Privacy and Cookie Policy

First revised: September 18, 2020

Last revised: November 17, 2020

Effective date: November 17, 2020

Chief Learning Magazine (“” “” “Website”, “Chief Learning”, “Service”or “we” and its derivatives) is committed to safeguarding your privacy. This Privacy and Cookie Policy (the “Policy”) describes our policies and procedures regarding the collection, use and disclosure of information we obtain through the website at Your privacy is important to us. It is Chief Learning Magazine’s policy to respect your privacy regarding any information we may collect from you across our website,, and other sites we own and operate.

We only ask for personal information when we truly need it to provide a service to you. We collect it by fair and lawful means, with your knowledge and consent. We also let you know why we’re collecting it and how it will be used.

To use the Chief Leaarning Magazine Service, you must consent to the terms of this Policy and the Chief Learning Magazine Terms of Service, which is incorporated by reference. When you visit the site you will also be offered to review our Privacy Policy before continuing.


We only retain collected information for as long as necessary to provide you with your requested service. What data we store, we’ll protect within commercially acceptable means to prevent loss and theft, as well as unauthorised access, disclosure, copying, use or modification.

We don’t share any personally identifying information publicly or with third-parties, except when required to by law.

Our website may link to external sites that are not operated by us. Please be aware that we have no control over the content and practices of these sites, and cannot accept responsibility or liability for their respective privacy policies.

You are free to refuse our request for your personal information, with the understanding that we may be unable to provide you with some of your desired services.
Your continued use of our website will be regarded as acceptance of our practices around privacy and personal information. If you have any questions about how we handle user data and personal information, feel free to contact us, you can find our contact info at the bottom of the page.

Who we are

Our website address is: and

Please also refer to the browser address bar, or our Terms if you are unsure of this.

MUST READ SECTIONS: We draw your attention in particular to the sections entitled “INTERNATIONAL DATA TRANSFER” and “YOUR RIGHTS.”

CHANGES TO THIS POLICY: We will post any modifications or changes to the Policy. We reserve the right to modify the Policy at any time, so we encourage you to review it frequently. The “Last Updated” legend above indicates when this Policy was last changed. If we make any material change(s) to the Policy, we will notify you via email or post a notice on our Site prior to such change(s) taking effect.

What personal data we collect and why we collect it

We use your personal information only as permitted by law. Our legal bases for processing the personal data described in this Policy are as follows:

• Legal compliance: We may need to collect, use, and otherwise process your personal data to comply with our legal obligations, such as regulatory monitoring and reporting obligations.

• Legitimate interests: We may process your personal data where we have a legitimate interest in doing so, provided that our interests are not outweighed by any potential impact of the processing on you, or your fundamental rights and freedoms.

• Contract: We may need to process your personal data to perform a contract with you, which may be part of specific electronic communications or offline, or to take steps that you have requested prior to entering into the contract.

• Necessity: We may need to process your personal data to protect your vital interests, or those of another person.

• Consent: In some cases, we may rely on your consent to process your personal data. Where we rely on your consent, you have the right to withdraw it at any time in the manner indicated when we requested the consent or by contacting us as described in this Policy.


When visitors leave comments on the site we collect the data shown in the comments form, and also the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection.

An anonymized string created from your email address (also called a hash) may be provided to the Gravatar service to see if you are using it. The Gravatar service privacy policy is available here: After approval of your comment, your profile picture is visible to the public in the context of your comment.


If you upload images to the website, you should avoid uploading images with embedded location data (EXIF GPS) included. Visitors to the website can download and extract any location data from images on the website.

Contact forms

We do not collect personal data directly from End Users unless they contact us (i.e., through the “Contact” page on our site or to provide feedback about the Website) or “Submit News” (on the “Submit News” page to send us information about the ir business they would like to see on our website) or wish to pursue a paid-for product.


If you leave a comment on our site you may opt-in to saving your name, email address and website in cookies. These are for your convenience so that you do not have to fill in your details again when you leave another comment. These cookies will last for one year.

