Privacy Notice

The Library of Mistakes and Didasko Education Company Ltd

Data Protection (GDPR)

New legislation known as GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation) was enforced on the 25th May 2018, replacing the existing Data Protection Act. As technology develops and data sharing becomes more common, data protection is becoming more and more important.

Many of us don’t always know how our data is being used and protected by the companies we’re giving it to, this new legislation aims to make it easier to access and control your data.

What is GDPR and why do we need it?

As technology develops and our private data is being used and shared in countless new ways, people are understandably becoming increasingly worried about security. There are two key reasons why GDPR is being introduced – to bring all EU member states under one common regulation, and to update regulations to reflect our new digital age.

What Data does GDPR Protect?

GDPR aims to protect any personal data a company holds about you – including your name, address, email address, images, IP address.

Consumers don’t have to do anything, in particular, to prepare for the new legislation, but you do gain a number of ‘rights’ when it comes to your data, including:

The right to be informed – you have a right to know how your data will be used by a company.

The right to access your personal data – you can ask any company to share with you the data they have about you.

The right to rectification – this just means you can update your data if it’s inaccurate or if something is missing.

The right to erasure – this means that you have the right to request that a company deletes any personal data they have about you. There are some exceptions, for example, some information can be held by employers and ex-employers for legal reasons.

The right to restrict processing – if you think there’s something wrong with the data being held about you, or you aren’t sure a company is complying to rules, you can restrict any further use of your data until the problem is resolved.

The right to data portability – this means that if you ask, companies will have to share your data with you in a way that can be read digitally – such as a pdf. This makes it easier to share information with other companies, such as your bank details when applying for a loan.

The right to object – you can object to the ways your data is being used. This should make it easier to avoid unwanted marketing communications and spam from third parties.

Rights in relation to automated decision making and profiling – this protects you in cases where decision are being made about you based entirely on automated processes rather than a human input.

Whether or not you exercise your new rights is up to you – the main thing to remember is that they’re there if you need them.

The Library of Mistakes (Didasko Education Company) and GDPR
We strongly believe that your personal details are your own and as such should remain personal, however we do need some data to provide you with the best service possible. Below we outline what data we use and our policies regarding its protection.

What do we do with your data
We inform you about events, lectures, teaching courses, answer your enquiries, register your details for events, send you other relevant correspondence regarding our company and it is often necessary to hold some data. We only ever use this data for contacting you (our registered readers/delegates), we never share data with 3rd parties.

What data do we hold
Depending on the specific circumstance we may hold the following – Name, Address, Telephone Numbers, Email addresses, Job title and company name.

Your data and The Library of Mistakes (Didasko Education Company)

If you would like more information regarding your data, please simply contact us at The Library of Mistakes, 4 Wemyss Place Mews, Edinburgh EH3 6DH or e-mail

Or contact us a the Didasko Education Company Ltd, Newbattle House, Newbattle Road, Newbattle, Dalkeith EH22 3LH and we will happily inform you of what data we hold and make any changes that may be required. You have the right to object to how we process your personal information.

You also have the right to access, correct, sometimes delete and restrict the personal information we use. In addition, you have a right to complain to us and to the data protection regulator (by telephone: 0303 123 1113 or post: Information Commissioner’s Office, Wycliffe House, Water Lane, Wilmslow, SK9 5AF)

Didasko Education Company Limited, Company Registration Number 352872; Charity No SCO40205

Registered Office: AH & Co, 6 Logie Mill, Edinburgh EH7 4HH
Information updated May 2018

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