Privacy Policy



This website and its content is copyright IHBA 2009. Permission is granted to copy electronically and print in hard copy any material appearing on the publicly accessible areas of the website on condition that the material is used only for purely personal or educational activities which do not have a commercial purpose.

Permission is granted to IHBA Members to copy electronically and print in hard copy any material from any area of the website, excluding the membership search and database, for purely personal or education purposes or for the purpose of promoting or developing their own business or professional practice. No material copied or printed may be sold or exchanged for direct profit in any way.

The use of data from the membership search and database for commercial purposes of any sort is not permitted. The downloading or use of the IHBA logo is not permitted, except for IHBA Members, subject to the conditions therein.


The IHBA does not guarantee accuracy or take any responsibility for the information contained on this website. The information on this site is not necessarily the opinion of the IHBA. The IHBA does not take any liability for information contained on third party websites, accessed by hyperlink through the website. Visitors to the website do so at their own risk. The IHBA does not take any liability for any loss, disruption or damage to your data or your computer which may occur whilst using material downloaded from the website. Your use of this website and any dispute arising out of such use of the website is subject to and interpreted in accordance with the laws of Ireland.


Any member wishing to change, add or delete any information on themselves held on the website should contact the website administrator by emailing . Information held on IHBA Members or others on the website is subject to the IHBA Privacy Policy. Members are responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of their passwords and ID, and for all activities that occur under their password and ID, whether by themselves or anyone else using their account and password.


The IHBA is a membership organisation and all members pay an appropriate membership fee to join the organisation, which can be renewed annually following receipt of a renewal invitation. The level of fee paid depends on the level of membership required. The initial fee covers membership for a year from receipt of payment. The benefits of membership are clearly set out on the website at .  We regret we are unable to offer refunds if membership is cancelled, for whatever reason, before the renewal date unless we receive notice of cancellation within 14 days of taking out membership. If, within 14 days of receipt of the subscription monies, you decide membership is not for you, we will refund your fee paid.


All bookings are subject to the symposium Terms & Conditions.

i. The organizers reserve the right to alter or cancel, without prior notice, any of the arrangements, timetables or plans relating directly or indirectly to the symposium, for any cause beyond their reasonable control.

ii. The organizers are not liable for any loss or inconvenience caused as a result of such alterations.

iii. Participants are advised to take out their own travel insurance and to extend their personal policy to cover personal possessions: the organizers do not cover individuals against cancellations of bookings or theft of belongings.

iv. In the event that the symposium is cancelled by the organizers, or cannot take place for any reason outside the control of the organizers, the registration fee shall be refunded in full. The liability of the organisers shall be limited to that refund and the organisers shall not be liable for any other loss, cost or expense, howsoever caused, incurred or arising.

v. The organizers will hold and process your personal details on their database. This information is necessary for the legitimate management of this symposium. We may also use these details to provide you with information of other conferences or events.

vi. Refund of the registration fee will not be made if a cancelation is made by the participant within the 21 days preceding the symposium.


This privacy policy sets out how the IHBA uses and protects any information that you give the IHBA when you use this website.  The IHBA is committed to ensuring that your privacy is protected. Should we ask you to provide certain information by which you can be identified when using this website, then you can be assured that it will only be used in accordance with this privacy statement.  The IHBA may change this policy from time to time by updating this page. You should check this page from time to time to ensure that you are happy with any changes. This policy is effective from November 2009.

What we collect

We may collect the following information:

  • name and job title
  • contact information including email address
  • demographic information such as postcode, preferences and interests
  • other information relevant to customer surveys and/or offers

What we do with the information we gather

We require this information to understand your needs and provide you with a better service, and in particular for the following reasons:

  • Internal record keeping.
  • We may use the information to improve our products and services.
  • We may periodically send promotional email about new products, special offers or other information which we think you may find interesting using the email address which you have provided.
  • From time to time, we may also use your information to contact you for market research purposes. We may contact you by email, phone, fax or mail. We may use the information to customise the website according to your interests.


We are committed to ensuring that your information is secure. In order to prevent unauthorised access or disclosure we have put in place suitable physical, electronic and managerial procedures to safeguard and secure the information we collect online.


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