The Droimeann Cattle Co-Operative Society Ltd. is committed to ensuring that members privacy is protected. This privacy statement describes the online information practices which the Droimeann Cattle Co-Operative Society Ltd. employ in relation to the information which our members/customers provide when applying for or using:
- Our registers; members register, register of shareholders and board members, registers of herds and individual cattle, register of payments, expenditure and accounts and all other registers compiled and maintained by the society for the purpose of fulfilling the societies’ aims.
- Our website; www.droimeanncattlesociety.com , our facebook page and any other social media sites that the society may use in future as well as websites of associated societies that the society is affiliated with such as the Irish Rare Breeds Society.
- The ICBF Taurus system which the society uses to maintain our herd-book and register births, issue pedigree certificates etc.
- The society, in order to accurately record pedigree data in relation to livestock will have to submit samples and associated data to the laboratories at Teagasc and Weatherbys Ltd. and the department of agriculture will have the right to access any such data held by the society.
- The society, may for the betterment of the breed, share data with other organisations, both public and private, for the purpose of promoting the breed and certified produce.
By accessing and using these services members are accepting and agreeing to the practices described in this Privacy Statement.
Irish Droimeann Cattle Co-Operative Society Ltd. may change this policy from time to time by updating this page. Members should check this page from time to time to ensure that they are happy with any changes. This policy is effective from 25th May 2018. If any member does not agree with our policy we would suggest that member does not use our services.
What we collect
We may collect the following information:
- Name, address and contact details as well as herd number and herd prefix details.
- Details relating to the member’s farming enterprise, eg. beef or dairy farmer and what schemes the member is a participant in, eg Organic Farming Scheme, Beef Data Genomic Programme, etc. Members may also wish to share details relating to livestock with other members, eg. milk yield and kill out weights, sale prices, fertility, calving frequency, etc.
- Details relating to individual cattle for the purpose of issuing pedigree certificates and determining ancestry/ co-ancestry of cattle.
- Details relating to cattle for sale, people looking for cattle, etc. We may forward contact details of members to people requesting information on the breed with a view to procuring pedigree cattle.
What we do with the information we gather
We require this information to provide members with a better service, and in particular for the following reasons:
- Internal record keeping.
- Issuing pedigree certificates.
- We may use the information to improve services.
- We may periodically send update/information emails about new/changes in services and fees, special offers or other information which we think members may find interesting using the email or postal address which members have provided.
- From time to time, we may also use members information to contact members for research purposes. We may contact members by email or phone as well as by post. We may use the information to customise the website and online herd book according to members interests.
- Because the breed has only recently been recognised by the department of agriculture giving the society the right to maintain a herd-book (25th April 2018) and hence we are only now in a position to compare droimeann cattle with other breeds and to market cattle and produce as certified by the society we may use members’ information for comparative analysis and marketing purposes.
- We may use members’ information to promote the breed and the society in the media or in communication with other organisations or individuals who may be of assistance in achieving the societies’ aims.
We are committed to ensuring that members information is secure. In order to prevent unauthorised access or disclosure, we have put in place suitable physical, electronic and managerial procedures to safeguard and secure the information we collect online.
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We may use traffic log cookies to identify which pages are being used. This helps us analyse data about web page traffic and improve our website in order to tailor it to customer needs. We only use this information for statistical analysis purposes and then the data is removed from the system. Overall, cookies help us provide you with a better website, by enabling us to monitor which pages you find useful and which you do not. A cookie in no way gives us access to your computer or any information about you, other than the data you choose to share with us. You can choose to accept or decline cookies. Most web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser setting to decline cookies if you prefer. This may prevent you from taking full advantage of the website.
Links to other websites
Our website may contain links to other websites of interest. However, once you have used these links to leave our site, you should note that we do not have any control over that other website. Therefore, we cannot be responsible for the protection and privacy of any information which you provide whilst visiting such sites and such sites are not governed by this privacy statement. You should exercise caution and look at the privacy statement applicable to the website in question.
Controlling your personal information
You may choose to restrict the collection or use of your personal information in the following ways:
- You need to notify us in writing
- If you have previously agreed to us using your personal information for membership purposes, you may change your mind at any time by writing to or emailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org .
We will not sell, distribute or lease your personal information to third parties unless we have your permission or are required by law to do so. We may use your personal information to send you promotional information about third parties which we think you may find interesting if you tell us that you wish this to happen.
You may request details of personal information which we hold about you. A small fee will be payable. If you would like a copy of the information held on you please write to email@example.com .
If you believe that any information we are holding on you is incorrect or incomplete, please write to or email us as soon as possible, at the above address. We will promptly correct any information found to be incorrect.