Privacy Policy

GlobalTeacherEducation.org Privacy Policy

Last Updated August 5, 2012

This privacy policy governs your use of GlobalTeacherEducation.org (the “Site”) and of any online services and features provided through the Site (collectively referred to as the “Services”).

BY USING THE SITE OR OTHERWISE INSTALLING, ACCESSING OR USING ANY SERVICES, YOU EXPRESSLY AGREE TO OUR COLLECTION, PROCESSING AND USE OF YOUR INFORMATION AS SET FORTH IN THIS PRIVACY POLICY. IF YOU DO NOT AGREE WITH THE FOLLOWING TERMS, DO NOT USE THE SITE, DO NOT INSTALL, ACCESS OR USE ANY SERVICES, AND DO NOT PROVIDE US WITH ANY INFORMATION THROUGH THE SITE.

OUR COMMITMENT TO PRIVACY

The Site is owned and operated, and the Services are provided, by Global Teacher Education Inc. (which we refer to as “GTEI,” “us”, “we” or “our” throughout this Privacy Policy). GTEI is a public charity exempt from Federal income tax under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. We take the personal privacy of users of the Site and the Services seriously.

This privacy policy explains:

  • What information we collect
  • Why we collect that information
  • How we use the information we collect and
  • Your choices regarding how to access and update information.

This privacy policy applies only to information provided and collected through your use of the Services, and does not apply to information that you may provide to us through other means.

INFORMATION WE MAY COLLECT

Non-Personally Identifiable Information. Like many websites, we may automatically collect information about how visitors use the Services. We cannot personally identify you through this automatically-collected information. 

Personal Information. “Personal Information” is information that could be used to personally identify you, such as your name, mailing address, email address, phone number, credit card information, the frequency of your use of the Services, the route you use to access the Site, and your configuration settings. We may collect Personal Information about you from the following sources:

  • Information you provide to us through your registration as a GTEI member, including your name, mailing address, email address and phone number, as well as any information you voluntarily provide us with your registration, including any credit card information you provide in connection with making a donation on the Site; and
  • Information you provide to us when you contact us through the “Contact” link on the Site or similar support or support services, which may include your name, email address, mailing address, phone number, and any other information you voluntarily include with your correspondence.

HOW WE USE THE INFORMATION WE COLLECT

Use of Non-Personal Information. Like many websites, we may automatically gather certain technical information about your visit to the Site, inter alia your use of the Services, the configuration of your computer, and how your computer interacts with the Site. This information includes the internet domain from which you access the Site, the IP address of the computer from which you access the Site, the browser type, the date and time you access the Site, and the URLs of the individual pages you visit. This automatically gathered data may include information provided through the use of “cookies”, which we describe in more detail below. We store this information in log files, and use it to provide the Services, understand traffic and downloads on the Site, provide technical support, administer the Site, and improve the Site’s functionality and user experience.

Cookies and Similar Files. When you use the Site, we may store some information on your computer in the form of a “cookie” or similar file. “Cookies” are small data text files that are either used for the duration of a session (“session cookies”) or saved on a user’s hard drive in order to identify that user the next time he or she logs on to the Site (“persistent cookies”). We may use session cookies to identify users logging onto the Site, and these cookies are deleted from the user’s server soon after the session ends and are not collected or saved. We may use persistent cookies to recognize you when you return to the Site, store user preferences, and analyze user behavior so that we can better understand how the Site is used and improve the functionality, performance and effectiveness of the Site and user experience. Most web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually change your browser’s settings to prevent that or to notify you when a cookie is being placed on your browser. Because each browser is different, you should look at your browser’s “Help” menu to learn how to modify these settings. If you do disable cookies, you may not be able to access certain sections of the Site or use all of the Services, and this may make your experiences on the Site less efficient.

Use of Personal Information. We do not attempt to obtain any Personal Information from visitors to the Site until you choose to provide such information to us, such as by sending us an email or becoming a registered GTEI member. 

