Like most website operators, Glasgow Online/British Council/IATEFL collects non-personally-identifying information of the sort that web browsers and servers typically make available, such as the browser type, language preference, referring site, and the date and time of each visitor request. Glasgow Online/British Council/IATEFL’s purpose in collecting non-personally identifying information is to better understand how Glasgow Online visitors use its website. From time to time, Glasgow Online may release non-personally-identifying information in the aggregate, e.g., by publishing a report on trends in the usage of its website. Glasgow Online also collects potentially personally-identifying information like Internet Protocol (IP) addresses. Glasgow Online does not use such information to identify its visitors, however, and does not disclose such information, other than under the same circumstances that it uses and discloses personally-identifying information, as described below.
Gathering of Personally-Identifying Information
Certain visitors to Glasgow Online websites choose to interact with Glasgow Online in ways that require Glasgow Online to gather personally-identifying information. The amount and type of information that Glasgow Online gathers depends on the nature of the interaction. For example, we ask visitors who post to our forums to provide a username and email address. In each case, Glasgow Online collects such information only insofar as is necessary or appropriate to fulfill the purpose of the visitor’s interaction with Glasgow Online. Glasgow Online does not disclose personally-identifying information other than as described below. And visitors can always refuse to supply personally-identifying information, with the caveat that it may prevent them from engaging in certain website-related activities (e.g. posting to forums).
Glasgow Online may collect statistics about the behavior of visitors to its websites. For instance, Glasgow Online may reveal how many downloads a particular session recording. However, Glasgow Online does not disclose personally-identifying information other than as described below.
Protection of Certain Personally-Identifying Information
Glasgow Online discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only to those of its employees, contractors, and affiliated organizations that (i) need to know that information in order to process it on Glasgow Online behalf or to provide services available at Glasgow Online website, and (ii) that have agreed not to disclose it to others. Some of those employees, contractors and affiliated organizations may be located outside of your home country; by using Glasgow Online website, you consent to the transfer of such information to them. Glasgow Online will not rent or sell potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information to anyone. Other than to its employees, contractors, and affiliated organizations, as described above, Glasgow Online discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only when required to do so by law, or when Glasgow Online believes in good faith that disclosure is reasonably necessary to protect the property or rights of Glasgow Online, third parties, or the public at large. If you are a registered user of Glasgow Online website and have supplied your email address, Glasgow Online may occasionally send you an email to tell you about new posts, solicit your feedback, or just keep you up to date with what’s going on with Glasgow Online. We primarily use our forums to communicate this type of information, so we expect to keep this type of email to a minimum. If you send us a request (for example via a support email or via one of our feedback mechanisms), we reserve the right to publish it in order to help us clarify or respond to your request or to help us support other users. Glasgow Online takes all measures reasonably necessary to protect against the unauthorized access, use, alteration, or destruction of potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information.