1. Automatic collection of information (necessary to operate a website)
As with most websites, when you open the ECE Reform website, our servers automatically record information that your browser sends. The data may include information such as your device's IP address, browser type and version, operating system type and version, language preferences or the webpage you were visiting before you came to the ECE Reform website and Services, pages of the ECE Reform website and Services that you visit, the time spent on those pages, information you search for on the ECE Reform website, access times and dates, and other statistics.
This information collected automatically, is used only to identify potential cases of abuse and establish statistical information regarding the usage and traffic of the ECE Reform website. This statistical information is not otherwise aggregated in such a way that would identify any particular user of the system.
2. Collection of personal information
You can access and use some functions of the ECE Reform website without telling us who you are or revealing any information by which someone could identify you as a specific, identifiable individual. If you choose to join ECE Reform, you will be asked to provide certain Personal Information. We receive and store any information you knowingly provide to us when you join us, publish content, or fill any online forms on the ECE Reform website. When required, this information may include the following:
Personal details such as name and address.
Contact information such as email address.
Account details such as user name, unique user ID, password.
Occupational group and qualification status (e.g. ECE teacher, qualified)
Payment information (for donations) such as credit card details, bank details, (held securely by our payment service provider).
Any other materials you willingly submit to us such as articles, images, feedback, etc.
You can choose not to provide us with your Personal Information, but then you will not be able to use some of the features on the ECE Reform website. Users who are uncertain about what information is mandatory are welcome to contact us.
3. Use and processing of collected information, other than for payment purposes
Section 3 below does not apply to payment services. See Section 4 for billing and payments.
ECE Reform is designed as an organisation to bring a collective voice to government. This means that we need to know who our members are, so that our representation can be legitimately described (e.g. number of members, their occupational roles, how much of the country we cover with our membership). This information can be provided to the government either as anonymised data, or as lists of individual members by name, occupation, and general (not suburb or street address) geographic location, if individuals consent to that level of information provision. No Personal Information that could identify you as an individual will be divulged without your permission.
We also need to collect and use certain Personal Information for the administration of the ECE Reform website. Information we collect from you may be used, as appropriate, for the following purposes:
Communication to government or other agencies indicating support for ECE Reform documents
Create and manage user accounts
Communicating with members
Sending administrative information
Responding to inquiries
Requesting user feedback
Improve user experience
Enforcing terms and conditions and policies (e.g. limitations on posted content)
Protecting the site from abuse and malicious users
Responding to legal requests and preventing harm
ECE Reform does not sell any products or services, and does not become involved in commercial marketing. Your Personal Information will not be used by ECE Reform for any of these purposes.
Processing your Personal Information depends on how you interact with the ECE Reform website, and if one of the following applies:
You have given your consent for one or more specific purposes
Provision of information is necessary for the performance of an agreement with you
Processing is necessary for compliance with a legal obligation
Processing is necessary for the purposes of the legitimate interests pursued by us or by a third party.
4. Billing and payments
5. Disclosure of information
We may contract with other companies for services necessary for ECE Reform operation, for example Wix.com Inc , who provide the web platform for this website. Information provided to third parties will be limited to Personal Information they need only in order to perform their designated functions, and we do not authorise them to use or disclose Personal Information for their own marketing or other purposes. We do not share Personal Information with unaffiliated third parties.
We will disclose any Personal Information we collect, use or receive if required or permitted by law, such as to comply with a subpoena, or similar legal process, and when we believe in good faith that disclosure is necessary to protect our rights, protect your safety or the safety of others, investigate fraud, or respond to a government request.
6. Retention of information
We will retain and use your Personal Information for the period necessary to comply with our legal obligations, resolve disputes, and enforce our agreements unless a longer retention period is required or permitted by law. We may use any aggregated data derived from or incorporating your Personal Information after you update or delete it, but not in a manner that would identify you personally. Once the retention period expires, Personal Information shall be deleted. Therefore, the right to access, the right to erasure, the right to rectification and the right to data portability cannot be enforced after the expiration of the retention period.
7. The rights of users
You may exercise certain rights regarding your information processed by us. In particular, you have the right to do the following:
You have the right to withdraw consent where you have previously given your consent to the processing of your information, (although information has already been published, for example, as part of a proposal submitted to Government, cannot be rescinded).
You have the right to object to the processing of your information if the processing is carried out on a legal basis other than consent;
You have the right to learn if information is being processed by us, obtain disclosure regarding certain aspects of the processing and obtain a copy of the information undergoing processing;
You have the right to verify the accuracy of your information and ask for it to be updated or corrected;
You have the right, under certain circumstances, to restrict the processing of your information, in which case, we will not process your information for any purpose other than storing it;
You have the right, under certain circumstances, to obtain the erasure of your Personal Information from us;
You have the right to receive your information in a structured, commonly used and machine readable format and, if technically feasible, to have it transmitted to another controller without any hindrance.
