Privacy Policy

Catholic Education An Irish Schools Trust CLG (“CEIST”) Privacy Statement


1 Your Acceptance of Privacy Statement

1.1 By viewing, accessing and/or using our website (our site), you (including, for the avoidance of doubt, any entity or person on whose behalf you are acting) agree to the CEIST privacy statement set out below. Please read this privacy statement carefully.

1.2 If you do not agree, or are not comfortable, with any aspect of this privacy statement, you should immediately discontinue use of our site or contact CEIST at the contact details below.

1.3 We reserve the right to modify this privacy statement at any time without notice to you.

1.4 Each time you access, view and/or use our site you will be bound by the privacy statement in place at that time. For this reason, you should review the privacy statement each time you access, view and/or use our site.

2 CEIST Website

2.1 This statement relates to our privacy practices in connection with the collection and dissemination of information collected through our site.

2.2 We are not responsible for, and cannot control, the content or privacy practices of other websites.

3 General Privacy Statement

3.1 CEIST fully respects your right to privacy and will not collect any personal information on our site without your clear permission. We do not require you to provide personal information unless you want to avail of our services.

3.2 Personal information which you volunteer to CEIST will be treated in accordance with the Irish Data Protection Acts 1988 to 2018 and also the EU General Data Protection Regulation 2018.

4 Collection and Use of Personal Information by CEIST

4.1 Communicating via the internet and other electronic means necessarily involves personal information passing through or being handled by third parties such as CEIST’s internet service provider.

4.2 CEIST does not collect any personal information on our site, apart from information which you volunteer, for example by e-mailing CEIST or by using the online enquiry form.

4.3 You should ensure that the information which you supply to CEIST is adequate, relevant and not excessive in relation to the purpose for which it will be used by CEIST and is accurate and up-to-date.

4.4 Any information which you provide in this way is not disclosed by CEIST to any third parties without your consent (unless obliged or permitted to disclose such information by a rule of law) and is used by CEIST for (i) the purpose for which you provided it and any reasonably incidental purposes; (ii) verification purposes (including verification of credit card and other charge card details); (iii) administration purposes; (iv) delivering relevant information to you in relation to any services provided on our site. Personal information may also be anonymised and used for statistical purposes.

4.5 You acknowledge and agree that in certain circumstances we may be obliged to disclose personal information you submit to third parties, for example, in order to conform to any requirements of law or to comply with any legal process, as well as to protect and defend the rights of CEIST and/or its customers.

5 Use of Cookies

5.1 CEIST may use “cookies” to automatically collect information about your usage of our site. Cookies are small, text-only files sent from a website and stored in a user’s web browser while a user is browsing a website.

Anonymous Analytics Cookies

Some of the cookies we use are called analytical cookies. They allow us to recognise and count the number of visitors and to see how visitors move around the site when they’re using it. This helps us to improve the way our website works, for example by making sure users are finding what they need easily. This information is anonymous (i.e. it cannot be used to identify you and does not contain personal information such as your name and email address) and it is only used for statistical purposes.

We will never (and will not allow any third party to) use the statistical analytics tool to track or to collect any Personally Identifiable Information (PII) of visitors to our site.  We will not associate any data gathered from this site with any Personally Identifiable Information from any source, unless you explicitly submit that information via a fill-in form on our website.

5.2 If you have set your browser to warn you before accepting cookies, you may receive a warning message for each cookie. You may refuse cookies by turning them off in your browser. Each browser is different, so you will need to check your browser’s “Help” menu to learn how to change your browser’s cookie preferences. However you should be aware that our site, like most other websites, may not work well with “cookies disabled”, and you may not be able to experience the full functionality of our site.

5.3 Technical details in connection with visits to our site are logged for statistical purposes. Technical details, which we cannot associate with any identifiable individual, do not constitute “personal data” for the purposes of the Irish Data Protection Acts 1988 to 2018 and the EU General Data Protection Regulation 2018.

5.4 As mentioned above, no information is collected by the use of cookies that could be used by us to identify website users.

6 Your Rights regarding Data supplied via our site

6.1 You have a right to determine whether or not CEIST holds personal data relating to you. You also have a right to be given a description of the information and to be informed of the purpose(s) for holding your information. Such request must be made in writing and will be free of charge.

6.2 You have a right to be given a copy of your personal data which you may have supplied via our site and which is held by CEIST.

6.3 You also have a right to have inaccurate personal information, relating to you, which is held by CEIST, corrected. In certain circumstances, you may also request the deletion of your personal information held by CEIST. To exercise this right you would generally be expected to identify some contravention of data protection law in the manner in which CEIST processes the data concerned.

6.4 To exercise any of these rights, please write to CEIST at:
CEIST CLG, Summit House, Embassy Office Park, Kill, Co. Kildare. W91 VK0T
or e-mail CEIST at

6.5 You should include with any such request any personal identifiers which you supplied earlier via our site (e.g. name; address; phone number; e-mail address) or otherwise. Where possible and in accordance with the Irish Data Protection Acts 1988 to 2018 and the EU General Data Protection Regulation 2018, your request will be processed within not more than one calendar month of receipt of request (and receipt of fee, if applicable).

6.6 We reserve the right to request you to provide additional information in order to verify your identity. If such information is required, this may affect the timeline within which we deal with your request.

7 Outsourcing

If CEIST outsources certain functions in relation to the processing of personal information to third parties, such outsourcing will be undertaken in line with a written agreement between CEIST and the relevant third party and in accordance with the Irish Data Protection Acts 1988 to 2018 and the EU General Data Protection Regulation 2018.. In particular, the written agreement will require the third party to have adequate security measures in place and only to process personal data subject to, and in accordance with, the instructions of CEIST.

8 General

If any part of this privacy statement is found to be invalid or unenforceable, the validity or enforceability of the remainder will not be affected.

9 Governing Law and Jurisdiction

This privacy statement and all issues regarding our site are governed by Irish law and are subject to the exclusive jurisdiction of the Irish courts.

10 Contacting CEIST

If you have any questions or complaints about this privacy statement, our practices relating to our site or your dealing with our site, please contact:
CEIST ICS Manager, CEIST CLG, Summit House, Embassy Office Park, Kill, Co. Kildare. Eircode: W91 VK0T