Community Action Tenants Union

Privacy Policy


Community Action Tenants Union (CATU) is committed to protecting and securing all of your personal information. This Privacy statement is designed to ensure you are aware of the information we process about you including your rights in relation to it.   

Who we are?
Our website address is

Purpose of Data Collection and Processing
As a community and tenants union we are member focused. To serve the members of the union we collect and process data for purposes including:

  • To register you as a CATU member
  • To contact you about membership and union activities
  • To comply with our legal obligations

Legal basis for processing your data
We rely on various legal bases for processing your personal data which include:

  • Performance of our membership contract with you
  • Compliance with our legal obligations
  • In our legitimate interest
  • Where you provide consent

How we share your personal data
Payment related information is shared with our payment vendor Stripe, whose privacy policy is available here. Other than data required for payments we do not share your data with any third parties. Personal data entered will be made available to elected committee members in your local area to contact you about union activities etc.

Retention and deletion
For users that register via our website (if any), we also store the personal information (name, address, email, phone) they provide in their user profile. Website administrators can also see that information. 

Your rights
You can request to receive an exported file of the personal data we hold about you, including any data you have provided to us. You can also request that we erase any personal data we hold about you. This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes. CATU is fully compliant with the EU GDPR legislation that protects your rights to your personal data. A guide to your rights under the GDPR can be found at the Irish Data Protection Registrar here.

Failure to provide personal data
We collect personal data to ensure we can accurately represent our member base in its entirety and to fulfil our responsibilities to our members within the rules of the Union. Failure to provide us with the required personal data, on request, may limit our ability to represent you.

We rely on you to ensure the data we hold is accurate and up to date by communicating to us any changes to your personal information.

Profiling and automated decision making
We do not use profiling or automated decision making on any of the personal data we hold.

We will only use your personal information for the purposes for which it was provided. If we need to use your personal data for alternative purposes, we will notify you and explain our legal basis for doing so.