If you visit our login page, we will set a temporary cookie to determine if your browser accepts cookies. This cookie contains no personal data and is discarded when you close your browser.

When you log in, we will also set up several cookies to save your login information and your screen display choices. Login cookies last for two days, and screen options cookies last for a year. If you select “Remember Me”, your login will persist for two weeks. If you log out of your account, the login cookies will be removed.

If you edit or publish an article, an additional cookie will be saved in your browser. This cookie includes no personal data and simply indicates the post ID of the article you just edited. It expires after 1 day.

Like many online services, we use Cookies to collect information. “Cookies” are small pieces of information that a website sends to your computer’s hard drive while you are viewing the website. We may use both session Cookies (which expire once you close your web browser) and persistent Cookies (which stay on your computer until you delete them).

We use two broad categories of Cookies: (1) first party Cookies, served directly by us to your computer or mobile device, which are used only by us to recognize your computer or mobile device when it revisits the Website; and (2) third party Cookies, which are served by service providers on the Website, and can be used by such service providers to recognize your computer or mobile device when it visits other websites.

Chief Learning uses Cookies to verify that you are properly signed in, to display information for your primary location, and to provide information about your news or paid for sponsored content(if applicable). We may also use Cookies from time to time to measure your response to new aspects of the Website and/or emails in an effort to continually improve customer service and the Website. Please be aware that a Cookie cannot spread computer viruses, retrieve any other data from your hard drive, or capture your email address.

Cookies we use

The Website uses the following types of Cookies for the purposes set out below.

a. Essential Cookies. These Cookies are essential to provide you with services available through our Services and to enable you to use some of its features. For example, they allow you to log in to secure areas of our Services and help the content of the pages you request load quickly. Without these Cookies, the services that you have asked for cannot be provided, and we only use these Cookies to provide you with those services.

b. Functionality Cookies. These Cookies allow our Services to remember choices you make when you use our Services, such as remembering your language preferences, remembering your login details and remembering the changes you make to other parts of Services which you can customize. The purpose of these Cookies is to provide you with a more personal experience and to avoid you having to re-enter your preferences every time you visit our Services.

c. Analytics and Performance Cookies. These Cookies are used to collect information about traffic to Services and how users use our Services. The information gathered does not identify any individual visitor. The information is aggregated and anonymous. It includes the number of visitors to our Services, the websites that referred them to our Services, the pages they visited on our Services, what time of day they visited our Services, whether they have visited our Services before, and other similar information. We use this information to help operate our Services more efficiently, to gather broad demographic information and to monitor the level of activity on our Services.
We use Google Analytics services for this purpose. Google Analytics use their own cookies. They are only used to improve how our Services works. You can find out more information about Google Analytics Cookies here: You can find out more about how Google protects your data here:
You can prevent the use of Google Analytics relating to your use of our Services by downloading and installing the browser plugin available via this link:

d. Social Media Cookies. These Cookies are used when you share information using a social media sharing button or “like” button on our Services or you link your account or engage with our content on or through a social networking website such as Facebook, Twitter, or Google+. The social network will record that you have done this.

Disabling Cookies. You can typically remove or reject Cookies via your browser settings. In order to do this, follow the instructions provided by your browser (usually located within the “settings,” “help” “tools” or “edit” facility). Many browsers are set to accept Cookies until you change your settings.

Further information about Cookies, including how to see what Cookies have been set on your computer or mobile device and how to manage and delete them, visit and

Users must accept Cookies in order to access certain features of the Website. You can erase or block Cookies from your computer if you wish to do so (your internet browser help screen or manual will thoroughly explain this process), but certain parts of the Website will not work correctly or at all if your browser is set to not to accept Cookies.

Embedded content from other websites

Articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website.

These websites may collect data about you, use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking, and monitor your interaction with that embedded content, including tracking your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.

Ananlytics, automated decision-making or profiling

We do not use your personal data for the purposes of automated decision-making. However, we may do so in order to fulfil obligations imposed by law, in which case we will inform you of any such processing and provide you with an opportunity to object.


