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Privacy Policy

Welcome to https://.leir.ie (the "Site"). We understand that privacy online is important to users of our Site, especially when conducting business. This statement governs our privacy policies with respect to those users of the Site ("Visitors") who visit without transacting business and Visitors who register to transact business on the Site and make use of the various services offered by Leir Education (collectively, "Services") ("Authorized Customers").

"Personally, Identifiable Information"

refers to any information that identifies or can be used to identify, contact, or locate the person to whom such information pertains, including, but not limited to, name, address, phone number, fax number, email address, financial profiles, social security number, and credit card information. Personally, Identifiable Information does not include information that is collected anonymously (that is, without identification of the individual user) or demographic information not connected to an identified individual.

What Personally Identifiable Information is collected?

We may collect basic user profile information from all of our Visitors. We collect the following additional information from our Authorized Customers: the names, addresses, phone numbers and email addresses of Authorized Customers, the nature and size of the business, and the nature and size of the advertising inventory that the Authorized Customer intends to purchase or sell.

What organizations are collecting the information?

In addition to our direct collection of information, our third-party service vendors (such as credit card companies, clearinghouses and banks) who may provide such services as credit, insurance, and escrow services may collect this information from our Visitors and Authorized Customers. We do not control how these third parties use such information, but we do ask them to disclose how they use personal information provided to them from Visitors and Authorized Customers. Some of these third parties may be intermediaries that act solely as links in the distribution chain, and do not store, retain, or use the information given to them.

How does the Site Use Personally Identifiable Information?

We use Personally Identifiable Information to customize the Site, to make appropriate service offerings, and to fulfil buying and selling requests on the Site. We may email Visitors and Authorized Customers about research or purchase and selling opportunities on the Site or information related to the subject matter of the Site. We may also use Personally Identifiable Information to contact Visitors and Authorized Customers in response to specific inquiries, or to provide requested information.

With whom may the information may be shared?

Personally, Identifiable Information about Authorized Customers may be shared with other Authorized Customers who wish to evaluate potential transactions with other Authorized Customers. We may share aggregated information about our Visitors, including the demographics of our Visitors and Authorized Customers, with our affiliated agencies and third-party vendors. We also offer the opportunity to "opt out" of receiving information or being contacted by us or by any agency acting on our behalf.

How is Personally Identifiable Information stored?

Personal identifiable information collected by Leir Education is securely stored and is not accessible to third parties or employees of Leir Education except for use as indicated above.

What choices are available to Visitors regarding collection, use and distribution of the information?

Visitors and authorized customers may opt out of receiving unsolicited information from or being contacted by us and/or our vendors and affiliated agencies by responding to emails as instructed, or by contacting us at 18 Eyre Street, Newbridge, County Kildare, W12 C795

Are Cookies Used on the Site?

Cookies are used for a variety of reasons. We use Cookies to obtain information about the preferences of our Visitors and the services they select. We also use Cookies for security purposes to protect our Authorized Customers. For example, if an Authorized Customer is logged on and the site is unused for more than 10 minutes, we will automatically log the Authorized Customer off.

How does Leir Education use login information?

Leir Education Limited uses login information, including, but not limited to, IP addresses, ISPs, and browser types, to analyse trends, administer the site, track a user's movement and use, and gather broad demographic information.

What partners or service providers have access to Personally Identifiable Information from Visitors and/or Authorized Customers on the Site?

Leir Education has entered into and will continue to enter into partnerships and other affiliations with a number of vendors. Such vendors may have access to certain Personally Identifiable Information on a need to know basis for evaluating Authorized Customers for service eligibility. Our privacy policy does not cover their collection or use of this information. Disclosure of Personally Identifiable Information to comply with law. We will disclose Personally Identifiable Information to comply with a court order or subpoena or a request from a law enforcement agency to release information. We will also disclose Personally Identifiable Information when reasonably necessary to protect the safety of our Visitors and Authorized Customers.

How does the Site keep Personally Identifiable Information secure?

