Privacy Policy

Updated and fully revised, May 16 2018
1. Personally identifiable information (PII)

This privacy policy has been compiled to help users understand how their ‘Personally identifiable information’ (PII) is being used online. PII, as used in US privacy law and information security, is information that can be used on its own or with other information to identify, contact, or locate a single person, or to identify an individual in context. Please read our privacy policy carefully to get a clear understanding of how we collect, use, protect or otherwise handle your Personally Identifiable Information when our website is being browsed.

What personal information do we collect from the people that visit our websites (Consilium Education and International Teacher Magazine) 
We do not collect persoanl information information such as names or e-mail addresses from any visitors who just visit our sites. However, we do use “Cookies” which become part of a reader’s “browsing history” which in turn enables them to find us more easily. Without telling us who they are, or revealing the identity of a reader, Cookies also help us analyse how many people in different countries around the world have visited our website. For more about cookies, see section 2, below.
How do we collect personal information?
We collect information from you in two ways:
(a) when you subscribe or asked to be subscribed to our regular newsletter edtiion of International Teacher Magazine or
(b) when you complete the “Contact us” section of our websites, with a request to contact you.
How do we use your information?

We use the information we collect from readers when they sign up for our newsletter edition of International Teacher Magazine, using the Campaign Monitor platform to send out these regular mailshots. If you receive our mailshots and “want out” please hit the “unsubscribe” button at the bottom of the mailshot!

Where is your data held?

If you subscribe to the Mailshot edition of ITM, your e-mail address is held on a platform called “Campaign Monitor”. One reason for using this platform is the high value they place on data security. For more about the way Campaign Monitor protects your data, click here.

How is our website protected?

Our websites are scanned on a regular basis for “security holes” and known vulnerabilities in order to make visits to our site as safe as possible.

  • We use regular Malware Scanning.
  • We do not use an SSL certificate
  • We only provide articles and information. We never ask for personal or private information like email addresses, or credit card numbers.
2. Do we use ‘cookies’?
Yes. Cookies are small files that a site or its service provider transfers to your computer’s hard drive through your Web browser (if you allow) that enables the site’s or service provider’s systems to recognize your browser and capture and remember certain information. We also use cookies to help us compile aggregate data about site traffic and site interaction so that we can offer better site experiences and tools in the future.
We use cookies to:
Understand and save user’s preferences for future visits.
Keep track of advertisements.
Compile aggregate data about site traffic and site interactions in order to offer better site experiences and tools in the future. We may also use trusted third-party services that track this information on our behalf.
3. Can I stop cookies being recorded on my hard drive?


You can choose to have your computer warn you each time a cookie is being sent, or you can choose to turn off all cookies. You do this through your browser (like Internet Explorer) settings. Each browser is a little different, so look at your browser’s Help menu to learn the correct way to modify your cookies.
if you use Chrome as your browser, for example,  the easiest way is to browse “incognito”. 
If you disable cookies, some features may be disabled, which you find useful – for example to find a website quickly and easily.
 4. Third-party disclosure and links
We do not sell, trade, or otherwise transfer to outside parties a reader’s personally identifiable information. Never. 
Occasionally, at our discretion, we may include or offer third-party products or services on our website. These third-party sites have separate and independent privacy policies. We cannot take responsibility or liability for the content and activities of these linked sites. Nonetheless, we seek to protect the integrity of our site and welcome any feedback about these sites.
5. Google advertising

We have the capacity to use Google AdSense Advertising on our website, but at present we have not activated this. Google AdSense is one of the commonest forms of advertising presented to general users. When you interact with a website that carries Google AdSense notices, your general browsing history will be analysed and you will be presented with “display adverts” which will be chosen by Google to match your browsing profile.

If you want to stop this happening on your computer or phone, search the web or take advice about installing an AdBlocker programme.

For more information about Google advertising, click here.

For more about Google Cookies, click here.
6. Our legislative guidelines


There is no doubt that the European Geneeral Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), which came into force on May 25 2018 will become the key regulatory guideline for our websites.

