Privacy Policy

The Alternative Board Privacy Statement The Alternative Board Ireland (‘TAB Ireland’) is committed to protecting your privacy and developing technology that gives you the most powerful and safe online experience. This Privacy Statement applies to the TAB Ireland websites and governs the collection and usage of personal data by TAB Ireland whether collected from our websites or in any other way.


Collection of your Personal Information

TAB Ireland collects personally identifiable information, such as your e-mail address, name, home or
work address or telephone numbers from various sources including our website, third party marketing
lists and our franchise owners. (TAB Ireland also collects anonymous demographic information and
while this is not subject to data protection legislation, we still keep it safe).

Personal information about other individuals: If you give us information on behalf of someone else,
you confirm that either;
(1) the other person has a contractual relationship with you and knows that you will be transferring
their personal data to us for specific purposes and/or
(2) s/he has appointed you to act on his/her behalf and has agreed that you can:

  • give consent on his/her behalf to the processing of his/her personal data
  • receive on his/her behalf any data protection notices
  • give consent to the processing of his/her sensitive personal data (as listed below).

Please keep in mind that if you directly disclose personally identifiable information or personally
sensitive data through TAB Ireland’s public message boards, this information may be collected and
used by others. Note: TAB Ireland does not read any of your private online communications.

Cookie Policy

At The Alternative Board Ireland (“we”, “us”, or “our”), we respect your privacy and are committed to ensuring compliance with the ePrivacy Directive and the Data Protection Commission’s (DPC) Guidance Note on Cookies and Other Tracking Technologies. This Cookie Policy explains what cookies are, how we use them on our website [Your Website URL], and your choices regarding cookies.

What are cookies?

Cookies are small text files that are stored on your computer or mobile device when you visit a website. They allow the website to remember your actions and preferences (such as login, language, font size, and other display preferences) over a period of time, so you don’t have to keep re-entering them whenever you come back to the site or browse from one page to another.

How we use cookies?

We use cookies to improve your browsing experience, to personalise content and ads, to provide social media features, and to analyse our website traffic. In accordance with the ePrivacy Directive and DPC guidance, we categorise cookies as follows:

a) Strictly necessary cookies: These cookies are essential for the website to function properly and cannot be switched off in our systems. They are usually only set in response to actions made by you, such as setting your privacy preferences, logging in, or filling in forms. You can set your browser to block or alert you about these cookies, but some parts of the site may not work as a result.

b) Performance cookies: These cookies allow us to count visits and traffic sources so we can measure and improve the performance of our site. They help us to know which pages are the most and least popular and see how visitors move around the site. All information these cookies collect is aggregated and therefore anonymous. If you do not allow these cookies, we will not know when you have visited our site and will not be able to monitor its performance.

c) Functional cookies: These cookies enable the website to provide enhanced functionality and personalization. They may be set by us or by third-party providers whose services we have added to our pages. If you do not allow these cookies, some or all of these services may not function properly.

d) Targeting cookies: These cookies may be set through advertising partners. We do not use Targeting Cookies.

Obtaining your consent

In compliance with the ePrivacy Directive and DPC guidance, we request your consent before using any cookies other than strictly necessary cookies. You can provide your consent by clicking “Accept All” or “Accept Selected” when prompted by our cookie banner, which will appear when you first visit our website.

Managing your cookie preferences

You can manage your cookie preferences at any time by clicking on the “Cookie Settings” link, which is available in the footer of our website. This will allow you to enable or disable different cookie categories or individual cookies, according to your preferences.

Please note that blocking some types of cookies may impact your experience on our website and the services we are able to offer.

Changes to this Cookie Policy

We may update our Cookie Policy from time to time. We will notify you of any changes by posting the new Cookie Policy on this page and updating the “Last updated” date at the top of this policy. You are advised to review this Cookie Policy periodically for any changes.

TAB Ireland encourages you to review the privacy statements of websites you choose to link to from
TAB Ireland so that you can understand how those websites collect, use and share your information.
TAB Ireland is not responsible for the privacy statements or other content on websites outside of the
TAB Ireland and TAB Ireland family of websites.


How TAB stores your data

We use your personal information for the following purposes:

a) To provide our services and fulfill our contractual obligations to you.

b) To communicate with you, respond to your inquiries, and provide customer support.

c) To improve and personalise your experience when using our website and services.

d) To send you marketing communications, where you have given your consent or it is otherwise lawful to do so.

e) To comply with our legal obligations, enforce our agreements, and protect our rights and the rights of others.

f) To conduct analysis and research to improve our website, services, and marketing efforts.

Sharing Your Information

We may share your personal information with the following categories of recipients:

a) Third-party service providers: who provide services on our behalf, such as website hosting, data analysis, and customer support.

b) Advertising and marketing partners: to provide you with personalized marketing communications, where you have given your consent.

c) Business partners: with whom we may jointly offer products or services, or whose products or services may be offered on our website.

d) Legal and regulatory authorities: when required by law or to protect our rights and the rights of others.

