GTCNI Privacy Policy

Privacy Policy GTCNI

By accessing any part of our website, or opening any emails that we send to you, you will be deemed to have accepted the terms set out below.

General disclaimer

The material we publish on our website is designed to provide general information only, so we cannot accept responsibility for its use. Whilst every effort has been made to ensure that the information provided is accurate, it does not constitute legal or other professional advice.

We do not take responsibility for pages that are maintained by other organisations and are linked to our website.


We own the copyright of the information published by us on our website. You may use and reproduce this information provided that you do so fairly, non-commercially and acknowledge us as the source where you supply the information to others.

How we use your information

Your information will be added to the GTCNI's database. It may be used to send you news summaries, invitations to events and other registration updates. We also track what content you use to help inform us about what topics are of interest to you so that we can improve our content communication service with you. The General Teaching Council for Northern Ireland, is responsible for controlling any information that you provide to us. We believe it is very important to respect your privacy - we keep your personal information secure and use it only in the ways that we tell you. If you visit our websites, our servers may collect limited information about you during your visit, including the IP address from which you are accessing the server. Our websites also use cookies. Find out more on the use of cookies on our websites. If you apply to register with us or make an enquiry, we may use your information to:

Receiving digital content by email  

If you have given us your email address at the time of registration, or at a corporate presentation/event, or by phone indicating an interest in receiving electronic communications you may on occasion receive these.  The General Teaching Council for Northern Ireland as a statutory body is required to communicate with all registered teachers. However, If you have received digital content in error, please contact [email protected] +44(0)28 9033 3390

Use of cookies on our websites 

Cookies are small text files that are placed on your computer by websites that you visit. They are widely used in order to make websites work, or work more efficiently, as well as to provide information to the owners of the site.

Our websites use cookies to log your progress through the site and record how you accessed the site. We do not collect any personal information about you in this way.

Most web browsers allow some control of cookies through the browser settings.

Business privacy policy 

This privacy policy sets out how GTCNI uses and protects any information that you give [General Teaching Council for Northern Ireland] when you use this website.

GTCNI is committed to ensuring that your privacy is protected. Should we ask you to provide certain information by which you can be identified when using this website, then you can be assured that it will only be used in accordance with this privacy statement.

GTCNI may change this policy from time to time by updating this page. You should check this page from time to time to ensure that you are happy with any changes. This policy is effective from 16 December 2013.


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. 

How we use cookies 

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.

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. Therefore, we cannot be responsible for the protection and privacy of any information which you provide whilst visiting such sites and such sites are 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

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. We may use your personal information to send you promotional information about third parties which we think you may find interesting if you tell us that you wish this to happen.

You may request details of personal information which we hold about you under the Data Protection Act 1998. A small fee will be payable. If you would like a copy of the information held on you please write to the GTCNI.

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, at the above address. We will promptly correct any information found to be incorrect.