Privacy Policy

This Data Protection Statement is effective as and from 25 May 2018.

This statement describes how we process your personal information and that of your child.  Please take the time to read it carefully.  You have a number of rights in relation to your information and that of your child including the right to object to processing of your personal information and your child’s personal information where that processing is carried out for our legitimate interests and the right to object to direct marketing at any time.

In this statement we use the terms “we” and “our” and “PALS” to refer to PALS Preschool a limited company incorporated in the Republic of Ireland.

1. Who we are and how to contact us.

PALS Preschool Ltd. is a registered company.  We are the controller responsible for your personal data.  Our contact details can be found on the contact page.

If you have any questions about this data protection statement, including any request to exercise your legal rights, please contact PALS Preschool using the details set out below; or phone 01 8610900.

2. The purpose and legal basis for processing your information.

We collect your information and that of your child for a number of purposes and rely on a number of different legal bases to use your personal information;

The above legislation requires that we keep certain information including sensitive personal information about the children in our care.

3. Consequences of not providing information

Where we need to collect personal data by law or under terms of contract with you and you fail to provide that data when requested we may not be able to perform the contract we have or are trying to enter into with you.  For example we are required by law to obtain certain details about your child.

4. Types of Information we collect and some examples of how we use it

We may collect, use, store and transfer different kinds of personal information about you and/or your child as follows and use it for a variety of different purposes:

Information Type

Example of how we use it

5. Information you provide about others.

If you give us personal information about somebody else, with their consent, (for example information about a spouse or co-guardian of the child or other relative or friend) we may add it to any personal information we already hold about you and your child and we will use it in the ways described in this data protection privacy notice.

Before you disclose information to us about another person, you should be sure you have their agreement to do so.  You should also show them this data protection notice.  You need to ensure that they confirm that they know you are sharing their personal information with us for the purposes described in this data protection privacy notice.

6. Who we share your and your child’s information with.

We only share your personal information with a select number of individuals and companies, and only as necessary.

Sharing can occur in the following circumstances and/or with the following persons:

7. Storage Periods

We will retain your personal information and your child’s personal information for the purpose of satisfying any legal, accounting or reporting requirements.  We may also retain your and your child’s data by reference to statutory limitation periods.

8. Transfers outside the European Economic Area

We may transfer your personal data outside the European Economic Area.  These countries do not always afford an equivalent level of privacy protection and in such circumstances we take specific steps, in accordance with data protection law and to protect your personal information.  In particular, for transfers of personal data, outside the EEA where there is no adequacy decision by the European Commission we may rely on contractual protection approved by the European Commission.

9. Your and Your Child’s Rights.

You and your child have several rights under data protection law in relation to how we use your personal information.  You have the right free of charge to;

These rights are in some circumstances limited by data protection legislation.  If you wish to exercise any of these rights please contact us using the contact details contained in this form.  We will endeavour to respond to your request within a month.  If we are unable to deal with your request within a month we may extend this period by a further period of two months and we will explain why.

You also have the right to lodge a complaint to the Office of the Data Protection Commission (see

10. Updates

We will review and update this data protection statement from time to time. Any updates will be made available on our website and, where appropriate notified to you.

11. Marketing

We rely on legitimate interest for our marketing activities except where you are not an existing client in which case we will obtain your prior consent.  This consent can be withdrawn at any time by contacting the Data Protection officer. You can object to our use of your information for direct marketing purposes at any time by contacting us at the details set out above or following any of the unsubscribe links in our marketing material.