If you contact us in the manner provided on the “Contact” link, we will use the information to respond to your message and to help us provide you the information or services that you have requested. We may keep a record of any correspondence for internal record-keeping purposes.

When you register as a GTEI member, we will use the Personal Information you provide us in order to establish your account so that you can utilize the Services. For example, we will use your name and email address in order to establish your contact information within our database, and if you choose to make a donation on the Site, we will use your credit card information to process your payment.

If you are a GTEI member and log into the Site as such, we will use your information to help us customize your user experience, to increase the convenience of accessing new tools and Services, and, as applicable, to provide information regarding member Services. Opting out of receiving optional communications, if applicable, will not affect your receipt of communications related to the Services or any legal communications provided by email in accordance with this privacy policy or the Site’s Terms of Service.

We may access or view your activity and will use this information to provide the Services, backups, file comparisons, quality control and technical support.

HOW WE MAY SHARE INFORMATION

Sharing of Personal Information. We will share your Personal Information with third parties only in any of the following limited circumstances:

  1. We will share Personal Information if we have your express “opt-in” consent to do so.
  2. We may provide Personal Information to our affiliates, or other trusted service providers who use that information only to conduct business on our behalf. For example, they may handle our data management and email distribution. We provide our preferred service providers only with the information they need to perform their services, and work with them to respect and protect your Personal Information.
  3. We will release Personal Information if we believe that such action is appropriate to (a) comply with law, regulations, legal process or governmental request, (b) enforce any terms of use applicable to the Site, including potential violations, (c) detect, prevent or otherwise address fraud, security or technical issues, or (d) otherwise protect the rights, property or personal safety of us, our employees, Site users or others.

We do not sell the Personal Information we collect about you through the Site to anyone for any purpose.

Asset Transfers. We continue to develop our business and in doing so might choose to buy or sell businesses or assets. In any purchase or sale of a business or assets, Personal Information and non-personally identifiable information may be transferred.

ACCESSING AND CORRECTING YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION

You can view and update your Personal Information by accessing your password-protected account information through the “Account/Profile” section of the Site, or by emailing us at support@GlobalTeacherEducation.org. It is your responsibility to ensure that all Personal Information you provide to us is correct.

DATA SECURITY

In order to prevent unauthorized access to or disclosure of any Personal Information you provide to us, we have put into place standard physical, electronic and managerial procedures to safeguard and secure the information we collect. For more information about our security measures, please see our security policy.  However, no measures are foolproof.

Unfortunately, no electronic data transmission over the Internet can be guaranteed to be 100% secure. As a result, while we believe that we use reasonable measures to protect Personal Information, we cannot ensure or warrant the security of any information transmitted or otherwise provided to us or received from us.

A NOTE ABOUT CHILDREN’S ONLINE PRIVACY

We comply with all applicable national and international children's privacy regulations and with the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act of 1998, as amended.

The Site is not structured to attract anyone under the age of 13, and we do not knowingly collect Personal Information from children under the age of 13. If you are a parent or guardian who believes your minor child has accessed this Site and provided us with any Personal Information, please contact us at support@GlobalTeacherEducation.org or at the mailing address listed at the bottom of this Privacy Policy to have this information deleted from our records.

OTHER SITES

The Site may contain links to other websites. We are not responsible for the privacy practices employed by other websites. Users are encouraged to review the privacy policy of any website linked to from the Site.

CHANGES

Because of changes in Internet technology and practices, as well as changes in the types and scope of surveys we may conduct, this privacy policy may change from time to time. Please consult this portion of the Site for important changes to the privacy policy as they occur. This policy was last modified on the date indicated at the top of this policy.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

We welcome your questions, comments, and concerns about privacy. Please send us any and all feedback pertaining to privacy, or any other issue by contacting us through the “Contact” link on the Site, or emailing us at support@GlobalTeacherEducation.org.