Mary Immaculate College, Limerick

Privacy and Cookies Statement

This is a statement of the practices of Mary Immaculate College (the “College”) in connection with the capture of personal data on this website (that is all web pages within the domain www.lincprogramme.ie) and the steps taken by the College to respect your privacy. The College is not responsible for the content or privacy practices of other websites which may be accessed through the Mary Immaculate College website. It is College policy to identify clearly links to external websites and it is your responsibility to satisfy yourself as to the adequacy of the practices of linked sites.

General statement

The College fully respects your right to privacy and actively seeks to preserve the privacy rights of those who share information with the College. The College will not collect any personal information about you on this website without your permission, except as may be required or permitted by law. Any personal information which you volunteer to the College will be treated with the highest standards of security and confidentiality, in accordance with the Data Protection Act 1988, The Data Protection (Amendment) Act 2003 and the General Data Protection Regulation.

Collection and use of personal information

Any information which you provide in this way is not made available to any third parties, and is used by the College only in accordance with the purpose for which you provided the information and will only be retained for as long as required for the purpose. This is normally stated on the webpage where the information is requested and should be self-explanatory. However, if you have any specific queries about the purpose for which your information is to be used, you should contact our Data Protection Officer before submitting the information.

Collection and use of technical information

Information on internet traffic is collected routinely by the College and also at other points along the route in the internet (e.g. HEAnet). This technical information is used to ensure the smooth running of the computer network in the College and for statistical or administrative purposes.

No information is collected for the purpose of identifying individual visitors to the website except in so far as this is permitted by law and may be necessary in order to prevent or detect problems or offences in relation to the operation of the website.

The technical details logged are confined to the following items:

    • *IP address of the visitors’ network,
    • *the top-level domain name used (for example .i.e , .com , .org),
    • *the previous website address from which the visitor reached us, including any search terms used,
    • *traffic of visitors around this web site (for example pages accessed),
    • *the type of web browser used by the visitor.

This website uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google, Inc. (‘Google’). Google Analytics uses ‘cookies’, which are text files placed on your computer, to help the web team analyse how users use the site. The information generated by the cookie about your use of the website (including your IP address) will be transmitted to and stored by Google on servers in the United States. Google will use this information for the purpose of evaluating your use of the website, compiling reports on website activity for website operators and providing other services relating to website activity and internet usage. Google may also transfer this information to third parties where required to do so by law, or where such third parties process the information on Google’s behalf. Google will not associate your IP address with any other data held by Google. The retention period for data that is associated with Google Analytics is 26 months. A link to Google analytics data privacy and security page is provided here.

This website uses Facebook Pixel. The Facebook Pixel receives these types of data:

  • Http Headers: Anything present in HTTP headers. HTTP Headers are a standard web protocol sent between any browser request and any server on the internet. HTTP Headers include IP addresses, information about the web browser, page location, document, referrer and person using the website.
  • Pixel-specific Data: Includes Pixel ID and the Facebook Cookie. The Facebook Cookie policy can be accessed at the following link: www.facebook.com/policies/cookies/
  • Button Click Data: Includes any buttons clicked by site visitors, the labels of those buttons and any pages visited as a result of the button clicks.
  • Optional Values: Developers and marketers can optionally choose to send additional information about the visit through conversion tracking. Example custom data events are conversion value, page type, and more.
  • Form Field Names: Includes website field names like ‘email’, ‘address’, ‘quantity’ for when you purchase a product or service. We don’t capture field values unless you include them as part of Advanced Matchingconversion tracking, or user properties.


Pubble Live Chat Messenger in use on the LINC Programme website

Pubble provides the Customer with the Pubble Web Service which is a real time messaging system enabling customer support and communication between the customer and their users. The End User provides certain personal data as part of each communication. The Pubble Web Service enables the Customer to communicate with users simply through an integrated coordinated and real-time cloud-based application. The extent of this data would be name, email & IP address. For about Pubble’s GDPR compliance see here:



Cookies are small pieces of information, stored in simple text files, placed on your computer by a website. Some cookies can be read by the website on your subsequent visits. The information stored in a cookie may relate to your browsing habits on the webpage, or a unique identification number so that the website can ‘remember’ you on your return visit. Other cookies are deleted when you close your browser and only relate to the working of the website. Generally speaking, cookies do not contain personal information from which you can be identified, unless you have furnished such information to the website. When you visit this website, you will see a message informing you about cookies.

Most browsers allow you to turn off cookies or to customise your settings for cookies. To find out how to do this, see the ‘Help’ menu on your browser. Please note that if you turn off cookies or change your settings, some features of this web site may not work correctly.

Mary Immaculate College will make no attempt to identify individual visitors, or to associate the technical details listed above with any individual. It is the policy of the Office never to disclose such technical information in respect of individual website visitors to any third party, unless obliged to disclose such information by a rule of law. The technical information will be used only by Mary Immaculate College, and only for statistical and other administrative purposes.

Your Rights

Pursuant to the General Data Protection Regulation, you have certain rights to obtain a copy of the data held about you. Any such requests should be made in writing to the Data Protection Officer at the address set out below. For further details on your data privacy rights, please refer to www.dataprotection.ie.

This statement should not be construed as a contractual undertaking. The College reserves the right to review and amend this statement at any time without notice and you should therefore re-visit this webpage from time to time.

Queries and Concerns

Any queries or concerns you may have about the processing of personal information on this website should be addressed to:

Prof. Gary O’Brien,
Data Protection Officer,
Mary Immaculate College,
South Circular Road, Limerick

Email: gary.obrien@mic.ul.ie

Telephone: (061) 204567