Last modified: 8th October 2012
How we use your information
Teachers Media is committed to protecting and respecting your privacy.
This policy sets out the basis on which any personal data we collect from you, or that you provide to us, will be processed by us.
Information we may collect from you
We may collect and process the following data about you:
(i) Information that you provide by filling in forms on our site. This includes information provided at the time of registering to use our site, subscribing to our service, posting material or requesting further services. We may also ask you for information when you enter a competition or promotion and when you report a problem with our site.
(ii) If you contact us, we may keep a record of that correspondence.
(iii) Details of your visits to our site including, but not limited to, traffic data, location data, weblogs and other communication data (whether this is required for our own billing purposes or otherwise) and the resources that you access.
IP addresses & Cookies
We may collect information about your computer, including where available your IP address, operating system and browser type, for system administration and to report aggregate information to our advertisers. This is statistical data about our users' browsing actions and patterns, and does not identify any individual.
We may obtain information about your general site usage by using a cookie file which is stored on your browser or the hard drive of your computer. Cookies contain information that is transferred to your computer's hard drive. They help us to improve our site and to deliver a better and more personalised service. Some of the cookies we use are essential for the site to operate, for example, they allow users to remain logged in to the site.
For further information about cookies please visit www.allaboutcookies.org
Uses made of the information
We use information held about you in the following ways:
(i) To ensure that content from our site is presented in the most effective manner for you and for your computer.
(ii) To provide you with information, products or services that you request from us or which we feel may interest you.
(iii) To carry out our obligations arising from any contracts entered into between you and us.
(iv) To allow you to participate in interactive features of our service when you choose to do so.
(v) To notify you about changes to our service.
We may also use your data, or permit selected third parties to use your data, to provide you with information about goods and services which may be of interest to you, and we or they may contact you about these by post, telephone or email.
We will only contact you by electronic means (email) with information about goods and services similar to those which were the subject of a previous sale to you.
Where we permit selected third parties to use your data, we (or they) will contact you by electronic means only if you have consented to this.
We do not disclose information about identifiable individuals to our advertisers, but we may provide them with aggregate information about our users (for example, we may inform them that 500 men aged under 30 have clicked on their advertisement on any given day). We may also use such aggregate information to help advertisers reach the kind of audience they want to target (for example, women in a specified geographical region). We may make use of the personal data we have collected from you to enable us to comply with our advertisers' wishes by displaying their advertisement to that target audience.
Disclosure of your information
We may disclose your personal information to any member of our group, which means our subsidiaries, our ultimate holding company and its subsidiaries.
We may disclose your personal information to third parties:
(i) In the event that we sell or buy any business or assets, in which case we may disclose your personal data to the prospective seller or buyer of such business or assets.
(ii) If Teachers Media International or substantially all of its assets are acquired by a third party, in which case personal data held by it about its customers will be one of the transferred assets.
(iii) When we engage trusted third parties to perform services for us and those services involve necessary data processing on our behalf. For example, we outsource certain aspects of our site development to third parties who need access to our databases to perform their services. In all cases we require these third parties to comply strictly with our instructions and they are not allowed to use your information for their own business purposes (unless you have specifically agreed to this). We also require these companies to have appropriate physical and technological security measures to protect your personal information. PLEASE NOTE THAT SOME OF OUR TRUSTED THIRD PARTY SUPPLIERS OPERATE OUTSIDE THE EUROPEAN UNION, ACCORDINGLY WE MAY EXPORT YOUR DATA TO OUTSIDE THE EUROPEAN UNION. YOU CONSENT TO SUCH DATA EXPORTS.
You have the right to ask us not to process your personal data for marketing purposes. We will usually inform you (before collecting your data) if we intend to use your data for such purposes or if we intend to disclose your information to any third party for such purposes. You can exercise your right to prevent such processing by checking certain boxes on the forms we use to collect your data. You can also exercise the right at any time by contacting us at Teachers Media International, 1 Clifton Walk, 146 Kings Street, London, W6 0QE. Alternatively, you can email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Our site may, from time to time, contain links to and from the websites of our partner networks, advertisers and affiliates. If you follow a link to any of these websites, please note that these websites have their own privacy policies and that we do not accept any responsibility or liability for these policies. Please check these policies before you submit any personal data to these websites.
Access to information
If you would like to know what personal information Teachers Media holds about you, you may make a request to Teachers Media for copies of this information. You should be aware that we will need to see proof of identity before processing any such request (known as a ‘subject access request') and may charge an administration fee of up to £10 to cover our costs in providing you with this information.
All subject access requests should be made in writing and addressed to Teachers Media, 1 Clifton Walk, 146 King Street, London, W6 0QE. Alternatively, you can email us at email@example.com