Privacy Statement:

Updated May 2018

The Academy of Grinds fully respects your rights to privacy and are committed to strict adherence to General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) which becomes fully effective on 25 May 2018 as well as the provisions of the Data Protection Act 2018.


What we collect

We collect personally identifiable information that you provide to us, which is information that identifies you as an individual. We only do this when you have provided us with the information and you have given your consent that we can use it in your interest for the purposes set out in this Privacy Statement. This personal identifiable information may include your name, address, private and corporate email address, phone number and your child’s name.


How we use your Personal Information and the Legal basis for doing so

Any personal identifiable information you volunteer will be used for the purpose for which you supply it and will be treated with the highest standards of security and confidentiality, strictly in accordance with General Data Protection Regulations.  The Academy of Grinds collects and uses your personal identifiable information to deliver information on the services and the related services that you have registered for. By providing your personal identifiable information, and where you have agreed to receiving communications from us, we may use the information:

  • to notify you of our free and paid services that we are offering from time to time

  • to respond to your requests as required

  • to improve our level of service

  • to seek your views on our services


Retention Period

Subject to other applicable legal requirements, we intend to hold your personal identifiable information for three years from the date you have given consent to us to use it on your behalf.  This retention period is based on our experience that, having engaged with us, individuals are open to considering both free and paid programmes that we offer within that timeframe.  Each individual has the right to withdraw their consent and have their personal information erased at any time.



Your Rights

  • Right of access – you have the right to request a copy of the information that we hold about you in accordance with Section 86 of the Data Protection Act 2018;

  • Right of rectification – you have a right to correct data that we hold about you that is inaccurate or incomplete in accordance with Section 87 and Section 89 of the Data Protection Act 2018;

  • Right to erasure – you can ask for the data we hold about you to be erased from our records in accordance with Section 87 and Section 89 of the Data Protection Act 2018;

  • Right to restriction of processing – where certain conditions apply to have a right to restrict the processing in accordance with Section 87 and Section 89 of the Data Protection Act 2018

  • Right to object – you have the right to object to certain types of processing such as direct marketing.

All of the above requests can be directed to The Academy of Grinds contact points listed in this Statement. 



In the event that you wish to make a complaint about how your personal identifiable information is being processed by us or how your complaint has been handled, you have the right to lodge a complaint directly with the supervisory authority:
Data Protection Commissioner: Office of the Data Protection Commissioner. Canal House, Station Road, Portarlington, Co. Laois, R32 AP23, Ireland. Phone +353 (0761) 104 800 | LoCall 1890 25 22 31 | Fax +353 57 868 4757 | email


How we protect your Personal identifiable information

The Academy of Grinds will take appropriate legal, organisational, and technical measures to protect your personal identifiable information. Unfortunately, the transmission of information via the Internet or a mobile phone network connection is not completely secure. Although we will do our best to protect your personal identifiable information, we cannot guarantee the security of the personal identifiable information that you transmit to our website. Any transmission is at your own risk. While we cannot guarantee that loss, misuse or alteration to data will not occur during transmission, once we have received your information, we will employ appropriate technical security measures to protect your personal identifiable information.

The Academy of Grinds takes its obligations very seriously and adopts the strongest line in relation to the misuse of personal identifiable information by any of its staff. Any breach of trust regarding the confidentiality of personal identifiable information is treated as serious misconduct and can lead to sanctions up to and including dismissal.



Our websites and mobile applications may use technology called “cookies.” A cookie is a small text file that is placed on your hard disk by a server. Cookies allow our websites and mobile applications to respond to you as an individual. The website or mobile application can tailor its operations to your needs, likes and dislikes by gathering and remembering information about your preferences.

You can choose to accept or decline cookies. Most web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser setting to decline cookies or receive a warning before a cookie is stored if you prefer. Please refer to your Internet browser’s instructions or help screen to learn more about these functions and to specify your cookie preferences.

If you choose to decline cookies, you may not be able to fully experience the interactive features of our website.

Links to other websites

Our website may from time to time provide links to or embed third party websites. This Privacy Statement does not apply to those websites. If you choose to enter such a linked site, you agree that we are not responsible for the availability of such websites and do not review or endorse and shall not be liable, directly or indirectly, for:

  • how these websites treat your personal identifiable information

  • the content of such websites

  • the use that others make of these websites.

Please ensure you check the legal and privacy statements posted on each website or mobile application you access before entering any personal identifiable information. We will not share your information with third parties.


We may occasionally update this Privacy Statement. If the changes we make are material, we also may post a notice regarding the changes on our website. We encourage you to periodically review this Privacy Statement to stay informed about how we are helping to protect the personal identifiable information we collect.

Contact Us

The Academy of Grinds can be contacted by emailing us at or calling us on 01 557 3049 or by simply submitting a call back request on the home page of our website.

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Administration office: The Academy of Grinds, Innovation Centre, First Floor, Civic Centre, Dublin 9, D09 C8P5 

TEL: (01) 557-3049  |