Privacy policy

Alliance Française de Cork (“AFC” or “We”) is a Registered Irish Charity whose activity is not-for-profit. AFC fully respects your right to privacy and actively seeks to preserve the privacy rights of data subjects who share information with AFC (“You”) and to comply with the GDPR 2018’s requirements. AFC  located at Enterprise House 2ndFloor, 36 Mary Street, Cork,T12 RCY9 is the controller of your personal data. You can contact us by postal mail, by email at info@alliancefrancaisecork.comor by phone at (021) 431 0677.

This Privacy Policy explains how We may process your personal data. It may be amended or updated from time to time to reflect changes in our practises or changes in applicable law, so please check it regularly for updates. 

What information do We collect and when?

We may process the following categories of personal data :


Why Do We Process Personal Data?

We may process your personal data for the following purposes as part of the execution of the contract between You and us:

We may also process your personal data for the following purposes on the basis of our legitimate interests or of your consent: 

Finally, We can process your personal data where the processing is required by applicable law (i.e. compliance with our legal and regulatory obligations). 

How long We keep your personal data ? 

Storage period: Our records of personal data are kept for the period that is strictly necessary to reach the purpose of the personal data processing. During this period your personal data may be processed by us. We only store personal data strictly necessary for the purpose of the processing. Archiving period: After the end of the storage period and before deletion or anonymization, the records of personal data may be kept for administrative purposes pursuant to an applicable legal obligation or statutes of limitation (e.g. legal actions), if applicable. 

Personal data used for marketing campaign purpose are stored 12 months as from your last enrolment or purchase. We do not store and archive your credit card details after a payment is made.  

Do We Share Personal Data?

We do not sell, lease, rent or otherwise disclose your personal data to third parties unless otherwise stated below:

International transfer of personal data 

We may need to transfer your personal data to third parties, as indicated in the paragraph before, in connection with the purposes set out in this privacy policy (i.e. SYNERGY is located in Australia, STRIPE and CLOVER are located in USA). For this reason, We may transfer your personal data to recipients located outside of the EEA who are not in adequate jurisdictions or binded by the Privacy Shield, We do so on the basis of standard agreement approved by relevant authorities or binding corporate rules. 

How Do We Address the Privacy of Children?

Our Courses and Products are typically intended for general audiences. AFC does not  knowingly collect information of children under the age of 18 years old without the consent of their parents or guardians. 

We do not process the personal data of a child for purposes of direct marketing. 

What Steps Are Taken to Safeguard Personal Data and keep them accurate?

We implement appropriate technical and organisational security measures to protect your personal data (e.g. access log, limited file access rights etc.).

We also take every reasonable step to ensure that your personal data are kept accurate and up-to-date and are erased or rectified if We become aware of inaccuracies (e.g. ask you to confirm your address email or phone number for a re-enrolment in a Course). 

What Are Your Rights and How exercise them?

You have the following rights regarding personal data that AFC processes about You: 


We may require proof of your identity before We can give effect to these rights. 

How Do We Use Cookies and Web Beacons?

AFC uses cookies, web beacons and other similar technologies to operate and improve our websites. Please visit our Cookies Policy for more details. 

Email Newsletter and Direct Marketing

AFC uses its email newsletter to notify subscribers of events, activities and cultural events. We may also process your personal data to contact you with information regarding (i) our Courses, Products that may be interested to you and kind similar to those you already bought; and (ii) our non-commercial events. You may unsubscribe for free at any time. 


Last update : March 2019. 


Contact us

Enterprise House, 36 Mary Street,
Cork, T12 RCY9.
Telephone: (021) 431 0677

Opening hours

Opening HoursMonday: 9.30 – 18.30
Tuesday: 9.30 – 18.30
Wednesday: 9.30 – 18.30
Thursday: 9.30 – 18.30
Friday: 9.30 – 18.30
Saturday: 9.00 – 12:30 13:30 – 16.30

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