Privacy Policy

Data Privacy Policy

This policy includes an explanation about cookies and how 3ROC use them on this site. We follow the principles laid down in the Data Protection Acts of 1988 and 2003 and in the IOA policy on General Data Protection Regulations 2018.


A cookie is a block of data that a web server places on a user’s PC. Typically, it is used to ease navigation through the site. However, it is also a useful means of the website identifying the user, tracking the user’s path through the site, and identifying repeat visits to the site by the same user (or same user’s machine). This can then lead to a website owner being able to profile an individual user’s browsing habits – and all potentially done without the knowledge, or consent, of the user.


Most browsers are set to accept cookies but you can change that if you wish. We work on the assumption that you are happy to have these cookies set.


We use Google analytics to collect information about how visitors use our site thereby allowing use to improve the site. The cookies collect information in an anonymous form, including the number of visitors to the site, where visitors have come to the site from and the pages they visited.  Visit Google Analytics for more information.

Some other cookies may be set by third parties, like YouTube, if for example a video has been embedded in a news item.

The Data Protection Acts

1. Obtain and process information fairly.
2. Keep it only for one or more specified, explicit and lawful purposes.
3. Use and disclose it only in ways compatible with these purposes,
4. Keep it safe and secure.
5. Keep it accurate, complete and up-to-date.
6. Ensure that it is adequate, relevant and not excessive.
7. Retain it for no longer than is necessary for the purpose or purposes.
8. Give a copy of his/her personal data to than individual, on request.


3ROC and its officers may hold some or all of the following data about some or all members and others who compete in orienteering events: name, postal and email addresses, phone numbers, year of birth, competition age class, competition results, offices held, Contact data is held for landowners and other organisations from whom we require permissions. The data may be held in electronic or paper form.

The data is used in organising orienteering events and for social purposes. It may be distributed in paper or electronic form between members, competitors, event officials and orienteering organisations.

Publication on publicly accessible web sites may include name, age class and club in competition results; names with offices and photographs may be published, but addresses, contact numbers and personal background details will be published only with the explicit consent of the person.

The data will not be available for commercial purposes.
Author: Pat Flanagan