We are Institute of Coaching Studies Limited. We are a company registered in the Republic of Ireland with company number 627519.
In this privacy notice, we will refer to ourselves as ‘we’, ‘us’ or ‘our’. We are the Data Controller of the personal information we collect, hold and use about you, as explained in this notice.
You can get hold of us by emailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We take the privacy, including the security, of personal information we hold about you seriously. This privacy notice is designed to inform you about how we collect personal information about you and how we use that personal information. You should read this privacy notice carefully so that you know and can understand why and how we use the personal information we collect and hold about you.
We do not have a data protection officer, but if you have any questions about this privacy notice or issues arising from it, you should contact our Director, who is responsible for matters relating to data protection at our organisation, including any matters in this privacy notice. You can contact them using the details set out above.
We may issue you with other privacy notices from time to time, including when we collect personal information from you. This privacy notice is intended to supplement these and does not override them.
We may update this privacy notice from time to time. This version was last updated on January 13th 2023.
1.1 The key terms that we use throughout this privacy notice are defined below, for ease:
1.2 Data Controller: under Irish data protection law, this is the organisation or person responsible for deciding how personal information is collected and stored and how it is used.
1.3 Data Processor: a Data Controller may appoint another organisation or person to carry out certain tasks in relation to the personal information on behalf of, and on the written instructions of, the Data Controller. (This might be the hosting of a site containing personal data, for example, or providing an email-marketing service that facilitates mass distribution of marketing material to a Data Controller’s customer base.)
1.4 Personal Information: in this privacy notice, we refer to your personal data as ‘personal information’. ‘Personal information’ means any information from which a living individual can be identified. It does not apply to information that has been anonymised.
1.5 Special Information – certain very sensitive personal information requires extra protection under data protection law. Sensitive data includes information relating to health, racial and ethnic origin, political opinions, religious and similar beliefs, trade union membership, sex life and sexual orientation and also includes genetic information and biometric information.
2.1 Set out below are the general categories and details of retention periods in relation to those categories (see section 8 below for more details about retention) and in each case the types of personal information that we collect, use and hold about you:
|General Category||Types of Personal Data in that category||Retention Periods|
|Identity information||This is information relating to your identity such as your name (including any previous names and any titles that you use).||7 years|
|Contact information||This is information relating to your contact details such as email address, address, and telephone numbers.||7 years|
|Account information||This is information relating to your account with us (including username).||7 years|
|Payment information||This is information relating to the methods by which you provide payment to us such as bank account details, credit or debit card details, and details of any payments (including amounts and dates) that are made between us.||7 years|
|Transaction information||This is information relating to transactions between us such as details of the goods, services and/or digital content provided to you and any returns details.||7 years|
|Survey information||This is information that we have collected from you or that you have provided to us in respect of surveys and feedback.||7 years|
|Marketing information||This is information relating to your marketing and communications preferences.||7 years|
|Website, Device and Technical Information||This is information about your use of our website and technical data which we collect (including your IP address, the type of browser you are using and the version, the operating system you are using, details about the time zone and location settings on the device and other information we receive about your device).||7 years|
2.2 The types of personal data we collect about you may differ from person to person, depending on who you are and the relationship between us.
3.1 Special information is explained in section 1 above. We do not collect or hold any special information about you.
3.2 We do not collect information from you relating to criminal convictions or offences.
4.1 We are only able to use your personal information for certain legal reasons set out in data protection law. There are legal reasons under data protection law other than those listed below; but, in most cases, we will use your personal information for the following legal reasons:
4.2 As explained in section 3 above, there are more sensitive types of personal data, which require higher levels of protection. Where we process such sensitive types of personal data, we will usually do this in the following circumstances:
4.3 So that we are able to provide you with goods and services, we will need your personal information. If you do not provide us with the required personal information, we may be prevented from supplying the goods and services to you.
4.4 It is important that you keep your personal information up to date. If any of your personal information changes, please contact us as soon as possible to let us know. If you do not do this, then we may be prevented from supplying the goods and services to you (for example, if you move address and do not tell us, then your goods may be delivered to the wrong address).
4.5 Where we rely on consent for a specific purpose as the legal reason for processing your personal information, you have the right under data protection law to withdraw your consent at any time. If you do wish to withdraw your consent, please contact us using the details set out at the beginning of this notice. If we receive a request from you withdrawing your consent to a specific purpose, we will stop processing your personal information for that purpose, unless we have another legal reason for processing your personal information – in which case, we will confirm that reason to you.
