GLDA Terms & Conditions

The Garden & Landscape Designers Association (GLDA) is providing this site on an ‘as-is’ basis and makes no representations or warranties of any kind with respect to this site or its contents and disclaims all such representations and warranties.

The GLDA makes no representations or warranties about the accuracy, completeness or suitability for any purpose of the information and documents published in this site. All material included in this site is intended for information purposes only and does not represent legal advice. Users are recommended not to act or refrain from acting on the information in this site without first verifying the information and as necessary obtaining legal and/or professional advice. All liability of the GLDA howsoever arising for any such inaccuracies or errors is expressly excluded to the fullest extent permitted by law.

Neither the GLDA nor any of its representatives will be liable for loss or damage arising out of or in connection with the use of this site or any documents contained therein (whether such losses were foreseen, foreseeable, known or otherwise). This limitation of liability applies to all liability of any kind including (without limitation) compensatory, direct, indirect or consequential damages, loss of data, income or profit, loss of or damage to property and claims of third parties.

Notwithstanding the foregoing, none of the exclusions and limitations in the clause are intended to limit any rights you may have as a consumer under local law or other statutory rights which may not be excluded nor in any way to exclude or limit liability for death or personal injury resulting from our negligence or that of our representatives.

Users acknowledge that material downloaded or accessed via this site is obtained entirely at the user’s own risk and the user will be entirely responsible for any resulting damage to software or computer systems and/or any resulting loss of data.

The GLDA does not accept any liability in connection with third party sites that can be accessed through this site and does not endorse or approve the contents of any such site.

If any term of these Terms of Use shall be held to be invalid, illegal or unenforceable, the remaining terms or provisions shall remain in full force and effect and such invalid, illegal or unenforceable terms and provisions shall be deemed, ab initio, not to have been part of these Terms.

These terms shall be governed by, and subject to the exclusive jurisdiction of, the laws of Ireland.



All intellectual property rights including (without limitation) copyright in the text, graphics, documents and information contained in this site belong to the GLDA, unless otherwise stated. If you are a member of the GLDA, you are permitted to download and print a copy of documents contained on this site provided that it is for your personal use, that any copyright notices in the documents are not deleted and that the permission to use the documents may be revoked at any time. If you cease to be a member of the GLDA, you must immediately cease using the documents.

The GLDA may change these terms at any time by posting changes online.

Articles from Compass magazine
  1. The GLDA owns the copyright of the articles in Compass magazine.
  1. The GLDA gives permission exclusively to contributors of text and images to reproduce these on their own websites in pdf format subject to points 3, 4 and 5 below.
  1. If an article is to be reused on a website and it includes illustrations, then permission needs to be obtained from relevant photographers or picture libraries, etc, owning the rights to the images; this is the responsibility of the contributing author/member who wishes to reuse an article on their website, and not Compass magazine or the GLDA.
  1. If the article is a feature about products using publicity images from the manufacturers, members can use that page on their website so long as it is a faithful reproduction of the page itself (ie, not extracting the text and using it in any other way).
  1. Any article/image reused from the journal should make it clear that it is reproduced from Compass magazine.

GLDA Privacy Policy & Cookie Policy

Your personal privacy is very important to us. We take great care with personal information that is provided to us either online or in physical format, taking steps to keep it secure and to ensure it is used only for legitimate purposes. By using this Garden and Landscape Designers Association (GLDA) website, you accept the practices described in this privacy policy. We may update our privacy policy from time to time to take account of changing requirements such as changes in technology or legislation and we request that you refer back to this privacy policy frequently to become aware of any such revisions. In addition, we recommend you review the privacy policy of any other website accessed through the GLDA website as these sites may be subject to different privacy practices. The Garden and Landscape Designers Association (GLDA) shall not be responsible for these websites or the information made available thereon.


We collect only essential personal data directly from individuals directly through different physical and online forms, emails and interactions through phone calls and written letters. We only collect minimum data from individuals.


Phone Number(s)
Email Address
Professional / Educational Qualifications (some members only)


Your information is used by us to identify you as a contact, to process your request or enquiry and to deliver relevant information to you. For these purposes, we may transit your personal information to our own officers, other and service providers, credit and charge card companies and data processing companies working on our behalf. We will update your information whenever we get the opportunity to keep it current, accurate and complete.

