Updated and fully revised, May 16 2018
1. Personally identifiable information (PII)
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.
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’?
3. Can I stop cookies being recorded on my hard drive?
4. Third-party disclosure and links
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.
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:
- Users can visit our site anonymously.
- Users are able to change their personal information by emailing us
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.
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.
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.
As a result, if at any time readers would like to unsubscribe from receiving future emails, they can email us at
8. Contacting Us