At Essential Driver and Safety Training Solutions (EDS Training Solutions) we are committed to protecting and respecting your privacy. This policy along with our associated documentation sets
out the basis on which any personal data we collect from you, or that you provide to us, will be processed by us. We collect information about individuals when they use our website and our

Please read the following policy carefully in order to understand our practices regarding your personal data and how we intend to protect it.

Who is the Data Controller?
Essential Driver & Safety Training Solutions, Unit D12 Southern Link Business Park, Naas, Kildare

Information We May Collect From You
• Your Name
• Your Date of Birth
• Your Address
• Email Address
• Phone numbers including landline/mobile
• Financial information (card details, bank details etc.)
• Health information
• PPS Number
• Driving Licence details
• Previous Training certification and qualifications
• Information that you provide by completing forms on our website. This includes information provided at the time of registering to use our site, subscribing to our service, posting material or requesting further services.
• We may also ask you for information when you report a problem with our website.
• When you contact us, we may keep a record of that correspondence.
• We may also ask you to complete surveys that we use for research and feedback although
you do not have to respond to them.
• Details of your visits to our site including but not limited to, traffic data, weblogs, location
data and other communication data, whether this is required for our own billing purposes or
otherwise and the resources that you access.
• Details of transactions you carry out through our site and of the fulfilment of your orders
and services.
• Information that you provide by obtaining our services or enquiring about our services. This
includes information provided at the time you make contact. Information that you provide
by completing our training paperwork and registration forms when using our services.

Where We Store Your Personal Data
The data we collect from you may be shared with or transferred to and stored at a destination outside of our premises. These other destinations will be restricted to our accredited bodies. It may
also be processed by staff operating outside of our premises who work for us or for one of our suppliers and accredited bodies. Such staff maybe engaged in among other things, the fulfilment of
your order, the processing of your payment details and the provision of support services. Your data will be held by us for a period set out by our accrediting bodies which can range from 2 years to 5 years. Your personal data will be kept for the period where you are actively a customer using our services and for the purpose of contacting you for notification you for renewal of certification.
All information you provide to us is stored on our secure servers. Unfortunately, the transmission of information via the internet is not completely secure. Although we will do our best to protect your personal data, we cannot guarantee the security of your data transmitted to our site. Any such transmission is at your own risk. Once we have received your information we will use strict
procedures and security features to try to prevent unauthorised access. All data collected will be securely stored on our CRM and filing system

Uses Made of Information
We use information held about you in the following ways:
To provide you with information, products or services that you request from us or which we feel may
interest you where you may have consented to be contacted for such purposes.
To carry out obligations arising from any contracts entered into, between you and us.
To allow you to participate in interactive features of our service, when you choose to do so.
If you are an existing customer, we will contact you via electronic means (e-mail or SMS) or via phone.
If you are a new customer and where we permit selected third parties to use your data, we (or they) will contact you by electronic means only if you have consented to this.

We may disclose your personal information to third parties:
In the event that we sell or buy any business or assets, in which case we may disclose your personal data to the prospective seller or buyer of such business or assets.
If EDS Training Solutions or substantially all of its assets are acquired by a third party, in which case personal data held by it about its customers will be one of the transferred assets.
If we are under a duty to disclose or share your personal data in order to comply with any legal obligation or in order to enforce or apply our terms of use or terms and conditions of supply and
other agreements, or to protect the rights, property, or safety of EDS Training Solutions, our customers, or others. This includes exchanging information with other companies and organisations
for the purposes of fraud protection and credit risk reduction.

Your Rights
As an individual under EU law, you have certain rights to apply to us to provide information or make amendments to how we process data relating to you. These rights apply in certain circumstances and are set out below:

• The right to access data relating to you (access right)
• The right to rectify/correct data relating to you (right to rectification)
• The right to object to processing of data relating to you (right to object)
• The right to restrict the processing of data relating to you (right to restriction)
• The right to erase/delete data relating to you (right to erasure)
• The right to port certain data relating to you from one organisation to another (right to data

Changes to This Policy
We reserve the right to change this Policy from time to time using our sole discretion. If we make any changes we will post those changes here so that you can see what information we gather, how
we might use that information and in what circumstances we may disclose it. By continuing to use our site or our services or otherwise provide data after we post any such changes, you accept and
agree to this Policy as modified.

Contact Us
Questions, comments, requests and complaints regarding this Policy and the information we hold
are welcome and should be addressed to us at All requests will be dealt with promptly
and efficiently.

Who we are

Our website address is:

What personal data we collect and why we collect it


When visitors leave comments on the site we collect the data shown in the comments form, and also the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection.

An anonymized string created from your email address (also called a hash) may be provided to the Gravatar service to see if you are using it. The Gravatar service privacy policy is available here: After approval of your comment, your profile picture is visible to the public in the context of your comment.


If you upload images to the website, you should avoid uploading images with embedded location data (EXIF GPS) included. Visitors to the website can download and extract any location data from images on the website.

Contact forms


If you leave a comment on our site you may opt-in to saving your name, email address and website in cookies. These are for your convenience so that you do not have to fill in your details again when you leave another comment. These cookies will last for one year.

If you visit our login page, we will set a temporary cookie to determine if your browser accepts cookies. This cookie contains no personal data and is discarded when you close your browser.

When you log in, we will also set up several cookies to save your login information and your screen display choices. Login cookies last for two days, and screen options cookies last for a year. If you select “Remember Me”, your login will persist for two weeks. If you log out of your account, the login cookies will be removed.

If you edit or publish an article, an additional cookie will be saved in your browser. This cookie includes no personal data and simply indicates the post ID of the article you just edited. It expires after 1 day.

Embedded content from other websites

Articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website.

These websites may collect data about you, use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking, and monitor your interaction with that embedded content, including tracking your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.


Who we share your data with

How long we retain your data

If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so we can recognize and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue.

For users that register on our website (if any), we also store the personal information they provide in their user profile. All users can see, edit, or delete their personal information at any time (except they cannot change their username). Website administrators can also see and edit that information.

What rights you have over your data

If you have an account on this site, or have left comments, you can request to receive an exported file of the personal data we hold about you, including any data you have provided to us. You can also request that we erase any personal data we hold about you. This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.

Where we send your data

Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service.

Your contact information

Additional information

How we protect your data

What data breach procedures we have in place

What third parties we receive data from

What automated decision making and/or profiling we do with user data

Industry regulatory disclosure requirements