Cenit Group 

Privacy Policy


The purpose of this document is to set out the privacy entitlements of Data Subjects (living persons), as defined in the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). Privacy can only apply to information that is not already in the public domain and GDPR only applies to such personal data.

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is a European Union Regulation that sets out the data entitlements of data subjects and the obligations of those who process the personal data of data subjects. GDPR seeks to protect and enhance the rights of data subjects. These rights cover the safeguarding of personal data, protection against the unlawful processing of personal data and the unrestricted movement of personal data within the EU.

Cenit Group understands that your privacy is important to you and that you care about how your information is used and shared online. We respect and value the privacy of everyone who visits our site and will only collect and use information in ways that are useful to you and in a manner consistent with your rights and our obligations under the law.

This policy applies to our use of any and all data collected by us in relation to your use of our site. Please read this privacy policy carefully and ensure that you understand it. Your acceptance of this privacy policy is deemed to occur upon your first use of our site. If you do not accept and agree with this privacy policy, you must stop using our site immediately.

If you are unfamiliar with any of the information, or terms, or want more detail on any of the information here, please feel free to contact our Data Officer directly in confidence at

The Company is a training and employment organisation which provides Education, Training and Employment Opportunities. The Company must process personal data (including sensitive personal data) so that it can provide these services – in doing so, the Company acts as a data controller and processor.  Cenit Group incorporates Cenit College, StudyOnline and

You may give your personal details to the Company directly, such as on an application or registration form or via our website, or through contractual obligation.  The Company must have a legal basis for processing your personal data.  For the purposes of providing you with education, training, support and employment opportunities, we will only use your personal data in accordance with the terms of the following statement.


  1. Purpose of Processing and Legal Basis

The Company will collect your personal data and will process your personal data for the purposes of providing you with education, training, support and employment opportunities.  The legal basis we rely upon to offer these services to you are:

  • Consent
  • Legitimate Interest
  • Vital Interest
  • Public Interest
  • Legal Obligation
  • Contractual Obligation
  1. Legitimate Interest

Where the Company has relied on a legitimate interest to process your personal data, our legitimate interests are as follows:

  • Providing you with training and qualifications
  • Assisting with your CV and forwarding same to prospective employers
  • Signposting you to external support agencies
  • Statutory Obligations such as Tax Returns
  1. Personal Data

Some data will be collected automatically by our company and other data will only be collected if you voluntarily submit it and consent to us using it for the set out below, for example when signing up an Account.  Information is processed in the legitimate interests of our business and where so processed, it will be in accordance with and subject to your data subject rights and entitlements.

What Data Do We Collect?

  • Depending on your use of our sites, we may collect some or all of the following data:
  • Name
  • Date of birth
  • Business or company name
  • Contact information such as email, address and telephone numbers
  • Demographic information such as post code, preferences and interests
  • Financial information such as credit / debit card numbers
  • IP address (automatically collected)
  • Web browser type and version (automatically collected)
  • Operating system (automatically collected)
  • A list of URLs starting with a referring site, your activity on our site, and the site you exit to (automatically collected)
  • Professional Body membership number

All personal data is stored securely in accordance with the EU General Data Protection Regulation (Regulation (EU) 2016/679) (GDPR).  We use your data to provide the best possible products and services to you.

  1. How and Where Do We Store Your Data?

We only keep your data for as long as is necessary and/or for as long as we have your permission to keep it.  In any event, we will conduct an annual review to ascertain whether we need to keep your data. Your data will be deleted if we no longer need it in accordance with the terms of our Data Retention Policy or on your request.

Your data will only be stored within the European Economic Area (“the EEA”) (The EEA consists of all EU member states, plus Norway, Iceland and Liechtenstein).

  1. Data Retention

To ensure fair processing, personal data will not be retained by us longer than necessary in relation to the purposes for which it is originally collected, or for which it was further processed.  The length of time for which we need to retain personal data is set out in our ‘Data Retention Policy’.  This takes into account the legal and contractual requirements, both minimum and maximum, that influence the periods set forth in the schedule.  All personal data should be deleted or destroyed as soon as possible where it has been confirmed that there is no longer a need to retain it.

  1. Cookies

Our site may place and access certain first-party cookies on your computer or device. First party cookies are those placed directly by us and are used only by us. We use cookies to facilitate and improve your experience of our site and to provide and improve our products and services.  By using our site you may also receive certain third-party cookies on your computer or device. Third party cookies are those placed by websites, services, and/or parties other than us.

Our site, like most websites, includes functionality provided by third parties. A common example is an embedded YouTube video or an embedded google map.

For example, when you visit a page with content embedded from, Google, Twitter, YouTube or Facebook, these service providers may set their own cookies on your web browser. For example, Facebook sets cookies via our website if you ‘like’ one of the posts on our site and twitter sets cookies via our website if you “tweet” one of the posts on our site.

In addition, our site uses analytics services such as but not limited to these, Google Analytics, Google Tag Manager, Google Adwords conversion tracking.

You can choose to enable or disable Cookies in your internet browser. Most internet browsers also enable you to choose whether you wish to disable all cookies or only third-party cookies. By default, most internet browsers accept cookies but this can be changed. For further details, please consult the help menu in your internet browser or the documentation that came with your device.

You can choose to delete cookies at any time however you may lose any information that enables you to access our site more quickly and efficiently including, but not limited to, login and personalisation settings.

It is recommended that you keep your internet browser and operating system up-to-date and that you consult the help and guidance provided by the developer of your internet browser and manufacturer of your computer or device if you are unsure about adjusting your privacy settings.

  1. Summary of Your Rights under GDPR

Under the GDPR, you have:

  • the right to request access to, deletion of or correction of, your personal data held by us;
  • the right to complain to a supervisory authority;
  • be informed of what data processing is taking place;
  • the right to restrict processing;
  • the right to data portability;
  • object to processing of your personal data;
  • rights with respect to automated decision-making and profiling

To enforce any of the foregoing rights or if you have any other questions about Our Site or this privacy policy, please contact us using the details set out in section 8 below.

  1. Contacting Us

If you have any questions about our site or this privacy policy, please contact us by email at, by telephone on 00353 1 901 2037, or by post at Cenit Group. Unit 11, Block H, Maynooth Business Park, Maynooth, Co Kildare. Please ensure that your query is clear, particularly if it is a request for information about the data we hold about you (as under section 7, above).

  1. Changes to Our Privacy Policy

We may change this Privacy Policy as we may deem necessary from time to time, or as may be required by law. Any changes will be immediately posted on our site and you will be deemed to have accepted the terms of the Privacy Policy on your first use of our site following the alterations. We recommend that you check this page regularly to keep up-to-date.