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Updated March 2019

The Arts in Education Portal is owned and operated by the Department of Education and Skills & the Department of Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht. The governance of the Arts in Education Portal is overseen by an Editorial Committee.

Using our website


The Arts in Education Portal website is maintained for your personal use and viewing. Please read our conditions of use carefully. Accessing and using this website constitutes acceptance by you of these conditions.

 We reserve the right to change the conditions of use at any time. We advise you to review the conditions of use on a regular basis. Accessing and using this website after such changes have been posted constitutes acceptance by you of these conditions.

The Arts in Education Portal respects the rights of its users and is committed to protecting your privacy at all times. This notice describes our privacy policy.

By visiting www.artsineducation.ie, you are accepting the practices described in this privacy policy.

Newsletter Subscription

We use Mailchimp to create and send our email newsletters.

If you request to receive our newsletter, we collect a first name, surname and an email address. This information is collected through one of the following methods;

  • Through Mailchimp via our signup form
  • Through a specified Newsletter signup column on a sign-in/registration form at one of our Portal events
  • If directly requested through an email to editor@artsineuducation.ie.

We process this data through Mailchimp for the sole purpose of providing a digital newsletter service – it is not used for any other purpose and is not shared with any other third party. The subscription data is held for as long as necessary to provide the newsletter service. Subscribers can unsubscribe from the service through an unsubscribe link that is contained at the bottom of every newsletter. For further details please see Mailchimp’s privacy policy at https://mailchimp.com/legal/privacy/

Event Tickets

We use Eventbrite for processing tickets for any of our Portal events including the Arts in Education Portal National Day. To purchase a ticket you are asked to provide a first name, surname and an email address. We process this data through Eventbrite for the sole purpose of providing an event ticket – it is not used for any other purpose and is not shared with any other third party.

We may contact you following an event to request some feedback through a survey link but this request will be sent via Eventbrite only. You can at any time ‘opt out’ from receiving communications from us via Eventbrite by clicking the unsubscribe link at the bottom of these emails.

The personal data is held in our Organiser Eventbrite account for a maximum of three months after the event and is then deleted. By purchasing a ticket you are NOT automatically added to our email newsletter.

For further information on Eventbrite’s privacy policy go to https://www.eventbrite.ie/privacypolicy/

Imagery and Video

News Contributions

By sharing a contribution which includes photographs, video or audio where individuals are identifiable with The Arts in Education Portal for the purpose of publication on the portal’s news section, newsletter and social media channels, including guest blogs, you must ensure that you have the right to grant permission to The Arts in Education Portal to use it for the purposes specified above, and that you have the consent of anyone who is identifiable in your contribution or the consent of their parent/guardian if they are under 16.

Project/Partnership Contributions

By making a submission which includes photographs, video or audio where individuals are identifiable to The Arts in Education Portal for the purpose of publication as a feature on the Project/Partnership section of the website which will be shared on the portal’s newsletter and social media channels, you must confirm that you have the relevant consent to grant permission to The Arts in Education Portal to use it for the purposes specified above.

If your submission is successful prior to publishing, the Portal team will require proof of consent through one of the following ways:

a) For projects that have already taken place with existing imagery/video/audio that have consent in place, we would ask the representative to forward the Portal a blank copy of their consent template form along with a statement confirming that the consent given included purposes broad enough to cover the Arts in Education Portal.

b) For projects currently taking place or for those that the existing consent does not extend to include other websites/social media etc. such as the Arts in Education Portal we would require that the portal’s template consent forms below be completed by each participant or of their parent/guardian if they are under 16. These completed consent form must be the returned to the Portal team prior to publication –  these consent forms will be held on file for three years.

The Project/Partnership will not be published without confirming consent of use as outlined above.

Download – Arts in Education Portal Consent Form Template – Project:Partnership – Word.doc

Documentation Award Recipients

By making an application for the Portal Documentation Award where projects will be documented through photographs, video or audio by The Arts in Education Portal team for the purpose of publication on the portal website, newsletter and social media, the Arts in Education Portal will require a portal consent form be completed by each participant or by their parent/guardian if they are under 16. These completed consent forms must be the returned to the Portal team prior to publication – these consent forms will be held on file for three years.

Download – Arts in Education Portal Consent Form Template – Documentation Award – Word doc

Cookies and Online Information

What is a cookie?

A cookie is a small text file that may be stored on your computer or mobile device that contains data related to a website you visit. It may allow a website “remember” your actions or preferences over a period of time, or it may contain data related to the function or delivery of the site. Cookies can be set by the owner of the website or in some cases by third party services whom the website owner allows to present other information, run content or provide other functionality such as analytics.

Further information on cookies can be found at:  http://www.aboutcookies.org

How do I manage or refuse cookies?

If you don’t want us to use cookies when you use our website, you can adjust your internet browser settings not to accept cookies or delete them after your visit. Your web browser’s help function should tell you how to do this. Alternatively, you can find information about how to do this for all the commonly used internet browsers on the website: http://www.aboutcookies.org. This website will also explain how you can delete cookies which are already stored on your device.

First-Party cookies on www.artsineducation.ie:

Essential Cookies:

Functional Cookies – We may collect technical information about your computer, including where available your operating system and browser type, to ensure that content from our site is presented in the most effective manner for your device or computer. We do not make any attempt to connect technical information with any individual’s personal information.

Non-essential Cookies:

Google Analytics tracking

These cookies are used to collect information about how visitors use our site. We use the information to compile reports and to help us improve the site. Examples of the type of information this gives us include: the number of visitors to the site, where visitors have come to the site from and the pages they visited. The cookies collect information in an anonymous form, so we don’t know who is using our site. We use the information on how people use our website to compile reports and to help us improve the site. You can go to http://www.google.com/analytics/learn/privacy.html to find out more about Google Analytics cookies and how to opt-out of them.

Online Advertising

The Arts in Education Portal does from time to time use online advertising to publicise a particular event or opportunity. Our main advertising partner is Facebook – the Arts in Education Portal uses the Facebook advertising platform to create target audiences for these advertisements based on information you have provided Facebook. The Arts in Education Portal does not have access or control of that data. For further information please refer to Facebook’s privacy policy https://www.facebook.com/legal/FB_Work_Privacy.

External Links

Our website does contain links to many other sites and the Arts in Education Portal is not responsible for the privacy practices within any of these other sites. We encourage you to be aware of this when you leave our site and to read the privacy statements on other websites you visit which collect personally identifiable information.

The Arts in Education Portal reserves the right in its sole discretion to amend this privacy policy at any time, and it is your responsibility to regularly check this page to determine if changes have been made since you last visited and to review such changes. We will indicate at the top of this page the date our privacy policy was last revised.

Privacy Concerns

Through our Privacy Policy, The Arts in Education Portal seeks to be as informative and as transparent as possible to ensure that you are aware of how seriously we treat your privacy and security. If you have any questions or concerns on how we collect, retain and process your data, we would be happy to assist – please get in touch by emailing editor@artsineducation.ie.