Privacy Policy

Our Website
Don't be thrown by the .com domain name. We are a non-profit educational programme, managed by a non-profit organisation (the Centre for Global Education). This website is also not for profit. We will make no effort to collect personal information about you without your consent, nor will any unsolicited messages be sent to you as a result of your visit.  We serve no external advertisements on this site and earn no revenue from any information provided. We record information about each visit but cannot personally identify any individual.  Information is maintained in order to assist us with managing the website and responding to problems; it is gathered for us by Google and is not shared with any third parties aside from our website developers. This website is hosted by Green17 Creative via Precept IT based in Belfast, Northern Ireland which uses industry standard Cisco and software protected via Suhosin/IDS. Precept IT use state-of-the-art 24x7 security with protection against DoS and other malicious attacks.

Registration for the Global Learning Programme (GLP)
Registration for the GLP is done through SurveyMonkey, an external survey website which takes a wide range of measures to ensure user safety and security. Please see their Security Statement for full details. On the registration form, we will ask you for the name and other details of the school, SLT Representative and Lead Teacher on global learning. This is so we can contact you easily if required, and understand any expectations or requirements you may have. You have the option to opt your school in or out of a messaging service on our website so that you can communicate with other participating schools. Once your school has completed GLP training, we will create a profile for it on this website using the information gathered from at registration. We will also add your school’s Lead Teacher to the website messaging service at this point unless you have opted out, in which case your school will never be added to the service. The form we use to create the school profiles contains a 256-bit SSL certificate to keep your data secure when being posted to the server (the same security used by many banks). For more information go to:

Any personal data relating to you and your school will be used and recorded by us in accordance with current data protection legislation and this Privacy Policy. We use the information collected from you to support your involvement in the Global Learning Programme. We may use your personal information to communicate with you, for record keeping purposes, and in aggregate (and therefore anonymously) for market research purposes, to track activity on our site, to publish trends and/or to improve usefulness and content.

Our Cookies
Cookies are small text files which a website may put on your computer or mobile device when you first visit a site or page. Cookies help the website, or another website, to recognise your device the next time you visit. You can read more about cookies and what they do here. The cookies we use are mostly 'first party' (that is, they are set directly by and their purpose is to record information about your visit as previously outlined. There are Google Maps incorporated on the website. Google Maps uses its own cookies. If you have concerns about these cookies, you are welcome to opt out by switching off cookies from your web browser.  This should not have an adverse affect on your browsing experience.  We do not use any behaviour-tracking cookies but would recommend that you take action against these; read more at

Our Email
We will send email messages in response to direct queries sent through the feedback form on the website. Messages will also be sent to those who subscribe to the GLP newsletter via the link on the website homepage. These services are both run directly by the GLP staff. You can unsubscribe from our e-newsletter at any time by following the unsubscribe link which is included in the footer of every issue.

Data Retention
The GLP will only keep your personal information for as long as necessary in order to fulfil the purposes for which is has been collected.

Contacting us with a query
If you have any concerns about any of the above, please drop us an email on

Updating your information
Contact us on if you believe you need to update any of the information we hold on you or your school.

Making a Subject Access Request 
Anyone whose personal information we process has the right to know:

  • What information we hold and process on them.
  • How to gain access to this information.
  • How to keep it up to date.
  • What we are doing to comply with the Data Protection Act.

They also have the right to prevent processing of their personal data in some circumstances and the right to correct, rectify, block or erase information regarded which is inaccurate.

Individuals have a right under the Data Protection Act to access  personal data being kept about them on computer and certain files.  Any person wishing to exercise this right should apply in writing to Stephen McCloskey, Director, Centre for Global Education, 9 University Street, Belfast BT7 1FY. We may make a charge of £10 on each occasion access is requested.

The following information will be required before access is granted:

  • Full name and contact details of the person making the request
  • Their relationship with the organisation

We may also require identification in the form of passport, driver’s licence or birth certificate

Queries about handling personal information will be dealt with swiftly and politely. We will aim to comply with requests for access to personal information as soon as possible, but will ensure it is provided within the 40 days required by the Data Protection Act from receiving the written request, relevant fee, and any other information which is reasonably necessary to locate the information the individual is seeking.