Legal Policies

We have a number of legal policies that govern how we gather, store and use your information as well as information about our sites. You can read these below and if you have any questions you can email Info@integratemyschool.com

What's in these terms?

These terms tell you the rules for using our websites www.ief.org.uk and www.integratemyschool.com (our sites).

Who we are and how to contact us

Our sites are operated by Integrated Education Fund (we/us). We are registered in Northern Ireland under company number NI636289 and have our registered office at 50 Bedford Street, Belfast, County Antrim, BT2 7FW. Our main trading address is at Forestview, Purdy's Lane, Belfast, BT8 7AR.

We are regulated by the Charities Commission for Northern Ireland and Companies House.

We are a Private Company Limited by Guarantee without a share capital and are exempt from use of the word 'Limited'. We are also a registered Charity with charity number NIC104886. 

To contact us, please email info@ief.org.uk

By Using Our Sites You Accept These Terms

By using our sites, you confirm that you accept these terms of use and that you agree to comply with them. 

If you do not agree to these terms, you must not use our sites.

We recommend that you print a copy of these terms for future reference. 

There Are Other Terms That Might Apply To You

These terms of use refer to the following additional terms, which also apply to your use of our sites:

  • Our Privacy Policy , which sets out the terms on which we process any personal data we collect from you, or that you provide to us. By using our sites, you consent to such processing and you warrant that all data provided by you is accurate. 
  • Our Website Acceptable Use Policy , which sets out the permitted uses and prohibited uses of our sites. When using our sites, you must comply with this Acceptable Use Policy.
  • Our Cookie Policy , which sets out information about the cookies on our sites.

We May Make Changes To These Terms

We amend these terms from time to time. These terms were most recently created and updated in November 2016.

We May Make Changes To Our Sites

We may update and change our sites from time to time to reflect changes to our services, our users' needs and our priorities. We will try to give you reasonable notice of any major changes. 

We May Suspend Or Withdraw Our Sites

Our sites are made available free of charge.

We do not guarantee that our sites, or any content on them, will always be available or be uninterrupted. We may suspend or withdraw or restrict the availability of all or any part of our sites for business and operational reasons. We will try to give you reasonable notice of any suspension or withdrawal. 

You are also responsible for ensuring that all persons who access our sites through your internet connection are aware of these terms of use and other applicable terms and conditions, and that they comply with them.

Our Sites Are Directed To Users In Northern Ireland

Our sites are directed to people residing in Northern Ireland. We do not represent that content available on or through our sites is appropriate for use or available in other locations.

You Must Keep Your Account Details Safe

If you choose, or you are provided with, a user identification code, password or any other piece of information as part of our security procedures, you must treat such information as confidential. You must not disclose it to any third party.

We have the right to disable any user identification code or password, whether chosen by you or allocated by us, at any time, if in our reasonable opinion you have failed to comply with any of the provisions of these terms of use.

If you know or suspect that anyone other than you knows your user identification code or password, you must promptly notify us at info@ief.org.uk

How You May Use Material On Our Sites

We are the owner or the licensee of all intellectual property rights in our sites, and in the material published on it. Those works are protected by copyright laws and treaties around the world. All such rights are reserved.

You may print off one copy, and may download extracts, of any page(s) from our sites for your personal use and you may draw the attention of others within your organisation to content posted on our sites.

You must not modify the paper or digital copies of any materials you have printed off or downloaded in any way, and you must not use any illustrations, photographs, video or audio sequences or any graphics separately from any accompanying text.

Our status (and that of any identified contributors) as the authors of content on our sites must always be acknowledged by you when using said content in accordance with the above paragraphs.

You must not use any part of the content on our sites for commercial purposes without obtaining a licence to do so from us or our licensors.

If you print off, copy or download any part of our sites in breach of these terms of use, your right to use our sites will cease immediately and you must, at our option, return or destroy any copies of the materials you have made.

Do Not Rely On Information On Our Sites

The content on our sites is provided for general information only. It is not intended to amount to advice on which you should rely. You must obtain professional or specialist advice before taking, or refraining from, any action on the basis of the content on our sites.