We have always given people the right to “Unsubscribe” from our Mailshot edition of International Teacher Magazine if they have received it and do not want it. This is called “Opting out”.

We only want to send ITM to people who have demonstrated a desire to receive it (this is called “Opting in,” which is the underlying principle of the GDPR) People “Opt in” by activating our “Subscribe” button, by expressing a desire to be added to our data base in a message to one of our employees or consultants, or by opening the e-mails when they received them.

We have never bought lists of e-mail addresses and we have never downloaded and added publically displayed lists or e-mail addresses which are available on the internet.

When the mailshot edition of International was launched in January 2015 we uploaded personal lists of contacts provided by our 11 consultants, who asked their contacts if they wanted to receive the mailshot. We also added two lists of schools and company contacts of two of our consultants. Many of these recipients have become regular readers.

However, at the time of writing (May 2018) we recognise we have to do more to meet the spirit of “opting in” and we are actively removing the data of recipients who have not opened or used our e-mails in the 12 months before May 25 2018.

7. Before GDPR

The United States has provided some of the best guidelines for good on-line practice. We have referred to ideas and principles form the following:

A. California Online Privacy Protection Act (CalOPPA)
CalOPPA was the first state law in the US to require commercial websites and online services to post a privacy policy. This law’s reach stretches well beyond California and requires a person or company in the United States (and conceivably the world) that operates websites collecting personally identifiable information from California consumers to post a conspicuous privacy policy on its website stating exactly the information being collected and those individuals with whom it is being shared, and to comply with this policy.
As a result of CalOPPA guidance we have impelented the following:
  • Users can visit our site anonymously.
  • Once our privacy policy was created, we added a link to it on our home page or as a minimum on the first significant page after entering our website.
  • Our Privacy Policy link includes the word ‘Privacy’ and can be easily be found on the page specified above.
  • Users will be notified of any privacy policy change
  • Users are able to change their personal information by emailing us
Tracking signals
We will not track signals and do not track or “plant” cookies, or use advertising when a Do Not Track (DNT) browser mechanism is in place.
B. COPPA (Children Online Privacy Protection Act)

We are particularly sensitive to the privacy of children. When it comes to the collection of personal information from children  under 13, the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA) puts parents in control. The US Federal Trade Commission, the American consumer protection agency, enforces the COPPA Rule, which spells out what operators of websites and online services must do to protect children’s privacy and safety online.

As a result, we will  do not specifically market to any child or young perspon under the age of 18.
We only use images of childen for which we have specific persmission, or which are freely available from respectable free image banks such as Pixabay or Canva.
C. Fair Information Practices

The Fair Information Practices Principles form the backbone of privacy law in the United States and the concepts they include have played a significant role in the development of data protection laws around the globe.

In order to be in line with Fair Information Practices we will take the following responsive action, should a data breach occur:
Within 7 business days
We will notify the users via in-site notification
Within 7 business days
We also agree to the Individual Redress Principle, which requires that individuals have a right to pursue legally enforceable rights against data collectors and processors who fail to adhere to the law. This principle requires not only that individuals have enforceable rights against data users, but also that individuals have recourse to courts or government agencies to investigate and/or prosecute non-compliance by data processors.

The CAN-SPAM Act is a law that sets the rules for commercial e-mail, establishes requirements for commercial messages, gives recipients the right to have emails stopped from being sent to them, and spells out tough penalties for violations.

We collect email address only in order to send our subscribers copies of the Mailshot edition of Intermantional Teacher Magazine.
To be in accordance with CANSPAM we undertake
NOT to use false or misleading subjects or email addresses.
 To dentify the message as an advertisement in some reasonable way.
 To include the physical address of our business or site headquarters.
 To monitor third-party email marketing services for compliance, if one is used.
 To honour opt-out/unsubscribe requests quickly.
 To allow users to unsubscribe by using the link at the bottom of each email.

As a result, if at any time readers would like to unsubscribe from receiving future emails, they can email us at and we will promptly remove them from all lists.
8. Contacting Us

If there are any questions regarding this privacy policy you may contact us using the information below:

Consilium Education
CoLab Unit 186
Port Road
Co. Donegal