Privacy Policy of

This Application collects some Personal Data from its Users.

Data Controller / Holder

Columba College
Co. Westmeath

Owner contact email:

Types of Data collected

Among the types of Personal Data that this Application collects, by itself or through third parties, there are: Cookies, Usage Data, Email, First Name, Last Name and Phone Number.

Other Personal Data collected may be described in other sections of this privacy policy or by dedicated explanation text contextually with the Data collection. The Personal Data may be freely provided by the User, or collected automatically when using this Application.

Any use of Cookies – or of other tracking tools – by this Application or by the owners of third party services used by this Application, unless stated otherwise, serves to identify Users and remember their preferences, for the sole purpose of providing the service required by the User.

Failure to provide certain Personal Data may make it impossible for this Application to provide its services.

Users are responsible for any Personal Data of third parties obtained, published or shared through this Application and confirm that they have the third party’s consent to provide the Data to the Owner.

Mode and place of processing the Data

Methods of processing

The Data Controller processes the Data of Users in a proper manner and shall take appropriate security measures to prevent unauthorized access, disclosure, modification, or unauthorized destruction of the Data.

The Data processing is carried out using computers and/or IT enabled tools, following organizational procedures and modes strictly related to the purposes indicated.

In addition to the Data Controller, in some cases, the Data may be accessible to certain types of persons in charge, involved with the operation of the site (administration, sales, marketing, legal, system administration) or external parties (such as third party technical service providers, mail carriers, hosting providers, IT companies, communications agencies) appointed, if necessary, as Data Processors by the Owner. The updated list of these parties may be requested from the Data Controller at any time.


The Data is processed at the Data Controller’s operating offices and in any other places where the parties involved with the processing are located. For further information, please contact the Data Controller.

Retention time

The Data is kept for the time necessary to provide the service requested by the User, or stated by the purposes outlined in this document, and the User can always request that the Data Controller suspend or remove the data.

The use of the collected Data

The Data concerning the User is collected to allow the Owner to provide its services, as well as for the following purposes: Analytics, Backup saving and management and Contacting the User.

The Personal Data used for each purpose is outlined in the specific sections of this document.


The services contained in this section enable the us to monitor and analyze web traffic and can be used to keep track of User behavior on our website. This information is used to better understand how we can improve our online service. 

Google Analytics (Google Inc.) 

Personal Data Collected: Cookies and Usage Data
Place of processing: United States – View their Privacy Policy

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Google Analytics is a web analysis service that utilizes the Data collected to track and examine the use of this Application, to prepare reports on its activities and share them with other Google services. 

While we do not run ads on our services, depending on your own privacy agreement with Google, they may use the Data collected to contextualize and personalize the ads of its own advertising network. 

Contacting the User

Contact Form

We use a contact form to easily allow visitors to get in contact with us securely through our servers. This information is not stored on the website, but sent directly to and may be stored locally and on the Longford Westmeath Education and Training Board’s preferred email service.

Personal Data Collected: Email Address, First Name, Last Name and Phone Number
Place of Processing: Ireland  – View their Website for more information

By filling in the contact form with your personal information, you authorize Columba College to store use these details to reply to requests for information, or any other kind of request as indicated by the form’s header or elsewhere specified.

PLC Application Form

We provide a simple and easy to use application form to allow visitors to get apply for our PLC Courses securely. This information is not stored on the website, but sent directly to and may be stored locally and on the Longford Westmeath Education and Training Board’s preferred email service. Statistical data may be sent to the Department of Education and Science.

Personal Data Collected: First Name and Last Name, Maiden Name, Address, Email Address, Date of Birth, Sex/Gender, PPS Number, Phone Number, Last School Attended, Highest Academic Standard Achieved and an Emergency Contact number.
Place of Processing: Ireland  – View their Website for more information

By filling in the application form with your personal information, you authorize Columba College to store and use these details to reply to requests for information, or any other kind of request as indicated by the form’s header or elsewhere specified.


The services contained in this section are for the sole purpose of keeping our website and user information secure from possible attackers. 

Wordfence Security (Defiant Inc.)

Personal Data Collected: ISP, Host, Previous Website, IP Address, Operating System, Browser, Date & Time, Pages Visited
Place of processing: United States – View their Privacy Policy

Similar to other websites, we may collect some information automatically from you and store it in log files.

This collection may include but is not limited to: your domain name and host for Internet access, the Internet address of the site from which you came, the date and time of your access, your computer’s IP address and information about its operating system, browser, and host, the date and time you access the Service and the pages you visit. We collect this non-identifying information in order to help diagnose problems and to administer the Service.

We also use it to help identify you and to gather broad demographic information. We may automatically collect information using various mechanisms, including but not limited to cookies and pixels. 

Embedded content from other websites

Pages 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 tracing your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.

Twitter (Twitter Inc.)

View their Privacy Policy

What are “Cookies”?

A “cookie” is a small text file that is stored on a computer for record-keeping purposes. We use cookies to enhance our visitors experience.

Cookies may be for the following, analyzing trends, site administration, tracking user movement, and to gather demographic information from our base as a whole. Some cookies remain on your computer until you delete them.

Others, like session ID cookies, expire when you close your browser. You may set your browser setting to attempt to reject cookies and you may still use the Service, however, certain features of the Service may not be available if your browser does not accept cookies.

We do not control the use of cookies by third parties.

What are “Pixels”?

“Pixels” are tiny graphics with a unique identifier that are used to track the online movements of web users. Unlike cookies, which are stored on a computer’s hard drive, pixels are small graphics that are about the size of the period at the end of the sentence that are embedded invisibly on web pages or in HTML-based emails.

Our third-party analytics providers may place pixels on the Site that track what other websites you visit (both before and after visiting the Site). Our third-party analytics providers use information obtained from pixels to help us improve our business and the Service. We do not control the use of pixels by third parties.