We may also use pixel tags (which are also known as web beacons and clear GIFs) on Chief Learning to track the actions of users on our Services. Unlike Cookies, which are stored on the hard drive of your computer or mobile device by a website, pixel tags are embedded invisibly on webpages. Pixel tags measure the success of our marketing campaigns and compile statistics about usage of the Website, so that we can manage our content more effectively. With the exception of the Facebook Pixel (see below), the information we collect using pixel tags is not linked to our users’ personal data.
The Website may use the Facebook Pixel to gather information about your activities on the Website in order to provide you with tailored Chief Learning ads. For example, if you sign up for Chief Learning you may see a Chief Learning ad on your Facebook newsfeed. Facebook’s use of information collected is set forth in its Privacy Policy ( You may opt out of Facebook’s interest-based ads here (


We do not knowingly collect, maintain, or use personal data from children under 18 years of age, and no part of the Website is directed to children under the age of 18. If you learn that a child has provided us with personal data without your consent, you should alert us using the details in the Section entitled “CONTACT INFORMATION.” If we learn that we have collected any personal data about children under 18, we will delete such information as soon as reasonably practicable.

Who we share your data with

With Third Parties designated by you. We may share your personal data with third parties where you have provided your consent to do so.

With Third Parties. We use Stripe, a third party payment processor, to process payments made through Website. In connection with the processing of such payments, we do not retain any personally identifiable information or any financial information such as credit card numbers. Rather, all such information is provided directly to Stripe, whose use of your personal data is governed by their privacy policy, which may be viewed at

Posting on the Website

We urge you to be very careful when deciding to disclose your personal data, or any other information, on the Website Such personal data and other information will not be private or confidential once it is published on the Website. Chief Learning is not responsible for how others use such information. If you post personal data, even if you later remove it, other individuals who saw that personal data may retain copies of it through other means than the Website. We or our Users may occasionally reproduce, publish, and distribute content from reviews that exist on our Website in another form or website.

If you provide feedback to us, we may use and disclose such feedback on the Website provided we do not associate such feedback with your personal data. If you have provided your consent to do so, we may post your first and last name along with your feedback on the Website. We will collect any information contained in such feedback and will treat the personal data in it in accordance with this Policy.

How long we retain your data

If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so we can recognize and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue for spam prevention.

For users that register on our website (if any), we also store the personal information they provide in their user profile. All users can see, edit, or delete their personal information at any time (except they cannot change their username). Website administrators can also see and edit that information.

While we may retain data indefinitely, this does not preclude your right to have it deleted or removed on request of either yourself the User or due to law enforcement.

We will only retain your personal data as long as reasonably required for you to use the Website and/or to provide you with the Website or its Service unless a longer retention period is required or permitted by law (for example, for regulatory purposes).

What rights you have over your data

If you have an account on this site, or have left comments, you can request to receive an exported file of the personal data we hold about you, including any data you have provided to us. You can also request that we erase any personal data we hold about you. This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.

You may have the right to access your personal data and request that we correct, amend, delete it if it is inaccurate or processed in a way that is not in keeping with permitted privacy laws. These access rights may not apply in some cases, including where providing access is unreasonably burdensome or expensive under the circumstances or where it would violate the rights of a third party. To request access to, correction, amendment, or deletion of your personal data, submit a written request to the contact information provided below. We may request specific information from you to confirm your identity.

You may also choose to change personal data or deactivate your account by contacting us using the contact details below. You can also unsubscribe from our marketing communications by following the instructions or unsubscribe mechanism in our marketing e-mails.

