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Privacy & Cookie Policy

This is the privacy policy ("Privacy Policy") for Dublin Business School part of the Kaplan family of educational companies.

This Privacy Policy describes how we treat personal data received about you when you visit the DBS website or otherwise. Please read this Privacy Policy carefully, because by visiting or using this site or contracting with us, you agree to its terms. This Privacy Policy applies only to this website, and not to the web sites of other Kaplan companies.

We may revise this Privacy Policy from time to time. We will notify you of any important changes by posting a notice on all Privacy Policy links. If you see a notice of change, please check the Privacy Policy, because your continued use of the site after we post the change means you have agreed to the new terms.

Collection of your personal data

We collect your personal data when you ask for information about our courses or study materials, when you submit your answers to our assessment quizzes or surveys, when you enrol in one of our courses or order study materials.

To process your enquiries and assessment quizzes or surveys, we collect your name, email and postal addresses, daytime phone number, and, if applicable, company and type of business.
To process enrolments and orders, we ask for your name, email and postal addresses, daytime phone number, company name and address, training manager's name, mobile and home telephone numbers, date of birth, professional certification or registration information, if any, and credit or debit card information.

We and other Kaplan companies may also use your postal and email addresses to send you information about further professional training, and other services or products similar to those you have ordered from us, or to send you an invitation to solicit such information from our sibling Kaplan educational companies. If you do not wish us to send you this additional information, you can let us know by following the opt-out instructions that we include in every email, or by sending us notice of your preferences through the mechanisms listed in the section below entitled Your Ability to Choose.

Sharing your data

We will need to use your data to perform our obligations and exercise our rights under agreements made with you and to inform you of feedback and exam results.

If you have enrolled in our courses through your employer, we will share your data and course attendance and test results with your employer.

If you enrol in any of our programmes, we will share your data with ACCA. Please note that this is limited to sharing individual data only with the relevant institution.

We will share your personal data only with the service providers who help us run this DBS site or fulfil your requests and with other Kaplan group companies to enable processing and administration of study material orders or to enable them to inform you about services and products which may be of interest to you. We may also need to disclose your personal data to third parties when we, in our sole discretion, believe it is necessary to comply with the law, to enforce our User Agreement or this Privacy Policy, or in connection with a sale or transfer of Dublin Business School.

Your ability to choose

As mentioned above, we may use your email or postal address to send you information on obtaining or maintaining your professional qualification, or other services or products we or other Kaplan companies think might interest you. We also may share your data with other Kaplan companies. If you do not wish to receive such information from us or other Kaplan companies, or you do not wish us to share your data in this manner, you can let us know by emailing us at or sending your request by post to:

Attention: Privacy Inquiry
Dublin Business School
13/14 Aungier Street
Dublin 2

Privacy and cookies

Like most companies, we use cookies on this website (http://www.dbs.ie). This Cookie Notice provides you regarding what cookies we may set when you visit this website and how to accept or reject those cookies.

What is a cookie?

A cookie is a simple text file that is stored on your computer or mobile device by a website's server. Only that server will be able to retrieve or read the contents of that cookie. Each cookie is unique to your web browser. It will contain some anonymous information such as a unique identifier as well as the site name. Cookies may be set by the website you are visiting ("first party cookies") or they may be set by other websites who run content on the page you are viewing ("third party cookies").

How are cookies used?

Cookies do lots of different jobs, including letting you navigate between pages efficiently, storing your preferences, and generally improving your experience of a website. Most websites you visit will use cookies to improve your user experience by enabling that website to "remember" you, either for the duration of your visit (using a "session cookie") or for repeat visits (using a "persistent cookie").

If a website doesn't use cookies, it will think you are a visiting the website for the first time every time you move to a new page on the site - for example, when you enter your login details and move to another page the website won't recognise you and it won't be able to keep you logged in.

Some websites will also use cookies to enable them to target their advertising or marketing messages based, for example, on your location and/or browsing habits.

Managing Cookies

Except for cookies which are essential for the functioning of this website or to provide you with functionalities you request, you can choose to accept or decline cookies. Most web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser setting to decline cookies if you prefer. This may prevent you from taking full advantage of this website.  Please understand that if you manage your cookie preferences, the tool will place a cookie on your device to allow your choices to be honoured.  Please note that if you delete or remove cookies from your device, you will also remove this preference cookie and you will have to renew your choices.

Different web browsers may use different methods for managing cookies.  Please follow the instructions below from the web browser manufacturer directly to configure your settings.[1]

 

Cookie settings in Firefox
Cookie settings in Chrome
Cookie settings in Safari and iOS
Cookie Setting in Internet Explorer

Alternatively, you may wish to visit http://www.aboutcookies.org/, which contains comprehensive information on how to accept or decline cookies on a wide variety of browsers.

If you want to delete any cookies that are already on your computer, please refer to the instructions for your file management software to locate the file or directory that stores cookies. If you want to prevent cookies from being stored on your computer in the future, please refer to your browser manufacturer’s instructions by clicking ‘Help’ in your browser menu.

Please be aware that restricting cookies from this website may impact the functionality of a website.  Many of the interactive functions offered by a website are dependent on cookies and disabling or blocking cookies can prevent these services from working or result in an inferior web experience.

Key Concepts

There are a number of types of cookies: session cookies, persistent cookies, first-party cookies and third-party cookies.

