Privacy policy

Blake’s Driving School Privacy Policy 



Blake O’Connor is committed to protecting and respecting your privacy. We wish to be transparent on how we process your data and show you that we are accountable with GDPR in relation to not only processing your data but ensuring you understand your rights as a client.
It is the intention of this privacy statement to explain to you the information and practices of Blake’s Driving School in relation to the information we collect about you. 

For the purposes of GDPR the data controller is: 

  • Blake O’Connor
  • When we refer to ‘we’ it is Blake’s Driving School

Please read this Statement carefully as this sets out the basis on which any personal data we collect from you, or that you provide to us, will be processed by us. 

Who are we? 

Blake’s Driving School Cork
Blake’s Driving School operates as an ADI & RSA approved driving school offering vehicle driving lessons.

 Our Data Protection Officer/ GDPR Owner and data protection representatives can be contacted directly here: 

  • Blake’s Driving School
  • 085-1408493 

 Purpose for processing your data 

In order to respond to submissions through a contact form on our website, we may need to temporarily collect & store personal, including sensitive information, if applicable, however generally data including name, email, phone, location and any message you may provide to us as an enquiry for our services. Also the required information we upload to the EDT & Road Safety Authority (RSA) portal if EDT lessons apply. This information supplied by you will be used by us to understand your needs and objectives and to enable us to provide specialist advice to you on the services available to suit your specific requirements. 

In any event, Blake’s Driving School is committed to ensuring that the information we collect and use is appropriate for this purpose and does not constitute an invasion of your privacy. 


How will Blake’s Driving School use the personal data it collects about me?
Blake’s Driving School will process (collect, store and use) the information you provide in a manner compatible with the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). We will endeavour to keep your information accurate and up to date, and not keep it for longer than is necessary. 


Who are we sharing your data with?
Some third-party operators such as hosting services, website backup and security software vendors, software plugins, contact form operator, etc 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 that embedded content. Where EDT lessons apply, we share your driver number, date of birth, lesson number and date of lesson with the RSA portal as required by law. From time to time, we may use some third-party services including Google services and analytical services who will use cookies to process personal data from you. Google’s Privacy Policy is available at 


Data Subjects Rights:
Blake’s Driving School facilitates you as our clients and your rights in line with our data protection policy and the subject access request procedure. This is available on request. 


Your rights as a data subject
At any point while we are in possession of or processing your personal data, you, the data subject, have the following rights: 

  • Right of access – you have the right to request a copy of the information that we hold about you. 
  • Right of rectification – you have a right to correct data that we hold about you that is inaccurate or incomplete. 
  • Right to be forgotten – in certain circumstances you can ask for the data we hold about you to be erased from our records. 
  • Right to restriction of processing – where certain conditions apply to have a right to restrict the processing. 
  • Right of portability – you have the right to have the data we hold about you transferred to another organisation. 
  • Right to object – you have the right to object to certain types of processing such as direct marketing. 
  • Right to object to automated processing, including profiling – you also have the right to be subject to the legal effects of automated processing or profiling. 
  • Right to judicial review – in the event that we refuse your request under rights of access, we will provide you with a reason as to why. 

    All of the above requests will be forwarded on should there be a third party involved as we have indicated in the processing of your personal data. 


    Additional information we are providing you with to ensure we are transparent and fair with our processing 


    Retention of your personal data
    Data will not be held for longer than is necessary for the purpose(s) for which they were obtained.  


    In the event that you wish to make a complaint about how your personal data is being processed by Blake’s Driving School or how your complaint has been handled, you have the right to lodge a complaint directly with the supervisory authority and Blake’s Driving School’s data protection representatives or Data Protection Officer/ GDPR Owner 


    Contact Us
    Your privacy is important to us. If you have any comments or questions regarding this statement, please contact us on  

    085-1408493 or email


    Privacy policy statement changes
    Blake’s Driving School may change this privacy policy from time to time. Although most changes are likely to be minor, these changes would be in Blake’s Driving School’s sole discretion. 

    When such a change is made, we will post a revised version online. Changes will be effective from the point at which they are posted. It is your responsibility to review this privacy policy periodically so you’re aware of any changes. By using our services you agree to this privacy policy and your continued use of our services after any change in this Privacy Policy will constitute your acceptance of such change. 


    This notice will be reviewed annually to ensure compliance with GDPR and in line with all our policies and procedures. This privacy policy was last reviewed in April  2023. 



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