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This mackdonald language academy Ltd. privacy statement explains the kinds of information we may obtain from or about you as a visitor to our website or as a user of our educational services; how we may use that information (together with information provided offline or via other means); and who we may share that information with.
Each time you access, browse and/or use our website you agree to the following terms. If you do not agree you must cease to use our website. We are not responsible for the content or privacy practices of other websites.
mackdonald language academy Ltd. respects your right to privacy and we are committed to complying with applicable data protection and privacy law.
We will only collect personal information about you with your awareness and as described in this policy. Any personal information which you provide to us and/or which we obtain about you, will be kept secure and confidential using appropriate technical measures. We may combine personal information that we collect via one method (for example, our website) with personal information that we collect via another method (for example, your offline interactions with us).
Collection and Use of Your Personal Information
We may collect and process the following data through our website (and combine this with data provided offline through your interactions with us):
You can opt out at any time by visiting http://www.youronlinechoices.com/ie/your-ad-choices and following the online instructions.
You agree that any data you provide to us will be true, complete and accurate in all respects and you agree to notify us immediately of any changes to it.
We will only collect personal information from or about you which is necessary to:
We keep your personal data only for as long as necessary for the purposes for which it was collected and to provide you with services, to conduct our legitimate business interests or where otherwise required by law.
Your personal information may also be processed by other organisations on our behalf for the purposes outlined above. We may disclose your information to partners, associates, agents or subcontractors and to possible successors to our business. Some of these parties may reside outside the European Economic Area (which currently comprises the Member states of the European Union plus Norway, Iceland and Liechtenstein).
If we do this, your information will be treated to the same standards adopted in Ireland. We may also disclose your information for the prevention and detection of crime and to protect the interests of mackdonald language academy Ltd. or others, or if required to do so by law or other binding request.
Under Data Protection Law you have the right to access, erase or correct information held about you in certain circumstances, and to have some of that data (if held by mackdonald language academy Ltd.) provided to you in a portable form. You have the right to request a copy of any personal information we hold about you.
We will endeavour to comply with such requests within one month, but where any such request is unusually onerous, we may extend that time by a further two months. In fulfilling such a request, we may request a copy of ID to confirm your identity. To make such a request, please write by sending an email to (at) mackdonald (dot) com
Where you, as a Data Controller, engage the services of mackdonald language academy Ltd., we will act as Data Processors on your behalf. In doing so, we will:
For further information in relation to this please contact our Data Protection Leader (at) mackdonald (dot) com.
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Cookies are used to assist in making a website work more efficiently. They are used to remember your preferences, for example; your IP address and the time you first visited the website. When you leave the site and come back to it, this information can be reloaded from your computer thereby generally improving your user experience. By default, this only user for one hour. We may also use Google Analytics which is a tool that records data about all the users who arrive to the website. The cookies that are used by Google Analytics are detailed on this page.
What types of Cookies are used on www.mackdonald.com?
These Cookies are essential to enable you to move around www.mackdonald.com and use its features, such as accessing secure areas of the website.
These Cookies collect information about how visitors use www.mackdonald.com, for instance which pages visitors go to most often, and if they get error messages from web pages. These Cookies don't collect information that identifies a visitor. All information these Cookies collect is aggregated and therefore anonymous. It is only used to improve how www.mackdonald.com works.
www.mackdonald.com does not use these cookies in any part of our website.
List of Cookies Used on www.mackdonald.com
The PHPSESSID cookies are created/sent when a user 'session' is created. When you enter the site for the first time you are assigned a PHPSESSID cookie. This cookie stores details such as:
This session cookie has a timeout that expires if there has been no activity between your computer and the website in excess of one hour. This cookie is reset each time you return to www.mackdonald.com Do data is saved from this cookie.
Google Analytics related cookies
This cookie keeps track of the number of times a visitor has been to the site pertaining to the cookie, when their first visit was, and when their last visit occurred. Google Analytics uses the information from this cookie to calculate things like Days and Visits to purchase. This cookie is what’s called a 'persistent' cookie, as in, it is not set to automatically expire unless removed by the user.
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The B and C cookies work together to calculate how long a visit takes. __utmb takes a timestamp of the exact moment in time when a visitor enters a site, while __utmc takes a timestamp of the exact moment in time when a visitor leaves a site. __utmb expires at the end of the session. __utmc waits 30 minutes, and then it expires. You see, __utmc has no way of knowing when a user closes their browser or leaves a website, so it waits 30 minutes for another page view to happen, and if it doesn’t, it expires.
__utmz keeps track of where the visitor came from, what search engine you used, what link you clicked on, what keyword you used, and where you were in the world when you accessed a website. It expires in 6 months. This cookie is how Google Analytics knows to whom and to what source / medium / keyword to assign the credit for a Goal Conversion or an E-commerce Transaction.
For more detailed information on cookies, visit www.allaboutcookies.org.
We and/or our contracted web analytics provider(s) keep track of the domains from which you access our site and services on the World Wide Web, and may log IP addresses or other identifiers for statistical purposes. We do this to gather broad demographic information for aggregate use to identify and analyze trends and the results of our marketing efforts, to help diagnose problems with our servers and to administer the site and services, and analyze users' movements. IP addresses and other identifiers are not linked to personally identifiable information.
We will endeavor to take all reasonable steps to keep secure any information which we hold about you, and to keep this information accurate and up to date. In addition, our employees and data processors are obliged to respect the confidentiality of any personal information held by us. However, we will not be held responsible for events arising from unauthorized access to your personal information.
Your trust in us is very important to us. Your information will never be used without your explicit consent. It will never be given to a third party.
English Language School in Kilkenny, Ireland
"Learn English & Experience Ireland" with mackdonald language academy
Accredited and independent English language school and
|Available in these course locations:|
Kilkenny (host family)
Age 12-17 years
Age 10-15 years
|Varied leisure programme on 6 days per week: activities, excursions, sports and trips:|
|Walking tour through the city|
|Excursions: one full-day trip per week to interesting sites, cities and Ireland's top attractions|
|Sports: Variety of different sports incl. tournaments: football, frisbee, basketball, table tennis etc.|
|Culture: Cultural visits: castles, cathedrals, museums etc.|
|Typically Irish: Dance & Folk show with live traditional music|
|Entertainment: Pool billiard, snooker, bowling, cinema etc.|
|Golf - 'Pitch and Putt' on the driving range and putting green|
|Pottery Design and Workshop|
|Optional trips for 4-week course 'The Very Best of Ireland':|
|Glendalough and Avoca hand-weavers with guided tour through the factory||€ 55,- Euro|
|Irish coast in Tramore with a visit to the 'Dunbrody Famine Ship' in New Ross||€ 55,- Euro|
|Titanic Experience Cobh and Cork City Centre||€ 55,- Euro|
|Dublin City Centre (incl. guided walking tour)||€ 55,- Euro|
|Dundrum Shopping Centre - one of Europe's most modern shopping centres||€ 25,- Euro|
|English PLUS Sport:|
|Golf (5 training sessions with PGA coach)||€ 250,- Euro|
|Horse-riding (5 training sessions in Equestrian centre)||€ 250,- Euro|
|Tennis (5 training sessions with tennis coach)||€ 250,- Euro|
|Badminton (5 training sessions with badminton coach)||€ 250,- Euro|
|Multi-Sport (variety of different sports, min. 4 sessions per week)||free of charge|