Although we make reasonable efforts to update the information on our sites, we make no representations, warranties or guarantees, whether express or implied, that the content on our sites is accurate, complete or up-to-date.

We Are Not Responsible For Websites We Link To

Where our sites contain links to other sites and resources provided by third parties, these links are provided for your information only. Such links should not be interpreted as approval by us of those linked websites or information you may obtain from them. 

We have no control over the contents of those sites or resources.

User-generated Content Is Not Approved By Us

Our sites may include information and materials uploaded by other users of the site, including to bulletin boards and chat rooms. This information and these materials have not been verified or approved by us. The views expressed by other users on our sites do not represent our views or values.

If you wish to complain about information and materials uploaded by other users please notify us at info@ief.org.uk

Our Responsibility For Loss Or Damage Suffered By You

Whether you are an individual or a business user: 

  • We do not exclude or limit in any way our liability to you where it would be unlawful to do so. This includes liability for death or personal injury caused by our negligence or the negligence of our employees, agents or subcontractors and for fraud or fraudulent misrepresentation.

If you are a business user:

  • We exclude all implied conditions, warranties, representations or other terms which may apply to our sites or any content on them. 
  • We will not be liable to you for any loss or damage, whether in contract, tort (including negligence), breach of statutory duty, or otherwise, even if foreseeable, arising under or in connection with:
    • use of, or inability to use, our sites; or
    • use of or reliance on any content displayed on our sites.
  • In particular, we will not be liable for:
    • loss of profits, sales, business, or revenue;
    • business interruption;
    • loss of anticipated savings;
    • loss of business opportunity, goodwill or reputation; or
    • any indirect or consequential loss or damage.
  • We will not be liable for any loss or damage caused by a virus, distributed denial-of-service attack, or other technologically harmful material that may infect your computer equipment, computer programs, data or other proprietary material due to your use of our sites or to your downloading of any content on it, or on any website linked to them.

If you are an individual user:

  • Please note that we only provide our sites for domestic and private use. You agree not to use our sites for any commercial or business purposes, and we have no liability to you for any loss of profit, loss of business, business interruption, or loss of business opportunity.
  • If defective digital content which we have supplied damages a device or digital content belonging to you and this is caused by our failure to use reasonable care and skill we will either repair the damage or pay you compensation. However, we will not be liable for damage which you could have avoided by following our advice to apply an update offered to you free of charge or for damage which was caused by you failing to correctly follow installation instructions or to have in place the minimum system requirements advised by us.

Uploading Content To Our Sites

Whenever you make use of a feature that allows you to upload content to our sites, or to make contact with other users of our sites, you must comply with the content standards set out in our Acceptable Use Policy

You warrant that any such contribution does comply with those standards, and you will be liable to us and indemnify us for any breach of that warranty. This means you will be responsible for any loss or damage we suffer as a result of your breach of warranty.

Any content you upload to our sites will be considered non-confidential and non-proprietary. You retain all of your ownership rights in your content, but you are required to grant us and other users of our sites a limited licence to use, store and copy that content and to distribute and make it available to third parties. The rights you license to us include a perpetual, worldwide, non-exclusive, royalty-free, transferable licence to use, reproduce, distribute, prepare derivative works of, display, and perform that user-generated content in connection with the service provided by our sites and across different media.

We also have the right to disclose your identity to any third party who is claiming that any content posted or uploaded by you to our sites constitutes a violation of their intellectual property rights, or of their right to privacy.

We have the right to remove any posting you make on our sites if, in our opinion, your post does not comply with the content standards set out in our Acceptable Use Policy.

You are solely responsible for securing and backing up your content.

Rights You Are Giving Us To Use Material You Upload

When you upload or post content to our sites, you grant us the following rights to use that content to share with the relevant persons or organisations with a view to furthering our goals. This may include (but is not restricted to) school governors, school principals, politicians, government departments, charities, non-governmental organisations, public relations companies, community representatives, relevant regulatory bodies, media organisations and the Northern Ireland Council for Integrated Education. You also accept that we may contact you with a view to obtaining further information or clarification regarding your original content. We will share this information in as general a form as is possible so as to preserve your privacy.

