Privacy and cookies

The National Education Union is committed to protecting your privacy. The National Education Union is registered under the Data Protection Act and agrees to treat all personal information you supply in accordance with the Act.

For the National Education Union's terms and conditions, see this page.

1. Information collection

The National Education Union collects information about users of the website for three main reasons:

  • to help NEU improve the website and the services NEU offers
  • to obtain aggregate statistics to help NEU achieve its constitutional purposes, and
  • to enable NEU to generate revenue from the website.

Information gathered includes demographic data and browsing patterns, but is only collected in aggregate form – no individual user is identified. This is used to identify information needs, audit usage of the site, and build up marketing profiles.

When you enter a site your computer will automatically be issued with a cookie. Cookies are text files that identify your computer to NEU's server. Cookies in themselves do not identify the individual user, just the computer used. Many sites do this whenever a user visits their site in order to track traffic flows. Cookies themselves only record those areas of the site that have been visited by the computer in question, and for how long. Users have the opportunity to set their computers to accept all cookies, to notify them when a cookie is used, or not to receive cookies at any time. The last of these, of course, means that certain personalised services cannot then be provided to that user. If you choose not to receive cookies at any time, you may find that certain services are not available to you.

2. Statement of intent

From time to time, you will be asked to submit personal information about yourself (e.g. name and email address etc) in order to receive or use services on the National Education Union's website. Such services include member-only content, enquiries, newsletters, competitions, e-mail services, message boards.

By entering your details in the fields requested, you enable NEU and its service providers to provide you with the services you select. Whenever you provide such personal information, NEU will treat that information in accordance with this policy. NEU's services are designed to give you the information that you want to receive. NEU will act in accordance with current legislation and aim to meet current Internet best practice.

3. Use and storage of your personal information

When you supply any personal information to the National Education Union, it has legal obligations towards you in the way it deals with that data. NEU must collect the information fairly; that is, it must explain how it will be used (see the notices on particular webpages that let you know why we are requesting the information) and tell you if NEU want to pass the information on to anyone else.

In general, any information you provide to NEU will only be used within NEU. It will never be supplied to anyone outside NEU without first obtaining your consent, unless NEU is obliged or permitted by law to disclose it. Also, if you post or send offensive or inappropriate content anywhere on or to the NEU website or otherwise engage in any disruptive behaviour on the site, and NEU considers such behaviour to be serious and/or repeated, NEU can use whatever information that is available to it about you to stop such behaviour. This may include informing relevant third parties such as your employer, school or e-mail provider about the content and your behaviour.

NEU will hold your personal information on its systems for as long as you use the service you have requested, and remove it in the event that the purpose has been met, or, in the case of NEU membership when you no longer wish to continue your registration as an NEU member. For safety reasons, however, NEU may store messaging transcript data (including message content, member names, times and dates) arising from the use of the noticeboard or bulletin board areas for a period of six months.

Where personal information is held for people who are not yet registered but have taken part in other NEU services (e.g. competitions), that information will be held only as long as necessary to ensure that the service is run smoothly. We will ensure that all personal information supplied is held securely, in accordance with the Data Protection Act 1998.

If you are notified on an NEU site that your information may be used to allow NEU to contact you for 'service administration purposes', this means that NEU may contact you for a number of purposes related to the service you have signed up for. For example, NEU may wish to provide you with password reminders or notify you that the particular service has been suspended for maintenance. NEU will not contact you for promotional purposes, such as notifying you of improvements to the service or new services from NEU unless you specifically agree to be contacted for such purposes at the time you submit your information on the site, or at a later time if you sign up specifically to receive such promotional information.

4. Cookies

4.1 Cookies in use on this site

Our website uses cookies, as almost all websites do, to help provide you with the best experience we can. Cookies are small text files that are placed on your computer or mobile phone when you browse websites.

Our cookies help us:

  • make our website work as you'd expect
  • save you having to login every time you visit the site
  • improve the speed/security of the site
  • allow you to share pages with social networks like Facebook
  • personalise our site to you to help you get what you need faster 
  • continuously improve our website for you
  • make our marketing more efficient (ultimately helping us to offer the service we do at the price we do).

You can learn more about all the cookies we use at the end of this page.

4.2 Granting us permission to use cookies

If the settings on your software that you are using to view this website (your browser) are adjusted to accept cookies and you continue to use our website, you are granting us permission to use cookies. Should you wish to remove or not use cookies from our site, you can learn how to do this below. However, doing so will likely mean that our site will not work as you would expect.