Your Rights and Choices

Under EU data protection laws, you have the following rights regarding your personal information:

a) Access: You have the right to request a copy of the personal information we hold about you.

b) Rectification: You have the right to correct any inaccurate or incomplete personal information we hold about you.

c) Erasure: You have the right to request the deletion of your personal information, subject to certain conditions.

d) Restriction: You have the right to request the restriction of the processing of your personal information, subject to certain conditions.

e) Portability: You have the right to request the transfer of your personal information to another organization, where applicable.

f) Objection: You have the right to object to the processing of your personal information, subject to certain conditions.

g) Consent withdrawal: You have the right to withdraw your consent at any time, where we rely on your consent to process your personal information.

To exercise your rights or update your preferences, please contact us using the details provided in the policy.

Online Forums

We may provide chat rooms, forums and/or message boards to TAB Facilitators and TAB Members from time to time. Please remember any information disclosed in these forums becomes public and exercise caution with respect to your personal information.


Outside Links

This website may contain links to other websites. We are not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of such websites. If you want to know the privacy policies of the other websites, please refer to the company or organisation sponsoring the website.

Contact Us

If you have any questions about this Privacy Policy or this website, you may contact us via telephone at 01-2984473

International Data Transfers We may transfer your personal information outside the EU to provide our services or fulfill our contractual obligations to you. To ensure the lawful transfer of your data, we use Standard Contractual Clauses (SCCs) approved by the European Commission, which provide adequate safeguards for the protection of your personal data.


Dispute Resolution

Under EU data protection laws, you have the following rights concerning your personal data:

You have the right to request access to, rectification or erasure of, restriction of processing, or object to the processing of your personal information. You also have the right to data portability in certain circumstances. To exercise your rights, please contact us using the details provided below. If you have any questions or concerns about our Information Retention Policy, or if you wish to exercise your rights with respect to your personal information, please contact us at: [email protected] In any event you are entitled to complain to the Data Protection Commission which is the supervisory authority in the Republic of Ireland. Their contact details and the procedure can be found at Alternative you may write to the Secretary The Alternative Board, 13 Classon House, Dundrum Business Park, Dublin D14 x9F9 . Unsubscribing If you no longer wish to receive information and updates from TAB Ireland please send an email to [email protected] with the email address you wish to unsubscribe.


Scope and Use of Information Collected

The purpose of this Information Retention Policy is to establish a clear and consistent framework for the retention, storage, and disposal of personal information that we collect, use, and process in the course of providing our services.

This policy applies to all employees, contractors, and third parties who process personal information on our behalf, and it covers all personal information in our possession, regardless of the format in which it is stored.

Retention Periods

We retain personal information only for as long as necessary to fulfill the purposes for which it was collected, including for the purposes of satisfying any legal, accounting, or reporting requirements.

The retention periods for personal information depend on the nature of the information, the purposes for which it is processed, and any applicable legal or regulatory requirements. In determining appropriate retention periods, we consider the following factors:

a) Legal and regulatory requirements: We retain personal information in accordance with any applicable laws, regulations, or guidelines that govern the retention of specific types of information.

b) Contractual obligations: We retain personal information for the duration of any contractual relationships with our customers, suppliers, or business partners, and for a reasonable period afterward to address any potential disputes or issues that may arise.

c) Business needs: We retain personal information for as long as necessary to support our legitimate business interests, such as maintaining accurate records, facilitating customer support, and enabling the ongoing provision of our services.

d) Consent: Where we process personal information based on your consent, we retain the information for as long as your consent remains valid and has not been withdrawn.

Secure Storage and Disposal

We take appropriate technical and organisational measures to protect the personal information we hold against unauthorised access, disclosure, alteration, or destruction. These measures include, but are not limited to, secure storage facilities, access controls, encryption, and regular security assessments.

When personal information is no longer needed, we securely dispose of it in accordance with applicable laws and regulations. This may involve physically destroying paper records, securely deleting electronic files, or employing third-party service providers who specialise in secure data disposal.

Review and Update of Retention Periods We regularly review our information retention periods to ensure that they remain appropriate and compliant with applicable laws and regulations. We also update this Information Retention Policy as necessary to reflect changes in our business practices, legal requirements, or technological advancements.


Liability for Onward Transfers to Third Parties

We require that third party vendors abide by the terms of our Vendor Confidentiality Agreement, including, without limitation, a prohibition on the (i) dissemination, (ii) sale, or (iii) use for any non-TAB-related purpose of information provided. We disclaim any liability for the misuse of information by any third party vendor that fails to abide by the terms of our Vendor Confidentiality Agreement, but we will cooperate with you in connection with any proceeding you may elect to institute against such vendor for misuse of information.