Some of your information may be considered sensitive personal data under the EU Data Protection Directive. Should this arise, we will require you to consent to the use of such information. We will endeavour to draw your attention to this if it applies, when you first supply us with your information.

Information, including contact information, details of services provided and product/personal images, pertaining to Full and Corporate Members of the GLDA will be included on the GLDA website with links to their individual websites.


If our contract and dealing with you is via our website, we may use ‘cookies’, which are small pieces of data sent from our web server to your computer and stored in a text file on your hard drive. Cookies allow us to identify your computer but not you personally. You can set your web browser to refuse cookies. We use cookies to measure site usage and related information.

Our website may contain links to other websites not controlled by us. These sites may send you cookies and collect data and personal information. We are not responsible for the actions, content or the privacy policies of those websites to which our website may link.


Our website offers the use of secure software that encrypts all information you input before it is sent to us. The use of Secure Socket Layer (SSL) Technology means that all personal information will be encrypted as it travels from your computer to the GLDA computer. When received, the information is decrypted. If your browser supports SSL, and if you entered our site via our secure server access, then transmission of any sensitive data would be protected.

If your browser does not support SSL we recommend that you upgrade to the latest version of any browser to enhance the security of further transactions, otherwise transmission of your personal data may not be protected and the GLDA disclaims any responsibility in this regard. We have taken all reasonable steps to have in place appropriate security measures to protect your information.


If you need to alter your details for any reason or wish to withdraw your consent to the use of your personal information for any purpose, you may do so by contacting us at

Any online information service (e.g. e-newsletter) to which you have subscribed, will always include an ‘unsubscribe’ option to click should you no longer wish to receive the service. Alternatively, at any time you can send an email to: requesting your details be removed from any of our mailing lists, describing which service you wish to opt out of (e-newsletter, information updates via email, etc).

If you are a paid member of the GLDA in any category (Student, Friend/Overseas Friend, Corporate Member, Pre-Reg Member, Full Member) please notify the office at any time, but at least by the end of the subscription year (28 February), that you do not intend to renew your membership and requesting removal from all GLDA databases and mailing lists. You may contact the office via email at:


Many websites use Google technologies to improve their content and keep it free. When you visit a website that uses Google advertising products (like AdSense), social products (like the +1 button) or analytics tools (Google Analytics), your web browser automatically sends certain information to Google. This includes, for example, the web address of the page that you’re visiting and your IP address. They may also set cookies on your browser, or read cookies that are already there. Similarly, apps that partner with Google can send Google information such as the name of the app and an identifier that helps Google to determine which ads we’ve served to other apps on your device.


When you visit websites or use apps that use Google technologies, Google may use the information they receive from those websites and apps to, for example:

Make ads more effective.
Provide reports of ads activity to advertisers and websites hosting the ads, and to ensure payment to those website publishers.
Help website and app owners using Google Analytics to understand how visitors engage with their sites or apps.
Improve your Google+ experience.
Detect and defend against fraud and other security risks to protect users and partners.
Meet their legal duties.
Improve their products.


For tips and advice on staying safe and managing your data online, visit the Google Safety Center. Here are some of the ways you can control the information that is shared by your web browser when you visit or interact with Google services on partners’ sites across the web:

Ads Settings helps you control the ads by Google that you see across the web. You can learn how ads are selected for you, opt out of certain categories and block specific advertisers. Learn more about advertising.

Many sites across the web use Google Analytics to understand how visitors engage with their sites or apps. If you don’t want Analytics to be used in your browser, you can install the Google Analytics browser add-on. Learn more about Google Analytics and privacy.

Google makes it easy for you to make recommendations for your friends – for example, by clicking the +1 button on content you like. Some of your +1s may show your name and Google+ profile photo in ads, but you can opt out if you don’t want to appear in ads. You can also visit the +1 tab on your Google+ profile to review and manage all of your +1’s. Learn more about how to get to your +1 tab.

Incognito or private browsing allows you to browse the web without recording webpages and files in your browser history. Cookies are deleted after you’ve closed all of your incognito windows and tabs, and your bookmarks and settings are stored until you delete them. Learn more about cookies.

Page last updated: 02 Oct 2019

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