Terms and Conditions

1. Definitions for Website Use

1.1 Service(s) shall mean any or all of the website and other services provided by The Dublin Academy of Education.

1.2 The User relates to the individual who will use the Service under the terms and conditions described herein.

1.3 Payment Service Provider refers to the Company responsible for collecting payments from the User in return for access to the Service(s).

1.4 The Website refers exclusively to The Dublin Academy of Education website at www.dublinacademy.ie

2. Customer Satisfaction Agreement

2.1 If payment for the Service is made by cheque or bank transfer then the application will be processed only when we have received confirmation of the cleared payment.

2.2 All orders are accepted on the basis that the individual who is placing the order is liable for payment.

3. Payment

3.1 The User will not be asked to pay for the Service until he/she has entered all the required information on the system.

3.2 All orders are accepted on the basis that the individual who is placing the order is liable for payment.

3.3 All services are non-refundable, except in extenuating circumstances; to be decided by management.

3.4 Refunds are only offered in the event that the School is unable to run the course for which a customer has registered.

3.5 In the event of unexcused absenteeism refunds will not be offered.

3.6 In the event of a cancellation it is not the policy of the school to return or refund fees/ deposits paid, except in extenuating circumstances: to be decided by management.

3.7 The School does not operate a minimum age policy for purchases.

3.8 Please note: Only one voucher can be used per subject/course.

4. Terms of use

The Website User will be expected to comply with The Dublin Academy of Education Terms of Use Policy as amended, modified or updated from time to time.

5. Website Use & Liability

5.1 The Website User undertakes to ensure that all information has been entered onto the system accurately and in full.

5.2 Regarding website use, The Dublin Academy of Education shall not be responsible any loss of data resulting from delays, corruption of data, non-deliveries, mis-deliveries or service interruptions.

5.3 Regarding website use, Except to the extent of The Dublin Academy of Education gross negligence or wilful misconduct, neither The Dublin Academy of Education nor any of its subsidiaries or network service providers will be responsible for any unauthorised access to the Users account details or for unauthorised access to or alteration, theft or destruction of User information as a result of a breach in security, or through accidental or divisive means.

5.4 In no event will The Dublin Academy of Education be liable or responsible to Users of the Service for any type of incidental, punitive, direct, indirect or consequential damages, including, but not limited to, loss of revenue, lost profits, replacement goods, loss of technology, rights or services, loss of data, or interruption or loss of use of service or equipment, even if advised of the possibility of such damages, whether arising under theory of contract, tort (including negligence), product liability, strict liability or otherwise.

5.5 Regarding website use, and notwithstanding anything to the contrary in this agreement, The Dublin Academy of Education maximum liability under this agreement for all damages, losses, costs and causes of actions from any and all claims (whether in contract, tort, including negligence, quasi-contract, statutory or otherwise) shall not exceed the actual euro amount paid by the Customer for the Services which gave rise to such damages, losses and causes of actions.

6. Indemnification

6.1 Users of the service agree to indemnify and hold harmless The Dublin Academy of Education (including, but not limited to, The Dublin Academy of Education officers, agents, partners, employees and subsidiaries) from any claim arising from the User or any third party as a result of using the Service.employees and subsidiaries from any claim arising from the User or any third party as a result of using the Service.

6.2 The Service is provided on an as is, as available basis without warranties of any kind, either express or implied, including, but not limited to, warranties of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose or non-infringement.

6.3 The Dublin Academy of Education expressly disclaims any representation or warranty that the Service will be error-free, secure or uninterrupted.

6.4 No oral advice or written information provided or published on the website by The Dublin Academy of Education or its employees will create a warranty; nor may Users rely on any such information for advice. The Dublin Academy of Education and its partners and suppliers will not be liable for any cost or damage arising either directly or indirectly from any transaction or use of the Service.

7. Website Use & Limited Warranties

7.1 Full compliance will be made with Data Protection and high standards of privacy protection at all times, as part of the Privacy Protection Policy. The User agrees to use the Service and any information obtained through or from The Dublin Academy of Education at his/her own risk.

7.2 The User acknowledges that The Dublin Academy of Education exercises no control over what information is entered into the system and accepts no responsibility for the information transmitted through the use of an internet based service.

7.3 The information set out within the Website and as part of the website service is provided in good faith and on the understanding that neither The Dublin Academy of Education nor any of its employees, partners or subsidiaries are engaged in rendering legal advice.

8. Force Majeure

No failure or omission between The Dublin Academy of Education and the User to carry out or observe the terms and conditions of this agreement shall give rise to any claim against the other party if such failure or omission is the result of an event that is outside the reasonable control of that party (a Force Majeure Event).