4.3 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 a large proportion of the world's websites as cookies are a standard part of most modern websites.

It may be that your 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.

Each browser is different, so you should also check the "help" menu on your browser to learn how to change your cookies preferences.

5. Access to your personal information

You have the right to request a copy of the personal information the National Education Union holds about you and to have any inaccuracies corrected. (We charge £10 for information requests.) 

6. Users 16 and under

If you are aged 16 or under, please get your parent/guardian's permission beforehand whenever you provide personal information to the National Education Union's website. Users without this consent are not allowed to provide NEU with personal information.

7. General

Other websites linked from the National Education Union's domain are not covered by this privacy statement.

8. Cookie and privacy policy

Privacy Policy of www.neu.org.uk. This Application collects some Personal Data from its Users.

Data Controller and Owner

Association of Teachers and Lecturers, 7 Northumberland St, London WC2N 5RD

Owner contact email: website@neu.org.uk

Types of Data collected

Among the types of Personal Data that this Application collects, by itself or through third parties, there are: Cookies, Usage data, address and email address.

Other Personal Data collected may be described in other sections of this privacy policy or by dedicated explanation text contextually with the Data collection.

The Personal Data may be freely provided by the User, or collected automatically when using this Application.

Any use of Cookies - or of other tracking tools - by this Application or by the owners of third party services used by this Application, unless stated otherwise, serves to identify Users and remember their preferences, for the sole purpose of providing the service required by the User.

Failure to provide certain Personal Data may make it impossible for this Application to provide its services.

Users are responsible for any Personal Data of third parties obtained, published or shared through this Application and confirm that they have the third party's consent to provide the Data to the Owner.

9. Mode and place of processing the Data

Methods of processing

The Data Controller processes the Data of Users in a proper manner and shall take appropriate security measures to prevent unauthorized access, disclosure, modification, or unauthorized destruction of the Data.

The Data processing is carried out using computers and/or IT enabled tools, following organizational procedures and modes strictly related to the purposes indicated. In addition to the Data Controller, in some cases, the Data may be accessible to certain types of persons in charge, involved with the operation of the site (administration, sales, marketing, legal, system administration) or external parties (such as third party technical service providers, mail carriers, hosting providers, IT companies, communications agencies) appointed, if necessary, as Data Processors by the Owner. The updated list of these parties may be requested from the Data Controller at any time.

Place

The Data is processed at the Data Controller's operating offices and in any other places where the parties involved with the processing are located. For further information, please contact the Data Controller.

Retention time

The Data is kept for the time necessary to provide the service requested by the User, or stated by the purposes outlined in this document, and the User can always request that the Data Controller suspend or remove the data.

10. The use of the collected Data

The Data concerning the User is collected to allow the Owner to provide its services, as well as for the following purposes: Analytics, Contacting the User, Advertising, Interaction with external social networks and platforms, Remarketing and behavioral targeting and Displaying content from external platforms.

The Personal Data used for each purpose is outlined in the specific sections of this document.

11. Detailed information on the processing of Personal Data

Personal Data is collected for the following purposes and using the following services:

Advertising

This type of services allows User Data to be utilized for advertising communication purposes displayed in the form of banners and other advertisements on this Application, possibly based on User interests.

This does not mean that all Personal Data are used for this purpose. Information and conditions of use are shown below.

Some of the services listed below may use Cookies to identify Users or they may use the behavioral retargeting technique, i.e. displaying ads tailored to the User’s interests and behavior, including those detected outside this Application. For more information, please check the privacy policies of the relevant services.

Adform (Adform)

Adform is an advertising service provided by Adform.

Personal Data collected: Cookies and Usage data.

Place of processing: Denmark – Privacy Policy

AppNexus (AppNexus Inc.)

AppNexus is an advertising service provided by AppNexus Inc.

Personal Data collected: Cookies and Usage data.

Place of processing: US – Privacy PolicyOpt out

DoubleClick for Publishers (Google Inc.)

DoubleClick for Publishers is an advertising service provided by Google Inc. that allows the Owner to run advertising campaigns in conjunction with external advertising networks that the Owner, unless otherwise specified in this document, has no direct relationship with. In order to opt out from being tracked by various advertising networks, Users may make use of Youronlinechoices. In order to understand Google's use of data, consult Google's partner policy.

