GDPR – Privacy Statement

Cork Education Support Centre

Data Protection Update May 2018


A new data protection regulation, General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), came into effect on 25 May 2018. The GDPR is Europe's new framework for data protection laws and it applies to all organisations that are based in the EU.

The following is an outline of our approach to how we collect and process personal data at Cork Education Support Centre.  We want to make clear to all Cork Education Support Centre service users what their data rights are with respect to knowing:

a) what data Cork Education Support Centre collects on its service users;
b) what Cork Education Support Centre does with user data; and
c) how to obtain a census of what data Cork Education Support Centre holds on you as a service user.
The answers to these questions are outlined below:

a) Cork Education Support Centre holds information on its service users that was given to us by our clients when registering for a course, when completing an NQT Registration Form or provided to us on participant attendance forms (name, teaching council number, e-mail address, mobile number) Much of this information is provided voluntarily to us by our clients (teachers and other learners).

Cork Education Support Centre holds information given to us by our clients for financial purposes. For some national programmes teachers and other learners complete Expense Claims. Our tutors complete expense claims for courses delivered. We retain information for processing these claims (expense details, bank details, PPS numbers, home address, school address, email, phone number and receipts); e-mails and correspondence; details of financial transactions made, for example course fee payments taken.

b) This data is used for the following purposes, event registration, attendance rolls, details of course participants; communicating with course participants, tutors and other service users, for managing course payments; for compliance with the Department of Education & Skills’ requests for information; for Health and Safety records and legally-binding accounting purposes (e.g. knowing to whom Cork Education Support Centre has paid expenses, when, and how much has been paid); e-mail addresses and contacts necessary for administering and carrying out Cork Education Support Centre projects and centre business.

c) Cork Education Support Centre communicates with our clients (schools & principals) via email and webtext.

If any Cork Education Support Centre service user would like further clarification on what data is kept on them personally or, moreover, if any service user would simply like us to delete and dispose of any information we have on them, you can get in touch with us at Please note, that Cork Education Support Centre will process such a request within legal parameters within 30 days.

Finally, please note that Cork Education Support Centre payments received as part of course fees are handled by third party banking websites. We do not have any members’ credit/debit card details at all; nor does Cork Education Support Centre analyse the cookie information that may be gathered on our website, nor do we sell any information on, nor do we give any information we have to third parties unless legally obliged to do so or unless the Education Centre network has a working relationship with relevant organisations for the provision of courses and projects. For specific courses or projects operated in collaboration with relevant organisation, such as support services, the Cork Education Support Centre protects the devices such data are stored upon, and is obligated to report to its service users any data breaches perpetrated.