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Our Privacy Policy

This privacy policy sets out how the Autism Family Support Group uses and protects any information that you give to us whether in written or electronic form. We are committed to ensuring that your privacy is protected.

Should we ask you to provide certain information by which you can be identified, then you can be assured that it will only be used in accordance with this privacy statement. We 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 25th May 2018.

Any questions regarding this policy and our privacy practices should be sent by email to or by writing to Autism Family Support Group, 1A Plunkett O'Boyle Terrace, Letterkenny, Co. Donegal, F92 D278.

Who are we?
We are the Autism Family Support Group (AFSG). Our primary goal is to provide support, education held and guidance for families affected by a diagnosis of Autistic Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and to help foster and promote awareness of ASD.

The AFSG is a registered charity (CHY 20075187) and company limited by guarantee (CLG 475819).

What information do we collect?
We may collect the following information:

  • Parent/guardian contact details: Name, address, phone number(s), email address, contact preference

  • Details of children in your family: name, date of birth, special needs/condition(s)

  • Emergency contact information: name, address, phone number(s), relationship to young person

  • Medical Information: Doctors name, address and phone number, allergies, medical conditions, prescribed medications, sensory issues, communication issues, other assistance requirements

What we do with the information we gather?
We require this information to understand your needs and provide you with the best possible service, and in particular for the following reasons:

  • To provide you and your family with the most appropriate services

  • To send you communications which you have requested and that may be of interest to you

  • These may include information about campaigns, appeals, activities fundraising events, third-party goods and services related to Autistic Spectrum Disorder

  • Seek your views or comments on the services we provide

  • Notify you of changes to our services

  • For emergency purposes

  • Internal record keeping

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.

Use of cookies

Cookies are small pieces of information sent by an organisation to your computer and stored on your hard drive to allow that website to recognise you when you visit. They collect statistical data about your browsing actions and patterns and do not identify you as an individual. It is possible to switch off cookies by setting your browser preferences.

Links to other websites
Our website may contain links to other websites run by other organisations. This privacy policy applies only to our website‚ so we encourage you to read the privacy statements on the other websites you visit. We cannot be responsible for the privacy policies and practices of other sites even if you access them using links from our website.

In addition, if you linked to our website from a third-party site, we cannot be responsible for the privacy policies and practices of the owners and operators of that third-party site and recommend that you check the policy of that third-party site.


Online Groups/Forums
From time to time we may operate online groups/forums to collaborate or share information. Our policy on online groups/forums can be found here or by requesting a copy at the addresses below.

16 or Under
If you are aged 16 or under‚ please get your parent/guardian's permission beforehand whenever you provide us with personal information.


Your rights
You have a range of rights when we or any individual or organisation collects and records your personal information. In brief these rights are:

  • You may request details of all personal information which we hold about you

  • If you believe that any information we are holding on you is incorrect, incomplete, or no longer appropriate, you may request to have this information corrected or erased

  • You may object to your personal information being used for marketing, processing or profiling purposes

  • You can ask us to transfer your personal information to another organisation

  • If you are not happy with how your details are being used, you should contact us in the first instance. If you believe that we are still not respecting your data protection rights, you should contact the Office of the Data Protection Commissioner to ask for their assistance


If you would like to exercise any of your rights above please write to or email us at the addresses below.


Our contact information
Autism Family Support Group, 1A Convent Road, Letterkenny, Co. Donegal, F92 D278.

We will not sell, distribute or lease your personal information to third-parties unless we have your permission or are required by law to do so.

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