Privacy Notice

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This Privacy Notice tells you what to expect when we, (Walsh Safety & Training Services), collect personal data (as defined below) about you.  It applies to the information we collect about: Visitors & Other people to our website;

It is important that you read this Privacy Notice together with any other fair processing notice that we may provide on specific occasions when we are collecting or processing personal information about you so that you are fully aware of how and why we are using your personal data. This Privacy Notice supplements any other such notices and is not intended to override them.

For the purposes of the relevant data protection legislation, the data “controller” is the owner or Training provider associated with Walsh Safety & Training Services collecting the required information.

Why we collect information

We will only use your personal data when the law allows us to. Most commonly, we will use your personal data in the following circumstances:
1. To allow you to register with us or to provide you with the services you have requested.
2. Where we need to comply with a legal or regulatory obligation; or
3. Where it is necessary for our legitimate interests (or those of a third party) and your interests and fundamental rights do not override those interests.
“Legitimate Interest” means our interest in conducting and managing our business to enable us to give you the best service and the most secure experience. We ensure that we consider and balance any potential impact on you and your rights before we process your personal data for our legitimate interests. We do not use your personal data for activities where our interests are overridden by the impact on you (unless we have your consent or are otherwise required or permitted to by law).
Types of personal data we may collect
“Personal data” means any information which identifies (or from which we can identify) a natural person. We may collect, use, store and transfer different kinds of personal data about you, which we have grouped together as follows:
“Identity Data”, which comprises your first name, maiden name, last name, title, date of birth and gender.
“Contact Data”, which comprises your email address, address and telephone number.
“Financial Data”, which comprises the payment details you have provided to us.
“Transaction Data”, which comprises details about payments to and from you and other details of services you have purchased from us.
“Technical Data”, which comprises your IP address, your login data, browser type and version, time zone setting and location, browser plug-in types and versions, operating system and platform and other technology on the device(s) you use to access our website.
“Usage Data”, which comprises information about how you use our website or services.
“Marketing and Communications Data”, which comprises your preferences in receiving marketing from us and third parties, and your communication preferences.

When do we collect information

We may collect information on you in the following ways:
Information that you voluntarily provide to us.
When you send us an email, request information about our services, fill in forms on our website, or communicate with us in any way, you are voluntarily giving us information that we collect.
We also collect information you give to us when we contact you during the registration process or in the process or managing your application or your organisations account. That information may include your Identity Data, Contact Data, Financial Data, Transaction Data, Profile Data and Marketing and Communications Data.
Information that we collect automatically.

When you browse our website, we may collect information about your visit to our website and your web browsing. That information may include your Technical Data and Usage Data. We may collect this information as a part of log files as well as using cookies or other similar technologies. Our use of cookies and similar technologies is explained more fully in our Cookie Policy.

How we use your information

We have set out below a description of all the ways in which we intend to use any personal data, and the legal bases on which we intend to rely on to do so. We have also identified what our Legitimate Interests are where appropriate. You can obtain further information about how we assess our Legitimate Interests against any potential impact on you in relation to specific activities by contacting us. We may use and disclose your personal information for the following purposes:

1. To manage our relationship with you or your organisation
In providing you with the services you have requested from us we will use your Identity Data, Contact Data, Financial Data, Transaction Data, Profile Data and Marketing and Communications Data to provide you with those services, including to process any payments received from you. We will also use this information to keep adequate records of any past purchases, to deal with any enquiries or requests, as well as to contact you regarding the services you have asked for. We may send you important updates about any changes to the way in which our services work. This is necessary to develop our range of products and services and grow our business.

2. Advertising
We use data analytics to improve and monitor the effectiveness of our website and services, marketing, customer relationships and experiences. This is to enable us to study how customers use our services and develop them, to grow our business and to inform our marketing strategy. For more information on how we use cookies or other similar technologies for these purposes, as well as how to opt-out of the use of cookies, please visit our Cookie Policy.

3. To administer and protect our business and this website & its subdomains and microsites belong to Walsh Safety & Training Services.We may also use your information to protect our business and our website, and to help us monitor or improve the services that we offer. This includes troubleshooting, statistical and data analysis, testing, system maintenance, support, reporting and hosting of data. We also use your information to improve our website so that content is presented in the most effective manner for you and for your computer, and as part of our efforts to keep our site safe and secure. This is necessary for the running of our business, provision of administration and IT services, network security and prevention of fraud.

4. Other purposes
We will only use your personal data for the purposes for which we collected it, unless we reasonably consider that we need to use it for another lawful reason and that reason is compatible with the original purpose. If you require an explanation of why we are using your personal data or the legal basis on which we are using it, please contact us. If we need to use your personal data for an unrelated purpose, we will notify you and we will explain the legal basis which allows us to do so. Please note that we may process your personal data without your knowledge or consent where this is required or permitted by law.

When will we share your personal data?

