AAF1 Appointment of Tag Agent by Herd / Flock Keeper


This web form can be used in Northern Ireland to appoint Shearwell Data as your Tag Agent as an alternative to filling in form AAF1 and posting it to us. You can use form AAF1 if you prefer and send it to us using the contact details shown below.
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I/We authorise Shearwell Data Ltd to access the APHIS/NIFAIS system and any relevant personal data held thereon, via the DAERA RuralNI Portal, for the sole purpose of authorising the ordering of ear tag(s) on my/our behalf.

I/We have been advised by Shearwell Data Ltd that procedures are in place to ensure the security and confidentiality of each business transaction - in particular, within the principles of the Data Protection Act 2018 and GDPR regulation.

Tag supplier address

Shearwell Data Ltd, Putham, Wheddon Cross. Minehead, Somerset, TA24 7AS
Tel: 01643 841611, Fax: 01643 841628, Email: [email protected]

Your Business Details

You should enter the full herd number including the 'UK9'. For example enter 'UK9123456' not '123456'
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You should enter the full flock number including the 'UK17'. For example enter 'UK1712345' not '12345'
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Your Full Address Registered with the Department

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Your Contact Details

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I am the Registered Keeper of the above holding and herd.
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I have read the Privacy Statement and agree to them.
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Your right to privacy matters to us as well as to you. Please read below if you want to know what personal information we collect and how we may use it. We strictly adhere to the requirements of the data protection legislation in the UK.

When you order, we need to know your Business ID, Flock and Herd number, Name, Registered Address, E-Mail Address and Telephone numbers. This allows us to process and fulfil your order. You have the option to withhold personal information that is not required for the business validation and order process.

We use your personal information to get in contact with you if needed to give you information relating to your orders with us.

We do not sell, rent or exchange your personal information with any third party for commercial reasons, beyond the essential requirement for credit/debit card validation during purchase and for validation and approval with agencies as required to fulfil our legal obligations.

We follow strict security procedures in the storage and disclosure of information which you have given us, to prevent unauthorised access in accordance with the UK data protection legislation.

We do not collect sensitive information about you except when you specifically knowingly provided it. You can check, update or remove your personal details by ringing us on 01643 841611.

We use a technology called "cookies" as part of a normal business procedure to track patterns of behaviour of visitors to our site. A cookie is an element of data that our Website sends to your browser which is then stored on your system. You can set your browser to prevent this happening. Any information collected in this way can be used to identify you unless you change your browser settings. If you have any questions about privacy please call us on 01643 841611

Recording contact between us

We are obliged to check your identity when you contact us in connection with ordering tags for Northern Ireland. We’ll usually do this by asking for information from you that can be checked against our records. We’ll record that we’ve done along with the date and the identity of the person who dealt with the enquiry. We are required to hold this information for 3 years after your last recorded contact with us.