Terms of Service and Privacy Policy

Who we are

Badminton Academy is an independent initiative focused on providing best possible badminton experience to all interested. There is no formal dependency between BA and Leinster Badminton or Badminton Ireland. Badminton Academy (BA) website address is: https://badmintonacademy.ie.

What personal data we collect and why we collect it

We collect name, surname, email, mobile and BI grade as minimum require to accommodate player in the Singles Ladder (SL).

User privacy

User’s identity must be valid and known to the BA administrators. User has an option appear incognito in the SL by choosing a unique nick name that is subject to administrators approval.


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. Comment can be enabled and disabled according to the need. BA takes no responsibility for users comments. Currently all comments are disabled.

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: https://automattic.com/privacy/. 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. BA takes no responsibility for the content uploaded by the users.

Contact forms

The basic form of contact with BA is by email: bdmntnacademy@gmail.com
Telegram instant messaging is optional.

Singles Ladder Telegram Channel is where announcements will be published and Singles Ladder Telegram Channel Chat is where players are welcome to interact socially in engaging, respectful manner.


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 have an account and you log in to this site, 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.


Who we share your data with

Currently no analytics is performed.

How long 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.

For users that register on our website (if any), we also 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.

What rights you have 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 we send your data

Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service.

Your contact information

email, mobile

Additional information



BA takes all possible measures to deliver best quality experience in all supported scenarios however it takes no responsibility on unintended malfunctioning that might arise during BA website maintenance.

How we protect your data

BI is deployed in secure hosting in Azure cloud service, using HTTPS for all communications.

What data breach procedures we have in place

We inform users about any unplanned event that might affect their data.

What third parties we receive data from


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


Industry regulatory disclosure requirements