Privacy Policy


The International Trade Institute respects your right to privacy and is committed to protecting the privacy of users of the International Trade Institute website and associated online properties. We are complying with our obligations under the General Data Protection Regulation (the “GDPR”). We are aware that, as a user of this website, you care about the security and privacy of your information. The purpose of this Privacy Notice (the “Notice”) is to outline how we deal with any personal data you provide to us while visiting this website. You should not use this website if you are not happy with this Notice. By visiting this website, you are accepting the terms of this Notice. Any external links to other websites are clearly identifiable as such, and we are not responsible for the content or the privacy policies of those other websites. When we link to another website it does not constitute an endorsement of that website by the International Trade Institute.

Information we collect

We retain two types of information:

(a) “Non-Personal Data”. You can browse the website without telling us who you are or revealing any personal information about yourself. Like most websites, we gather statistical and other analytical information collected on an aggregate and anonymous basis from all visitors to our website. This “Non-Personal Data” comprises information that cannot be used to identify or contact you, such as your domain name, browser type, operating system, and information such as the website that referred you to us, the files you downloaded, the pages you visit, and the dates/times of those visits, and other anonymous statistical data involving the use of our website.

(b) “Personal Data” is data that identifies you or can be used to identify or contact you. Personal Data is collected only with your knowledge and permission and is retained by the International Trade Institute in a secure manner.

  • If you choose not to provide Personal Data, you can still browse and use the     website, but certain functions/services may not be available without     providing the necessary Personal Data.
  • This     website does not use cookies to hold personally identifying information.

Purposes and lawful basis for which we hold and use your information 

(a) Non-Personal Data: This information is used in an aggregate form to get a better understanding of how people use the website, e.g. which pages are most popular, which links people find most useful, etc. This helps us to improve the website and provide better information and support for those who use it. We use cookies.

(b) Personal Data: If you register with the International Trade Institute for our Prospectus or download an e-book/course/newsletter you may be asked to provide personal data such as your email address. The company is relying on your consent (opt-in) as the legal basis for processing this data. If you choose to opt-out, we will not retain any personal data relating to you. If at any time you would like to unsubscribe from receiving future emails, we include detailed unsubscribe instructions at the bottom of each mailing.

·      If you complete the “contact” option on our website (as described above), you will be asked to provide personal data such as your name, email address, and phone number. The Company is relying on legitimate interest as the legal basis for processing this data, and we will retain your details.

·      If you complete the request for further information, you will be asked to provide personal data such as your name, email address and phone number. The Company is relying on legitimate interest as the legal basis for processing this data, and we will retain your details.

·      Personal Data is only collected from you if you voluntarily submit it to us, apart from your IP address, which is considered personal data under the GDPR and this is collected by the cookies that the International Trade Institute uses on this website.

Disclosure of Information to Third Parties:

We do not sell, trade, or otherwise transfer your personally identifiable information to outside parties. This does not include trusted third parties who assist us in operating our website, conducting our business, or servicing you, so long as those parties agree to keep this information confidential as part of their contract with the International Trade Institute and keep the information confidential.

We may release your personal data where compliance with legal requirements is a necessity. We reserve the right to enforce our site policies in order to protect our rights and the rights of other individuals in a manner that is safe and compliant with the law.

We may transfer your data outside the EU. 

Your Rights

Unless subject to an exemption (under the GDPR), you have the following rights with respect to your personal data:

·      the right to find out if the International Trade Institute holds personal information about you. You have the right to be given a description of the personal data and to be told the purpose(s) for holding your information

·      The right to request a copy of your personal data which the International Trade Institute holds about you;

·      The right to request that the International Trade Institute corrects any personal data if it is found to be inaccurate or out of date;

·      The right to request your personal data is erased where it is no longer necessary for International Trade Institute to retain such data;

·      The right to withdraw your consent to the processing at anytime, if consent is the condition for processing;

·      The right to request that International Trade Institute provide the data subject with his/her personal data and where possible, to transmit that data directly to another data controller, (known as the right to data portability), (where applicable) [Only applies where the processing is based on consent or is necessary for the performance of a contract with the data subject and in either case the data controller processes the data by automated means].

·      The right, where there is a dispute in relation to the accuracy or processing of your personal data, to request a restriction is placed on further processing

·      The right to object to the processing of personal data, (where applicable) [Only applies where processing is based on legitimate interests (or the performance of a task in the public interest/exercise of official authority); direct marketing and processing for the purposes of scientific/historical research and statistics]

·      The right not to be subject to a decision based solely on automated processing, including profiling

·      The right to lodge a complaint with the Data Protection Commission.



Cookies are small files that a site or its service provider transfers to your computer’s hard drive through your Web browser (if you allow) that enables the sites or service providers systems to recognise your browser and capture and remember certain information. We use cookies to track your usage of the Website and compile anonymous data about site traffic and site interaction so that we can offer better site experiences and tools in the future. This website uses Google Analytics (and may use other online analytics tools) to gather anonymous statistics about visitors to the site and which pages are visited. If you prefer, you can choose to have your computer warn you each time a cookie is being sent, or you can choose to turn off all cookies via your browser settings. Like most websites, if you turn your cookies off, some of our services may not function properly.


