1. Essentially, the personal details of members of a private members club cannot be used for any commercial or public purpose. They must be kept confidential. Additionally, the club is a "data controller" within the meaning of the Data Protection Acts and must register so as to be in conformity with the Acts. Additionally, it is unlawful to send any messages to the members which do not pertain to the club. Accordingly, any spam or unwanted messages leave the data controller open to being reported to the Data Protection Commissioner.