Privacy Policy

Your privacy is important to us. We respect your privacy regarding any information we may collect from you across our website.

Website privacy policy

Your use of this site signifies your consent to us collecting and using personal information about you in accordance with this Privacy Policy.

Key details

This website privacy policy describes how the School of Philosophy & Economic Science (SPES) protects and makes use of the information you give the organisation when you use this website.

If you are asked to provide information when using this website, it will only be used in the ways described in this privacy policy.

This policy is updated from time to time. The latest version is published on this page. This website privacy policy was updated on: 21/05/2019

If you have any questions about this policy, please email or write to: Secretary of the Association, School of Philosophy & Economic Science, 47/49 Northumberland Road, Dublin 4


We gather and use certain information about individuals in order to provide products and services and to enable certain functions on this website.

We also collect information to better understand how visitors use this website and to present timely, relevant information to them.

What data we gather

When you enroll in a course online on our we may collect the following information:

  • Name
  • Contact information including email address and telephone number
  • Demographic information, such as postcode
  • Website usage data
  • Other information relevant to client enquiries

How we use this data

Collecting this data helps us understand what you are looking for from the organisation, enabling us to deliver improved products and services.

Specifically, we may use data:

  • For our own internal records
  • To improve the products and services we provide
  • To contact you in response to a specific enquiry
  • To customise the website for you
  • To send you promotional emails about SPES events, products, services, offers and other things we think might be relevant to you
  • On rare occasions, we may send you promotional mailings or call you about products, services, offers and other things we think might be relevant to you
  • To contact you via email, telephone or mail for in relation to the courses you have expressed an interest in or signed up to

Our Service Partners

We may use the following third-party service providers named below to process and store your data:

  • Mailchimp (The Rocket Science Group, LLC), which we use to manage email marketing subscriber lists and send emails to our subscribers.

Cookies and how we use them

What is a cookie?

A cookie is a small file placed on your computer’s hard drive. It enables our website to identify your computer as you view different pages on our website.

Cookies allow websites and applications to store your preferences in order to present content, options or functions that are specific to you. They also enable us to see information like how many people use the website and what pages they tend to visit.

How we use cookies

We may use cookies to:

  • Analyse our web traffic using analytics packages: Aggregated usage data helps us improve the website structure, design, content and functions.
  • Identify whether you are signed in to our website: A cookie allows us to check whether you are signed in to the site.
  • Test content on our website
  • Store information about your preferences: The website can then present you with information you will find more relevant and interesting.
  • To recognise when you return to our website: We may show your relevant content, or provide functionality you used previously.

Cookies do not provide us with access to your computer or any information about you, other than that which you choose to share with us.

Controlling cookies

You can use your web browser’s cookie settings to determine how our website uses cookies. If you do not want our website to store cookies on your computer or device, you should set your web browser to refuse cookies.

However, please note that doing this may affect how our website functions. Some pages and services may become unavailable to you.

Unless you have changed your browser to refuse cookies, our website will issue cookies when you visit it.

Controlling information about you

When you fill in a form or provide your details on our website, you will see a tick box allowing you to:

  • Opt‐in to receive marketing communications from us by email, telephone, text message or post.

If you have agreed that we can use your information for marketing purposes, you can change your mind via one of these methods:

  • Opt out on SMS messages
  • Unsubscribe on email messages
  • Send an email to
  • Write to us at: Secretary of the Association, School of Philosophy & Economic Science, 47/49 Northumberland Road, Dublin 4

If you do opt out of marketing communications but are enrolled on one of our courses, we will still contact you with relevant, non-marketing information pertaining to the course or event for which you have enrolled.

We will never lease, distribute or sell your personal information to third parties unless the law requires us to. Any personal information we hold about you is stored and processed under our data protection policy, in line with the Data Protection Acts 1988 and 2003, and the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) due to become law in Ireland in May 2018.


We will always hold your information securely.

To prevent unauthorised disclosure or access to your information, we have implemented strong physical and electronic security safeguards.

We also follow stringent procedures to ensure we work with all personal data in line with the Data Protection Acts 1988 and 2003 and the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) due to become law in Ireland in May 2018.

Links from our site

Our website may contain links to other websites.

Please note that we have no control of websites outside the domain. If you provide information to a website to which we link, we are not responsible for its protection and privacy.

Always be wary when submitting data to websites. Read the site’s data protection and privacy policies fully.


All major Credit/Debit Cards are acceptable methods of payment to enrol online for our courses.

Cancellation Policy

Should you wish to cancel your place on one of our courses we ask that you give us at least 24 hours and contact us in person by phone or via email. We will accommodate postponing the course to another terms, for example, if you have paid and can no longer attend.

Termination of Agreements and Refunds Policy

Both the student and the School have the right to terminate any Services Agreement for any reason, including the ending of services that are already underway. No refunds shall be offered, where a Service is deemed to have begun and is, for all intents and purposes, underway.


Unless otherwise stated, the courses featured on this website are only available within Ireland, or in relation to postings from Ireland.

Copyright Notice

Copyright and other relevant intellectual property rights exists on all text relating to the School of Philosophy’s courses and the full content of this website.


Contact information can be found on our Contact link on our website or via the School’s literature or via our stated telephone numbers.

The School of Philosophy and Economic Science is a registered educational charity in Ireland, Number 20009236, 47-49 Northumberland Road, Ballsbridge, Dublin 4 D04 V9F2.


Failure of either Party to insist upon strict performance of any provision of this or any Agreement or the failure of either Party to exercise any right or remedy to which it, he or they are entitled hereunder shall not constitute a waiver thereof and shall not cause a diminution of the obligations under this or any Agreement. No waiver of any of the provisions of this or any Agreement shall be effective unless it is expressly stated to be such and signed by both Parties.


The laws of the Republic of Ireland govern these terms and conditions. By accessing this website and enrolling for courses on this website you consent to these terms and conditions and to the exclusive jurisdiction of the Irish courts in all disputes arising out of such access. If any of these terms are deemed invalid or unenforceable for any reason (including, but not limited to the exclusions and limitations set out above), then the invalid or unenforceable provision will be severed from these terms and the remaining terms will continue to apply. Failure of the School of Philosophy and Economic Science to enforce any of the provisions set out in these Terms and Conditions and any Agreement, or failure to exercise any option to terminate, shall not be construed as waiver of such provisions and shall not affect the validity of these Terms and Conditions or of any Agreement or any part thereof, or the right thereafter to enforce each and every provision. These Terms and Conditions shall not be amended, modified, varied or supplemented except in writing and signed by duly authorised representatives of the Company. we are not a company

Notification of Changes

The school reserves the right to change these conditions from time to time as it sees fit and your continued use of the site will signify your acceptance of any adjustment to these terms. If there are any changes to our privacy policy, we will announce that these changes have been made on our home page and on other key pages on our site. If there are any changes in how we use our site customers’ Personally Identifiable Information, notification by e-mail or postal mail will be made to those affected by this change. Any changes to our privacy policy will be posted on our website 30 days prior to these changes taking place. You are therefore advised to re-read this statement on a regular basis I don’t think this is a reasonable request to make

These terms and conditions form part of the Agreement between the student and the School ourselves. Your accessing of this website and/or undertaking of a booking indicates your understanding, agreement to and acceptance, of the Disclaimer Notice and the full Terms and Conditions contained herein. Your statutory Consumer Rights are unaffected.

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