Who we are

Our website address is: https://academy.avvio.com.


What personal data we collect and why we collect it

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 anonymized 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.


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
Registration Form: We use the information collected on this form to be able contact you with relevant information in relation to the academy services you registered for..
Login Page: The username and password you provide will enable you to access the private area of the academy.
The legal basis for processing your personal information is based on consent and legitimate interests.


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 visit our login page, 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 tracking your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.


How long we retain your data
If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so we can recognize 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 also collect information from you when you visit our website using Google Analytics for statistical analysis purposes.
If you send Avvio an email, we may collect your name, your email address, and any other information which you choose to give us. This information will be used to assist and reply to the query you have.
If Avvio does collect any personal data, it will be processed and stored securely, for no longer than is necessary in light of the reason(s) for which it was first collected. We will comply with our obligations and safeguard your rights under the GDPR at all times.



Additional information

Data Security / Access
Avvio follows accepted industry standards to protect personal information you have provided. We are committed to ensuring that your information is secure. In order to prevent unauthorised access or disclosure, we have put in place suitable physical, electronic and managerial procedures to safeguard and secure the information we collect online.
Any information stored and processed will be within the EU.


Data Retention Periods
As per GDPR, Avvio will hold personal data for no longer than necessary as defined by our Data Retention Policy.
For newsletter signups, your data will be kept until you unsubscribe from those emails or contact dataprotection@avvio.com asking to be removed.


Disclosure of Data to Third Parties
Avvio does not sell or share personal information about you with other people or non-affiliated companies except to provide you services you requested, when we have your permission to do so.
Non-personally identifiable visitor information may be provided to other parties for reporting and statistical purposes. E.g. Google Analytics.


Do we transfer data outside the EEA?
Our website hosting facilities are situated in Europe.
Occasionally for operational reasons it is necessary for us to send you data outside of the EEA. Transfers to countries outside the EEA will be protected by appropriate safeguards, namely the use of standard data protection clauses adopted or approved by the European Commission, a copy of which can be obtained from by contacting us.


Your Rights
You have rights under GDPR legislation, with regard to our processing of your data. You can exercise these rights at any time by contacting us via email at dataprotection@avvio.com or in writing to: Information Security Officer, Avvio, Avvio House, National Technology Park, Castletroy, Co. Limerick, Republic of Ireland.
You have the right to be informed about any personal data which Avvio holds relating to you, including how we acquired such data, and the purposes for which it is being used. This right requires that you will be given a copy of your personal data which you may have supplied to us via our website.
To exercise this right, you must make your request in writing via post or email to the contact details specified below.
You should include adequate information to identify yourself and such other relevant information that will reasonably assist us in fulfilling your request. Your request will be dealt with within one month from the date on which your request was received.
You also have the right to have inaccurate personal data corrected. If you discover that we hold inaccurate personal data about you, you have a right to instruct us to correct that information. Such an instruction must also be in writing and must contain evidence of the correct information.
In certain circumstances, you have the ‘Right to be Forgotten’. This means that you can request that Avvio removes any and all references to you from our records and systems. We will comply with all such requests in a timely manner, as required by the Data Protection legislation, unless other operational or legal obligations require us to retain such data for a particular purpose or period of time.
You have the right, at all times, to object to processing of your personal data which you find intrusive, excessive or unwarranted. Avvio will respect your right to do so, but may need to continue such processing where required to do so by law, or within the terms of an existing contractual arrangement.
Avvio does not knowingly collect personal information from children under the age of 16. If you are under the age of 16, please do not submit any personal information through the Site. We encourage parents and legal guardians to monitor their children’s Internet usage and to help enforce this Policy by instructing their children never to provide personal information through the Site without their permission.