#LanguagesPathways is a team of language lecturers dedicated to the development, support, and dissemination of the teaching and learning of foreign languages in Ireland, and more specifically in TU Dublin. This Privacy Notice explains how we collect and process information, particularly personal data that we receive from you. Please read the following carefully to understand our approach and practices regarding your personal data and how we treat it. Please do not use our website, products or services if you do not agree with the ways in which we will process your personal data.


What data do we collect?

#LanguagesPathways, depending on the particular circumstances, may collect and hold a range of different information about you. This can include:

  • Personal identification information (your name, date of birth (minors), address, email address, phone number, nationality (where relevant).

All personal data is relevant to the purpose for which it is collected and no excessive personal data will be collected.

How do we collect your data?

You directly provide #LanguagesPathways with most of the data we collect. We collect data and process data when you:

  • Contact us with a request, a complaint or a query.
  • Register online for a competition or to participate in an event.
  • Use or view our website via your browser’s cookies.

How will we use your data?

#LanguagesPathways collects your data so that we can:

  • Provide you with the information that you request from us
  • Assist you with your enquiries
  • Contact you in relation to your participation in competitions

How do we share your data?

Any data which you provide is not made available to any third parties, and is used by #LanguagesPathways only in accordance with the purpose for which you provided the data and will only be retained for as long as required for the purpose. By submitting personal data, you give your consent to this transfer, storing or processing of your personal data by us. We will not share, sell or distribute your personal information to third parties for advertising or marketing products or services. Personal data is not transferred outside the EU, however you should note some data is stored in Microsoft OneDrive and Google Drive.

How do we store your data?

#LanguagesPathways takes its security responsibility seriously. We store your data on password protected TU Dublin Microsoft OneDrive and GoogleDrive.

#LanguagesPathways retain your personal data for so long as is necessary with regard to the purposes for which it was collected, or for so long as may be necessary in light of our legal obligations. Data may be retained for different periods of time depending on its purpose (e.g. event participation data will be deleted after the event; competition participation data depends on the time of the competition).

What are your data protection rights?

#LanguagesPathways would like to make sure you are fully aware of all of your data protection rights. You have the right to:

  • Information The right to be informed about the data processing #LanguagesPathways does.
  • Access The right to receive a copy of and/or access the personal data that #LanguagesPathways holds about you.
  • Portability You have the right to request that #LanguagesPathways provides some elements of your personal data in a commonly used machine readable format in order to provide it to other organisations.
  • Erasure The right to erasure of personal data where there is no legitimate reason for #LanguagesPathways to continue to process it.
  • Rectification The right to request that any inaccurate or incomplete data that is held about you is corrected.
  • Object to processing You can object to the processing of your personal data by #LanguagesPathways in certain circumstances.
  • Restriction of processing You can request the restriction of processing of your personal data in specific situations
  • Withdraw Consent If you have provided consent for the processing of any of your data, you have the right (in certain circumstances) to withdraw that consent at any time which will not affect the lawfulness of the processing before your consent was withdrawn. This can be done by contacting #LanguagesPathways.
  • The right to complain to the Data Protection Commissioner You have the right to make a complaint in respect of our compliance with Data Protection Law to the Office of the Data Protection Commissioner

If you make a request, we have one month to respond to you. If you would like to exercise any of these rights, please contact us at our email: [email protected]

What are cookies?

Similar to other websites #LanguagesPathways utilises a standard technology called “cookies”. Cookies are a feature of web browser software that allows web servers to recognise the computer used to access a website. Cookies are small pieces of data that are stored by a user’s web browser on the user’s hard drive. Cookies can remember what information a user accesses on one web page to simplify subsequent interactions with that web site by the same user or to use the information to streamline the web page and to complete commercial transactions over the Internet. Cookies should make your online experience easier and more personalized.

This information is collected on an aggregate basis. None of this information is associated with you as an individual.

How do we use cookies?

Our default settings include the Necessary, Preferences and Statistics settings. By clicking them you can see which categories and domains are included. You can deny the settings by leaving the appropriate box unticked. We use Web site browser software tools such as cookies and Web server logs to gather information about our Web site users’ browsing activities, in order to constantly improve our Web site and better serve our members. This information assists us to design and arrange our Web pages in the most user-friendly manner and to continually improve our Web site to better meet the needs of our members. We use the Statistics information to determine what areas of our website are of most interest to our users.

What types of cookies do we use?

There are a number of different types of cookies, however, our website uses:

  • Functionality — Our Company uses these cookies so that we recognize you on our website and remember your previously selected preferences. These could include what language you prefer and location you are in. A mix of first-party and third-party cookies are used
  • [Add any other types of cookies your company uses]

How to manage cookies

You can set your browser not to accept cookies. However, in a few cases, some of our website features may not function as a result.

Privacy policies of social media platforms and other websites

#LanguagesPathways maintains a presence on social media platforms including Facebook and Twitter. Any information, communications or materials you submit to us via a social media platform is done at your own risk without any expectation of privacy. We cannot control the actions of other users or platforms themselves. Your interactions with social media platforms are governed by the privacy policies of the companies that provide them.

The #LanguagesPathways website contains links to other websites. Our privacy policy applies only to our website, so if you click on a link to another website, you should read their privacy policy.

  • Tel: +353 57 868 4800 or +353 761 104 800

Changes to our privacy policy

#LanguagesPathways keeps its privacy policy under regular review and places any updates on this web page.

How to contact us

If you have any questions about our #LanguagesPathways privacy policy, the data we hold on you, or you would like to exercise one of your data protection rights, please do not hesitate to contact us.

Email us at: [email protected]

How to contact the appropriate authority

Should you wish to report a complaint or if you feel that #LanguagesPathways has not addressed your concern in a satisfactory manner, you may contact the Data Protection Commission.


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