We Are Not Responsible For Viruses And You Must Not Introduce Them

We do not guarantee that our sites will be secure or free from bugs or viruses.

You are responsible for configuring your information technology, computer programmes and platform in order to access our sites. You should use your own virus protection software.

You must not misuse our sites by knowingly introducing viruses, trojans, worms, logic bombs or other material which is malicious or technologically harmful. You must not attempt to gain unauthorised access to our sites, the server on which our sites is/are stored or any server, computer or database connected to our sites. You must not attack our sites via a denial-of-service attack or a distributed denial-of service attack. By breaching this provision, you would commit a criminal offence under the Computer Misuse Act 1990 as may be amended or replaced from time to time. We will report any such breach to the relevant law enforcement authorities and we will co-operate with those authorities by disclosing your identity to them. In the event of such a breach, your right to use our sites will cease immediately.

You may link to our sites, provided you do so in a way that is fair and legal and does not damage our reputation or take advantage of it.

You must not establish a link in such a way as to suggest any form of association, approval or endorsement on our part where none exists.

We reserve the right to withdraw linking permission without notice.

The website in which you are linking must comply in all respects with the content standards set out in our Acceptable Use Policy . 

If you wish to link to or make any use of content on our sites other than that set out above, please contact info@ief.org.uk

Which Country's Laws Apply To Any Disputes?

If you are a consumer, please note that these terms of use, their subject matter and their formation, are governed by Northern Irish law. You and we both agree to that the courts of Northern Ireland will have exclusive jurisdiction.

If you are a business, these terms of use, their subject matter and their formation (and any non-contractual disputes or claims) are governed by Northern Irish law. We and you both agree to the exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of Northern Ireland.

Integrated Education Fund ("we/us") are committed to protecting and respecting your privacy.

This policy (together with our terms of use and any other documents referred to on it) sets out the basis on which any personal data we collect from you, or that you provide to us, will be processed by us. Please read the following carefully to understand our views and practices regarding your personal data and how we will treat it. By visiting www.ief.org.uk or www.integratemyschool.com (our sites) you are accepting and consenting to the practices described in this policy. 

For the purpose of the Data Protection Act 1998 (the Act), the data controller is Integrated Education Fund, a company registered in Northern Ireland under Company Number NI636289 whose registered office is located at 50 Bedford Street, Belfast, County Antrim, BT2 7FW.

Information We May Collect From You

We may collect and process the following data about you:

  • Information you give us. You may give us information about you by filling in forms, questionnaires, petitions and the like on our sites or by corresponding with us by phone, e-mail or otherwise. This includes information you provide when you register to use our sites, subscribe to our services, participate in discussion boards or other social media functions on our sites, enter a competition, promotion or survey, and when you report a problem with our sites. The information you give us may include your name, address, e-mail address and phone number, financial and credit card information, personal description, photograph and any other information requested in any of our competitions, promotions, questionnaires, petitions or surveys.
  • Information we collect about you. With regard to each of your visits to our sites we may automatically collect the following information:
    • technical information, including the Internet protocol (IP) address used to connect your computer to the Internet, your login information, browser type and version, time zone setting, browser plug-in types and versions, operating system and platform; 
    • information about your visit, including the full Uniform Resource Locators (URL) clickstream to, through and from our sites (including date and time); products you viewed or searched for; page response times, download errors, length of visits to certain pages, page interaction information (such as scrolling, clicks, and mouse-overs), and methods used to browse away from the page and any phone number used to call our customer service number. 
  • Information we receive from other sources. We may receive information about you if you use any of the other websites we operate or the other services we provide. In this case we will have informed you when we collected that data that it may be shared internally and combined with data collected on this site. We may also from time to time work closely with third parties (including, for example, business partners, sub-contractors in technical, payment and delivery services, advertising networks, analytics providers, search information providers, credit reference agencies) and may receive information about you from them.

Cookies

Our sites use cookies to distinguish you from other users of our sites. This helps us to provide you with a good experience when you browse our sites and also allows us to improve our sites. For detailed information on the cookies we use and the purposes for which we use them see our Cookie policy .

