Join us! The fueling power of the Irish Festival of Oulu is the Irish Music Society of Oulu.
Become a member of our Irish music and culture family, The Irish Music Society of Oulu. Membership is valid for 1 year. If you want to join, please contact us at As a member, you will receive: 20% Discount price for festival tickets or festival pass (limit 1 per member) Invited to Festival VIP event with officials, partners, musicians, etc of the fest Advance updates, news, offers of The Irish Festival of Oulu and IMSO events The satisfaction of being part of our Oulu Irish Music and Culture family, and the premier Irish Festival in the Nordic Countries.
Chairperson: Olli Rantala Secretary: Minae Tani Treasurer: Holly Conolly Bookkeeper: Kreetta Askola Member: Markus Lampela
Collecting member information When we collect member information, we must give the member clear information about how we will treat their data. As part of our contract with our members (new and existing) we can contact them about their memberhip but for marketing activities we need to ask them to give clear consent for a specific purpose. If wedon’t get consent at this point, through a clear opt-in, then we don’t have permission to use that data for marketing. For example, on a membership form, you will need an unchecked checkbox asking whether the donor would like to receive updates about events, etc.
On newsletter subscription forms we’ll need to explain clearly what the subscriber will receive.
Storing supporter information Storing information securely is already important and will only become more so. GDPR requires usto keep records demonstrating that oursupporters have actively opted in. This means that across all the systems in which we store personal data we need to also be storing communication preferences and be able to associate those preferences with the communication through which the supporter actively opted-in..Hence we should start using Google Groups etc. to have all the messages send to our members, and the membership e-mail addresses etc. to be stored in one same ''system'', where we can quite easily fullfill the requirements by GDPR.
Communicating with supporters When we send communications to supporters we will need to be confident that they have opted-in to the particular type of communication we are about to send. Knowing this relies on robust integration between all the systems we use to store any membership info.
We must also be confident that we are giving our supporters a simple way to opt out of communications. For email newsletters, this should come in the form of an ‘unsubscribe’ or ‘manage preferences’ link at the bottom of the email.
Existing members and contacts GDPR applies to historical data, not just data that has been collected after GDPR came into force. This means we may have to pro-actively contact our existing members and contacts to ensure that they have actively opted-in to the IMSO's possible marketing communications, etc.