All of our employees are familiar with our security policy and practices. The Personally Identifiable Information of our Visitors and Authorized Customers is only accessible to a limited number of qualified employees who are given a password in order to gain access to the information. We audit our security systems and processes on a regular basis. Sensitive information, such as credit card numbers or social security numbers, is protected by encryption protocols, in place to protect information sent over the Internet. While we take commercially reasonable measures to maintain a secure site, electronic communications and databases are subject to errors, tampering and break-ins, and we cannot guarantee or warrant that such events will not take place and we will not be liable to Visitors or Authorized Customers for any such occurrences.

How can Visitors correct any inaccuracies in Personally Identifiable Information?

Visitors and Authorized Customers may contact us to update Personally Identifiable Information about them or to correct any inaccuracies by emailing us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Can a Visitor delete or deactivate Personally Identifiable Information collected by the Site?

We provide visitor or authorized customers with a mechanism to delete/deactivate personally identifiable information from the site's database by contacting. However, because of backups and records of deletions, it may be impossible to delete a visitor's entry without retaining some residual information. An individual who requests to have Personally Identifiable Information deactivated will have this information functionally deleted, and we will not sell, transfer, or use Personally Identifiable Information relating to that individual in any way moving forward.

What happens if the Privacy Policy Changes?

We will let our visitors and authorized customers know about changes to our privacy policy by posting such changes on the Site. However, if we are changing our privacy policy in a manner that might cause disclosure of personally identifiable information that a visitor or authorized customer, partner or associate has previously requested not be disclosed, we will contact such visitor or authorized customer to allow such visitor or authorized customer to prevent such disclosure.

Links:

https://leir.ie contains links to other web sites. Please note that when you click on one of these links, you are moving to another web site. We encourage you to read the privacy statements of these linked sites as their privacy policies may differ from ours.

Terms and conditions of use

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Terms and Conditions of use

These terms and conditions (“Terms”) apply to the entire contents of the website under the domain name www.leir.ie and at other websites through which Leir Education Limited (“Company”) provides the Services (collectively the “Website”). Please read these terms carefully before using the Website. Using the Website indicates that you accept these terms and conditions regardless of whether or not you choose to work or partner with us. If you do not accept these terms, please do not use the Website.

For the purposes of these Terms, the “Services” means the online business offering that facilitates host families, partners and customers in arranging host family accommodation in each format as described and or required.

1. Introduction

  1. You may access most areas of the Website without registering your details with us. Certain areas of the Website may only be open to you if you register as a member from our site by clicking on https://www.leir.ie/home/host-family-registration
  2. By accessing any part of the Website, you shall be deemed to have accepted this legal notice in full. If you do not accept this legal notice in full you must leave the Website immediately.
  3. The Company may revise these Terms and conditions at any time by updating it here. You should check the Website from time to time to review the then current legal notice, because it is binding on you. Certain provisions of this legal notice may be superseded by expressly designated legal notices or terms located on particular pages within the Website.

2. Licence

  1. You are permitted to print and download extracts from the Website for your own use on the following basis:

i. No documents or related graphics on the Website are modified in any way;
ii. No graphics on the Website are used separately from the corresponding text or the impression is given that they are the property of somebody other the that of the “Company”
iii. the Company's copyright and trade mark notices and this permission notice appear in all copies.

  1. Unless otherwise stated, the copyright and other intellectual property rights on all material on the Website (including without limitation photographs, document, concepts, courses, programs and graphical images) are owned by the Company. For the purposes of this legal notice, any use of extracts from the Website other than in accordance with clause 2.1 for any purpose is prohibited. If found to be in breach of any of the terms in this legal notice, your permission to use the Website automatically terminates and you must immediately destroy any downloaded or printed extracts from the Website, further to this the Company reserve the right to peruse any matter deemed in beech of these terms and conditions legally through the courts or as it may see fit.
  2. Subject to clause 2.1, no part of the Website may be reproduced or stored within any other website or included in any public or private electronic format, hard copy or substitute service without the express written permission from the Company prior to going ‘Live’.
  3. Any rights not expressly granted to you in these terms and conditions are reserved by the Company.