Uses Made Of The Information

We use information held about you in the following ways:

  • Information you give to us. We will use this information:
    • to carry out our obligations arising from any contracts or agreements entered into between you and us and to provide you with the information and services that you request from us;
    • to notify you about changes to our services;
    • to keep you informed with updates on the progress of the relevant petition, survey, competition, promotion or questionnaire which you completed;
    • to ensure that the content and design of our sites is presented in the most effective manner for you and for your computer;
    • to contact you, if necessary, in order to make a request for further information or clarification; and
    • to share, if necessary, your feedback or survey answers with relevant persons or organisations with a view to furthering our goals. This may include (but is not restricted to) school governors, school principals, politicians, government departments, charities, non-governmental organisations, public relations companies, community representatives, relevant regulatory bodies, media organisations and the Northern Ireland Council for Integrated Education. Care will be taken to share this information in as general a form as is possible so as to protect your privacy.
  • Information we collect about you. We will use this information:
    • to administer our sites and for internal operations, including troubleshooting, data analysis, testing, research, statistical and survey purposes;
    • to improve our sites to ensure that content is presented in the most effective manner for you and for your computer; 
    • to allow you to participate in interactive features of our service, when you choose to do so;
    • as part of our efforts to keep our sites safe and secure; and
    • to measure or understand the effectiveness of information we provide to you and others, and to deliver relevant information to you.;
    • to make suggestions and recommendations to you and other users of our sites about information that may interest you or them.
  • Information we receive from other sources. We may combine this information with information you give to us and information we collect about you. We may us this information and the combined information for the purposes set out above (depending on the types of information we receive).

Disclosure Of Your Information

We may share your information with carefully selected third parties including:

  • Business partners, suppliers and sub-contractors for the performance of any contract or agreement we enter into with them or you.
  • Analytics and search engine providers that assist us in the improvement and optimisation of our sites. 
  • School governors, school principals, politicians, government departments, relevant regulatory bodies and media organisations in order to further our goals. 

We may disclose your personal information to third parties:

  • In the event that we sell or buy any business or assets, in which case we may disclose your personal data to the prospective seller or buyer of such business or assets.
  • If we or substantially all of our assets are acquired by a third party, in which case personal data held by us about our users will be one of the transferred assets.
  • If we are under a duty to disclose or share your personal data in order to comply with any legal obligation, or in order to enforce or apply our terms of use or terms and conditions of supply and other agreements; or to protect the rights, property, or safety of us, our service users, or others. This includes exchanging information with other companies and organisations for the purposes of fraud protection and credit risk reduction.

Where We Store Your Personal Data

The data that we collect from you may be transferred to, and stored at, a destination outside the European Economic Area ("EEA"). It may also be processed by staff operating outside the EEA who work for us or for one of our suppliers. Such staff maybe engaged in, among other things, the fulfilment of donations, the processing of your payment details and the provision of support services. By submitting your personal data, you agree to this transfer, storing or processing. We will take all steps reasonably necessary to ensure that your data is treated securely and in accordance with this privacy policy.

All information you provide to us is stored on our secure servers. Where we have given you (or where you have chosen) a password which enables you to access certain parts of our sites, you are responsible for keeping this password confidential. We ask you not to share a password with anyone.

Unfortunately, the transmission of information via the internet is not completely secure. Although we will do our best to protect your personal data, we cannot guarantee the security of your data transmitted to our sites; any transmission is at your own risk. Once we have received your information, we will use strict procedures and security features to try to prevent unauthorised access.

Timely Processing

We will not keep personal data longer than is necessary for the purpose or purposes for which they were collected. We will take all reasonable steps to destroy, or erase from our systems, all data which is no longer required.

Your Rights

You have the right to ask us not to process your personal data for marketing purposes. We will usually inform you (before collecting your data) if we intend to use your data for such purposes or if we intend to disclose your information to any third party for such purposes. You can exercise your right to prevent such processing by checking certain boxes on the forms we use to collect your data. You can also exercise the right at any time by contacting us at info@ief.org.uk

Our sites may, from time to time, contain links to and from the websites of our partner networks, advertisers and affiliates. If you follow a link to any of these websites, please note that these websites have their own privacy policies and that we do not accept any responsibility or liability for these policies. Please check these policies before you submit any personal data to these websites.

