We have developed this privacy statement because we want you to feel confident about the privacy and security of your personal details when you visit or use rugbyplayers.org or have any interactions with the International Rugby Players organisation that involves your data.

We respect your right to privacy. We treat as confidential all of the personal information you give to us. By using our website or by registering on our media distribution list, you agree to our use of your data as set out below.

International Rugby Players is a Data Controller and all handling and processing of your personal data is strictly in accordance with the data protection principles contained in the Data Protection Acts, 1988-2003 and General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR).

Our servers are located in a secure facility and any access to your personal data is strictly controlled and limited only to persons who are authorised and have appropriate security clearance to access the servers.

In general, you can visit the site without providing personal information but we may still collect aggregated and anonymised statistical data.

We may collect information about your interaction with the site and the services on the site. This may include information about your computer and, where available, your IP address operating system and browser type. We may perform statistical analysis of user behaviour and characteristics in order to measure interest in and use of the various areas of the site and to ascertain the number of users that have visited particular web pages. (“statistical data”). This is done on an aggregated and anonymous basis. In performing statistical analysis, parts of the site uses Google Analytics (a web analytics service provided by Google, Inc.) to capture and analyze sites statistics. For more information on Google Analytics please see www.google.com/analytics/learn/privacy.html. This statistical information does not identify any individual.

Any personal information collected, is retained only for as long as it is required. For example, we will retain your personal data for as long as is necessary for the required service to be provided to you, or otherwise until such time as you choose to unsubscribe from hearing from us or you wish to correct, modify and/or remove your personal information.

How we use your information

We collect and use your information in order to give you a better service and to provide you with information you request, and (subject to the preferences that you express through the site) other information that may be of interest to you, including information about International Rugby Players, its governing structure, rugby teams and players, partner activations, other events and activities. Your personal information may be used to contact you when necessary.

We will, however, delete your information from our records if you ask us to do so (by contacting info@rugbyplayers.org).

We use statistical data collected from your use of the site to make ongoing improvements to the structure and content of the site, to give you a better service, and to provide you with information you request.

Any personal information collected is retained only for as long as it is required, given the reason why we hold it. For the purposes of our press distribution list, we use the services of Mailchimp. A link to MailChimp’s Privacy Policy and Terms is included here. 


You have the right to prevent marketing information being sent direct to you. If you prefer not to receive information from‎ us let us know by exercising the marketing preferences offered when we collect your details or contacting us. On our media distribution list, an unsubscribe button is located at the foot of the email. 

If you are under 16, you must obtain the approval of a parent or guardian before you choose to receive any services or communications from us in connection with the site.

Where we store your information

We use a combination of technological, physical, administrative and organisational controls as we deem appropriate to protect your information. We might store your information in different places. Physical files are stored in our office. Electronic files are stored on our secure servers and in the cloud. We may transfer your data to, and store it at, a destination outside of the European Economic Area. Whenever we transfer your data in such a way, we will ensure appropriate safeguards are in place. You may contact us via e-mail, letter or telephone in case you wish to find out more or to obtain a copy of the appropriate safeguards.

We urge you to take precautions to protect your personal information when you are on the Internet. Keep any passwords safe and make sure you use a secure browser. In addition, you should take reasonable precautions when using a computer that is not your own or in a public setting. The security of the information you provide is very important to us and we try to provide secure transmission of your information.

In addition, you also have the following rights under applicable law, although your ability to exercise these rights may be subject to certain conditions:

  • the right to receive a copy of and/or access, correct, and/or modify the personal data that we hold about you, together with other information about our processing of that personal data;
  • the right to request that any inaccurate data that is held about you is corrected, or if we have incomplete information you may request that we update the information such that it is complete;
  • the right, in certain circumstances, to request that we erase your personal data; and
  • the right, in certain circumstances, to request that we no longer process your personal data for particular purposes, or object to our use of your personal data or the way in which we process it.

Please note that if you request the erasure of your information or object to our processing your information, we may not be able to reflect your preferences the next time you visit the site.

In order to exercise any of these rights, please write to us using on (info@rugbyplayers.org) To enable us to address your request, we may need to request further information from you so we can satisfy ourselves as to your identity.

If you have any questions about this privacy policy, the practices of the site or your dealings with the site, please contact us on the above email.

How to contact us

If you have any queries in relation to this privacy statement, or if you would like to contact International Rugby Players in relation to your rights, please write to us at info@rugbyplayers.org or International Rugby Players, Unit 8, Riverview Office Park, Dublin 14, Ireland. Our phone number is +353 1 676 9680


If you are not happy with the way that we have used your information or address your rights, you have the right to make a complaint to the Irish Data Protection Commission by emailing info@dataprotection.ie.

Changes to this Privacy Statement

We reserve the right to change our security and privacy policies at any time. Accordingly, we recommend that you check this page periodically in order to review our current policies.




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