We require all third parties to respect the security of your personal data and to treat it in accordance with the law. We do not allow our third-party service providers to use your personal data. We shall not share your personal data with any third parties for marketing purposes without your express consent. We shall however, share your personal data with third parties, for the following reasons:

1. Service Providers.
We will share your personal data with service providers where this is necessary to provide you with services that you (whether in your own name or on behalf of your organisation) have ordered. Examples of Service Providers include payment processors, hosting services, suppliers, sub-contractors and delivery services. We may also need to share your personal data with third party software or IT support providers for system administration, data security, data storage, back up, disaster recovery and IT support. We share your information with the following parties, for the following purposes:
2. Advertising partners.
We use third-party services such as Google Analytics , to collect standard internet log information and details of visitor behaviour patterns. We do this to find out things such as the number of visitors to the various parts of the site. This information is only processed in a way which does not identify anyone. We do not make, and do not allow Google to make, any attempt to find out the identities of those visiting our website. If we do want to collect personally identifiable information through our website, we will be transparent about this. We will always make it clear when we collect personal information and will explain what we intend to do with it.
3. To protect the rights, property, or safety of our business and other customers.
We reserve the right to disclose or share your personal data to comply with any legal or regulatory requirements, enforce our terms and conditions (or any other agreement we enter into with you), or to protect the rights, property, or safety of our business and other customers. This includes exchanging information with other companies and organisations for the purposes of fraud protection and credit risk reduction. We may also need to share information with Revenue & Customs, regulators and other authorities acting as processors based in the Republic of Ireland who require reporting of processing activities in certain circumstances. We may also share your personal data with our professional advisers including lawyers, bankers, auditors, accountants and insurers based who provide legal, financial and banking, audit, insurance, accounting and consultancy services.
Third Party Websites
This website may include links to third-party websites, plug-ins and applications. Clicking on those links or enabling those connections may allow third parties to collect or share data about you. We do not control these third-party websites and are not responsible for their privacy statements. When you leave our website, we encourage you to read the privacy notice of every website that you visit.

Where will we store your personal data?
We are committed to the security of your information and have security procedures in place to protect the loss, misuse or alteration of information under our control. In addition, we also have security measures in place to protect the user database and access to this database which is restricted internally.

Please note that the transmission of information via the internet is not completely secure. Although we shall do our best to protect your personal data, we cannot guarantee the security of your data transmitted to our site; any transmission is at your own risk. Once we have received your information, we shall use effective safeguarding procedures and security features to try to prevent any unauthorised access to your personal data.

How long will we keep hold of your personal data?

We will only retain your personal data for as long as necessary to fulfil the purposes we collected it for. We may also retain your personal data for the purposes of satisfying any legal, accounting, or reporting requirements.

To determine the appropriate retention period for personal data, we consider the amount, nature, and sensitivity of the personal data, the potential risk of harm from unauthorized use or disclosure of your personal data, the purposes for which we process your personal data and whether we can achieve those purposes through other means, and the applicable legal requirements. Details of retention periods for different aspects of your personal data are available in our retention policy which you can request from us by contacting us.

Access request
You have the right to request a copy of the information that we hold about you at any time. This enables you to receive a copy of the personal data that we hold about you and to check that we are lawfully processing it. Please note that in most circumstances, we shall not make a charge for this. However, we may charge a reasonable fee based on administrative costs for any further copies requested.

Right to rectification
You have the right at any time to ask us to rectify any personal data that we hold for you which is incorrect or incomplete. This enables you to have corrected any incomplete or inaccurate data we hold about you, though we may need to verify the accuracy of the new data that you provide to us. If we have disclosed any incorrect or incomplete data to any third parties, we shall inform them of any necessary amendments or corrections made to your personal data under this section.

Right to be forgotten
You have the right to ask us to erase the personal data that we hold about you in circumstances where:
1. it is no longer necessary for us to handle your personal data for the purpose for which it was originally collected;
2. you have withdrawn your permission for us to hold your personal data (where this was the basis on which it was collected or used);
3. you object to the processing of the data and there is no lawful overriding reason for us to continue processing your personal data;
4. the personal data was unlawfully processed; or
5. we must erase your personal data in order to comply with a legal obligation.
Please note, however, that we may not always be able to comply with your request of erasure for specific legal reasons which will be notified to you, if applicable, at the time of your request.
Restriction of processing
You can ask us to restrict how we use your data in the following circumstances:
1. where you believe that the information we hold about you is inaccurate, you can ask that we refrain from using your data until we can verify the accuracy of it;
2. where we have unlawfully processed your data, you can ask that we restrict our usage of it rather than erase it completely;
3. where we no longer need to hold your information, but you wish us to retain your information for establishing, exercising or defending a legal claim; or
4. where you have objected to our use of your information but we need to verify whether we have overriding legitimate grounds to use it.
Data portability
You have the right to obtain from us all personal data which you have provided to us in a structured, commonly used and machine readable form, provided that such data was processed based on your consent, or for the purpose of a contract between us and the processing was carried out by automated means.  Please note that this right only applies to automated information which you initially provided consent for us to use or where we used the information to perform a contract with you.

Right to object
You have the right to object to our processing of your personal data where we are doing this for the performance of a task carried out in the public interest (which we shall have told you about, if applicable), or where we are carrying out processing for the purposes of legitimate interests pursued by us.

Right to withdraw consent
Where you have given us your consent to our processing of any of your personal data, you have the right to withdraw your consent at any time.However, this will not affect the lawfulness of any processing carried out before you withdraw your consent. If you withdraw your consent, we may not be able to provide certain services to you. We will advise you if this is the case at the time you withdraw your consent.

Changes to this Privacy Notice
We keep our Privacy Notice under regular review. This Privacy Notice was last updated in [April 2019].

How to contact us
If you have any questions about our Privacy Notice or wish to exercise any of your legal rights, you can email or contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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