Privacy Policy

Sporting Press Privacy Policy

Who We Are

The Sporting Press (based at Davis Road, Clonmel, Co. Tipperary) is a publication that provides an invaluable service to greyhound owners, breeders and trainers. It is recognised as the Official Organ of the Greyhound Industry.

This publication promotes and publicises greyhound racing and the Irish greyhound and is an invaluable medium in promoting the Industry and in particular the export market.

This Policy

The Sporting Press, as a Data Controller, respects your privacy. This Privacy Policy sets out the basis on which we process any personal data we collect from you or that you provide to us.

The Sporting Press collects, uses and stores your personal data, as described in the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and only in the course of operating our business. The personal data will be adequate, relevant and not excessive.

What Information Do We Collect and Why

The Sporting Press may collect the following information

  • owners/breeders/trainers/agents name,
  • address,
  • telephone number/mobile number
  • email addresses

for the purpose of

  • Publication of the Sporting Press where photographs are inserted.
  • Issue to our correspondents for the writing up of articles
  • Publication of photos on the Irish Coursing Club website.
  • Sell advertising space
  • Subscriptions to receive copy of Sporting Press
  • Publication of competition results
  • Publication of Fantasy Coursing results.
  • Publication of Disciplinary cases.

Information is collected through the submission of advertisements, subscriptions, competitions, and direct to our reporters/photographers.

All information is used to communicate with all individuals directly through the post, email or phone.

Who Else Has Access to the Information You Provide Us?

Personal data is only accessed by employees or issued to our newspaper correspondents in the course of our business and to Data Scope for posting of Sporting Press to subscribers.

How Long Do We Keep Your Information.

An individual has the right to have outdated or inaccurate personal data removed in line with their right to be forgotten. Such decision to remove/delete information will be made by the Secretary of the Sporting Press in conjunction with Managerial staff.

Copies of the Sporting Press are always retained for historical research purposes.

All credit card information is destroyed once we have processed it and it is no longer required.

Your Rights

Your have the following rights under GDPR

  • to access your personal data held by the Sporting Press by submitting a written request together with proof of identity to the Secretary, Sporting Press, Davis Road, Clonmel. Co. Tipperary. Your request should include additional information which would help us locate your information. The Sporting Press will respond to your written request within 30 days.
  • to be provided with information about how your personal data is processed
  • to have your personal data corrected if inaccurate or incomplete
  • to have your personal data erased in certain circumstances if no longer required for the purpose it was obtained by Sporting Press.
  • to object to or restrict how your personal data is processed
  • to have your personal data transferred to you in a standard format or to a third party.

We may refuse to grant an access request, if the request is deemed unfounded or excessive.

How We Protect Your Personal Data

The Sporting Press have implemented GDPR standards for technology and operational security to ensure the security, integrity and privacy of personal data from loss, misuse, or unauthorised intrusion, alternation or destruction. We have applied encryption for hardware and software to best protect your data. Only authorised personnel are permitted to access personal data in the course of their work.

For any payment we take over the phone and online, we use recognised and regulated secure payment systems.

We will notify you promptly of any breach of your personal data.


By continuing to provide your personal data to the Sporting Press, you are consenting to our use of your personal data in the course of operating our business as set out in this Privacy Policy.

You may withdraw your consent at any time but in doing so the Sporting Press will be unable to continue to provide a service to you.

The Sporting Press reserve the right to amend this Data Privacy Policy from time-to-time without your prior notice. You are advised to check our website for any amendments.