4.6 We have explained below the different purposes for which we use your personal information and, in each case, the legal reason(s) allowing us to use your personal information. Please also note the following:
|Purpose||Legal Reason(s) for using the personal information|
|To enrol you as a customer||
Legitimate Interests Reason (in order to offer you other goods, services and/or digital content which helps us to develop our business)
|To process your order, which includes taking payment from you, advising you of any updates in relation to your order or any enforcement action against you to recover payment||
Legitimate Interests Reason (in order to recover money that you owe us)
|To manage our contract with you and to notify you of any changes||
Legal Obligation Reason
|To comply with audit and accounting matters||Legal Obligation Reason|
|For record keeping, including in relation to any guarantees or warranties provided as part of the sale of goods, services and/or digital content||
Legal Obligation Reason
|To improve the goods, services, and/or digital content that we supply||Legitimate Interests Reason (in order to improve the goods, services, and/or digital content for future customers and to grow our business)|
|To recommend and send communications to you about goods, services, and/or digital content that you may be interested in. More details about marketing are set out in section 11 below||
Legitimate Interests Reason (in order to grow our business)
|To understand how customers and visitors to our website use the website and interact with it via data analysis||Legitimate Interests Reason (to improve and grow our business, including our website, and to understand our customer’s needs, desires and requirements)|
4.7 Sometimes we may anonymise personal information so that you can no longer be identified from it and use this for our own purposes. In addition, sometimes we may use some of your personal information together with other people’s personal information to give us statistical information for our own purposes. Because this is grouped together with other personal information and you are not identifiable from that combined data we are able to use this.
4.8 Under data protection laws, we can only use your personal information for the purposes we have told you about, unless we consider that the new purpose is compatible with the purpose(s) we told you about. If we want to use your personal information for a different purpose that we do not think is compatible with the purpose(s) we told you about, then we will contact you to explain this and what legal reason is in place to allow us to do this.
5.1 We usually collect Identity Information, Contact Information, Payment Information, Transaction Information, Survey Information, Marketing Information, Special Information; directly from you when you fill out a form, survey or questionnaire, purchase services and/or digital content from us, contact us by email, telephone, in writing or otherwise. This includes the personal information that you provide to us when you subscribe to our mailing list.
5.2 We may receive some of your personal information from third parties or publicly available sources. This includes:
6.1 We may need to share your personal information with other organisations or people. These organisations include:
6.2 Depending on the circumstances, the organisations or people who we share your personal information with will be acting as either Data Processors or Data Controllers. Where we share your personal information with a Data Processor, we will ensure that we have in place contracts that set out the responsibilities and obligations of us and them, including in respect of security of personal information.
6.3 We do not sell or trade any of the personal information that you have provided to us.
7.1 If any transfer of personal information by us will mean that your personal information is transferred outside of the EEA, then we will ensure that safeguards are in place to ensure that a similar degree of protection is given to your personal information as is given to it within the EEA and that the transfer is made in compliance with data protection laws (including, where relevant, any exceptions to the general rules on transferring personal information outside of the EEA that are available to us – these are known as ‘derogations’ under data protection laws). We may need to transfer personal information outside of the EEA to other organisations within our group or to the third parties listed above in section 6 who may be located outside of the EEA.
7.2 The safeguards set out in data protection laws for transferring personal information outside of the EEA include:
8.1 We will only hold your personal data for as long as is necessary. How long is necessary will depend upon the purposes for which we collected the personal information (see section 4 above) and whether we are under any legal obligation to keep the personal information (such as in relation to accounting or auditing records or for tax reasons). We may also need to keep personal information in case of any legal claims, including in relation to any guarantees or warranties that we have provided with the goods and services.
8.2 We have set out above the details of our retention periods for different types of data. You can find them in section 2 and also in section 3.
9.1 ‘Automated decision making’ is where a decision is automatically made without any human involvement. Under data protection laws, this includes profiling. ‘Profiling’ is the automated processing of personal data to evaluate or analyse certain personal aspects of a person (such as their behaviour, characteristics, interests and preferences).
9.2 Data protection laws place restrictions upon us if we carry out any automated decision making (including profiling) that produces a legal effect or similarly significant effect on you.
9.3 We do not carry out any automated decision making (including profiling) that produces a legal effect or similarly significant effect on you. If we do decide to do this then we will notify you and we will inform you of the legal reason we are able to do this.
10.1 Under data protection laws, you have certain rights in relation to your personal information, as follows:
10.2 In addition to the rights set out in section 10.1, where we rely on consent as the legal reason for using your personal information, you have the right to withdraw your consent. Further details about this are set out in section 4.5.
10.3 If you want to exercise any of the above rights in relation to your personal information, please contact us using the details set out at the beginning of this notice. If you do make a request, then please note:
12.1 If you are unhappy about the way that we have handled or used your personal information, you have the right to complain to the Irish supervisory authority for data protection, which is the Data Commissioner’s Office (DCO). Please do contact us in the first instance if you wish to raise any queries or make a complaint in respect of our handling or use of your personal information, so that we have the opportunity to discuss this with you and to take steps to resolve the position. You can contact us using the details set out at the beginning of this privacy notice.
Our website may contain links to third-party websites. If you click and follow those links, then these will take you to the third-party website. Those third-party websites may collect personal information from you, and you will need to check their privacy notices to understand how your personal information is collected and used by them.