3. Your Use of the Website

  1. You may not attempt to gain unauthorised access to any portion or feature of the Website or to any other systems or networks connected to the Website or to any of Leir Education Limited’s products, services, programs, contacts or concepts as may be offered on or through the Website, by hacking, password “mining” or any other illegitimate means and or without full permission from the Company.
  2. You may not reverse look-up, trace or seek to trace any information on any other user of or visitor to the Website, including but not limited to or any other client of Leir Education Limited, including any account information which is not owned by you, to its source, or exploit the Website or any service or information made available or offered by or through the Website, in any way where the purpose is to reveal any information, including but not limited to personal identification or information, other than your own information as provided for by the Website.
  3. You may not use the Website or any material contain therein for any purpose that is unlawful or prohibited or limited by these Terms and conditions, to solicit the performance of any illegal activity or other activity which infringes the rights of the company, its owners, directors, staff, employees, partners or any individual, organisation, partners or others which maybe associates of or the company and the website.
  4. You agree not to modify the software underlying the Website in any manner or form or to use modified versions of such software, including (without limitation) for the use of obtaining unauthorised or access to the Website.
  5. Where we request registration information from you, you will provide us with true, accurate, current, and complete information.
  6. Use of the Website is subject to existing laws and legal process. Nothing contained in these Terms and conditions shall limit our right to comply with governmental, court, and law-enforcement requests or requirements relating to your use of the Website. 

4. Data Protection

  1. The Company as a legal entity shall comply with its obligations as a controller of data in relation to your personal information pursuant to the Data Protection Acts 1988-2003 and as required all and any subsequent revisions and or updates

5. Privacy Statement

  1. Use of the Website and all of the information that we collect from you, such as registration, application and banking information is subject to our privacy policy as available on the Website.

6. Service access

  1. While the Company endeavours to ensure that the Website is normally available 24/7 the Company shall not be liable if for any reason the Website is unavailable at any time or for any period.
  2. Access to the Website may be suspended temporarily and without notice in the case of system failure, maintenance or repair or for reasons beyond the Company's control.

7. Visitor material and conduct

  1. Other than personally identifiable information any material you transmit or post to the Website shall be considered non-confidential and non-proprietary. The Company are under no obligation with respect to such material. The Company and its designees shall be free to copy, disclose, distribute, incorporate and otherwise use such material and all data, images, sounds, text and other things embodied therein for all commercial or non-commercial purposes as it may see fit.
  2. You are prohibited from posting or transmitting to or from the Website or any messaging system, video or voice call services, any material:
    i. that is threatening, defamatory, obscene, indecent, seditious, offensive, pornographic, abusive, liable to incite racial hatred, discriminatory, menacing, scandalous, inflammatory, blasphemous, in breach of confidence, in breach of privacy or which may cause annoyance or inconvenience; or
    ii. for which you have not obtained all necessary licences and/or approvals; or
    iii. which constitutes or encourages conduct that could be considered to be a criminal offence, give rise to civil liability, or otherwise be contrary to the law of or infringe the rights of any third party, in any country in the world; or
    iv. which is technically harmful (including, without limitation, computer viruses, Trojan horses, worms, harmful components, corrupted data or other malicious software or harmful data).
  3. The Company reserves the right to review all content hosted and contained, for the purpose of operating the Website and reserves the right to take action if required.
  4. The Company shall fully co-operate with any law enforcement authorities or court order requesting or directing the Company to disclose the identity or locate anyone posting any material or otherwise misusing the Website in breach of clauses 7.2 or 7.3.

