Privacy & Data Protection
The Graphic Design School takes the privacy-policy of participants very seriously and complies with all legislative requirements. These include the Privacy Act 1988 and National Privacy Principles (2001) and the General Data Protection Regulation in the EU (2016/679).
We are committed to protecting and respecting your privacy. We want you to tell you how we use and protect your personal information. This is includes informing you of your rights regarding your personal information that we hold.
Student information is shared with external agencies such as registering authorities to meet compliance requirements as a Registered Training Organization. All information shared is kept in the strictest confidence by both parties and is available on request.
TGDS customarily discloses personal information only to our service providers who assist us in operating the TGDS website. We will not disclose personal information to an unrelated third party.
In some cases as required by law, The Graphic Design School will need to make student information available to others such as the National Centre for Vocational Education and Research.
The Graphic Design School may need to make student assessment information available to The Graphic Design School tutors in order to conduct sessions of assessment validation, continuous improvement and tutor training.
In all other cases than the above mentioned The Graphic Design School will seek the written permission of the student for this disclosure.
Data Collection for Restricted Use
We will only collect personal information about you and given by you when you submit an enquiry, call us, contact us via social media, request a brochure or enrol for a course.
We may use this information to inform our users of new offers, products, and services which may be of interest to them, send our users news items which are relevant to their interests.
In addition, TGDS may also collect cookies from your computer, which enables us to determine when and if you use the TGDS website and also to help customize TGDS website experience. We do not match your personal information to cookies.
The information we collect is solely dedicated to our internal statistical analytics. We do not share or sell any of the information we collect.
What The Graphic Design School does to protect your rights
The right to be informed
The Graphic Design School is publishing this Privacy Notice to keep you informed as to what we do with your personal information. We strive to be transparent about how we use your data.
The right to access
You have the right to access your information. Please contact The Graphic Design School Data Protection Officer at firstname.lastname@example.org if you wish to access the personal information The Graphic Design School holds about you.
The right to rectification
If the information The Graphic Design School holds about you is inaccurate or not complete, you have the right to ask us to rectify it. Please contact our Data Protection Officer if you need us to rectify your information: email@example.com
The right to erasure
This is sometimes called ‘the right to be forgotten’. If you want The Graphic Design School to erase all your personal data and we do not have a legal reason to continue to process and hold it, please contact our Data Protection Officer: firstname.lastname@example.org
The right to restrict processing
You have the right to ask The Graphic Design School to restrict how we process your data. This means We are permitted to store the data but not further process it. We keep just enough data to make sure we respect your request in the future. If you want Us to restrict processing of your data, please contact our Data Protection Office: email@example.com
The right to data portability
The Graphic Design School must allow you to obtain and reuse your personal data for your own purposes across services in a safe and secure way without this affecting the usability of your data. Please contact our Data Protection Officer if you want information how to port your data elsewhere: firstname.lastname@example.org. This right only applies to personal data that you have provided to us as the Data Controller.
The right to object
You have the right to object to The Graphic Design School processing your data even if it is based on our legitimate interests, the exercise of official authority, direct marketing (including data aggregation), and processing for the purposeless of statistics. If you wish to object please contact our Data Protection Officer: email@example.com
The right to withdraw consent
If you have given us your consent to process your data but change your mind later, you have the right to withdraw your consent at any time, and The Graphic Design School must stop processing your data. If you want to withdraw your consent, please contact our Data Protection Officer: firstname.lastname@example.org
Changes to Our Privacy Notice
The Graphic Design School may change this notice from time to time in the future. We advise you to check back frequently to see any updates or changes.
DATA PROTECTION DECLARATION
We attach maximum importance to protecting your data and safeguarding your privacy. Therefore, we provide information below regarding collection and use of personal data while using our website.
The provision of your personal data is neither legally nor contractually obligatory, nor required for conclusion of a contract. You are not obliged to provide your data. Not providing it will have no consequences. This only applies as long as the processing procedures below do not state otherwise. "Personal data" is any information relating to an identified or identifiable natural person.
Server log files
You can use our websites without submitting personal data. Every time you access our website, user data is transmitted by your internet browser and stored in protocol files (server log files). This stored data includes e.g. name of the site called up, date and time of the request, amount of data transferred and the provider making the request. This data serves exclusively to ensure smooth operation of our website and to improve our offering. It is not possible to assign this data to a particular person.
Collection and processing when using the contact form
When you use the contact form we will only collect your personal data (name, email address, message text) in the scope provided by you. The data processing is for the purpose of making contact. By submitting your message you agree to the processing of your transmitted data. Processing will be carried out on the basis of art. 6 (1) lit. a GDPR with your consent.You can withdraw your consent at any time by contacting us without affecting the legality of the processing carried out with your consent up to the withdrawal. We will only use your email address to process your request. Finally your data will be deleted, unless you have agreed to further processing and use. Collection, processing, and use of personal data in orders.
When you submit an order, we only collect and use your personal data where this is necessary for the fulfilment and handling of your requests. The provision of data is necessary for conclusion of a contract. Failure to provide it will prevent the conclusion of any contract. The processing will occur on the basis of art. 6 (1) lit. b GDPR and is required for the fulfilment of a contract with you.
We will not forward your data to third parties without your explicit consent. This only excludes our service partners which we require in order to handle the contractual relationship or service providers we use to process an order. Along with the recipients named in the clauses of this data protection declaration, these may be recipients in the following categories: Shipping providers, payment service providers, merchandise management service providers, service providers for order processing, web hosts, IT service providers and drop-shipping dealers. We will comply strictly with legal requirements in every case. The scope of data transmission is restricted to a minimum.
Use of your email address for mailing of newsletters
We use your email address outside of contractual processing exclusively to send you a newsletter for our own marketing purposes, if you have explicitly agreed to this. The processing will be carried out on the basis of art. 6 (1) lit. a GDPR with your consent. You can withdraw your consent at any time without affecting the legality of the processing carried out with your consent up to the withdrawal. You can unsubscribe from the newsletter at any time using the relevant link in the newsletter or by contacting us. Your email address will then be removed from the distributor. Your data will be forwarded to a service provider for email marketing in the course of order processing. It will not be forwarded to other third parties.
All PayPal transaction are covered by the PayPal Data Privacy Statement. You can found this at:
Using the links below, you can find out how to manage cookies (or deactivate them, among other things) in major browsers:
- Chrome Browser: https://support.google.com/accounts/answer/61416?hl=en;
- Internet Explorer: https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/17442/windows-internet-explorer-delete-manage-cookies;
- Mozilla Firefox: https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/enable-and-disable-cookies-website-preferences;
- Safari: https://support.apple.com/guide/safari/manage-cookies-and-website-data-sfri11471/macl.
Use of Google Analytics
Rights of the affected person
If the legal requirements are fulfilled, you have the following rights according to art. 15 to 20 GDPR: Right to information, correction, deletion, restriction of processing, data portability. You also have a right of objection against processing based on art. 6 (1) GDPR, and to processing for the purposes of direct marketing, according to art. 21 (1) GDPR. Contact us at any time. Our contact details can be found in our imprint. Right to complain to the regulatory authority You have the right to complain to the regulatory authority according to art. 77 GDPR if you believe that your data is not being processed legally.