Acess To Information

The Act gives you the right to access information held about you. Your right of access can be exercised in accordance with the Act. Any access request may be subject to a fee of £10 to meet our costs in providing you with details of the information we hold about you.

Changes To Our Privacy Policy

Any changes we may make to our privacy policy in the future will be posted on this page and, where appropriate, notified to you by e-mail. Please check back frequently to see any updates or changes to our privacy policy.

Contact

Questions, comments and requests regarding this privacy policy are welcomed and should be addressed to info@ief.org.uk

Information About Our Use Of Cookies

Our website uses cookies to distinguish you from other users of our website. This helps us to provide you with a good experience when you browse our website and also allows us to improve our sites. By continuing to browse the sites, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. 

A cookie is a small file of letters and numbers that we store on your browser or the hard drive of your computer if you agree. Cookies contain information that is transferred to your computer's hard drive.

We use the following cookies: 

  • Strictly necessary cookies. These are cookies that are required for the operation of our websites. They include, for example, cookies that enable you to log into secure areas of our websites, use a shopping cart or make use of e-billing services. 
  • Analytical/performance cookies. They allow us to recognise and count the number of visitors and to see how visitors move around our website when they are using it. This helps us to improve the way our website works, for example, by ensuring that users are finding what they are looking for easily. 
  • Functionality cookies. These are used to recognise you when you return to our websites. This enables us to personalise our content for you, greet you by name and remember your preferences (for example, your choice of language or region).
  • Targeting cookies. These cookies record your visit to our website, the pages you have visited and the links you have followed. We will use this information to make our websites and the advertising displayed on it more relevant to your interests. We may also share this information with third parties for this purpose.

You can find more information about the individual cookies we use and the purposes for which we use them in the table below:

Cookie Name Purpose
PHP Session PHPSESSID This cookie creates a session on the webserver so we can remember you between pages and allow the registration process to be completed. We also track which pages you have visited and what searches you have done.
Cookie Consent cookieconsent_dismissed This cookie remembers if you have pressed the button in the cookie footer bar, so that you don't see it every time you visit the site.

 

Please note that third parties (including, for example, advertising networks and providers of external services like web traffic analysis services) may also use cookies, over which we have no control. These cookies are likely to be analytical/performance cookies or targeting cookies] 

You block cookies by activating the setting on your browser that allows you to refuse the setting of all or some cookies. However, if you use your browser settings to block all cookies (including essential cookies) you may not be able to access all or parts of our site. 

Except for essential cookies, all cookies will expire when your browser is closed or the session is ended.

This acceptable use policy sets out the terms between you and us under which you may access our websites www.ief.org.uk and www.integratemyschool.com (our sites). This acceptable use policy applies to all users of, and visitors to, our sites.

Your use of our sites means that you accept, and agree to abide by, all the policies in this acceptable use policy, which supplement our terms of website use

Our sites are operated by Integrated Education Fund (we/us). We are registered in Northern Ireland under company number NI636289 and Charity Number NIC104886. We have our registered office at 50 Bedford Street, Belfast, County Antrim BT2 7FW. Our main trading address is at Forestview, Purdy's Lane, BT8 7AR.

We are regulated by the Charity Commission for Northern Ireland and Companies House.

Prohibited Uses

You may use our sites only for lawful purposes. You may not use our sites:

  • In any way that breaches any applicable local, national or international law or regulation.
  • In any way that is unlawful or fraudulent, or has any unlawful or fraudulent purpose or effect.
  • For the purpose of harming or attempting to harm minors in any way.
  • To send, knowingly receive, upload, download, use or re-use any material which does not comply with our content standards below .
  • To transmit, or procure the sending of, any unsolicited or unauthorised advertising or promotional material or any other form of similar solicitation (spam).
  • To knowingly transmit any data, send or upload any material that contains viruses, Trojan horses, worms, time-bombs, keystroke loggers, spyware, adware or any other harmful programs or similar computer code designed to adversely affect the operation of any computer software or hardware.

