Privacy Policy

Privacy Policy of the Irish Gerontological Society

This policy is under regular review.  The policy was last updated in February 2018.

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) will come into force on the 25th May 2018, replacing the existing data protection framework under the EU Data Protection Directive.

The Irish Gerontological Society assures you of our commitment to respecting and protecting your privacy.

This policy will explain when and why we collect personal information about our members, people who attend our events, people who comment on our articles on this website (and people who visit our website).  It will also set out how we use this data and how we keep your information secure.

It may be necessary for us to change this policy occasionally so please check back from time to time to ensure that you are happy with any changes.  By using our website, you are agreeing to be bound by this Privacy Policy.  Please contact with any queries about this policy and our privacy practices.

Note about the Irish Gerontological Society (IGS)

We are a multidisciplinary society concerned with gerontology: the science and study of ageing.  The IGS is a registered charity (No. 18858). Read more about us.

How we collect information from you

We obtain information about you when you attend one of our events, when you register to become a member of the IGS, and when you register to use our website and leave a comment on one of our articles.

The type of information we collect

The personal information we collect will typically include your name, address, contact details, location, occupation, special interests, and IP address if you use our website.

How we use your information

We may use your information for the following purposes:

  • To process and manage your IGS membership
  • To notify you of changes to the IGS
  • To profile our membership so that we can analyse our demographics, facilitate a balanced multidisciplinary composition, ensure and our activities are relevant
  • To send you information which you have requested
  • To send you information that may be of interest to you
  • To seek your views or comments on us and on matters relating to gerontology

Access to your information

We will never pass, sell, or rent your information to third parties for marketing or any other purpose.

If you no longer wish us to hold your information or to receive communications from us

Please contact and we will remove your contact details from our records.


Any sensitive information (such as credit or debit card details) is processed via third party platforms.

Electronic payments to IGS are made directly to AIB Bank. AIB Privacy Policy 

We use Eventbrite for event registrations and event registration fees. Eventbrite Privacy Policy 

Our electronic files are stored on DropoxDropbox Privacy Policy

We regularly use MailChimp for broadcast email and newsletters. MailChimp Privacy Policy

We use Google Gmail for our day-to-day email. Google Privacy Policy

Surveys and event evaluations are conducted via Survey MonkeySurvey Monkey Privacy Policy

Non-sensitive details, for example your email address etc., are transmitted normally over the internet which can never be guaranteed as 100% secure. Consequently, while we will make every effort to protect your personal information, we cannot guarantee its security, and you do so at your own risk.  Where we have given, (or where you have chosen) a password that enables you to access certain platforms we use (for example our abstract submission system), you are responsible for keeping your password(s) confidential.  We urge you not to share your password with anyone.

Website Links

Our website includes links to other websites run by external organisations. This privacy policy applies only to the IGS website. We are not responsible for the privacy policies and practices of other organisations, even if you access them from the IGS website.