Welcome to the Irish Orchid Society

What personal information do we collect from the people that visit our website?

  • We do not collect information from visitors of our site. We collect information only from members upon joining the orchid society. This is the information on the registration form. We also collect data from our contact form, comments on articles and discussion forum.

How do we use your information?

We use the information we collect:


How do we protect your information?

  • Our website is scanned on a regular basis for security holes and known vulnerabilities in order to make your visit to our site as safe as possible.
  • We use regular Malware Scanning daily.
  • We do not use an SSL certificate as credit card information is not stored on our website.

Do we use 'cookies'?

Third-party disclosure

Rights enforced by GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation)

You have:

  1. The right to access. Individuals can request access to the personal data companies store about them and have companies explain how that data is used. All the data we collect is editable by you upon joining the Irish Orchid Society except your user name and email address.
  2. The right to be forgotten. We will delete your stored membership data if requested.
  3. The right to be informed. You have to opt-in for our data to be gathered and used. This is the basis for membership. Consent has to be given explicitly.
  4. The right to have information corrected. You have the right to correct the data that’s stored about you through your membership profile page, in case the data is outdated or wrong.
  5. The right to restrict processing. Individuals can request that companies stop processing their data while the data record itself can stay in place.
  6. The right to object. You can prohibit the use of their personal data for direct marketing. There are no exemptions to this rule, and companies have to obey the request as soon as it’s received. Additionally, companies have to clearly communicate this right to individuals, from the beginning of any communication.
  7. The right to be notified. If there has been a security breach or data breach to an individual’s personal data, we will inform you within 72 hours of the breach.

Our policy on your email address

To be in accordance with GDPR, we agree to the following when we collect your email address:
       Not use false or misleading subjects or email addresses.
       Identify the message as an advertisement in some reasonable way.
       Honor opt-out/unsubscribe requests quickly.
       Allow users to unsubscribe by using the link at the bottom of each email.

If at any time you would like to unsubscribe from receiving future emails, you can use the Unsubscribe link at the bottom of our emails and we will promptly remove you from ALL correspondence.

Contacting Us

If there are any questions regarding this privacy policy, you may contact us.

Subscribe to our non-member newsletter

If you want to know what is going on with the Irish Orchid Society, but are not yet sure you want to join, subscribe here and we'll send out a quarterly newsletter with a taster of what we do.