List of active policies

Name Type User consent
Privacy Policy Privacy policy Authenticated users
Cookies Policy Site policy All users
Terms and Conditions Site policy Authenticated users
Twitter Policy Site policy All users


Privacy Policy

Full policy

Your privacy is important to NIPT and maintaining your trust is important to us. We are fully committed to keeping
your personal information safe. We will comply with the terms of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and
all other relevant data protection legislation. If we ask another organisation to provide a service for us, we will seek
to ensure that they are also in compliance. This Privacy Policy is intended to provide you with information about
personally identifiable information we collect about you and how that personal information is used and shared.

Any reference to the “Service” within this Privacy Policy includes “NIPT” (“NIPT”, “we” or “us”), our website at (the “Site”) – including the use of our online courses (the “System”), other services
provided by us and on which a link to this Privacy Policy is displayed and all other communications with individuals
through written or oral means such as email or phone (collectively, together with the Site and System, our
“Service”). This Privacy Policy (“Policy”) describes the information that we gather on or through the Service, how we
use and disclose such information and the steps we take to protect such information. By visiting the Site, the System
or by using the Service (registering for and engaging with our online courses), you accept the privacy practices
described in this Policy.

NIPT will intermittently update this Privacy Policy. If we make changes, we will notify you prior to the changes taking
effect by posting a notice on our website and where appropriate, sending you a notification. By continuing to use our
“Service” after such revisions are in effect, you accept and agree to the revisions.

NIPT values your opinions. Should you have any questions in relation to our Privacy Policy, please contact us at

Data Controller

NIPT operaterates under the legal entity of Dublin West Education Centre (Old Blessington Road, Tallaght. Co. Dublin.
D24 PX5. Ireland.) is the data controller of the personal data you provide to us. We can be contacted by email at or by phone on 353-1-452 80 20.

Data Protection Officer

NIPT operates under the legal entity of Dublin West Education Centre. If you have any questions regarding our Privacy
Policy or our privacy practices, the initial point of contact is the NIPT Office for all data protection enquiries at or by phone on 353-1-452 80 20

Information We Collect

When you register as a “User” on, and as you use our services and interact with us,
we collect personally identifiable information about you i.e. your profile (your name, surname, teaching council
number, email address, city/town location, local education centre,) and/or similar.

How We Use Your Information

We will collect your profile solely to provide access to your registration area, to generate and view your record of
participation in our online course provisions in conjunction with maintaining your course completion and certification
record(s). Once you complete an online course, we will send this information to Donegal Education Centre. Donegal
Education Centre are administrators of the Induction Workshop Programme. On completion of your 20 hour Induction
Programme Requirement, Donegal Education Centre will forward this record to the Teaching Council so that your
Teaching Council Registration can be updated there. We will not use your collected data for any other purpose or to
send you any commercial advertisements.

How We Share Your Information

With the exception of the above sharing of information with Donegal Education Centre, we will not share, rent or sell
your personally identifiable information to others. We may store personal information in locations outside the direct
control of NIPT e.g. on servers or databases provided by our hosting provider. Management, security and integrity of
data storage are under the direct responsibility of our hosting provider company and are governed by the privacy
policy of the organisation providing the hosting service.

Storage and Processing

The information we collect about you through NIPT’s site may be stored and
processed in Europe by our third-party hosting provider. The management, security and integrity of data storage are
the direct responsibility of our hosting provider and are governed by the privacy policy of those hosting organisations.

How We Protect Your Information

No method of transmission over the Internet or method of electronic storage is 100% secure. Therefore, we cannot
guarantee its absolute security. NIPT is concerned with protecting your privacy and data but we cannot ensure or
warrant the security of any information you transmit to us or guarantee that your information on the “Site”, “System”, “Service” may not be accessed, disclosed, altered or destroyed by
breach of any of our business standard physical, technical or managerial safeguards. When you enter sensitive
information (such as log-in credentials) on our registration or order forms, we encrypt that information using secure
socket layer technology (SSL).

Access and Retention of Data Controlled by Our Users

For existing/current “System” users, you can review, correct, or update your
current profile by logging into your profile e.g. to update your password. We will retain your information for as long
as your account is active or as needed to provide you with our services. We will retain and use your information as
necessary to comply with our legal obligations, resolve disputes and enforce our agreements. If you wish to delete or
export your account data, please contact us directly at courses (Contract)

NIPT, through its site provides a suite of online courses for Primary and Post-
Primary Teachers. To register and enrol for these courses you will, in the first instance, need to be a registered “User”
on our “System”. By enrolling on an online course with us, you agree that your personal information is being processed
in the manner described in this Privacy Policy.

We use the personal information (your profile) which you provide to us to administer and manage courses. We will
collect your profile solely to provide access to your registration area, to generate and view your record of participation
in our courses, to maintain your course attendance and certification(s) records and to share confirmation of course
completion with Donegal Education Centre. We will use the email address you provide for the purpose of
communicating with you directly if you have any queries/concerns. We may also collect and store information provided
by you to consider your CPD requirements i.e. needs analysis for the purpose of designing course content and/or
evaluating the quality of our provision /service to you.

