Palm Deaf

All of our BSL courses are accredited by Signature, the leading awarding body for qualifications in British Sign Language (BSL).

Candidates on any of our courses will leave having achieved a Level 1 Award in BSL or Level 2, Level 3, or Level 4 Certificate in BSL, or an NVQ Level 6 in BSL!

Privacy Policy Notice

The policy: This privacy policy notice is for this website: www.palmdeaf.co.uk and served by Palm Deaf BSL Training Ltd & Palm Deaf Community Services Ltd, The Kent Innovation Centre, Thanet Reach Business Park, Millennium Way, Broadstairs, Kent, CT10 2QQ and governs the privacy of those who use it.

The purpose of this policy is to explain to you how we control, process, handle and protect your personal information, including your rights under current laws and regulations.

Palm Deaf BSL Training Ltd & Palm Deaf Community Services Ltd are committed to all relevant laws and regulations relating to the collection, storage and use of it’s data.

Policy key definitions:

"I", "our", "us", or "we" refer to the business, Palm Deaf BSL Training Ltd & Palm Deaf Community Services Ltd.
"you", "the user" refer to the person(s) using this website.
GDPR means General Data Protection Act.
ICO means Information Commissioner's Office.
Processing of your personal data

We collect your data for the following purposes only:

· To provide you with details of our courses/workshop.

· To keep you up to date with current course information.

· To keep you informed of any course changes.

· To schedule examination bookings.

· To inform you of examination results.

Under the GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation) we control and / or process any personal information about you electronically using the following lawful bases.

We are registered with the ICO under the Data Protection Register, our registration number is: A8367412

Lawful basis: Consent

The reason we use this basis: Any candidate that contacts us about our training services or signs up to one of our courses will need to be contacted with regards to course information/updates about current/new courses/workshops as and when they arise.

We process your information in the following ways: Your name, email address/telephone number are collected at the first point of contact and general inquiry and stored electronically. Your name, address, date of birth, telephone number and email address are all collected when signing up to a course on our Course Registration Form which is stored in a locked cabinet to comply with Data Protection and also transferred onto our electronic database.
Data retention period: We will continue to process your information under this basis until you withdraw consent or for a period of 5 years.

Sharing your information: We do share your personal information with third parties solely for the purpose of booking examinations. This information is therefore shared only with Signature, Mersey House, Mandale Business Park, Belmont, Durham, DH1 1TH. Signature are the awarding body for BSL qualifications. We also share your data with Kashflow, our online accounts package for invoicing purposes only.

We do NOT transfer your personal data to anyone outside of the EU.

Lawful basis: Contract – Learning Agreement

The reason we use this basis: All candidates that sign up to one of our courses are asked to sign a Learning Agreement in order to agree to the conditions of our training courses including full payment of course fees even in the event of withdrawal from a course.
We process your information in the following ways: This information is collected in paper form and stored in a locked cabinet to comply with Data protection.
Data retention period: We shall continue to process your information until the contract/Learning Agreement between us ends or is terminated under any contract/Learning Agreement terms.
Sharing your information: We do share your personal information with third parties solely for the purpose of booking examinations. This information is therefore shared only with Signature, Mersey House, Mandale Business Park, Belmont, Durham, DH1 1TH. Signature are the awarding body for BSL qualifications. We also share your data with Kashflow, our online accounts package for invoicing purposes only.

We do NOT transfer your personal data to anyone outside of the EU.
If, as determined by us, the lawful basis upon which we process your personal information changes, we will notify you about the change and any new lawful basis to be used if required. We shall stop processing your personal information if the lawful basis used is no longer relevant.

Your individual rights

Under the GDPR your rights are as follows.

the right to be informed;
the right of access;
the right to rectification;
the right to erasure;
the right to restrict processing;
the right to data portability;
the right to object; and
the right not to be subject to automated decision-making including profiling.
You also have the right to complain to the ICO (Information Commissioners Office) or the DPA (Data Protection Authority) if you feel there is a problem with the way we are handling your data.

We handle subject access requests in accordance with the GDPR.

Data security and protection

We ensure the security of any personal information we hold by using secure data storage technologies and precise procedures in how we store, access and manage that information. Our methods meet the GDPR compliance requirement.

Email marketing messages

Under the GDPR we use the ‘consent lawful basis’ for anyone subscribing to our marketing mailing list. We only collect certain data about you, as detailed in the "Processing of your personal date" above. Any email marketing messages we send are done so directly by us at Palm Deaf BSL Training Ltd. We DO NOT use any EMS third party service providers.

Any email marketing messages we send are in accordance with the GDPR.

Should you wish NOT to receive any further emails from us then please contact us directly at Palm Deaf BSL Training Ltd to advise us of your wishes. You can email us at: hello@palmdeaf.co.uk