Our contact details

The Hybrid Layer Ltd
Registered Office Address: 272 Bath Street, Glasgow, Scotland, G2 4JR.
Company number: SC703922.
We are a Private limited Company registered in Scotland.

Our website address is: https://thehybridlayer.com
Email: info@thehybridlayer.com

The type of personal information we collect

We currently collect and process the following information during the registration process:

  • First Name
  • Last Name
  • Username/Nickname
  • Email address

You may optionally add further information to your profile, including:

  • Website URL
  • Social Media URLs (for example, Twitter, Facebook, Instagram)
  • Biographical Info
  • Profile Picture

If you take part on an online learning course on our website, we will store information regarding the courses you are enrolled in; your progress in courses; and points you have earned on courses. This is stored in order to improve your experience on our online learning platform.

If you make a purchase on our website, for example purchasing access to an online learning course, we will store the following billing information:

  • First Name
  • Last Name
  • Company Name (optional)
  • Dental Regulatory Body Registration ID/Number e.g. GDC number in UK (this is optional and is stored only for the purpose of being displayed on course certificates to allow verification with your regulatory body)
  • Country/region
  • Street address
  • Flat, suite, unit, etc.
  • Town / City
  • State / County
  • Postcode / ZIP
  • Phone
  • Email address
  • Shipping address (First name, last name, company name, country/region, street address, flat, suite, unit, etc., town/city, state/county, postcode/ZIP).

The information we collect includes personal identifiers, contacts and characteristics, as above.

How we get the personal information and why we have it

Most of the personal information we process is provided to us directly by you for one of the following reasons:

  • To allow you to register an account on The Hybrid Layer
  • To allow you to post information on The Hybrid Layer and receive credit for your contributions
  • To allow you to make use of our online learning platform, complete online courses, and receive certificates of completion
  • To allow your to purchase goods, such as access to online courses.

We use the information that you have given us in order to improve your experience on our website.

We will not share your information with any other organisations or individuals, without your explicit consent.

Under the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), the lawful bases we rely on for process this information are:

(a) Your consent. You are able to remove your consent at any time. You can do this by contacting info@thehybridlayer.com
(b) We have a contractual obligation.
(c) We have a legal obligation.
(d) We have a vital interest.
(e) We need it to perform a public task.
(f) We have a legitimate interest.

How we store your personal information

Your information is securely stored in a database on our secure server.

We keep the personal information stated previously indefinitely. If required or requested, we can delete your information by removing the information from our database.

Your data protection rights

Under data protection law, you have rights including:

Your right of access – You have the right to ask us for copies of your personal information.

Your right to rectification – You have the right to ask us to rectify personal information you think is inaccurate. You also have the right to ask us to complete information you think is incomplete.

Your right to erasure – You have the right to ask us to erase your personal information in certain circumstances.

Your right to restriction of processing – You have the right to ask us to restrict the processing of your personal information in certain circumstances.

Your right to object to processing – You have the the right to object to the processing of your personal information in certain circumstances.

Your right to data portability – You have the right to ask that we transfer the personal information you gave us to another organisation, or to you, in certain circumstances.

You are not required to pay any charge for exercising your rights. If you make a request, we have one month to respond to you.

Please contact us at info@thehybridlayer.com if you wish to make a request.

How to complain

If you have any concerns about our use of your personal information, you can make a complaint to us at info@thehybridlayer.com

You can also complain to the ICO if you are unhappy with how we have used your data.

The ICO’s address:           

Information Commissioner’s Office
Wycliffe House
Water Lane

Helpline number: 0303 123 1113

ICO website: https://www.ico.org.uk

Further information specific to our Content Management System:


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.


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.

You can view our cookie policy and manage your consent by visiting our Cookie Policy page.

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

If you request a password reset, your IP address will be included in the reset email.

We will not share your information with any other organisations or individuals, without your explicit consent.

How long we retain your data

If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so we can recognise 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.

Contact us

If you require any further information, please do not hesitate to contact us by email: info@thehybridlayer.com