PATA UK & Ireland is committed to protecting and respecting your privacy.

This privacy policy explains how we collect and use any personal information we collect about you join PATA UK & Ireland as a member, when you attend an event, and when you are using this website.

What information do we collect about you?


If you sign up to our newsletter, either via our website or by emailing requesting to be added to our newsletter, we collect your name and email address.


If you join PATA UK & Ireland as a member we will ask you for your full contact details including name, postal address and email address.

Event Participation

If you sign up to attend an event, either via our website forms or by emailing, we collect your name, email address, company name and job title, as well as the names of any accompanying colleagues. We may also capture you in our event photography.


When you use our website, we will collect usage information by using cookies.

How do we use information we collect?

When you register for our newsletter to send you the monthly PATA UK & Ireland newsletter. We will not share your data with third parties.

When you register to attend an event, we shall process your data for direct marketing and networking purposes in accordance with PATA UK & Ireland and the suppliers of that event’s legitimate interests. Your name, company name and email address will be shared with the suppliers that attended the evening in a password protected document. Any photos taken of you at the event may be used on our internal website and social media, as well as in print in travel trade publications.

If you join PATA UK & Ireland as a member, we will use the email data you have provided to us to contact you about your membership with us and to advise you of events that you may want to participate in. We will also use your address information for your invoices.

We use information collected on your use of the website on cookies to periodically analyse the visitor patterns of behaviour on our website.

Where do we store your data?

Our website is encrypted and has a SSL certificate to safely receive your data.

We use MailChimp as our data processor; all data saved in MailChimp will be stored for legitimate business purposes and for us to contact you as outlined above.

Any data stored on servers are stored in secure encrypted environments in the EU.

We will not store your data for longer than we believe to be reasonable.

What are Cookies?

Cookies are small text files placed on your computer to collect standard internet log information and visitor behaviour information. We use Google Analytics, a popular web analytic service provided by Google to look at the information collected on cookies, to help to improve our visitor website experience.

You can set your browser not to accept cookies should you wish to; more information can be found on this website

Other websites

Our website contains links to other websites. This privacy policy only applies to this website, so if you use the links to visit the other websites, you should read their privacy policies.

Your access to data we hold

You can request a copy of data that we hold on you at any time by emailing

Changes to data we hold

If you would like to make any changes to the data we hold, please advise us by emailing

Your right to restrict or object to the processing of your data

If you would like PATA UK & Ireland to restrict the processing of your data or you have any objections, please send them in writing to

Removal of your data from our records

If you would like us to erase all data held on you that you have submitted to us via the website or via any other method, please email your request to

Changes to our privacy policy

We keep our privacy policy under regular review and will place updates on this page. This privacy policy was updated on 26th September 2018.