This Privacy Policy has been updated to reflect the EU Data Protection Directive and the GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation), effective from 25th May 2018.

It sets out the privacy practices for the Charley Swords website and our firm commitment to your privacy and the protection of the information gathered from you when you use our website, contact us, sign up either online or physically to our newsletter and marketing lists.

We are committed to protecting your privacy and we believe we have taken every step necessary to adhere to the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). This policy explains how and for what purposes we use the information collected about you via the website. Please read this privacy policy carefully. By using this website and any services we offer via this website and in general, you are agreeing to be bound by this policy in respect of the information collected about you. If you have any queries or comments about the policy or our use of your personal information, please get in touch with us by emailing me at


Collecting and Storing Your Personal Information

We collect personally identifiable information about you when you visit our website and when you attend events or workshops facilitated by Charley Swords.

The personal data we may collect is your name, email address and sometimes your phone number. You have full control over whether you provide this and it is collected when you subscribe by submitting a form online or by physically completing and signing a consent form at events or workshops facilitated by Charley Swords. Additionally, when you use our ‘contact us’ function we will take this as an indication that you are interested in what we do and we will add your contact details to our newsletter and marketing lists. You always have the option to unsubscribe from these if you prefer not to receive them.

If you visit our website to browse, read or download we automatically collect and store the following information about you:

  • The IP address from which you access our website (an IP address is the number automatically assigned to your computer when you are surfing the web);
  • The type of browser and operating system used to access our website;
  • The date and time of your access to our website;
  • The pages you visit; and the internet address of the website from which you accessed our site.

We use this information for the following purposes:

  • To make our website more useful to visitors;
  • To perform statistical analyses measuring relative interest in the various areas of our website.

You may choose to provide us with personal information in an email message to one of the addresses listed on our website or by filling out a form with your personal information and submitting it to us. We use that information only to respond to your message and to help us provide you with the material you have requested.

We take reasonable steps to protect the data provided via our services both online and offline. We maintain administrative, technical and physical safeguards designed to protect the Personal Data you provide. However, no internet or email transmission is ever fully secure or error free. Therefore, you should take special care in deciding what information you send to us via email. Please keep this in mind when disclosing any Personal Data to us via the internet.

We store Personal Data only for as long as it is necessary for the fulfillment of the purpose for which the Personal Data was collected, unless otherwise required or authorised by applicable law. We take measures to destroy or permanently de-identify personal information if required by law or if the Personal Data is no longer required for the purpose for which we collected it – for example, at the conclusion of our engagement.


What We Don’t Do

We do not, under any circumstances:

  • Link IP addresses to anything personally identifiable;
  • Share the information we track on this site, in any form, with advertisers or any other parties;
  • Release personal information about any individual visitor.
Who Has Access To The Personal Information You Provide?

Depending on the services you use, other relevant suppliers may have access to the information we have gathered from you. Please read the respective privacy policies of the users below, who are independent organisations and who are not covered under the privacy policy of Charley Swords.

If, at any point in the future my business ceases trading your personal information will be deleted. Additionally, if my business enters a joint venture with or is sold to or merged with another business entity, your personal information may be disclosed to our new business partners or owners.

Otherwise, we will not disclose, sell or distribute your information to any third party without your permission unless we are required to do so by law.


How You Can Access, Change or Remove the Personal Information We Hold

If you want to view the personal information we hold, update your information, or have us remove your information, please email me at and let me know. You may ask us to make changes and we will action these within two business days.


Like many websites, we use “cookies” to enable us to personalise your visits to this website, keep track of your preferences and to track the usage of this website. Cookies are small pieces of information that my website stores in the hard drive of your computer by your browser. Charley Swords visitors who do not wish to have cookies placed on their computers should set their browsers to refuse cookies before using my website, with the knowledge that certain features of my Charley Swords website may not function properly without the aid of cookies.


Website Content

The information contained in this website has been provided by Charley Swords and by third parties for information purposes only. It does not constitute legal or commercial advice and is not intended to be used for legal purposes. While every care has been taken to ensure that the content is useful and accurate, Charley Swords and any contributing third party shall have no legal liability or responsibility for the content or the accuracy of the information so provided, or, for any loss or damage caused arising directly or indirectly in connection with reliance on the use of such information. Notwithstanding this, if errors are brought to our attention we will try to correct them.

The information posted on this website is not for publication in any other media and in the event that you wish to publish extracts from this website you should contact Charley Swords for prior written consent. The purpose of our website is to facilitate the flow of information and dialogue with all our clients and associates.


Limitation of Liability

In no event shall Charley Swords be liable to you for indirect, special, incidental, punitive or consequential losses or damages (including loss of profits, economic loss, loss of revenue or goodwill) arising as a result of the use of this website or any transaction made in reliance on the information contained in this website.


No Warranty or Endorsement

Charley Swords does not make any warranty, express or implied, including warranties of merchantability and fitness for a particular purpose, nor does it assume any legal liability or responsibility for the accuracy, completeness, or usefulness of any information, apparatus, product, or process disclosed, nor does it represent that its use would not infringe privately owned rights.

Reference in this website to any specific commercial products, process or service by trade name, trademark, manufacturer, or otherwise, does not necessarily constitute or imply its endorsement, recommendation, or favouring by Charley Swords.

Charley Swords is not responsible for the content of any off-site pages referenced or linked to from this website.


Complaints Procedure

If you encounter any problems with this website, please send your comments to and we will endeavour to investigate the matter within two business days and revert to you.

Jurisdiction and Governing Law

This website is hosted and administered in Ireland and any disputes shall be governed by and construed in all respects in accordance with Irish law and you hereby irrevocably submit to the exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of Ireland for the purposes of any proceedings arising out of or in any way relating to this Agreement or any other proceedings in any way connected with the subject matter of this website.


Privacy Policy Changes

Our services and our business may change, and as a result of this we may need to change this Privacy Policy without prior notice. We encourage you to frequently check this policy for any changes and your continued use of the website and of our services indicates your acceptance of such changes. This Privacy Policy was last updated on 16th August 2018.