Your personal information may be shared with our third-party Education partners as mentioned above, professional
development support personnel, trainers, facilitators, tutors and various education bodies and agencies under the
remit of the Department of Education and Skills (DES) or other relevant Government agencies and organisations.

In communication with us (Legitimate Interest)

If you correspond with us, we will collect information such as your name, phone number and email address and any
other personal information contained within the communication and use it to respond to your enquiry. We process
this information in pursuit of our legitimate interests i.e. providing continuing personal and professional development
for teachers and school communities and implementing our statutory remit.


Cookies Policy

Full policy

Cookies and Tracking Technologies – how we use Cookies

We use cookies for the best browsing experience. Cookies are very small text files that are stored on your computer
when you visit websites. We use technical cookies to help identify your device so we can tailor your user experience,
track your session, and remember where you are in the course completion process. You can disable any cookies
already stored on your computer but these may stop our website from functioning properly. The following is strictly
necessary in the operation of our website.

NIPT’s “System” will:

. Remember what courses you have registered for (e.g. when logged in and completing a course)
. Remember where you are in the course completion process
. Remember that you are logged in and that your session is secure. You need to be logged in to complete a course.

Functional Cookies are not strictly necessary, but are required to provide you with the best user experience and also
to tell us which pages you find most interesting (anonymously). “Site” will:

. Track the pages you visit via Google Analytics
. Third-Party Cookies

This “Site” will not share any personal information or directly use third party cookies.

Social Media Widgets/Analytics:

Our Site may include social media features, which run on our Site. These features may collect your IP address, identify
which page you are visiting on our Site and may set a cookie to enable the feature to function properly. Social media
features and widgets are either hosted by a third-party or hosted directly on our Site. Your interactions with these
features are governed by the privacy policy of the organisations providing them. Our website uses Google analytics,
which collects information about your session whilst you interact with our website. Analytics will collect your IP
address, your location and identify the page you are visiting on our Site. It will set a cookie to enable the feature to
function properly. Your interactions with these features are governed by the privacy policy of the organisation
providing them.


Terms and Conditions

Full policy

Data Protection

Data protection is concerned with the protection of your fundamental right to privacy and your right to exercise control
over how your personal information is used. The following website aims to help you in exercising these rights, by giving
you the information you need.


Material on this website is protected by copyright. Reproduction of material from this website is authorised for
personal use. Where this material is being issued by others, the source including the URL and copyright status must be
acknowledged. The copyright in material reproduced from this website shall be maintained by NIPT. The permission
to reproduce copyright material does not extend to any material on this site which may be the property of a third
party. Authorisation to reproduce such material must be obtained from the copyright holders concerned.

NIPT logo:

The NIPT Logo may not be used by third parties in a manner that implies that the user is acting on behalf of NIPT when
they are not, or where it is linked to aims and activities incompatible with the role and responsibilities of NIPT.

NIPT’s logo should not, under any circumstances, be used by a commercial company to advertise a product.

Written permission for use of the logo is required and will only be granted where a body/agency is promoting
programmes/ projects funded by or approved by NIPT. Contact for permission to use the

Legal Disclaimer

The information contained in this website is provided for general information purposes only, in the interests of public
service. While every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of the information contained on the website, NIPT
and its staff give no guarantees, undertakings or warranties in this regard, and do not accept any liability arising from
any errors or omissions. Errors or omissions brought to the notice of NIPT will be corrected as soon as practicable. Any
views, opinions and guidance set out in this website are provided for general information purposes only, and do not
purport to be legal advice or a definitive interpretation of the law. Anyone contemplating legal action in respect of
matters set out in this website should obtain advice from a suitably qualified professional adviser. Any views, opinions
and guidance set out in this website should not be taken as the definitive view of NIPT. Accordingly, NIPT reserves the
right to make decisions which are at variance with any views, opinions and guidance that may be set out in this website.
Any links from this website to external websites, which are not maintained by NIPT, are provided as a matter of
convenience only, and should not be taken as an endorsement by NIPT of the contents or practices of those external
websites for which NIPT assumes no responsibility.


Twitter Policy

Full policy

The @niptireland Twitter account is operated and managed by NIPT staff.

If you follow us, you can expect tweets, photos and videos related to NIPT’s activities about:

. Press releases and media events
. Training events
. Alerts about new content on NIPT’s website
. News and updates for schools & teachers
. Other practical information on services available from NIPT

Retweeting and Following

Twitter accounts followed by, and content retweeted by @niptireland does not imply any endorsement of tweets,
organisations or individuals.

If you follow @niptireland, we will not automatically follow you. This is to help our followers identify other twitter
accounts we are following such as other state agencies and other departments.

@Messages and Direct Messages

@niptireland is an effective ‘broadcast’ tool to share information with people who are interested in induction and
mentoring. Unfortunately, we cannot provide replies or other feedback to our followers. Please do not include
personal/private information if you tweet @niptireland.

Sending a message via Twitter is not considered as contacting NIPT for official purposes. Such contact should be made
through our “Contact” page on our website – or by contacting the NIPT Office at