The Institute of Archaeology and Heritage Studies (IAH) is committed to protecting the privacy of your personal data. This data privacy statement explains how we collect, use, and share your personal data in accordance with the Personal Data Protection Act, No. 9 of 2022 (PDPA).

What personal data do we collect?

We collect the following personal data from you when you register for our courses:

  • Your name
  • Your contact information (email address, phone number)
  • Your date of birth
  • Your educational background
  • Your employment history


When visitors leave comments on the site, we collect the data shown in the comments form and 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: 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 can download and extract any location data from images on the website.


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.

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.

How do we use your personal data?

We use your personal data to:

  • Process your registration for our courses
  • Communicate with you about your courses
  • Provide you with customer support
  • Analyze your course performance
  • Market our courses to you

Who do we share your personal data with?

At the moment, we are not sharing your data with any third party.

Your rights

  • You have the following rights under the PDPA:
  • The right to access your personal data
  • The right to correct your personal data
  • The right to delete your personal data
  • The right to object to the processing of your personal data
  • The right to data portability

You can exercise your rights by contacting us at

How we protect your personal data

We take the security of your personal data very seriously. We use appropriate technical and organisational measures to protect your personal data from unauthorised access, use, disclosure, alteration, or destruction.

Changes to this data privacy statement

We may update this data privacy statement from time to time. The most current version of the data privacy statement will be posted on our website.

Contact us

If you have any questions about this data privacy statement, please contact us at