This page explains: 

  • What personal information we collect through this website, and why 
  • What your rights are in relation to this information 
  • How we use cookies on this website
  • What our terms of use are for information on this website
  • Who owns the copyright to material on this website 

Collection and use of personal information 

ICDL Foundation is committed to respecting privacy and to complying with all applicable data protection and privacy laws. This commitment is applied to and respected by all ICDL Foundation subsidiary companies. 

Any personal information you provide, and from which you can be identified, is stored securely and confidentially and is processed fairly and lawfully in accordance with this policy. 

ICDL Foundation collects the following information from this website: 

  • Non-identifying information about how the website is accessed 
    See below for more details about what information is collected. 
  • Personal information that is voluntarily submitted through forms 
    A privacy notice is presented on every page on which personal information can be submitted. Please read these notices before submitting information. 

Information that is collected through this website is not made available to third parties, unless stated clearly when you provide the information. ICDL Foundation only uses information for the purpose for which it was provided. 

If you disagree with how we have processed your personal data and you live in the EU, you have the right to lodge a complaint with the data protection supervisory authority in your country of residence or in the Republic of Ireland. You can find contact information for data protection supervisory authorities on the website of the European Data Protection Supervisor

Collection and use of technical information 

Technical details in connection with visits to this website are logged by ICDL Foundation for statistical purposes. No information that could be used to identify website visitors is collected or retained. The technical details logged are confined to the following items: 

  • the IP address of the visitor’s web server 
  • the top-level domain name used (for example .ie, .com, .org, .net) 
  • the address of the website that sent the visitor to our website, possibly including search terms used to find our website
  • data that shows how users have moved around this website (for example, pages accessed, the order in which they were accessed, or documents downloaded)
  • information about the type of computer that the website visitor used (for example, the operating system, web browser, or type of mobile device used) 

ICDL Foundation will make no attempt to identify individuals, or to associate the technical details listed above with any individual. 

It is the policy of ICDL Foundation never to disclose such technical information in respect of individual website visitors to any third party other than the web statistics service provider unless required by law to disclose such information. The technical information will be used only by ICDL Foundation, and only for statistical and other administrative purposes. You should note that technical details, which we cannot associate with any identifiable individual, are not constituted as “personal data” in accordance with applicable data protection and privacy laws. 

Embedded content from other sites

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.

Newsletter privacy policy

Upon registering for the newsletter, ECDL Foundation will use your personal data to:

  • Send you a regular email newsletter and occasional email communications.

We will only use your data for the purpose of sending emails to you if you consent when completing this form. Your personal data will only be processed by staff of ECDL Foundation. We will not share your personal data with third-parties. We will hold your data for 1 year from the date of the last email that we send to you.

You can always withdraw your consent for ECDL Foundation to use your personal data. To do this, simply use the unsubscribe button on any email that ECDL Foundation has sent you.


Although every care has been taken by ICDL Foundation in the preparation of this website, ICDL Foundation makes no representations, provides no assurances and no warranty is given by ICDL Foundation as publisher as to the completeness or accuracy of the information contained within it and neither shall ICDL Foundation be responsible or liable for any loss or damage whatsoever arising by virtue of such information or any instructions or advice contained within this website. Changes may be made to the website at the discretion of ICDL Foundation at any time without notice. 

The appearance of hyperlinks on this website does not constitute an endorsement by ICDL Foundation of these websites or the information, products, or services contained, or any representations made therein other than expressly stated by ICDL Foundation. ICDL Foundation does not exercise any control over the material you may find at these locations. These links are provided consistent with the purpose of this website. ICDL Foundation does not grant any rights relating to Third Party Sites. 

Data may not be reproduced in whole or part without permission and acknowledgement. 

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