1.1 Data Protection
1.1.1 Collection of Your Personal Data
So that we can provide you with the information, courses, programmes, services, materials or products you have requested, we collect and store certain information about you, including your name, telephone number, e-mail address, postal address and educational background.
If you are enrolling as a student, we also may also collect other personal data (such as information regarding your health (so that, as necessary, we can make appropriate accommodation for you) , date of birth, employer name and details (if applicable), professional certification number, if any, PPS number (where applicable). This data is considered "sensitive data" and you consent to our collection, storage and use of such sensitive data for these purposes.
We also may collect from you emergency contact information, such as the telephone number or email address for a friend or family member. You represent to us that you have obtained consent from your emergency contacts to provide us their information for this purpose.
1.1.2 How We Use Information Collected
We use the information to process your requests, review and confirm your qualifications, provide you with our courses, programmes, services, materials and products and otherwise to contact you. We also may provide you with promotional materials about our services and products. The College may also contact you in relation to Open Events and other related information/programmes that may be of interest to you via the email address and/or contact number provided.
If you have enrolled in our courses through your employer, we will share your data and course attendance and test results with your employer.
1.1.3 Your Ability to Choose
1.1.4 Disclosure to Third Parties
We may hire other companies to perform services on our behalf (including, without limitation, facilitating some aspects of our web sites and services, managing our databases, sending e-mails and other mail to you, processing and collecting payments, providing us with legal, financial and accounting advice and conducting required audits). These other companies may be supplied with or have access to your information solely for the purpose of providing these services to us or on our behalf. We also may disclose personally identifiable information in special circumstances where it is legally required (for example, when necessary to protect our or a third party's intellectual property or proprietary rights) or when we, in our sole discretion, believe it is appropriate, in connection with a sale or transfer of some or all of our assets, or when we, in good faith, believe that the law requires us so to do.
Your personal data is accessible by and provided to our student recruitment agents, for administration purposes (such as keeping track of your course records), accepting and recording your payments, providing you with certificates of completion and complying with any regulatory reporting requirements or other reporting requirements agreed with your sponsor. We may also provide your data to bodies from which you seek funding. If you have enrolled on our courses or programmes through your employer or other sponsor, we may share your data and attendance and study results with your employer or sponsor.
We may also provide your data to a number of UK based Learning Partners; this data is to facilitate access to online learning resources provided by the Learning Partner offering additional supplementary supports for students during their studies at IBAT College. This data is protected by both Irish Data Protections Acts 1988 and 2003 and UK Data Protections Acts 1988 and 2003.
Please note we do not store credit card details or payment information with any 3rd parties.
1.1.5 Transfer to Other Countries
We may need to process and store your information in countries outside the EU (which are not subject to EU Data Protection laws), including without limitation, your country of residence, the country in which you plan to study or other countries where we have offices or service providers (including the United States). By providing your information to us, you consent to transfer of your information to these other countries.
IBAT College is registered pursuant to Section 18 of the Data Protections Acts 1988 and 2003 with the Office of the Data Protection Commissioner.
1.1.6 QQI Protection of Enrolled Learners: Protocols for the Implementation 2012 Act
IBAT College are obligated to ensure that they are compliant with the arrangements and legal requirements covered by the provisions of Section 65 (4) of the Qualifications and Quality Assurance (Education and Training) Act 2012, (Protection of Enrolled Learners, or PEL). These obligations include the provision of (Protection of Enrolled Learners, or PEL) arrangements with other education providers in the event IBAT College Dublin ceasing to deliver a programme or ceasing trading entirely. Where a situation arises where a provider's arrangements prove inadequate QQI may request any relevant provider to assist in the accommodation of such learners in so far as is practicable.
The (Protection of Enrolled Learners, or PEL) include events such as:
- IBAT College does not provide the programme due to reasons such as insolvency or winding-up of company.
- Where enrolled learner has begun a programme but not completed that programme due to reasons such as insolvency or winding-up of company.
If any of these events are initiated and the student wishes to avail of these PEL provisions, then student related data such as personal, financial and assessment may need to be given to a third party .i.e. alternative provider.
1.1.7 UWTSD Protection of Enrolled Learners: Protocols for the Implementation of the 2012 Act
IBAT College has approval to offer students learner protection insurance. Learner Protection insurance is only in place when each student receives their Insurance Policy. Each learner should ensure that they receive a Learner Protection Insurance Policy in their name. The learner protection policy provides for a refund of fees as specified in the 2012 Act. In some circumstances, it may be possible for a learner to transfer to a similar program in another provider. In such circumstances, the learner may opt to receive the cost of an alternative similar academic program. Transfer to another program is always only a second option. The learner protection insurance policy is governed by s. 65(4)(b) of the 2012 Act.
1.1.8 Review and Correction
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