8. Links and third parties

  1. Any links to third party websites on the Website are provided solely for your convenience. If you use these links you leave the Website. The Company has not reviewed these third-party websites and does not control nor is not responsible for these websites their content or availability. The Company therefore does not endorse, make any representations about them or any material found on them, or any results that may be obtained from using them. If you decide to access any of the third-party websites linked to the Website you do so entirely at your own risk.
  2. No third-party has the right or shall link to the website without the express written permission in advance from the Company. All Links shall only be placed on the website by the Company and or its designers and therefore shall carry an agreed fee for such links or advertisements.
  3. The Company expressly reserves the right to revoke the permission granted in clause 8.1 and or 8.2 for breach of these terms and/or to take any other action it deems appropriate.
  4. The Company shall be fully indemnified for any loss or damage suffered by any party, organisation, business or institution for any breach of clause 8.2.

9. Disclaimer

  1. While the Company endeavours to ensure that the information on its Website(s) is correct, the Company does not warrant the accuracy and completeness of the material. The Company may make changes to the website, the material, the products, prices, concepts, programs and or concepts described in it, at any time and without notice.
  2. The material on the Website is provided "as is" and without any conditions, warranties or other terms of any kind. Accordingly, to the maximum extent permitted by law, the Company makes available the Website on the basis that the Company excludes, to the greatest extent permissible by law, all representations, warranties, conditions and other terms which, but for this legal notice, might have effect in relation to the Website.

10. Liability

  1. The Company, and or any other party whether or not involved in creating, producing, maintaining or delivering this or another Website as owned by the Company, and any of the Company's subsidiaries or possible group of companies; the officers, directors, employees, shareholders and or agents which may be a part of any of them, exclude all liability and responsibility for any amount, value, loss or damage that may result to you or any third party (including and without limitation, any direct, indirect, punitive or consequential loss or damages, or any loss of income, profits, goodwill, data, contracts, use of money, or loss or damages arising from or connected in any way to business interruption, and whether in tort (including without limitation negligence), contract or otherwise in connection with the Website or the in any way or in connection with the use, inability, use or results of such use of the Company Website and Services, any websites linked to the Website or the material on such websites, including but not limited to loss or damage due to viruses that may infect your computer equipment, software, data or other property on account of your access to, use of, or browsing the Website or your downloading of any material from the Website or any websites linked to the Website.
  2. If your use of material on the Website results in the need for servicing, repair or correction of equipment, software or data, you assume all costs thereof.

11. Indemnity

  1. You agree to hold harmless and indemnify the Company, and its subsidiaries, affiliates, officers, agents, and employees, from and against any claim arising from or in any way related to your use of the Website, including any liability or expense (including legal costs and expenses) arising from all claims, losses, damages (actual and consequential), suits, judgments, legal costs of every kind and nature.

12. Severability

  1. If at any time, any one or more of the provisions in these Terms and conditions (or any clause or any part thereof) is held to be or becomes void or otherwise unenforceable for any reason under any applicable law, the same shall be deemed to be omitted from these Terms and the validity and or enforceability of the remaining provisions shall not in any way be affected or impaired thereby.

13. Non-Waiver

  1. The Company’s rights and remedies shall not be diminished, waived or extinguished by the granting of any indulgence, forbearance or extension of time by us nor by any failure of or delay by us in asserting any such rights or remedies.

14. Law and Jurisdiction

  1. These Terms are governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of Ireland and any dispute or claim arising out of or relating to these Terms will be subject to the exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of Ireland.

15. Assignment

  1. These Terms, and any rights and licenses granted hereunder, may not be transferred or assigned by you, but may be assigned by the Company without restriction.

Spanish & German in Kildare

Through our LEIR LANGUAGE ACADEMY in Newbridge we also offer a range of Spanish classes and programs such as our Spanish for Juniors, Leaving & Junior Cert Spanish and German Exam preparation as well our 'Fun Thru Spanish Camps'

  • Spanish for Juniors (kids): Beginner level from 18:00 - 19:00 (Mondays)
  • Spanish for Juniors (Kids): Intermediate level from 19:00 - 20:00 (Mondays)
  • German Exam preparation: Junior Cert German 19:00 - 20:00 (Wednesdays)
  • German Exam preparation: Leaving Cert German 20:00 - 21:00 (Wednesdays) 
  • Private's and other option are available, please contact us
  • To register click here

'Fun thru Spanish Camps' are a fresh and new Leir Education concept combining the fun of learning Spanish through great activities & games from native experienced leaders. Suitable for both boys and girls from 6 to 9 & 10 to 12.

