Who we are

We are IQ K9 Academy. Our website address is: http://iqk9academy.com.

What personal data we collect and why we collect it


When visitors leave comments on the site we collect the data shown in the comments form, and also the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection.

An anonymized string created from your email address (also called a hash) may be provided to the Gravatar service to see if you are using it. The Gravatar service privacy policy is available here: https://automattic.com/privacy/. After approval of your comment, your profile picture is visible to the public in the context of your comment.


If you upload images to the website, you should avoid uploading images with embedded location data (EXIF GPS) included. Visitors to the website can download and extract any location data from images on the website.

Contact forms


If you leave a comment on our site you may opt-in to saving your name, email address and website in cookies. These are for your convenience so that you do not have to fill in your details again when you leave another comment. These cookies will last for one year.

If you visit our login page, we will set a temporary cookie to determine if your browser accepts cookies. This cookie contains no personal data and is discarded when you close your browser.

When you log in, we will also set up several cookies to save your login information and your screen display choices. Login cookies last for two days, and screen options cookies last for a year. If you select “Remember Me”, your login will persist for two weeks. If you log out of your account, the login cookies will be removed.

If you edit or publish an article, an additional cookie will be saved in your browser. This cookie includes no personal data and simply indicates the post ID of the article you just edited. It expires after 1 day.

Embedded content from other websites

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.


Who we share your data with

How long we retain your data

If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so we can recognize and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue.

For users that register on our website (if any), we also store the personal information they provide in their user profile. All users can see, edit, or delete their personal information at any time (except they cannot change their username). Website administrators can also see and edit that information.

What rights you have over your data

If you have an account on this site, or have left comments, you can request to receive an exported file of the personal data we hold about you, including any data you have provided to us. You can also request that we erase any personal data we hold about you. This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.

Where we send your data

Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service.

Additional information

Here at IQ K9 Academy we take your privacy seriously and will only use your personal information to provide products and training services you have requested from us. However, from time to time we would like to contact you with details of other training/ offers/ events we provide. If you consent to us contacting you for this purpose please state how you would like us to contact you.


What data do we collect?

Name, email address, home address (if requiring 1-2-1 training) contact number, social media posts, dog’s name, breed and age.


Where do we store the data?

Emails, documents, databases, email lists, physically as client as client forms.


How do we protect and document the data we have?

Passwords, limited access, databases, locked files.


How long do we plan to keep the data for?

We keep your information for the duration of current training and possible future training required for the individual owner.


Do we have a function/ reason for every piece of data we collect?

Name: customer service, Contact Number: contact if training is cancelled/ altered/ send reminders of training , Email Address: sending confirmation of booking, homework, Home Address: if visiting the owner’s home due to training requirement, Social Media Posts: contact for booking/ altering/ confirming training, Dog’s Name: practical identification, certificates, Dog’s Breed: to ensure dog is not a banned breed under The Dangerous Dogs Act 1991, Dog’s Age: ensure training is appropriate.


What is the process if someone asks to be removed from our records?

It is the client’s responsibility to inform IQ K9 Academy if they want their records to be removed. In the event of this request, we will destroy/ delete your data from our records.