Privacy policy

Insight aims to provide a secure and safe environment for all users. The following privacy policy has been compiled to respect and better serve all users, and to inform them of how their personal data is being handled online. Users are invited to read our Privacy policy carefully, to get a clear understanding of how the Insight2act.net platform collects, manages, protects and otherwise handles any personal data, and how users of the platform may exercise their rights.
For all queries regarding the Insight2act.net platform, users are kindly requested to use the contact details provided here-above.

What is personal data, and what data is collected from people visiting our website or blog?
Personal data is information that can be used on its own or with other information to identify, contact, or locate a single person, or to identify an individual within a given context.

Registration is not obligatory, although only registered users will be able to post content on the Insight2act.net site. If you choose to register, you will be asked to enter a user name and your email address. Certain other details such as name, gender, age bracket, may be requested as appropriate and necessary if you wish, for example, to take part in a survey or a competition conducted via our site.

How do we use your information?

The information collected from you would be use only to:
• improve our website by providing information and content that will better serve user needs
• administer a survey, contest (for distribution of prizes), or other site feature.
• enable users to post ratings and reviews of content such as resources.

Use of cookies
Cookies are small files that a site or its service provider transfers, with user’s permission, to the user’s computer hard drive through a web browser. Cookies enable the website to recognize your browser and capture and remember certain information e.g. login, language, font size and other display preferences. This means that users don’t need to re-enter such data each time they come back to the site or browse from one page to another.

The Insight2act.net website uses only a very limited number of cookies:
User preferences: cookies help to provide a more personalised user experience, as described above.
Analytics: by means of a web analytics tool, cookies help us to compile aggregate data about site traffic and site interaction in the aim of offering better site experiences and tools to users in the future. Web analytics tools collect information anonymously, and reports website trends without identifying individual visitors.

Users can choose to turn off all cookies through their browser settings, to prevent cookies from being placed, receive a warning whenever a cookie is being sent, and/or delete all cookies that are already on their computer. As every browser is a little different, it is necessary to look at the browser's Help Menu to find out how to modify the cookies settings. It is important, however, to note that when cookies are turned off, it may be necessary to manually adjust some preferences at every visit to a site, and some services and functionalities may not work.
For further details about controlling and/or deleting cookies, see aboutcookies.org.

Third-party disclosure
We do not sell, trade, or otherwise transfer your personal data to external parties.

 

 

 

 

Council of Europe recommendations to member states on child rights

The Council of Europe has just published a press release on Recommendations made to member States on children’s rights in the digital environment. They align closely to the rights and expectations more than 4000 young people have expressed in the recent Insight publication, "GDPR - young Europeans have their say

 

 

Young Europeans "have their say" on GDPR in a scrap book

Through memes, posters, mind-maps and quotes, young Europeans share their thoughts on privacy, online rights & responsibilities, parents, selfies, drones... and on the EU's General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) requirement for 16-year olds* to get parental consent before their personal data can be processed! *Note: a few countries have legislated to lower this age to 13, 14 or 15.  

16 May: Facebook released today its Preliminary Report on Community Standards Enforcement

The Report breaks down violations by category: graphic violence, adult nudity and sexual activity, terrorist propaganda (ISIS, al-Qaeda and affiliates), hate speech, spam and fake accounts. See also Larry Magid's interesting article on the report. 

Information & digital literacy tutorials

The University of Sheffield offers interesting and very informative tutorials not only for students but for people of all ages on important literacy issues such as researching online, checking sources, mindmapping... at https://www.sheffield.ac.uk/library/idlt/preentry

Children and technology, myths and perspectives

Two interesting, balanced news articles that appeared this week discuss the wellbeing of children growing up with social media, and analyse some of the media hype around Facebook's Messenger for Kids. Read what Dr Chris Ferguson, Fellow at the American Psychologists Association, and Anne Collier, Editor of NetFamilyNews, have to say.

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