You also agree:

  • Not to reproduce, duplicate, copy or re-sell any part of our sites in contravention of the provisions of our terms of website use .
  • Not to access without authority, interfere with, damage or disrupt:
    • any part of our sites;
    • any equipment or network on which our sites is stored; 
    • any software used in the provision of our sites; or 
    • any equipment or network or software owned or used by any third party.

 

Interactive Services

We may from time to time provide interactive services on our sites, including, without limitation:

  • Chat rooms.
  • Bulletin boards.
  • Platforms on which surveys competitions and petitions can be run . 

 

Where we do provide any interactive services, we will provide clear information to you about the kind of service offered, if it is moderated and what form of moderation is used (including whether it is human or technical).

We will do our best to assess any possible risks for users (and in particular, for children) from third parties when they use any interactive services provided on our sites, and we will decide in each case whether it is appropriate to use moderation of the relevant service (including what kind of moderation to use) in the light of those risks. However, we are under no obligation to oversee, monitor or moderate any interactive services we provide on our sites, and we expressly exclude our liability for any loss or damage arising from the use of any interactive services by a user in contravention of our content standards, whether the service is moderated or not. 

The use of any of our interactive services by a minor is subject to the consent of their parent or guardian. We advise parents who permit their children to use interactive services that it is important that they communicate with their children about their safety online, as moderation is not foolproof. Minors who are using any interactive services should be made aware of the potential risks to them. 

Where we do moderate interactive services, we will normally provide you with a means of contacting the moderator, should a concern or difficulty arise.

Content Standards

These content standards apply to any and all material which you contribute to our sites (contributions), and to any interactive services associated with it. 

You must comply with the spirit and the letter of the following standards. The standards apply to each part of any contributions as well as to their whole.

Contributions must:

  • Be accurate (where they state facts).
  • Be genuinely held (where they state opinions).
  • Comply with applicable law in the UK and in any country from which they are posted.

Contributions must not:

  • Contain any material which is defamatory of any person.
  • Contain any material which is obscene, offensive, hateful or inflammatory.
  • Promote sexually explicit material.
  • Promote violence.
  • Promote discrimination based on race, sex, religion, nationality, disability, sexual orientation or age.
  • Infringe any copyright, database right or trade mark of any other person.
  • Be likely to deceive any person.
  • Be made in breach of any legal duty owed to a third party, such as a contractual duty or a duty of confidence.
  • Promote any illegal activity.
  • Be threatening, abuse or invade another's privacy, or cause annoyance, inconvenience or needless anxiety.
  • Be likely to harass, upset, embarrass, alarm or annoy any other person.
  • Be used to impersonate any person, or to misrepresent your identity or affiliation with any person.
  • Give the impression that they emanate from us, if this is not the case.
  • Advocate, promote or assist any unlawful act such as (by way of example only) copyright infringement or computer misuse.

Suspension And Termination

We will determine, in our discretion, whether there has been a breach of this acceptable use policy through your use of our sites. When a breach of this policy has occurred, we may take such action as we deem appropriate. 

Failure to comply with this acceptable use policy constitutes a material breach of the terms of use upon which you are permitted to use our sites, and may result in our taking all or any of the following actions:

  • Immediate, temporary or permanent withdrawal of your right to use our sites.
  • Immediate, temporary or permanent removal of any posting or material uploaded by you to our sites.
  • Issue of a warning to you.
  • Legal proceedings against you for reimbursement of all costs on an indemnity basis (including, but not limited to, reasonable administrative and legal costs) resulting from the breach.
  • Further legal action against you.
  • Disclosure of such information to law enforcement authorities as we reasonably feel is necessary.

We exclude liability for actions taken in response to breaches of this acceptable use policy. The responses described in this policy are not limited, and we may take any other action we reasonably deem appropriate.

Changes To The Acceptable Use Policy

We may revise this acceptable use policy at any time by amending this page. You are expected to check this page from time to time to take notice of any changes we make, as they are legally binding on you. Some of the provisions contained in this acceptable use policy may also be superseded by provisions or notices published elsewhere on our sites.