This provision is applicable provided that your information is processed by automated means and that the processing is based on your consent, on a contract which you are part of or on pre-contractual obligations thereof.
8. Privacy of children
While ECE Reform advocates for children's rights, it is not intended that children will be members. Membership is restricted to persons 16 years of age or older, to avoid membership voting that may be the result of parental influence.
The ECE Reform website and Services use "cookies" to help personalize your online experience. A cookie is a text file that is placed on your hard disk by a web page server. Cookies cannot be used to run programs or deliver viruses to your computer. Cookies are uniquely assigned to you, and can only be read by a web server in the domain that issued the cookie to you.
10. Do Not Track signals
Some browsers incorporate a Do Not Track feature that signals to websites you visit that you do not want to have your online activity tracked. Tracking is not the same as using or collecting information in connection with a website. For these purposes, tracking refers to collecting personally identifiable information from consumers who use or visit a website or online service as they move across different websites over time. The ECE Reform website and Services do not track its visitors over time and across third party websites. However, some third party sites may keep track of your browsing activities when they serve you content, which enables them to tailor what they present to you.
ECE Reform Management will not disclose Personal Information by which you can be identified as an individual, to any affiliated organisation, except as explicitly permitted by you when supporting an ECE Reform document.
12. Email communication
We may offer electronic newsletters to which you may voluntarily subscribe at any time. We are committed to keeping your e-mail address confidential and will not disclose your email address to any third parties except as allowed in the information use and processing section or for the purposes of utilising a third party provider to send such emails. We will maintain the information sent via e-mail in accordance with applicable laws and regulations.
In compliance with the CAN-SPAM Act, all e-mails sent from us will clearly state who the e-mail is from and provide clear information on how to contact the sender. You may choose to stop receiving our general member emails by following the unsubscribe instructions included in these emails or by contacting us. However, you will continue to receive essential transactional emails.
13. Links to other resources
The ECE Reform website may contain links to other resources that are not owned or controlled by us. Please be aware that we are not responsible for the privacy practices of such other resources or third parties. We encourage you to be aware when you leave the ECE Reform website to read the privacy statements of each and every resource that may collect Personal Information.
14. Information security
We secure information you provide on computer servers in a controlled, secure environment, protected from unauthorized access, use, or disclosure. We maintain reasonable administrative, technical, and physical safeguards in an effort to protect against unauthorised access, use, modification, and disclosure of Personal Information in its control and custody. However, no data transmission over the Internet or wireless network can be guaranteed. Therefore, while we strive to protect your Personal Information, you acknowledge that:
There are security and privacy limitations of the Internet which are beyond our control;
The security, integrity, and privacy of any and all information and data exchanged between you and the ECE Reform website and Services cannot be guaranteed; and
Any such information and data may be viewed or tampered with in transit by a third party, despite best efforts.
The ECE Reform website is hosted on the Wix.com platform. Your data may be stored through Wix.com’s data storage, databases and the general Wix.com applications. They store your data on secure servers behind a firewall.
All direct payment gateways offered by Wix.com and used by ECE Reform adhere to the standards set by PCI-DSS as managed by the PCI Security Standards Council, which is a joint effort of brands like Visa, MasterCard, American Express and Discover. PCI-DSS requirements help ensure the secure handling of credit card information by our store and its service providers.
15. Data breach
In the event we become aware that the security of the ECE Reform website and Services has been compromised or users Personal Information has been disclosed to unrelated third parties as a result of external activity, including, but not limited to, security attacks or fraud, we reserve the right to take reasonably appropriate measures, including, but not limited to, investigation and reporting, as well as notification to and cooperation with law enforcement authorities. In the event of a data breach, we will make reasonable efforts to notify affected individuals if we believe that there is a reasonable risk of harm to the user as a result of the breach or if notice is otherwise required by law. When we do, we will send you an email.
16. Changes and amendments
We reserve the right to modify this Policy or its terms relating to the ECE Reform website and Services from time to time in our discretion and will notify you of any material changes to the way in which we treat Personal Information. When we do, we will revise the updated date at the bottom of this page. We may also provide notice to you in other ways in our discretion, such as through contact information you have provided. Any updated version of this Policy will be effective immediately upon the posting of the revised Policy unless otherwise specified. Your continued use of the ECE Reform website and Services after the effective date of the revised Policy (or such other act specified at that time) will constitute your consent to those changes. However, we will not, without your consent, use your Personal Information in a manner materially different than what was stated at the time your Personal Information was collected.
17. Acceptance of this policy
By accessing and using the ECE Reform website and Services you acknowledge that you have read this Policy and agree to all its terms and conditions, and agree to be bound by this Policy. If you do not agree to abide by the terms of this Policy, you are not authorised to access or use the ECE Reform website and Services.
18. Contacting us
If you would like to contact us to understand more about this Policy or wish to contact us concerning any matter relating to individual rights and your Personal Information, you may send an email to
This document was last updated on January 19, 2021.