Please note that our website and other digital platforms may contain links to third party websites / digital platforms which are provided for your convenience. We are only responsible for the privacy practices and security of our own digital platforms. We recommend that you check the privacy and security policies and procedures of each and every other website / digital platform that you visit.
National Training Centre
15-16 Saint Joseph's Parade
In general terms, we use your data for the following purposes:
When we provide you with products or services we may collect and store any personal information that you provide to us. We may, for example, keep a record of your name, address, postal address, email address, telephone number and payment card details. We may also record details of any disability or health needs you may have at the time of booking a course which will take place at any of our venues to help to ensure your comfort and safety.
When you sign up with us for an online account, register to receive marketing communications from us, enter one of our competitions, fill in one of our forms (whether online or offline) or otherwise expressly provide us with your personal information, we may collect and store any personal information that you provide to us and may use it to personalise and improve your experience on our digital platforms, provide products and services you request from us, and carry out profiling and market research.
When you interact with our digital platforms, we may also automatically collect the following information about your visit. This is primarily to help us better understand how our students use our digital platforms to enable us create better content and more relevant communications:
We may also infer your country of location from the IP address you have used to access our digital platforms and we may analyse which marketing activity led to your taking specific action on our digital platforms.
We want you to be the first to know about new courses, competitions, research, new accreditation standards, health insurer eligibility, etc. Please note, if you don’t choose to receive this information, we will be unable to keep you informed of new courses, competitions, research, new accreditation standards, health insurer eligibility, or other information that may interest you, our ability to inform you of important updates may be affected.
We may also participate in Facebook's ‘Custom Audience’ service from time to time. This service enables NTC to display to you personalised advertisements when you visit Facebook’s social media platforms. It works by converting your email address to a unique number that Facebook uses to match to unique numbers that Facebook generates from email addresses of its users. Where we use Facebook Custom Audiences, we will only include you if you have consented to receive marketing from us. If you have given us your consent, you can change your mind at any time by unsubscribing.
In order to provide our products and services to you or to otherwise fulfil contractual arrangements that we have with you, we may need to appoint other organisations to carry out some of the data processing activities on our behalf. These may include, for example, payment processing organisations, delivery organisations, fraud prevention and screening and credit risk management companies.
We may share your data with advertising networks and/or social media platforms for the purposes of selecting and serving relevant adverts to you via those networks/platforms, and to search engine and analytics providers.
We will only share your data with third parties if:
We will never share your information with any third party for marketing purposes.
In all instances where we disclose your information to third parties, we will ensure that your information is appropriately protected.
In common with many other website operators, this website may use ‘cookies’ which are small data files that are used as unique identifiers. They may be sent from this website’s server to your computer or mobile and stored on your device, they may then be sent back to this website’s servers with updated data as you browse this website.
Cookies are used to:
A ‘session cookie’ will expire at the end of your browsing session once you close your web browser; ‘persistent cookies’ on the other hand have a set expiry date and will be stored on your computer until either this date is reached, or you delete your cookies using your browser settings.
This site’s cookies aren’t used to identify you personally.
THIRD PARTY COOKIES
We may use Google Analytics software to collect information about how you use this website. We do this to help make sure the site is meeting the needs of its users and to help us keep making improvements.
Google Analytics stores information about:
We don’t collect or store your personal information (e.g. your name or address) so this information can’t be used to identify who you are.
We don’t allow Google to use or share our analytics data.
BLOCKING OR DELETING COOKIES
The majority of web browsers (Firefox, Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, Opera, Safari etc) will allow you to block / delete cookies from your device via your browser settings. We suggest consulting the Help section of your browser or taking a look at the About Cookies website which offers guidance for all modern browsers.
Mobile phone users may have to refer to their handset manual.
We take the security of your personal information seriously. When you submit your credit card details to us, we use industry standard Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) encryption technology to guard your information. In addition, we have security procedures in place to protect our paper based systems and computerised databases from loss and misuse, and only allow access to them when it is absolutely necessary to do so, and then under strict guidelines as to what use may be made of the personal information contained within them.
Where a password is required to access certain areas of our digital platforms, you are responsible for keeping your password secure and confidential. Please do not share or disclose your password to any other person.
We may monitor or record telephone calls for security purposes and to improve the quality of services that we provide to you.
Please note that for your safety and security, CCTV is in operation in all areas of our head office.
As the NTC is a provider of adult education none of the services we offer are intended for any individual under the age of 18.
Data Protection Commissioner
+353 (0)761 104 800