This service uses the “Doubleclick” Cookie, which tracks use of this Application and User behavior concerning ads, products and services offered.

Users may decide to disable all the Doubleclick Cookies by clicking on: google.com/settings/ads/onweb/optout?hl=en.

Personal Data collected: Cookies and Usage data.

Place of processing: US – Privacy Policy

Analytics

The services contained in this section enable the Owner to monitor and analyze web traffic and can be used to keep track of User behavior.

Google Analytics (Google Inc.)

Google Analytics is a web analysis service provided by Google Inc. (“Google”). Google utilizes the Data collected to track and examine the use of this Application, to prepare reports on its activities and share them with other Google services.

Google may use the Data collected to contextualize and personalize the ads of its own advertising network.

Personal Data collected: Cookies and Usage data.

Place of processing: US – Privacy PolicyOpt Out

Google Tag Manager (Google)

Google Tag Manager is an analytics service provided by Google, Inc.

Personal Data collected: Cookies and Usage data.

Place of processing: US – Privacy Policy

Facebook Ads conversion tracking (Facebook, Inc.)

Facebook Ads conversion tracking is an analytics service provided by Facebook, Inc. that connects data from the Facebook advertising network with actions performed on this Application.

Personal Data collected: Cookies and Usage data.

Place of processing: US – Privacy Policy

Google AdWords conversion tracking (Google Inc.)

Google AdWords conversion tracking is an analytics service provided by Google Inc. that connects data from the Google AdWords advertising network with actions performed on this Application.

Personal Data collected: Cookies and Usage data.

Place of processing: US – Privacy Policy

Quantcast Measure (Quantcast Corporation)

Quantcast Measure is an analytics service provided by Quantcast Corporation.

Personal Data collected: Cookies and Usage data.

Place of processing: US – Privacy PolicyOpt Out

Twitter Ads conversion tracking (Twitter, Inc.)

Twitter Ads conversion tracking is an analytics service provided by Twitter, Inc. that connects data from the Twitter advertising network with actions performed on this Application.

Personal Data collected: Cookies and Usage data.

Place of processing: US – Privacy Policy

Contacting the User

Contact form (This Application)

By filling in the contact form with their Data, the User authorizes this Application to use these details to reply to requests for information, quotes or any other kind of request as indicated by the form’s header.

Personal Data collected: address.

Displaying content from external platforms

This type of services allows you to view content hosted on external platforms directly from the pages of this Application and interact with them.

This type of service might still collect web traffic data for the pages where the service is installed, even when Users do not use it.

Google Site Search (Google Inc.)

Google Site Search is a search engine embedding service provided by Google Inc. that allows this Application to incorporate content of this kind on its pages.

Personal Data collected: Cookies and Usage data.

Place of processing: US – Privacy Policy

YouTube video widget (Google Inc.)

YouTube is a video content visualization service provided by Google Inc. that allows this Application to incorporate content of this kind on its pages.

Personal Data collected: Cookies and Usage data.

Place of processing: US – Privacy Policy

Interaction with external social networks and platforms

This type of services allow interaction with social networks or other external platforms directly from the pages of this Application.

The interaction and information obtained through this Application are always subject to the User’s privacy settings for each social network.

This type of service might still collect traffic data for the pages where the service is installed, even when Users do not use it.

Facebook Like button and social widgets (Facebook, Inc.)

The Facebook Like button and social widgets are services allowing interaction with the Facebook social network provided by Facebook, Inc.

Personal Data collected: Cookies and Usage data.

Place of processing: US – Privacy Policy

Twitter Tweet button and social widgets (Twitter, Inc.)

The Twitter Tweet button and social widgets are services allowing interaction with the Twitter social network provided by Twitter, Inc.

Personal Data collected: Cookies and Usage data.

Place of processing: US – Privacy Policy

Remarketing and behavioral targeting

This type of service allows this Application and its partners to inform, optimize and serve advertising based on past use of this Application by the User.

This activity is performed by tracking Usage Data and by using Cookies, information that is transferred to the partners that manage the remarketing and behavioral targeting activity.

Facebook Remarketing (Facebook, Inc.)

Facebook Remarketing is a Remarketing and Behavioral Targeting service provided by Facebook, Inc. that connects the activity of this Application with the Facebook advertising network.

Personal Data collected: Cookies and Usage data.

