The Irish Film School website privacy notice
Last updated February 2018
How we use your information
This privacy notice tells you what to expect when the Irish Film School collects personal information via our websites. The Irish Film School take their obligations regarding your personal information very seriously. This privacy notice applies to information we collect about:
- people who purchase The Irish Film School products and services, e.g. courses
- people who purchase third party services which are offered via the Irish Film School websites, e.g. flights, hotels and car rental
- people who subscribe or register to receive information from the Irish Film School, e.g. course brochures and newsletters
- people who participate in the Irish Film School research and surveys
- people who enter competitions
- people who provide feedback to the Irish Film School via our websites
- job applicants
- visitors to our website.
If you are giving us your personal information while purchasing, registering, or subscribing to a service or product, then we will only use your information in order to provide you with that service or for closely related purposes.
The Irish Film School uses some carefully selected third parties to help us to deliver these services and products to you. However, they are only allowed to use your personal information to deliver the service or product you have purchased, registered or subscribed to. Some of our trusted third parties in supporting these services will transfer your information overseas, but we make sure that your information remains protected and secure.
We will keep your personal information relating to services or products purchased in line with our retention policy which ensures that we keep your details for no longer than is necessary. Your information will be kept in a secure environment and access to it will be restricted on a 'need to know' basis only.
When you purchase certain products and services from the Irish Film School we may send you confirmation emails; these may also include marketing which we consider may be of interest to you. We do our best to tailor this information so that it is useful to you, but if at any time you no longer wish to receive it, you can opt out by following the instructions that we will give you with each communication.
Access to personal information
Any individual can find out if we hold any personal information by making a 'subject access request' under the Data Protection Acts 1988 and 2003. If we do hold information about you we will:
- give you a description of it
- tell you why we were holding it
- tell you who it could be disclosed to
- let you have a copy of the information in a form that is clear and concise
To make a request to the Irish Film School for any personal information we may hold please put a request in writing using the contact details found at the end of this notice.
If we do hold information about you, you can ask us to correct any mistakes by contacting us using the contact details provided.
Complaints and queries
The Irish Film School strives to meet the highest standards when collecting and using personal information. For this reason, we take any complaints we receive about this very seriously. We therefore encourage people to bring it to our attention if they think our collection or use of personal information is unfair, misleading or inappropriate.
Disclosure of personal information
In the vast majority of cases we will not disclose your personal information to others unless we have previously gained your consent. However, there will be circumstances where we may disclose your personal information without your consent, e.g. where we are required by law to disclose information or where the information is required to prevent or detect a crime. In the case of all disclosures we will always ensure the disclosure is legitimate and proportionate for the purpose.
Privacy and cookies
What are cookies?
The privacy of your information is extremely important to us and so we want to keep you well informed about cookies. We shall continue to work on initiatives in relation to recent cookie legislation to ensure you have the best experience when visiting our websites.
The different types of cookies we use
The Irish Film School use the following categories of cookies on our websites:
Strictly necessary: These cookies are essential for certain features of our websites to work for example when you make payments for courses. These cookies do not record identifiable personal information and we do not need your consent to place these cookies on your device. Without these cookies some services you have asked for cannot be provided.
Functionality: These cookies are used to provide services or to remember settings to enhance your visit - for example text size or other preferences. The information that these cookies collect is anonymous and does not enable us to track your browsing activity on other websites. By using our websites, you agree that we can place these types of cookies on your device.
Performance: These cookies are used to collect anonymous information about how you use our websites. This information is used to help us improve our websites and understand how effective our adverts are. In some case we use trusted third parties to collect this information for us, but they only use the information for the purposes explained. By using our websites, you agree that we can place these types of cookies on your device.
If you'd prefer to restrict, block or delete cookies from the Irish Film School and our third party advertisers, or any other website, you can use your browser to do this. Each browser is different, so check the 'Help' menu of your own browser to learn how to change your cookie preferences. Please note that if you choose to disable all cookies we cannot guarantee the performance of our websites and some features may not work as expected.
Links to other websites
This privacy notice does not cover the links within this site linking to other websites. We encourage you to read the privacy statements on the other websites you visit.
Changes to this privacy notice
The Irish Film School keeps our privacy notice under regular review and we will place any updates on this webpage. At the start of this privacy notice we will tell you when it was last updated.
How to contact us
Data Protection Manager
The Irish Film School
18 Fitzwilliam Place
This privacy notice does not provide exhaustive detail of all aspects of the Irish Film School’s collection and use of personal information. However, we are happy to provide any additional information or explanation needed. Please send any requests for this to the contact address above.