Privacy and Cookies Notice


I. Global Action Plan respects the privacy of its customers and visitors.

II. If you wish to be removed from our database, opt out of promotional mailings or have any questions about the operation of our website, please contact us.

III. Our website collects names, email addresses and other information from schools/groups and teachers/leaders only when submitted via one of our online forms, such as our registration form. This data is used solely by Global Action Plan and its partners and is not shared, traded, or sold to anyone else.

IV. Our web server also records IP addresses from all visitors to our site. An IP address is a number that is automatically assigned to your computer when you use the internet. We use IP addresses to help diagnose problems with our server, to administer our site, to analyse user trends, to track user movement, and to gather broad demographic information – all for the purpose of continually improving our website and delivering personalised, custom content. IP addresses are not linked to personally identifiable information, and their collection is standard procedure in most web server environments.

V. Our website contains links to other websites. Please note that when you click on one of these links, you are entering another website, for which Global Action Plan is not responsible.

VI. By using this website, you signify your agreement to our privacy policy as stated above. Note that this policy may be revised periodically without notice. Please re-read this policy prior to submitting any personal information if you have concerns about how your information is being collected and used.

You should be aware that when you use websites, mobile sites, or mobile apps, information may be collected through the use of cookies.

I. What are cookies and how do they work?
Cookies are small bits of text that are downloaded to your computer or mobile device when you visit a website. Your browser sends these cookies back to the website on each subsequent visit so the website can recognise you and can then tailor what you see on the screen.

II. What do we use cookies for?
Cookies are a key part of the internet. They make your interactions with websites much smoother and power lots of the useful features of websites. There are many different uses for cookies, but they fall into four main groups:

III. Cookies that are required to provide the service you have requested
Some cookies are essential in order to enable you to move around the web site and use its features. Without these cookies, services you've asked for can't be provided. These cookies don't gather information about you that could be used for marketing or remembering where you've been on the internet.
Here are some examples of the essential cookies:

  • Keeping you logged in during your visit, without cookies you might have to log in on each and every page you go to.
  • When you add something to the online shopping basket, cookies make sure it's still there when you get to the checkout.
  • Some session cookies which make it possible to navigate through the website smoothly and these are automatically deleted after you close your web browser.

IV. Improving your browsing experience
These cookies allow the website to remember choices you make, such as your language or region and provide enhanced features.
Here are a few examples of just some of the ways that cookies are used to improve your experience on our websites.

  • Remembering your preferences and settings, including marketing preferences.
  • Remembering if you've completed a survey, so you're not asked to do it again.
  • Remembering if you've been to the site before as a first time user might see different content to a regular user.
  • Restricting the number of times you're shown a particular advertisement. This is sometimes called 'frequency capping'.
  • Showing you information that's relevant to products of ours that you have.
  • Enabling social media components, like Facebook or Twitter.
  • Showing "related article” links that are relevant to the page you're looking at.
  • Remembering a location you've entered such as weather forecasts.

V. Analytics
We like to keep track of what pages and links are popular and which ones don’t get used so much to help us keep our sites relevant and up to date. It’s also very useful to be able to identify trends of how people navigate through our sites and if they get error messages from web pages.

This group of cookies, often called “analytics cookies” are used to gather this information. These cookies don’t collect information that identifies a visitor. The information collected is anonymous and is grouped with the information from everyone else’s cookies. We can then see the overall patterns of usage rather than any one person’s activity. Analytics cookies only record activity on the site you are on and they are only used to improve how a web site works.

Some of our websites and some of the emails you might get from us also contain small invisible images known as “web beacons” or “tracking pixels”. These are used to count the number of times the page or email has been viewed and allows us to measure the effectiveness of its marketing and emails. These web beacons are anonymous and don’t contain or collect any information that identifies you.

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