Place of processing: US – Privacy PolicyOpt Out

Twitter Remarketing (Twitter, Inc.)

Twitter Remarketing is a Remarketing and Behavioral Targeting service provided by Twitter, Inc. that connects the activity of this Application with the Twitter advertising network.

Personal Data collected: Cookies and Usage data.

Place of processing: US – Privacy PolicyOpt Out

Twitter Tailored Audiences (Twitter, Inc.)

Twitter Tailored Audiences is a Remarketing and Behavioral Targeting service provided by Twitter, Inc. that connects the activity of this Application with the Twitter advertising network.

Personal Data collected: Cookies and email address.

Place of processing: US – Privacy PolicyOpt Out

Additional information about Data collection and processing

Legal action

The User's Personal Data may be used for legal purposes by the Data Controller, in Court or in the stages leading to possible legal action arising from improper use of this Application or the related services.

The User declares to be aware that the Data Controller may be required to reveal personal data upon request of public authorities.

Additional information about User's Personal Data

In addition to the information contained in this privacy policy, this Application may provide the User with additional and contextual information concerning particular services or the collection and processing of Personal Data upon request.

System logs and maintenance

For operation and maintenance purposes, this Application and any third party services may collect files that record interaction with this Application (System logs) or use for this purpose other Personal Data (such as IP Address).

Information not contained in this policy

More details concerning the collection or processing of Personal Data may be requested from the Data Controller at any time. Please see the contact information at the beginning of this document.

The rights of Users

Users have the right, at any time, to know whether their Personal Data has been stored and can consult the Data Controller to learn about their contents and origin, to verify their accuracy or to ask for them to be supplemented, cancelled, updated or corrected, or for their transformation into anonymous format or to block any data held in violation of the law, as well as to oppose their treatment for any and all legitimate reasons. Requests should be sent to the Data Controller at the contact information set out above.

This Application does not support “Do Not Track” requests.

To determine whether any of the third party services it uses honor the “Do Not Track” requests, please read their privacy policies.

Changes to this privacy policy

The Data Controller reserves the right to make changes to this privacy policy at any time by giving notice to its Users on this page. It is strongly recommended to check this page often, referring to the date of the last modification listed at the bottom. If a User objects to any of the changes to the Policy, the User must cease using this Application and can request that the Data Controller remove the Personal Data. Unless stated otherwise, the then-current privacy policy applies to all Personal Data the Data Controller has about Users.

Information about this privacy policy

The Data Controller is responsible for this privacy policy, prepared starting from the modules provided by Iubenda and hosted on Iubenda's servers.

Definitions and legal references

Personal Data (or Data)

Any information regarding a natural person, a legal person, an institution or an association, which is, or can be, identified, even indirectly, by reference to any other information, including a personal identification number.

Usage Data

Information collected automatically from this Application (or third party services employed in this Application), which can include: the IP addresses or domain names of the computers utilized by the Users who use this Application, the URI addresses (Uniform Resource Identifier), the time of the request, the method utilized to submit the request to the server, the size of the file received in response, the numerical code indicating the status of the server's answer (successful outcome, error, etc.), the country of origin, the features of the browser and the operating system utilized by the User, the various time details per visit (e.g., the time spent on each page within the Application) and the details about the path followed within the Application with special reference to the sequence of pages visited, and other parameters about the device operating system and/or the User's IT environment.

User

The individual using this Application, which must coincide with or be authorized by the Data Subject, to whom the Personal Data refers.

Data Subject

The legal or natural person to whom the Personal Data refers.

Data Processor (or Data Supervisor)

The natural person, legal person, public administration or any other body, association or organization authorized by the Data Controller to process the Personal Data in compliance with this privacy policy.

Data Controller (or Owner)

The natural person, legal person, public administration or any other body, association or organization with the right, also jointly with another Data Controller, to make decisions regarding the purposes, and the methods of processing of Personal Data and the means used, including the security measures concerning the operation and use of this Application. The Data Controller, unless otherwise specified, is the Owner of this Application.

This Application

The hardware or software tool by which the Personal Data of the User is collected.

Cookies

Small piece of data stored in the User's device.

Legal information

Notice to European Users: this privacy statement has been prepared in fulfillment of the obligations under Art. 10 of EC Directive n. 95/46/EC, and under the provisions of Directive 2002/58/EC, as revised by Directive 2009/136/EC, on the subject of Cookies.

This privacy policy relates solely to this Application.