Privacy Policy

The Institute of Health Sciences is committed to keeping the trust and confidence of visitors to our website. We do not sell, rent or trade our lists with other companies for marketing purposes.

Privacy Notice – Effective from 25th May 2018

Website

Website Cookies

This website uses cookies to better the users experience while visiting the website. Where applicable this website uses a cookie control system allowing the user on their first visit to the website to allow or disallow the use of cookies on their computer / device.

Cookies are small files saved to the user’s computer’s hard drive that track, save and store information about the user’s interactions and usage of the website. This allows the website, through its server, to provide the users with a tailored experience within this website.

Users are advised that if they wish to deny the use and saving of cookies from this website on to their computers hard drive they should take necessary steps within their web browsers security settings to block all cookies from this website and its external serving vendors.

When someone visits ihsireland.com or ihsuk.com we use 2 third party services, Google Analytics and Clicky, 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 or Clicky to make any attempt to find out the identities of those visiting our website. Their privacy policies can be viewed here and here.

These websites use Google AdWords and Facebook remarketing service to advertise on third party websites (including Google) & Facebook to previous visitors to our site. It could mean that we advertise to previous visitors who haven’t completed a task on our site, for example using the contact form to make an enquiry. This could be in the form of an advertisement on the Google search results page, or a site in the Google Display Network. Third-party vendors, including Google, use cookies to serve ads based on someone’s past visits to the Institute of Health Sciences websites. Of course, any data collected will be used in accordance with our own privacy policy, Google’s privacy policy and Facebook’s privacy policy. These cookies expire after 30-45 days.

Other cookies may be stored to your computers hard drive by external vendors when this website uses referral programs, sponsored links or adverts. Such cookies are used for conversion and referral tracking and typically expire after 30 days, though some may take longer. No personal information is stored, saved or collected.

External Links
Although this website only looks to include quality, safe and relevant external links, users are advised adopt a policy of caution before clicking any external web links mentioned throughout this website. (External links are clickable text / banner / image links to other websites, similar to; www.websitename.co.uk.)

The owners of this website cannot guarantee or verify the contents of any externally linked website despite their best efforts. Users should therefore note they click on external links at their own risk and this website and its owners cannot be held liable for any damages or implications caused by visiting any external links mentioned.

Add to Mailing List

When someone signs up to receive newsletters / confirm addition to our mailing list we collect:

Your name, email address, phone number and any other information given in the form

Our legal basis for processing this information is:

Consent: You must give your consent to allow us to send email newsletters.

As part of our registration process for our newsletters we collect personal information. We do this to tell you about upcoming events and courses, to contact you if we need more information and to check if our information is correct. We do not rent or trade these email lists with other organisations or businesses.

We use a third party provider, Mailchimp, to deliver our newsletters. We gather statistics around email opening and clicks using industry standard technologies to help us monitor and improve our e-newsletter. For more information, please see MailChimp’s privacy notice. You can unsubscribe to general mailings at any time by clicking the unsubscribe link at the bottom of any of our emails or by emailing our data protection officer Laurence Dann – info@ihsireland.com

Contact forms / free trial sign up

For our contact forms and free trial registration, we collect your name, email address and any information you provide in the fields and your phone number

Our legal basis for processing this information is:

Legitimate interest: To allow us to answer pre enrolment queries and record email exchanges with existing and potential students. We do not use this information beyond responding to the specific query.

Data is processed in the following locations:

We use a third party, Knack, to hold database records.  This data is stored in the EU. Their GDPR compliant privacy policy can be located here

Free trial sign up

For free trial registration, we collect your name, email address and your phone number. Our legal basis for processing this information is:

Legitimate interest: To allow us to answer pre enrolment queries and record email exchanges with existing and potential students. We do not use this information beyond responding to the specific query.

Data is processed in the following location:

We use a third party, Knack, to hold database records for the free trial.  This data is stored in the EU. Their GDPR compliant privacy policy can be located here

Webinars

When someone signs up to attend a webinar we collect:

your name, email address and phone number

Our legal basis for processing this information is:

Consent: You must give your consent to allow us to send emails to you regarding this specific webinar and to receive news on upcoming webinars.

Data is processed in the following locations:

We use a third party, Zoom to present webinars. This data is stored in the United States of America. Zoom is compliant with the EU-US Privacy Shield framework. Their GDPR compliant privacy policy can be located here

We retain this data until:

You choose to unsubscribe. All webinar emails will allow you to unsubscribe via a link in the footer at any time

IHS Students

Student records are held on Dropbox. This data is stored in the United States of America. Dropbox is compliant with the EU-US Privacy Shield framework. Their GDPR compliant privacy policy can be located here

Your rights

Depending on the lawful basis and the personal data being processed, you have the following rights to your data. Requests can be made to the Data Controller, Laurence Dann via info@ihsireland.com

The right to be informed: You can see clearly how we process your personal data and we will keep you informed if anything in this policy changes

The right of access: You can request access to your data. We will respond to these requests within one month where the requests are not complex or numerous.

The right to rectification: You can request that your data be corrected

The right to erasure: You can request that your data be deleted

The right to restrict processing: You can request that we restrict processing of your data but continue to store it

The right to data portability: You can request that your data be exported in a machine readable format to provide data portability

The right to object: You can object to us processing your data by using the contact details at the top of this privacy policy. Any consent given can be withdrawn at any time.

Changes to this privacy notice

Any changes to our privacy policy will result in an updated “effective from” date, stated at the top of the policy.

Any major updates to our privacy policy, such as those changing the purpose or types of information collected will be clearly communicated to you on our website. Where possible, we will also notify you by email.