Privacy Policy

Dawson Program Education, Development, Training (EDT) Support Network, Ireland & UK

Privacy Policy and Statement

Your privacy is of utmost importance to us. We adhere to the EU GDPR and UK (UK-GDPR and Data Protection Act 2018) guidelines. Our privacy policy lets you know how we collect, use and store your information.

Privacy policy

This privacy statement relates to our privacy practices in connection with the Dawson Program EDT Support Network, Ireland and UK. We are not responsible for the content or privacy practices of other websites or organisation. Any external links to other websites or organisations are clearly identifiable as such.

General Statement

The Dawson Program EDT Support Network, Ireland and UK respects your right to privacy and will not collect any personal information about you on this website without your clear permission. Any personal information which you volunteer will be treated with the highest standards of security and confidentially, strictly in accordance with the Data Protection Acts, 1988, 2003 (Ireland) and the EU General Data Protection Regulations 2018 (GDPR) standards and the UK (UK-GDPR and Data Protection Act 2018) standards for data protection.

Collection and Use of Personal Information

The Dawson Program EDT Support Network, Ireland and UK does not collect any personal data about you on this website, apart from information you volunteer (for example using our online contact or booking Form. Any information you provide in this way is not made available to any third parties and is used by the Dawson Program EDT Support Network, Ireland and UK only in line with the purpose for which you provided it. Your personal data may also be anonymised and used for statistical purposes.

How We Use The Data

We may use information about you for the following purposes:

  • provide, maintain and improve our services
  • provide and deliver the service you request, process transactions and send you related information including confirmations and invoices
  • respond to your comments, questions, requests and provide customer service
  • monitor and analyse trends, usage and activities in connection with our services
  • personalise and improve the services we provide 
  • According to the GDPR and GDPR-UK, each Data processing is performed on one of the following legal basis:
  • your consent
  • the performance of the service requested by you.

Data transfer

Upon receiving a written request from you seeking Data transfer, we will provide a hard copy of your original treatment notes with no alterations from the original. These will be handed in person or sent by registered post.

Data amendments

Upon receiving a request from you in regards to updating Data held by us, we will seek to correct our records at the earliest possible time.


We are committed to taking appropriate measures designed to keep your Data secure. Our technical, administrative and physical procedures are designed to protect Data from loss, theft, misuse and accidental, unlawful or unauthorised access, disclosure, alteration, use and destruction. We follow generally accepted standards to protect the personal information submitted to us, both during transmission and once it is received.

Your rights

Under the General Data Protection Regulations 2018 (GDPR) EU and 2021 UK, individuals have the significantly strengthened rights to:

  • obtain details about how their data is processed by an organisation or business;
  • obtain copies of personal data that an organisation holds on them;
  • have incorrect or incomplete data corrected;
  • have their data erased by an organisation, where, for example, the organisation has no legitimate reason for retaining the data;
  • obtain their data from an organisation and to have that data transmitted to another organisation (Data Portability);
  • object to the processing of their data by an organisation in certain circumstances;
  • not to be subject to (with some exceptions) automated decision making, including profiling.

In the event of a Breach

Every precaution will be taken to avoid a breach of your Data, but if such a breach should occur, it will be documented, assessed as to its severity and appropriate action taken. The Data Protection Commissioner will be informed, An Garda Siochana and financial institutions will be contacted for assistance, the Police Service will be informed, the Information Commissioner will be informed and you will be contacted to help you take steps to mitigate the risks to yourself, if it is deemed a severe enough breach as to put you, your identity, your financial means etc. at risk.

Requests regarding data supplied via this website

On request, we supply copies of your personal data which you may have supplied via this website. If you wish to obtain such copies email [email protected]. You should include any personal identifiers which you supplied earlier via the website (e.g. Name, address, phone number, email address). Your request will be dealt with as soon as possible and will take no more than 40 days to process. If you discover that the Dawson Program EDT Support Network, Ireland and UK holds inaccurate information about you, you can request the Dawson Program EDT Support Network, Ireland and UK Data Protection Officer to correct that information. Such requests can be made via email. In certain circumstances you may also request that data which you have supplied via the website to be deleted. If you wish to request a deletion, you would generally be expected to identify some contravention of data protection law in the manner in which the Dawson Program EDT Support Network, Ireland and UK processes the data concerned.

Complaints about data processed via this website

If you are concerned about how personal data is processed via this website, for Ireland you can bring such concerns to the attention of the Data Protection Commissioner at the contact details below. Office of the Data Protection Commissioner, Canal House, Station Road, Portarlington, Co. Laois, R32 AP23, Ireland. LoCall 1890 25 22 31 and for the UK you can contact the Information Commissioner (the leading data protection authority in the UK today and is the leading supervisor, regulator and enforcer of the UK-GDPR).

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 anonymised 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 recognise 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