Privacy Policy

Who we are

Our website address is: http://www.scubaschool.org.uk.

What personal data we collect and why we collect it

Comments

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: https://automattic.com/privacy/. After approval of your comment, your profile picture is visible to the public in the context of your comment.

Media

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

Cookies

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 have an account and you log in to this site, 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 tracing your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.

Analytics

Who we share your data with

Scuba School Ltd (and trusted partners acting on our behalf) use your personal data:

  • to provide goods and services to you;
  • to make a tailored website available to you;
  • to manage any account(s) you hold with us;
  • to verify your identity;
  • for crime and fraud prevention, detection and related purposes;
  • with your agreement, to contact you about promotional offers, events, products and services which we think may interest you;
  • to show you promotional communications through online media as you browse the web;
  • for analysis, insight and research purposes – to better understand your needs and ensure we are giving you what you want;
  • to identify and contact competition winners;
  • to enable us to manage customer service interactions with you; and
  • where we have a legal right or duty to use or disclose your information (for example in relation to an investigation by a public authority or in a legal dispute).

Marketing
Promotional communications

To ensure you are kept up to date with the Scuba School experience, we use personal data for marketing purposes and may send you postal mail, texts and/or emails to update you on the latest offers and events. We may also show you online media communications through external social media platforms such as Facebook and Instagram and external digital advertisers such as Google.

You have the right to opt out of receiving promotional communications at any time, by:

  1. informing us that you wish to change your marketing preferences by contacting us on here
  2. making use of the simple “unsubscribe” link in emails

This may not stop service messages such as order updates.

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

We may collect the following information about you:

  • your name, age/date of birth, gender and other relevant demographic information;
  • your contact details: postal address including billing and delivery addresses, telephone numbers (including mobile numbers) and email address;
  • your social media handles;
  • purchases and orders made by you;
  • your online browsing activities on any of our websites including which items you store in your shopping cart;
  • information about the device you use to browse our websites including the IP address and device type;
  • your communication and marketing preferences;
  • your interests, preferences, feedback, competition and survey responses;
  • your location;
  • your correspondence and communications with us; and
  • other publicly available personal data, including any which you have shared via a public platform (such as Instagram, YouTube, Twitter or public Facebook page).

This list is not exhaustive and in specific instances, we may need to collect additional data for the purposes set out in this Notice. Some personal data is collected directly, for example when you set up an online account on our website or send an email to us. Other personal data is collected indirectly, for example when you browse our websites or undertake online shopping activity, book a trip or buy dive equipment. We may also collect personal data from third parties who have your consent to pass your details to us, or from publicly available sources (ie PADI). We may anonymise and aggregate personal data for insight and research but this will not identify anyone.

Additional information

How we protect your data

Our controls

Scuba School Ltd is committed to keeping your personal data safe and secure.

Our security measures include:

  • encryption of data;
  • security controls which protect our IT systems infrastructure and our premises from external attack and unauthorised access;
  • internal policies setting out our data security rules for our personnel; and
  • regular training for our employees.

If you wish to exercise any of the above rights, you can always contact us either by email or by post here.