About Us / Privacy Policy

Who we are

Our website address is: https://learncatalan.scot and our objective is to facilitate the teaching and learning of the Catalan language in Scotland, initially through an intensive beginners’ summer course in August 2019 at the Tollcross Community Centre in Edinburgh. Any Catalan language courses are provided under the auspices of Scotland’s Catalan Centre, an association registered as a charity in Scotland with number SC0039646, whose president is Adriana Libori. The August 2019 course and this website is administered by Gerry Mulvenna and the August 2019 intensive course is delivered by Agnès Rubirola, a teacher from Catalonia with over 30 years of experience teaching the Catalan Language.

What personal data we collect and why we collect it

Interested parties

Scotland’s Catalan Centre maintains a mailing list of people interested in learning Catalan, comprising names, email addresses and (where supplied) telephone numbers, gathered via expressions of interest in email and contact via their website and facebook page. In June 2019 a survey was published on Google forms by Scotland’s Catalan Centre to measure interest in Scotland for courses in the Catalan language. Contact details supplied on this survey were added to the Centre’s mailing list and will be used to keep interested parties informed on any developments and learning opportunities for the Catalan language in Scotland.

Course students

Contact and payment details (amounts and dates) for students who book places for our courses will be held in a Google spreadsheet, shared privately between those involved in managing bookings on the courses, namely, the course administrator (Gerry), the teacher (Agnès), the Centre president (Adriana) and the Centre treasurer. This data will not be shared publicly or with any third parties and is purely for the purpose of managing attendance at the courses.


When visitors leave comments on the site we collect the data shown in the comments form, and also the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection.

An anonymised string created from your email address (also called a hash) may be provided to the Gravatar service to see if you are using it. The Gravatar service privacy policy is available here: https://automattic.com/privacy/. After approval of your comment, your profile picture is visible to the public in the context of your comment.


If you leave a comment on our site you may opt-in to saving your name, email address and website in cookies. These are for your convenience so that you do not have to fill in your details again when you leave another comment. These cookies will last for one year.

If you have an account and you log in to this site, we will set a temporary cookie to determine if your browser accepts cookies. This cookie contains no personal data and is discarded when you close your browser.

When you log in, we will also set up several cookies to save your login information and your screen display choices. Login cookies last for two days, and screen options cookies last for a year. If you select “Remember Me”, your login will persist for two weeks. If you log out of your account, the login cookies will be removed.

If you edit or publish an article, an additional cookie will be saved in your browser. This cookie includes no personal data and simply indicates the post ID of the article you just edited. It expires after 1 day.

How long we retain your data

If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so we can recognise and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue.

For users that register on our website (if any), we also store the personal information they provide in their user profile. All users can see, edit, or delete their personal information at any time (except they cannot change their username). Website administrators can also see and edit that information.

What rights you have over your data

If you have an account on this site, or have left comments, you can request to receive an exported file of the personal data we hold about you, including any data you have provided to us. You can also request that we erase any personal data we hold about you. This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.