Who we are
We are ONAKAI
Official National Amateur Karate Association of Ireland.
Our website address is: http://www.onakai.org.
What personal data we collect and why we collect it
When you sign up to become a member we need some information about your club location, address, contact details.
As you may be aware GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation) laws come into force on 25th May
2018. These regulations will impact how companies and organisations collect, handle and store personal
data. As a sporting organisation that obviously needs to collect and maintain information on our
members, we have undertaken a full review of our Data Protection Policy to ensure compliance with
Please note the following points with regard to the data that collects and stores:
• O.N.A.K.A.I will never pass member’s details onto any unauthorised third party or
• Access to member’s data is strictly limited to relevant O.N.A.K.A.I personnel.
• Data is stored securely at all times. In the event of any Data breach we will notify the Data
Protection Commissioner and cooperate fully with them in any investigation.
• Only relevant data will be collected from our members.
As you will also be aware we have recently introduced a membership card, in order to process these
cards a third-party company, Age of Images collects and stores basic data from our members. We have
been in contact with Age of Images and have received assurances that they are fully GDPR compliant, as
with O.N.A.K.A.I they will not pass any member’s data onto third parties and they store
and handle all data securely. They have also consulted with the office of the Data Protection
Commissioner and have been advised that the policies and procedures they have in place are sufficient
to ensure GDPR compliance.
O.N.A.K.A.I will from time to time contact you by email to keep you up to date of events
and news relevant to the sport. These are not considered to be marketing emails and as the National
Governing Body of the sport we feel it necessary to maintain regular contact with our membership. If for
any reason you would prefer not to receive any emails or other communication from us, simply let us
know and we will remove you from any relevant mail lists.