Privacy Notice to students (and their parents/guardians)
This is a statement of the practices of Mount Temple Comprehensive School, Dublin (“Mount
Temple”) of 128 Malahide Road, Clontarf, Dublin 3 in connection with the capture and the use
of personal data and the steps taken by Mount Temple to protect your personal data and respect
your right to privacy.
Mount Temple fully respects your right to privacy and actively seeks to preserve the privacy
rights of all who share information with Mount Temple. Any personal information which you
volunteer to Mount Temple will be treated with the highest standards of security and
confidentiality, in accordance with Irish and European Data Protection legislation. Mount Temple
will process your personal data in accordance with the General Data Protection Regulation (EU)
2016/679 and the Data Protection Act 2018.
1. How and why we collect personal data?
The data we collect from you will be used by Mount Temple in accordance with the purposes
outlined in this privacy notice. We collect personal data via website forms, written application
forms and documents, email and phone enquiries and surveys. We also collect information via
third parties such as primary schools – but only with your consent.
2. The information we collect about you
When you are a student in Mount Temple Comprehensive School we collect and use your
The personal data we collect can include information about your identity and contact details;
images/photo (including CCTV); address and family details; admission/enrolment details;
previous schools; academic progress; PPS number; special educational needs; nationality;
language; religion; medical data; information about behaviour and attendance; information
about health, safety and welfare; financial information (re book grant scheme); and other
relevant personal data.
If you are under 18 years when you enrol, we collect the name, address, contact details and
other information about your parents/guardians. If you are under 18 years, your parent/guardian
is consulted and asked to give consent for certain things like taking your photograph, going on
school trips etc.
3. How we use your information and the legal basis
In order for the use of personal data to be lawful, it should be processed on the basis of either
the consent of an individual concerned or another legal basis as set out in the General Data
Protection Regulation or in the Data Protection Act 2018.
Mount Temple will ensure that your data is processed fairly and lawfully in keeping with the
principles of data protection and will process personal data under various legal bases depending
on the purpose for which the data is collected.
We use your personal data for purposes including:
§ your application for enrolment;
§ to provide you with appropriate education and support and to monitor your academic progress;
§ to care for your health and well-being;
§ to care for our staff and students;
§ to process grant applications
§ to coordinate, evaluate, fund and organise educational programmes;
§ to comply with our legal obligations as an education body;
§ to comply with our monitoring and reporting obligations to Government bodies,
§ to process appeals, resolve disputes, and defend litigation etc.
§ to track student accomplishment and progress after leaving Mount Temple and to stay in
touch with past pupils
4. Who we share your information with?
We share your personal data with third parties, including other Government bodies.
This includes the National Education and Welfare Board, State Examinations Commission,
the Department of Education and Skills, NCSE, TUSLA, An Garda Síochána, HSE, the
Department of Employment and Social Protection, the Revenue Commissioners etc.
The level of sharing and the nature of what is shared depend on various factors. The
Government bodies to which we transfer your personal data will use your personal data for
their own purposes (including to verify other information they already hold about you, etc)
and they may aggregate it with other information they already hold about you and your
family. We also share your personal data with other third parties including our insurance
company and other service providers (including IT providers, security providers, legal
advisors etc), We are legally required to provide certain records relating to the progress of
a student (under 18 years) in his/her education to the student’s parents/guardians, including
results of examinations, attendance at school, etc. .
5. We do not transfer your personal data to a third country or international
organisation, except in the case of the Organization for Economic Cooperation and
Development, who may, following requests by the Department of Education, and
with prior parent/guardian approval, engage in testing for international comparative
6. We do not engage in automated decision making/profiling.
7. How long we hold your data
Some personal data is only kept for a short period (e.g. We will destroy at the end of an
academic year because it is no longer needed). Some data we retain for a longer period (e.g.
retained after you leave or otherwise finish your studies with Mount Temple) as is required or
allowed by legislation.
8. You have the following statutory rights that can be exercised at any time:
(a) Right to complain to supervisory authority.
(b) Right of access.
(c) Right to rectification.
(d) Right to be forgotten.
(e) Right to restrict processing.
(f) Right to data portability.
(g) Right to object and automated decision making/profiling.
CCTV cameras are in operation throughout Mount Temple in order to provide enhanced
protection for students’ staff and visitors as well as school buildings and facilities in the context
of the schools’ grounds
You can find more information in our CCTV policy.
Photographs or videos of students may be taken at official events such as graduation
ceremonies. Where the use of photographs or video may not be reasonably expected by
individuals Mount Temple will seek consent to publish photographs or video where it is practical
to do so. Individuals have the right to object to the use of their photographs and should contact
the event organiser in the first instance, or see contact details below. The school journal has a
consent form which requires parental/guardian consent (including an opt out clause) in regard
to the use of photos/video etc.
If you have any queries relating to the processing of your personal data or if you wish to make
a complaint or escalate an issue relating to any of your rights you can contact:
Finally if you are not satisfied with the information we have provided to you in relation to the
processing of your data or you can also make a complaint to the Data Protection Commissioner
via the link in their website Making a Complaint to the DPC