September 23, 2015

Terms

Terms 

These Terms of Service (“Terms”) govern your use of our Services, client software and website and by use of our Services you agree to be bound by these Terms.  Primaryschools.ie is owned and operated by Access Education Ltd. Access Education Ltd. reserves the right to amend or change these Terms or any other company policy or guideline at any time. These Terms, policies and guidelines should be reviewed regularly by you, since your continued use of the Website, software or Service constitutes your acceptance of such Terms, policies and guidelines.

 

Description of Services

Primaryschools.ie is an online enrolment system for primary schools. Parents may apply to enrol their child in an unlimited number of registered schools, for a particular enrolment year, for a fee of €12.50. No charge will be applied for primaryschools.ie’s other secure services such as the school search or account set-up.

Schools may register for a once-off fee of €20. Schools may receive applications to their secure account, where they may sort and respond to applicants and display school information, such as the enrolment policy.

 

Basic Terms

  1. You are responsible for your use of the Services and for any consequences arising as a result of such use.
  2. If you are accepting these Terms and using the Services on behalf of a school or organization, you confirm that you are authorised to do so.
  3. Schools are responsible for the allocation of pupil places and Access Education Ltd. takes no role or liability in the offering, refusal or deferral of pupil places.

 

Service Performance

A broadband Internet connection is required for proper transmission of the Service. You are responsible for procuring and maintaining the network connections that connect your network to the Service, including, but not limited to, browser software that supports protocols used by Access Education Ltd. You are responsible for ensuring your browser is up to date. We assume no responsibility for the reliability or performance of any connections required to use this service.

Access Education Ltd. will have no liability to you for any loss, interruption, discontinuance or unavailability of its Services for any reason, or for any loss of, or inability to access any content.

 

Privacy

Any information that you provide is subject to our Privacy Policy which sets out the guidelines of how we deal with your personal information.  Information which you store in your personal account will not be accessed by the Access Education Ltd. team without your permission, unless we are required to do so in order to update software, or any other action required in order to maintain, provide and/or improve our Service

 

Passwords

You are responsible for safeguarding the password that you use to access the Services and for any activities or actions under your password. We encourage you to use “strong” passwords (passwords that use a combination of upper and lower case letters, numbers and symbols) with your account. Access Education Ltd. cannot and will not be liable for any loss or damage arising from your failure to comply with the above.

We use reasonable security measures to protect your registration data and content. We cannot, however, guarantee that our best efforts will prevent hackers from illegally accessing the site or its contents. You agree to accept all risks of unauthorised access to any information you provide to Access Education Ltd. and to notify us of any unauthorised or suspicious activity on your account. We will have no liability to you for any unauthorized access or use, corruption, deletion, destruction or loss of any of your content

 

Your account

You are responsible for your account content. You give Access Education Ltd. permission to store your content and back it up. This permission extends to our hosting providers, who are subject to the same confidentiality obligations and data protection laws we are. Your account will stay active until you choose to delete it. We do not endorse, support or guarantee the completeness, truthfulness, accuracy, or reliability of any content or communications posted via the Services.

Accounts which are deemed to be threatening, harassing, libellous, or which victimises or intimidates an individual or group on any grounds, or which in any way infringes upon the legal rights of others, may be deleted or suspended at Access Education Ltd.’s discretion.

An account holder may not impersonate another person, or school or misrepresent their own identity.

Schools may not use the services to send unsolicited commercial bulk emails or use the information given to them by parents for a purpose other than for which it was supplied.

 

Payments and Refunds

Schools may use our Services for a period of 30 days on a free trial basis. After 30 days, schools will be charged a €20 registration fee. There is a 14 day cooling-off period after payment during which schools may delete their account and get a full refund. Please email support@primaryschools.ie to request a refund.

Parents are charged €12.50 per child to apply to an unlimited number of registered schools in any one enrolment year. Sending of an application triggers the payment process. We are obliged to inform you, as per the European Union (Consumer Information, Cancellation and Other Rights) Regulations 2013, that the sending of an application involves your waiving of your right to a 14 day cooling-off period under the Consumer Rights Directive 2014, as the transaction cannot be reversed.

There are no subscription fees.

 

Transaction Currencies

All transactions are processed in Euro.

 

Data Retention

Schools are responsible for their own data retention policies. Your information will stay stored on our servers until you choose to delete it. Data that is shared between a parent and a school, such as an email thread or an application, will exist on our servers until both parties delete their account. If only one party has deleted their account, then this party will no longer have access to this data.

Parent accounts will also stay active until you choose to delete it. Parent accounts may be used over many years to apply to schools for each child in the family. Access Education Ltd. may, at a time in the future, amend this policy to remove accounts which have been inactive for large periods of time. Account holders will be contacted in the event that this policy changes and we wish to delete your account.

 

Termination

A school or parent may delete their account at any time. They may do so by accessing the Delete Account function under their Settings menu of your secure account.

Access Education Ltd. may delete or suspend an account upon non-payment, or if the user breaches our Terms or uses the Services in a manner that may cause us legal liability, disrupt the Services or disrupt others’ use of the Services. We may take any legal and technical remedies necessary to prevent the violation of these Terms.

Access Education Ltd. reserves the right at any time, at its sole discretion and with 30 days’ notice, to suspend, change, permanently withdraw or cancel any or all of its Services.

If Access Education Ltd. permanently terminates or discontinues all or any part of the Service for which you have paid as a parent, before your child has completed the application process by being offered a place in a school, we will refund you. Notwithstanding this commitment, Access Education Ltd. will have no further liability to you.

 

Jurisdiction

Your use of Access Education Ltd. and its Services is subject to all appropriate local, state, national and international regulations and laws. These Terms shall be governed in accordance with the laws of Ireland.

 

Disclaimer

The information available from this site is intended as a guide only and does not purport to be a legal interpretation. The use of this website is at the user’s sole risk. Access Education Ltd. shall have no liability for any loss or damage arising out of negligence or otherwise as a result of, or reliance on the information in this site. This site is subject to change from time to time. While Access Education Ltd. attempts to ensure the correctness and timeliness of all material posted on this site, it takes no responsibility for errors or omissions. Furthermore, Access Education Ltd. disclaims all responsibility for damage or loss arising as a result of the use of information provided herein. In the event of any discrepancy between the version of a document obtained from this website and the designated official version, the designated official version is the authoritative one.

 

Complaints

If you would like to make a complaint or provide feedback on any of Access Education Ltd.’s Services, please contact us at support@primaryschools.ie.