The International Trade Institute takes its security responsibilities very seriously, including by employing appropriate physical and technical security measures, and generating awareness, and regular reviews of these responsibilities. We will take all reasonable precautions to prevent the loss, misuse or alteration of Personal Data you volunteer. You accept that any information or message you send to the International Trade Institute website may be intercepted or read by others. You hereby acknowledge and accept that we have no responsibility and shall accept no liability whatsoever for loss, injury or damage occasioned by the interception by third parties of your transmissions, or the disclosure of information, nor do we offer any guarantees, warranties or indemnities as to the security or otherwise of any information which you volunteer. Online payments are processed by Stripe (other online payment providers may be used from time to time).Please review their own privacy statement before usage. Any external links provided on our website are not an endorsement by the International Trade Institute. Please refer to those specific website’s own privacy statements before usage.

Sale of Business 

We reserve the right to transfer information (including your Personal Data) to a third party in the event of a sale, merger, liquidation, receivership or transfer of all or substantially all of the assets of our company provided that the third party agrees to adhere to the terms of the Website Privacy Notice and provided that the third party only uses your Personal Data for the purposes that you provided it to us. You will be notified in the event of any such transfer and you will be afforded an opportunity to opt-out.

Changes to our Privacy Policy

This Privacy Notice will be the subject of change and the use of information that we gather shall be subject to the privacy notice in effect.

Cookies Policy

This policy sets out details of how the International Trade Institute uses cookies. A copy of this policy is published on our website and will be updated from time to time. By using this site and consenting to the use of cookies, you agree to the placement of cookies on your computer in accordance with the terms of this policy. This Cookie Policy forms part of our overall Privacy Policy Statement and should be read in conjunction with it.


What are Cookies?

Cookies are text files containing small amounts of information downloaded to your computer or device when you visit a site. Cookies are then sent back to the originating site on each subsequent visit, or to another site that recognises that cookie. Cookies can allow a site to recognise a user’s device and let you navigate between pages efficiently, remembering your preferences, and generally improve the user experience.

Our website may contain links to other websites which you can choose to click on to visit.  We are not responsible for the content on other websites.

Why we use Cookies?

Our website uses cookies to distinguish you from other users of our website. This helps us to improve your experience when you browse our website. By continuing to browse and visit the site, you are agreeing to the use of cookies. As you use this website, information is received and stored by us. This information is used to enable us to improve the website and to enable us to respond to your requests.

Some of the cookies we use are for web analytics and intelligence about our site. We may also use tracking pixels or other technologies for similar purposes and we may include these in marketing e-mail messages or our newsletters to determine whether messages have been opened and links clicked on. Tracking pixels do not place information on your device but may work in conjunction with cookies to monitor site and user activity.

In addition, our website makes use of different third-party applications and services to enhance the experience of website visitors. These may include social media platforms such as LinkedIn and Twitter(using sharing buttons), embedded content from Twitter, YouTube and Vimeo, as well as analytical and performance cookies collected by Google Analytics. As a result, cookies may be set by these third parties, and used by them to track your online activity. We have no direct control over the information that is collected by these cookies. 

Types of cookies we use on our website:


session cookie contains information that is stored in a temporary memory location and then subsequently deleted after the session is completed or the web browser is closed. This cookie stores information that the user has inputted and tracks the movements of the user within the website.


  • _ga: Used to distinguish users.     Default expiration time is 2 years.
  • _ga_*: Used to store anonymised     statistics. Default expiration time is 2 years.

We do not deliver third party advertisements via our website.

Accepting and Refusing cookies on our site

You can consent to or opt out of our usage of cookies other than any strictly necessary cookies by clicking the link on our homepage.  If you want to remove existing cookies from your device, you can do this using your browser options. This will not prevent the International Trade Institute website from placing future cookies on your computer. If you want to block future cookies being placed on your device or would like to prohibit website tracking you can change your browser settings to do this. This may mean, however, that you will not be able to enjoy full use of all parts of the Site.

Resource History 

We have updated this policy to reflect the European Data Protection Board (EDPB) Guidelines 5/2020 on obtaining cookie consent under Regulation 2016/679, and the European Court of Justice’s Preliminary Ruling in Planet 49 (case C-673/17). We are of legislative changes to the consent regime proposed by the draft EU ePrivacy Regulation repealing Directive 2002/58/EC (PECR), and will review this policy subject to any changes the latter introduces.

Following the departure of the United Kingdom &Northern Ireland from the European Union, and the expiration of Schedule 5to the European Union (Withdrawal Agreement) Act 2020, the UK’s data protection regime is now governed by the DPA 2018 anc PECR 2019. We have updated this cookie policy to reflect the Information Commissioner Office’s2020 Guidelines on Cookie Consent, and the entry into force of the Age Appropriate Design Code in September 2020. 

How to contact us

If you wish to contact us, please contact us at info@internationaltradeinstitute.comor write to us at Parsonstown House, Lobinstown, Co. Meath, Ireland.