By using the HFE website, you’re agreeing to be bound by the terms of this policy.
If you have any queries about this Policy Notice, please contact us at the following address: Health and Fitness Education, 7-8 Roundhouse Court, Barnes Wallis Way, Chorley, PR7 7JN. Alternatively, we can be contacted on our main office number – 0800 612 4067.
Health and Fitness Education Limited is an independent learning provider to the active leisure sector. HFE is a Registered Trademark of Health and Fitness Education Limited.
Our registered address is: Health and Fitness Education, 7 & 8 Roundhouse Court, Barnes Wallis Way, Buckshaw Business Centre, Chorley, Lancashire, PR7 7JN.
Health and Fitness Education Limited is registered with the Information Commissioner’s Office (the ‘ICO’) as a data controller under registration reference Z2238970.
The ICO is the UK’s independent Regulatory Authority in relation to data protection and information rights. The ICO provides a helpline and complaints service and can be contacted at: Wycliffe House, Water Lane, Wilmslow, Cheshire SK9 5AF or at www.ico.org.uk or by telephone on 0303 1231113.
We collect your personal information when you:
We may also collect information about you from other organisations, such as Google, Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and other social media platforms.
The information we collect about you is only ever required to enable us to provide a fast and efficient service to you. Depending on the nature of the products or services that you are using, the information we collect will vary. This information includes:
We will use the personal information you provide to us to provide you with the services, products or information that you have requested. We may also use this information for administration purposes, to improve your online experience with our website, and/or for marketing purposes. Personal data/cookies may be used for personalization of ads. Please visit Google’s Privacy & Terms site to read more about how Google uses information collected from the HFE website.
From time-to-time, we may need to share your information with our service providers, associated organisations and other agents. This may be necessary to:
There are certain types of information (for example invoicing and payments) that we are required to hold to fulfil our statutory obligations. Personal information is held securely on our systems for as long as it is necessary for the relevant activities.
Your data may also be shared with selected partners if you choose to use any of our secondary services, like CV Connect, or any offers, discounts or free products or services provided by our partners. You will always be informed in advance of any data transfer and in most cases, you will in fact initiate the introduction yourself (e.g. you will send your CV to a potential employer via our platform, you will redeem a discount code or voucher).
We will store your information for as long as you are a customer of Health and Fitness Education Limited. Following your achievement or cancellation, we will also need to store your information for a reasonable length of time in order to meet our legal and regulatory obligations, including compliance with awarding bodies, professional bodies, health and safety, financial audit, anti-fraud and money laundering regulations.
Typically, we will store your information for no more than 6 years from the last activity on the account. An ‘activity’ is classified as access to your course via our online learning platform, or a payment made to us for our products and services.
If you haven’t opted out of receiving marketing communications, we may contact you about our services during the 6 years following your last activity.
The legal basis that we rely on to collect, process, store and retain your personal information is as follows:
We will only send you information relating to the training and education services that we provide to you, or other products and services that we offer and which we think you may be interested in. We will not share your data with any third parties for marketing purposes, unless you provide your explicit consent.
If you cancel your training course with us, we will only send you information that we think will be of interest to you. If you want to opt out of receiving marketing messages from us, please click the unsubscribe link in the email/communication from us and you will be opted out of all marketing communications.
Cookies are essential to help us make our website more relevant to your interests and needs. We may use a persistent cookie (a cookie that stays linked to your browser) to record your details so we can recognise you if you visit our website again.
Please note however that if you disable our cookies you may not be able to access certain services or facilities on our sites and your use of our sites may be restricted, including having the ability to submit enquiries or to enrol on future training courses.
From time-to-time, it may be necessary for us to share information about you with:
If we are restructured or sold to another organisation, we may transfer any personal information we hold about you to that organisation. We will inform you if we do.
We use tools such as Google Analytics and Google Adwords for collecting personal data about our website visitor’s online activities over time and across different web sites for marketing purposes and ad personalisation. This is so we can ensure that our website provides you with the best online experience.
We take reasonable measures to prevent the loss, theft, misuse or alteration of your personal information. These methods include regular backups of data, encryption of data and secure password protection policies on any and all systems handling your personal information. Whenever we transfer your data between systems or for the purpose of a backup, we always use secure file transfer protocols (SFTP).
In cases where you have been provided with a password and login details, for example, to access our Learner Management System, you are solely responsible for keeping this password confidential. We greatly encourage you not to share this information with anyone else, including our own staff.
In order to provide you with the best possible levels of service, it’s important your information is kept accurate and up to date. If any of the information we hold about you changes at any time, please email us on [email protected] as soon as possible so it can be updated.
You have the right to access a copy of the information we hold about you for free. Any requests must be made in writing and we will respond within one month. Complex or numerous requests may take longer than one month to respond to and may incur a charge for this information to be provided to you. Please note that certain types of information, such as anonymised data (covered below) cannot be provided.
In accordance with the principles of the Data Protection Act (2018), which is the UK’s implementation of the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), you have a number of rights in relation to your data privacy: the right of access; the right of rectification; the right of erasure (the “right to be forgotten”); the right to restriction of processing; the right to be notified; the right to data portability; the right of objection; and the right to not be subject to automated profiling.
If you would like to address any issue relating to your personal information, please contact us via email ([email protected]) or in writing at our registered address: 7-8 Roundhouse Court, Barnes Wallis Way, Chorley, Lancashire, PR7 7JN.
We do occasionally introduce products and services on our website for the purpose of research and data collection. These can include, but are not limited to, questionnaires, quizzes, mock exams, calculators, and other web-based applications designed to provide users with a free online resource.
The main purpose of conducting this research is to enable us to produce better and more useful products or resources in the future, or so that we can publish our findings of our research to industry or academia, as appropriate.
Therefore, data collected from these web-based applications may be used to form part of a wider research project, the findings of which may be presented in an industry publication, at a conference or in a separate report.
Raw data collected for research purposes:
Published data will typically only include data samples that have been statistically analysed (e.g. mean, standard deviation, ranges etc) and will not include raw data.
Many of the rights (e.g. to be informed, have access, rectification, erasure, restriction, portability etc) of research participants under the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and/or Data Protection Act (2018) do not apply to data being used for research purposes. Additionally, due to the redacted and anonymised way in which our data is collected, it is not possible to identify which data belongs to which individual. Therefore, we are very often unable to fulfil requests for access to such data. However, we will always try to support, guide and re-assure participants making such requests.
Data is periodically delated/erased and it is never stored for any longer than the period in which it is used.
If you do wish to know more about how our research data is used, please contact us at [email protected] and a member of the team will connect you with the appropriate member of the HFE team.
We will update this privacy notice to reflect the way in which we process and protect your data. If we do so, we will contact all our customers and publish a notice on our website so that you will have the opportunity to adjust your communications preferences.
Last revised: 09/03/2023