Privacy Policy

Who are we?

We operate under both the names “MyHam” and “MyHam Network”. We are an online amateur radio based social network sponsored and supported by IECRO Ireland and also IECRO UK Radio Club. Our website address is:

What personal data does MyHam collect and why do we collect it?

Registered Users

For users who register on our website, we store the personal information they provide in their user profile. All users can see, edit, or delete their personal information at any time (except they cannot change their username). Website administrators can also see and edit that information.


When visitors leave comments on the site we collect the data shown in the comments form, and also the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection.

An anonymized string created from your email address (also called a hash) may be provided to the Gravatar service to see if you are using it. The Gravatar service privacy policy is available here: After approval of your comment, your profile picture is visible to the public in the context of your comment.


If you upload images to the website, you should avoid uploading images with embedded location data (EXIF GPS) included. Visitors to the website can download and extract any location data from images on the website.

Contact forms


If you leave a comment on our site you may opt-in to saving your name, email address and website in cookies. These are for your convenience so that you do not have to fill in your details again when you leave another comment. These cookies will last for one year.

If you visit our login page, we will set a temporary cookie to determine if your browser accepts cookies. This cookie contains no personal data and is discarded when you close your browser.

When you log in, we will also set up several cookies to save your login information and your screen display choices. Login cookies last for two days, and screen options cookies last for a year. If you select “Remember Me”, your login will persist for two weeks. If you log out of your account, the login cookies will be removed.

If you edit or publish an article, an additional cookie will be saved in your browser. This cookie includes no personal data and simply indicates the post ID of the article you just edited. It expires after 1 day.

Embedded content from other websites

Articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website.

These websites may collect data about you, use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking, and monitor your interaction with that embedded content, including tracking your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.


Your use of this website may be recorded such as which pages/articles you view. MyHam may use this information to analyse what topics are of greater interest to our community and thus base future publications on this.

Who do we share your data with?

MyHam does not as a general rule share user information with companies unless required to do so for spam prevention. You are also given the opportunity to limit the amount of information shared with other registered members of MyHam through your user profile.

How long do we retain your data?

If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so we can recognize and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue.

Data obtained during the initial registration process is stored unless account deletion is requested by the user.

What rights have you over your data?

If you have an account on this site, or have left comments, you can request to receive an exported file of the personal data we hold about you, including any data you have provided to us. You can also request that we erase any personal data we hold about you. This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.

Where do we send your data?

Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service. As a result some data relating to your account may be sent to third party companies for this purpose.

Your contact information

If you would like to make contact with our administration team please feel free to do so by visiting clicking on the support link at the top of the page.

Additional information

How we protect your data

We do not disclose your personal information to anyone unless it is required to do so for administrative, regulatory or legal.

What data breach procedures we have in place

If a data breach takes place we will notify you of what information has been affected and also we may notify the Irish or UK data commissioners offices.

What third parties we receive data from

With your permission we may seek to receive data about you from either IECRO Ireland Radio Club or IECRO UK Radio Club.

What automated decision making and/or profiling we do with user data

We do not conduct any artificial intelligence profiling on our users with the exception of spam prevention scripting.

Regulatory disclosure requirements

MyHam reserves the right to disclose details of your account if requested to do so by agents of an official state communications licencing authority such as ComReg or Ofcom..