• Session cookies: These cookies link your actions on this website to our data system and are used for a number of reasons, such as remembering which pages you visited while browsing this website. The session cookies expire as soon as the browser is closed, so no information is stored permanently.
 
• Persistent cookies: These cookies remember your preferences or actions across this website and help us to provide you with information that is relevant to you in the future. The information collected can be used to track actions across multiple browser sessions.
 
• First-party cookies: These cookies are set and handled directly by us. They cannot be accessed or read by any other website.
 
• Third-party cookies: These are cookies for which we have given a separate website permission to use on this website. They allow the separate website to record certain actions you take on this website.
 

Categories of cookies?

The cookies used by our website, or that will be used in the future, are classified as follows:

• Strictly necessary
• Performance
• Functionality
• Targeting

Explanations of each category and the cookies that Dublin Business School uses in each category are detailed next.

Strictly necessary

Some cookies are strictly necessary in order to enable you to move around the website and fully use its features. Without these cookies, we will not be able to provide certain features, such as automatically signing in to protected areas.

Name of Cookie

Description

Ecommerce

The DBS website uses EcommerceSSO, EcommerceSSO1, FedAuth and FedAuth1 to maintain your user session whilst you are completing a purchase.

StsSiteCookie

The DBS website uses StsSiteCookiewhich is an authentication cookie stored on the users machine to determine if they are already logged in and sends user back to the SharePoint site.

ASP.NET

The DBS website uses ASP.NET to allow web servers to respond to your actions on the website. The website wouldn't work for you without it.

Region

This is a session cookie. It directs a visitor to the selected country location.

 

Performance

Performance cookies can be used to help us provide you with a better user experience. Information supplied by these cookies helps us to understand how our visitors use the DBS website so that we can improve how we present our content to you. They also allow us to test different design ideas for particular pages, such as the DBS homepage. We generally contract with independent measurement and research companies to perform these services for us and when this is the case, these cookies may be set by a third party company (third party cookies).

Google Analytics

• _utma, _utmb, _utmc, _utmz 
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 our site. These cookies collect information in an anonymous form, including the number of visitors to the site, where visitors have come to the site from and the pages they visited.

• _utma
This cookie expires 2 years after your last visit.

• _utmb
This cookie expires 30 minutes after your visit, or after 30 minutes of inactivity.

• _utmc
This cookie expires when you close your browser

• _utmz
This cookie expires 6 months after it was last set.

For Google's privacy policy in respect of Google Analytics, please refer to http://www.google.com/analytics/learn/privacy.html.
You may opt out of Google Analytics by visiting https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl+en=GB.

Functionality

Functionality cookies record information about choices you've made and allow us to tailor the website to you. For example, we may use cookies to save your location preference. 
Functionality cookies may also take the form of Flash cookies, which are stored in your Adobe Flash Player rather than on your web browser.

 

Name of Cookie

Description

Kampyle

The DBS website uses Kampyle to collect feedback on product pages, helping us to excel in online lead generation, optimise our landing pages and overcome form abandonment.


Opt-out of Kampyle cookies.

Targeting

A certain amount of our advertising is tailored to the individual user. We use cookies to work out what advertising might be most relevant to you, based on the areas you look at on our sites and your IP address geo-location. The table below provides links to the individual ad serving partners opt-out mechanisms:

Name of Cookie

Description

DoubleClick

The DBS website uses Doubleclick cookies. These are used to help us and our advertisers see which advertisements you click on and interact with. Each individual advertiser uses its own tracking cookies and the data taken is not confidential or interchangeable.


Opt-out of Google Analytics cookies.

Google Remarketing

The DBS website uses Remarketing cookies. Google Remarketing allows us and our advertisers to advertise relevant information to users. Remarketing cookie lists are stored in a database on Google's servers, which store all the cookie IDs associated with each list.


Opt-out of Google Analytics cookies.

 

Embedded content
Interaction with external social networks and platforms:This website uses social media widgets and other sharing tools to enable visitors to engage with content from our Site on various platforms (Twitter, LinkedIn, ShareThis, Facebook, etc.).  We do not control the dissemination of these cookies.  To understand how and what information is collected and what cookies are set by these third parties, please refer to the privacy policy for the appropriate forum.  Generally speaking, however, you may disable third party cookies by adjusting your browser settings – instructions may be found at:

http://www.aboutcookies.org/ShareThis
http://www.sharethis.com/privacy
LinkedIn  http://www.linkedin.com/static?key=privacy_policy
Twitter http://twitter.com/privacy
Facebook http://www.facebook.com/about/privacy

[1] These links are to third party sites over which we have no control – no liability can be claimed if they are inaccurate.

What to do if you don't want cookies to be set?

If you prefer, it is possible to block some or all cookies or even to delete cookies that have already been set; but you need to be aware that you might lose some functions of that website. To do this, please follow the instructions below which outline "how to turn off cookies on your browser". There are also instructions in each category of cookies above which give information on how to opt out of some individually, for example Google Analytics.

How to turn off cookies on your web browser for all websites?

All recent versions of popular browsers give users a level of control over cookies

Users can set their browsers to accept or reject all, or certain, cookies. Users can also set their browser to prompt them each time a cookie is offered. The main browser types and instructions on how to turn off cookies for ALL sites, not just DBS are available on the aboutcookies.org website.

We recommend that if you do find the use of cookies intrusive that you follow the instructions on this website and turn them off for all websites, not just for DBS.