ANMT is a professional association which has been established to protect and enhance the rights and privileges of those practicing therapies including, but not limited to, neuromuscular therapy, and sports massage; to promote honourable practice; to repress malpractice; to settle disputed points of practice; to decide questions of professional usage of courtesy; and to establish a register of members.
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Information we collect and what we use it for
In general terms, we use your data for the following purposes:
- to administer and provide benefits for association members
- to provide information about association members to the public
- for fraud screening and prevention purposes
- for record keeping purposes
- to carry out market research so that we can improve the services we offer
- to track your activity on our digital platforms
- to personalise and improve your experience on our digital platforms
- to personalise and/ tailor any communications that we may send you
for profiling purposes to enable us to personalise and/or tailor any marketing
communications that you may consent to receive from us
When we provide you with services we may collect and store any personal information that you provide to us. We may, for example, keep a record of your name, address, postal address, email address, telephone number and payment card details. We may also record details of any disability or health needs you may have to ensure your comfort and safety and the efficient provision of services.
When you sign up with us for an online account, register to receive marketing communications from us, fill in one of our forms (whether online or offline) or otherwise expressly provide us with your personal information, we may collect and store any personal information that you provide to us and may use it to personalise and improve your experience on our digital platforms, provide products and services you request from us, and carry out profiling and market research.
When you interact with our digital platforms, we may also automatically collect the following information about your visit. This is primarily to help us better understand how our members and the general public use our digital platforms to enable us create better content and more relevant communications:
- how you have reached our digital platform and the internet protocol (IP) address you have used
your browser type, versions and plug-ins, and your operating system
- your journey through our digital platform, including which links you click on and any
searches you made, how long you stayed on a page, etc.
- what content you like or share
- which adverts you saw and responded to
- which pop up or push messages you might have seen and responded to
- your subscription status
- information collected in any forms you complete
We may also infer your country of location from the IP address you have used to access our digital platforms and we may analyse which marketing activity led to your taking specific action on our digital platforms.
News, offers and opportunities from us and our partners (which we provide only with your consent)
We want you to be the first to know about research, new accreditation standards, health insurer eligibility, etc. Please note, if you don’t choose to receive this information, we will be unable to keep you informed of research, new accreditation standards, health insurer eligibility, or other information that may interest you, our ability to inform you of important updates may be affected.
We may also participate in Facebook’s ‘Custom Audience’ service from time to time. This service enables ANMT to display to you personalised advertisements when you visit Facebook’s social media platforms. It works by converting your email address to a unique number that Facebook uses to match to unique numbers that Facebook generates from email addresses of its users. Where we use Facebook Custom Audiences, we will only include you if you have consented to receive marketing from us. If you have given us your consent, you can change your mind at any time by unsubscribing.
Disclosure of your information
In order to provide our services to you or to otherwise fulfil contractual arrangements that we have with you, we may need to appoint other organisations to carry out some of the data processing activities on our behalf. These may include, for example, payment processing organisations, delivery organisations, fraud prevention and screening and credit risk management companies.
We may share your data with advertising networks and/or social media platforms for the purposes of selecting and serving relevant adverts to you via those networks/platforms, and to search engine and analytics providers.
We will only share your data with third parties if:
- we are under a legal or regulatory duty to do so
- it is requested to lawfully assist the Garda Siochana or security services with the prevention and detection of crime or terrorist activity
such disclosure as necessary to protect the safety or security of any persons as permitted under applicable law
We will never share your information with any third party for marketing purposes.
In all instances where we disclose your information to third parties, we will ensure that your information is appropriately protected.
In common with many other website operators, this website may use ‘cookies’ which are small data files that are used as unique identifiers. They may be sent from this website’s server to your computer or mobile and stored on your device, they may then be sent back to this website’s servers with updated data as you browse this website.
Cookies are used to:
- measure how you use this website so it can be updated and improved based on your needs
- remember the notifications you’ve seen so that we don’t show them to you again
- identify you every time you revisit this website
A ‘session cookie’ will expire at the end of your browsing session once you close your web browser; ‘persistent cookies’ on the other hand have a set expiry date and will be stored on your computer until either this date is reached, or you delete your cookies using your browser settings.
This site’s cookies aren’t used to identify you personally.
THIRD PARTY COOKIES
We may use Google Analytics software to collect information about how you use this website. We do this to help make sure the site is meeting the needs of its users and to help us keep making improvements.
Google Analytics stores information about:
- the pages you visit – how long you spend on each page
- how you got to the site
- what you click on while you’re visiting the site
We don’t collect or store your personal information (e.g. your name or address) so this information can’t be used to identify who you are.
We don’t allow Google to use or share our analytics data.
BLOCKING OR DELETING COOKIES
The majority of web browsers (Firefox, Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, Opera, Safari etc) will allow you to block / delete cookies from your device via your browser settings. We suggest consulting the Help section of your browser or taking a look at the About Cookies website which offers guidance for all modern browsers. Mobile phone users may have to refer to their handset manual.
Security of information
We take the security of your personal information seriously. When you submit your credit card details to us, we use industry standard Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) encryption technology to guard your information. In addition, we have security procedures in place to protect our paper based systems and computerised databases from loss and misuse, and only allow access to them when it is absolutely necessary to do so, and then under strict guidelines as to what use may be made of the personal information contained within them.
Where a password is required to access certain areas of our digital platforms, you are responsible for keeping your password secure and confidential. Please do not share or disclose your password to any other person.
We may monitor or record telephone calls for security purposes and to improve the quality of services that we provide to you.
Please note that for your safety and security, CCTV is in operation in all areas of our head office.
If you are under 18
As the ANMT is a professional association none of our members are under the age of 18.
More about your information – your rights
- You may correct or update your personal information at any time by emailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org Please include your name, address, date of birth and email address when you contact us as this helps us to ensure that we accept amendments only from the correct person
- We encourage you to promptly update your personal information if it changes
- We will securely retain your information for as long as is reasonably necessary and in accordance with applicable law
- If you wish to submit a request that your data be deleted, please write to us at the above address
- You have the right to receive a copy of the personal information that we hold about you. Please write to us at the address above if you wish to exercise this right. Although in almost all instances there is no charge to receive a copy of your personal information in a very limited number of cases we may charge a small fee towards the cost of administering any request you make
- If you have subscribed to receive marketing communications, you can unsubscribe at any time
Where to make a complaint
Data Protection Commissioner
+353 (0)761 104 800