9. Severance

If any provision of this Agreement is held to be invalid or unenforceable, such provision shall be struck out and the remaining provisions shall remain in force.

10. Use of data

Any data inputed to this website or via phone call or in person at the school may be used for marketing purposes, unless requested otherwise. The term data includes names, phone numbers, email addresses and addresses. If a user requires their data removed from our system they can contact us to do so.

11. Governing Law and Jurisdiction

The provisions set forth in this agreement shall be governed and construed by Irish State Law, and each party agrees to submit to the exclusive jurisdiction of Irish Courts.

12. Anti-Bullying Policy

This policy is informed by the Mission Statement of The Dublin Academy of Education which aims to develop the physical, intellectual, moral and emotional well-being of the students and to foster a sense of community in the school.
Statement of Rights Every person in The Dublin Academy of Education has the right to pursue his or her learning, teaching, work and leisure free from intimidation from any other person in the school and in the surrounding community.
Policy Objectives

  • To create an awareness of bullying as a form of unacceptable behaviour.
  • To create a school ethos which encourages the disclosure and discussion of incidents of bullying behaviour.
  • To develop procedures for noting and reporting incidents of bullying behaviour.
  • To develop procedures for investigating and dealing with incidents of bullying behaviour.
  • To develop programmes of support for those involved in bullying behaviour and those affected by it.

Definition of Bullying Bullying is repeated aggression, verbal, physical or psychological, conducted by an individual or group against others. (D.E.S. Guidelines on Countering Bullying in Primary and Post Primary Schools. September 1993.) Bullying includes hurtful words or gestures, repeated name-calling, exclusion or isolation of a person by another person or group of people, physical aggression, mimicry, interference with property.Bullying behaviour by any member of the school community will, by its very nature, undermine the necessary secure and safe teaching and learning environment to which The Dublin School of Grinds aspires.
Detection, Awareness and Reporting The prevention of bullying requires the co-operation of students, staff, parents and Board of Management.

  • Students are encouraged to report bullying to teachers or any adult in the school.
  • Non-teaching staff members who are in contact with students will be asked to report incidents to the School Director.
  • Teachers will report all incidents of bullying to the School Director.

Investigation Procedures
Where an incident of bullying is observed by or reported to a member of staff the following measures will be taken:

  • A  report of the incident/allegation will be given to the School Director.
  • The School Director will investigate reported incidents of alleged bullying at the earliest opportunity.
  • Persons involved in or witnessing alleged incidents of bullying will be asked to give an account of the incident. This does not necessarily imply that these persons have engaged in bullying behaviour.
  • Questioning and investigation will be sensitive to the needs of those involved.
  • Parents are encouraged to contact the School Director immediately if they suspect or know that a child is being bullied. Parents are encouraged to keep a record of any incidents of bullying, noting who, what, when and where.
  • Investigation of incidents of alleged bullying will be conducted in a manner that affords full rights to those concerned in accordance with natural justice.
  • No absolute guarantee of confidentiality can be given to a person making a complaint.

Dealing with Bullying These procedures are intended to reassure any student who is being bullied that he/she will be listened to and his/her case will be dealt with seriously. They are also intended to enable those involved to recognise the serious nature of bullying and to dissuade them from participating in or supporting bullying behaviour.

  • A record of bullying incidents will be maintained by the School Director in a designated Bullying Incident file.
  • Parents will be informed their childs involvement in serious incidents of bullying.
  • Appropriate sanctions will be imposed in accordance with the schools Code of Behaviour.
  • Retaliation against students or others, following or during an investigation will be regarded as a very serious breach of discipline and will merit appropriate sanction.
  • Those who have been subjected to bullying will be supported.
  • Those who have been found to have engaged in bullying will be encouraged to recognise the inappropriateness of such behaviour and the seriousness of its effects on others.
  • Parents may be involved in putting in place strategies to correct the offending behaviour and support those affected by it.
  • Further intervention may be deemed appropriate when instances of bullying occur. This may involve counselling by outside professionals. The objective of such intervention will be the restoration of confidence and self-esteem in both perpetrator and victim.

Disciplinary Procedures Sanctions and disciplinary procedures imposed in instances of bullying behaviour will have as their priority:

  • The health and safety of the victim
  • Preservation of the anti-bullying ethos of the school
  • The interests of the general student body
  • Prevention of further occurrences
  • Reconciliation between the parties to the bullying incident
  • The effect on the perpetrator

13. Absenteeism

It is not The Dublin Academy of Education policy to contact parents regarding student absenteeism.