General Statement

Dun Laoghaire Further Education Institute (DFEi) is committed to preserving and respecting the privacy of all visitors to  This privacy statement relates to our practices in connection with our website. We will not collect personal information/personal data about you when you visit our website unless you choose to provide that information using the “Contact Us” form.  By using this site, you consent to the collection and use of your information under the terms of this privacy statement which is in accordance with the Data Protection Acts, 1988 and 2003, the European Communities (Electronic Communications Networks and Services) (Privacy and Electronic Communications) Regulations 2011 and the General Data Protection Guidelines (GDPR) (EU) 2016/679. Please read the following privacy statement to understand how we use and protect the information that you choose to provide to us.

Personal information which we collect from you

When you visit our website you may wish to provide certain information about yourself, such as when you complete our “Contact Us” form.  DFEi does not collect any other personal data about you on this website, apart from the information which you volunteer to send us in the “Contact Us” form.  

Use of your information

Unless required to do so by law, we will not otherwise share, sell or distribute any of the information you provide to us through our “Contact Us” form. It is only used by DFEi in line with the purposes for which you provided it  (e.g. to contact you and answer any queries which you have raised in the “Contact Us” form.

Disclosure to Other People

We do not disclose, sell or distribute any personal information which you send to us to any third parties. We may pass aggregate information on the usage of our site to third parties, but this will not include information that can be used to identify you. Your personal data may also be anonymised and used for statistical purposes. Unless required to do so by law, we will not otherwise share, sell or distribute any of the information you provide to us without your consent.


We do not retain your personal data for longer than it is necessary for us to comply with the purpose for which you gave it to us.  Any personal data which you provide to us using this website will be used in line with the purposes for which you provided it and after this purpose has been completed, we will delete your personal data

Non-Personal information which we collect 

Where you visit our website, certain non-personal data is available to us through our internet service provider.  This non-personal data is collected on a statistical, aggregate, non-individual basis.  This information may include the IP address from which you access our website, the type of browser used to access our website (Internet Explorer, Firefox, etc.), the type of operating system used to access our website (Windows, Macintosh, etc.), the “top-level” domain name used (ie, .com, .org, etc.), the date and time of your visit to our website and the number of pages you visited on our website.   This information is aggregated by Google analytics. This statistical and analytical information enables  DFEi understand how users  interact with the website,

IP Addresses

An IP address is a number that is assigned to your computer automatically when you use the internet. When you visit any web page in our website, our servers log your IP address. Your IP address is used by Google analytics and Facebook Pixel to help identify your device and to gather broad demographic information e.g. where you are located and what device you are using.  


Cookies are small text files which are placed on your computer’s hard drive to help us monitor the use of our website and provide access to certain features. A cookie does not identify the individual only the computer used, it does not gives us access to your computer.

In common with many organisations  FEi uses ‘Google Analytics’ a web analytics service provided by Google Inc to enable us to analyse how our website is used. This means that information about use of our website may be transmitted to Google Inc. e.g. which pages are loaded, what devices is being used to access the website.  This information does not enable you to be identified and is not considered privacy intrusive. Users of the most popular web browsers can install a browser add-on which prevents information being transferred to Google, see:


From time to time DFEi also used cookies for the purposes of remarketing. DFEi uses Google Adwords remarketing to show you personalized display ads while browsing other websites. Any display advertisement you will see will relate to course information you viewed while visiting our website on your computer or another device.

DFEi also use Facebook Pixel remarketing occasionally.  This works in the same way but displays targeted advertisements via the Facebook channel. The use of cookies in this way does not personally identify you in any way but rather builds up a profile of different target audiences based on their browsing behavior.

By using our website, you agree that we can place these types of cookies on your device. Your browser will give you the option of preventing websites using cookies, or deleting cookies that have been accepted. For more information follow this link.   How to Manage Cookies


We employ security measures to protect your information from access by unauthorized persons and to guard against unlawful processing, accidental loss, destruction and damage and we will do our best to ensure that all records we hold remain secure in line with our obligations under Data Protection Acts, 1988 and 2003. We take our security responsibilities seriously, employing the most appropriate physical and technical measures, including staff training and awareness. We review our security procedures regularly.  

Accessing Your Information

 You are entitled to see the information we hold about you. On written request, we supply copies of your personal data which you may have supplied to us using our website.  If you wish to obtain copies of this personal data, you should write to the principal of DFEi at 17 Cumberland Street, Dun Laoghaire and ask that he/she provides you with an Access Request Form. The law entitles us to charge you a fee for doing so (which currently does not exceed €6.35). Your request will be dealt with as soon as possible and will not take more than 40 days to process.  If you discover that DFEi holds inaccurate information about you, you can request that we correct that information.  In certain circumstances, you may also request that data which you have supplied via our website be deleted (although you should note that if you request a deletion, you would generally be expected to identify some contravention of data protection law in the manner in which DFEi  processes the data concerned).  Upon written request, we will supply you with a Data Rectification/Erasure Form for this purpose.  

Contacting Us

 If you are concerned about how your personal data is processed by our website, please do not hesitate to bring these concerns to our attention using the contact details below: 

The principal, Dun Laoghaire Further Education Institute, 17 Cumberland Street, Dun Laoghaire.  01 2809676

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