Privacy Policy

Who we are

Established in 1949 the Irish Cardiac Society is the professional society in Ireland for those whose primary interest is in the practice of Cardiology, Cardiovascular Surgery and Cardiovascular Research.

A 32 county body, the society has grown and developed over 7 decades, keeping apace with the tremendous advancements which have taken place within the profession of cardiology. The objectives of the society set out in 1949 remain as relevant today as they were upon their introduction 70 years ago.

Our website address is:

What personal data we collect and why we collect it



When visitors leave comments on the site we collect the data shown in the comments form, and also the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection.

An anonymised string created from your email address (also called a hash) may be provided to the Gravatar service to see if you are using it. The Gravatar service Privacy Policy is available here: After approval of your comment, your profile picture is visible to the public in the context of your comment.


If you upload images to the website, you should avoid uploading images with embedded location data (EXIF GPS) included. Visitors to the website can download and extract any location data from images on the website.

Contact forms

Unless you have voluntarily given your consent for any other reason, we do not use your name or email address for anything other than replying to your message.

Irish Cardiac Society Membership Details

By registering on this website as a member of the Irish Cardiac Society, we ask you for some personal details. This information is needed to process your membership registration and the information you give is only ever used for the explicit purpose of processing your membership.

During your registration, we ask for your consent to display your membership details on our Members Directory. The information you provide, including your email address, is displayed at, a restricted page that is only available for other members of the Irish Cardiac Society to view.

By registering for membership on this website, you are consenting to allow the Irish Cardiac Society to contact you from time to time with updates, news, event listings and other news that is relevant to your membership with the society. We will never use your contact information for any purpose outside of updating you with relevant news about the society and if we need to contact you in regards to your membership.

You can choose to remove your details from our Members Directory at any time, by visiting your account (once logged in) and changing your consent to “No” in your Profile Details.


If you leave a comment on our site you may opt in to saving your name, email address and website in cookies. These are for your convenience so that you do not have to fill in your details again when you leave another comment. These cookies will last for one year.

If you visit our login page, we will set a temporary cookie to determine if your browser accepts cookies. This cookie contains no personal data and is discarded when you close your browser.

When you log in, we will also set up several cookies to save your login information and your screen display choices. Login cookies last for two days, and screen options cookies last for a year. If you select “Remember Me”, your login will persist for two weeks. If you log out of your account, the login cookies will be removed.

Learn more about the Cookies we use on this website on our Cookie Policy.

Embedded content from other websites

Articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behave in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website.

These websites may collect data about you, use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking, and monitor your interaction with that embedded content, including tracking your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.


The Irish Cardiac Society may collect statistics about the behaviour of visitors to its websites. We use Google Analytics and Hotjar to better understand the behaviour of users on our website, so that we can make improvements to the user experience. We do not collect any personally-identifying information through our analytics, only aggregated data. The Irish Cardiac Society may display this information publically or provide it to others. However, we do not disclose personally-identifying information other than as described below.

Who we share your data with


Our Team

Members of our team have access to the information that you provide us with. For example, Administrators can access customer information, like your name, address, email address and telephone number. Our team members have access to this information to help support you.

Our Payment Providers

To process the payment of your online order from our shop, or the payment of your Irish Cardiac Society Membership, we need to securely share certain details with our payment provider, Stripe. The details that Stripe needs to process your order correctly include your name, address, your email address, your payment method information (such as credit or debit card information) and your device IP address. All of this information is provided solely for the purposes of processing your transaction and to authenticate your payment.


We use MailChimp to keep you updated with the latest news from Irish Cardiac Society from time-to-time. By registering for membership on this website, you are consenting to allow us to securely store your email address in our MailChimp account, for the sole purpose of contacting you in relation to your membership with the Irish Cardiac Society. You can unsubscribe from this list at any point by contacting us.

How long we retain your data

If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so we can recognise and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue.

For users that register on our website, we also store the personal information they provide in their user profile. All users can see, edit, or delete their personal information at any time (except they cannot change their username). Website administrators can also see and edit that information.

What rights you have over your data

If you have an account on this site, or have left comments, you can request to receive an exported file of the personal data we hold about you, including any data you have provided to us. You can also request that we erase any personal data we hold about you. This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.

Where we send your data

Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service. If you have registered your membership on this website, we will store your details securely on a database and we will also store your email address with the providers of our email newsletter, MailChimp, as described above. In order to process your online order or Irish Cardiac Society membership payment, we need to share your details with our payment providers, Stripe, as described above.

How we protect your data

The Irish Cardiac Society discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only to those of its employees, contractors and affiliated organizations that (i) need to know that information in order to process it on The Irish Cardiac Society’s behalf or to provide services available at The Irish Cardiac Society websites, and (ii) that have agreed not to disclose it to others. Some of those employees, contractors and affiliated organizations may be located outside of your home country; by using The Irish Cardiac Society’s websites, you consent to the transfer of such information to them. The Irish Cardiac Society will not rent or sell potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information to anyone. Other than to its employees, contractors and affiliated organizations, as described above, The Irish Cardiac Society discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only in response to a subpoena, court order or other governmental request, or when The Irish Cardiac Society believes in good faith that disclosure is reasonably necessary to protect the property or rights of The Irish Cardiac Society, third parties or the public at large. If you are a registered user of The Irish Cardiac Society website and have supplied your email address, The Irish Cardiac Society may occasionally send you an email to tell you about new features, solicit your feedback, or just keep you up to date with what’s going on with The Irish Cardiac Society. If you send us a request (for example via email or via one of our feedback mechanisms), we reserve the right to publish it in order to help us clarify or respond to your request or to help us support other users. The Irish Cardiac Society takes all measures reasonably necessary to protect against the unauthorized access, use, alteration or destruction of potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information.