You entrust Getafix with your important information and we take our responsibilities seriously. We are committed to protecting and respecting your personal data, always treating you as we would want others to treat us.

  1. What is the purpose of this Privacy Statement?

This Privacy Statement explains how Getafix looks after your personal data when we provide our products and services, in accordance with legislation, including the General Data Protection Regulation. We also explain what your rights are.

By providing your personal data you acknowledge that we will only use it in accordance with this Privacy Statement.

When we refer to Getafix we mean any part of Getafix Ltd operations providing your products and/or services, including courses, expeditions, accommodation, kit sales or technical consultancy.

  1. How will we use your personal data?

Data protection laws require that the personal data we hold about you must be:

  1. How do we ensure the privacy of your personal data?

We have put in place appropriately secure measures to prevent your personal data from being accidentally lost, used or accessed in an unauthorised way, altered or disclosed. In addition, we limit access to your personal data to those employees, agents, contractors, NGBs and other third parties who have a business need to use your data. They will only process your personal data on our instructions and are subject to a duty of confidentiality.

We have put in place procedures to deal with any suspected data security breach and will notify you and any applicable regulator of a suspected breach where we are legally required to do so.

As part of our data security measures we ensure that we train our employees and have appropriate data protection policies in place to support our compliance.

  1. What kind of data may we hold on you?

Personal data means any information about an individual from which a person can be identified.

In order to provide our products and services we may collect the following types of personal data about you:

  1. How may we collect your personal data?

We may collect personal data from you in a number of ways, including:

    1. We may receive information from third parties, such as your employer or National Governing Bodies.

We only use your personal data when the law allows us to. Most commonly we will use your personal data to provide your product or service and to comply with our legal obligations. We set out the main reasons why we process your personal data and the applicable circumstances below:

  1. where we are required to use your personal data and maintain records of our dealings with you;
    1. to respond to complaints and data subject requests (see section 11 below); and
    1. to investigate, prevent or detect crime.
  1. Where it is necessary for our legitimate interests (or those of a third party) provided your interests and fundamental rights do not override those interests, for example:
    1. to establish, exercise or defend our legal rights, where we are faced with any legal claims or where we want to pursue legal claims ourselves;
    2. to respond to and manage ad hoc enquiries and complaints; o to provide and improve customer support;
    3. for accounting, auditing purposes and corporate governance purposes; and
  1. to provide management information to enable us to monitor our performance and understand our business, to maintain our business records, to manage our financial position and business capability, to receive professional advice, to improve our products and services and for training purposes.

to provide you with marketing services, including information about Getafix or its products and services, and related information, which may be provided by other Getafix group companies;

On rare occasions we may also use your personal data where we need to protect your interests (or someone else’s interests) or where it is needed in the public interest, for example for the investigation, detection and prevention of crime.

  1. How will we use sensitive personal data?

We may process special or sensitive personal data, for example medical information, only where it is needed for legitimate business purposes in the supply of Getafix services.

  1. If you choose not to provide or update personal data

If you do not provide certain information requested we may not be able to provide your Getafix product or services and we may not be able to comply with our legal obligations.

Please note that we may process your personal data without your knowledge or consent where this is required or permitted by the law.

  1. Who may we share your personal data with?

We may share your data with third parties where this is a necessary part of our contract with you, for example National Governing Bodies for the purposes of you obtaining a qualification. We will always require those third parties to respect the security of your data and to treat it in accordance with the law and only for the purpose for which we obtained it.

  1. How long will we use your information for?

We will keep your information for as long as you are a customer of Getafix, and for the purposes of processing of National Governing Body qualifications and suchlike. Thereafter we may keep your data for up to 5 years to enable us to respond to any questions or complaints and to maintain records, where we are required to do so. We may keep your data for longer than 5 years if we cannot delete it for legal, regulatory or technical reasons.

To determine the appropriate retention period we consider the type of contract you have with us, the quantity, nature and sensitivity of the personal data, the potential risk of harm from unauthorised use or disclosure of your personal data, the purposes for which we process your personal data, whether we can achieve those purposes through any other means and any applicable legal requirements to retain such personal data for prescribed periods. Where we retain your data we will make sure your privacy is protected and only use it for the purposes described above.

  1. Your rights in connection with personal data

You can ask us to do certain things with your personal data such as provide a copy of it, correct it or even delete it. There may be occasions where we cannot comply with a request and we will tell you if this is the case and our reasons. This will usually be for legal or regulatory reasons.

Under certain circumstances you have the right to:

Please note that by exercising this right it is possible that Getafix will no longer be able to continue to provide its products or services or administer its contract with you.

Please note that by exercising this right it is possible that Getafix will no longer be able to continue to provide our products or services or administer our contract with you.

You can make a request by contacting Getafix via a number of ways set out below. However, we will always ask you to confirm your request in writing.

You will not usually have to pay a fee to exercise any of your rights. However, we may charge a reasonable administration fee, or not comply with the request, if a request is clearly unfounded, excessive or repetitive so as to be deemed vexatious.

We may need to request specific information from you to help us confirm your identity and ensure your right to access the information (or to exercise any of your other rights). This is another appropriate security measure to ensure that personal data is not disclosed to any person who has no right to receive it.

If you wish to exercise any of your rights, or you have any questions about this Privacy Statement, how we handle your personal data or if you wish to make a complaint, please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or write to Getafix Ltd, Tyn Yr Ardd, Carrog, Corwen, Denbighshire, LL21 9LB

  1. Right to complain

You also have the right to make a complaint at any time to the ICO (Information Commissioners Office), the UK supervisory authority for Data Protection issues. Contact details for the ICO can be found at

  1. Changes to this Privacy Statement

We reserve the right to update this Privacy Statement at any time, and we will update the copy on our website whenever we do so.