INTO TeacherConnect is committed to processing all personal information in accordance with the General Data Protection Regulation (EU) (2016/679) (herein GDPR), Irish Data Protection Laws and any other relevant data protection laws and codes of conduct (herein collectively referred to as ‘the data protection laws’).
INTO TeacherConnect (TeacherConnect) is an online service provided by the Irish National Teachers' Organisation (INTO) to INTO members access to INTO’s Job Sharer and Temporary Reassignment advertising service. The INTO is a data controller under the data protection laws.
Please read this statement carefully to understand the views and practices of TeacherConnect regarding personal data.
This policy is under regular review. Please check this page for any policy updates.
Should TeacherConnect need to process your data in a new way, we will only do so after conducting a Data Privacy Impact Assessment.
he collection of personal data is a fundamental part of providing the service offered by TeacherConnect and we therefore have specific measures and controls in place to ensure that we comply with the conditions outlined in the data protection laws.
TeacherConnect must have a lawful basis to collect and use personal information. These legal bases are explained below:
We use your personal information for our legitimate interests as outlined below. You have a right to object to this processing at any time:
We need to collect and use your personal data for you to:
The personal data collected from you when you sign-up to the TeacherConnect website includes:
The uses, for the personal data TeacherConnect collect, are outlined below:
None of this information is associated with the user as an individual. Please read our Cookies Policy for further details.
If we process your personal data based on consent, you have the right to withdraw that consent at any time.
All TeacherConnect users can opt out at any stage by deactivating (temporarily) or deleting (permanently) their account. Alternatively, please contact us as follows:
Currently we do not employ Automated Decision-Making including Profiling.
We get your personal data directly from you when you create a profile on the TeacherConnect website. Additionally, we get first name last name and email from our central INTO database every time you login.
As set out above, INTO is committed to respecting the privacy of your personal data, and to process such data in accordance with the data protection laws. It is important to know we do not sell your personal data.
We rely on trusted third parties to perform a range of business operations on our behalf. We only provide them with the information they need to perform the service, and we require that they do not use your personal data for any other purpose. We will always use our best efforts to make sure that all third parties we work with will keep your personal data secure. Examples include:
The legal basis for this sharing is our legitimate interests as outlined below:
The INTO may disclose information when legally compelled to do so; in other words, when, in good faith, it is believed that the law requires it or for the protection of the INTO’s legal rights.
In other circumstances we may disclose if we have your consent or we are permitted to do so by law.
In general, the personal data that we collect from you is not transferred to, accessed in, nor stored at a destination outside the European Economic Area (EEA). However, in certain cases, it may be necessary for us to transfer data to servers located outside of the EEA. The privacy protections in these jurisdictions may not be equivalent to those in Europe. We will only transfer personal data outside of the EEA where permitted to do so by European law and we will take steps to ensure that the personal information continues to enjoy appropriate protections.
Accounts:TeacherConnect holds all personal data of active accounts until the account has been deactivated. Deactivated TeacherConnect accounts or inactive accounts are deleted in August of each year.
Adverts: TeacherConnect holds all personal data of active/inactive adverts until inactive adverts are deleted in August of each year. An email reminder will be sent around to all account holders before to notify users of the annual deletion.
INTO takes data privacy seriously. We are committed to keeping your personal data secure and taking all reasonable precautions to do so. We deploy appropriate organisational and technical security measures to keep personal information secure and we contractually require that trusted third parties who handle your personal data for us do the same.
We always do our best to protect your personal data and once we have received your personal data we use strict procedures and security to try to prevent unauthorised access.
Unfortunately, no data transmission over the Internet can be guaranteed to be 100% secure. As a result, while the INTO strives to protect all users’ personal information, the INTO cannot ensure or warrant the security of any information transmitted to the INTO via the Internet - users do so at their own risk. Once the INTO receives users’ transmissions, we take all practicable steps, in accordance with high standards of security, to ensure its security on the INTO’s system.
You have the following rights with regards to the personal data we hold on you:
To exercise these rights please contact INTO at the contact details outlined below. Please include details to assist us to locate your personal data e.g. your name, school roll number and INTO membership number.
If you have any questions or concerns about how we treat and use your personal data, or would like to exercise any of your rights as outlined above, please contact our Data Protection Officer at firstname.lastname@example.org or by writing to us at:
Irish National Teachers’ Organization
Data Protection Officer
35, Parnell Square
Dublin 1 - DO1 ET35
NTO will endeavour to address any data related concerns or complaints that you may have, however, if you would like to direct your complaint/concerns to the Data Protection Commissioner (for Republic of Ireland), the contact details are:
Data Protection Commissioner – Republic of Ireland
Canal House – Station Road
R32 AP23 Co Laois
21 Fitzwilliam Square
Dublin 2 - DO2 RD28
Telephone: 057 8684800/0761 104 800