privacy policy

Last updated: 5 th August 2020

WISPA NI takes the privacy of your information and how it is used very seriously, and we will only use your personal information in accordance with the current data protection laws and this Privacy Policy. This notice describes the WISPA Privacy Policy and how we aim to repay the trust you have shown by sharing your personal data with us. This Privacy Policy only applies to personal information we hold about individuals. It does not apply to information we hold about companies and other organisations.

Under the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (“GDPR”): Personal Data is defined as “any information relating to an identified or identifiable natural person (‘data subject’); by reference to an identifier such as a name, an identification number, location data, an online identifier or to one or more factors specific to the physical, physiological, genetic, mental, economic, cultural or social identity of that natural person”.


A Data Controller is the individual or legal person who and is responsible to keep and use personal data in paper or electronic files. We are the data controller as defined by relevant controls data protection laws and regulation.

The lawful bases for processing are set out in Article 6 of the GDPR. At least one of these must apply whenever personal data is to be processed:

(a) Consent: you have given WISPA clear consent for your personal data to be processed for a specific purpose.
(b) Legal obligation: the processing is necessary for WISPA to comply with the law.
(c) Vital interests: the processing is necessary to protect someone’s life.
(d) Public task: the processing is necessary for WISPA to perform a task that is in the public interest or for its official functions, and the task or function has a clear basis in law.
(e) Legitimate interests: the processing is necessary for WISPA’s legitimate interests, or the legitimate interests of a third party, unless there is a good reason to protect the individual’s personal data that overrides those legitimate interests.

1. The right of access.
2. The right to rectification.
3. The right to erasure or right to be forgotten.
4. The right to restriction of processing.
5. The right to be informed.
6. The right to data portability.
7. The right to object.
8. The right not to be subject to a decision based solely on automated processing.
You can exercise your right to prevent such processing by contacting us
at [email protected]

We may collect personal information from you in the following ways:
When you make a phone call or send an e-mail to seek information about
our clubs/services;

  • Recruitment and employment;
    When you have made a referral or been referred to us via any method whether directly or indirectly;
  • You have used our services or benefited from our services in any way
  • Through our use of the Cookies on our website/app (please see the Cookies section below)
  • Through your request for publications and other marketing materials;
  • Through your request for information about our services and related topics and events;
  • Through your registration for events;
  • Through your contacting us with enquiries and comments.

If you take one of the steps mentioned above, we may collect and process personal
information about you such as: 

  • Your name, address, email address and other contact information;
  • Records of your correspondence with us, if you have contacted us;
  • Health data;
  • Interests;
  • Details of your visit to the website/app;
  • Information about your service user experiences
    Any other information provided to us when you contacted us for using our services- age,
    health information including details of disability etc.

We never buy personal data from third parties or trade data with other companies. However, there are times when we will share your personal data with our funders and partners where it is in our legitimate interests to do so.

The data that we collect from you will be processed by us and is strictly confidential. Your personal information will be processed in accordance with GDPR.

We will process any of your personal data, in accordance with our obligations under applicable data protection laws and regulations, for the following reasons: to provide you with the services you have requested; to comply with applicable laws and regulations; for administrative purposes; to assess enquiries; and to provide you with information about us and our services. If, at any time, you do not wish to receive further information about us and our services, contact us at [email protected].

We retain the personal data processed by us in a live environment for as long as is considered necessary for the purpose(s) for which it was collected (including as required by applicable law or regulation. In addition, personal data may be securely archived with restricted access and other appropriate safeguards where there is a need to continue to
retain it.

WISPA website/app uses cookies to record visits to the site. This helps us to improve
the website/app and provide you with a good experience when you browse the site.  A “cookie” is a tiny element of data that a web site can send to your browser, which may then be stored on your hard drive so we can recognize you when you return. You may be able to set your browser to notify you when you receive a cookie. Our cookies collect the operating system and browser that a visitor is using.

Our use of cookies also allows registered users to be presented with a personalised version of the site and have access to information about their account. By continuing to use this site you are agreeing to the use of cookies as detailed above.

This privacy policy was last updated on 5th August 2020. WISPA reserves the right to vary this privacy policy from time to time. Such variations become effective on posting on this website/app. Your subsequent use of this website/app or submission of personal information to will be deemed to signify your acceptance to the variations.

Questions, comments and requests regarding this privacy policy should be addressed to [email protected]

Any complaints about our use of personal data please send an email with the details of your complaint to [email protected]

Add Website to Mobile Device Home Screen

iPad or iPhone

  1. Launch “Safari” app. This does not work from the “Chrome” app.
  2. Enter into the address field the Wispa URL. Tap “Go.”
  3. Tap the icon featuring a right-pointing arrow coming out of a box along the bottom of the Safari window to open a drop-down menu.
  4. Tap “Add to Home Screen.” The Add to Home dialog box will appear, with the icon that will be used for this website on the left side of the dialog box.
  5. Enter the name for the shortcut using the on-screen keyboard and tap “Add.” Safari will close automatically and you will be taken to where the icon is located on your iPhone’s/iPad’s home screen.


  1. Launch “Chrome” app.
  2. Open the website or web page you want to pin to your home screen.
  3. Tap the menu icon (3 dots in upper right-hand corner) and tap Install.
  4. A popup will open for confirmation. Tap Install.
  5. Lastly, it will show the Add to Home screen prompt. Tap Add.
  6. Wispa will now be on your Android home screen

Computer (Chrome)

  1. Open “Chrome” app.
  2. Enter into the address field the Wispa URL.
  3. Tap the icon on the right-hand side of the address bar.
  4. This will open a dialog asking you to confirm. Click ‘Install’.
  5. The website has now been added as a Chrome app.
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