GDPR Compliance Statement

Direct Training Ireland (DTI)— GDPR Compliance Statement 


We are committed to the principles inherent in the GDPR and particularly to the concepts of privacy by design, the right to be forgotten, consent and a risk-based approach. In addition, we aim to ensure:

transparency with regard to the use of data

that any processing is lawful, fair, transparent and necessary for a specific purpose

that data is accurate, kept up to date and removed when no longer necessary

that data is kept safely and securely. 



Our Data Protection Officer (DPO) is Gary Pheasey. Our DPO oversees the company’s commitment to best practice and inform and advise the company and monitors compliance.



Our privacy policy is available on our website and a copy has been made available to all employees and to contractors and suppliers associated with this organisation.


Right to be forgotten

We recognise the right to erasure, also known as the right to be forgotten, laid down in the GDPR. Individuals should contact with requests for the deletion or removal of personal data. These will be acted on provided there is no compelling reason for continued processing and that the exemptions set out in the GDPR do not apply. These exemptions include where the personal data is processed for the exercise or defence of legal claims and to comply with a legal obligation for the performance of a public interest task or exercise of official authority.


Subject access requests 

We recognise that individuals have the right to access their personal data and supplementary information and will comply with the one month timeframe for responses set down in the GDPR. As a general rule, a copy of the requested information will be provided free of charge although we reserve the right to charge a “reasonable fee” when a request is manifestly unfounded or excessive, particularly if it is repetitive. If this proves necessary, the data subject will be informed of their right to contest our decision with the supervisory authority (the Data Protection Commissioner’s Office (DPC).

As set out in the GDPR, any fee will be notified in advance and will be based on the administrative cost of providing the information.



We will implement data protection “by design and by default”, as required by the GDPR. Safeguards will be built into products and services from the earliest stage of development and privacy-friendly default settings will be the norm. The privacy notice, which is on our website and which is provided to anyone from whom we collect data, explains our lawful basis for processing the data and gives the data retention periods. It makes clear that individuals have a right to complain to the DPC. We have conducted a privacy impact assessment (PIA) to ensure that privacy risks have been properly considered and addressed.


Privacy Information Notices

The privacy information notices for website visitors can be accessed by clicking this link: DTI Privacy Policy.


Data transfers outside the EU

None of the data collected by Direct Training Ireland is transmitted to any country outside the EU.  In the future if there is cause to transfer any data we will put recognised procedures and safeguarding measures in place to secure, encrypt and maintain the integrity of any personal data that is transferred to countries outside the EU. Diligence checks will be carried out to ensure that such countries have the necessary safeguards in place, provide enforceable data subject rights and offer effective legal remedies for data subjects where applicable.



Direct Training Ireland does not currently work with anyone under the age of 16.  The GDPR provides for special protection for children’s personal data but we will comply with the requirement to obtain parental or guardian consent for any data processing activity involving anyone under the age of 16.


Data loss

If a data breach occurs that is likely to result in a risk to the rights and freedoms of individuals, the people affected will be informed within 72 hours.


GDPR contact

Any questions related to GDPR or to issues concerning data protection generally should initially be addressed to