Privacy statement

1. Introduction

The organisers and administrators of Community Bike Rides are Cycling Ireland and we respect your right to privacy and comply with our obligations under the Data Protection Act 2018. The purpose of this website privacy statement is to outline how we deal with any personal data you provide to us while visiting this website. By visiting the Community Bike Rides website, you are accepting the terms of this privacy statement. Any external links to other websites are clearly identifiable as such, and we are not responsible for the content or the privacy policies of these other websites.


2. Types of information collected

We retain two types of information:

Personal data: This is data that identifies you or can be used to identify or contact you and may include your name, address, date of birth, gender, disability, cycling experience, emergency contact information, medical conditions, email address, user IP addresses in circumstances where they have not been deleted, clipped or anonymised, and mobile number. Such information is only collected from you if you voluntarily submit it to us.


Non-personal data: Like most websites, we gather statistical and other analytical information collected on an aggregate basis of all visitors to our website. This non-personal data comprises of information that cannot be used to identify or contact you, such as demographic information regarding, for example, user IP addresses where they have been clipped or anonymised, browser types and other anonymous statistical data involving the use of our website.


3. Purposes for which we hold your Information

Non-personal data: We use the non-personal data gathered from visitors to our website in an aggregate form to get a better understanding of where our visitors come from and to help us better design and organise our website.


Personal data: We will process any personal data you provide to us for the following purposes:

a) to create your online account for Community Bike Rides so that you can log in and take part in any rides you select;

b) to contact you if required in connection with your account or to respond to any communications you might send to us; 

c) to provide you with information on how and when you have taken part, and distribute rewards to you as appropriate;

d) to measure the impact and reach of our programme by understanding the demographics of those who are participating


4. Disclosure of information to third parties

We may provide non-personal data to third parties, where such information is combined with similar information of other users of our website. For example, we might inform third parties regarding the number of unique users who visit our website, or the demographic breakdown of our leaders and participants online accounts. 

The third parties to whom we may provide this information may include potential or actual advertisers, providers of advertising services (including website tracking services), commercial partners, sponsors, researchers and other similar parties. We will not disclose your personal data to third parties unless we contact you in advance to request your permission and you consent to this disclosure. 

We will disclose your personal data if we believe in good faith that we are required to disclose it in order to comply with any applicable law, a summons, a search warrant, a court or regulatory order, or other statutory requirement.

5. Security

Your personal data is held on secure servers hosted by Spiral Hosting Limited. The nature of the internet is such that we cannot guarantee the security of any information you transmit to us via the internet. No data transmission over the internet can be guaranteed to be 100% secure. However, we will take all reasonable steps (including appropriate technical and organisational measures) to protect your personal data.


6. Right of access to your personal data (updating, verifying and deleting personal data)

To find out what personal data we hold on you or to have your personal data updated, amended or removed from our database, please email


7. Changes to the privacy statement

Any changes to this privacy statement will be posted on this website so you are always aware of what information we collect, how we use it, and under what circumstances, if any, we disclose it. If at any time we decide to use personal data in a manner significantly different from that stated in this website, privacy statement, or otherwise disclosed to you at the time it was collected, we will notify you by email, and you will have a choice as to whether or not we use your information in the new manner.


8. Governing law and jurisdiction

This privacy statement is governed by the laws of Ireland and is subject to the exclusive jurisdiction of the Irish courts.


9. Questions or comments

If you wish to contact us to discuss any matter in relation to this privacy statement or our processing of your personal data, please do so by emailing


10. Cycling Ireland policy

If you wish to see the full Cycling Ireland privacy policy, please click here