  • Cost: €85.00 per child with a 10% discount for siblings
  • Special price of €65.00 for our 'Spanish for Juniors' students
  • Dates: To be confirmed
  • Location: Various
  • Times: To be confirmed
  • To register please click here

Leir Education head office and Leir Language Academy

Leir Education (Head office) & Leir Language Academy
18 Eyre Street, Newbridge,  Co. Kildare, W12C795, Rep. Ireland
 

What's Involved

Hosting a student with Leir is not difficult, however like most things concerning children or minors there is a criteria to be met.

What’s involved once your guest has arrived couldn’t be easier…. Simply, treat him or her as you would treat and care for your own children. Your guest has chosen to stay with an Irish family in a natural family environment to gain full benefit of the experience, to take part in a normal daily routine. The majority want to spend lots of time with their Irish family, especially your children. Depending on the programme you guest has chosen will of course involve a level of commitment from you and your family.

For the purpose of this example we have outlined some particulars which might be of interest.

School summer programme:

  • Programme duration is normally three weeks.
  • Your guest will be part of a school group and we would always try to have them in the same locality e.g. same estate or within walking distance to each other.
  • He or she will be attending our English classes, held in our summer school. 
  • You would normally be required to bring your student to and from school. (In estates or similar, car-pooling is always a great idea)
  • Give your guest a packed lunch for school and trips.
  • You would normally be required to bring your student to and from our prearranged meeting points for excursions or trips. Again car-pooling is always a great idea.

Total Immersion summer programme:

  • Programme duration is normally three weeks, sometime maybe four.
  • Your guest will be an individual or maybe traveling with other friends from the same area or town.
  • He or she will not be attending our school or English classes, they will however attend selected local ‘Summer Camps’
  • You would normally be required to bring your guest to and from summer camp. Again car-pooling is always a good idea.
  • Give your guest a packed lunch for camp and trips.
  • You would normally be required to bring your student to and from our prearranged meeting points for excursions or trips. Again car-pooling is always a great idea.

School term academic programs:

  • Your guest would attend a local preapproved school or collage
  • Programme duration is per school term, or annual
  • Your guest will be an individual and may have friends here from the same area or town.
  • You would normally be required to bring your guest to and from school or by another method as agreed, for example school bus
  • Give your guest a packed lunch etc.
  • You’re guest may or may not be attending our extra classes.

The above is only a short general introduction, so much more is contained within our 'members area’ and our ‘Leir host family guideline booklet’

Who are we?

Leir Education

Leir is a Kildare based educational organisation, established in 2013. Family run and managed by husband and wife Peter & Rosa. We provide various different types of and language programmes to foreign students primarily in County Kildare. The objective of our programs and courses is to help our students improve and develop a better command of the English language, a better knowledge of our country, culture and its people.

Leir Education aims to provide our foreign guests with the highest standard of Irish hospitality, cultural and educational experience. “We value our concept as one that believes that learning can and should be fun, education has many different forms and our host families, teachers, staff and centre providers as partners all play a vital part in the process, and of a level excellence we strive to achieve as we manage our business to the highest international standards”

We also provide the various local language camps, classes, programs and courses for children, teens & adults through our 'Leir Language Aacademy' in Newbridge, Co. Kildare

So please keep in touch, get all the news on our events, programs, courses from us on Facebook and Twitter

Cheers Peter & Rosa

Members Login / Registration


Welcome to our Leir Host Family Member Zone.

To gain access to our private Members Area or to apply to become a Host Family Partner please select from the options below please note; while this section of the site is NOW "LIVE"! It is a work in progress and please feel free to comment!

Thanks Peter & Rosa


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