The following rights may also be available to you:

• Opt-out. You may contact us anytime to request to opt-out of: (i) direct marketing communications; (ii) automated decision-making and/or profiling; (iii) our collection of Sensitive Personal Data; (iv) any new processing of your personal data that we may carry out beyond the original purpose, where we have requested your consent prior to such processing; or (v) the transfer of your personal data outside the EEA, where we rely on your consent for such transfer. Please note that your use of some of the Website may be ineffective upon opt-out.
• Access. You may request to access the information we hold about you at any time via your account page or by contacting us directly.
• Amend. You can also contact us to request to update or correct any inaccuracies in your personal data.
• Move. You may contact us to request that we move your data to other service providers as you wish.
• Erase and forget. In certain situations, for example when the information we hold about you is no longer relevant or is incorrect, you can request that we erase your data.

If you wish to exercise any of these rights, please contact us using the details in Section entitled “CONTACT INFORMATION” below. In your request, please make clear: (i) what personal data is concerned; and (ii) which of the above rights you would like to request to enforce. We may deny your request where permitted by applicable law. For your protection, we may only implement requests with respect to the personal data associated with the particular email address that you use to send us your request, and we may need to verify your identity before implementing your request. We will try to comply with your request as soon as reasonably practicable and in any event, within one month of your request. Please note that we may need to retain certain information for recordkeeping purposes and/or to complete any transactions that you began prior to requesting such change or deletion.

Sensitive Data

Subject to the following paragraph, we ask that you not send us, and you not disclose, any sensitive personal data (e.g., social security numbers, information related to racial or ethnic origin, political opinions, religion or other beliefs, health, biometrics or genetic characteristics, criminal background or trade union membership) (“Sensitive Personal Data”) on or through the Website or otherwise to us.

If you send or disclose any Sensitive Personal Data to us when you submit user-generated content to the Website, you consent to our processing and use of such Sensitive Personal Data in accordance with this policy. If you do not consent to our processing and use of such Sensitive Personal Data, you must not submit such user generated content to our Website.

Where we send your data

Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service.

As Required by Law. We may access, preserve, and disclose your personal data, other account information, and content if we believe doing so is required by law or if those actions are reasonably necessary to:
• comply with legal process, such as a court order or subpoena;
• enforce this Policy or our Terms of Service;
• respond to claims that any content violates the rights of third parties;
• respond to law enforcement;
• investigate and prevent unauthorized transactions or other illegal activities; or
• protect our or others’ rights, property, or personal safety.

Corporate Events. If we are involved in a merger, acquisition, financing due diligence, reorganization, bankruptcy, receivership, sale of company assets, or transition of service to another provider, your information may be sold or transferred as part of such a transaction. We cannot control how such entities may use or disclose such information.

Other Disclosures. We may share personal data as we believe necessary or appropriate: (a) to comply with applicable laws; (b) to comply with lawful requests and legal process, including to respond to requests from public and government authorities; (c) to enforce our Policy; and (d) to protect our rights, privacy, safety or property, and/or that of you or others.
We may also disclose your personal data with your permission.

If you are a non-U.K. user of the Website or visitor of the Website, by providing us with data, you acknowledge and agree that your personal data may be processed for the purposes identified in this Policy. Your information, including personal data that we collect from you, may be transferred to, stored at and processed by us and other third parties outside the country in which you reside, including, but not limited to the United Kingdom and United States, where data protection and privacy regulations may not offer the same level of protection as in other parts of the world. By using the Website, you agree to this transfer, storing or processing.


We are committed to resolve any complaints about our collection or use of your personal data. If you would like to make a complaint regarding this Policy or our practices in relation to your personal data, please contact us at: data @chieflearning. com . We will reply to your complaint as soon as we can and in any event, within 28 days. We hope to resolve any complaint brought to our attention, however if you feel that your complaint has not been adequately resolved, you reserve the right to contact your local data protection supervisory authority

Changes to this policy

Any changes to this Policy will always be posted to this section of the website, along with the effective date of the updated Policy. You should check this page periodically to stay abreast of any such changes. For any material changes to the Policy, we will notify Users via email or by placing a prominent notice on the homepage of our website.

Contact Info

We welcome your comments or questions about this Policy. Please use the “Contact us” link of the Website or contact us in writing at:

Chief Learning Magazine
Chapel Street, Salford, M5 5BZ
ATTN: Legal
data @ chieflearning .com