Privacy Policy

Privacy Policy                                                                                                                                                    

This privacy policy sets out how the Rhododendron Walking Festival (RWF) uses and protects any information that you give the Club when you use this website.

Rhododendron Walking Festival is committed to ensuring that your privacy is protected.  Should we ask you to provide certain information by which you can be identified when using this website, then you can be assured that it will only be used in accordance with this privacy statement.

Rhododendron Walking Festival may change this privacy policy from time to time by updating this page. You should check it occasionally to ensure that you are happy with any changes. This policy is effective from May 2018.

What We Collect

  • Name and address.
  • Contact information including email address and phone number.
  • Photo’s taken on outings/walks/training.

What We Do With The Information We Gather                                                                                       

We require this information to understand your needs and provide you with a better service. In particular we use it for the following reasons:-

  • Internal record keeping.
  • We may use the information to improve our services.
  • We may periodically send, using the email address which you provided, emails about walks and events in the Rhododendron Walking Festival or other information which we think you may find interesting.
  • Display photo’s on the club website and social media.
  • Information will be provided to Mountaineering Ireland (MI) in order to offer the following:
  • Membership status.
  • Membership insurance.
  • Magazine distribution by post.


We are committed to ensuring that your information is secure.  In order to prevent unauthorised access or disclosure we have put in place suitable physical, electronic and managerial procedures to safeguard and secure the information we collect online.  We employ a professional website management company who ensure safety and security for all our data.

How We Use Cookies                                                                                                                                             

A cookie is a small file which asks permission to be placed on your computer’s hard drive. Once you agree, we add the file and the cookie helps analyse web traffic or lets you know when you visit a particular site. Cookies allow web applications to respond to you as an individual.  The web application can tailor its operations to your needs, likes and dislikes by gathering and remembering information about your preferences.

We use traffic log cookies to identify which pages are being used.  This helps us analyse data about web page traffic and improve our website in order to tailor it to customer needs.  We only use this information for statistical analysis purposes and then the data is removed from the system.

Overall, cookies help us provide you with a better website, by enabling us to monitor which pages you find useful and which you do not.  A cookie in no way gives us access to your computer or any information about you, other than the data you choose to share with us.

You can choose to accept or decline cookies.  Most web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser setting to decline cookies if you prefer.  This may prevent you from taking full advantage of the website.

Links To Other Websites                                                                                                                               

Our website may contain links to other websites of interest.  However, once you have used these links to leave our site, you should note that we do not have any control over that other website. Therefore, we cannot be responsible for the protection and privacy of any information which you provide whilst visiting such sites and such sites are not governed by this privacy statement. You should exercise caution and look at the privacy statement applicable to the website in question.

Controlling Your Personal Information                                                      

You may choose to restrict the collection or use of your personal information in the following ways:-

If you have previously agreed to us using your personal information for direct contact purposes, you may change your mind at any time by emailing us and we will immediately remove your personal information from the systems. See contact details on our website.

We will not sell, distribute or lease your personal information to third parties. We may sent you promotional information about third parties which we think you may find interesting.

You may request details of personal information which we hold about you under the Data Protection Act 1998.  If you would like a copy of the information held on you please email us.

If you believe that any information we are holding on you is incorrect, incomplete or has changed please email us as soon as possible, at the Club email address,  We will promptly correct any information found to be incorrect.

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