Privacy Statement

This is the Privacy Statement for SHRC Limited. It tells you which personal/sensitive information we collect about you and the reasons why. We only collect the minimum information that is necessary to allow us to process your query, your booking, to process requests for the services or products which you have purchased. We understand that the privacy of your data is important to you and to us. We will treat your data with respect and not share it with third parties without your prior consent.


  • When do we collect information about you?
  • What types of information we collect and how we use it?
  • Marketing
  • Your rights
  • Other websites
  • Changes to our privacy statement
  • How to contact us?

When do we collect information about you?

We collect information about you at different times:

  • When you visit our website
  • When you enquire about any of our services or products, either online or via email or telephone
  • When you book to attend and pay for a course, buy a product or service
  • When you complete a feedback form, either manually or online
  • For QQI certification
  • For HR/Employment Law case details
  • Surveys 

What types of information we collect?

We collect information;

  • When you visit our website: Cookies are used to collect standard log information and visitor behaviour information and helps us to compile statistics about website activity using Google Analytics. The information tells us about pages visited, what is looked at and how long a visitor stays on the website. It collects the IP address but no other personal data. Google Analytics is a web analysis service provided by Google Inc which prepares reports and shares with other Google services. We retain this information for 50 months. Cookies are created when you use your browser to visit a website that uses cookies to keep track of your movements within the site, help you resume where you left off, remember your registered login, theme selection, preferences and other customisation functions.You can choose to accept or not accept cookies when you visit our website. However, if you turn off cookies, it may happen that some of our website features will not function.
  • When we respond to a query made online or via email or telephone: we collect name, email address, organisation and a contact number in order to forward a response to your query.
  • When you book to attend and pay for a course, buy a product or service; we process different sets of data to deliver our service to you.
    • Contact details to allow us to provide the service: name, email, contact number, preferred address, employer details if applicable. We retain this information for a year following the completion of the course or transaction.
    • Payment processing details: invoicing details/card payment details/electronic fund transfer details. If payment is made online, this is processed via PayPal. All payments are processed using secure payment gateways, either PayPal or WAVE. Both services employ encryption protocols to keep your personal data secure. We are not responsible for any data breach that may occur on these sites. You can check their privacy statements on their respective websites. We retain payment processing details in accordance with our legal obligations. Any data taken manually is destroyed once the payment has been processed electronically.
    • Online learner data: our learning management system is a secure Moodle based system available at Within Moodle, learners complete our online courses and participate in online discussion forums. Learner data is collected and reported on for certification purposes. Some data is available to other learners enrolled in the same course. The personal data collected includes: name, email address, completion data, discussion forum posts. We retain this data for a year following completion of courses.
  • When you complete a customer/learner feedback form: on the completion of a course, all participants are requested to complete a feedback form. The purpose of this is to evaluate the training delivered and to make improvements to course delivery if necessary. On occasion, we may use quotations from our courses on our promotional materials. Such use is always anonymised. If we require a direct quotation, we will always contact the person for permission. We retain this information for a year following completion of a course.
  • For QQI certification: Some of our training courses lead to a QQI qualification and for this we are required to look for additional information on behalf of QQI. We collect this information via our Education Form. This includes your PPS number and your date of birth and the signifier of Male or Female. These must match the name on the QQI database. In the event that a difficulty arises, proof of identity will also be sought, e.g. copy of passport or driving licence etc. These are destroyed once the matter is resolved with QQI. We also look for relevant work details including any education qualification attained in order to assess that the participant is suitable to undertake the course in question. We retain Education Forms for a year following certification. In order for course participants to be submitted for certification with QQI, they are required to complete assessments relevant to their particular course of study. These must be posted to us for marking by our internal assessor. These assessments are held for one year following receipt of certification and are then destroyed in accordance with SHRC Limited policy. We also retain results sheets for each cohort of participants, which list, name, PPS number, mark and grade obtained. These sheets along with participant marking sheets are retained indefinitely.
  • For HR/Employment Law Case Information: if we undertake a case on your behalf, or offer advice, we may need to collect data of a highly sensitive and confidential nature. All information is gathered on a case by case basis, but only on a needs must basis. We have procedures in place where access to such information is on a need to know basis, both internally and with relevant external parties. This applies to both digital and manual files. We abide by the lawful timelines in relation to retention of this data.
  • Surveys: Data and information received in response to a client organisation survey are treated on a highly confidential basis. All responses are anonymised and aggregated when being returned to the organisation. The results are treated in line with our service level agreement and shared only with relevant personnel, both internally and externally. We use the electronic survey tool, SurveyMonkey to gather data and to assist us in analysing it
  • In order to track our interactions with prospective clients and customers, we use CRM software HubSpot. This is to help us to give a better service to our clients and customers. We track name and contact details and stages of the customer journey. HubSpot manages this information on our behalf. In this instance, we are the Data Controllers. HubSpot do not contact our clients or customers directly and is fully compliant with GDPR. You can read their privacy statement here.


We would like to send you information about our services, training and events from time to time which may be of interest to you. If you have consented to receive such marketing information, you may opt out at a later date. You have a right at any time to ask us not to contact you for marketing purposes. If you no longer wish to be contacted for marketing purposes, you can visit email us at or by clicking the unsubscribe button at the end of an email you have received from us.

Your rights

Under GDPR, as a Data subject you have a number of rights regarding your personal information. These include:

  • The right to request a copy of any personal data we hold about you. If you wish to have a copy of this, please email info@shrc.ieand we will forward a Data Request Form. Alternatively, you can write to us indicating relevant dates, courses attended, etc. to assist us in locating the correct data. We will forward a copy within 30 days. You can email us at info@shrc.ieor write to us at SHRC Limited, Unit 7, 78 Furze Road, Sandyford, Dublin D18 YW20.
  • The right to be forgotten. You can ask us to delete any personal information that we hold about you in any format.
  • The right to accuracy. You have the right to ensure that any data we have is correct and accurate and to have it rectified if necessary.
  • In certain instances, you have the right to object to processing, for example, marketing purposes. This will not otherwise impact on you receiving any of our products or services.

Other Websites

In some our articles and blogs, we may reference other websites and provide links. SHRC Limited is not responsible for the privacy policy of these websites. You will need to read their own policies. We do not accept responsibility or liability for the products, services or information available from other websites.

Changes to our privacy statement

We will review this policy regularly and update as necessary and relevant.

How to contact us?

If you have any questions about this privacy statement or about any information we may have about you, you can:

  • Email us at
  • Write to us at SHRC Limited, Unit 7, 78 Furze Road, Sandyford, Dublin D18 YW20