This Policy was last modified on 27 January, 2020.
The Commonwealth Centre for Connected Learning (“us”, “we”, “our” or “Connected Learning”) operates https://connectedlearning.edu.mt (the “Site”). This page informs you of our policies regarding the collection, use and disclosure of Personal Information (data) we receive from users of the Site.
The Commonwealth Centre for Connected Learning is the ‘Data Controller’ in relation to any personal data you provide us in using this site. We collect site user names and email addresses using a third-party mail service provider, who would be by definition the ‘Data Processor’ or Data Service provider.
Connected Learning is committed to ensuring that your privacy is protected. Should we ask you to provide certain information when using this site by which you can be identified, then you can be assured that it will only be used in accordance with this data protection and privacy statement.
We regularly review this policy to ensure it remains within current regulatory guidelines and therefore the information on this page may change over time. You should check this page from time to time to ensure that you are happy with any changes.
When someone visits https://3cl.org, we use a third party service, Google Analytics, to collect standard internet log information and details of visitor behaviour patterns. We do this to find out things such as the number of visitors to the various parts of the site. This information is processed in a way which does not identify anyone. We do not make, nor allow Google to make, any attempt to find out the identities of those visiting our website. If we do want to collect information that can identify site users personally, we will be up front about this. We will make it clear when we collect personal information and will explain what we intend to do with it.
While using our Site, we may ask you to provide us with certain personally identifiable information that can be used to contact or identify you. Personally identifiable information may include, but is not limited to, your name, email address, postal address and phone number (“Personal Information”).
Any personal information you provide us will be via our enewsletter sign up form, direct email, social media and social media messaging, or by telephone or SMS.
We may collect the following information:
We use a third-party provider, Mailchimp, to deliver our regular e-newsletters. We gather statistics around email opening and clicks using industry standard technologies. For more information, please see Mailchimp’s privacy notice.
How we collect your data
Your identifiable information held by us will have been gathered as information already in the public domain and classed as ‘open source’, or provided by you as a result of an enquiry through our website directly by email, social media message, telephone or by you having provided your details at an event, networking event or chance meeting.
What we do with the information we gather
We require this information to understand your needs and provide you with a better service by responding to your enquiry by email.
Security: We are committed to ensuring that your information is secure. In order to prevent unauthorised access or disclosure, we have put in place suitable physical, electronic and managerial procedures to safeguard and secure the information we collect online. The security of your Personal Information is important to us, but remember that no method of transmission over the Internet, or method of electronic storage, is 100% secure. While we strive to use commercially acceptable means to protect your Personal Information, we cannot guarantee its absolute security.
A cookie is a small file which asks permission to be placed on your computer’s hard drive. Once you agree, the file is added and the cookie helps analyse web traffic or lets you know when you visit a particular site. Cookies allow web applications to respond to you as an individual. The web application can tailor its operations to your needs, likes and dislikes by gathering and remembering information about your preferences.
We use traffic log cookies to identify which pages are being used. This helps us analyse data about web page traffic and improve our website in order to tailor it to customer needs. We only use this information for statistical analysis purposes and then the data is removed from the system.
Overall, cookies help us provide you with a better website, by enabling us to monitor which pages you find useful and which you do not. A cookie in no way gives us access to your computer or any information about you, other than the data you choose to share with us.
You can choose to accept or decline cookies. Most web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser setting to decline cookies if you prefer. This may prevent you from taking full advantage of the website.
Allowing you to add comments to our site
There is no way to prevent these cookies being set other than to not use our site.
Social Website Cookies
So you can easily “Like” or share our content on the likes of Facebook and Twitter we have included sharing buttons on our site.
The privacy implications on this will vary from social network to social network and will be dependent on the privacy settings you have chosen on these networks.
Anonymous Visitor Statistics Cookies
We use: Google Analytics.
Turning Cookies Off
You can usually switch cookies off by adjusting your browser settings to stop it from accepting cookies (Learn how here). Doing so however will likely limit the functionality of our’s and a large proportion of the world’s websites as cookies are a standard part of most modern websites
It may be that you concerns around cookies relate to so called “spyware”. Rather than switching off cookies in your browser you may find that anti-spyware software achieves the same objective by automatically deleting cookies considered to be invasive. Learn more about managing cookies with antispyware software.
Like many site operators, we collect information that your browser sends whenever you visit our Site (“Log Data”). This Log Data may include information such as your computer’s Internet Protocol (“IP”) address, browser type, browser version, the pages of our Site that you visit, the time and date of your visit, the time spent on those pages and other statistics.
Links to other websites
Our website may contain links to other websites of interest. However, once you have used these links to leave our site, you should note that we do not have any control over that other website. Connected Learning has no control over, and assumes no responsibility for, the content, privacy policies, or practices of any third party sites or services and they are consequently not governed by this privacy statement. You should exercise caution and look at the privacy statement applicable to the website in question.
Controlling your personal information
You may choose to restrict the collection or use of your personal information in the following ways:
If you have previously agreed to us using your personal information for direct marketing purposes, you may change your mind at any time by writing to or emailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We will not sell, distribute or lease your personal information to third parties unless we have your permission or are required by law to do so.
Right of removal
At any time, you have the right to request removal of your data from our records. If making a request for your data to be removed, you should do so by email stating which piece(s) of data you wish to be removed (you do not have to say why).
If you believe that any information we are holding on you is incorrect or incomplete, please write to or email us as soon as possible. We will promptly correct any information found to be incorrect.
All site content, except where otherwise noted, is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution (CC BY) license. This is in line with Open Access Publication Guidelines.