate consent and Data Protection Notices along with correct contractual arrangements and data sharing agreements.
  5. The Protection of Individual Privacy Rights Enhancing procedures that cover all the rights individuals including Data privacy notices and membership application forms.
  6. Data Subject Access Requests Ensuring we handle all requests within the new timescales and provide all information required. The data mapping activities and staff training referred to above together with robust retention and destruction policies will enable us to do this.
  7. The Correct Lawful Bases for Our Processing of Personal Data ensuring the correct and lawful basis for each of our processing activities is in place. By revising Data Privacy Notices, adding additional consent clauses and putting data beyond use where necessary.
  8. Suitable Data Breach Reporting Ensuring robust procedures are in place to detect report and investigate a personal data breach by reviewing and updating our processes for reporting and investigating incidents, breaches and complaints.
  9. Privacy by Design Ensuring data privacy is integral to key future projects and applying a risk-based remediation schedule for any gaps identified.

If you have any questions regarding any of the information above please contact the DPO at or 01 652 0279

Gaelic Players Association Privacy Policy

We are committed to ensuring the privacy of your information. We understand that as a visitor using the website, privacy and security of your information is very important to you

The purpose of our Privacy Policy is to outline our practices in this area:

  • We will only ask for personal information from which you can be identified (such as name, address, email address etc.) where the information is required for a specific purpose.
  • We will not divulge customer information to a third party unless we have received authorisation from you or we are required to do so by law.
  • We understand how important the security and confidentiality of your information is to you. Keeping your information secure is a top priority for us. Our goal is to protect you information on the Internet in the same way as we would over the phone.

Cookie Policy

About cookies

Cookies are small files sent by web servers to your web browser (e.g. Internet Explorer, Firefox or Chrome) and stored on your computer’s hard drive.

The information is then sent back to the server each time the browser loads a website page from the same server. This enables a web server to identify and track individual web browsers.

There are two main kinds of cookies: session cookies and persistent cookies. Session cookies are deleted from your computer when you close your browser, whereas persistent cookies remain stored on your computer until deleted, or until they reach their expiry date.

Gaelic Players Association uses certain essential cookies which are needed to enable the provision of our website’s core service, which is to provide information about the GPA’s service. In accordance with the Privacy and Electronic Communications Regulations (EC Directive) 2011, no consent is needed to place these cookies on your browser.

In addition to these essential cookies, the cookies that follow are not essential to provide the core service but do help us to improve our website experience. By using our website you are consenting to these cookies being placed on your browser, however you can disable them using your browser settings. Details of how to do this are listed below.


Google Analytics cookies

Gaelic Players Association uses Google Analytics to analyse the use of this website. Google Analytics generates statistical and other information about website use by means of cookies, which are stored on your computer. Although these cookies are not essential to the core function of the website, they are useful in enabling the GPA to measure the performance of our website, enabling us to improve our online experience for everyone.

Google Analytics does not collect any personal information such as your name, address or contact details. All the information collected is anonymous. The information generated relating to our website is used to create reports about the use of the website. Google will store and use this information. Google’s privacy policy is available at:

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