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Privacy Policy


We are committed to ensuring the privacy and accuracy of your confidential information. We do not share personal information gathered from our Web servers, unless required by the applicable laws of New Zealand.

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Our Web servers generate logs that contain the following information:

  • Internet address of computer being used
  • Web pages requested
  • Referring Web page
  • Browser used
  • Date and Time
  • Country of origin

In addition, our Moodle, Elgg (My IB Computing) and Mediawiki installations (for online PD courses, your blogs and tags, teacher-supplied worksheets and other resources and revision courses) generate logs containing:

  • A unique identifier for each user
  • Date and time of access to resources
  • Details of resources accessed

The data is used in by system administrators to improve performance and to monitor the activities of learners on our sites.


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Security and Accuracy of Confidential Information

We take all possible precautions to make sure your personal data is as secure and accurate as it can possibly be.

We do not pass on any of your information to any third party.

Forums, Blogs, Chats and other user-generated content

Any messages and other postings that are made on this and related sites become available to administrators and other users logged into the same areas as you. Be mindful when posting of the dangers of disclosing your confidential information in such places.

This should never be neccessary and, should anyone ask you for personal details, please contact the immediately.

This document is designed to:

  • To educate users about privacy issues
  • To inform users about privacy policies in effect on this site.

This means all parts of the site, including the interactive parts.

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Questions or problems related to this web site should be addressed to Richard Jones who asserts his right to be identified as the author and owner of these materials - unless otherwise indicated. Please feel free to use the material presented here and to create links to it for non-commercial purposes; an acknowledgement of the source is required by the Creative Commons licence. Use of materials from this site is conditional upon your having read the additional terms of use on the about page and the Creative Commons Licence. View privacy policy.

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This page was last modified: October 28, 2013